2.0T eTorque is going to be used by Maserati

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The 3.6 and 2.0 are both fine engines. Both drive very different though. Different driving charateristics. The 2.0s extra torque helps hide the weight of the JL better. It gets it moving easier, acceleration feels like it takes less effort. Very noticeable while getting up to speed, making lane changes or when merging into traffic. Even on streets. Overall I think it's sportier, more fun to drive.
Having driven both, your summation is spot on :like:


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The 3.6 and 2.0 are both fine engines. Both drive very different though. Different driving charateristics. The 2.0s extra torque helps hide the weight of the JL better. It gets it moving easier, acceleration feels like it takes less effort. Very noticeable while getting up to speed, making lane changes or when merging into traffic. Even on streets. Overall I think it's sportier, more fun to drive.
Having driven both, your summation is spot on :like:


-Steven
This was my experience also. I have not driven a Rubicon with the 3.6 eTorque yet, so I’m waiting for 2021 models to arrive so I can evaluate if the torque is comparable to the 2020 Recon.
 

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I love my ‘20 2.0T eTorque!!!!! The second 10k improved from the first 10k. Fuel economy is improving as well.
I'm at about 13k and it seems to run smoother and make less noise overall. After running a long trail over the weekend (about 5 hours under 20mph) it seems to really want to go from a stop. Like the e-torque had a reset.
I've come to the conclusion that dusty, rocky trails make the 2.0t run better. Everyone should give it a try.
 

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Lol you pretty much just defined my 2 door V6. I guess the little 2.0T and the old V6 are not that different after all in the JL.
i'm envious of the V6 owners who can get a stick though. Not available for my 4-popper alas. Not to throw shade at my ZF though, it's a fine transmission.
 

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Just for grins, If I had a 2.0T I'd probably order the Maserati engine cover for it when it's available.
 

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BUt tHe etORquE iS UnReliABle!
 

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It will interesting to see what HP/TQ ratings Maserati will pull from this engine?

I believe in the Alpha Stelvio, it's:

280 HP 306 ft/lb TQ


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There’s something significantly different on the euro GME series engine platform compared to the American hurricane platform. Go listen to the Alfa Romeo Guilla taking off hard. It’s not your garden variety 2.0eT
 

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There’s something significantly different on the euro GME series engine platform compared to the American hurricane platform. Go listen to the Alfa Romeo Guilla taking off hard. It’s not your garden variety 2.0eT
I have a neighbor with a Maserati. It's obvious the Italians spend some time designing/tuning exhaust and intake systems. The sound track is delightful!

Pretty sure Jeep design requirements for exhaust system was up high and quiet.


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I have a neighbor with a Maserati. It's obvious the Italians spend some time designing/tuning exhaust and intake systems. The sound track is delightful!

Pretty sure Jeep design requirements for exhaust system was up high and quiet.


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Agreed.

This is what the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth sounds like. Granted, it has a Fiat 1.4T engine not a Japanese motor. But the sound is just amazing.

Leave it to the Italians to make a Mazda Miata sound angry.

 

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Agreed.

This is what the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth sounds like. Granted, it has a Fiat 1.4T engine not a Japanese motor. But the sound is just amazing.

Leave it to the Italians to make a Mazda Miata sound angry.

Thanks for the clip Aldo! For Italians, the sound is part of the visceral interaction with the macchina.

We really only see that in America with our V8's...Mustang GT350, Ram TRX, etc.


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There’s something significantly different on the euro GME series engine platform compared to the American hurricane platform. Go listen to the Alfa Romeo Guilla taking off hard. It’s not your garden variety 2.0eT
It's generally accepted in the giulia community that the 2.0 sound leaves a lot to be desired. The 2.9L, on the other hand, is a different animal altogether. Either way the Alfa 2.0 is quite a bit of a different design than Jeep's 2.0. At the very least, the cylinder heads have nothing in common.
 

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Agreed.

This is what the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth sounds like. Granted, it has a Fiat 1.4T engine not a Japanese motor. But the sound is just amazing.

Leave it to the Italians to make a Mazda Miata sound angry.

This sounds like my italian espresso machine.
 
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