Green Car Congress has a nice write up about the 3.0 Liter Diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee. Since the engine was developed by Mercedes, you just know that this is going to be a great engine, especially in a full size SUV. I am still hoping that the success of a diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee will spark Daimler to place that nice engine in a CRD Jeep Wrangler.
The Mercedes-built 3.0-liter CRD produces 218 hp (160 kw) of power at 3,800 rpm and 510 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpmÃ¢â‚¬â€33% more power and 28% more torque than its 2.8-liter predecessor previously offered in Europe. Built in Berlin, Germany, the new V-6 CRD engine is entering series production. Mercedes made enhancements to the engine design ranging from the mechanical system and airflow dynamics to the electronic engine management and emissions control.