Introducing the 2012 Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee SRT8

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All-New Second Generation Grand Cherokee SRT8

World debut: New York Auto Show April 20, 2011

Start of manufacturing: July 18, 2011

6.4L HEMI with MDS

465 hp (347 kW) at 6,000 rpm

465 lb.-ft. (630 N-m) at 4,200 rpm

5-speed auto transmission with steering wheel paddle shift controls

New Adaptive Damping Suspension System

0-60 in the mid-upper 4’s 1/4 mile in the higher 12’s (est.)

EPA Fuel Economy mpg City/Hwy – 12/18 (est.)

Torque Split, Front/Rear Variable – 50/50 Snow and 35/65 Sport and Track

Trailer towing 5,000 lbs.

 

2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 press photographs

 

[WK2Jeeps.com February 9, 2011] – As first talked about right here final summer time, Jeep is reportedly set to unveil the all-new 2012 Grand Cherokee at the New York Auto Show on April twentieth. The new Jeep shall be powered by the new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine providing an estimated 465-470 horsepower and 465-470 lb.-ft. of torque for energy throughout a considerably wider rpm vary. As proven in current actual world monitor exams with the new Dodge Challenger, the energy scores for the new engine are noticeably underrated.

In a current Dodge press launch for the all-new 2012 Charger, Chrysler describes a number of new options that can seem in all 2012 mannequin yr SRT8 autos:

“Building upon the commonplace Fuel Saver expertise (four-cylinder mode) present in the new 6.4 HEMI V-8, a brand new for 2012 lively valve exhaust system permits the expertise to interact over a wider rpm vary, which delivers improved gasoline effectivity or the use of all eight cylinders when the energy is required. An lively consumption manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing supplies most low-end torque for spectacular standing begins whereas optimizing high-end energy.”

“For the first time in any Chrysler Group LLC SRT product, commonplace paddle-shift expertise joins the commonplace AutoStick on the ground shifter. Both are mated to the confirmed W5A580 five-speed automated transmission, permitting a alternative of spirited shifting on the street and the racetrack. Both shifting strategies give the driver the capability to shift whereas the transmission controller calibration prevents conditions which may over rev the engine. Fully adaptive digital management of all shifting makes the powertrain extra responsive whereas minimizing harshness.”

“…an adaptive damping suspension that makes use of a variety of on-road and driver inputs, equivalent to automobile velocity, steering angle, steering velocity, brake torque, throttle place and lateral acceleration, to mechanically tune the suspension for particular situations. Drivers can also manually select between “Auto” and “Sport” settings that shortly change the shock damping and harshness traits from the ease of on a regular basis commuting to harsher, more difficult driving conditions.”

“The efficiency SRT-tuned, totally hydraulic steering system is also improved with a brand new, heavy-duty pump and revised gearing to offer drivers extra direct really feel and on-center response.”

Exclusive new info from WK2Jeeps.com:

Exterior:
As seen in the varied spy photographs which have surfaced, the new Jeep may have chrome facet mirrors, chrome facet molding and a chrome license plate forehead. The grille shall be body-colored and entrance projector foglamps shall be commonplace. The Daytime Running lamps shall be LED. A provider supply has knowledgeable us that the rear taillamps may also be LED. Roof facet rails are black. The twin exhaust suggestions shall be chrome, however to make means for the towing package deal the exhaust will now not be middle mounted.

Interior:
The inside will characteristic the luxurious high quality supplies used on the all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee. The inside shade shall be black, that includes actual carbon fiber accents and leather-based/suede SRT ventilated seats. Bright pedals shall be commonplace as in the prior mannequin. The new Grand Cherokee is rumored to be getting (however not but confirmed) the new Performance Pages updates much like that of different 2012 SRT8 fashions. SRT has expanded the show to incorporate on the spot suggestions on steering enter measurements, horsepower, torque, expanded engine info, together with 0-60 mph time, 60-0 braking, g-forces and one-eighth mile and quarter-mile instances.

Media:
A 506-watt amplifier with 9 Amplified Speakers and a subwoofer shall be commonplace, the identical system utilized in present Grand Cherokee fashions. An SRT efficiency audio surround-sound system from Harmon/Kardon® shall be an out there possibility. The efficiency system will characteristic a 900-watt amplifier with 15 or 16 audio system and a subwoofer. Navigation radios will embrace the present Garmin based mostly RHB and the new RHR. Other out there or commonplace media options will embrace Sirius Satellite Radio and Sirius Traffic, UConnect with voice command, iPod management, and a rear DVD system.

Tires and wheels:
We have additionally discovered that the new Jeep SRT might lastly ditch the notorious Goodyear run-flat tires, changing them with perfomance tires from Pirelli. Unlike the prior technology with staggered facet ratios and widths, the new tires shall be the identical measurement on all 4 corners. The tires shall be mounted on new 20×10″ solid aluminum wheels. Brembo brakes will return, with the identical measurement rotors featured on the 2006-2010 fashions (14.2″ entrance and 13.8″ rear). The entrance brakes have been upgraded to 6-piston calibers.

Towing:
One of the predominant complaints of the first technology Jeep SRT8 was its restricted 3500 Lb. towing capability. This has been addressed with the new mannequin – towing capability has been elevated to a most 5,000 lbs. with the optionally available Trailer Tow IV package deal and Trailer Sway Control.

Safety:
Supplemental Front Seat Side Air Bags and Supplemental Side Air Bags shall be commonplace. A brand new characteristic, the Ready Alert Braking system (launched as a operating change on 2011 Grand Cherokee fashions) anticipates conditions when the driver might provoke an emergency brake cease and makes use of the ESC pump to set the brake pads towards the rotors, to lower the time required for full brake utility. Rain Brake Support, (additionally launched on the 2011 fashions), is at all times lively when the windshield wipers are working in low or excessive settings. When lively, the ABS pump periodically pushes the brake pads frivolously towards the brake rotors to assist maintain the rotors dry. By holding the brake rotors drier in moist climate, this characteristic helps to make sure that the brakes carry out at their peak degree of effectivity and effectiveness when a driver presses the brake pedal to cease the automobile. Rain Brake Support contributes to enhanced driving confidence by reassuring the driver of optimum stopping energy and strong brake pedal really feel throughout moist street situations. The Grand Cherokee options virtually 50 security options, a listing of which might be discovered Here.

Live Webcasts and Satellite Feeds of Chrysler Group Product Reveals at 2011 NY Auto Show
Journalists and Public Invited to Watch Live Unveiling of Chrysler, Jeep® and Fiat Products

  • On-demand replay of webcasts out there for 30 days
  • Live satellite tv for pc feeds offered to broadcasters for fast turnaround
  • Satellite feeds for edited highlights packages

Live webcasts of the unveiling of three new merchandise from the Chrysler, Jeep® and Fiat manufacturers at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. Live satellite tv for pc feeds are additionally out there for broadcasters selecting to hold reside or report, in addition to feeds for edited highlights packages.

