20 June 2010

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The eagerly-awaited first Jeep new-product introduction of the FIAT-Chrysler era will be the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee... coming soon to a Jeep dealer near you, and boy is it nice. 

The all-new 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is in-fact based on the platform of the current Mercedes-Benz M-class, with numerous new approaches such as fully-independent suspension welcome upgrades for Jeep.  The pioneering SUV nameplate will be available in base Laredo, next-step-up Laredo X, Limited, and top-spec Overland trim. 

Engines are either Chrysler’s impressive new Pentastar V-6 (up 80 hp over last year's six!) or the thundering 5.7-liter Hemi. All four models come standard with the new 3.6-liter 60-degree V-6, which makes 290 hp at 6400 rpm.
The Laredo X, the Limited, and the Overland can then be upgraded to the 360-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with 390 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only transmission, and all can be paired with rear- or four-wheel drive. Two towing packages allow up to 5000 pounds of towing capability with the V-6 and up to 7400 pounds with the Hemi.

And while the new sophistication and sharp, understated styling are plenty deserving of merit, it's the interior that's really going to surprise a few people- more than worthy of a luxury sedan, and a quantum-leap from Grand Cherokees past, known for mediocre materials and fit.

Official flash presentation for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be seen at the a company sitelet -here-

BASE PRICE: $30,995

DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
Pushrod 16-valve Hemi V-8, iron block and aluminum heads, port fuel injection

Displacement: 220 cu in, 3604 cc (V-6)/345 cu in, 5654 cc (V-8)
Power (SAE net): 290 bhp @ 6400 rpm (V-6)/360 bhp @ 5150 rpm (V-8)
Torque (SAE net): 260 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm (V-6)/390 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm (V-8)

TRANSMISSION: 5-speed automatic with Manumatic shifting

Wheelbase: 114.8 in Length: 189.8 in
Width: 76.3 in Height: 69.4 in
Curb weight (mfr’s est): 4500–5200 lb

Zero to 60 mph: 7.0–8.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 15.5–16.4 sec

EPA city/highway driving: 13–16/19–23 mpg

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1 comment:

  1. cool look embedded with luxuries.
    a must asset for every jeep lovers.


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