At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, the Michigan-based SUV will receive a new Multijet engine borrowed from the Italians from Fiat. The new 3.0-liter V6 unit which debuts next month on the Grand Cherokee offers a total power of 241 horses and 550 Nm of torque.
The new Multijet engine benefits from a Garret VGT 2056 turbine and an air-cooled intercooler being made of a compressed graphite iron material. In terms of eco features, the new diesel engine born from the collaboration with Fiat Powertrain meets the Euro 5 requirments offering a fuel consumption of 8,3 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions of 218 g/km.
According to the official details the new V6 engine which will fit the Grand Cherokee late this year weighs 230 kilograms and comes with a lenght of 695 mm and a width of 729 mm.
Aluminum was used to build the cylinder heads which feature a chain-driven, dual overhead-camshaft design with four valves per cylinder. A 1,800-bar common-rail fuel-injection system is also available and takes care of the fuel delivery.