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Old 05-23-2011, 08:43 PM
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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What is launch?

When the order book opens? or
When the new JGC goes into production? or
When the first units arrive on dealer lots?
Launch is production start (July 18th). Ordering scheduled to open on June 8th. They should start arriving to dealers in August.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:02 AM
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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It's a simple recalibration of the existing gearbox.

Just like when the same gearbox was used in WJ's. Upon release it was a 4 speed, then in later years they reprogrammed it to be 5 speeds. It's a matter of modifyinging the electronics, not so much the mechanicals.

My assumption is that just like WJ, you'll be able to update the softward with the dealer to update a 2011 to 2012 6 speed status.
Will the 6 SPD make a gas mileage difference? I really want a hemi, but gas is what will drive me toward a v6.. Kinda hoping to see some close numbers between the 2 engines once the hemi has a 6spd. Am I dreaming?
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

There's only 6 color options? And none are real colors..
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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There's only 6 color options? And none are real colors..
Yeah, 5 if you're not looking at a Summit... pretty disappointed in the choices myself. I was looking to buy in August, going to wait now. Probably recheck other options. Always driven a Jeep though, will take something special to get me to stray.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:01 PM
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

There's a decent chance the color roster will be expanded to include pearl offerings once the official 2012 specs are released. After all, the paint pigment issue becomes moot once the Merck plant in Japan resumes production at the beginning of June.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:35 PM
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

2012 Grand Cherokee colors are listed here:
http://wk2jeeps.com/wk2_colors.htm
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2012 Grand Cherokee colors are listed here: http://wk2jeeps.com/wk2_colors.htm
"This page last updated: April 20, 2011." Milous' post#1 above is authoritative.
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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"This page last updated: April 20, 2011." Milous' post#1 above is authoritative.
So is wk2jeeps.com. Milous is only mentioning colors at 2012 launch. The link I provided are colors slated for 2012. I'd imagine both are correct.

Also Milous said earlier Brilliant Black Pearl would be at 2012 lauch. Things change.
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Will the 6 SPD make a gas mileage difference? I really want a hemi, but gas is what will drive me toward a v6.. Kinda hoping to see some close numbers between the 2 engines once the hemi has a 6spd. Am I dreaming?
It will likely make a difference, but whether it is measurable to the average man, I doubt.

It would be the difference of getting a good run of lights on the way to work, or an average run. Virtually imperceptible.
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6-speed auto trans option for Hemi equipped models I can now 100% confirm...
COOLNESS!!

Will the 6-Speed transmission for the Hemi be available immediately once orders start in June?? (I really want to order one as soon as possible)
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Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I finally found a 2011 GC with all of the options I've been wanting wih a HEMI. Do you think I'd be safe to assume that it will be able to be reprogrammed to be the 6 speed transmission soon if I were to buy it or should I just wait around to order a 2012?
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Will the 6-Speed transmission for the Hemi be available immediately once orders start in June??
Yes. It now appears that the 6-sp will be Standard on all 5.7 equipped models (earlier documents showed it as optional).
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