When:

April 20, 2011:
10:10 a.m. Eastern Time (Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8)
3:55 p.m Eastern Time (Chrysler 300C SRT8)

April 21, 2011:
12:20 p.m. Eastern Time (Fiat)

Where:

Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City

 

Press Release – April 20, 2011
 
All-new 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8®: The Ultimate Performance SUV
 

  • Offers distinctive mix of legendary Jeep® functionality and utility, head-turning SRT efficiency, luxurious and refinement, and progressive superior applied sciences
  • Best performing Jeep® automobile ever: 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds; quarter mile in mid-13 second vary; prime velocity of 155 mph; 60-0 mph braking in 116 toes
  • Most highly effective Jeep automobile ever with all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that delivers an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Best dealing with Jeep automobile ever options superior new adaptive damping suspension managed by new Selec-Track system, delivering as much as .90 g on the skid pad
  • New lively valve exhaust system permits commonplace Fuel Saver Technology to interact over a wider rpm vary for an estimated 13-percent enchancment in freeway gasoline effectivity and 450-mile vary
  • Standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters permit spirited shifting on the street and monitor Available in Jeep showrooms in third quarter 2011

The strongest, technologically superior, high-performance Jeep® automobile ever – the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® – arrives this summer time with a mixture of Jeep’s legendary functionality and utility, merged with the famend superior efficiency engineering from Chrysler Group LLC’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group.

Delivering excellent driving efficiency in all situations, and complemented by key SRT attributes – together with practical, performance-oriented styling, world-class journey and dealing with, benchmark braking and race-inspired inside appointments – the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 broadens the Jeep automobile lineup and builds upon the profitable launch of the award-winning 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

“The all-new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the final efficiency SUV, delivering a mixture of Jeep functionality and utility, world-class efficiency, luxurious and refinement, and superior progressive expertise,” stated Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Jeep autos have lengthy been recognized for his or her off-road functionality. In addition to Jeep four-wheel-drive traction and utility, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 takes functionality to a brand new degree by giving driving fanatics excessive efficiency for the road and monitor.

“Our new benchmark efficiency SUV successfully broadens the Grand Cherokee portfolio, and can proceed to attract new prospects into Jeep showrooms,” Manley added.

Designed and constructed utilizing the confirmed SRT components that raises the efficiency to astonishing ranges, the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the mid-16 second vary, can cowl the quarter mile in the mid-13 second vary, has a prime velocity of 155 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in 116 toes.

Owners of any Chrysler Group SRT automobile obtain at some point {of professional} driving instruction from the Richard Petty Racing School as a part of the SRT Track Experience, designed to maximise their driving data and abilities on the road or monitor. Sessions are held all through the yr at chosen tracks.

Awe-inspiring powertrain

Powering the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is Chrysler Group’s all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque – an enchancment of 45 horsepower and 45 lb.-ft. torque over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.

An lively consumption manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing delivers most low-end torque whereas optimizing high-end energy throughout a wider and improved rpm band. Specifically, 90-percent of peak torque is offered between 2,800 and 6,000 rpm, permitting for impressed standing begins and improved straight-line efficiency.

Standard Fuel Saver Technology and a new-for-2012 lively valve exhaust system permits four-cylinder operation to interact over a wider rpm vary, to ship each improved gasoline effectivity – an estimated 13-percent improve on the freeway – and an prolonged vary of roughly 450 miles on one tank of gasoline.

Standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters be a part of the commonplace AutoStick on the ground. Both are mated to a confirmed automated transmission, permitting a alternative of spirited shifting on the street and the race monitor. Both strategies give the driver the capability to shift whereas the transmission controller calibration prevents conditions which may over rev the engine. Fully adaptive digital management of all shifting makes the powertrain extra responsive whereas minimizing harshness.

Outstanding journey, dealing with and functionality

For 2011, all Jeep Grand Cherokee fashions boast an improved and refined on-road journey thanks partly to the automobile’s physique construction. Torsional stiffness was improved 146 % versus the earlier mannequin, for improved journey, sturdiness and lowered noise, vibration and harshness. The enchancment is achieved with greater than 5,400 welds in the physique alone, marking a 53-percent improve in spot welds, a 42-percent improve in arc welds and a 38-percent improve in structural adhesive.

With the new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8, engineers have improved dealing with even additional.

The finest dealing with Jeep automobile ever – able to .90 g on the skid pad – contains a new SRT-tuned, adaptive damping suspension managed by the new Jeep Selec-Track system that interacts with a number of totally different techniques (stability management, adaptive damping, transmission shift technique, switch case torque proportioning, Electronic Limited Slip Differential efficiency, throttle management and cylinder de-activation) to mechanically tune the dynamics of the automobile. Drivers can manually select between 5 dynamic modes for particular driving situations:

 

  • Auto: supplies the most compliant journey and mechanically adapts to any street scenario utilizing the adaptive suspension tuning
  • Sport: supplies enhanced physique management for a sporty, fun-to-drive journey for the road
  • Tow: supplies a protected discount in pitch and bounce for enhanced towing functionality
  • Track: supplies the high-performance, agency, “track-tuned” suspension choice to lock down physique movement for the final dealing with expertise
  • Snow: supplies the most conservative dynamic mode, so the automobile will safely keep in-line in inclement winter climate situations

The commonplace Jeep Quadra-Trac lively on-demand four-wheel-drive switch case makes use of enter from quite a lot of sensors with the intention to decide tire slip at the earliest potential second and take corrective motion. The system makes use of Throttle Anticipate to sense fast motion in the throttle from a cease and maximizes traction earlier than slippage happens. When tire slippage is detected, the Jeep 4×4 system can switch as much as 100% of accessible torque to 1 rear wheel.

The switch case additionally enhances dealing with by proportioning torque between the entrance and rear axles to take care of the driver’s supposed path. The new Grand Cherokee SRT8 additionally options an Electronic Limited Slip Differential that eliminates rear wheel slip and improves dealing with.

The performance-tuned, fully-hydraulic steering system is improved with a brand new, heavy-duty pump and pump cooler. Revised gearing offers drivers extra direct really feel and on-center response.

New cut up 5-spoke, 20-inch solid aluminum wheels journey on P295/45ZR20 Pirelli PZero run-flat tires (commonplace All-season or out there Three-season).

Rounding out the functionality of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a trailer tow score of 5,000 lbs.

Outstanding braking

Chrysler Group’s SRT autos are well-known for his or her world-class braking. Stopping energy for the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes courtesy of recent SRT high-performance Brembo brakes with four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS).

Stopping distance efficiency of 116 toes from 60-0 mph is made potential by new red-painted, Brembo 6-piston (entrance) and 4-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors in any respect 4 corners measuring 15-inches (entrance) and 13.8-inches (rear).

Aggressive and practical exterior

The practical efficiency exterior of the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 options the “planted” look of a high-performance sports activities automobile by being lowered 1 inch and including new, SRT-exclusive, body-color wheel flares and facet sill cladding.

A one-piece entrance fascia comprises new LED multi-function daytime operating lamps that end in an unique face for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, whereas a body-colored entrance grille with a novel black display screen background and chrome bezel inserts provides to the aggressive look.

The built-in decrease entrance grille is painted in gloss black and a newly designed underbody stomach pan options built-in brake ducting to enhance cooling and fade efficiency. Completing the new entrance finish is a newly sculpted hood with practical twin black warmth extractors for added engine cooling.

At the rear, the SRT efficiency affect continues with a brand new liftgate spoiler that reduces drag and improves downforce. A singular one-piece rear fascia features a separate air diffuser together with an out there trailer receiver and entry cowl. New for the 2012 model of the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the dual-sport exhaust system that includes 4-inch exhaust suggestions.

Race-inspired and practical inside

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s refined, luxurious inside takes on a efficiency really feel in SRT8 type with race-inspired expertise and SRT-exclusive appointments.

An all-new, leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel contains a distinctive rim part with a flattened backside floor – evoking a race-inspired cockpit – that showcases the SRT emblem. Standard paddle-shift controls flank either side of the new contoured palm rests whereas all audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the steering wheel. An influence tilt and telescoping steering column is also commonplace.

