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Wagoneer Or Yuntu? Jeep Rendering Gives Life To Patent Drawings

Wagoneer Or Yuntu? Jeep Rendering Gives Life To Patent Drawings

Wagoneer Or Yuntu? Jeep Rendering Gives Life To Patent Drawings – Jeep 4×4

A big SUV with seating for seven is in the works at Jeep.

Jeep has been a staple in the sport utility realm for decades, but the manufacturer has never been too keen on offering a third row. There was the short-lived Jeep Commander in the second half of the ‘00s, but it wasn’t terrifically successful. There’s also been the specter of the long-absent Jeep Grand Wagoneer, hanging over the brand like a beloved family member whose spirit never really leaves.

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A couple weeks ago we presented some patent drawings that, while lacking specific information, clearly showed us a large Jeep with broad sides and an extended rear clip that could easily contain a third row. Artistic automotive illustrator Shoeb Kalania at IndianAutosBlog.com took a particular interest in the profile sketch and came up with this well-done render of what could well be an all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer. But it’s not quite as simple as that

This could also be a production version of the Jeep Yuntu, a seven-passenger hybrid SUV concept the manufacturer revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year. The patent sketches did originate in Europe shortly after the Yuntu’s auto show debut. Should the concept move to production, it would likely be a Chinese-market vehicle not offered in the United States.

Still, Jeep confirmed in January that a Grand Wagoneer was coming. CEO Mike Manely suggested such a machine would be in the ultra luxury range, with a price tag that could reach upwards of $140,000 dollars. There could also be a standard Wagoneer that would presumably offer seven-passenger seating at a lower price point.

In any case, the rendering from IndianAutosBlog shows these sketches could well be a production-ready version of whatever Jeep has in store for the world. We except such a machine to be available in 2019.

Quelle:  http://addictedtojeeps.net

CAMP JEEP 2017 Teltow Fläming Ring – Jeep Owners Group –

CAMP JEEP 2017

Teltow Fläming Ring

[ 24. – 25. JUNI ]

Aktivitäten

Teilnehmer des Camp Jeep® können an allen Aktivitäten teilnehmen.
Vom frühen Morgen bis in die Nacht sind besondere Unternehmungen für Jung und Alt geplant, um neue Freunde zu treffen, Spaß zu haben und unvergessliche Erfahrungen zu genießen.


  • OFF-ROAD Trails

    Unentdeckte Pfade, eine malerische Aussicht und naturbelassene Hindernisse – ein Platz, wo die Menschen das Potential des Autos und des Terrains austesten können. Trainer und Hilfspersonal stehen den Teilnehmern bei der Bewältigung der Trails zur Seite. Alle Strecken sind ausgeschildert und befinden sich knapp 40 km rund um den Standort – tief in der Wildnis, aber nah am Jeep® Camp.

     


  • JEEP® ACADEMY

    Jeder Teilnehmer erhält die Möglichkeit mit seinem Jeep® Fahrzeug an der Jeep® Academy teilzunehmen. Sie werden von lizensierten Off-Road Trainern begleitet, die Sie vorab schulen und mit Ihnen auf den Strecken üben.

     


  • RACE TEST DRIVE

    Die Event Location verfügt über eine 5km lange Rennstrecke, auf der Teilnehmer die Vielfalt der Jeep® Range (Grand Cherokee SRT) in Begleitung eines professionellen Fahrers testen können.


  • RAHMENPROGRAMM

    Abseits der Off-Road Strecke wird eine breite Auswahl an Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten im Camp Jeep® angeboten – wie z.B. Kanufahren, Paddeln, Tauziehen und Slacklining Kurse, die im Wald mit Hilfe eines Lehrers veranstaltet werden.


  • JEEP® COMPASS

    Erleben Sie als seiner der Ersten den neuen Jeep Compass und lassen Sie sich von ihm bei einer Testfahrt überzeugen.


  • Jeep® Wrangler Mopar® One – Zusammengestellt für das Extreme

    Erleben Sie den Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon mit einem Paket bestehend aus Offroad-Zubehör von Mopar®, mit einer kompletten, vom Hersteller veranlassten, Straßenzulassung. Mit dem Mopar® One Paket wird der Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon, das Fahrzeug für extremen Offroad-Einsatz, zusätzlich optimiert und noch tauglicher für das Gelände gemacht.
 Quelle: https://www.campjeep2017.com/de/event/12/activities

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon V-8 Dyno Run —Sehenswert—

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon V-8 Dyno Run —Sehenswert—

The supercharged 6.2-liter Demon V-8 for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is tested on an engine dynamometer at FCA’s facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. This video is time compressed

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Powertrain Fact Sheet

June 2, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Details about the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 and powertrain in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon:

Displacement: Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8

Construction: Deep-skirt cast iron block; aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chamber

Output:

  • 840 bhp (626 kW) @ 6,300 rpm; 770 lb.-ft (1,044 N•m) @ 4,500 rpm with Direct Connection Controller and unleaded 100 octane minimum fuel
  • 808 bhp (603 kW) @ 6,300 rpm; 717 lb.-ft (972 N•m) @ 4,500 rpm with Premium 91 octane fuel

Production site: Saltillo Engine Plant, Ramos Arizpe, Mexico

  • 62 percent new content compared with Hellcat V-8: engine block; crankshaft; pistons; connecting rods; supercharger
  • Cylinder heads machined on dedicated Demon/Hellcat CNC machines
  • Engine block is deck plate honed to minimize bore distortion
  • Every Demon and Hellcat engine is dyno tested for 42 minutes under load up to 5,200 rpm before being shipped to assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario

More air: Largest functional hood scoop opening (45.2 square inches) and triple-inlet air box (903.1 cubic inches). High flow, low restriction inlet system designed to deliver cool air into the supercharger.

Air-flow rate: 1,150 cubic feet per minute

SRT Power Chiller™: Redirects air conditioning refrigerant from cabin to chiller unit; reduces charge air temperature by 18 degrees Fahrenheit

Supercharger:

  • Twin screw, 2.7 liters per revolution
  • Rotors 1.1 inches longer compared with Hellcat
  • Maximum boost pressure 14.5 psi compared with 11.6 psi for Hellcat
  • Dual water/air heat exchangers integrated into supercharger housing
  • Electric pump flows up to 11.9 gallons per minute

Engine internals:

  • Forged alloy steel crankshaft with 90.9-millimeter stroke and revised balancing
  • Induction-hardened crank bearing surfaces; individual journal optimized main bearing clearances
  • Forged high-strength alloy pistons; 30-micron increased piston to bore clearance
  • Powder forged connecting rods; upgraded shank and big end; revised ultra-high tensile fasteners
  • Flow doubled on piston cooling oil jets
  • Revised design valve springs
  • 33 percent increase in oiling for valve springs and rocker tips – lubrication and cooling
  • Single-groove collets on valve stems for improved stability
  • Fuel injector pressure increased 27 percent
  • Oil pan and windage tray optimized for high acceleration – tested up to 1.8 g

