Introducing the 2009 Jeep WK Grand Cherokee SRT8

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2009 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8®: Four-wheel-drive SRT Performance in Quickest Jeep Ever2009 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8®: Four-wheel-drive SRT Performance in Quickest Jeep Ever

 

[September 1, 2008 – WKJeeps.com] Chrysler Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group has demonstrated it is aware of no boundaries when it created the first four-wheel-drive SRT automobile, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8®. It’s the quickest, strongest Jeep automobile ever created, providing astonishing on-road and all-weather means and energy.

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

Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 producing 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N•m), the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 delivers a whole efficiency package deal, with distinctive trip and dealing with, world-class braking, race-inspired inside appointments and practical, performance-oriented exterior enhancements.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2009

EXTERIOR

• New exterior colours Modern Blue Pearl Coat and Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat substitute Steel Blue Pearl Coat and Black Clear Coat
• Rear-window opening added to key fob

INTERIOR

• Performance Pages reconfigurable show (can show efficiency data together with longitudinal and lateral g-force, 0-60 mph acceleration time, 1/8-mile and 1/4-mile acceleration time, and velocity and braking distance)
• 9-inch DVD display viewing space
• Leather inside improve
• Leather wrap added to higher entrance and rear door bolsters and armrest
• Leather-wrapped cluster forehead on instrument panel
• New shift knob cap with “Jeep” identify

DESIGN

The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s daring exterior design makes it stand out in the crowd. The entrance fascia not solely appears good, however gives aerodynamic advantages by lowering elevate and drag, whereas offering enough air stream to chill the 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine. The entrance fascia additionally helps improve brake system cooling by way of built-in air ducts.

The rear fascia incorporates an aggressive middle cutout to accommodate twin four-inch exhaust suggestions. Sill extensions lead to one other practical enhancement by creating downforce.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s SRT8’s cabin options the SRT signature race-inspired inside. Race-inspired seats with added bolstering and a efficiency cloth insert hold occupants firmly in place beneath spirited driving circumstances. A darkish slate grey inside shade, 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.

For rear-seat passenger consolation and comfort, the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 continues to supply SIRIUS BackSeat TV™. SIRIUS Backseat TV options three channels of revered youngsters’s TV that includes lots of the most well-known children’ programming, together with Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. SIRIUS Backseat TV operates through an in-vehicle satellite tv for pc video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas.

ENGINEERING

SRT engineers created the first SRT automobile 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 lightweight weight, and mated it to the rear half of a heavier-duty case, chosen for its ruggedness and skill to accommodate digital full-time, four-wheel-drive system parts.

Under regular driving circumstances, 5 to 10 p.c 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 may be directed ahead when further traction or stability is required. Remaining torque is distributed through a heavy-duty driveshaft to a Dana 44 rear axle.

Providing horsepower and torque to the distinctive SRT four-wheel-drive system is a specifically tuned model of the 6.1-liter SRT HEMI® engine, which was developed by including extra displacement, rising the compression ratio and redesigning the cylinder heads, consumption and exhaust techniques for higher stream and elevated engine velocity (versus the 5.7-liter HEMI).

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

Chassis setup for the 2009 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 techniques. The trip top of the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is one inch decrease than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which lowers aerodynamic drag in addition to the middle of gravity, and contributes to the automobile’s stability and aggressive stance.

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The braking system on the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 options four-piston efficiency brake calipers developed by Brembo, completed in crimson. These calipers work with 360 mm x 32 mm vented rotors up entrance, and 350 mm x 28 mm vented rotors in the rear.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® is the quickest, strongest Jeep automobile 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 trip 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 automobile, providing on-road and all-weather means and efficiency

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

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 components

• 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 trip and dealing with traits

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

SAFETY AND SECURITY

• Active Turn Signals
• Adjustable Pedals
• Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags
• Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
• Auto-reverse Sun Roof
• BeltAlert
• Brake Assist
• Brake/Park Interlock
• LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren)
• Digressive Load-limiting Seat Belt Retractors
• Electronic Roll Mitigation
• Electronic Stability Program
• Energy-absorbing Steering Wheel and Column
• Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
• Express-up/down Front-door Windows
• Four-wheel Brake Traction Control System
• Head Restraints in All Outboard Seating Positions
• HomeHyperlink Universal Home Security System Transceiver
• Interior Head Support Protection
• Knee Bolsters
• Low-risk Deployment Air Bag
• ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
• ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
• Rain-sensitive Wipers
• Remote Keyless Entry
• Seat Belt Pretensioners
• Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer Theft Deterrent System
• Side-curtain Air Bags with Roll-Detection System
• SmartBeam® Headlamps
• Three-point Belts in All Seating Positions
• Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) with Warning Indicator
• uconnect cellphone

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COLOR AVAILABILITY

• Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
• Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat (new for 2009)
• Inferno Red Crystal Clear Coat
• Modern Blue Pearl Clear Coat (new for 2009)

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

• 2009 mannequin yr manufacturing begin: September 2008
• 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 automobile ever. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s excessive efficiency is complemented by key SRT attributes, together with practical, performance-oriented styling, world-class trip and dealing with, and benchmark braking, coupled with race-inspired inside appointments.

DEMOGRAPHICS

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

MARKET ADVANTAGES

• The strongest Jeep automobile 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 beneath 5 seconds, 0-100-0 in the low-19-second vary, 60-0 mph in roughly 125 toes
• 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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