SRT-exclusive Performance Pages are new for 2012 and present on the spot suggestions on steering enter measurements, horsepower, torque, 0-60 mph time, 60-0 mph braking distance, g-forces, and one-eighth mile and quarter-mile instances, together with expanded engine info.

New SRT-styled Nappa leather-based and suede seats, with sculpted bolsters and adjustable headrests, present all the consolation for day by day drives – and “grip” to maintain the driver and passengers in place throughout spirited driving. The embroidered SRT logos and distinction stitching accent the two entrance seats. Heated (entrance and rear) and ventilated (entrance) seats are commonplace.

Carbon fiber accents are built-in into the instrument panel and door trim panels and new shiny, racing model brake and pedal pads add to the high-performance look inside the cabin.

An out there CommandView® dual-pane solar roof supplies twice as a lot glass floor than a normal solar roof and extends from the windshield to the rear of the automobile.

The out there Luxury Group package deal provides premium leather-based to the door trim panels, instrument panel and middle console together with an influence liftgate, adaptive cruise management, Forward Collision Warning and Blind-spot Monitoring.

Safety and safety

Already a recipient of the 2011 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ‘Top Safety Pick’ for the quantity Grand Cherokee fashions, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 gives shoppers 45 security and safety features together with:

 

  • Active head restraints: Deploy in the occasion of a rear collision. Restraints are designed to scale back accidents by minimizing the hole between the head restraint and the passenger’s head
  • Active flip alerts: Turn sign flashes 3 times when stalk is depressed for one second to point a lane change
  • Adaptive cruise management (ACC): The system decreases the automobile’s pre-set cruise-control velocity when closing in on one other automobile in the identical lane, or when one other automobile pulls into the identical lane. The system will speed up to the pre-set velocity when the automobile in entrance hurries up or strikes into one other lane. ACC will preserve a driver adjustable distance between the automobile and the one in entrance of it, permitting the use of cruise management in gentle visitors with out having to constantly modify settings
  • Advanced multi-stage air baggage: Inflates with a drive acceptable to the severity of the affect Meets FMVSS 208 superior air bag necessities for smaller, out-of-position occupants
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, providing improved steering management beneath excessive braking and/or slippery situations
  • Anti-lock brake system with rough-road detection: Anti-lock brake system able to detecting if the automobile is driving on a tough street by the oscillations in the wheel velocity alerts. When tough street is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, ABS enters a special strain management the place it is going to maintain the brake strain for longer pulses
  • BeltAlert: Activates a chime and/or illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver and entrance passenger to buckle up if a automobile is pushed with out belted front-seat occupants
  • Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses twin ultra-wideband radar sensors to assist the driver when altering lanes, or if being handed by or passing unseen autos. The system notifies the driver of car(s) of their blind spot through illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  • Brake Assist: In an emergency brake scenario, the system applies most braking energy, minimizing the stopping distance
  • Brake Override: When a disagreement exists between the throttle and the brake, the brake sign causes the engine controller to scale back engine energy, permitting the operator to cease the automobile
  • Brake-traction management system (BTCS): Helps to maintain driving wheels from spinning throughout acceleration from a cease or throughout gradual speeds by making use of particular person brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
  • Child seat anchor system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) is designed to ease set up of suitable aftermarket little one seats
  • Constant-force Retractors (CFR): Regulates the drive exerted on the occupant by the seat belt, after which progressively releases seat-belt webbing in a managed method
  • Electronic roll mitigation (ERM): An extension of digital stability management (ESC). Uses enter from ESC sensors to anticipate if the automobile is liable to getting into a possible roll scenario, then applies the brakes individually and modulates the throttle place as wanted
  • Electronic stability management (ESC): Enhances driver management and helps preserve directional stability beneath all situations. Provides the profit in vital driving conditions equivalent to turns, and is efficacious when driving on blended floor situations together with snow, ice or gravel. If there’s a discernible distinction between driver enter by means of the steering wheel and the automobile’s path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle enter to information the automobile again on to the driver’s supposed path
  • Energy-absorbing steering column: The power-adjust steering column employs a calibrated bending factor that deforms throughout column stroke for optimum power administration
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it simpler for emergency personnel to see and attain occupants in the occasion of an accident by turning on the inside lighting and unlocking doorways after air bag deployment. Also shuts off circulate of gasoline to the engine
  • Express Up/Down Windows: One-touch powered categorical up/down window button positioned on the entrance driver and passenger-side door
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Using forward-facing radar sensors, this method detects when the automobile could also be approaching one other automobile too quickly and alerts the driver so the driver can decide what motion should be taken with the intention to stop the automobile from a collision
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps: Provide roughly 3 times the gentle output of typical reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination
  • Hill-start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers when beginning a automobile from a cease on a hill by sustaining the degree of brake strain utilized for a brief time period after a driver’s foot is faraway from the brake pedal. If throttle shouldn’t be utilized inside a brief time period after the driver’s foot is faraway from the brake pedal, brake strain shall be launched
  • Keyless Enter-N-Go: When a person enters the automobile, digital sensors detect if the automobile key fob is current. The automobile will then permit the particular person to push a button to begin the automobile with out having to insert the key into the ignition
  • Knee bolsters: The decrease instrument panel and the glove-box door are designed to correctly place the occupant throughout affect, enabling air baggage to work successfully
  • Navigation system: Voice-activated navigation system out there with real-time visitors to supply exact steerage to vacation spot by means of the use of world positioning system (GPS) satellite tv for pc expertise
  • ParkSense® rear park help system: Assists at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects. Consists of audible warnings for the driver and has a show in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) built-in into the instrument cluster
  • ParkView® rear back-up digicam: Provides a wide-angle view of the space instantly behind the automobile, giving the driver better peace of thoughts earlier than reversing at low speeds. Contains grid line to assist the driver when maneuvering into parking areas or slender areas. Also aids in lining up a trailer to the automobile’s trailer hitch, when so outfitted. The picture is displayed on the navigation display screen when the transmission is shifted into Reverse
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column with reminiscence: Allows steering column to tilt and transfer towards or away from the driver to realize a protected and comfy distance from the superior multi-stage entrance driver air bag, if deployed
  • Rain Brake Support: Uses the ESC pump to sometimes push brake pads frivolously towards brake rotors in wet situations with the intention to maintain rotors dry
  • Rain-sensing wipers: A driver comfort characteristic that mechanically senses moisture on the windshield and prompts wipers
  • Ready Alert Braking: Anticipates conditions when the driver might provoke an emergency brake cease and makes use of the ESC pump to set brake pads towards rotors with the intention to lower the time required for full brake utility
  • Rear Cross Path (RCP): In parking zone conditions, this method warns drivers backing out of parking areas of visitors transferring towards their automobile. It prompts any time the automobile is in Reverse. The driver is notified of car(s) crossing behind the automobile through illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  • Remote (fob) operated home windows (entrance home windows – down solely): Enable a person to chill down the automobile passively by opening entrance home windows remotely
  • Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doorways and activates inside lamps. If the automobile is provided with a safety alarm, the distant additionally arms and disarms that system
  • Remote begin: Conveniently begins the engine and prompts key consolation settings based mostly on ambient situations by utilizing the key fob whereas sustaining automobile safety
  • Rollover crash sensing: Senses a rollover and deploys seat belt pretensioners and/or commonplace full-length side-curtain air baggage as wanted
  • Seat belt pretensioners: During a collision, affect sensors provoke entrance seat belt pretensioners to take away slack in the seat belt system, thereby decreasing the ahead motion of the occupant’s head and torso
  • Sentry Key® engine Immobilizer: Utilizes an engine key that has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed safety code to discourage automobile theft. When the key’s inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random quantity to the transponder and the engine is allowed to begin. If an incorrect key’s used, the engine will shut off after a couple of seconds
  • Signal mirrors: Signal lamp constructed into the housing of exterior mirrors permits flip alerts to be considered from the entrance, in addition to the sides and rear of the automobile with the intention to alert oncoming visitors and pedestrians
  • SmartBeam® headlamps: Headlamp system adjusts to ambient gentle and oncoming visitors to ship most lighting
  • Standard full-length side-curtain air baggage: Extend safety to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each facet air bag has its personal affect sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the facet the place an affect happens. This kind of air bag is housed in the headliner simply above facet home windows
  • Standard seat-mounted facet thorax air baggage: Provide enhanced safety to the driver and entrance outboard passenger in sure impacts. Each facet air bag has its personal affect sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the facet the place an affect happens. Standard facet air baggage are housed inside the outboard facet of every entrance seat
  • Three-point seat belts: Front outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belts
  • Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM): Informs driver when tire strain is simply too low. Pressure-sensor modules inside the valve stems of all 4 street wheels ship steady radio-frequency alerts to a receiver and the system
  • Trailer-sway management (TSC): Reduces trailer sway and improves dealing with in opposed towing situations brought on by crosswinds and visitors. The system displays the automobile’s motion relative to the driver’s supposed path, then applies alternating brake strain to gradual the automobile after which will increase the strain on one entrance wheel with the intention to counteract the sway induced by the trailer
  • Uconnect® Phone: In-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that enables prospects to speak on their Bluetooth suitable cellphone together with your fingers on the wheel and eyes on the street. The built-in phonebook sync characteristic mechanically downloads as many as 1,000 cellphone ebook entries from supported telephones, which might then be chosen by merely saying contact identify
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Connectivity and Infotainment