Transmission: TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic

  • Upgraded automatic transmission torque converter increases torque multiplication 18 percent
  • Torque converter stall speed increased 11 percent
  • In Drag Mode, transmission minimizes torque cut during gear changes – 400 millisecond shifts

Drivetrain:

  • Limited-slip differential
  • 230-millimeter ring gear in high strength alloy, heat-treated aluminum differential housing
  • 3.09 final drive ratio for maximum acceleration
  • 20-percent thicker prop shaft made of high strength, low alloy steel tube; high strength steel stub shafts
  • Upgraded halfshafts with 8-ball Cross-Glide inner and outer joints; larger diameter barshafts with 41-spline count; high alloy steel inner and outer stub shafts
  • Nitto drag radial tires achieve up to 40 percent more launch force

Fun facts:

  • During a quarter-mile run, the Demon V-8 ingests 173 cubic feet of air. That’s equivalent to the lung capacity of 816 humans.
  • 800 feet into a quarter-mile run, the Demon V-8 would empty all the air in the cabin of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – 105 cubic feet
  • Demon V-8 cooling system rejects 258 kW of heat at rated power – that would boil 1 quart of water at room temperature in 1.2 seconds. The heat rejected is equal to 250 electric toasters.
  • At rated power, high-octane fuel flows at 1.36 gallons per minute. Typical shower head flows at 2 gallons per minute
  • On each power stroke, piston and connecting rod is loaded with 11 tons of force – equivalent of 5 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons. This happens more than 50 times a second @ 6,300 rpm.
  • Torque Reserve and TransBrake combined generate 317 lb.-ft. of incremental torque, for total launch torque of 534 lb.-ft.
  • The driveline sees 11,164 lb.-ft. of ring gear torque at launch. Results in a 1.8 g launch.
  • More than 1 ton (2,500 pounds) transferred from front to rear wheels at launch

About Dodge and SRT Brands
The Dodge brand is America’s mainstream performance brand. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is focusing on its performance roots with every single model it offers. The Dodge and SRT brands offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge is the mainstream performance brand and SRT is positioned as the ultimate performance halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.

From muscle cars to minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand’s full lineup of 2017 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, active exhaust, cold-air induction, 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect infotainment centers and 7-inch customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2017 model year, the Dodge brand lineup features the 25th anniversary Viper, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger, including the new Challenger GT, Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A, as well as the 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Charger SRT Hellcat, the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world.

New for 2018, Dodge introduces the new 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — the fastest quarter-mile car in the world and most powerful muscle car ever, as well as the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT – America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV.

Follow Dodge, SRT and FCA US news and video on:
Company blog: http://blog.fcanorthamerica.com
Company website: www.fcanorthamerica.com
Media website: http://media.fcanorthamerica.com
FCA360: www.fca360.com
Dodge brand: www.dodge.com
Dodge blog: blog.dodge.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dodge or https://www.facebook.com/FiatChrysler.NorthAmerica/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/dodgeofficial or  www.instagram.com/FiatChrysler_NA
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dodge or www.twitter.com/FiatChrysler_NA
YouTube: www.youtube.com/dodge or  www.youtube.com/pentastarvideo

Camp Jeep erstmals seit acht Jahren wieder zu Gast in Deutschland

Camp Jeep erstmals seit acht Jahren wieder zu Gast in Deutschland

  • Vierte Ausgabe des größten Events der Jeep® Owners Group findet vom 24. bis 25. Juni 2017 auf dem Teltow-Fläming Ring bei Berlin statt
  • Volles Programm von Jeep & Fun Aktivitäten für die gesamte Jeep-Familie
  • Trails mit unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsstufen
  • Neuer Jeep Compass steht erstmals für Probefahrten zur Verfügung
  • Jeep Wrangler Mopar One mit homologiertem Offroad-Paket
  • Zum ersten Mal bietet ein Camp Jeep auch eine Rennstrecke
  • Überraschungs-Livekonzert
  • Mehr Informationen unter www.campjeep2017.com/de

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Frankfurt, im Mai 2017

Das vierte Camp Jeep® als jährliches Treffen der Mitglieder der Jeep Owners Group (JOG) sowie aller Jeep-Fahrer und -Fans in ganz Europa wird vom 24. bis 25. Juni 2017 in der Nähe von Berlin stattfinden. Damit gastiert das größte offizielle Jeep-Treffen Europas erstmals seit acht Jahren wieder in Deutschland. 2008 bevölkerten während des Euro Jeep Camps fast 800 Jeeper mit ihren Fahrzeugen das Land Fleesensee um Göhren-Lebbin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Das Datum des Camp Jeep 2017 fällt genau zwei Wochen vor die Markteinführung des neuen kompakten Jeep Compass – und die Teilnehmer werden daher die exklusive Möglichkeit haben, den Compass als Erste auf und abseits befestigter Wege zu erleben.

Als größter Kunden-Event einer 4×4 Marke in Europa ist das Camp Jeep ein Tribut an die Besitzer dieser weltberühmten Fahrzeuge. Die Teilnehmer des Camp Jeep erwarten Geländefahrten in drei verschiedenen Gebieten und Schwierigkeitsgraden auf etwa 40 Kilometern und mit dem hilfreichen Coaching der Jeep Academy. Außer Off road-Fahrten in dem 300 Hektar großen privaten Waldgebiet bietet das Camp Jeep eine Menge weiterer Aktivitäten wie zum Beispiel Stand up Paddling auf dem nahe gelegenen Motzener See, Barbecues sowie zahlreiche Wettbewerbe für Teams und Familien. Die Jeep Academy bietet Kurse zur weiteren Verfeinerung der fahrerischen Gelände-Kenntnisse an.

Als ständiger Partner von Jeep wenn es um die Welt der Individualisierung geht, ist auch die Marke Mopar® auf dem Camp Jeep vertreten. Mopar zeigt seine Vielfalt an Zubehör und Ausstattung für die verschiedenen Jeep-Modelle. Erstmals können Jeep und Mopar gemeinsam ein für Europa homologiertes Offroad-Paket anbieten. Das Mopar One Paket für Jeep Wrangler und Jeep Wrangler Unlimited wird den Anforderungen der Kunden an höchste Geländeperformance bei gleichzeitig bestehender Sicherheit und Straßenzulassung gerecht. Auf dem Camp Jeep zu sehen ist ein Jeep Wrangler Mopar One mit den ab Werk eingebauten Komponenten wie zum Beispiel dem Fox Lift-Kit (fünf Zentimeter) sowie weiterem Mopar Original-Zubehör. Interessant ist auch die Erfahrung mit dem digitalen 3D Konfigurator für das Mopar One Paket.

