H Jeep ανακοίνωσε ότι πλέον το Grand Cherokee θα είναι διαθέσιμο και με έναν νέο 3.0λιτρο V6 turbo πετρελαιοκινητήρα. Ο κινητήρας κατασκευάστηκε από την VM Motori, είναι τεχνολογίας MultiJet II και θα είναι διαθέσιμος σε 2 εκδόσεις. Η entry-level αποδίδει 190 άλογα με 440 Nm ροπής ενώ για όσους δεν τους αρκεί αυτή η ιπποδύναμη θα υπάρχει και η έκδοση με 241 άλογα και 550 Nm ροπής με μέση κατανάλωση 8.3 λίτρων/100 χλμ και εκπομπές CO2 218 γρ/χλμ.

Η Jeep επίσης θα παρουσιάσει στη Γενεύη τις εκδόσεις 70th Anniversary Edition για τα Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited και Compass. Τα Wrangler θα διαθέτουν νέο μοναδικό χρώμα, αλουμινένια μαρσπιέ στις πόρτες, ειδικά σηματάκια και ζάντες αλουμινίου 18″. Στο εσωτερικό ξεχωρίζουν τα σκούρα πράσινα διάτρητα δερμάτινα καθίσματα και τα χρωμιομένα διακοσμητικά.

Σε ότι αφορά την 70th Anniversary Edition του Compass διαθέτει και αυτό διάτρητα δερμάτινα καθίσματα καθώς επίσης ένα νέο multimedia σύστημα με GPS και ζάντες 18 αλουμινίου 18″. Τέλος θα κάνει ευρωπαϊκό ντεμπούτο και το ανανεωμένο Compass το οποίο παρουσιάστηκε στο Detroit. Φωτογραφίες και δελτίο τύπου στη συνέχεια.

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New Jeep® Grand Cherokee Now Powered by New 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel Engine

At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee will debut a new, optional 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine available for Europe and other diesel markets. The new engine is more powerful, more fuel efficient and produces lower emissions than its predecessor.

Built by VM Motori and developed together with Fiat Powertrain, company of Fiat S.p.a., the new 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine produces maximum power of 177 kW (241 hp DIN) at 4,000 rpm and torque of 550 N•m (406 lb-ft) at 1,800-2,800 rpm. This translates to 10 percent more power and eight percent more torque than the engine it replaces.

Even with its improved performance, fuel economy for the new 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine is 8.3 L/100km on the combined cycle, an improvement of 17 percent over the prior diesel engine. CO2 emissions (combined cycle) are also reduced by 17 percent, now at 218 g/km.

The new V6 turbodiesel is fitted with new-generation, 1800 bar injectors with new MultiJet II technology, developed and patented by Fiat Powertrain and which made its début in 2009 on the 1.3 Small Diesel Engine equipped on the Punto Evo. Engine Block Structure

The new 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine features a compressed graphite iron, 60-degree block with aluminum cylinder heads and a two-piece structural aluminum oil pan. Bore is 83 mm (3.27 in) and stroke is 92 mm (3.62 in) for a total displacement of 2987 cm3 (182 in3). Bore spacing is 96 mm (3.78 in).

The engine is compact and lightweight, with overall dimensions of 695 mm (27.36 in) in length, 729 mm (28.7 in) in width and 697.5 mm (27.46 in) in height. Weight of the fully dressed new engine is 230 kg (507 lbs).

The engine block features a crankcase architecture with stiffened construction, including a bedplate that provides a rigid and stiff carrier for the crankshaft. This in turn helps reduce overall noise from the lower reciprocating assembly and contributes to significant improvements in overall noise, vibration and harshness.

Adding to the structural rigidity of the block, the two-piece aluminum oil pan has been designed to provide strength and contribute to the quietness of the engine. The lower pan has been reinforced for off-road use. Crankcase capacity is 7.7 L (2 gal).

Cylinder heads are constructed of aluminum and feature a chain-driven, dual overhead-camshaft design with four valves per cylinder. Intake valves measure 28 mm (1.1 in), and exhaust valves are 24.5 mm (0.96 in) in diameter. Combustion-chamber volume is 24.68 cm3 (1.51 in3).

A forged-steel crankshaft is supported by four main bearing journals fitted with four-bolt main bearing caps incorporated into the bedplate. Externally balanced, the crankshaft measures 442.2 mm (17.41 in), reducing the overall packaging requirements of the engine. Connecting rods, with an overall length of 162.9 mm (6.41 in), are constructed of cast iron.

Lightweight, cast-aluminum pistons are redesigned to provide minimal friction. The compression ratio of the new diesel engine is now 16.5:1, reduced from 18.1:1 on the previous model, contributing to cleaner combustion and providing more power.

