Introducing the 2006 Jeep WK Grand Cherokee SRT8

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2006 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8: The Quickest, Most Powerful Jeep Ever

 

• With a 6.1-liter SRT HEMI® V-8, Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8 provides final SUV efficiency

• 0-60 mph in lower than 5 seconds – faster than Porsche Cayenne Turbo, BMW X5

• Proven Jeep functionality with SRT efficiency gives astonishing on-road and all-weather capability and energy

• Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 – the first four-wheel-drive SRT car, the first Jeep branded SRT car

[March 23, 2005 – WKJeeps.com] Jeep® automobiles are identified worldwide for his or her functionality, utility and distinctive fashion.

The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 combines these qualities with Street and Racing Technology’s (SRT) balanced method to efficiency, leading to the quickest, strongest Jeep car ever created, and the final efficiency sport-utility car.

“Jeep automobiles lead the method in functionality, efficiency and flexibility,” stated Jeff Bell, Vice President – Jeep, Chrysler Group. “The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 marries Jeep functionality with SRT efficiency to create a car that may depart in its mud rivals that price twice as a lot.”

Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 producing 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N-m), which provides 90 extra horses and 25 p.c extra energy than the 5.7-liter HEMI-equipped 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s efficiency numbers embrace 0-60 mph in lower than 5 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the low 19-second vary, and 60-0 mph braking distance of lower than 125 toes.

“When we got down to create the quickest, strongest Jeep car ever, the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee introduced us with an extremely succesful start line,” stated Dan Knott, Director – Street and Racing Technology, Chrysler Group. “With an infusion of SRT DNA, the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the new benchmark efficiency SUV. It has the uncooked energy to outperform the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, whereas offering distinctive trip and dealing with, world-class braking, race-inspired inside appointments and purposeful, performance-oriented exterior enhancements.”

Four-wheel-drive System

To create the first SRT car with full-time four-wheel drive, SRT engineers developed a drive system that was light-weight, but strong and dependable sufficient to deal with huge quantities of horsepower and torque from the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s powertrain. One a part of the equation was to create a brand new switch case, combining housing parts from two current items with the upgrades wanted to make it SRT-capable.

SRT engineers opted to make use of the entrance half of a Jeep switch case chosen for its functionality and light-weight weight. It was mated to the rear half of a heavier-duty case, chosen for its ruggedness and skill to accommodate the digital full-time four-wheel-drive system parts. The switch case output shaft was upgraded to deal with excessive torque generated by the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI.

The result’s the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s distinctive switch case, which gives the obligatory power-handling capabilities for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 whereas weighing 60 kilos lower than a Jeep heavy-duty case.

Under regular driving situations, 5 p.c to 10 p.c of torque is directed to the entrance wheels, however as a lot of the 6.1-liter HEMI’s torque as wanted could be directed ahead when extra traction or stability is required. Remaining torque is distributed by way of a heavy-duty driveshaft designed for the European Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel mannequin, to a Dana 44 rear differential upgraded with a bigger ring gear inside a brand new axle housing.

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“We wished acceleration traits that solely four-wheel drive can present,” stated Knott. “Our purpose for the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was to have a well-balanced car with a excessive fun-to-drive quotient. The SRT-developed digital four-wheel-drive system is completely suited to this.”

Powertrain

Providing horsepower and torque to the distinctive SRT four-wheel-drive system is a specifically tuned model of the new 6.1-liter SRT HEMI engine. Inspired by the authentic household of HEMI engines, the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI employs the namesake hemispherical combustion chambers that present energy and effectivity, whereas retaining basic HEMI visible cues, together with the orange-painted cylinder block and black valve covers.

SRT engineers who developed the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s engine achieved extra horsepower by including extra cubic inches, growing the compression ratio, and redesigning the cylinder head, consumption and exhaust methods for higher move and elevated engine pace.

For extra displacement, SRT engineers bored out the diameter of the cylinders in the HEMI by 3.5 millimeters every with the intention to enhance the complete displacement to six.1 liters from 5.7 liters.

Compression ratio was additionally elevated to 10.3:1 from 9.6:1, growing engine effectivity and energy.

