Jeep has added a new special-edition to the Wrangler’s line-up.
Named after the notorious Black Bear jeep trail, a road which crests at Black Bear Pass – elevation 12,840 feet (3,910 m) – and then descends over a set of infamous switchbacks as it navigates the heights above Telluride, this Wrangler is as cool as it gets.
Sure, the “Black Bear” special edition may only be available on the Sports S models of the Wrangler and the Wrangler Unlimited, but it comes with lots of Jeep goodies to make a possible off-road adventure even more hardcore. Well, at least as hardcore as it can get with factory-standard vehicles.
It can be spec’d in one of the nine different vivid colors (because for some reason, that makes it perform better on the trail) and it comes equipped with a heritage “Wrangler” hood decal, a topographical “Black Bear Pass” hood decal, off-road rock rails, satin black grille, Mineral Gray bumper applique, and standard premium Sunrider soft top or optional body-color hard top. Standard-Premium, now there’s a spot-on example of an oxymoron.
Not only that, but the pack also sports black tail lamp guards and fuel filler door, whilst the 17-inch five-spoke black wheels come with added traction from the Silent Armor tires wrapped around them.
The interior of the Black Bear Wrangler features all sorts of creature comforts, including black cloth Sedoso seats, standard air conditioning, Iron Gray bezels, grab handle vent rings and door handles, sport bar grab handles and all-weather slush mats.
Naturally, the car is powered by FCA’s US 3.6-litre Pentastar V6, which delivers 285 horses and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque.