2020 Wrangler V6's are now 24V VVT Etorque Engines

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Just tried to place my order for a 2019 Sahara and found out that 2020's are open. My Salesperson said that the V6's are now a 24V VVT Etorque Engine. It's $1000 upgrade apparently, but the invoice cost is $890.
Anyone know anything about these?
Are they better that the 2.0 Turbos?
Also, does this mean a possible diesel this year too?

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I’m very interested to drive one of these. Guess I’ll wait a bit longer before buying.

I’m not holding my breath for the diesel.
 

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eTorque doesn't change the peak HP or torque on an engine. It just adds torque (exact amount varies by engine) below 1500 RPM and between shifts. I doubt that you would notice a $1k difference to make it worth it, but start/stop works way better with the 48V system than it does with a conventional system.

The turbo 2.0L is a great choice unless you're a Luddite, in which case you wouldn't want the Pentastar with eTorque either.
 
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It will be interesting to see if it is available with the manual and how it is programmed.

Could you leave it in gear coming to a complete stop and take off again in first without the clutch? Stalling never a problem? Probably not, just interesting possibilities.

My JLUR manual is just about perfection to me. The only area where I’d like to see some improvement is in low rpm engine management which e-torque might address. Doubt it would be worth the $ or complexity though. I can drive around my issue and it isn’t a problem in 4-low.
 

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Just tried to place my order for a 2019 Sahara and found out that 2020's are open. My Salesperson said that the V6's are now a 24V VVT Etorque Engine. It's $1000 upgrade apparently, but the invoice cost is $890.
Anyone know anything about these?
Are they better that the 2.0 Turbos?
Also, does this mean a possible diesel this year too?
Are we sure it is a 24 volt system and not 48 volts like is on the 2.0 liter turbo and on the 3.6 E-Torque in the Dodge Ram? If it is a 24 volt system, I wonder what the advantages/disadvantages are when compared to the 48 volt system?
 

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Perhaps 24V means 24 valve? From what I can find online, the ram's 3.6l etorque system is 48 volt.
Anyway, this sounds interesting! The V6 is sorely lacking that low in the RPM range anyway.
 

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For a complete Wrangler engine update go to allpar.com website and click on Mopar news and there is a write up titled Jeep 2020 changes.
 

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Sure am happy I got a 2019.
Well, it appears that one of the initial 3 engine choices in the 2020 JL is the exact same 3.6 V6 that was offered in 2018 and 2019.

Like you, I’m not sold on the new technology, especially when it goes out of warranty.

But, the thought of the BSG on the 3.6, dishing out more torque under 1500 rpm and delivering better gas mileage sound very enticing!
 

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The BSG motors might be more reliable than the non-BSG motors. As far as I know, most motor wear is from accelerating from a stop. If you have the etorque system doing that, the gas motor doesn't have to work as hard!
 

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