2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
The most powerful, technologically advanced, high-performance Jeep®
vehicle ever -- the all-new 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8® -- arrives
later this summer with a combination of Jeep's legendary capability and
utility, merged with the renowned advanced performance engineering from
Chrysler Group LLC's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team.
Delivering outstanding driving performance in all conditions, and
complemented by key SRT attributes -- including functional,
performance-oriented styling, world-class ride and handling, benchmark
braking and race-inspired interior appointments -- the 2012 Jeep Grand
Cherokee SRT8 broadens the Jeep vehicle lineup and builds upon the
successful launch of the award-winning 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Powering the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is Chrysler Group's all-new
6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 465
(630 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque -- an improvement of 50 horsepower and 45 lb.-ft.
torque over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.
An active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing delivers
maximum low-end torque while optimizing high-end power across a wider and
improved rpm band. Specifically, 90-percent of peak torque is available
between 2,800 and 6,000 rpm, allowing for inspired standing starts and
improved straight-line performance.
Standard Fuel Saver Technology and a new-for-2012 active valve Exhaust system allows four-cylinder operation to
engage over a wider rpm range, to deliver both improved fuel efficiency --
a 13-percent increase on the highway -- and an extended range of 450 miles
on one tank of gas.
Standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters join the standard Auto
Stick on the floor. Both are mated to a proven automatic transmission,
allowing a choice of spirited shifting on the road and the race track. Both
methods give the driver the ability to shift while the transmission
controller calibration prevents situations that might over rev the engine.
Fully adaptive electronic control of all shifting makes the powertrain more
responsive while minimizing harshness.
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 - 5000 Pounds of Fun? - Ignition Episode 25
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago hits the road and the test track
with Jeep's Hemi-powered 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8. Armed with the same V-8
engine found in the Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Charger SRT8, this 470 hp
Jeep takes aim at European performance-oriented SUVs like the Porsche
Cayenne S and BMW X5 M.
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