All main bearings are a “lead free” design for reduced environmental impact during construction and later recycling of the engine.

Engine Performance Features

The induction system includes swirl control to optimize combustion. Fitted between the intake system and the combustion chamber, the swirl control effectively provides an ideal air/fuel mixture at all levels of engine speed.

Precise fuel delivery is through a 1,800-bar common-rail fuel-injection system. Thanks to the new MultiJet II technology, which makes use of a special balanced solenoid valve, the new injector is capable of making up to 8 injection per cycle with the possibility of managing the two main injections in a single modular profile (IRS – Injection Rate Shaping) thus guaranteeing a reduction in consumption and polluting emissions of approximately 2% compared to a traditional injector and ensuring a drastic reduction in noise levels.

The new 3.0-liter diesel engine utilizes a single Garrett VGT 2056 turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. Compact and lightweight, the turbocharger provides near-instant response and includes an air-to-air intercooler.

Fuel Economy and Emissions

Fuel economy for the Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine is rated at 10.3 L/100 km on the urban cycle and 7.2 L/100 km on the extra-urban cycle. For the combined cycle, the fuel economy is rated at 8.3 L/100 km.

The engine is designed to run on EN590 ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel.

For this engine, cast-iron exhaust manifolds are utilized. Additional emissions controls include a close-coupled diesel oxidation catalyst and standard diesel particulate filter. Euro 5 emissions are met through an exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) system that includes an EGR valve with DC motor and a high-performance EGR cooler with bypass valve.

CO2 emissions are reduced to 270 g/km for the urban cycle and 188 g/km for the extra-urban cycle. Combined-cycle CO2 emissions are now 218 g/km.

Lineup

Jeep Grand Cherokee will be now offered in Europe with Laredo and Limited trim lines in addition to the Overland version. The Laredo and Limited trim lines will be available with the 3.6 V6 Pentastar and the new 3.0 turbodiesel engine while Overland will be available on all the engine line-up.

The 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine for the new-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee will be offered in European markets also as a low-output version, with 140 kW (190 hp DIN) of power at 4,000 rpm and 440 N•m (324 lb-ft) of torque across 1,600-2,800 rpm. The low-output version of the turbo diesel engine will be standard on Laredo models (optional on Limited). Creating a more affordable entry point to the new Jeep Gramd Cherokee lineup. This will allow Grand Cherokee to meet a wider potential market in Europe.

The new diesel engine will be available on the Jeep show-rooms end of the first semester and will join two petrol engines to round out the powertrain lineup.

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee features the first application of the all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 petrol engine. This V-6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT) delivers 210 kW (286 hp DIN) of power and 347 N•m (256 lb-ft) of torque.

The Grand Cherokee is also available with the legendary 5.7-liter V-8 petrol engine. Also with VVT, this powerful engine delivers 259 kW (352 hp DIN) of power and 520 N•m (384 lb-ft) of torque. The engine’s Multi-displacement System (MDS) helps manage fuel efficiency and can cut fuel delivery to up to four cylinders under certain driving conditions.

All-new Jeep Grand Cherokee

Nearly two decades ago, Jeep reinvented the premium sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. More than 4 million sales later, Jeep improves the formula and provides the ideal balance between iconic 4×4 capability and on-road refinement with the all-new Grand Cherokee.

The all-new Grand Cherokee delivers premium on-road performance while maintaining the Jeep brand’s legendary four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand two-speed transfer case and unsurpassed towing capability. It also offers true American craftsmanship, a sleek new exterior design, a world-class interior cabin, improved fuel economy and a host of safety and technology features.

The all-new Quadra-Lift™ air suspension system is a first for Jeep, providing a total of 105 mm (4.1 in) of lift span. Quadra-Lift features five height settings and operates automatically or may be controlled manually via console controls. In addition, the all-new Selec-Terrain™ traction control system allows the driver to choose from five driving conditions in order to achieve the best driving experience on all terrains. New front and rear independent suspension systems deliver premium on-road handling and comfort.

Jeep Brand

Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Compass and Patriot. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with petrol and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

For the year 2010, Jeep sales globally were up 24 percent versus 2009. Jeep was the top-selling brand and currently comprises 50 percent of Chrysler Group’s international sales.

For more information about Jeep brand, please visit the European media site www.jeeppress-europe.com or the Chrysler Group media site www.media.chrysler.com.

The Jeep® Brand Introduces to Europe All-new Special “70th Anniversary Edition” Models

Jeep® – one of the world’s few, true icons – is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011. To mark the occasion, the Jeep brand is creating distinctive, unique “70th Anniversary Edition” models of Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited and Compass.

