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Grand CherokeeBLUETEC: Grand Cherokee Diesel Concept
Posted by RUBICON on 2006/1/10 18:00:00 (6376) reads

Jeep continues to revolutionize the sport-utility market by revealing today the cleanest diesel powertrain in its class at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The BLUETEC Grand Cherokee is the latest engineering concept in advanced powertrain from the Chrysler Group, and it features clean-diesel technology developed by DaimlerChrysler.

"The BLUETEC Jeep Grand Cherokee engineering concept demonstrates yet another possibility for ultra-clean diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. and our commitment to finding the right solution for our customers," said Frank Klegon, Executive Vice President Vehicle Development Chrysler Group. "In addition to best-in-class tractive capability and power, the BLUETEC Grand Cherokee adds the potential capability of best-in-class diesel-vehicle emissions."

The DaimlerChrysler BLUETEC technology will be capable of producing the cleanest diesel vehicles in the world. These next-generation innovations have the potential to meet the most stringent emissions regulations worldwide, including emissions standards in all 50 U.S. states.

BLUETEC is a host of DaimlerChrysler technologies for diesel passenger vehicles, beginning with completely modern, efficient diesel engines. BLUETEC may also include an oxidizing catalytic converter, a diesel particulate filter and an innovative system for reducing nitrogen-oxide emissions a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. SCR is an exhaust gas treatment system that converts nitrogen oxides into nitrogen and water vapor by adding ammonia as a reducing agent in a catalytic converter. These technologies can be used in various combinations depending on the specific needs of the vehicle, packaging and market requirements. The BLUETEC Jeep Grand Cherokee Engineering Concept is built with all of these technologies.

Today's clean-diesel vehicles improve fuel economy by an average of 30 percent while reducing carbon-dioxide emissions an average of 20 percent over similar gasoline-powered vehicles.

This variety of innovative solutions allows DaimlerChrysler BLUETEC passenger cars and light trucks to be the cleanest diesel vehicles in the world.


Autoblog has a story
on the new Blutech diesel engine - hopefully coming to the Grand Cherokee.

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XJGuy
Posted: 2006/1/12 21:47  Updated: 2006/1/12 21:47
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I like that color too. I wonder what a silver-red, green,or purple would look like. theyshould use this color on special run vehicles. a 300C would look god in this too

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RUBICON
Posted: 2006/1/12 0:50  Updated: 2006/1/12 0:50
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Along with diesel engine, DHS, HID / LED lighting... DCX should make that silver blue color used on the Blutech concepts available within the Jeep lineup.

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jason
Posted: 2006/1/11 19:53  Updated: 2006/1/11 19:55
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My email looks to at least admit there is a 4 door coming to market!!!!!!!


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At this time, DaimlerChrysler has not officially announced if a diesel
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Will there be a diesel option in the new 07 wrangler unlimited 4 door???
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not any upgraded engines??? When will the unlimited debut...chicago or
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auto show??thanks

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Posted: 2006/1/12 10:04  Updated: 2006/1/12 10:04
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Since the full specs for the 2007 Wrangler indicate that the sunrider top is an option for 2 and 4 doors, it was good of them to at least acknowledge that there will be a 4 door.

I was hoping that since I knew a 4 door was coming, but they would not acknowledge it meant that I could assume the diesel was coming, too. If Mercedes is going to offer the M, R, and GL with diesels, I have to assume that Jeep will get multiple diesels as well. If they do not include the Wrangler, I will be surprised.

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Josephus
Posted: 2006/1/13 21:15  Updated: 2006/1/13 21:15
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Jason,
There is definitely a 4 door coming for the Wrangler, but the diesel will see export only.
If you check out the Full Specs link from the Jeep site, towards the bottom it specifically mentions these two items.
Maybe if we keep the pressure on they will get the message that we want Diesel Wranglers!

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gladiator
Posted: 2006/1/14 19:19  Updated: 2006/1/14 19:19
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The full specs are for 2007 and give no indication beyond 2007. When the Liberty was introduced, the specs did not indicate that a diesel would be available after a few years. When the last Wrangler was introduced, there was no indication that the Unlimited would be produced.

Keep the pressure on. With Mercedes set to introduce the Bluetec diesel in the E, M, R, and GL and with the Jeep Liberty CRD and possibly a Grand Cherokee and Commander diesel, I think that a diesel Wrangler is very likely - hopefully a Gladiator, too.

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gladiator
Posted: 2006/1/11 15:32  Updated: 2006/1/11 15:32
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At least someone took the time to reply:

Thank you for your email regarding the Jeep Wrangler.

We are pleased to read of your interest in the Jeep Wrangler. At
present, there are no plans to introduce a diesel engine option or a 4
door option into the Jeep Wrangler model lineup. However, with
constantly shifting market trends I would hesitate to discount the
possibility of new products on the horizon, specifically designed to
suit your needs. Please feel free to check back with us and your local
Jeep dealership periodically for future updates.

Thank you for your ideas and suggestions about the Jeep Wrangler. We
have documented your comments and forwarded them to the product planning
department. While your suggestions may or may not be implemented, we
encourage you to continue to contact us through the Jeep website.

EMOTIVE POWER  No other vehicle can match Wranglers emotional
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To find out more on Jeep Wrangler, as well as pricing, incentives,
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If you would like me to provide you with the contact information for a
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Transpower
Posted: 2006/1/11 11:17  Updated: 2006/1/11 11:17
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I've been wanting this for years!!!! Finally, now, at last. Please add DHS to this in an Overland JGC, and I'll buy one immediately!!!!!!!!!

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Josephus
Posted: 2006/1/11 9:40  Updated: 2006/1/11 9:40
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Please put the BlueTec in the new Wranglers.
33mpg and cleaner burning = Tax Credit!
If you build it they will come...

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Posted: 2006/1/11 8:36  Updated: 2006/1/11 8:36
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Put it in the Wrangler (2 and 4 door) and the Gladiator.

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rctrex
Posted: 2006/1/10 20:08  Updated: 2006/1/10 20:08
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Put this diesel in the Commander line and I will buy one! The Commander was late into the market and I believe that hurt Jeep in potential sales the last 4 years, but if they can be the first to offer diesel in their entire line they will out run ford and gm in suv sales.

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erik
Posted: 2006/1/10 19:27  Updated: 2006/1/10 19:27
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I was reading that this engine is comparable to the 4.7 V8 in power and torque while delivering 33mpg highway!

DCX delivers this vehicle, expect the Grand Cherokee to outsell the Explorer.
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