New for 2012 is the out there 825-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT efficiency audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon® that features a 10-inch subwoofer for the final in sound high quality.

All kinds of easy-to-use infotainment choices can be found with options that present prospects with seamless integration of shopper electronics, delivering drivers and passengers the conveniences of house and workplace.

Garmin Navigation and SIRIUS Travel Link are commonplace with the 430N AM/FM/CD/DVD radio. Also commonplace are a large number of options together with SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Uconnect Phone.

The out there Vehicle Entertainment System (VES) features a DVD participant and rear seat overhead display screen that ship quite a lot of programming selections, with ports to attach video games and media gamers with audio and video output functionality, together with iPod® connectivity. The Media Center or the VES distant can management a number of display screen inputs and every display screen can play one thing totally different.

-WK2Jeeps.com

Press Release – April 20, 2011
 
All-new 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8®: The Ultimate Performance SUV
 

  • Offers distinctive mix of legendary Jeep® functionality and utility, head-turning SRT efficiency, luxurious and refinement, and progressive superior applied sciences
  • Best performing Jeep® automobile ever: 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds; quarter mile in mid-13 second vary; prime velocity of 155 mph; 60-0 mph braking in 116 toes
  • Most highly effective Jeep automobile ever with all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that delivers an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Best dealing with Jeep automobile ever options superior new adaptive damping suspension managed by new Selec-Track system, delivering as much as .90 g on the skid pad
  • New lively valve exhaust system permits commonplace Fuel Saver Technology to interact over a wider rpm vary for an estimated 13-percent enchancment in freeway gasoline effectivity and 450-mile vary
  • Standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters permit spirited shifting on the street and monitor Available in Jeep showrooms in third quarter 2011

The strongest, technologically superior, high-performance Jeep® automobile ever – the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® – arrives this summer time with a mixture of Jeep’s legendary functionality and utility, merged with the famend superior efficiency engineering from Chrysler Group LLC’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group.

Delivering excellent driving efficiency in all situations, and complemented by key SRT attributes – together with practical, performance-oriented styling, world-class journey and dealing with, benchmark braking and race-inspired inside appointments – the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 broadens the Jeep automobile lineup and builds upon the profitable launch of the award-winning 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

“The all-new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the final efficiency SUV, delivering a mixture of Jeep functionality and utility, world-class efficiency, luxurious and refinement, and superior progressive expertise,” stated Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Jeep autos have lengthy been recognized for his or her off-road functionality. In addition to Jeep four-wheel-drive traction and utility, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 takes functionality to a brand new degree by giving driving fanatics excessive efficiency for the road and monitor.

“Our new benchmark efficiency SUV successfully broadens the Grand Cherokee portfolio, and can proceed to attract new prospects into Jeep showrooms,” Manley added.

Designed and constructed utilizing the confirmed SRT components that raises the efficiency to astonishing ranges, the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the mid-16 second vary, can cowl the quarter mile in the mid-13 second vary, has a prime velocity of 155 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in 116 toes.

Owners of any Chrysler Group SRT automobile obtain at some point {of professional} driving instruction from the Richard Petty Racing School as a part of the SRT Track Experience, designed to maximise their driving data and abilities on the road or monitor. Sessions are held all through the yr at chosen tracks.

Awe-inspiring powertrain

Powering the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is Chrysler Group’s all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque – an enchancment of 45 horsepower and 45 lb.-ft. torque over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.

An lively consumption manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing delivers most low-end torque whereas optimizing high-end energy throughout a wider and improved rpm band. Specifically, 90-percent of peak torque is offered between 2,800 and 6,000 rpm, permitting for impressed standing begins and improved straight-line efficiency.

Standard Fuel Saver Technology and a new-for-2012 lively valve exhaust system permits four-cylinder operation to interact over a wider rpm vary, to ship each improved gasoline effectivity – an estimated 13-percent improve on the freeway – and an prolonged vary of roughly 450 miles on one tank of gasoline.

Standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters be a part of the commonplace AutoStick on the ground. Both are mated to a confirmed automated transmission, permitting a alternative of spirited shifting on the street and the race monitor. Both strategies give the driver the capability to shift whereas the transmission controller calibration prevents conditions which may over rev the engine. Fully adaptive digital management of all shifting makes the powertrain extra responsive whereas minimizing harshness.

Outstanding journey, dealing with and functionality

For 2011, all Jeep Grand Cherokee fashions boast an improved and refined on-road journey thanks partly to the automobile’s physique construction. Torsional stiffness was improved 146 % versus the earlier mannequin, for improved journey, sturdiness and lowered noise, vibration and harshness. The enchancment is achieved with greater than 5,400 welds in the physique alone, marking a 53-percent improve in spot welds, a 42-percent improve in arc welds and a 38-percent improve in structural adhesive.

With the new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8, engineers have improved dealing with even additional.

