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Cool Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

what sort of improvement in MPG does the v6 turbo diesel over the V6 non-turbo gas/petrol version?

saw in Motor Trend the Diesel will get 28 MPG combined
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:35 PM
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Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

just test drove a laredo CRD myself. went ahead and ordered it in stone white with black leather. wont be driving it till june though
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:36 AM
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Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

It'll be nice when they hit the road next year here!
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Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

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... At 100km/h it's super quiet and the 5 speed box matches it well for Australian conditions. ...
Anybody that has experience with the diesel and the RPM of the engine at 100km/h and 120km/h?

I posted a question in a new topic, but Jeep themselves gave me this answer:

"It was a choice of jeep to keep the rev that high to keep the grunt, and to prevent low rpm humming at speeds of sub 100km/h"

well that might be the case in low speed area's but it completely renders the car useless in europe / germany where 120kmh is starting to be the cruising speed, ad in most countries cruising is around 130km/h to 140km/h. it would be around 3000rpm then which none of it's competitors do and which also ruins economy.
so if anyone could tell e what their RPM findings are on the diesel, i'd be much obliged.

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:33 PM
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Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

Whats normal? I sit at just under 2K RPM doing 112km/h. Still getting 8.7 L/100km so feels good to me.
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Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

hmm, it seems i will be waiting until a possible ZF 8-speed comes along, because all competition is revving 1750 at 125km/h. economy is way better than..

i was hoping that the example i drove had some sort of issue. or was stuck in sports mode.
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Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

Not sure you would get way better economy than 8.7L for this weight though.
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hmm, it seems i will be waiting until a possible ZF 8-speed comes along, because all competition is revving 1750 at 125km/h. economy is way better than..

i was hoping that the example i drove had some sort of issue. or was stuck in sports mode.
What are the fuel consumption figures for the competitors tho?
Its all good if they rev at 1750 @ 125km/h, but if they have worse off general consumption then you wont get any real benefits
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Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

Our CRD is showing 9.5L/100km and has only done 3,500km.

This includes a mixture of driving, city, freeway, towing trailers and even towing the boat. We haven't reset the average economy at all so its as it was "out of the box".
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Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

Bought a limited 2007 3.0L CRD in July '09. Love at first crank!!
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Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

i ordered an GC laredo CRD, with quadralift + adventure package, maximum steel color. I test drove the diesel and i cant wait to drive again. how long did you guys wait for the delivery? im in sydney/aus by the way
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i ordered an GC laredo CRD, with quadralift + adventure package, maximum steel color. I test drove the diesel and i cant wait to drive again. how long did you guys wait for the delivery? im in sydney/aus by the way
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