Here we have spy pictures of the long-rumored (US market) Jeep Wrangler 3.0-litre EcoDiesel. Caught while testing in Auburn Hills, this new version is finally becoming a reality. According to Jeep, only the Wrangler Unlimited models will offer the 3.0-litere EcoDiesel V6 as a powertrain option.
The updated version of the 3.0-litre EcoDiesel will be rated at around 260 horsepower. It will also feature Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology on all EcoDiesel models. Power will be mated to a ZF sourced 8-speed automatic transmission.
According to MoparInsiders “The updated EcoDiesel will implement new turbocharger technology featuring a low-friction bearing, which is designed for low end and transient performance. Low-friction pistons will also help improve fuel economy, while a new injector nozzle design, piston bowl, and glow plug with integrated combustion pressure sensor help to optimize combustion.”
We are expecting an official debut in the coming months, with an expected on-sale date sometime in November.