The finest dealing with Jeep automobile ever – able to .90 g on the skid pad – contains a new SRT-tuned, adaptive damping suspension managed by the new Jeep Selec-Track system that interacts with a number of totally different techniques (stability management, adaptive damping, transmission shift technique, switch case torque proportioning, Electronic Limited Slip Differential efficiency, throttle management and cylinder de-activation) to mechanically tune the dynamics of the automobile. Drivers can manually select between 5 dynamic modes for particular driving situations:

 

  • Auto: supplies the most compliant journey and mechanically adapts to any street scenario utilizing the adaptive suspension tuning
  • Sport: supplies enhanced physique management for a sporty, fun-to-drive journey for the road
  • Tow: supplies a protected discount in pitch and bounce for enhanced towing functionality
  • Track: supplies the high-performance, agency, “track-tuned” suspension choice to lock down physique movement for the final dealing with expertise
  • Snow: supplies the most conservative dynamic mode, so the automobile will safely keep in-line in inclement winter climate situations

The commonplace Jeep Quadra-Trac lively on-demand four-wheel-drive switch case makes use of enter from quite a lot of sensors with the intention to decide tire slip at the earliest potential second and take corrective motion. The system makes use of Throttle Anticipate to sense fast motion in the throttle from a cease and maximizes traction earlier than slippage happens. When tire slippage is detected, the Jeep 4×4 system can switch as much as 100% of accessible torque to 1 rear wheel.

The switch case additionally enhances dealing with by proportioning torque between the entrance and rear axles to take care of the driver’s supposed path. The new Grand Cherokee SRT8 additionally options an Electronic Limited Slip Differential that eliminates rear wheel slip and improves dealing with.

The performance-tuned, fully-hydraulic steering system is improved with a brand new, heavy-duty pump and pump cooler. Revised gearing offers drivers extra direct really feel and on-center response.

New cut up 5-spoke, 20-inch solid aluminum wheels journey on P295/45ZR20 Pirelli PZero run-flat tires (commonplace All-season or out there Three-season).

Rounding out the functionality of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a trailer tow score of 5,000 lbs.

Outstanding braking

Chrysler Group’s SRT autos are well-known for his or her world-class braking. Stopping energy for the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes courtesy of recent SRT high-performance Brembo brakes with four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS).

Stopping distance efficiency of 116 toes from 60-0 mph is made potential by new red-painted, Brembo 6-piston (entrance) and 4-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors in any respect 4 corners measuring 15-inches (entrance) and 13.8-inches (rear).

Aggressive and practical exterior

The practical efficiency exterior of the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 options the “planted” look of a high-performance sports activities automobile by being lowered 1 inch and including new, SRT-exclusive, body-color wheel flares and facet sill cladding.

See also  Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee Safety Features

A one-piece entrance fascia comprises new LED multi-function daytime operating lamps that end in an unique face for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, whereas a body-colored entrance grille with a novel black display screen background and chrome bezel inserts provides to the aggressive look.

The built-in decrease entrance grille is painted in gloss black and a newly designed underbody stomach pan options built-in brake ducting to enhance cooling and fade efficiency. Completing the new entrance finish is a newly sculpted hood with practical twin black warmth extractors for added engine cooling.

At the rear, the SRT efficiency affect continues with a brand new liftgate spoiler that reduces drag and improves downforce. A singular one-piece rear fascia features a separate air diffuser together with an out there trailer receiver and entry cowl. New for the 2012 model of the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the dual-sport exhaust system that includes 4-inch exhaust suggestions.

Race-inspired and practical inside

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s refined, luxurious inside takes on a efficiency really feel in SRT8 type with race-inspired expertise and SRT-exclusive appointments.

An all-new, leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel contains a distinctive rim part with a flattened backside floor – evoking a race-inspired cockpit – that showcases the SRT emblem. Standard paddle-shift controls flank either side of the new contoured palm rests whereas all audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the steering wheel. An influence tilt and telescoping steering column is also commonplace.

SRT-exclusive Performance Pages are new for 2012 and present on the spot suggestions on steering enter measurements, horsepower, torque, 0-60 mph time, 60-0 mph braking distance, g-forces, and one-eighth mile and quarter-mile instances, together with expanded engine info.

New SRT-styled Nappa leather-based and suede seats, with sculpted bolsters and adjustable headrests, present all the consolation for day by day drives – and “grip” to maintain the driver and passengers in place throughout spirited driving. The embroidered SRT logos and distinction stitching accent the two entrance seats. Heated (entrance and rear) and ventilated (entrance) seats are commonplace.

Carbon fiber accents are built-in into the instrument panel and door trim panels and new shiny, racing model brake and pedal pads add to the high-performance look inside the cabin.

An out there CommandView® dual-pane solar roof supplies twice as a lot glass floor than a normal solar roof and extends from the windshield to the rear of the automobile.

The out there Luxury Group package deal provides premium leather-based to the door trim panels, instrument panel and middle console together with an influence liftgate, adaptive cruise management, Forward Collision Warning and Blind-spot Monitoring.

Safety and safety

Already a recipient of the 2011 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ‘Top Safety Pick’ for the quantity Grand Cherokee fashions, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 gives shoppers 45 security and safety features together with:

 

  • Active head restraints: Deploy in the occasion of a rear collision. Restraints are designed to scale back accidents by minimizing the hole between the head restraint and the passenger’s head
  • Active flip alerts: Turn sign flashes 3 times when stalk is depressed for one second to point a lane change
  • Adaptive cruise management (ACC): The system decreases the automobile’s pre-set cruise-control velocity when closing in on one other automobile in the identical lane, or when one other automobile pulls into the identical lane. The system will speed up to the pre-set velocity when the automobile in entrance hurries up or strikes into one other lane. ACC will preserve a driver adjustable distance between the automobile and the one in entrance of it, permitting the use of cruise management in gentle visitors with out having to constantly modify settings
  • Advanced multi-stage air baggage: Inflates with a drive acceptable to the severity of the affect Meets FMVSS 208 superior air bag necessities for smaller, out-of-position occupants
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, providing improved steering management beneath excessive braking and/or slippery situations
  • Anti-lock brake system with rough-road detection: Anti-lock brake system able to detecting if the automobile is driving on a tough street by the oscillations in the wheel velocity alerts. When tough street is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, ABS enters a special strain management the place it is going to maintain the brake strain for longer pulses
  • BeltAlert: Activates a chime and/or illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver and entrance passenger to buckle up if a automobile is pushed with out belted front-seat occupants
  • Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses twin ultra-wideband radar sensors to assist the driver when altering lanes, or if being handed by or passing unseen autos. The system notifies the driver of car(s) of their blind spot through illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  • Brake Assist: In an emergency brake scenario, the system applies most braking energy, minimizing the stopping distance
  • Brake Override: When a disagreement exists between the throttle and the brake, the brake sign causes the engine controller to scale back engine energy, permitting the operator to cease the automobile
  • Brake-traction management system (BTCS): Helps to maintain driving wheels from spinning throughout acceleration from a cease or throughout gradual speeds by making use of particular person brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
  • Child seat anchor system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) is designed to ease set up of suitable aftermarket little one seats
  • Constant-force Retractors (CFR): Regulates the drive exerted on the occupant by the seat belt, after which progressively releases seat-belt webbing in a managed method
  • Electronic roll mitigation (ERM): An extension of digital stability management (ESC). Uses enter from ESC sensors to anticipate if the automobile is liable to getting into a possible roll scenario, then applies the brakes individually and modulates the throttle place as wanted
  • Electronic stability management (ESC): Enhances driver management and helps preserve directional stability beneath all situations. Provides the profit in vital driving conditions equivalent to turns, and is efficacious when driving on blended floor situations together with snow, ice or gravel. If there’s a discernible distinction between driver enter by means of the steering wheel and the automobile’s path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle enter to information the automobile again on to the driver’s supposed path
  • Energy-absorbing steering column: The power-adjust steering column employs a calibrated bending factor that deforms throughout column stroke for optimum power administration
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it simpler for emergency personnel to see and attain occupants in the occasion of an accident by turning on the inside lighting and unlocking doorways after air bag deployment. Also shuts off circulate of gasoline to the engine
  • Express Up/Down Windows: One-touch powered categorical up/down window button positioned on the entrance driver and passenger-side door
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Using forward-facing radar sensors, this method detects when the automobile could also be approaching one other automobile too quickly and alerts the driver so the driver can decide what motion should be taken with the intention to stop the automobile from a collision
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps: Provide roughly 3 times the gentle output of typical reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination
  • Hill-start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers when beginning a automobile from a cease on a hill by sustaining the degree of brake strain utilized for a brief time period after a driver’s foot is faraway from the brake pedal. If throttle shouldn’t be utilized inside a brief time period after the driver’s foot is faraway from the brake pedal, brake strain shall be launched
  • Keyless Enter-N-Go: When a person enters the automobile, digital sensors detect if the automobile key fob is current. The automobile will then permit the particular person to push a button to begin the automobile with out having to insert the key into the ignition
  • Knee bolsters: The decrease instrument panel and the glove-box door are designed to correctly place the occupant throughout affect, enabling air baggage to work successfully
  • Navigation system: Voice-activated navigation system out there with real-time visitors to supply exact steerage to vacation spot by means of the use of world positioning system (GPS) satellite tv for pc expertise
  • ParkSense® rear park help system: Assists at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects. Consists of audible warnings for the driver and has a show in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) built-in into the instrument cluster
  • ParkView® rear back-up digicam: Provides a wide-angle view of the space instantly behind the automobile, giving the driver better peace of thoughts earlier than reversing at low speeds. Contains grid line to assist the driver when maneuvering into parking areas or slender areas. Also aids in lining up a trailer to the automobile’s trailer hitch, when so outfitted. The picture is displayed on the navigation display screen when the transmission is shifted into Reverse
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column with reminiscence: Allows steering column to tilt and transfer towards or away from the driver to realize a protected and comfy distance from the superior multi-stage entrance driver air bag, if deployed
  • Rain Brake Support: Uses the ESC pump to sometimes push brake pads frivolously towards brake rotors in wet situations with the intention to maintain rotors dry
  • Rain-sensing wipers: A driver comfort characteristic that mechanically senses moisture on the windshield and prompts wipers
  • Ready Alert Braking: Anticipates conditions when the driver might provoke an emergency brake cease and makes use of the ESC pump to set brake pads towards rotors with the intention to lower the time required for full brake utility
  • Rear Cross Path (RCP): In parking zone conditions, this method warns drivers backing out of parking areas of visitors transferring towards their automobile. It prompts any time the automobile is in Reverse. The driver is notified of car(s) crossing behind the automobile through illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  • Remote (fob) operated home windows (entrance home windows – down solely): Enable a person to chill down the automobile passively by opening entrance home windows remotely
  • Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doorways and activates inside lamps. If the automobile is provided with a safety alarm, the distant additionally arms and disarms that system
  • Remote begin: Conveniently begins the engine and prompts key consolation settings based mostly on ambient situations by utilizing the key fob whereas sustaining automobile safety
  • Rollover crash sensing: Senses a rollover and deploys seat belt pretensioners and/or commonplace full-length side-curtain air baggage as wanted
  • Seat belt pretensioners: During a collision, affect sensors provoke entrance seat belt pretensioners to take away slack in the seat belt system, thereby decreasing the ahead motion of the occupant’s head and torso
  • Sentry Key® engine Immobilizer: Utilizes an engine key that has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed safety code to discourage automobile theft. When the key’s inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random quantity to the transponder and the engine is allowed to begin. If an incorrect key’s used, the engine will shut off after a couple of seconds
  • Signal mirrors: Signal lamp constructed into the housing of exterior mirrors permits flip alerts to be considered from the entrance, in addition to the sides and rear of the automobile with the intention to alert oncoming visitors and pedestrians
  • SmartBeam® headlamps: Headlamp system adjusts to ambient gentle and oncoming visitors to ship most lighting
  • Standard full-length side-curtain air baggage: Extend safety to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each facet air bag has its personal affect sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the facet the place an affect happens. This kind of air bag is housed in the headliner simply above facet home windows
  • Standard seat-mounted facet thorax air baggage: Provide enhanced safety to the driver and entrance outboard passenger in sure impacts. Each facet air bag has its personal affect sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the facet the place an affect happens. Standard facet air baggage are housed inside the outboard facet of every entrance seat
  • Three-point seat belts: Front outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belts
  • Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM): Informs driver when tire strain is simply too low. Pressure-sensor modules inside the valve stems of all 4 street wheels ship steady radio-frequency alerts to a receiver and the system
  • Trailer-sway management (TSC): Reduces trailer sway and improves dealing with in opposed towing situations brought on by crosswinds and visitors. The system displays the automobile’s motion relative to the driver’s supposed path, then applies alternating brake strain to gradual the automobile after which will increase the strain on one entrance wheel with the intention to counteract the sway induced by the trailer
  • Uconnect® Phone: In-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that enables prospects to speak on their Bluetooth suitable cellphone together with your fingers on the wheel and eyes on the street. The built-in phonebook sync characteristic mechanically downloads as many as 1,000 cellphone ebook entries from supported telephones, which might then be chosen by merely saying contact identify

Connectivity and Infotainment

New for 2012 is the out there 825-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT efficiency audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon® that features a 10-inch subwoofer for the final in sound high quality.

All kinds of easy-to-use infotainment choices can be found with options that present prospects with seamless integration of shopper electronics, delivering drivers and passengers the conveniences of house and workplace.

Garmin Navigation and SIRIUS Travel Link are commonplace with the 430N AM/FM/CD/DVD radio. Also commonplace are a large number of options together with SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Uconnect Phone.

The out there Vehicle Entertainment System (VES) features a DVD participant and rear seat overhead display screen that ship quite a lot of programming selections, with ports to attach video games and media gamers with audio and video output functionality, together with iPod® connectivity. The Media Center or the VES distant can management a number of display screen inputs and every display screen can play one thing totally different.

-WK2Jeeps.com

 

 

Press Release – July 15, 2011
 
All-new 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8®: The Ultimate Performance SUV
 

  • Offers distinctive mix of legendary Jeep® functionality and utility, head-turning SRT efficiency, luxurious and refinement, and progressive superior applied sciences
  • Best performing Jeep® automobile ever: 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds; quarter mile in
  • mid-13 second vary; prime velocity of 160 mph; 60-0 mph braking in 116 toes
  • Most highly effective Jeep automobile ever with all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that delivers 470 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Best dealing with Jeep automobile ever options superior new adaptive damping suspension managed by new Selec-Track system, delivering as much as .90 g on the skid pad
  • New lively valve exhaust system permits commonplace Fuel Saver Technology to interact over a wider rpm vary for a 13-percent enchancment in freeway gasoline effectivity and 450-mile vary
  • New, unique SRT heated steering wheel options mounted paddle shifters for fingers on the wheel shifting each on street and at the race monitor
  • New 19-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system, with progressive GreenEdge® expertise, is offered with 825 watts of energy
  • Newly fashioned SRT model led by President and CEO Ralph Gilles will proceed to construct benchmark high-performance autos for the Chrysler Group

July 15, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – [WK2Jeeps.com] The strongest, technologically superior, high-performance Jeep® automobile ever – the all-new 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8® – arrives later this summer time with a mixture of Jeep’s legendary functionality and utility, merged with the famend superior efficiency engineering from Chrysler Group LLC’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group.