Engine respiratory was elevated with new higher-flow cylinder heads, a specifically designed consumption manifold and recent air induction system, and exhaust headers with particular person tubes encased in a chrome steel shell. All are distinctive to the 6.1-liter HEMI engine. Larger-diameter valves and reshaped ports in the heads permit for maximized air move. The consumption manifold was designed with larger-diameter and shorter runners for higher-speed tuning. Exhaust is routed via a large-diameter (2.75-inch vs. 2.5-inch) exhaust system with four-inch chrome ideas.

To additional enhance horsepower, performance-oriented camshaft profiles had been developed to permit extra air out and in of the cylinders, in addition to handle the next engine pace. SRT engineers elevated the HEMI’s peak energy output engine pace almost 20 p.c to six,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) from 5,000 rpm. Intake and exhaust valve stems are hole, and the exhaust valve stems are full of sodium to assist dissipate warmth extra effectively.

The high-performance SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is strengthened with redesigned parts, together with a bolstered engine block, solid metal crankshaft, high-strength powdered-metal connecting rods, floating-pin pistons (cooled by oil squirters), and an oil pan modified to handle oil return to the pan sump at excessive engine speeds.

Power from the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is distributed via a particular torque converter to an SRT-upgraded five-speed automated transmission. Torque is then despatched to entrance and rear differentials via a specifically designed switch case.

Ride and Handling

The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is endowed with the signature SRT attribute of world-class trip and dealing with throughout a dynamic vary.

Chassis setup is geared toward balanced efficiency with SRT-tuned dampers, distinctive sway bars and specifically tailor-made spring charges and suspension bushings. New entrance suspension knuckles function a camber angle calibrated for optimum suspension efficiency. The trip peak of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is one inch decrease than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which lowers aerodynamic drag, in addition to the heart of gravity, and contributes to the car’s stability and aggressive stance.

To meet or exceed dealing with and security standards, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) was specifically calibrated for the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Further contributing to its aggressive stance, the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is fitted with distinctive solid 20-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels shod with high-performance Goodyear W-rated four-season tires with run-flat functionality. Tire dimensions are 255/45/20 in the entrance, and a large 285/40/20 in the rear, which additionally contribute to the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s stability.

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With an elective hitch bundle accessible from Mopar, the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is able to towing as much as 3,500 kilos.

Braking

The braking system of the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is designed to offer excellent functionality as a counterpoint to the car’s superior launch and acceleration.

All 4 wheels function four-piston efficiency brake calipers developed by Brembo, completed in gloss black. While braking, these calipers clamp down on 360 x 32 mm vented rotors up entrance, with 350 x 28 mm vented rotors in the rear.

Exterior

SRT’s credo calls for purposeful exterior enhancements that contribute to efficiency and resonate with the model character. The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s lowered, aggressive stance exhibits its unmistakable Jeep identification endowed with SRT DNA.

An all-new entrance fascia makes use of aero enhancements to scale back raise and drag, whereas offering adequate air move to chill the 6.1-liter HEMI engine. The entrance fascia additionally helps enhance brake-system cooling via built-in air ducts.

In the rear, an all-new fascia incorporates an aggressive heart cutout to accommodate twin four-inch exhaust ideas.

Another purposeful enhancement is sill extensions, which assist create downforce.

Three exterior colours can be found: Bright Silver, Brilliant Black and Inferno Red.

Interior

The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 cabin is distinguished by power-adjustable, deeply sculpted efficiency entrance seats full with uniquely patterned efficiency suede inserts to carry occupants throughout aggressive maneuvering.

Interior accents embrace a ‘carbon-fiber’ technical end on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument-panel forehead and shift knob, complemented by a ‘refined aluminum’ ending on the heart stack, shifter and door-switch bezels.

Full instrumentation features a 180-mph (300 kph) speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges, all trimmed with a singular blue accent and positioned inside a carbon fiber-trimmed binnacle. Oil strain and temperature could also be monitored via a specifically configured show unit centrally positioned in the instrument panel.

Available choices on the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 embrace a DVD-based navigation system with turn-by-turn instructions and voice prompts, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and a UConnect hands-free communication system with Bluetooth expertise. This system acknowledges as much as seven totally different Bluetooth-equipped mobile telephones and responds to voice instructions, using a microphone in the rearview mirror and the stereo system’s audio system for hands-free conversations.

The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 inside is obtainable in Medium Slate.

