Euro-spec Jeep Wrangler Detailed, Will Feature 197HP 4-Cylinder Diesel

Jeep has released the details of the European Wrangler ahead of its official market launch in the region this September.

The latest generation of the off-road icon will be offered with two engine options in Europe, including a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder petrol engine and a new 2.2-liter Multijet II turbo four-cylinder diesel engine.

Customers in the Middle East, Russia and Africa will be offered the more powerful 3.6-liter V6 option with 280hp (284PS) and 255lb-ft (347Nm), with those in the old continent being limited to four-cylinder engine options only. All powertrains come with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.

The new Jeep Wrangler will be initially available in Europe with just the 2.2-liter Multijet II diesel engine. Power is rated at 197hp (200PS) and torque at 331lb-ft (450Nm). Jeep claims that a four-door Sahara model is capable of a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 9.6 seconds while top speed is 111mph (180km/h). 2.0-liter petrol models will become available towards the end of the year, offering 268hp (272PS) and 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque.

European customers will be offered three trim levels: Sport, Sahara and Rubicon. All three of them will be available in both two- and four-door bodystyles, while Sahara models can be specified with a new Overland pack as an option.

The new Overland pack adds to Sahara models a set of unique 18-inch aluminum wheels, body color grille with bright accents and headlight bezels, body-colored spare tire cover and a leather interior, among other.

Wrangler Rubicon still the king of the range

Sport and Sahara models of the new Jeep Wrangler will be fitted with the Command-Trac all-wheel drive while the more off-road capable Wrangler Rubicon models come with the Rock-Trac all-wheel drive system. Both systems feature a new full-time two-speed transfer case. Shifting between 2WD and 4WD can be done at speeds of up to 44mph (72km/h).

Apart from the different all-wheel drive system, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comes with heavy-duty Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lok electric front- and rear-axle lockers, added articulation and a longer suspension travel with the kind help of an electronic sway-bar disconnect.

There will be three top options: the Sky One-Touch soft-top which can be retracted with a push of a button, the Zipperless Premium Sunrider soft top and the modular Freedom Top, which is a removable, three-panel hard top.

Inside you get either a 3.5-inch or a 7-inch display for the instrument cluster while customers will get to choose between a 7.0-inch or a 8.4-inch touchscreen display for the UConnect infotainment system that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. A smaller 5.0-inch infotainment system will be offered in Wrangler Sport models in markets outside Europe. Finally, the new Jeep Wrangler features a wide range of safety systems, including Blind-Spot monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and more.

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  • Vassilis

    Cool.

  • Ilbirs

    Let’s see if FCA is smart at this time and finally brings a diesel Wrangler to Brazil.

  • Status

    The brightest star in all of FCA is the Wrangler.

    • SgtBeavis

      Yup, even with the recalls, I don’t regret buying two of them.

      • Status

        I should disclose that I don’t even particularly like FCA as they seem to be doing everything wrong or their decisions are done with little forethought. Lancia has imploded, Alfa is a facade, and Chrysler is lost in the weeds somewhere.

        The Wrangler however, and some of the entire Jeep range, seems to me like the one of the few times where every engineer, designer, marketer, and management person involved with the vehicle seems to cut the bull and actually try their hardest.

        It looks better than the JK in every detail. Everyone in the world knows exactly what it is by it’s shape alone and what it’s capable of. Its versatility allows it to jump between the urban and rural worlds without alienating itself. Except for the dearly departed Defender, there’s virtually no other vehicle on earth that even comes close to the Wrangler.

  • ZYGIUS

    Front bumper looks awful, those gaps are monstrous…

    • BlackPegasus

      It’s purpose built. The small gaps are reassuring for serious off-roading (and they’re not that noticeable). It may also help lower insurance repair costs by making the parts more accessible.

  • BlackPegasus

    I don’t have a need for an off-road suv but if I did I’d love to own one of these bad boys with the hardtop. And I’m pleased to see Jeep gave them LED headlights/DRL which will eliminate the need to mod them by 80 percent of its owners.

  • Belthronding

    i know nobody would needs one but V8 would be good offer.

  • Classic Bob

    Different variants of the same engine has different outputs, upto 305hp on the Challenger.

  • After this we will see bunch of body, interior and wheel conversion to make the car more “luxurious”, replacing tarted up Defenders.

  • SgtBeavis

    I wonder if EU crash regulations killed off the bumpers that are used in the US Spec Rubicon. This one looks like the crappy plastic bumper of the Sport trim. The Rubicon bumper for the US also has removable wings allowing better approach angles for the front tires.

  • TheHake

    Man I’d love to have a 2.0T SWB Rubicon!!!!!!

  • Belthronding

    you got me.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Fuel prices.

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