Traditionell hat Mopar auch wieder seine mobile Werkstatt dabei. Der Fiat Ducato “Mopar Express Care” verwandelt sich vor Ort in eine komplette Service-Station mit Reparatur-Annahme, Diagnose-Zentrum und Service-Bereich.

Ganz neu bei einem Camp Jeep ist die Möglichkeit, die Modelle der Marke von ihrer dynamischsten Seite auf dem Asphalt kennen zu lernen – vor allem den faszinierenden Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Der Teltow-Fläming-Ring verfügt außer über umfangreiche Geländebereiche auch über eine fünf Kilometer lange Dynamik-Rennstrecke.

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Anmeldungen für das Camp Jeep 2017 sind von sofort an unter www.campjeep2017.com/de möglich. Die Teilnahme kostet pro Jeep-Fahrzeug für beide Tage 185 Euro (230 Euro für nicht-JOG-Mitglieder), für einen Tag 95 Euro (115 Euro für nicht-JOG-Mitglieder). Ganz im Geist der Marke Jeep steht das Camp natürlich auch allen offen, die keinen Jeep besitzen und die Werte der Amerikanischen Marke teilen.

Über die Jeep® Owners Group (JOG)

Seit August 2014 ist die JOG der einzige offizielle Fanclub der Marke Jeep. Zentral vom Hersteller selbst geführt, ist die JOG heute in 24 Ländern der Region Europa, Mittlerer Osten und Afrika (EMEA) aktiv und hat über 64.000 Mitglieder.

Über die Marke Jeep®

Mit über 75 Jahren legendärer Tradition ist Jeep® das authentische SUV mit klassenbesten Fähigkeiten, Qualität und Vielseitigkeit für alle Menschen, die außergewöhnliche Reisen suchen. Die Marke Jeep ist eine offene Einladung, das Leben in vollen Zügen zu genießen, mit ihrem kompletten Angebot an Fahrzeugen, die Ihren Besitzern die Sicherheit vermitteln, sich jede Reise zuzutrauen.

Das Jeep-Produktangebot umfasst die Modelle Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Renegade, Wrangler und Wrangler Unlimited. Alle Modelle für Märkte außerhalb der U.S.A. sind als Links- und Rechtslenker sowie mit Benzin- und Dieselmotoren erhältlich.

Weitere Jeep® Infos unter:

www.jeep-people.com

www.facebook.com/JeepOlllllllOpeople

www.instagram.com/jeeppeople/

www.twitter.com/Jeep_People

www.youtube.com/JeepOlllllllOPeople

Camp Jeep 2017 Deutschland 

Hallo Jeepers das Jeep Camp 2017 wo dieses Jahr in Deutschland stattfindet ist nicht wie erst Mitgeteilt am 30.06 – 02.07 sondern am 23.06 – 25.06 2017 Save the Date.

Bei neuen Infos teilen wir euch es sofort mit.

www.myjeep41.com

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Pulls the Wheels

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Pulls the Wheels

Fastest quarter-mile car in the world; banned by the NHRA

  • 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque from supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8 engine makes Dodge Challenger SRT Demon the most-powerful muscle car ever
  • Highest horsepower V-8 production car engine ever produced
  • First-ever front-wheel lift in production car (2.92 feet) as certified by Guinness World Records
  • World’s fastest quarter-mile production car with an elapsed time (ET) of 9.65 seconds and 140 miles per hour (mph) as certified by National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)
  • Challenger SRT Demon is too fast for the drag strip – officially banned by NHRA
  • World’s fastest 0-60 production car: 2.3 seconds
  • 0-30 miles per hour: 1.0 second
  • Highest g-force acceleration of any production car: 1.8 g
  • Air-Grabber™ induction system includes the largest functional hood scoop (45.2 square inches) of any production car
  • Significant upgrades to create the Demon engine include:
    • Larger 2.7-liter per rev supercharger; increased boost pressure to 14.5 psi
    • Higher rpm limit of 6,500
    • First-ever factory-production car with innovative SRT Power Chiller™ liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system
    • First factory-production car with After-Run Chiller that keeps cooling the supercharger/charge air cooler after the engine is shut off
  • First-ever, factory-production car designed to run on 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel or 91 octane on demand
  • First-ever, factory-production car with TransBrake for more powerful and quicker launches
  • First-ever, factory-production drag car with Torque Reserve, to deliver increased levels of power and torque at launch
  • First-ever, factory-production car with front passenger seat delete
  • Exclusive, serialized Demon Crate offers components that fully unleash the car’s potential at the drag strip
  • Challenger SRT Demon is covered by FCA US LLC factory warranty, including three-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty and five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage
  • Production of limited-edition single model year (3,000 United States/300 Canada) Challenger SRT Demon begins later this summer; deliveries to Dodge//SRT dealers to begin this fall
  • All customers who buy the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon receive one full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving
  • Dodge has named Hagerty as its official insurance provider of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
April 11, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge rocked the high-performance car world in 2014 with the 707-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat, building supercar performance at affordable prices. They were the most powerful muscle cars ever – until now.

Today, Dodge is shaking the foundation of the entire performance car industry, launching New York International Auto Show week with its wickedly fast new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – highly capable on the street, absolutely dominating at the drag strip.

Powered by a 840-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8, the limited-production Challenger SRT Demon is the world’s most powerful factory-production V-8 – bar none.  NHRA-certified 9.65 seconds @ 140 mph makes the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon the fastest ¼-mile car in the world.

Performance numbers:

  • 0-30 mph: 1.0 second
  • 0-60 mph: 2.3 seconds
  • Quarter-mile: 9.65 seconds at 140 mph

The Challenger SRT Demon also is the world’s first production car to lift the front wheels at launch and set the world record for longest wheelie from a standing start by a production car at 2.92 feet, certified by Guinness World Records. And hold onto your seat. The Challenger SRT Demon also registers the highest g-force (1.8 g) ever recorded at launch in a production car.

“With Demon, our goal was to build a car that would tattoo the Dodge logo into the subconscious of the general market, beyond even our loyal enthusiasts, said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “To do so, we had to set records that have never been set before, do more than has ever been done before, go beyond even the legendary Hellcat. The result: an 840-horsepower, 9-second muscle car unlike anything that has ever come before it.”

The Challenger SRT Demon’s record-setting performance is the result of collaboration among the Dodge//SRT, Design, Engineering, Powertrain and Manufacturing teams inside FCA US LLC, many of whom are experienced and active drag racers. While the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon remains a potent street car, every component was scrutinized and optimized for weight, capability and durability on the strip.

