JL Wrangler Will get a 4.0L V6
Date 2006/9/12 11:09:52 | Topic: Wrangler
|Jeepers shouldn't worry about the new 3.8L V6 engine in the current JK Wrangler. It was noted a couple a months back the DCX was working on a family of new V6 engines that would be used by the Chrysler Group as well as Mercedes. |
Here is a list of the next generation V6 engines with a list of possible candidates for each of the engines.
1... 3.0L V6 base Phoenix (next gen LX, J1, L2, R2)
2... 3.0L V6 premium Phoenix (L2)
3... 3.3L V6 base Phoenix (current gen JS Avenger/Sebring, next gen RT Minivan)
4... 3.3L V6 premium Phoenix (current gen JS Avenger/Sebring, next gen RT Minivan)
5... 3.6L V6 base Phoenix (current gen JS Avenger/Sebring, current and next gen KA Nitro, next gen KK Liberty, next gen RT minivan, next gen LX, Grand Cherokee current and next gen, next gen Commander)
6... 3.6L V6 HEV Phoenix Engine (next gen RT minivan)
7... 3.6L V6 premium Phoenix Engine (current and next gen LX, next gen RT minivan)
8... 3.6L V6 PZEV Phoenix Engine (next gen RT minivan)
9... 4.0 V6 base Phoenix (next gen Pacifica, next gen NE Dakota, next gen Ram, next gen KK Liberty, current and next gen KA Nitro, next gen LX, next gen Grand Cherokee, next gen Commander, next gen JL Wrangler)
10... 4.0 V6 premium Phoenix (vehicles unknown)
The list of engines along with some discussion can be found here http://www.allpar.com/mopar/phoenix-engines.html
It should be noted that the Phoenix engines will start being available for the 2010 model.
For Jeep fans it should be noted that the new 3.6L and 4.0L V6's will find its way into the next generation Liberty (KK), Grand Cherokee, Commander, and Wrangler (just the 4.0L).
The 3.8L V6 currently found in the JK Wrangler is thought be to be stop-gap. With the 4.0L finding its way into the next gen Wrangler come 2012-2014.