Delivering excellent driving efficiency in all situations, and complemented by key SRT attributes – together with practical, performance-oriented styling, world-class journey and dealing with, benchmark braking and race-inspired inside appointments – the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 broadens the Jeep automobile lineup and builds upon the profitable launch of the award-winning 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

“The all-new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the final efficiency SUV, delivering a mixture of Jeep functionality and utility, world-class efficiency, luxurious and refinement, and superior progressive expertise,” stated Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. -Jeep autos have lengthy been recognized for his or her off-road functionality. In addition to Jeep four-wheel-drive traction and utility, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 takes functionality to a brand new degree by giving driving fanatics excessive efficiency for the road and monitor.

“Our new benchmark efficiency SUV successfully broadens the Grand Cherokee portfolio, and can proceed to attract new prospects into Jeep showrooms”, Manley added.

Designed and constructed utilizing the confirmed SRT components that raises the efficiency to astonishing ranges, the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the mid-16 second vary, can cowl the quarter mile in the mid-13 second vary, has a prime velocity of 160 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in 116 toes.

Awe-inspiring powertrain

Powering the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is Chrysler Group’s all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 465 (630 N-m) lb.-ft. of torque – an enchancment of fifty horsepower and 45 lb.-ft. torque over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.

An lively consumption manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing delivers most low-end torque whereas optimizing high-end energy throughout a wider and improved rpm band. Specifically, 90-percent of peak torque is offered between 2,800 and 6,000 rpm, permitting for impressed standing begins and improved straight-line efficiency.

Standard Fuel Saver Technology and a new-for-2012 lively valve exhaust system permits four-cylinder operation to interact over a wider rpm vary, to ship each improved gasoline effectivity – a 13-percent improve on the freeway – and an prolonged vary of 450 miles on one tank of gasoline.

Standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters be a part of the commonplace Auto Stick on the ground. Both are mated to a confirmed automated transmission, permitting a alternative of spirited shifting on the street and the race monitor. Both strategies give the driver the capability to shift whereas the transmission controller calibration prevents conditions which may over rev the engine. Fully adaptive digital management of all shifting makes the powertrain extra responsive whereas minimizing harshness.

See also  Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee Quadra-Lift Air Suspension System

Outstanding journey, dealing with and functionality

For 2011, all Jeep Grand Cherokee fashions boast an improved and refined on-road journey thanks partly to the automobile’s physique construction. Torsional stiffness was improved 146 % versus the earlier mannequin, for improved journey, sturdiness and lowered noise, vibration and harshness. The enchancment is achieved with greater than 5,400 welds in the physique alone, marking a 53-percent improve in spot welds, a 42-percent improve in arc welds and a 38-percent improve in structural adhesive.

With the new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8, engineers have improved dealing with even additional. The finest dealing with Jeep automobile ever – able to .90 g on the skid pad – contains a new SRT-tuned, adaptive damping suspension managed by the new Jeep Selec-Track system that interacts with a number of totally different techniques (stability management, adaptive damping, transmission shift technique, switch case torque proportioning, Electronic Limited Slip Differential efficiency, throttle management and cylinder de-activation) to mechanically tune the dynamics of the automobile. Drivers can manually select between 5 dynamic modes for particular driving situations:

 

  • Auto: supplies the most compliant journey and mechanically adapts to any street scenario utilizing the adaptive suspension tuning
  • Sport: supplies enhanced physique management for a sporty, fun-to-drive journey for the road
  • Tow: supplies a protected discount in pitch and bounce for enhanced towing functionality
  • Track: supplies the high-performance, agency, “track-tuned” suspension choice to lock down physique movement for the final dealing with expertise
  • Snow: supplies the most conservative dynamic mode, so the automobile will safely keep in-line in inclement winter climate situations

The commonplace Jeep Quadra-Trac lively on-demand four-wheel-drive switch case makes use of enter from quite a lot of sensors with the intention to decide tire slip at the earliest potential second and take corrective motion. The system makes use of Throttle Anticipate to sense fast motion in the throttle from a cease and maximizes traction earlier than slippage happens. When tire slippage is detected, the Jeep 4×4 system can switch as much as 100% of accessible torque to 1 rear wheel. The switch case additionally enhances dealing with by proportioning torque between the entrance and rear axles to take care of the driver’s supposed path. The new Grand Cherokee SRT8 additionally options an Electronic Limited Slip Differential, which eliminates rear wheel slip and improves dealing with.

The performance-tuned, fully-hydraulic steering system is improved with a brand new, heavy-duty pump and pump cooler. Revised gearing offers drivers extra direct really feel and on-center response.

New cut up 5-spoke, 20-inch solid aluminum wheels journey on P295/45ZR20 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season run-flat tires or out there Pirelli P Zero Three-season.

Rounding out the functionality of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a trailer tow score of 5,000 lbs.

Benchmark braking

Chrysler Group’s SRT autos are well-known for his or her world-class braking. Stopping energy for the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes courtesy of recent SRT high-performance Brembo brakes with four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS).

Stopping distance efficiency of 116 toes from 60-0 mph is made potential by new red-painted, Brembo 6-piston (entrance) and 4-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors in any respect 4 corners measuring 15-inches (entrance) and 13.8-inches (rear).

Aggressive and practical exterior

The practical efficiency exterior of the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 options the “planted” look of a high-performance sports activities automobile by being lowered 1 inch and including new, SRT-exclusive, body-color wheel flares and facet sill cladding.

A one-piece entrance fascia comprises new LED multi-function daytime operating lamps that end in an unique face for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, whereas a body-colored entrance grille with a novel black display screen background and chrome bezel inserts provides to the aggressive look.

The built-in decrease entrance grille is painted in gloss black and a newly designed underbody stomach pan options built-in brake ducting to enhance cooling and fade efficiency. Completing the new entrance finish is a newly sculpted hood with practical twin black warmth extractors for added engine cooling.

At the rear, the SRT efficiency affect continues with a brand new liftgate spoiler that reduces drag and improves downforce. A singular one-piece rear fascia features a separate air diffuser together with an out there trailer receiver and entry cowl. New for the 2012 model of the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the dual-sport exhaust system that includes 4-inch exhaust suggestions.

Race-inspired and high-performance inside

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s refined, luxurious inside takes on a efficiency really feel in SRT8 type with race-inspired expertise and SRT-exclusive appointments.

An all-new, leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel contains a distinctive satin chrome rim part with a flattened backside floor – evoking a race-inspired cockpit – that showcases the SRT emblem. Standard paddle-shift controls flank either side of the new contoured palm rests whereas all audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the steering wheel. An influence tilt and telescoping steering column is also commonplace.

SRT-exclusive Performance Pages are new for 2012 and present on the spot suggestions on steering enter measurements, horsepower, torque, 0-60 mph time, 60-0 mph braking distance, g-forces, and one-eighth mile and quarter-mile instances, together with expanded engine info.

New SRT-styled Nappa leather-based and suede seats, with sculpted bolsters and adjustable headrests, present all the consolation for day by day drives – and “grip” to maintain the driver and passengers in place throughout spirited driving. The embroidered SRT logos and distinction stitching accent the two entrance seats. Heated (entrance and rear) and ventilated (entrance) seats are commonplace.

Carbon fiber accents are built-in into the instrument panel and door trim panels and new shiny, racing model brake and pedal pads add to the high-performance look inside the cabin.

An out there Command View® dual-pane solar roof supplies twice as a lot glass floor than a normal solar roof and extends from the windshield to the rear of the automobile.

