2019 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Prototype Reappears! Great undercarriage pics

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Will not be offered. Word is that there is no manual that can handle the torque. Tremec makes them, but they either are super giant, heavy truck transmissions, or are muscle car transmissions with no ability to drive a transfer case. Even with the export JKs with the 2.8 VMI diesel, they detuned the torque on the manual versions. No joy.
Tremecs are used for the Corvette transaxles, and Rockland Standard Gear uses that Corvette TR6060 as a basis for a 4WD transmission. So, the OEs could offer it if they wanted to. They just don't want to invest the money because they don't think enough people will buy it.

 

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Does anybody know if a manual transmission will be offered with the diesel?
Extremely unlikely. ALL of the light duty diesels offered in the U.S. over the last 15 years (Liberty, Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500, Chevy Colorado, etc.) have been automatic trans. only. Reason being is that it's already hard enough for automakers to get diesels certified for sale in the U.S. as it is...and having a manual transmission behind it (harder to control emissions) would make it virtually impossible. So it's one of those unfortunate situations where in order to get the diesel option, we have to sacrifice the manual trans. Thanks to the EPA.

Also, sources are saying the Hurricane engine (turbo-4 cylinder making around 300ish horsepower) will also be automatic transmission only....and that REALLY sucks.
 

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Tremecs are used for the Corvette transaxles, and Rockland Standard Gear uses that Corvette TR6060 as a basis for a 4WD transmission. So, the OEs could offer it if they wanted to. They just don't want to invest the money because they don't think enough people will buy it.

I'd buy it in a heartbeat!
 

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Bummer. The Tremec they put in the Challenger RT and SRTs is delicious.
 

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