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Grand CherokeePossible Diesel SRT Grand Cherokee?
Posted by mike on 2006/4/4 5:26:00 (1361) reads

One of our readers gave us a heads-up on this article from about a possible diesel-based SRT Grand Cherokee.

The information comes from an interview with Michael Accavitti, Director of SRT Product Planning and Marketing for DaimlerChrysler:

"I can imagine an SRT with diesel if it could deliver the essential five points of an SRT vehicle: a gorgeous exterior, awesome power, a performance-orientated interior, great braking and excellent ride and handling."

A recent visit to Europe convinced him that there would be no problem with any of the above. He said: "The torque of the Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 CRD is unbelievable, it gives the impression of so much power. I drove a Mercedes E320 CDi with the 3-litre diesel V6 home and it was one of those cars where you deliberately catch the red lights so you can accelerate away!"

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Posted: 2006/4/4 11:35  Updated: 2006/4/4 11:35
Home away from home
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 Re: Possible Diesel SRT Grand Cherokee?
Was it the BlueTec Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 diesel?

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Posted: 2006/4/4 10:12  Updated: 2006/4/4 10:12
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 Re: Possible Diesel SRT Grand Cherokee?
Well, maybe with a V-8 Diesel. Look, the SRT-8 models are not practical with $3.00/gal fuel costs. The C/D review of the SRT-8 was not particularly favorable--it's a highly irrational purchase unless you're a gazillionaire. I'm looking forward to the 3.0 CDI here; I just hope that it comes with the Dynamic Handling System, because the skid pad scores without it are dismal.

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Posted: 2006/4/4 9:23  Updated: 2006/4/4 9:23
Home away from home
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 Re: Possible Diesel SRT Grand Cherokee?
As long as they don't lower it and put 24's on it. We don't need it to become a Hummer Alpha.
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