The performance records flow from an impressive list of street-legal production car industry firsts. That list includes:

  • Factory-installed wider, Nitto street-legal drag radials for improved grip, 40 percent more launch force compared with SRT Hellcat tires
  • Available Direct Connection engine controller calibrated for 100+ unleaded high-octane fuel
  • SRT Power Chiller™ redirects air conditioning refrigerant to chill the charger air cooler
  • After-Run Chiller runs the cooling fan and the low-temperature circuit coolant pump after engine shutdown
  • TransBrake locks the output shaft of the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission to hold the car before launch, allowing the driver to increase engine rpm for higher torque and quicker response
  • Torque Reserve boosts engine air flow and supercharger rpm before launch, delivering wickedly fast acceleration
  • Drag Mode suspension tuning maximizes weight transfer to the rear wheels for better traction
  • Drag Mode Launch Assist uses wheel speed sensors to watch for driveline-damaging wheel hop at launch and in milliseconds modifies the engine torque to regain full grip and then continues accelerating the car down the track
  • Available narrow “front runner” wheels for use at drag strips cuts front-end weight
  • Wide-body exterior styling, with concealed wheel well attachments house Challenger SRT Demon’s massively wide 315/40R18 tires
  • Front passenger seat and rear seat deleted to reduce weight (can be optioned back for $1 each)

Production of the limited-edition single model year Challenger SRT Demon begins later this summer, with 3,000 vehicles for the United States and 300 vehicles for Canada. Deliveries to Dodge//SRT dealers will begin this fall.

Dodge has named Hagerty as its official insurance provider of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – Hagerty is a company for people who love cars and they already protect many of the rarest high performance cars in the world.

Demon’s heart: Supercharged V-8
The heart of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V-8, rated at 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque. The red-painted Demon engine has been certified to the SAE J1349 industry standard for its horsepower and torque ratings. The engine also meets all applicable legal emissions regulations.

While the Demon V-8 shares its architecture with the 707-hp 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI Hellcat V-8, it is not simply a Hellcat engine with more boost. The Demon V-8 engine has 25 major component upgrades from the Hellcat engine, including supercharger, pistons, rods, valve train and fuel injection system.

Among the changes, compared with the Hellcat V-8, the Demon’s supercharged V-8 features:

  • Larger supercharger: 2.7 liters versus 2.4 liters
  • Increased boost pressure: 14.5 psi versus 11.6 psi
  • Higher rpm limit: 6,500 rpm versus 6,200 rpm
  • Fuel: Two dual-stage fuel pumps versus one
  • Larger induction air box with three sources of intake air: Air-Grabber™ hood, driver-side Air-Catcher™ headlamp and an inlet near the wheel liner

In addition, the HEMI Demon V-8 includes a high-speed valvetrain, strengthened connecting rods and pistons, and improved lubrication system. The upgrades enable the engine to sustain higher output and pressures while meeting FCA US LLC’s stringent durability requirements.

One key to the Challenger SRT Demon’s best-ever power output is air – the supercharged Demon V-8 takes in plenty of it. The SRT Demon’s Air-Grabber™ hood includes the largest functional hood scoop (45.2 square inches) of any production car.

The Air-Grabber™ hood is sealed to the air box, which is also fed from the driver-side Air-Catcher™ headlamp and an inlet near the wheel liner. Combined, those sources give the Demon V-8 an air-flow rate of 1,150 cubic feet per minute, 18 percent greater than the Hellcat V-8 and the largest air induction volume of any production car.

The additional air inlets help reduce the temperature of the intake air by more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit compared with the Hellcat V-8, which improves overall throttle response.

Heat is the enemy of speed at the drag strip, so Dodge//SRT engineers looked for more ways to keep the intake air as close to the optimum temperature as possible.

The innovative SRT Power Chiller™ is a production car first. It diverts the air-conditioning refrigerant from the SRT Demon’s interior to a chiller unit mounted by the low-temperature circuit coolant pump. Charge air coolant, after being cooled by ambient air passing through a low-temperature radiator at the front of the vehicle, flows through the chiller unit, where it is further cooled. The chilled coolant then flows to the heat exchangers in the supercharger.

Every run down the drag strip generates plenty of heat. The After-Run Chiller, a factory-production car first, helps the SRT Demon get ready for the next run as quickly as possible.

When the engine is shut down, the After-Run Chiller keeps the engine cooling fan and low-temperature circuit coolant pump running to lower the supercharger/charge air cooler temperature, helping the Challenger SRT Demon minimize heat soak effects. The driver can track the supercharger coolant temperature on the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen in the instrument panel, and know in real time when the supercharger is at the optimum temperature for another run.

The impact of the SRT Power Chiller™ and After-Run Chiller, combined, lowers intake air temperature by up to 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fueling performance: 100+ unleaded high octane
The Challenger SRT Demon is the first-ever, street-legal factory-production car designed to run on 100+ unleaded high-octane fuel. That fuel is readily available at select gas stations, specialty shops and drag strips.

The keys to unleashing the SRT Demon’s full performance fury are in the Demon Crate: Direct Connection Performance Parts include a new powertrain control module calibrated for the high-octane unleaded fuel and a new switch bank for the center stack that includes a high-octane button.

The SRT Demon leaves the factory with a powertrain control module configured for 91-octane premium unleaded pump gasoline, which delivers top level performance.

The switch to the Direct Connection controller enables the supercharged HEMI engine to extract the maximum power from the knock-resistant fuel at high pressures and optimum spark timing. Drag racers can anticipate improvements in elapsed times (ETs) and trap speeds with the high-octane fuel.

The Challenger SRT Demon is engineered to be able to run on a mix of 100+ octane and premium unleaded fuels without hurting the engine, but the high-octane function won’t activate if the combined fuel octane is too low. A message in the gauge display tells the driver the car will use the premium fuel calibration until the engine is shut off and restarted. How does the car know? The controller monitors the engine’s knock sensors.

There will be plenty of fuel available: the SRT Demon carries dual fuel pumps (versus one pump in the Challenger SRT Hellcat), larger fuel injectors and fuel lines that handle higher pressures.

Similar to the Challenger SRT Hellcat, the SRT Demon comes with two key fobs. The black fob limits engine output to 500 horsepower. The red key fob unlocks the engine’s full output of 808 horsepower and 717 pounds-feet torque. With either key fob, the driver can activate Eco and Valet Modes. Eco Mode revises the transmission shift schedule to include second-gear starts. Valet Mode limits the engine to 4,000 rpm and reduces torque output.

The high-octane unleaded fuel capability with the optional Direct Connection powertrain controller boosts engine output to 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque.

TransBrake is a production car first
Every Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is equipped with the standard TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission. Already a proven and robust gearbox used with the HEMI Hellcat V-8, the transmission gets some significant changes for duty in the Challenger SRT Demon.

Internal changes include an upgraded torque converter that delivers an 18 percent increase in torque multiplication. Also, the stall speed is increased 11 percent and the lockup speed is increased.

