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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Getting Six Engine Options



Yes, you heard right! After speculating for so long, we now have information on the upcoming Wrangler JL’s powertrains thanks to Jalopnik and the tip they received from an anonymous source who claims to have ties with an FCA assembly plant.

They may not all be available at launch, but the JL-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler should be offered with six different engine options; two versions of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, two versions of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder and two diesel engines, a 3.0- and a 2.2-liter. This news collaborates with prior rumors and spy shots of the new Wrangler.

Last year, a test mule was spotted putting around with what sounded like a diesel engine and an EcoDiesel V6 engine was suspected to be the culprit. There were also rumors of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, internally called the Hurricane, that’s capable of producing 300 horsepower. Though we can’t confirm this as the source did not divulge any horsepower specifics nor did they say if either of the four-cylinder Jeeps will be turbos.

Transmission options were left out as well, but a spy shot of t Wrangler JL prototype revealed the existence of a stick shift with 6 gears. Of course, an automatic transmission is likely going to be an option as well.

Finally, the tip includes the various roof options a customer can choose; a black soft, tan soft, black hard, body-color hard and a power-retractable top.

As expected, when Jalopnik reached out to FCA for comment, a spokesperson said that FCA cannot comment on a future model.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 09:13 AM
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That list is most likely for the global market if it is real. Hard to imagine Jeep giving us so many engines when the the JK is offered with 2 only, a 2.8 Turbo diesel and a 3.6 pentastar.
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 10:35 AM
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Has to be a global market list as there's no way they would offer so many engine options to a single region
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post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 09:55 AM
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I'd really love to see the v6 diesel with a manual transmission. Probably won't happen, though. It is more likely to be auto-only, I'd guess.
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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 04:26 PM
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What gearing options do you think the 3.0 diesel will come with?
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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 09:06 AM
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Didn't the 2017 Wrangler test mule have a six-speed stick? That's probably what the diesel engine will be paired with. Or it could come standard with all trims for all we know. Maybe the automatic transmission will be six-speed too.
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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 06:34 PM
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3.6 V6 with a manual transmission will be the ultimate pairing and I say that because they won't make it on higher trims, entry-level. Anyone that knows Wranglers knows where that engine/transmission combination fits.
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 09:26 AM
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Now we just have to wait for FCA to release the specs. I'd look at what the engine is currently making in other models, but the 3.6 V6 is in the Pacifica right now and that's not exactly a good body for comparison.
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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 02:12 PM
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Adding to that, that 3.6 V6 is a darn good ol' reliable engine. That with a manual transmission and you have an even more reliable setup. The only thing that really goes wrong with manual transmissions is a clutch that goes bad, if you can drive properly, you good. They're also cheaper to fix than automatic transmissions lol.
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-25-2017, 09:38 AM
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The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 makes 287 HP and 262 lb-ft in the Pacifica, enough to climb up some California hills. Even if the engine is detuned a bit in the Wrangler, the engine will still feel respectable so long as it's not weighed down by a lot of mods.
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