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Jeeps in Europe have traditionally used VM diesel engines; from the 1990s, when they used 2.5 liter four-cylinder diesels, to the 2000s, when they used 2.5 and 2.8 liter versions of the same engine, Jeep stayed mainly with VM R-series fours. Karl3 reported that the next-generation KL Cherokee, however, will use a Fiat Powertrain engine, rather than a VM (Fiat also owns VM).  Jeep could use the latest 2.0 liter JTDM, which in the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta produces 150 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, while meeting Euro 6 emissions. In the Fiat Freemont, the 2.0 liter engine produces 140 or 170 horsepower, with 229 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0 MultiJet, launched in 2008, has garnered a strong reputation both in Europe and in India, where it has proven to be very popular albeit not under the hoods of Fiats A less likely possibility is the 3.0 liter Fiat 3.0..

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Far less likely, but if Jeep wants success in the US with a diesel, it had better be the 3.0.
Although the small size of the KL could handle the 280 lb ft., 2.0.
 

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Although it's a pretty nice engine, the 3.0L V6 VM engine isn't setup for a transverse application, so that won't happen. The export KL will launch with the Fiat 2.0L MultiJet found in the JC/JF.
 

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red_00xj said:
Although it's a pretty nice engine, the 3.0L V6 VM engine isn't setup for a transverse application, so that won't happen. The export KL will launch with the Fiat 2.0L MultiJet found in the JC/JF.
Very true. The bell housings are set up for the 2.0 diesels...just in case that is news to anyone. ;)
 

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red_00xj said:
Although it's a pretty nice engine, the 3.0L V6 VM engine isn't setup for a transverse application, so that won't happen. The export KL will launch with the Fiat 2.0L MultiJet found in the JC/JF.
I figured as much. So I assume the Cherokee deisel will use the 2.0 diesel here in the states...
 

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'Bout time FiChry are dipping into their stores of Small Diesels. Would like to see more of their stuff available as thoughtful choices among CDJ's line-up.

One question is : " If they Federalize an engine (limiting to just Diesel power for the moment) for one car, does that mean that the engine is good for any other model FiChry chose later on - OR - do they have to turn round and Federalize that same engine for each model that they'd decide should have that engine? "

One other thing - the Fiat 500 is sold with their 1.3L Multi-Jet Diesel "over there." That 1.3L Multi-Jet might make the 500 a more well-rounded purchase if offered that way here. 85HP and 148LbFt TQ

With that engine here in the States, the 500 would likely exceed 40 MPG * CITY *

http://www.autoevolution.com/engine/fiat-fiat-500l-2012-13l-85-hp-multijet.html
 

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Stratuscaster said:
Federalizing the engine for emissions is - I believe - a one-time thing.

Crash-testing and such - that's per model.
I wondered ... and as for crash-test metrics, that's sensible.

Thank you :)
 
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