3.0L EcoDiesel Jeep JL Wrangler Spied!

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    It's alive! Caught while testing in Auburn Hills, the Jeep Wrangler 3.0L EcoDiesel is finally becoming a reality. According to Jeep, only the Wrangler Unlimited models will offer the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 as a powertrain option.

    The updated version of the 3.0L EcoDiesel will be rated at around 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft of torque. It will also feature Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology on all EcoDiesel models. Power will be mated to a ZF sourced 8-speed automatic transmission. This newest updated EcoDiesel will feature new turbo technologies such as low-friction bearings, low-friction pistons, new injector nozzle design, piston bowl and more.

    We expect the diesel JL Wrangler will go on sale in Q4 of this year.


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    Might get one if it's faster and more fuel efficient. The v6 is great but love diesels in trucks and suvs.
     
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    Diesel on a Sahara? The ultimate crawler comes to one of your local malls with an adjacent gas station also offering diesel!
     
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    Guessing those tanks out back are DEF fluid???
     
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    I hate to see the tanks where they are sitting. I am pretty sure that will be a spot that drags.
     
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    They probably are - that's going to mean more trips to the ATM machine ;)
     
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    Thinking the same thing. The diesel has 25 less hp, but the torque is fu*king insane! Curious to see how fast it feels.
     
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    If this would've been available in a 2 door and a manual I would've waited for sure. I love diesels. Had a 2014 TDI Jetta and a 2015 TDI Golf. Those diesels were sweet! But I wanted a 2 door and a manual so I went with the 3.6 Liter Gasoline engine a few months ago instead.
     
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    Yep whats the old saying? "Horsepower is for show and Torque is for go!" LOL!
     
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    When does Q4 officially begin?
     
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    Look for mid-September order-ability for late October production/delivery.
     
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    And it costs....$5-6k?, I’m guessing?
    Pass. I came to my Jeep after 20 years running Cummins 1-tons.
    Working them. I love diesel trucks, if you need ‘em.
    Did. Don’t now.
    Diesel Jeep, with fuel 15% higher than gas in a tiny little 4500# vehicle?
    Why?
     
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    Because...you will be able to crawl straight up a building. Every Firecracker diesel will be nicknamed "SpiderJeep", every Mojito! "Gecko", every HellaYella "Ugly". OK, the HellaYella comment was uncalled for, but you get my point.
     
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    Isn't hood up and scratching of the head usually a bad sign?

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    CAFE standards. Same reason they're going to make a plug in hybrid and why the 2.0 has a ton of batteries. I think the 3.6 will be going away not long after the diesel comes out, maybe end of 2020 or 2021. I just don't see a wrangler having more than 3 engine options and they would get rid of the least fuel efficient (by EPA standards).

    I'd trade in and pay $5K for a factory V8 though! :)
     
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