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WranglerIntroducting the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler
Posted by mike on 2006/1/9 6:08:05 (10960) reads

Jeep® introduces the all-new 2007 Wrangler, the most capable off-road vehicle in the world – and more.

A direct descendent of the original Jeep — the 1941 Willys MB — the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler evolves from more than 65 years of legendary 4x4 leadership. Building on the successful, original Jeep formula with an all-new frame, exterior and interior design, engine, and safety and convenience features, Jeep Wrangler delivers more capability, interior space and comfort, refinement, power and open-air fun.

"The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler blazes a trail no other vehicle can follow," said Jeff Bell, Vice President – Jeep, Chrysler Group. "Just as it did when it first debuted in 1941, Jeep Wrangler sets a new benchmark in off-road capability.

"With more off-road capability, more versatility, more power, more on-road refinement, and more comfort and space, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler continues its legacy as the Jeep brand icon. Simply put, it is the best Jeep Wrangler ever," added Bell.

Offered in three models — Wrangler X, Sahara and Rubicon — the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is lean, rugged and simple, achieving best-in-class off-road capability while delivering a true open-air driving experience. With solid axles, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable and convertible tops, Jeep Wrangler retains the brand's coveted core values of freedom, adventure, mastery and authenticity.

With dozens of different top, door and windshield combinations, nine unique exterior colors and available 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler provides a customized appearance for a variety of customers.

More Legendary Off-road Capability

From ground clearance to articulation to traction, Jeep engineers focused on more than 50 functional objectives during development of the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The result is the ultimate "out-of-the-box" off-road vehicle with all the necessary features to "go anywhere and do anything."

"Re-engineered and redesigned from the ground up, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is the most capable Wrangler in its 65-year history," said Mike Donoughe, Vice President – Body-on-frame Product Team. "With more ground clearance, better wheel articulation and advanced off-road hardware, Jeep Wrangler is designed to tackle the toughest off-road obstacles."

Improved ground clearance, combined with short front and rear overhangs, enables the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler to navigate the world's most challenging off-road trails, especially severe inclines. A boulder-friendly approach angle of 44.3 degrees and breakover angle of 25.4 degrees, along with a 40.4 degree departure angle, once again make the 2007 Jeep Wrangler the most formidable off-roader.

Providing unmatched wheel articulation and durability, Jeep Wrangler X and Sahara models feature an enhanced Dana 30 front axle and Dana 35 rear axle. For the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model, heavy-duty front and rear axles are both Dana 44s, which feature numerous improvements. With the optional trailer tow package, a Dana 44 rear axle is standard on all media. Providing significant underbody protection are three skid plates — protecting the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan.

For the first time, Jeep Wrangler offers an electronic-disconnecting front stabilizer bar — Active Sway Bar System (ASBS) — delivering additional wheel travel for traversing the toughest trails. As a result, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler boasts a 652 Ramp Travel Index (RTI — a measurement of a vehicle's suspension articulation) with the front stabilizer bar engaged and an 832 RTI with the front stabilizer bar disconnected — a 28 percent increase.

Jeep Wrangler X and Sahara models feature the second-generation Command-Trac® NV241, part-time, two-speed transfer case, featuring a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, a Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.

The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model features an Off-Road Rock-Trac™ NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio, as well as electric front- and rear-axle lockers and 32-inch B.F. Goodrich Off-Road tires.

More On-road Refinement

While improving its legendary 4x4 Jeep capability, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler offers enhanced on-road comfort due to an all-new 100 percent stiffer frame in bending, 50 percent stiffer body, refined five-link coil suspension, improved shock tuning, 2-inch longer wheelbase and 3.5-inch wider track. In addition, new steering and suspension geometry provides precise ride and handling characteristics, and new sound-deadening techniques reduce cabin noise by more than 20 percent.

"The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler reaches new levels of on-road ride, handling and refinement – an achievement realized while also boosting its off-road capability," said Donoughe. "The new suspension enables the Wrangler to corner flatter with less lateral motion, provide better on-center steering feel, and even more effectively absorb on-road bumps and cracks."