The Challenger SRT Demon is the first-ever, factory-production car with TransBrake, which locks the transmission output shaft to hold the car in place before a standing start. This lets the driver increase engine speed up to 2,350 rpm without overpowering the brakes, resulting in quicker power delivery and up to 15 percent more torque at launch.

Driver-oriented step-by-step instructions are displayed on the instrument cluster to guide the driver through the staging process and help them keep their focus on the Christmas Tree.

The TransBrake helps to improve driver reaction time and launch consistency by using the steering wheel paddle shifters as a launch trigger – a paddle launch improves reaction time by 30 percent compared with a foot-brake launch. In addition, the system enables delivery of initial torque to the flywheel as soon as 20 milliseconds after launch.

TransBrake works in conjunction with another SRT Demon first-ever factory-production car feature, Torque Reserve, to deliver increased levels of power and torque at launch.

Torque Reserve becomes active once engine speed passes 950 rpm. It does two things:

  • Closes the bypass valve, “prefilling” the supercharger with boost
  • Manages fuel flow to cylinders and manages spark advance or retard to balance engine rpm and torque

With TransBrake and Torque Reserve active, the SRT Demon has more than 8 psi of boost at launch and up to 120 percent more engine torque than without Torque Reserve. TransBrake also preloads the driveline with torque, leading to full engine torque delivery at the rear wheels 150 milliseconds after the shift paddle is released. That results in faster acceleration at launch, faster 60-foot times and an improvement of more than a tenth of a second in quarter-mile times, which can be an entire car length.

Driveline components have been upgraded to get all that power and torque to the rear wheels, on every run.

Changes include:

  • Upgraded prop shaft with a 15 percent increase in torque capacity. The prop shaft uses high-strength steel. Shaft tube thickness increases by 20 percent and the stub shafts are heat treated for enhanced durability
  • The rear differential housing has 30 percent more torque capacity. The housing is made from heat-treated A383 aluminum alloy. New material for the gear set has higher fatigue strength, with a deeper case hardening depth and two-step shot-peening manufacturing process to increase compressive residual stress
  • The rear half shafts are larger in diameter; use a high-strength, low-alloy steel; and have 41 splines (up from 38), delivering a 20 percent increase in torque capacity. Eight-ball joints handle more torque, while reducing operating temperatures by more than 86 degrees Fahrenheit

Production car first: Drag-mode Launch Assist
SRT engineers went digital to isolate and resolve one of the biggest challenges to clean launches and driveline integrity – wheel hop.

In simple terms, wheel hop happens when tires quickly slip and regain traction at launch, rapidly storing up and releasing energy in the driveline. These high torque spikes can quickly and severely damage driveline components – and up until now, the only solution was to back out of the throttle.

Not with the Challenger SRT Demon. In a first for a factory-production car, the SRT Demon’s Launch Assist uses the wheel speed sensors to watch for signs that the tires are slipping/sticking. If slip is detected, the SRT Demon’s control module momentarily reduces engine torque to maximize traction almost instantly – without the driver having to lift. Launch Assist reduces loads in the driveline from wheel hop by more than 15-20 percent, dramatically reducing component damage.

Production car first: Street-legal drag tires
The Challenger SRT Demon is equipped with a set of four standard Nitto NT05R street-legal, drag-race tires, a first for a factory-production car.

The 315/40R18 tires were specifically designed and developed exclusively for the SRT Demon, with a new compound and specific tire sidewall construction. The drag radials give the SRT Demon a 15-percent larger tire contact patch and more than twice the grip of the Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The sticky drag tires are mounted on lightweight 11×18-inch wheels, with each tire measuring 12.6 inches wide. Putting full-size tires at all four corners gives drag racers an extra set of rear tires when the front tires are replaced with narrow front-runners at the track.

A unique rear knuckle reduces negative camber by 0.5 degrees, “standing up” the tire and increasing the size of the tire contact patch.

Engineering: More traction, less weight
The main mission of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is to cover the quarter mile as quickly as possible. To do this, it combines the best of both mechanical and electronic tuning to deliver maximum launch grip while still maintaining precision directional control.

The Bilstein Adaptive Damping shocks have been tuned for drag racing, shifting as much weight as possible on the rear tires at launch for maximum traction. The weight transfer improves rear tire grip by 11 percent.

Mechanically, weight shift in the Challenger SRT Demon is aided by softening up some key suspension components. Those changes, compared with the Challenger SRT Hellcat, include:

  • Softer springs: 35 percent lower rate front/28 percent lower rate rear
  • Softer, lighter, hollow sway bars: 75 percent lower rate front/44 percent lower rate rear

When Drag Mode is activated, the front Bilstein shocks are set for firm compression and soft rebound damping, while the rear Bilstein shocks are set for firm compression and firm rebound damping.

That configuration is maintained as long as the car runs at wide open throttle. When the driver backs off the gas pedal, the system switches to firm compression and firm rebound front and rear for improved handling.

Also during Drag Mode, the traction control system is disabled to enable the rear wheels to spin for a burnout, but the electronic stability control system remains engaged to help the driver with straight-line performance.

In pursuit for every tenth of a second, engineers looked to cut as much weight as possible. The result: Equipment removed from the Challenger SRT Demon weighs more than 200 pounds.

How the weight was lost:

  • 58 pounds: Removed front passenger seat and belt
  • 55 pounds: Removed rear seat, restraints and floor mats
  • 24 pounds: Removed 16 audio speakers, amplifier and associated wiring
  • 20 pounds: Removed trunk deck cover trim, carpeting, spare tire cover
  • 19 pounds: Used smaller, hollow sway bars
  • 18 pounds: Removed mastic, body deadeners, insulators and foam
  • 16 pounds: Used lightweight all-aluminum four-piston brake caliper and smaller, 360-mm two-piece rotor
  • 16 pounds: Switched to lightweight wheels and open-end lug nuts
  • 4 pounds: Switched to manual tilt/telescope steering column
  • 2 pounds: Removed park sensors and module

Buyers have the option to add back the front passenger seat, rear seats and trunk carpeting kit for $1 each. Other options include the Harman Kardon 19-speaker, 900-watt audio system, power sunroof, heated and ventilated leather front seats with heated steering wheel, painted Satin Black hood, or new painted Satin Black hood, roof and decklid package.

Dual personalities: Performance Pages and Drive Modes
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon gives the driver the capability to set up the car for on-road precision, maximum drag strip performance or anything in between.

The nerve center for those personalities is SRT Performance Pages and Drive Modes, displayed on the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen.

Performance Pages arm the driver with real-time data, including a graphic display of engine horsepower and torque with gear changes plotted; supercharger coolant temperature; timers for reaction time, 0-60 miles per hour (mph), 0-100 mph, eighth-mile and quarter-mile elapsed time and vehicle speed; instantaneous and peak longitudinal and lateral g-forces; and gauge readouts for engine oil temperature and pressure, coolant temperature, transmission fluid temperature, intake air temperature, air-fuel ratio; intercooler coolant temperature, boost pressure and battery voltage.

