Like I said in my post. For the guy's that absolutely never use the ESS, the e-torque doesn't do anything then?
When I originally made this post that’s what I was trying to figure out. Then when my Jeep was built and came in it had the eTorque and was different than what was showing as advertised upon my ordering it.This is an interesting topic. I looked at the window sticker on my 21 JL and I have the following:
Transmission: 8–Speed Automatic 850RE Transmission.
Engine: 3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine Upg I With Start Stop
Seemingly, the engine and transmission options that I received are no longer available. Anyone have any insights on this? I am very happy with my JL and would not change anything drivetrain wise. I'm just curious, as I had not even heard of the e-torque engine beforehand.
Ahh, O.K. Hopefully somebody will have some information on this. I have gotten into the habit of turning off the auto/stop/start every time I get in my Jeep. I don't drive all that much either, maybe 5 to 6 thousand miles per year max, so MPG is not all that important to me (within reason).When I originally made this post that’s what I was trying to figure out. Then when my Jeep was built and came in it had the eTorque and was different than what was showing as advertised upon my ordering it.
I live in a small, rural town in Northeast Colorado that is about 3 to 5 miles square but in it is a ton of stop lights and stop signs. So the stop/start function on my eTorque engine gets a lot of use! But the trade off though is that I only put about 5,000 miles a year on my vehicles. Although with my JLUR, it will start to see more because I ordered and bought it with the specific purpose in mind of getting back into off roading, overlanding and off grid camping again.
How is your gas mileage with this engine?Living with just the 3.6 with no e-torque, I love it. But I think you'd have to talk to someone who has spent significant time in both, in a variety of driving profiles, before making a final judgement.
The E-torque 3.6 combo made Ward's 10 Best engines in the world list. That's a VERY prestigious list and it would have to show some significant benefits, at least in some profiles, to earn that spot.
Btw, that was the latest in several appearances the 3.6 has made on that list. I think it is a world class engine in any configuration.