There’s going to be 2.8l diesel engine available in 2007 Jeep Wranglers. Unfortunately though, you cannot live within the United States. The diesel Wrangler is going to export only.
I for one would think that making the Wrangler in a diesel version that can burn bio-diesel would be a tremendous idea. Especially if it were available to Americans. We could combine the reduction in fossil fuels, while sporting around in our favorite “convertible” 4×4.
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I have been advocating a Jeep diesel this since they were still making CJ’s. I bought A TJ 2 years ago as I just could never bring myself to buy a YJ with its less than ideal geometry and what I consider to be an ugly front end (headlights). The TJ returned and somewhat improved upon the look/feel of the CJ. Since I had seen diesel Jeeps in Europe plus Aus/NZ and since the introduction of the Liberty (don?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t have much love for the Liberty) in a diesel I figured we would soon have a Wrangler Diesel. Noooope!!! I was wrong. The inherent logic of offering a diesel stretches Jeep product management and marketers well beyond their limited mental abilities. Additionally I feel that the Jeep driving public seems completely unable to get their thick skulls around the merits of a refined diesel under the hood of a true off road vehicle.
In my humble opinion (LOL) a vehicle like the jeep should have always been made in a diesel. Even the Willy’s should have been diesel powered. The Sherman tank was originally a gasoline powered vehicle but it was later converted to Diesel. Why??? Because they blew up and people died. So now most all military vehicles are diesel. Look at the H1, yep, that?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s right it?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s a diesel. The military needs to go the farthest, last the longest have the most power with relative safety and standardize on as few fuels as possible in order to ease supply logistics. These needs simply equate to a diesel.
Benefits of a diesel are as follows:
1) Longer lasting engines many see 700,000 miles and more.
2) Efficiency (25-40% more efficient and better mileage)
Better gas mileage not only saves money but it lets you play longer or go further into the trail, woods, bush or wherever?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¶
3) Much more Torque (This is much more important than HP to the off-road)
4) Can use alternative fuels such as bio-diesel
5) Modern diesels with computer controls are cleaner, and much quieter than ever; competing very well with gasoline powered engines.
6) Diesel fuel is safer because it is far less likely to explode?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¶
7) Safer. Diesel fuel is considerably less combustible at atmospheric pressure than gasoline
1) Less diesel stations. This is true but only because we don?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t have enough diesel vehicles. More diesel more stations
2) Diesels provide less HP in smaller designs than Gasoline engines. Not as true as it once was Turbo diesels provide allot of HP in small engines and still have mega torque throughout the powerband. Torque is the primary concern for any real Jeep driver and diesels have it.
3) Diesel?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s smell… So do you, F-off!
4) It?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s harder to work on. NO!!! You don?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t know how a diesel engine works so learn. If you can?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t seem to grasp the theory then just relegate yourself to collecting welfare and take a bus everywhere?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¶Stupid!
5) Diesels are bad for the environment. Well I consider myself a bit of a bunny hugger. That is I would much rather hurt you than hurt the air or a bird?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¶ Modern Diesel?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s are very clean and release relatively few hydrocarbons. Computer ignition control allows for greater combustion efficiency resulting in lower polluting emissions. New diesel fuels are very low in sulfur resulting in lower sulfur dioxide emissions. Finally the fact that diesel vehicles realize greater fuel economy actually reduces total emission from a vehicle when compared to gasoline fuel.
Well now I have burdened some your eyes with my feelings on diesel Jeeps in the USA. I can only hope that there are a few insightful souls out there that agree.
dude, Ive been saying diesel wrangler rubicon since they came out with the crd! If they build it I will buy it. 35mpg in a vehicle that will climb a wall? duh! You know I’d want one!
It would be bad ass. It’s funny how all of the kick ass diesel engines are only sold in Europe.
I am dying to buy a 2007 wrangler…the only thing holding me back is the fact that it is a “gas guzzler”, I’m not so worried about the $ as much as I am worried about the environment. It’s becoming sort of – not so PC- to drive an SUV, let alone buy a new one. A diesal wrangler, would, I think, solve the problem. Wrangler people are outdoorsy people, aren’t they? Why doesn’t jeep make them enviro-friendly?
Actually, from a soup to nuts standpoint, the Jeep Wrangler is one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles.