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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Diesel Wrangler JL Spotted?

The person who took these pictures claimed that they saw a bit of black smoke coming out of the exhaust pipes when the mule tried to speed away from them.

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I spotted this prototype Jeep Wrangler. He noticed I was taking pictures and started to drive away very quickly. As he started to pull ahead of me I noticed a bit of “dark” smoke come out of the exhaust. Could this be the 3.0 Ecodiesel Wrangler? They are using LED headlights on this model.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 09:06 AM
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It's possible. It would have helped if he were to have taken a closer listen as it was passing by and pulling away, that would have been a great aid in determining if it was a diesel as they sound very distinct.
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-09-2017, 09:13 AM
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There is speculation about the Jeep JL's engine options and one of them was rumored to be a turbo-diesel. Jeep hasn't confirmed anything so we're all speculating and for all we know, that was a gas engine that's burning too much fuel and they're making adjustments.
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Wranglers have been sold in other countries with a turbo-diesel option, but not in NA as far as I know. If it's being tested in Michigan, then maybe Jeep is planning to sell the a 3.0 Ecodiesel Wrangler in NA.
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The same diesel in the RAM 1500 is somewhat quite so in videos like this it will be hard to spot it. All depending on the quality of video, how close they are to the vehicle, and so on. But one thing for sure is that FCA is looking for more ways to off load that engine, just one model running it isn't good enough, that's a fact.
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Kinda wish it was some sort of turbo diesel getting shoe-horned into the Wrangler.. that would be pretty cool to be honest.
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Does Jeep have a turbo diesel in any of their cars in Europe? Or maybe FCA can take it from another brand.
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 02:10 PM
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I think they have that 3.0L turbo diesel in the Grand Cherokee.. or they did? A lot of the things that I'm pulling up either list it as turbo diesel or just diesel so I'm not 100% sure. Can anyone find some sort of solid answer?
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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 07:54 PM
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Its the same EcoDiesel engine fitted in the RAM 1500 Diesel. It wasn't too long ago when they started using these power plants so its easy to see why Wranglers are getting them now. Lucky for us the chance of running into issues will be much lower, 2+ years on the market has to weed out issues.
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-25-2017, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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A 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine inside a Wrangler will be a sight to see. fuel economy will definitely go up considering how many MPG the Ram gets. I think it has around 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, which will feel more potent in a lighter and smaller body like the Wrangler JL.
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