Ride balance in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is more refined, achieving less body lean when cornering and braking. In addition, lower suspension spring rates provide a softer, more comfortable on-road ride. Standard on the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is an Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability in severe driving maneuvers on any type of surface. ESP features three modes — "full on," "full off" and "partial on."

Standard on the 2007 Jeep Wrangler X model, low-pressure twin-tube shock absorbers are tuned to provide improved balance between jounce and rebound motions, achieving an extremely responsive suspension. Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models feature standard high-pressure monotube shocks, utilizing Low Speed Tunable (LST) valve technology.

The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler's new recirculating-ball steering configuration features a robust cross-car steering linkage system, providing the stiffest possible steering linkage in a solid-axle vehicle, for a precise "rack-and-pinion" feel.

More Interior Space and Comfort

The 2007 Jeep Wrangler's all-new interior is designed to offer new features and functionality, increase passenger comfort and improve ergonomics. The spacious, durable interior features a new instrument panel and center stack, and new high-back front bucket seats.

Interior volume provides significantly more passenger space, versatility and cargo storage. Featuring a front-seat area with 54.6 cu. ft. of space — an increase of 4.8 cu. ft. — the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler provides 5.1 inches more shoulder room and 4.6 inches more hip room.

New front seats are sculpted and conform to the body, and a driver's seat height adjuster is available for optimized seat position and comfort. Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models feature cloth seats with YES Essentials® fabric — an easy-care, soil-repellant and anti-microbial textile that protects seats from stains, odors and discoloration.

Rear seats comfortably accommodate two adults with 3.9 inches more shoulder room, 1.6 inches more hip room, 1 inch more leg room and a 2-inch greater couple than the 2007 Jeep Wrangler's predecessor. A fold-and-tumble feature allows rear seats to be conveniently stowed for additional storage capacity.

Two more inches of space behind the rear seat nearly doubles the cargo capacity of the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The extra space provides room for a new lockable underfloor storage area, which secures small items out of sight in the rear cargo area.

More Options for Open-air Fun

An all-new, three-piece modular hard top system features three panels – left- and right-front passenger panels and a rear panel — providing more options for open-air driving in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler. Removing the left- and right-front passenger panels is simple and may be accomplished quickly by one person.

Also available in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is the innovative Sunrider™ soft top, which includes a "sun roof" feature in addition to the full top-down option. This soft top provides a second open-air option by folding the soft top back completely over the driver and front passenger to create a 52x30-inch sun roof opening — larger than any typical glass sun roof.

New, More Powerful Engine

A new 3.8-liter overhead valve V-6 engine is featured on all 2007 Jeep Wrangler models, replacing the 4.0-liter Power-Tech in-line six engine. With 205 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque, Jeep Wrangler comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed automatic transmission.

The 3.8-liter V-6 engine produces more horsepower and torque than its predecessor. Compared to the 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, the 3.8-liter is lighter and shorter, and maintains higher torque at speeds above 3400 rpm, allowing for an expanded operating range.

The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler's horsepower and torque, combined with an enhanced suspension, results in a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. For the first time in a Jeep Wrangler, an optional towing package includes a rear Dana 44 axle with a 4.10 axle ratio and trailer hitch.

New, Authentic, "Not Afraid to Get Dirty" Jeep Design

The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler continues Wrangler's legacy as the icon of the Jeep brand. With its distinguished "form equals function" design, it is clearly recognizable as the original Jeep.

"The task of designing the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler meant creating a modern design for one of the world's greatest automotive icons," said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Design. "The 2007 Jeep Wrangler design is rugged, yet simple, maintaining its heritage while also communicating a new level of capability and versatility.

"Improved quality, passenger comfort and, most importantly, off-road capability, are a direct result of Jeep Wrangler's functional design," added Creed.

While staying true to the original formula, Jeep Wrangler's appearance is modern and precise, with clean, crisp lines and improved fit and finish. Wrangler-signature "must-have" features are refined, including classic round headlamps, a signature seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, exposed forged hinges, a fold-down windshield, sport bar, removable tops and doors, available full-framed or half doors, and hard and soft tops.

The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is 5.5 inches wider overall, taking on a brawnier appearance. The body features new sheet metal with a slight crown, providing a strong and robust presence.

