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Unread 02-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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2014 Diesel Grand Cherokee

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review. Why didn't they make this in a v8?

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Unread 02-24-2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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Probably because...

"The grunt is enough to imbue the diesel Grand Cherokee with the same towing capacities—7400 pounds with rear-wheel drive, 7200 with four-wheel drive—as the 5.7-liter V-8 model. Of perhaps equal importance, of course, are fuel-economy ratings. Jeep pegs the rear-drive EcoDiesel at 22 mpg city/30 highway; opting for four driven wheels sacrifices 1 mpg in the city and 2 on the highway. Range is said to be more than 730 miles"...
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Unread 02-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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Probably because...

"The grunt is enough to imbue the diesel Grand Cherokee with the same towing capacities—7400 pounds with rear-wheel drive, 7200 with four-wheel drive—as the 5.7-liter V-8 model. Of perhaps equal importance, of course, are fuel-economy ratings. Jeep pegs the rear-drive EcoDiesel at 22 mpg city/30 highway; opting for four driven wheels sacrifices 1 mpg in the city and 2 on the highway. Range is said to be more than 730 miles"...
I can understand, the same with less, but why not more with the same? Guess thelarger market is the v6 and if that is successful, a v8 can come later.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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I really see no need for a v8 diesel in a grand, people who want that much power are going to get a truck, and the v6 is putting out like 450ish foot pounds of torque
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Unread 02-24-2013, 05:19 PM   #5
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I was beside one (with mfg plates) and i talked to the driver, she said it had plenty of get up and go, more than the old mercedes 3 L diesel.
One think i did notice, its not a quiet one, it was clackety clackety, just like a truck.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #6
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whatre they thinking on a price tag for it and who makes the diesel?
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Cummins....
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Unread 04-01-2013, 10:55 PM   #8
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No need for a v8 it will probably be a straight 6. My guess...
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Unread 04-01-2013, 11:17 PM   #9
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They look uglier and uglier.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:25 PM   #10
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They look uglier and uglier.
^^I agree.

The GC historically was so easy to recognize on the road - it stood out (in a good way) - you knew exactly what it was. The new GCs look a lot like other midsize SUVs/crossovers - Acura MDX, Ford Explorer, etc.

I hope Jeep doesn't change the looks of the Wrangler.....that would be sacrilege.
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I have a 2008 CRD and my informal seat-of-the-pants dynomometer when test driving the hemi and CRD told me the CRD has better get up and go. The Hemi may do better once you are past 60 MPH, but I rarely drive that fast.



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I was beside one (with mfg plates) and i talked to the driver, she said it had plenty of get up and go, more than the old mercedes 3 L diesel.
One think i did notice, its not a quiet one, it was clackety clackety, just like a truck.
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Cummins....
Nope, it a VM Motori Italian engine.
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http://www.dieselpowermag.com/tech/1...diesel_engine/

Here's a version Banks engineering is working on. Am I the only one totally stoked about this engine? It's kind of an engineering marvel.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #14
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“Our initial build will be 240 hp and close to 500 lb ft with an engine weight under 500 pounds,” reports Banks.

That excites me, but I have a feeling these engines will garner more excitement for the wrangler rubicon crowd.
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