Introducing the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

By Jeep Experts

2007 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8: The Quickest, Most Powerful Jeep Ever
[September 1, 2006 – WKJeeps.com] As the first Jeep® car to put on the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) badge and the first fourwheel- drive SRT car, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was designed for superlative efficiency. And it delivers: It’s the quickest, strongest Jeep car ever created, providing astonishing onroad and all-weather means and energy.

With a 0-60-mph time in below 5 seconds – in moist or dry circumstances – it’s faster than opponents resembling Porsche Cayenne Turbo and BMW X5.

“There are prospects who need the utility, configuration and functionality of a sport-utility car with sports-car-like efficiency,” mentioned Kipp Owen, Director – Street and Racing Technology, Chrysler Group. “The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 offers all that and extra. It fulfills the SRT mission of finest efficiency at the finest worth, and units a brand new benchmark for efficiency SUVs.”

Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 producing 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N-m), the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 delivers an entire efficiency package deal, with distinctive journey and dealing with, world-class braking, race-inspired inside appointments and purposeful, performance-oriented exterior enhancements.

Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 that produces 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N-m), the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 delivers the full efficiency package deal with distinctive journey and dealing with, world-class braking, race-inspired inside appointments and purposeful, performance-oriented exterior enhancements.

For instance, the entrance fascia offers aerodynamic advantages by decreasing carry and drag, whereas offering ample air move to chill the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine. The entrance fascia additionally helps improve brake-system cooling by means of built-in air ducts.

The rear fascia incorporates an aggressive heart cut-out in an effort to accommodate twin 4-inch exhaust ideas. Sill extensions lead to one other purposeful enhancement by creating downforce.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s cabin options an SRT signature race-inspired inside. Seats with added bolstering and a efficiency cloth insert maintain occupants firmly in place below spirited driving circumstances. A darkish slate grey inside colour, accent stitching on the seats and a novel SRT-designed leather-wrapped steering wheel are a few of the highlights. Full instrumentation features a 180-mph (300-kph) speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges, all trimmed with a novel blue accent.

Providing horsepower and torque to the distinctive SRT four-wheel-drive system is a specifically tuned model of the HEMI engine, which was developed by including extra displacement, rising the compression ratio and redesigning cylinder heads, consumption and exhaust programs for higher move and elevated engine velocity.

Power from the 6.1-liter HEMI is distributed by means of a particular torque converter to an SRT-upgraded, five-speed automated transmission with specifically calibrated driver-selectable Auto Stick, which gives a completely automated or handbook shift choice.

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2007

• Rear digital camera – obstacle-avoidance help
• Remote begin

DESIGN

Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Design, Chrysler Group: “The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was designed to evoke two essential qualities: efficiency functionality and refinement. With delicate but purposeful enhancements inside and outside, it redefines what a efficiency SUV needs to be.”

The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s entrance fascia makes use of aerodynamic enhancements to scale back carry and drag, whereas offering ample air move to chill the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine. The entrance fascia additionally helps improve brake-system cooling by means of built-in air ducts.

In the rear, a modified fascia incorporates an aggressive heart cutout to accommodate twin 4-inch exhaust ideas. Sill extensions are one other purposeful enhancement that assist create downforce.

Inside the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s cabin are power-adjustable, deeply sculpted efficiency entrance seats full with uniquely patterned efficiency suede inserts to carry occupants throughout aggressive maneuvering. Interior accents embody 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 novel blue accent and situated inside a carbon fiber-trimmed binnacle.

ENGINEERING

Kipp Owen, Director – Street and Racing Technology: “The SRT-developed four-wheeldrive system in the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 coupled with its 6.1-liter, 420-horsepower HEMI V-8 are an unbeatable mixture, when it comes to all-weather efficiency. But it doesn’t cease there: The 2007 Grand Cherokee SRT8 additionally advantages from SRT enhancements together with Brembo brakes, a performance-tuned suspension and race-bred inside and exterior enhancements.”

SRT engineers created the first SRT car with full-time four-wheel drive by creating a brand new switch case. They used the entrance half of a Jeep switch case, chosen for its functionality and light-weight weight, and mated it to the rear half of a heavier-duty case, chosen for its ruggedness and talent to accommodate digital full-time, four-wheel-drive system elements.

Under regular driving circumstances, 5 % to 10 % of torque is directed to the entrance wheels, however as a lot of the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8’s torque that’s wanted could be directed ahead when extra traction or stability is required. Remaining torque is distributed through a heavy-duty driveshaft to a Dana 44 rear differential.

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, which was developed by including extra cubic inches, rising the compression ratio and redesigning the cylinder head, consumption and exhaust programs for higher move and elevated engine velocity.

Power from the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is distributed by means of a particular torque converter to an SRT-upgraded, five-speed automated transmission with specifically calibrated driver-selectable Auto Stick, which gives totally automated or handbook shift choice.

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Chassis setup for the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 employs SRT-tuned dampers, distinctive sway bars and specifically tailor-made spring charges and suspension bushings. Front suspension knuckles had been redesigned to accommodate high-performance braking and steering programs. The journey top of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is 1 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.

