JL/JLU Wrangler 2.0L Turbo Gets 368 HP (Source: FCA docs to NHTSA)!

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Yikes. I guess I'm rethinking my deal now too. Was pretty set on the Pentastar but I thought it would be juiced up a bit from current. I also didn't expect the turbo number to be that high. I've been thinking that the current trend of putting a turbo on a four cylinder to get high HP at high RPMs was Somewhat marketing driven. We'll see how it does in the actual truck in the real world. I guess I'm hopeful. Since the base is the Pentastar, if I remember right, what are the thoughts on the upcharge to get the Hurricane?
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That means the Hurricane will be 2nd most powerful turbo-4 on the market, only behind the Mercedes GLA45 AMG :surprised::clap:
 

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This news completely kills the Pentastar for me, if true. I just MUST have more power. I know, I know, I'm a staunch diesel guy, but patience is running thin & I actually started thinking V6/Manual...

I'll ride this one out and see.
 

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I'm as hopeful as all of you but that seems like a complete typo to me. 250-300 hp out of a turbo 4 seems to be the sweet spot for the industry. 268 seems normal for a 2L; 368 is high even for 2.5L engines. The M133 engine in the CLA45/GLA45 puts out 375hp with 26 lb of boost and MB had to use a whole lot of tricks along with forged pistons and crank to pull that off. I just don't see FCA doing that for a Wrangler but man I hope I'm wrong.
 

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Exactly, I think it’s got to be wrong. Nice to dream though. Wonder what the torque curve looks like.
 

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Interesting to see if the HP number includes the BSG component, but that should only be about 10-25HP difference regardless.

Just seems awfully high for a 2T.
 

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I've never driven a turbo I liked. Can you say turbo lag? I put the pedal to the metal on turbo cars and sometimes they respond instantly and other times not, WTF? Has any manufacturer solved this deficiency? I think not, because if so, everything would be turbo. Personally I would take the diesel over the turbo. I will go with the Pentastar.
 

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I’m the opposite. I can’t go back to natural aspiration ever again.
 

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I haven't driven a newer turbo. True that the older ones had way too much lag. I assumed that had been fixed or they wouldn't be as popular as they are. Maybe not.
 

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I cant lie I'm a little disappointed the V6 is only 285. I thought for sure they would have at least hit the 300 mark especially since the JL is going to be a bigger jeep then before. It will take a lot of willpower to not void the warranty with a supercharger if I go that route :)
 
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