More Stopping Power

New four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes are standard on all 2007 Jeep Wrangler models. An off-road anti-lock-braking feature enables sustained wheel lockup for improved performance on plowable surfaces, including loose dirt, gravel, sand and mud.

All 2007 Jeep Wrangler models incorporate larger wheels and tires than previous Wrangler models. Standard 16-inch wheels on the Wrangler X model and 17-inch wheels on the Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models are new for 2007. In addition, 18-inch wheels — a Wrangler first — are optional on Wrangler Sahara.

More Safety and Security Features

Like all Jeep vehicles, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is designed to improve not only handling and accident avoidance, but also to provide protection. Jeep Wrangler includes the highest level of safety features ever offered in the vehicle's history — to provide customers the ability to safely "go anywhere, do anything."

"The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler offers customers peace of mind with significantly more standard safety equipment than Wrangler has ever offered," said Donoughe. "Whether on- or off-road, Jeep Wrangler provides both passive and active safety systems that enhance vehicle stability and provide the highest levels of occupant protection."

Following are available safety and security features in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler:


  • Advanced Multi-stage Air Bag System: This system inflates with a force appropriate to the severity of an impact. It includes the occupant classification system (OCS)
  • Anti-lock-braking System: Electronic sensors help detect impending wheel lockup. The ABS system offers improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions
  • Brake Assist: The vehicle senses a panic brake condition and applies maximum braking power, providing the shortest possible stopping distance
  • Child Seat Anchor System: Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) make it easier to install compatible aftermarket child seats in the rear seat
  • Energy-absorbing Steering Column: Manual-adjust collapsing steering column includes two hydroformed coaxial tubes that move relative to each other, which allows the column to move forward and provide more energy absorption during an impact
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP): ESP aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability, providing oversteer and understeer control to maintain vehicle behavior on various road surfaces. This feature has three settings, allowing the driver more control over the vehicle during spirited driving
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation: A system that observes and monitors the vehicle roll attitude and lateral force to estimate the potential for a rollover situation. If necessary, the engine torque is reduced and a short burst of full braking is applied to the appropriate wheel to help stabilize the vehicle attitude and reduce the vehicle's lateral force
  • Occupant Classification System (OCS): Measures conditions for activation or deactivation of the passenger-side front air bag based upon the weight of the occupant
  • Pretensioners: During an impact, the impact sensors initiate front seat belt pretensioners to immediately remove slack from seat belts, which reduces the forward movement of the occupant's head and torso
  • Seat-mounted Side Air Bags: Available seat-mounted side air bags extend protection to driver and front passenger
  • Side-impact Door Beams: Door beams are made of high-strength steel mounted in the vehicle's doors to help prevent passenger compartment intrusion

Jeep Trail Rated

The Jeep Trail Rated badge on the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler verifies that the vehicle has been designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.

Jeep Trail Rated is an industry-leading methodology established by the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) and Jeep Engineering to objectively measure and consistently predict off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles. Through a combination of natural and controlled field tests, as well as computer-simulated environments, Jeep Trail Rated provides a repeatable and consistent measurement of off-road performance for Jeep vehicles. Only Jeep vehicles are Trail Rated.

Worldwide Availability

Sold in key international markets throughout the world, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is available with a diesel engine, as well as left- and right-hand-drive models. Built at Chrysler Group's Stickney Avenue Toledo Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, the 2007 Jeep Wrangler will arrive in Jeep dealerships in the fall of 2006.

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Brad_B
Posted: 2006/1/31 22:42  Updated: 2006/1/31 22:57
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First let me say Great Site, and have been reading daily. Can't wait for the 4 door, and hope to see diesel power.

Two items of interest.
1. In the picture above, when looking down thru the removed roof panel above drivers seat, the top of the tub body is visible at the right rear side. It appears that the right rear side window panel has been removed!

2. I've seen the center hinge for windshield, but when looking at close up pictures of bracket / A-pillars for windshield, it does not have a break or bending point in the area where the hinges are on TJ's. Almost looks like windshield might fold down without the A-pillars.

