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. Ignition appears every Monday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2011 BMW X5 M vs. 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
We'll call them Super SUVs -- SuperUVs for brevity: the 555-horsepower BMW X5 M, 500-horsepower Porsche Cayenne turbo, and 465-horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. We wanted find out if these top-tier SUVs can comfortably travel at entertaining and demanding velocities with hefty loads and all seats filled, so we hooked up flatbed trailers and drove them to Willow Springs International Raceway. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suvs/1108_2011_bmw_x5_2012_jeep_grand_c herokee_srt8_2011_porsche_cayenne_turbo_comparison/ Shot by: Jim Gleason, Corey Denomy Edited by: Corey Denomy
► 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Designed and built using the proven SRT formula that raises the performance to astonishing levels, the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the mid-16 second range, can cover the quarter mile in the mid-13 second range, has a top speed of 160 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in 116 feet. 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. Chrysler Group's SRT vehicles are well known for their world-class braking. Stopping power for the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes courtesy of new SRT high-performance Brembo brakes with four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS). Stopping distance performance of 116 feet from 60-0 mph is made possible by new red-painted, Brembo 6-piston (front) and 4-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors at all four corners measuring 15-inches (front) and 13.8-inches (rear). ► If you love cars, you should subscribe now to YouCar's channel: http://urlz.fr/lEd Go ahead, it's free! All the Best.
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this suv while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this suv designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.