The Drive Modes include the Challenger SRT Demon-exclusive Drag Mode. Drive Mode settings include Auto (Street) Mode, which sets the Bilstein Adaptive Damping Suspension (ADS) for comfortable ride with compliant handling, and Custom Mode, which lets the driver select between Auto and Drag Mode configurations for the transmission, paddle shifters, traction, suspension and steering.

  • Auto (Street) Mode options:
    • Engine output level is set based on which Demon key is in the vehicle
    • If red key is present, the power level can be set per customer preference
    • Transmission, suspension and steering default to Auto Mode (Street)
    • Customers can set suspension and steering preference
    • Electronic Stability Control defaults to full on
    • Paddle shifters can be turned on or off per customer preference
    • Eco mode is available only in Auto Mode
  • Drag Mode options:
    • TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission runs a calibration optimized for acceleration
    • Electronic Stability Control is optimized for straight-line acceleration
    • Suspension calibration changes to full firm in rear and firm compression/soft rebound in front
    • Paddle shifters are turned on
    • Steering is set to Drag Mode for high-speed stability
    • Cabin cooling diverted to SRT Power Chiller™
    • Torque converter lockup point is raised in Drag Mode
    • TransBrake is available in Drag Mode only
  • Custom Mode options:
    • Nearly every combination of options available in Auto (Street) or Drag can be configured in the Custom Mode. For example, a driver could select the elements of Drag Mode related to engine and transmission performance, but could select Sport Mode for the suspension and steering, providing the on-road driving dynamics of a Challenger SRT Hellcat

When equipped with the Direction Connection Performance Parts powertrain control module, the driver can use 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel in any drive mode.

Drivers can also select line lock, which engages the front brakes to hold the Challenger SRT Demon stationary but leaves the rear wheels free for a burnout to heat up and clean the rear tires. The system will also let the driver perform a controlled rolling burnout. The system engages for up to 400 rear wheel revolutions.

Performance Pages also includes rpm-adjustable launch control and by-individual-gear-adjustable shift light displayed in the instrument cluster.  A new data recorder feature lets the Challenger SRT Demon driver build an archive of data to help optimize the car for track and weather conditions, while helping to improve driving techniques.

Eco and Valet Modes are accessed in the Performance Pages. When Valet Mode is activated, engine horsepower is reduced and rpm is limited to 4,000. Also, certain performance features, such as steering wheel paddle shifters and Launch Control, are disabled. The driver can activate and de-activate Valet Mode with a four-digit PIN code they create.

Functional and Intimidating Design
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the widest Challenger ever and first-ever, factory-production muscle car with wide-body fender flares.

The wide body flares are designed to amplify the Challenger SRT Demon’s menacing stance, while making room for wider tires with concealed attachments. The fender flares, which cover the lightweight 18×11-inch wheels with exclusive, specifically designed Demon-branded 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radial tires front and rear; add 3.5 inches to the Challenger SRT Demon’s overall width. The front side marker lights are styled to flow with the shape of the fender flares.

The entire chassis is e-coated for durability before final assembly.

Additional defining exterior features include the wide Air-Grabber™ hood scoop – the largest functional hood scoop (45.2 square inches) of any production car – and new Demon logos flanking each fender.

The driver is the focus in the interior of the Challenger SRT Demon, as it is for every model in the Challenger lineup.

Both the front passenger seat and rear seat, along with their corresponding seat belts, are deleted in the standard configuration of the Challenger SRT Demon.

Customers have the option of adding seats into the car, as well as adding leather coverings, when it is ordered. The front seat(s) have the Demon head logo stitched or embossed into the seat back.

Seating configurations:

  • Driver seat only, premium cloth covered
  • Driver and front passenger seat, premium cloth covered
  • Driver and front passenger seat, Laguna leather and Alcantara suede covered
  • Driver, front passenger and rear seats, Laguna leather and Alcantara suede covered

Facing the driver is a flat-bottom SRT Performance steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara with paddle shifters. The SRT white-face gauges include a 200-mph speedometer and flank the 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display screen. A custom carbon fiber instrument panel badge with “Demon” script is located on the outboard vent and signifies the build sequence number.

A new four-point harness bar, available through Speedlogix, is available for use at the track. Mounting points for the bar are accessible, making it easy for customers to install without cutting or drilling anything.

Standard cloth seats include Ballistic II inserts with silver embroidered Demon head logo in the seat backs. An optional Laguna Leather Package includes leather covered seats and trim with embossed Demon head logo.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be available 14 exterior colors: B5 Blue, Billet Silver, Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, Go Mango, Granite Crystal, Indigo Blue, Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Plum Crazy, TorRed, White Knuckle and Yellow Jacket.

All exterior colors are available with Satin Black hood, roof and decklid.

Demon Crate Carrying Exclusive Components
The Demon Crate, available to buyers of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, contains components that fully unleash the car’s potential at the drag strip and is fully customized with the buyer’s name, VIN and serial number.
The Demon Crate contains:

  • Direct Connection Performance Parts:
  • Performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration
  • Replacement switch module containing high-octane button
  • Conical performance air filter
  • Passenger mirror block-off plate
  • Narrow, front-runner drag wheels
  • Demon-branded track tools:
  • Hydraulic floor jack with carrying bag
  • Cordless impact wrench with charger
  • Torque wrench with extension and socket
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Fender cover
  • Tool bag
  • Foam case that fits into the SRT Demon trunk and securely holds the front runner wheels and track tools

The Demon Crate is further customized with the buyer’s name, VIN and serial number.

Production of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon begins later this year at the Brampton (Ont.) Assembly plant.

The Challenger SRT Demon is covered by FCA US LLC’s factory warranty, including three-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty and five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage.

Owner’s Track Tech Manual
Each 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon buyer receives a unique, customized, leather-bound owner’s Track Tech Manual. In addition to standard vehicle information, it covers all the vehicles’ performance enhancements, includes detailed information about the Challenger SRT Demon’s drag-strip optimized performance technologies and pages for logging track runs. The custom information package also includes a copy of the vehicle build sheet.

Official Driving School of Dodge/SRT
All customers who buy new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon receive one full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving. The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler, Arizona, is the Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT. All customers who buy a new model SRT will receive one full-day session of high-performance driving with professional instruction and time on the track as part of the Dodge SRT Package. For more information, visit www.driveSRT.com.

Dodge Names Hagerty Demon’s Official Insurance Provider
Dodge has named Hagerty as its official insurance provider of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – Hagerty is a company for people who love cars and already protect many of the rarest high performance cars in the world.

About Dodge and SRT Brands
The Dodge brand is America’s mainstream performance brand. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is focusing on its performance roots with every single model it offers. The Dodge and SRT brands offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge is the mainstream performance brand and SRT is positioned as the ultimate performance halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.