The 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is assembled at Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Mich.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeep® Announces Pricing for All-new 2006 Grand Cherokee SRT8

Quickest, Most Powerful Jeep® Ever Combines 420-horsepower HEMI® and Four-Wheel Drive

• All-new 2006 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8 priced at $39,995

• SRT efficiency: Zero to 60 mph in lower than 5 seconds, quarter-mile in lower than 14 seconds

• Quicker than Porsche Cayenne Turbo, BMW X5

[December 1, 2005 – WKJeeps.com] Jeep® introduced pricing in the present day for the final efficiency sport-utility car, the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Boasting a pair of firsts – the first Jeep-branded Street and Racing Technology (SRT) car and the first four-wheel drive SRT car – the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is obtainable for $39,995, which incorporates $675 for vacation spot. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 arrives in showrooms this January.

“The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 outperforms aggressive automobiles that price twice as a lot,” stated Joe Eberhardt, Executive Vice President – Global Sales, Marketing and Service, Chrysler Group. “With the addition of SRT DNA, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 units a brand new benchmark, with unimaginable on-road and all-weather efficiency. It’s the newest instance of the SRT credo of providing benchmark efficiency at the lowest value.”

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Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI engine producing 420 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will get energy to the pavement via an SRT-engineered full-time four-wheel-drive system. With a 0-60 mph time of lower than 5 seconds, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is faster than Porsche Cayenne Turbo and BMW X5, and is the second-quickest SRT car, eclipsed solely by the 510-horsepower Dodge Viper SRT10.

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Powertrain

The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s 6.1-liter HEMI produces 90 extra horsepower and 27 p.c extra energy than the 5.7-liter HEMI-equipped Jeep Grand Cherokee. To channel that energy to the pavement, SRT engineers designed a singular four-wheel-drive system that’s able to dealing with 420 lb-ft. of torque, but mild sufficient to contribute to Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s efficiency traits.

A key a part of the four-wheel-drive system is the SRT-engineered switch case, which was developed to be light-weight, but robust sufficient to deal with the huge torque from the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s powertrain. Other parts of the drive system are an upgraded output shaft, heavy-duty driveshaft and Dana 44 rear differential.

Functional Performance

The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 options world-class trip and dealing with, benchmark braking, purposeful, performance-oriented exterior design and race-inspired inside appointments.

Ride and dealing with are enhanced with enhancements together with SRT-tuned dampers, distinctive sway bars, and specifically tailor-made suspension bushings and spring charges. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) was specifically calibrated for the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

The braking system of the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 consists of Brembo four-piston calipers clamping 360 x 32 mm vented rotors in entrance, and 350 x 26 mm rotors in the rear.

An all-new entrance fascia reduces raise and drag, and incorporates ducts to direct air to chill the brakes. Side sill extensions create downforce, whereas a brand new rear fascia options an aggressive heart cutout for 4-inch twin exhaust ideas.

Three exterior colours are provided: Bright Silver, Brilliant Black and Inferno Red.

Inside, the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is provided with power-adjustable entrance seats with aggressive bolsters and efficiency suede inserts. Comprehensive instrumentation is trimmed with blue accents whereas the heart stack, shifter bezel and door-switch bezels are trimmed with a “refined aluminum” end. The 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 inside is obtainable in Medium Slate.

Available Premium Amenities

Available options on the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 embrace:

• Heated, power-adjustable entrance seats
• Power sunroof with one-touch categorical open and shut
• Rain-sensing automated wipers
• Rear-seat video system with overhead display screen and DVD in heart ground console
• DVD-based navigation system with turn-by-turn instructions and voice prompts
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio
• UConnect with Bluetooth expertise that acknowledges as much as seven totally different Bluetooth-equipped mobile telephones and responds to voice instructions for hands-free conversations

Street and Racing Technology (SRT)

Formed in 2002, SRT is the business’s main in-house automotive efficiency group. SRT creates a few of the Chrysler Group’s boldest, most distinctive automobiles that ship benchmark efficiency at the lowest value.

SRT has created 11 SRT-badged Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep efficiency automobiles: Dodge SRT4, Dodge Viper SRT10 Convertible and Coupe, Dodge Ram SRT10 common cab and Quad Cab, Dodge Magnum SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 Coupe and Roadster, Chrysler 300C SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

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