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Posted: 2006/1/15 11:03  Updated: 2006/1/15 11:07
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Well all, I've studied these pics of the new Jeep exterior for days now and can honestly say that this Wrangler is the most spectacular and thoroughly designed Wrangler/CJ variant to date. As a person schooled in design I can say comfortably with a trained eye that the design team as left little un-considered. Everything about it's exterior design is simple, elegant and quite functional. The "flat appearing" surfaces that some have criticized as "too flat" are not flat at all there are gentle arcs to every one of these sufaces including the hard top panels. The clean minimal use of line, circles and arcs is exciting and very purposful. I particularly like disappearance of the metal front fender and its replacement with a one piece ABS unit (sans turn indicator), it should make fixing a minor fender bang simple, easy and inexpensive, let's face it the front fenders have always been a tad vulnerable. As this Jeep's predecessors became too soft in line, this model counters with a pure brute functionality. Of the previous model I particularly disliked the hideous placment of the front, fender mounted turn signals, the lack of agressiveness in the front grill area, and the dash panel. I'll admit that this new dash would be cooler and more interesting to me if it were a bit more minimal in design (like the exterior), but it appears in picture to be a far cry of an improvement over the TJ's interior. Of course my final opinion of the interior will rest upon an in person inspection.

Over all, I give DCX a solid A for design execution on this iteration of the legendary model. Now I hope to see the Gladiator make production, we already have a certainty of the 4 door model, as I've read that both the two and four door are supposed to be available this fall. It's just a matter of time before DCX shows us some 4 door pics. I can't wait to see more forth coming info. on all proposed variants, hopefully including a diesel variant in all models.

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Posted: 2006/1/11 13:48  Updated: 2006/1/11 13:48
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I wonder if the gasoline engine is at least E85 (85% ethanol) compliant.

If not diesel in the USA, (biodiesel) at lease E85 fuel would reduce foreign oil dependency.

But I would think they would be all over that selling point if it was....

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Posted: 2006/1/10 22:45  Updated: 2006/1/10 22:45
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I don't know. I'm trying to imagine this in black with the doors off lifted a bit with guards and bigger tires and a rack and extra lights. But in the end all I really want to see is...

...4 DANG DOORS, C'MON!!!

That's what I want to see. I like this look, but I honestly like the current Wrangler better. This will certainly grow on me a lot faster than the Grand Cherokee or the Commander. But until I see the 4door this isn't replacing my XJ.

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Posted: 2006/1/11 12:53  Updated: 2006/1/11 12:53
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Renegade, i agree fully, maybe if it had an arb bumper and some edge to it, but 32's dont cut it for appealing features, can't wait to see the 4 door, odds are that will be mine in the future. Hope it is released soon.

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Posted: 2006/1/10 13:12  Updated: 2006/1/10 13:12
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I like it, I really like it. but since I am in year 7 of my 15 year build up of my Cherokee I won't be in the market anytime soon (unless rust rears its ugly head). I think DC did an excellent job with the legend. Can't wait to see the 4-door and possible
PU versions.

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Posted: 2006/1/10 12:32  Updated: 2006/1/10 12:32
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Me like.... lots...

I wonder if Canada will get diesel version if the US does not... Anyway you look out it, a diesel Wrangler will be out. And if not in US, that means biz opp for anyone wanting to buy them and bring 'em back. Silly, but if DC does not release a diesel Wrangler in US, that is silly too....

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Posted: 2006/1/10 9:02  Updated: 2006/1/10 9:02
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My previous prediction that the base model would disappear and the X model would take it's place as the entry level Wrangler proved correct.

I am intereseted in seeing what each trim level offers and also seeing the choices for the "nine unique exterior colors."

I am impressed that although the wheelbase was increased by 2" that the approach, departure, and breakover angles, as well as the RTI, were all improved over the 2006 model.

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Posted: 2006/1/9 20:55  Updated: 2006/1/9 20:55
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Looks good...though the boxiness of it really makes it look more like a Toyota Land criuser from the 60's, and a little less like a Jeep. I like that they put side air bags in it. No more sticker that says "These doors are only here to protect you from the elements."

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Posted: 2006/1/9 20:19  Updated: 2006/1/9 20:19
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So when/where will the 4-door be unveiled???

