A few others that posted in the thread you quoted didn't have any problems with the BSG system while in 4 LO for an extended period of time. I wonder if the OPs problem was just a faulty battery??And here we go....This is my suspicion as to why no BSG on the Rubi and Sport for 2020...This is exactly the scenario I have wondered about.
Yeah, several have said it is supposed to cut off in 4 low. If working properly, that feature should prevent any issue, unless someone did a good bit of stop and go crawling in high range. Just guessing, though. Clearly there is some reason they won't be offering it on the Rubi. Certainly that could be a marketing reason, but it would be interesting to know for sure.A few others that posted in the thread you quoted didn't have any problems with the BSG system while in 4 LO for an extended period of time. I wonder if the OPs problem was just a faulty battery??
Hey man, it seems like you are pretty knowledgeable about this, so I figured I'd ask:OK, so I found the figures..the literature/leaflets that Jay posted in another thread give the numbers for the 2.0T eTorque as... 270 bhp and 295 lb ft of torque.
The 2.0T GME/ESS figures aren’t given in the same leaflets as far as I can see. So I referred back to the UK sales brochure. The numbers are....272 bhp and 295 lb ft. I think we can say they are the same.
If my memory serves me right the eTorque adds 70 lb ft of torque but when the petrol engine reaches 1500 rpm the eTorque drops out.
As far as I know, nobody has attempted to add BSG/eTorque. It's probably possible, but I doubt it is something that will ever be attempted due to the changes needed (wiring harness, 48V battery & coolant system, motor-generator unit, removal of alternator, etc.)
Hey man, it seems like you are pretty knowledgeable about this, so I figured I'd ask:
Was planning to order the '19 Rubicon 2.0T w/ eTorque. Now I'm told I can only order a '20, so it won't have it. But am kind of nervous & also curious how it might impact daily city/highway driving, or if it wouldn't be that noticeable without?
Ideally I would wait to drive the '20, but there is a deadline coming up quick with existing lease trade-in, so might not get the chance & Maybe I am just getting thrown off by the 70 ft/lb of torque figure stated above.....
Could be a dumb question - but in the event that it is really noticeable, is this something that can be added after the fact, or is there another option like adjusting the shift points that could help?
Just bought my 2019 Rubicon with the 3.6 and sky touch roof. Been lying in wait for the granite crystal metallic color and bought it the first day it arrived on the lot. Used the USAA car buying service and got about 15% off MSRP. Knew I picked the right engine as the head sales manager kept trying to talk me into the Rubicons with the 2.0 engines with etorque in a different color (red, black or white). Lots of those engines still on his lot. He gave up after I told him I knew about etorque being discontinued in 2020 for the Rubicons. Very happy with the tried and true 3.6 - I’m in the breaking in period.Yup, heard this the other day from a friend who just ordered a 2020. Seems someone came to their senses with respect to turbos, and complicated electronics, and additional batteries, and associated weight. Made the right choice almost a year ago with my regular 3.6, and never wanted anything else.