Jump to content

Grand Cherokee Diesel Ships:


Sir Sam
 Share

Recommended Posts

The multi-award winning 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee is now available in Australia with a new 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine. The new engine is more powerful, more fuel efficient and produces lower emissions than its predecessor, while being able to tow up to 3,500kg.

 

“The arrival of the new turbo diesel is icing on the cake of the all-new Grand Cherokee range” said Dean Bonthorne, Chrysler Australia’s Senior Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications.

“It’s no secret that Australians love a torquey, fuel-efficient diesel in this category, and just like so many other aspects of the Grand Cherokee, this highly anticipated new powerplant has exceeded all expectations.”

Built by VM Motori and developed together with Fiat Powertrain, a company of Fiat S.p.a., the new 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine produces 177 kW at 4,000 rpm with 550 Nm of torque at 1,800-2,800 rpm. This translates to 10 percent more power and eight percent more torque than the engine it replaces.

 

Even with its improved performance, fuel economy for the new 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine is 8.3 L/100km on the combined cycle, an improvement of 19 percent over the prior diesel engine. CO2 emissions (combined cycle) are also reduced by 20 percent, now at 218 g/km.

 

The V6 turbo diesel engine is fitted with new-generation, 1,800-bar injectors with new MultiJet II technology. This was developed and patented by Fiat Powertrain and which made its debut in 2009 on the 1.3-litre diesel engine equipped on the Punto Evo.

 

Engine Block Structure

The new 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine features a compressed graphite iron, 60-degree block with aluminium cylinder heads and a two-piece structural aluminium oil pan. Bore is 83 mm (3.27 in) and stroke is 92 mm (3.62 in) for a total displacement of 2987 cm3 (182 in3). Bore spacing is 96 mm (3.78 in).

 

The engine block features a crankcase architecture with stiffened construction, including a bedplate that provides a rigid and stiff carrier for the crankshaft. This in turn helps reduce overall noise from the lower reciprocating assembly and contributes to significant improvements in overall noise, vibration and harshness.

 

Engine Performance Features

The induction system includes swirl control to optimise combustion. Fitted between the intake system and the combustion chamber, the swirl control effectively provides an ideal air/fuel mixture at all levels of engine speed.

 

Precise fuel delivery is through a 1,800-bar common-rail fuel-injection system. Thanks to the new MultiJet II technology, which makes use of a special balanced solenoid valve, the new injector is capable of making up to eight injections per cycle with the possibility of managing the two main injections in a single modular profile (IRS – Injection Rate Shaping). This guarantees a reduction in consumption and polluting emissions of approximately two percent compared to a traditional injector and ensures a drastic reduction in noise levels.

 

 

Fuel Economy and Emissions

Fuel economy for the Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine is rated at 10.3 L/100 km on the urban cycle and 7.2 L/100 km on the extra-urban cycle. For the combined cycle, the fuel economy is rated at 8.3 L/100 km.

 

For this engine, cast-iron exhaust manifolds are utilised. Additional emissions controls include a close-coupled diesel oxidation catalyst and standard diesel particulate filter. Euro 5 emissions are met through an exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) system that includes an EGR valve with DC motor and a high-performance EGR cooler with bypass valve.

 

CO2 emissions are reduced to 270 g/km for the urban cycle and 188 g/km for the extra-urban cycle. Combined-cycle CO2 emissions are now 218 g/km.

 

Lineup

Jeep Grand Cherokee is now offered in Australia in all trim lines, including Laredo, Limited and Overland. All models will offer this new 3.0-litre turbo diesel, while the Laredo and Limited come standard with the new 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar engine. The legendary 5.7-litre HEMI V8 is optional on Limited and standard on Overland.

 

The new diesel engine is now available in Jeep showrooms, joining two petrol engines to round out the powertrain lineup.

 

 

 

 

Your images may only be up to 1300 pixels wide.

 

http://www.themotorreport.com.au/conten ... bbc50a.jpg

 

 

 

 

Specifications

3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 Direct Injection Turbo Diesel (Outgoing 2010 model)

 

— Power (kW @ rpm) 177 @ 4,000 (MY10: 160@4,000)

— Torque (N.m @ rpm) 550 @ 1,800-2,800 (MY10: 510@1,600-2,400)

— Capacity (cm3) 2,987 (MY10: 2,987cc)

— Automatic transmission 5-speed (W5A580) with manual shift mode

 

Fuel consumption (L/100km)

— Urban cycle 10.3 (MY10: 13.1) 22.8MPG US

— Extra-urban cycle 7.2 (MY10: 8.6) 32.7MPG US

— Combined cycle 8.3 (MY10: 10.2) 28.3MPG US

 

Laredo 3L V6 $54167.7 AUD => Corrected to US Jeep lineup Pricing $34,388USD

 

Not bad if they offered it at that price here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This the same 3.0 CRD that they offered for a year here in the States?

 

No, that was the mercedes OM642 offered in the 07s and 08s.

 

If they offered that State side at that price, my wife and I would be signing the papers yesterday. Yup, it would be a great replacement for her Camry.

 

They did in 08 in the Laredos WKs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Again and again, an unbiased look at the 2.8L I4 CRD in the Liberty made by this same Italian engine company ( VM Motori ) shows serious flaws with that engine system. The suggested "mods" just to make the engine acceptable is lengthy and expensive and are even mentioned by that engine's fans. Fans of any niche vehicle ( The KJ CRD had a statistically miniscule 12,000 copies in 2 model years) overlook tons of issues when it comes to their vehicles, and the CRD was no exception, IMHO.

 

The CRD Bluetec M-B diesel in the WK was apparently a far superior offering.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The suggested "mods" just to make the engine acceptable is lengthy and expensive .

 

This shows what you really know and how much anyone should value your comments on the field. The "mods" are cheap and take minutes. :smart:

 

Take the chip off your shoulder and move on already.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The suggested "mods" just to make the engine acceptable is lengthy and expensive .

 

This shows what you really know and how much anyone should value your comments on the field. The "mods" are cheap and take minutes. :smart:

 

Take the chip off your shoulder and move on already.

 

Sam, with all due respect, many disagree with you and post up lists of what are considered mandatory mods, up to and included swapping in a euro-spec torque convertor. The domestic KJ CRD is a statistically insignificant foot note in jeep history (based on the number sold if for no other reason) and really isn't worth arguing about. In a few more years they will be on par with the "hey, i got this 2.1 diesel jeep..." IMHO.

 

It is sad that you cannot accept someone having a differing opinion than you about an inanimate object without you stooping to a personal attack. This forum is delightfully free of that and I wish you would not have gone down that path here. I did not mention you, your family, your dog, or anything that matters. I merely posted my opinion of a vehicle, with which you are certainly entitled to disagree. But I do hope that in the future you are able keep that disagreement on an adult level and not act like a child on the playground again.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It is sad that you cannot accept someone having a differing opinion than you about an inanimate object without you stooping to a personal attack. This forum is delightfully free of that and I wish you would not have gone down that path here. I did not mention you, your family, your dog, or anything that matters. I merely posted my opinion of a vehicle, with which you are certainly entitled to disagree. But I do hope that in the future you are able keep that disagreement on an adult level and not act like a child on the playground again.

 

I apologize. That posting was not in keeping with my typical behavior. I let our past arguments in different quorums cloud my judgment on what I posted here. Please understand that nearly every post I read from you directed my way comes off to me as some sort of attack, I try not to let it cloud what I post but in this case what you posted as your opinion annoyed me as unrealistic fact clouding the discussion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...