Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel announced for Europe

Jeep has announced plans to offer a new 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine for European Grand Cherokees.

While it has the same displacement as the previous Mercedes-sourced oil burner, the new engine is built by VM Motori and features MultiJet II technology. Two versions will be offered and the entry-level variant produces 190 PS (140 kW / 188 hp) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque.

If you want something more powerful, the high-output version cranks out 241 PS (177 kW / 237 hp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. It also has a combined fuel economy rating of 8.3 L/100km (28.3 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 218 g/km.

In other news, Jeep will use the Geneva Motor Show to introduce the 70th Anniversary Edition Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited and Compass. Both Wranglers have a unique exterior with brushed aluminum sill plates, special badging, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, the cabin is outfitted with Dark Olive seats (with perforated leather inserts), satin-chrome trim, and Berber floor mats.

Likewise, the Patriot has Dark Slate seats (with perforated leather inserts), a premium infotainment system (with GPS navigation), Berber floor mats, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Check out the press release for additional information

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Motor show Geneva Motor Show
Automaker Jeep
Article type Special Editions
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