“The Jeep brand’s legendary heritage and capability have made it iconic – well-known and loved throughout the world,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand and Lead Executive for International Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. “Since they were first produced in 1941, Jeep vehicles have been the authentic benchmark for off-road capability, having mastered more terrain, led more adventures and provided drivers more freedom than any other vehicle before or since. As part of our celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Jeep brand, we are creating premium special-edition models that pay homage to the history of the legendary Jeep brand.”

The Jeep 70th Anniversary Edition models will be available in select European markets starting in the first quarter of 2011, and all will be available in a unique Bronze Star exterior paint in addition to Bright Silver or Black.

Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 70th Anniversary Editions

This special edition is available on Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara models. Features include:

  • 70th Anniversary badge
  • Mopar® brushed aluminum sill plates
  • Unique 18-inch aluminum wheel
  • Dark Olive seats with perforated leather inserts and Chestnut accent stitching and piping
  • Door armrest and center-console armrest in Dark Olive leather with Chestnut accent stitching
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Chestnut accent stitching
  • Satin-chrome HVAC rings, automatic-shift knob cap and bezel, front door pulls and grab handle
  • Unique cluster overlay and needles
  • 70th Anniversary logo on radio screen
  • Berber floor mats with Chestnut binding

Jeep Compass 70th Anniversary Edition

This special edition is available on Jeep Compass Limited models. Features include:

  • 70th Anniversary badge
  • Unique 18-inch aluminum wheel
  • Dark Slate seats with perforated leather inserts embossed with Jeep logo and Chestnut accent stitching and piping
  • Chestnut stitching in steering wheel
  • Unique Dark Green cluster overlay
  • Premium media center with navigation
  • 70th Anniversary logo on radio screen
  • Berber floor mats (including cargo compartment) with Chestnut binding

Redesigned Jeep® Compass for 2011 Showcases Brand Family Styling and Even More Value for European Customers

Offering 4×4 fuel economy and off-road capability in the compact SUV segment, the Jeep® Compass for 2011 features a new, sophisticated design with cues coming directly from the brand’s premium icon, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Coupled with a host of interior refinements, improved ride and handling characteristics and new powertrain and drivetrain options for Europe, the newest Jeep Compass offers a unique blend of premium styling, capability, efficiency and value that is better than ever.

Compact SUVs are the most popular sport-utility segment in Europe, and the new Jeep Compass has what it takes to be a strong contender,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand and Lead Executive for International Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. “We have applied the premium design cues of our award-winning new Grand Cherokee, expanded our powertrain range for Europe, and we have upgraded the interiors and ride and handling to provide European consumers a sporty, value-packed option.

Delivering the packaging and interior flexibility of an SUV with the performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a compact car, Jeep Compass now also boasts more than 30 safety and security features.

Exterior Redesign

The new Jeep Compass for 2011 has a distinct family resemblance to the all-new, premium Jeep Grand Cherokee.

With a new hood, new front fenders, new fascia, new headlamps and a new grille, the face of the Jeep Compass now features a more serious yet sophisticated appearance. The grille has been detailed with a small dose of chrome surrounding the traditional seven slots found on all Jeep vehicles. Forward lighting performance is improved with the use of quad reflector headlamps, and the fog lamps are now high-output projector lamps. Adding an element of muscle, the hood has been enhanced with a subtle power bulge. The result is a vehicle that projects an attitude that is much more serious and conveys the Compass’ capability in all weather and driving conditions.

New brightwork throughout the exterior lends an upscale touch. A band of protective cladding has been added for 2011, serving to fend off debris when driving in challenging weather conditions or off-road and providing a new appearance.

This trend continues with enhancements to the rear of the Jeep Compass: a new rear fascia, new body-color rear spoiler and subtle, upscale touches including new LED taillamps – and on the Limited model, bright trim on the step pad and a chrome exhaust tip. Topping it off, a new set of roof rails were designed with a slimmed-down appearance and a small amount of brightwork. The Compass sports new, standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, and 18-inch aluminum wheels are available on Limited models.

Further Interior Improvements

Interior upgrades for the Jeep Compass in 2011 include new soft-touch front-door trim panels with a padded upper surface; a new, padded center armrest; new Jeep steering wheel with integrated controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, available handsfree phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel; new cloth interior with premium cloth bucket seats in the front; and new backlighting of door-mounted controls for power windows, locks and mirrors.

The new Jeep Compass offers an array of clever features consumers will appreciate whether commuting to work, driving in challenging weather conditions, exploring new trails or out-of-the-way places. A power sun roof or premium audio system with nine Boston Acoustic speakers are just two of the available features that add convenience.