With an optionally available hitch package deal accessible from Mopar®, the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is able to towing as much as 3,500 kilos.

The braking system of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 options four-piston efficiency brake calipers developed by Brembo, completed in gloss black. While braking, these calipers work with 360 mm x 32 mm vented rotors up entrance, with 350 mm x 28 mm vented rotors in the rear.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® is the quickest, strongest Jeep car ever

• Powered by the 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 producing 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s powertrain and performance-tuned journey and dealing with provide a world-class efficiency SUV expertise

• Quicker than Porsche Cayenne Turbo, BMW X5

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the first Jeep SRT car, providing on-road and all-weather means and efficiency

• Specially developed four-wheel-drive system gives extremely succesful efficiency

• SRT efficiency: 0-60 mph in below 5 seconds, 0-100-0 in low 19-second vary, 60-0 mph in roughly 125 ft

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 system

• Functional, performance-oriented exterior design, that includes 20-inch SRT wheels, entrance and rear fascias with air dam and cooling ducts; race-inspired inside appointments that embody deeply bolstered seating and complete instrumentation; benchmark braking; and world-class journey and dealing with traits

• The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a part of a broad lineup of SRT automobiles developed below the credo, “Race impressed, road authorized”

MODEL LINEUP

Standard Features

• Modified entrance fascia with built-in brake ducts
• Mopar sill extensions
• Sun roof
• Mesh grille insert
• 420-horsepower (313 kW), 6.1-liter HEMI engine with five-speed automated transmission with Auto Stick
• Full-time four-wheel drive
• Unique MDS 146 switch case
• Upgraded Dana 44 rear differential
• 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels
• W-rated run-flat tires
• Four-wheel disc brakes with Brembo calipers and anti-lock brakes
• Electronic Stability Program tuned for SRT efficiency dealing with
• Enhanced cooling system
• Modified steering system
• Power-adjustable efficiency entrance seats
• Carbon-fiber technical end on steering wheel, instrument-panel forehead and shift knob
• Refined aluminum end on heart stack, shifter, door-switch bezels and instrument-panel inserts
• Upgraded trim on seats and steering wheel
• Performance instrument cluster with 180-mph speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges, trimmed with distinctive blue accents
• Premium audio system

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Optional Features

• DVD-based global-positioning system (GPS) navigation
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio
• UConnect® Hands-free Communication System with Bluetooth® expertise

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 with SRT 1 Package

In addition to the normal options accessible on the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, the SRT Package 1 provides:

• Power solar roof
• Supplemental aspect air baggage
• Heated entrance seats
• Dual-zone air con
• Automatic headlamps
• Remote begin

SAFETY AND SECURITY

• Advanced Multi-stage Air Bag System
• Anti-lock Brake System
• BeltAlert
• Brake Assist
• Child Protection Rear Door Locks
• Door Ajar Warning Lamp
• Electronic Stability Program
• Energy-absorbing Steering Column
• Height-adjustable Front Seat Belts
• Laminated Front-Door Glass for Smash-and-Grab Protection
• Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
• Occupant Classification System
• Remote Keyless Entry System
• Rigid Body Structure for Improved Impact Protection
• Security Alarm
• Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer
• Speed-Ssensitive Power Locks
• Three-point Seat Belt in All Positions

COLOR AVAILABILITY

• Bright Silver Metallic
• Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
• Inferno Red
• Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

• 2009 mannequin yr manufacturing begin: August 2006
• Production location: Jefferson Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit
• 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine: Saltillo Engine Plant in Saltillo, Mexico
• Five-speed automated transmission: Indiana Transmission I in Indianapolis

MARKET POSITION

The mixture of Jeep’s four-wheel-drive management and the SRT-developed 6.1-liter HEMI® maximizes the Grand Cherokee SRT8’s efficiency in all climate circumstances, leading to the quickest, strongest Jeep car ever. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s excessive efficiency is complemented by key SRT attributes, together with purposeful, performance-oriented styling, world-class journey and dealing with, and benchmark braking, coupled with race-inspired inside appointments.

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Gender: 80 % male/20 % feminine
• Median Age: 36-55 years previous
• Median Annual Household Income: $100,000
• Education: 65 % faculty graduate
• Household: 75 % married, primarily post-family
• Occupation: mixture of government, managerial {and professional}

MARKET ADVANTAGES

• The strongest Jeep car ever – faster than Porsche Cayenne Turbo and BMW X5
• On-road and all-weather means and efficiency with a specifically developed four-wheel-drive system
• Powered by the 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 producing 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque
• SRT efficiency: 0-60 mph in below 5 seconds, 0-100-0 in the low-19-second vary, 60-0 mph in roughly 125 ft
• Functional, performance-oriented exterior design and race-inspired inside appointments
• Benchmark braking
• World-class ride-and-handling traits throughout a dynamic vary
• Benchmark efficiency at the finest worth

 

 

 

 

 

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