Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission
This waiting game has been going on for 1.5 years since the deal with ZF became public. I have not seen any road map that confirms the 8-speed on the Grand Cherokee. That said, it probably will show up paired with the V-6 like other Chrysler vehicles.
I wanted the Hemi and am very happy with the "multi-speed" gear box in my 2011.
JEEP 3: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4, Hemi V-8 with MDS, Multi-speed Automatic with ERS, Quadra-Drive II with Rear ELSD, Off-Road Adventure Group II, Selec-Terrain, Quadra-Lift, Towing Group IV, Advanced Warning & Adaptive Cruise Control, Bright Silver Exterior with Beige Leather Interior
MODS: All-Terrain tires, Passenger-side "Trail Rated" Badge, "5.7L" and "Hemi" Badges, "70th Anniversary" Badge, K&N Air Filter, Custom Engine Cover, Chrome Fog Light Bezels, Bright Pedals, WeatherTech in front / back / cargo / license plate frame, Mopar Roof Rack, Thule Ski Rack, Thule MOAB Cargo Rack
JEEP 4: 2014 Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4, 3.2 liter V-6, 9-speed Automatic with ERS, Active-Drive II with Rear ELSD, Technology Group, Comfort Group, Cold Weather Group, Granite Exterior with Brown Interior