Standard features providing additional value include air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power/heated exterior mirrors, illuminated cup holders, remote keyless entry, fog lamps, speed control and sunscreen glass.

All-road Capability with Choice of Drivetrains

Jeep Compass offers customers confident 4×4 capability as well as a retuned suspension.

Jeep Compass will be available in Europe in two drivetrain configurations. In addition to the Freedom Drive I™ four-wheel-drive system, Compass is now also available in a front-wheel-drive configuration. Front-wheel drive is the sole configuration for vehicles with the 2.0-liter petrol World Engine and is a new option for vehicles with the 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine.

Freedom Drive I is a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system with Lock mode, designed to give drivers year-round assurance with the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions as well as slick roads that come with rain and light snow. Freedom Drive I features a lockable center coupling, giving drivers the ability to put the Jeep Compass in four-wheel-drive Lock mode to handle deep snow, sand and other low-traction surfaces. Freedom Drive I is the standard configuration for vehicles with the 2.4-liter petrol World Engine and is available for vehicles with the 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine.

Jeep Compass incorporates a retuned suspension for 2011, with higher spring and damping rates and an increased diameter of the rear sway bar.

Broadened Powertrain Lineup

Jeep Compass’ powertrain is designed to deliver high levels of performance, fuel economy and refinement at a solid value for money.

The first of two petrol engines is the 2.4-liter World Engine that produces power of 125 kW (170 hp DIN) and torque of 220 N•m (162 lb-ft). This 2.4-liter World Engine has dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts, which helps optimize the torque curve at all speeds and produces more power, better fuel economy and smoother, quieter operation than engines without dual VVT. Jeep Compass’ 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual transaxle delivers fuel economy of 8.1 L/100 km (combined cycle) and a range of 631 km (392 mi) on one tank of fuel.

The 2.4-liter World Engine is available with either the standard five-speed manual transaxle or an available Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT). Jeep Compass’ CVT is a second-generation CVT that Chrysler Group engineers calibrated for pleasing engine response and precise ratio control. CVT contributes to a fuel economy improvement of six to eight percent compared with a traditional four-speed automatic. Compass’ CVT also improves vehicle performance compared with a traditional automatic transaxle because of optimized gear ratios, especially during overtaking maneuvers in the 50 to 100 km/h (30-60 mph) range. This transmission features Auto Stick, which allows for manual control with the simulation of six stepped gears.

Newly available for Jeep Compass in Europe is a 2.0-liter petrol World Engine with dual VVT, which provides power of 115 kW (156 hp DIN) and torque of 190 N•m (140 lb-ft). This engine, which is coupled with a five-speed manual transaxle and the front wheel drive configuration only, provides fuel economy of 7.6 L/100 km (combined cycle) and CO2 emissions of just 175 g/km.

Jeep Compass also features a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine with better overall performance than the 2.0-liter diesel engine it replaces. The 2.2-liter high-output diesel engine, which is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, produces power of 120 kW (163 hp DIN) and torque of 320 N•m (236 lb-ft). These equate to a 16-percent increase in power and a 3-percent increase in torque over the prior 2.0-liter diesel engine. With the 2.2-liter diesel engine, Compass also improves its overall performance with 12-percent quicker acceleration and increased 4×4 towing capacity of 2,000 kg (4,409 lbs). With this Euro V diesel engine, Compass delivers fuel consumption of 6.6 L/100 km (combined cycle) and, in the front-wheel-drive configuration, can travel 844 km (524 mi) between fuel stops.

The 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine will also be offered in European markets as a low-output version, with 100 kW (136 hp DIN) of power at 3,600-4,200 rpm and 320 N•m (236 lb-ft) across 1,400-2,800 rpm. This will allow Jeep Compass to meet a wider potential market in Europe.

Safety and Security

Jeep Compass includes more than 30 standard safety and security features such as:

  • Advanced multi-stage front air bags
  • Side-curtain front and rear air bags
  • Seat-mounted (thorax) side air bags
  • Electronic Stability Control with Brake Assist
  • Hill Start Assist (with manual transmission)
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • ABS with rough-road detection
  • Brake Traction Control System
  • Driver and front-passenger active head restraints
  • Security alarm
  • Sentry Key theft-deterrent system
  • Tire-pressure monitoring
  • EVIC

Jeep Compass Model Lineup

Jeep Compass in Europe is available in two models: Sport and Limited. Both are available with either front-wheel drive or the Freedom Drive I full-time, active 4×4 system plus the available engine options according to the selected drivetrain.