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jpchurch34
February 16th, 2013, 09:45 AM
http://www.egmcartech.com/2013/02/14/report-jeep-wrangler-diesel-is-next-target-after-grand-cherokee-diesel-in-us/

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hemrides
February 16th, 2013, 10:53 AM
I wonder what the price tag will be.

Ms.ZJ
February 16th, 2013, 01:55 PM
Service advisor at our local dealership says its going to be about the same as a fully loaded Grand Cherokee

timbercruiser
February 16th, 2013, 09:21 PM
And then a pickup?

MattS
February 16th, 2013, 10:01 PM
Heard about the Grand Cherokee and the Ram 1500 and that made me happy but now a diesel Wrangler absolutely makes my day! :woot:

Greenway
February 17th, 2013, 05:42 PM
Great. Now that I am retiring and can't afford to buy one...

Coyote Red
February 17th, 2013, 10:32 PM
I asked a friend who is a driver at the proving grounds and be said he is not allowed to comment.......... Take it for what you want.

Renegade II
February 18th, 2013, 09:43 AM
They don't do too good of a job hiding it. I see M plate Mopar & Fiat products in various stages of camouflage come by here all the time. At least twice I've seen diesel JK's

phittie1100
February 18th, 2013, 10:04 AM
There is a road-testing company located in N Oakland County that contracts primarily with Fiat/Chrysler - they run the cars XXXX miles then give them back for more testing. We see them on a pretty regular basis, 5-8 Fiats, Chryslers or Jeeps running nose to tail up and down I75. Thought we had smelled diesel a couple of times, but they did not have badges.

Ms.ZJ
February 18th, 2013, 11:42 AM
I was also told that seeing a diesel JK is very dependent of how well the diesel Grands sell.

Renegade II
February 18th, 2013, 01:23 PM
There is a road-testing company located in N Oakland County that contracts primarily with Fiat/Chrysler - they run the cars XXXX miles then give them back for more testing. We see them on a pretty regular basis, 5-8 Fiats, Chryslers or Jeeps running nose to tail up and down I75. Thought we had smelled diesel a couple of times, but they did not have badges.

Yup, sounds like what zips through the area on M83, M46, M15 & M81 all the time. They usually stop at the Beacon & Bridges gas station on M15 at M81 to grab munchies or mark off stuff on clipboards. Last time I saw them there with Jeeps I told them to put a hemi in a JK. We'll see how we'll that works, ha!

fishyOO7
February 20th, 2013, 02:34 PM
If I may also comment, the durability vehicles that run around on the highways are also Euro Spec vehicles with diesels.... Just to help confuse the matter.

hemrides
February 21st, 2013, 07:39 AM
Great. Now that I am retiring and can't afford to buy one...

Just wait 3 yrs when they come off lease...but the price will still be well above $30K

Creative Fab
February 21st, 2013, 09:50 AM
And now the price of diesel is out of control, $4.30 here.

oz97tj
February 21st, 2013, 04:26 PM
Two years ago I was salivating at the hopes of a diesel but now with a decent motor, the 3.6, and with fuel costs so ridiculous for diesel I just dont really care anymore.

I suppose if it turned out to be some real powerhouse then maybe but the numbers im seeing doing make it appear to be much better than the gasser. Also with all the emissions crap they choke diesels with now Id bet it wont be getting much better fuel economy than a comparable gasser either. Jeep missed the boat in my opinion.

Greenway
February 21st, 2013, 10:31 PM
I would still love one for towing the camper

phittie1100
February 22nd, 2013, 08:35 AM
I would still love one for towing the camper

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oz97tj
February 22nd, 2013, 11:11 AM
Maybe. Assuming its worth a damn. Ive read various statements from thw guys overseas who say their diesels are slugs.

Ms.ZJ
February 22nd, 2013, 04:52 PM
Two years ago I was salivating at the hopes of a diesel but now with a decent motor, the 3.6, and with fuel costs so ridiculous for diesel I just dont really care anymore.

I suppose if it turned out to be some real powerhouse then maybe but the numbers im seeing doing make it appear to be much better than the gasser. Also with all the emissions crap they choke diesels with now Id bet it wont be getting much better fuel economy than a comparable gasser either. Jeep missed the boat in my opinion.

"The Grand Cherokee's 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V-6 engine promises 240 horsepower and the ability to tow up to 7,400 pounds. It's expected to get 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models, and 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for 4x4 models."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/01/14/2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-diesel-gets-30-mpg/#ixzz2LfBH39yj
240 hp = not so impressive
I cant imagine the wrangler would be much different.

oz97tj
February 22nd, 2013, 08:56 PM
"The Grand Cherokee's 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V-6 engine promises 240 horsepower and the ability to tow up to 7,400 pounds. It's expected to get 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models, and 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for 4x4 models."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/01/14/2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-diesel-gets-30-mpg/#ixzz2LfBH39yj
240 hp = not so impressive
I cant imagine the wrangler would be much different.

Not the same motor that the wrangler will be getting. Or at least speculators in the know claim. And no 240 hp isnt impressive but its the torque of a diese that can be. Without looking it up, that motor you mentioned has somewhere around 400 ft lbs which would be nice but again thats not the motor we get. Supposedly we are looking at the 2.8 4 cyl which doesn't really put much more down than the 3.6 gasser. Combined with emissions I dont see it getting as good of fuel economy and itll likely cost more. Whats the point in all that?

Id love to see Jeep wow us with something but thus doesnt appear to be it.

Ms.ZJ
February 23rd, 2013, 07:35 AM
Maybe the Grand Wagoneer they talk about in the video will bring that wow.
...but, I'm not holding my breath for that either.