From muscle cars to minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand’s full lineup of 2017 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, active exhaust, cold-air induction, 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect infotainment centers and 7-inch customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2017 model year, the Dodge brand lineup features the 25th anniversary Viper, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger, including the new Challenger GT, Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A, as well as the 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever, and the Charger SRT Hellcat, the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world.

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707-horsepower 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The Most Powerful and Quickest SUV Ever

707-horsepower 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The Most Powerful and Quickest SUV

  • Most powerful SUV ever: Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivers 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Quickest SUV ever: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, quarter mile in 11.6 seconds and top speed of 180 mph
  • Upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and driveline components engineered to handle additional torque output
  • 60-0 mph braking performance of 114 feet
    • New Brembo braking system includes largest-ever front brakes on a Jeep® vehicle
  • World-class on-road driving dynamics: Upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and driveline components, five drive-mode Selec-Track system and Bilstein adaptive damping suspension
  • Aggressive, functional exterior appointments include unique quad-tip exhaust and redesigned fascia that optimizes airflow and cooling
  • New standard 20 x 10-inch Titanium-finish wheels expose distinctive yellow Brembo brake calipers
  • Driver-focused interior: 7-inch instrument cluster with centered tachometer and 200-mph speedometer; 8.4-inch touchscreen with Trackhawk Performance Pages
  • More than 70 safety and security features
  • Loaded with advanced technology: New Uconnect 8.4-standard touchscreen includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
April 12, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Injected with an unmatched 707 horsepower courtesy of an awe-inspiring supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine, the most awarded SUV ever and the most capable full-size SUV on the planet has been transformed into the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.

Introducing the new 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

The new benchmark 707-horsepower supercharged engine combines with an upgraded high-torque capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, world-class on-road driving dynamics and new Brembo brakes to deliver a new level of performance: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph, top speed of 180 mph, 60-0 mph braking distance in 114 feet and .88 g capability on the skid pad.

“Long recognized as the full-size SUV capability leader, Jeep Grand Cherokee is now the most powerful and quickest SUV as well, with the introduction of our new 707-horsepower Trackhawk,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “The new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology.”

Built in Detroit at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will arrive in Jeep showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Awe-inspiring 707 horsepower courtesy of supercharged 6.2-liter V-8
Powering the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque.

The breakthrough supercharged engine is designed and manufactured using only the strongest and most durable materials. Its cast iron block features water jackets between the cylinders for optimal cooling. A forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing surfaces is so strong it can withstand firing pressures of nearly 1,600 psi (110 bar) – the equivalent of five family sedans standing on each piston, every two revolutions. The unique, specially tuned crankshaft damper has been burst tested to 13,000 rpm.

High-strength, forged-alloy pistons – developed using advanced telemetry measurement – are coupled to powder-forged connecting rods with high-load-capacity bushings and diamond-like, carbon-coated piston pins.

Premium grade, heat-treated aluminum-alloy cylinder heads are optimized for superior thermal conductivity. Sodium-cooled exhaust valves feature hollow-stem construction and special steel-alloy heads that stand up to temperatures as high as 1,652 degrees Fahrenheit (900 degrees Celsius).

The 2,380cc per revolution supercharger includes integral charge-air coolers and an integrated electronic bypass valve to regulate boost pressure to a maximum of 11.6 psi (80 kPa). The twin-screw rotors are specially coated with:

  •   a proprietary formula of polyimide and other resins
  •   nanometer-sized, wear-resistant particles
  •   solid lubricants, such as PTFE (Teflon)

The coating enables tighter clearance between the rotors. This reduces internal air leakage, delivering improved compressor performance and higher efficiencies. The coating can withstand the temperatures generated by compression, and provides superior corrosion resistance.

The supercharger is sealed for life with premium synthetic oil, uses a drive ratio of 2.36:1 and has a maximum speed of 14,600 rpm. The supercharger drive system’s one-way clutch de-coupler improves refinement, while allowing for precisely the kind of powerful sound certain to captivate Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk drivers.

Air sources for the supercharger include a cold-air scoop in the lower front fascia, which replaces the driver’s-side fog lamp and helps to feed the 92mm throttle body.

The large-nosed crankshaft drives a high-flow gerotor oil pump, which feeds a lubrication circuit that includes eight high-flow piston-cooling jets. A high-capacity oil/air heat exchanger, mounted in the front of the Trackhawk, mitigates oil temperatures when driving conditions are harshest, such as on the track.

A new low-temperature cooling system, consisting of a pump, reservoir, heat exchanger and lines, help keep the charge air cool during performance driving. This system is designed to keep intake air temperatures below 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius), under extreme ambient conditions, while enabling air flow of up to 30,000 liters per minute.

A new fuel delivery system, featuring two high-flow, multi-mode pumps, matches the high-performance demands of the engine.

Upgraded driveline components, durability and refinement result in benchmark off-road performance
The performance of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is bolstered by various upgraded driveline components engineered to handle the additional torque output from the supercharged engine.

The standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission delivers improved shift response, quality and consistent performance and drivability. The transmission software takes into account variables such as engine torque gradients, kick-down events, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade changes, friction detection and downshift detection to determine the appropriate shift map.

Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is equipped with the Jeep Quadra-Trac on-demand four-wheel-drive system, which includes an electronic limited-slip rear differential and a single-speed active transfer case. The new, full-time active transfer case uses forged steel chain sprockets and a wider chain for added strength and durability.
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A strengthened rear drive shaft connects to a new, stronger rear axle. The differential features a revised housing design, revised ring-and-pinion tooth geometry and new four-point axle mounting scheme for better load distribution, additional torque capacity and overall durability. Torque is delivered to the rear wheels via new ultra-high-strength 300M low-alloy vacuum melted steel half-shafts with upgraded eight-ball outboard constant velocity joints.

Standard Launch Control optimizes the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s performance by coordinating the engine, transmission, driveline and suspension for a textbook launch and consistent straight-line acceleration.

A new standard Torque Reserve system provides improved engine torque response and quicker vehicle acceleration in Launch Control by pre-positioning the supercharger bypass valve to generate boost and minimize manifold filling time, while cutting fueling to individual cylinders and managing spark timing. This generates a reserve of torque that can be instantaneously delivered upon acceleration from a standing stop.

The Selec-Track system on the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk uses performance-tuned software to pre-configure and distinguish the five dynamic modes, including:  Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow, enabling drivers to choose a vehicle setting that ideally meets their requirements and ambient conditions. The drive modes separately control the four-wheel-drive system, transmission, paddle shifters, suspension and the electric power steering.