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Posted: 2006/1/9 19:55  Updated: 2006/1/9 19:55
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Overall, things look good. I like the new hard top, but the overall 'over' boxy look will take a bit getting use to after the TJ. It seems they went a bit over on straight lines, including the hard top.

I don't think the article mentioned that power windows and locks are now an option. Also, notice the slightly curved windshield. Looks like it still can be folded down.

I beleive they tried to corner Donoughe (the VP of trucks at Chrysler) if the new Jeep will be offered with a Diesel in the US. He did not comment. Also, no mention of the Hemi as an optional engine either.

I'm looking forward to seeing the new beast in person, but the interior does not seem to go with the very plain boxy exterior. Maybe in person it will look better.

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Posted: 2006/1/9 17:05  Updated: 2006/1/9 17:05
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Very nicely done, Jeep. I believe I've found my replacement to my Cherokee once it bites the dust.

I can't wait to test drive it. If they put a diesel in it, I'd probably trade the Cherokee in before it's scrap.

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Posted: 2006/1/9 16:57  Updated: 2006/1/9 16:57
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This looks cool. I like the new hard top most of all. also i am having less reservations about the engine. i wish they gave more info on the axles. Some have said that the rear D44 will have a 9" ring gear. i would also like to know about how the D30 and D35 were strengthened.

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Posted: 2006/1/9 15:17  Updated: 2006/1/9 15:17
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Good job, DC! I am looking forward to seeing this one in person. The added room inside along with the enhanced safety features and the new tops(yeah sundowner on a swb and a hard top w/ removable panels!) really are nice improvements. ASBS is a really nice factory opton, too. I drive them and I sell them-Jeep did their homework here.

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I like it. I was hoping DC would have let us see the 4 door too. IfDC builds the 4 door with a diesel it will be hard to turn down.

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Posted: 2006/1/9 14:56  Updated: 2006/1/9 14:56
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It looks and sounds better than I expected. At least DC didn't screw it up, and it sounds like it has more capability than the exisitng Wrangler. I am anxious to see it, and am really looking forward to the 4 door version.

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I wonder why 32" tires, just seems like a weird number to me. I really want to see the 4-door, from the looks of this one, the 4 door sounds promising, im looking forward to responses from companies like quadratec over the new jeep and what they will offer for it.

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I like it! I am glad the designers managed a little self control and didn't mess up an icon.

Now I need to decide between the Wrangler, the Commander, and the forthcoming diesel Grand Cherokee.

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Posted: 2006/1/9 9:33  Updated: 2006/1/9 9:33
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Hopefully this diesel will be offered in the Wrangler, too (in the US), instead of the 2.8.

http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto_News/Daily_Edition/Daily_Edition_Jan_9_2006.S173.A9858.html


The seven-passenger SUV is the largest in the family, but Mercedes is going to great lengths to promote the GL as the cleanest, most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class. Benz showed a concept diesel GL 320 CDI that would get an estimated 26 mpg in highway driving. The so-called "Bluetec" diesel in the Vision GL will first be offered in the E-Class in the U.S. this fall. Zetsche says the new engine is the cleanest diesel offered in the world, and will be compliant with emissions laws in all 50 U.S. states even after tighter standards take effect in 2008. After the E-Class, the ML- and R-Class vehicles will also be offered with the Bluetec diesel-as will Jeep's Grand Cherokee and likely the GL-Class as well.-

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gladiator
Posted: 2006/1/9 8:17  Updated: 2006/1/9 8:17
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Please DC, offer the diesel in the US.

Looking forward to the 4-door.

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66coronet
Posted: 2006/1/9 9:20  Updated: 2006/1/9 9:20
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If the 3.8L is from the mini van. Why did they robb 5 hp and 5lb-ft from the motor to put it in the wrangler?

As for the diesel version. They at least need to do it for the overseas market.

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Posted: 2006/1/9 22:43  Updated: 2006/1/9 22:43
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We have made the switch to diesel and it's hard to imagine buying another wimpy guzzling gasser again. I had hoped that DC would finally be providing us with a diesel and six speed. But, it appears the rest of the world will getting the goodies. I'll pass on this Jeep and replace the aging XJ with another diesel/manual tranny optioned vehicle.
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