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Someone dug around the Jeep dealer ordering system and found out some details about the new Wrangler's powertrain options.

We're definitely getting a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with a starter-generator. Also getting a 3.6-litre V6 or 3.0-litre turbodiesel, both offered
with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
 

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Thanks for the confirmation which is what it really comes down to since most of us knew these powertrains would make it, just a matter of a time like this, hence all the Hurricane talk. Apparently its good for about 250hp and torque should be right around that. All much like what we seen All-Par talk about.
 

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Someone dug around the Jeep dealer ordering system and found out some details about the new Wrangler's powertrain options.

We're definitely getting a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with a starter-generator. Also getting a 3.6-litre V6 or 3.0-litre turbodiesel, both offered
with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Source? I saw what was leaked and saw nothing about the diesel being offered with a manual transmission.
 

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Motor Authority is saying the same thing so I assume it's a widespread source of information. 2018 Jeep Wrangler specs leak,*full-time 4WD available

Two transmissions will be available for the 2018 Wrangler: an 8-speed automatic and a 6-speed manual transmission. However, the base powertrain—the 2.0L turbo—will be paired exclusively to the 8-speed automatic.
Since the diesel option is not tied to one specific gearbox, then we can safely assume it'll come in manual.
 

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any idea if this will be the same NSG370 transmission that they have been using for a while or could it be a different iteration?
 

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I linked the source in my post...
Not sure about transmission, though car and driver did say there will be two eight-speed automatic transmissions built by two companies, one from FCA and the other from ZF.
 

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just read about a chinese car company that might be buying over FCA, if the deal happens then i hope that it wont change how things progress with the Wrangler.
 

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Motor Authority is saying the same thing so I assume it's a widespread source of information. 2018 Jeep Wrangler specs leak,*full-time 4WD available



Since the diesel option is not tied to one specific gearbox, then we can safely assume it'll come in manual.
I've seen nothing to indidicate a manual will be offered with the diesel. I'd love for it to be, but all indications are that it will be only offered with an automatic. Any reliable sources saying otherwise would be appreciated.
 

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I've seen nothing to indidicate a manual will be offered with the diesel. I'd love for it to be, but all indications are that it will be only offered with an automatic. Any reliable sources saying otherwise would be appreciated.
auto will make the diesel more efficient and if there's anything they need in the diesel segment its to squeeze every last bit of range they can, just look at who's competing in the space and how much good that can do for it. when people think diesel now they want to see impressive range.
 

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Watch them offer a manual in Europe or just somewhere in that part of the world. Europeans love manuals so in a market like that Jeep might be in a tough position, can't streamline the product from market to market as much.
 

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Watch them offer a manual in Europe or just somewhere in that part of the world. Europeans love manuals so in a market like that Jeep might be in a tough position, can't streamline the product from market to market as much.
never realized that but looking into recent stats I am impressed

its probably why motorsports culture is so rich on that end of the sea than it is in the americas

In Europe and Japan, for example, more than 80 percent of cars sold have manual transmissions. Still, automatic vehicles are becoming more and more ubiquitous in the U.S. Just 30 years ago, 71 percent of vehicles on American roads had automatic transmissions, and today it's more than 96 percent.Apr 7, 2016
 

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Watch them offer a manual in Europe or just somewhere in that part of the world. Europeans love manuals so in a market like that Jeep might be in a tough position, can't streamline the product from market to market as much.
Manuals sell well here. I see them everywhere. I also believe FCA reps have said the manual would be offered here.
 

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Often those come at a premium but you have to look at the long term of whats better for you. I plan on keeping this for about 4-5 years so the savings over all those years on gas could make up for it.
 

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Watch them offer a manual in Europe or just somewhere in that part of the world. Europeans love manuals so in a market like that Jeep might be in a tough position, can't streamline the product from market to market as much.
Europeans love diesel even more than manual, but yeah, it's true u can find almost any car with diesel engine and a stick in Europe
 
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