Dynamic drive mode configurations include:

  • Auto — Automatically adapts to any condition; uses a 40-percent front/60-percent rear torque split
  • Sport — Transmission shift times are reduced by 50 percent versus Auto Mode; stability control, four-wheel-drive and steering systems are set for typical enthusiast driving style; paddle shifters are enabled and suspension is tightened up without increasing impact harshness to deliver increased vehicle performance capability over Auto Mode; uses 35/65 torque split
  • Track — Transmission shift times are reduced 68 percent versus Auto Mode to 160 milliseconds; stability control, four-wheel-drive and steering systems are set for ultimate track performance; paddle shifters are enabled and suspension is set to full firm to deliver maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry surfaces; uses 30/70 torque split
  • Tow — Alters torque delivery off the line for greater smoothness and adjusts suspension to combat pitch and yaw to deliver maximum towing performance: uses 60/40 torque split
  • Snow — Maximizes traction to deliver optimized performance on snow and ice with reduced engine horsepower; uses 50/50 torque split

Trackhawk also features a Custom Mode that allows the driver to personalize the vehicle’s performance with a selectable driving experience offering a multitude of vehicle system combinations.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk rides on a short- and long-arm (SLA) independent front suspension with coil springs, Bilstein adaptive damping suspension (ADS), upper- and aluminum lower-control arms (“A” arms), aluminum knuckle, aluminum clevis and hollow stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is a multi-link design with coil spring, Bilstein ADS, aluminum lower control arm, independent upper links (tension and camber), plus a separate toe link, and a hollow stabilizer bar.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is capable of towing 7,200 pounds.

New benchmark SUV stopping performance
New high-performance Brembo brakes include the largest standard front brakes ever offered on a Jeep vehicle. Up front are 15.75-inch (400 mm) two-piece vented rotors with six-piston calipers painted with a new distinctive yellow finish, and 13.78-inch (350 mm) vented rotors with four-piston yellow calipers in the rear for outstanding stopping performance, heat management and durability.

The new Brembo brakes bring the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to a stop from 60 mph in 114 feet. For added safety, the anti-lock braking, electronic stability control and traction systems are uniquely tuned.
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Aggressive and functional exterior
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk rides one inch lower than non-SRT Grand Cherokee models and is further set apart with body-colored wheel flares, side sill cladding and a sculpted hood with dual heat extractors.

The signature seven-slot upper front grille is flanked by adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps and surrounded by an LED character lamp treatment. The headlamps on the Trackhawk model feature a unique Gloss Black background to accent their jewel-like appearance.

The fog lights are absent from the Trackhawk’s front fascia to optimize airflow to cooling modules and air induction without compromising the vehicle’s balance.

From behind, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk features a unique Gloss Black rear valence that showcases four-inch Black Chrome quad exhaust tips. The new quad exhaust system design provides an exhilarating and unmistakable note during maximum acceleration.

A “Supercharged” badge on both front doors and a Trackhawk badge on the liftgate features a Liquid Titanium Chrome outline and Matte Black background.

New standard 20 x 10-inch Titanium-finish wheels with a Satin Chrome center cap showcase the distinctive yellow calipers underneath. Available lightweight 20 x 10-inch forged aluminum Low Gloss Black wheels save a total of 12 pounds versus the standard Trackhawk wheel. Grand Cherokee Trackhawk also features all-new Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde All-Season and new Pirelli P Zero three-season tires with an increased speed rating.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is available in nine exterior colors: Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Diamond Black, Ivory Tri-coat, Bright White, Velvet Red, Rhino (exclusive), Redline 2 (exclusive) and True Blue.

High-performance, racing-inspired interior
The driver-focused interior features premium soft-touch materials, unique Light Black Chrome finishes and carbon fiber spears, and a 7-inch driver information display (DID) instrument cluster, which features the tachometer in the middle. The 200-mph speedometer is on the left side of the cluster.

The instrument panel center stack with new 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen features Trackhawk-exclusive Performance Pages that showcase an array of performance timers and gauge readouts, including a new engine dynamometer screen that measures instantaneous horsepower, torque and current transmission gear. The dynamometer screen also includes a new snapshot function for owners to save their readouts on a USB.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s three-spoke steering wheel with a flat bottom features a bevy of comfort, convenience and connectivity controls and ergonomically efficient paddle shifters.

The Trackhawk features standard Nappa leather and suede seats with an embroidered “Trackhawk” logo. A fully wrapped Signature Leather Interior Package with “Trackhawk” embossed on the seats, optional in black and Trackhawk-exclusive black and Dark Ruby Red is available. Seats are also heated (front and rear) and ventilated (front). Dark Ruby Red seatbelts and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof are also available options.

A new Premium Metal Package is standard and enhances the Trackhawk’s interior with various upscale real metal accents.

Additional premium interior features include: standard Active Noise Cancellation; premium headliner; leather stitched instrument panel, doors, center console and armrest; Berber floormats with Trackhawk badge and available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment center with Blu-ray.

There is a choice of two audio systems, including an 825-watt Harman Kardon high-performance audio system with 19-speakers and two subwoofers.

Safety and Security
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk includes more than 70 safety and security features, including Trailer Hitch Camera View at Speed, which allows owners to view trailered items through the rear-mounted camera while moving, and a Valet mode that enables the following vehicle configurations:

  • Engine is remapped to significantly reduce horsepower and torque; limited to 4,000 rpm
  • Transmission locks out access to first gear and upshifts earlier than normal
  • Transmission will treat the manual shifter position the same as the drive position
  • Traction, steering and suspension are set to their Street settings
  • Steering-wheel paddle shifters are disabled
  • Drive Mode functions are disabled
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) is enabled to Full-on
  • Launch Control is disabled

Drivers can activate and deactivate Valet mode with a personalized four-digit PIN code.

Other prominent, standard Grand Cherokee Trackhawk safety and security features include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop; Advanced Brake Assist; Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection; Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation; Front and Rear Park Assist; Lane Departure Warning-Plus; Ready Alert Braking and SiriusXM Guardian and Roadside Assistance buttons.

Advanced technology delivered with all-new infotainment system
New for 2018, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through the latest version of Uconnect’s 8.4-inch touchscreen radio system.

Apple CarPlay
Seamlessly integrates an iPhone with the vehicle’s built-in display and controls in addition to featuring Siri Voice control. iPhone-equipped drivers can make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, and receive voice-guided navigation optimized for traffic conditions and more, while staying focused on the road.

Android Auto
System shares useful information when driving and makes it easy to access the best of Google technology. Featuring Google Maps with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, and lane guidance; on-demand access to 30 million songs with Google Play Music; plus the ability to place phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping hands on the wheel; and ask Google search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen.

The latest Uconnect operating system includes easy-to-use features, pinch-to-zoom display, enhanced processing power, faster startup times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics. Drivers and passengers also have an abundance of infotainment features at their fingertips with SiriusXM Radio, Travel Link, Traffic and Guardian Connected Services that provide real-time information.

Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.