2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 3

Όσο περιμένουμε το πιο σκληροπυρηνικό Grand Cherokee, η Jeep αποκάλυψε το ανανεωμένο για το 2016, Grand Cherokee SRT. Εξωτερικά, δεν υπάρχουν πολλά που διαφοροποιούν το 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT από το 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT αλλά η Αμερικανική εταιρία εστίασε σε μικρές και στοχευμένες βελτιώσεις κάτω από το δέρμα.

Για παράδειγμα, στα μηχανικά και στα ηλεκτρονικά. Το MY2016 μοντέλο, έχει χάσει βάρος –αν και η Jeep δεν μας λέει πόσο– με την χρήση ελαφρύτερων υλικών στην ανάρτηση. Ο κινητήρας, είναι ο ίδιος 6.4 λίτρων V8 με Fuel Saver Technology που αποδίδει 475 άλογα και 637 Nm ροπής και συνδυάζεται με ένα 8-τάχυτο, αυτόματο κιβώτιο με αποτέλεσμα τα 96 km/h να έρχονται από στάση σε 4.8 δευτερόλεπτα, τα 160 km/h σε 16.3 και η τελική να είναι 258 km/h. Νέα είναι από την άλλη τα drive modes που ελέγχουν την λειτουργία του συστήματος τετρακίνησης, της μετάδοσης, των ηλεκτρονικών, της ανάρτησης και του συστήματος διεύθυνσης. Ο οδηγός μπορεί να επιλέξει ανάμεσα στα: Custom, Auto, Sport, Track, Snow, Tow και Eco ενώ για επιπλέον ασφάλεια, η Jeep εξοπλίζει το 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT με “Valet Mode” που ενεργοποιείται με έναν 4ψήφιο κωδικό και περιορίζει σημαντικά τις δυνατότητες του αυτοκινήτου. Τέλος, όσον αφορά στα μηχανικά, διαθέσιμη είναι και μία αναβάθμιση στο σύστημα πέδησης.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 6

Οι αλλαγές συνεχίζονται στο εσωτερικό, όπου ο πίνακας οργάνων έχει αντικατασταθεί με μία οθόνη 7 ιντσών στην οποία το στροφόμετρο έχει μετακινηθεί στο κέντρο. Εκτός αυτού βέβαια, υπάρχει η δυνατότητα παραμετροποίησης των ενδείξεων της οθόνης με τις ανανεωμένες “Performance Pages” που προσφέρουν στον οδηγό την δυνατότητα να παρακολουθεί διάφορες λειτουργίες του αυτοκινήτου. Δυστυχώς, η Jeep δεν έδωσε στη δημοσιότητα φωτογραφίες του νέου πίνακα οργάνων.

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

The best performing on-road Jeep vehicle ever returns for 2016 with its proven and powerful 6.4-liter V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Performance includes 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in 16.3 seconds, quarter mile in the mid-13 second range and a top speed of 160 mph.


New inside the 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT is a revised instrument panel gauge cluster that takes on a more enhanced and high-performance look. The 7-inch reconfigurable digital display now features the tachometer shown in the middle similar to other high performance SRT vehicles, while the 180-mph speedometer moves to the left side of the cluster.


SRT-exclusive Performance Pages are revised for 2016 with an expanded array of performance timers and gauge readouts, while all-new drive modes allow Grand Cherokee SRT owners the ability to personalize their drive experience whether its on-road or on-track.


The drive modes separately control the all-wheel drive system, transmission, paddle shifters, stability control, suspension and steering. Drive modes are pre-configured for Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow settings via a mode select switch on the center console, while the Custom setting lets the driver customize the drive experience to their favorite settings.

Custom — Allows driver to personalize the vehicle’s performance

Auto — Activates automatically when starting the vehicle

Sport — Delivers increased vehicle performance capability over the Auto Mode

Track — Delivers maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry surfaces

Snow – Delivers optimized snow and ice performance

Tow – Delivers maximum towing performance

Eco — Maximizes fuel economy with a revised shift schedule, pedal map and second-gear starts

For added safety and security, the 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT receives a new Valet mode that enables the following vehicle configurations:

Engine is remapped to significantly reduce horsepower and torque; limited to 4,000 rpm

Transmission locks out access to first gear and upshifts earlier than normal

Transmission will treat the manual shifter position the same as the drive position

Traction, steering and suspension are set to their Street settings

Steering-wheel paddle shifters are disabled

Drive Mode functions are disabled

Electronic stability control (ESC) is enabled to Full-on

Launch control is disabled


Drivers can activate and deactivate Valet mode with a personalized four-digit PIN code.


The standard massive Brembo brakes on the 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT can be upgraded further with the available high-performance brake package that features two-piece aluminum, high-performance rotors front and rear.

Also new for 2016, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT’s weight is reduced due to aluminum suspension components.


The eight-speed automatic transmission in the Grand Cherokee SRT model is specifically engineered to optimize shift quality and shift points for fuel economy, performance and drivability. The intelligent software takes into account variables, including engine torque gradients, kick-down events, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade changes, friction detection and downshift detection to determine the appropriate shift map.


Standard launch control mimics a professional driver’s inputs to optimize Grand Cherokee SRT’s performance by bringing engine, transmission, driveline, stability control, and suspension in line for a textbook launch. Controlled by a button behind the new polystable shifter on the center console, the result is improved and more consistent straight-line acceleration. New for 2016 is the ability to set launch rpm between 1500 and 3500 in 250 rpm increments.


The performance experience of the 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT is further accentuated by transfer case proportioning and dynamic controls for the Selec-Track system when the vehicle is in Track Mode. When this mode is selected, 70 percent of the engine’s torque is delivered to the rear wheels for a more pronounced rear-wheel-drive experience. Grand Cherokee SRT drivers will notice a vehicle that is more responsive from mid-corner to exit.


The Selec-Track system on the Grand Cherokee SRT uses performance-tuned software to distinguish the five dynamic modes: Auto, Sport, Tow, Track, and Snow, enabling drivers to choose a vehicle setting that ideally meets their requirements and ambient conditions. Drivers will find the torque split change in Track mode provides a vehicle that is more responsive from mid-corner to exit and one that delivers faster lap times at their favorite track.


The Grand Cherokee SRT sports its signature, seven-slot upper grille with black screen insert flanked by slimmer, adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps that are surrounded by a signature LED character lamp treatment. The headlamps on the SRT model feature a unique black background to distinguish the vehicle from other 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee models while further accenting their jewel-like appearance.


The SRT-model exclusive heated three-spoke steering wheel with a flat bottom features a bevy of comfort, convenience and connectivity controls and more pronounced, more ergonomically efficient paddle shifters.


The Grand Cherokee SRT rides on a short- and long-arm (SLA) independent front suspension with coil springs, Bilstein adaptive damping suspension (ADS), upper- and aluminum lower-control arms (“A” arms), aluminum knuckle, aluminum clevis and hollow stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is a multi-link design with coil spring, Bilstein ADS, aluminum lower control arm, independent upper links (tension and camber), plus a separate toe link, and a hollow stabilizer bar.