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WK2 Diesel First Drive

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/27/j...l-first-drive/

They claim the diesel is faster than the hemi, but 0-60 seems kind of slow at 8 seconds. However 22 city 32 highway is impressive.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:13 PM
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

There's more than one error in there.

The Liberty CRD was not the only diesel Jeep offered to US buyers. The Grand Cherokee and Commander also had CRD options (albeit on top trim levels only).

8.0 seconds is NOT faster than the Hemi. It's faster than the Pentastar, but the Hemi clocks in at mid to lower 7 second range to 60mph.

The fuel efficiency being about nearly half again as good as the V-6 is attractive (yes, diesel usually costs more than gasoline, but not 50% more), but I didn't see any prices in there. I won't trade my V-6 WK2 on a diesel, but if something happened to it and I needed to shop for another, the diesel would be a VERY attractive option.
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

800 mile range?!
The only thing I don't like about any of this news is that we have to wait until mid 2013 for something that is already 50 state compliant and being built already.
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

Here in Canada it will be a bonus. Diesel is generally just less than regular gas and easily available at most gas stations.
I can't wait till it arrives.
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

Jealous ^^
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

Here is Seattle Bio Diesel is typically cheaper than regular diesel. Should be a great engine!
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

The mileage conversion is suspect, as the 3.0 diesels in the MB's and X5, in US trim with urea systems return 18/25 and 19/26. Still very good mileage, but I doubt we'd see much more than that in a jeep.

The CRD Wrangler would be awesome though...
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

In May's issue of Car and Driver, there is a nice comparo between the Hybrid Touareg and the diesel version (both ~5200 lb.)

The Hybrid is rated as 20/24 (city/hwy) with C/D observed 17 mpg.
The Diesel is rated as 19/28 mpg but C/D observed 21 mpg.

All the available diesels for SUVs are similar: 3 liter turbo diesel so I expect similar mileage for the diesel WK2.
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

I would not be surprised if those HP #'s and MPG #'s went up when tuners get a hold of the engine. I know with the dodge 2500 diesel Banks can get 12% MPG boost with a 150hp boost. That is on a much bigger engine though.
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

... "85-mph cruising hangs around 1,500 rpm" ...
Means they never tested or is typo mistake.
Should be 2,500 rpm (may be more rpm)
800 Mile range, may be yes, but if You drive at 50 miles/hour speed into race ring.
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Re: WK2 Diesel First Drive

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In May's issue of Car and Driver, there is a nice comparo between the Hybrid Touareg and the diesel version (both ~5200 lb.)

The Hybrid is rated as 20/24 (city/hwy) with C/D observed 17 mpg.
The Diesel is rated as 19/28 mpg but C/D observed 21 mpg.

All the available diesels for SUVs are similar: 3 liter turbo diesel so I expect similar mileage for the diesel WK2.
The Hybrid is more expensive too isn't it?
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What does CRD stand for?
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