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Jeep teases a 392 Wrangler? Gladiator?

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by LeeRyder, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Ryan

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    Gladiator does not get eTorque for 2021.
     
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    I would go out of my way to avoid LRR tires. 0.01 MPG isn’t worth the compromises on a normal car, let alone a Gladiator.
     
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  3. Adventurer55

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    The Pentastar is a fine engine for many applications. But in a truck, without a turbo it lacks torque, which is what is needed in trucks.
     
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    I think this will sell well in LA, parking next to an MB G550 on Melrose Avenue where most off-road vehicles will only see sand and dust courtesy of the the Santa Ana winds. :) Compared to the MB even an "expensive" Wrangler will seem inexpensive.
     
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    Keep in mind you still won’t be getting Mercedes-levels of materials, fit-and-finish or customer service.
     
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  6. Dave Z

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    Still hoping for the straight six...
     
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  7. LeeRyder

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    I thought one was in the works?
     
  8. Ryan

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    Straight from the press release:

     
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    In fairness, you can get a Willys Unlimited diesel for under $50k.
     
  10. Mopar392

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    And eventually, there could be a 392-powered Gladiator
     
  11. mopar22

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    If Jeep goes with a v8 they need to go with the 5.7 to get max amount of buyers. I feel if they were to bring the 392 it would be way over priced and a lot of people would be scared off by it
     
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    the actual build-cost for the two engines is virtually identical depending on which version of the 6.4L is under the hood. The truck variant is my bet given the 4x4 and transfer case.
     
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    We all know if they used a 392 there jacking the price waaaaaaay up
     
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  15. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    That's easy. Groupe PSA is doing great in that regard, and it probably wouldn't have too much effect on the "New Combined Entity".

    Besides...if they really had to...they could go back to TESLA to beg mercy to buy more credits.
     
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    A bunch of members on the JL forums claim that they see a dot on that photo: that hood emblem actually reads 3.92.

    They have enlarged the photo and filtered it digitally, but I can’t say I see a dot for sure.

    If it ends up being a 3.92...this may be little more than a publicity stunt to attempt to divert some attention from Ford’s never-ending Bronco teases.
     
  17. JKU12

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    Read this in an article:

    "The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is headed into production, according to a source inside Jeep. The company has apparently produced 30 V-8 Wrangler prototypes at the Toledo, Ohio Wrangler plant—something our source says would not happen for a one-off concept."
     
  18. Ryan

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    It says 392. The press release also leads me to believe this is actually going to happen.

    Jeep Wrangler Previews Factory V-8 Engine on Eve of Bronco Launch (at https://www.motortrend.com/news/jeep-wrangler-rubicon-392-concept/ )

    Jeep-Wrangler-Rubicon-392-Concept-10.png.jpeg
     
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  19. Adventurer55

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    That's the way to take the wind away from Bronco. Old fashion non turbo V8 under the hood. God I'll bet there's guys frothing at the mouth over this prospect. If you're going to do it, do it big.
     
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