I'm all for the 2.8 since it's what gives the power we need and want and it's an easier move for Jeep, something that makes it easier to offer us than to bring something completely new.
same HP, 200. Torque is more for 2.8, 340 ft-lbsIf the VM Motori 2.8L 4 cylinder turbo diesel is already offered in Europe I don't see why it won't be well received here. Most Wrangler JL owners will be using it for off road riding and the extra diesel boost would help. And Diesel is cheaper where I am so that's a plus.
How much more hp does the 2.8L have when compared to the 2.2L?
I believe that being what's being offered among all markets but for specific markets we'll see this being trimmed.An anonymous source told jalopnik that the Wrangler JL will come with two versions of the 3.6-liter Pentastar engine, a 3.0- and a 2.2-liter diesel, and two versions of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
There's no way to confirm if this is true or not, but maybe the source is real and these are what we're getting.
Diesel engines cost more to make and with a vehicle still somewhat affordable it won`t be a good idea. Likely FCA already has some gasoline engines they can use for that simple purpose, if its just charging they need then why invest millions more than they should?Wouldn't it be great if a hybrid Wrangler worked by having a very fuel efficient diesel generator charging the battery constantly to power the electric motors? I think the Chevy volt does something similar.