The out there Luxury Group package deal provides premium leather-based to the door trim panels, instrument panel and middle console together with an influence liftgate, adaptive cruise management, Forward Collision Warning and Blind-spot Monitoring.

Safety and safety

Already a recipient of the 2011 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ‘Top Safety Pick’ for the quantity Grand Cherokee fashions, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 gives shoppers 45 security and safety features together with:

 

  • Active head restraints: Deploy in the occasion of a rear collision. Restraints are designed to scale back accidents by minimizing the hole between the head restraint and the passenger’s head
  • Active flip alerts: Turn sign flashes 3 times when stalk is depressed for one second to point a lane change
  • Adaptive cruise management (ACC): The system decreases the automobile’s pre-set cruise-control velocity when closing in on one other automobile in the identical lane, or when one other automobile pulls into the identical lane. The system will speed up to the pre-set velocity when the automobile in entrance hurries up or strikes into one other lane. ACC will preserve a driver adjustable distance between the automobile and the one in entrance of it, permitting the use of cruise management in gentle visitors with out having to constantly modify settings
  • Advanced multi-stage air baggage: Inflates with a drive acceptable to the severity of the affect Meets FMVSS 208 superior air bag necessities for smaller, out-of-position occupants
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, providing improved steering management beneath excessive braking and/or slippery situations
  • Anti-lock brake system with rough-road detection: Anti-lock brake system able to detecting if the automobile is driving on a tough street by the oscillations in the wheel velocity alerts. When tough street is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, ABS enters a special strain management the place it is going to maintain the brake strain for longer pulses
  • BeltAlert: Activates a chime and/or illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver and entrance passenger to buckle up if a automobile is pushed with out belted front-seat occupants
  • Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses twin ultra-wideband radar sensors to assist the driver when altering lanes, or if being handed by or passing unseen autos. The system notifies the driver of car(s) of their blind spot through illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  • Brake Assist: In an emergency brake scenario, the system applies most braking energy, minimizing the stopping distance
  • Brake Override: When a disagreement exists between the throttle and the brake, the brake sign causes the engine controller to scale back engine energy, permitting the operator to cease the automobile
  • Brake-traction management system (BTCS): Helps to maintain driving wheels from spinning throughout acceleration from a cease or throughout gradual speeds by making use of particular person brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
  • Child seat anchor system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) is designed to ease set up of suitable aftermarket little one seats
  • Constant-force Retractors (CFR): Regulates the drive exerted on the occupant by the seat belt, after which progressively releases seat-belt webbing in a managed method
  • Electronic roll mitigation (ERM): An extension of digital stability management (ESC). Uses enter from ESC sensors to anticipate if the automobile is liable to getting into a possible roll scenario, then applies the brakes individually and modulates the throttle place as wanted
  • Electronic stability management (ESC): Enhances driver management and helps preserve directional stability beneath all situations. Provides the profit in vital driving conditions equivalent to turns, and is efficacious when driving on blended floor situations together with snow, ice or gravel. If there’s a discernible distinction between driver enter by means of the steering wheel and the automobile’s path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle enter to information the automobile again on to the driver’s supposed path
  • Energy-absorbing steering column: The power-adjust steering column employs a calibrated bending factor that deforms throughout column stroke for optimum power administration
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it simpler for emergency personnel to see and attain occupants in the occasion of an accident by turning on the inside lighting and unlocking doorways after air bag deployment. Also shuts off circulate of gasoline to the engine
  • Express Up/Down Windows: One-touch powered categorical up/down window button positioned on the entrance driver and passenger-side door
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Using forward-facing radar sensors, this method detects when the automobile could also be approaching one other automobile too quickly and alerts the driver so the driver can decide what motion should be taken with the intention to stop the automobile from a collision
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps: Provide roughly 3 times the gentle output of typical reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination
  • Hill-start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers when beginning a automobile from a cease on a hill by sustaining the degree of brake strain utilized for a brief time period after a driver’s foot is faraway from the brake pedal. If throttle shouldn’t be utilized inside a brief time period after the driver’s foot is faraway from the brake pedal, brake strain shall be launched
  • Keyless Enter-N-Go: When a person enters the automobile, digital sensors detect if the automobile key fob is current. The automobile will then permit the particular person to push a button to begin the automobile with out having to insert the key into the ignition
  • Knee bolsters: The decrease instrument panel and the glove-box door are designed to correctly place the occupant throughout affect, enabling air baggage to work successfully
  • Navigation system: Voice-activated navigation system out there with real-time visitors to supply exact steerage to vacation spot by means of the use of world positioning system (GPS) satellite tv for pc expertise
  • ParkSense® rear park help system: Assists at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects. Consists of audible warnings for the driver and has a show in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) built-in into the instrument cluster
  • ParkView® rear back-up digicam: Provides a wide-angle view of the space instantly behind the automobile, giving the driver better peace of thoughts earlier than reversing at low speeds. Contains grid line to assist the driver when maneuvering into parking areas or slender areas. Also aids in lining up a trailer to the automobile’s trailer hitch, when so outfitted. The picture is displayed on the navigation display screen when the transmission is shifted into Reverse
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column with reminiscence: Allows steering column to tilt and transfer towards or away from the driver to realize a protected and comfy distance from the superior multi-stage entrance driver air bag, if deployed
  • Rain Brake Support: Uses the ESC pump to sometimes push brake pads frivolously towards brake rotors in wet situations with the intention to maintain rotors dry
  • Rain-sensing wipers: A driver comfort characteristic that mechanically senses moisture on the windshield and prompts wipers
  • Ready Alert Braking: Anticipates conditions when the driver might provoke an emergency brake cease and makes use of the ESC pump to set brake pads towards rotors with the intention to lower the time required for full brake utility
  • Rear Cross Path (RCP): In parking zone conditions, this method warns drivers backing out of parking areas of visitors transferring towards their automobile. It prompts any time the automobile is in Reverse. The driver is notified of car(s) crossing behind the automobile through illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  • Remote (fob) operated home windows (entrance home windows – down solely): Enable a person to chill down the automobile passively by opening entrance home windows remotely
  • Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doorways and activates inside lamps. If the automobile is provided with a safety alarm, the distant additionally arms and disarms that system
  • Remote begin: Conveniently begins the engine and prompts key consolation settings based mostly on ambient situations by utilizing the key fob whereas sustaining automobile safety
  • Rollover crash sensing: Senses a rollover and deploys seat belt pretensioners and/or commonplace full-length side-curtain air baggage as wanted
  • Seat belt pretensioners: During a collision, affect sensors provoke entrance seat belt pretensioners to take away slack in the seat belt system, thereby decreasing the ahead motion of the occupant’s head and torso
  • Sentry Key® engine Immobilizer: Utilizes an engine key that has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed safety code to discourage automobile theft. When the key’s inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random quantity to the transponder and the engine is allowed to begin. If an incorrect key’s used, the engine will shut off after a couple of seconds
  • Signal mirrors: Signal lamp constructed into the housing of exterior mirrors permits flip alerts to be considered from the entrance, in addition to the sides and rear of the automobile with the intention to alert oncoming visitors and pedestrians
  • SmartBeam® headlamps: Headlamp system adjusts to ambient gentle and oncoming visitors to ship most lighting
  • Standard full-length side-curtain air baggage: Extend safety to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each facet air bag has its personal affect sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the facet the place an affect happens. This kind of air bag is housed in the headliner simply above facet home windows
  • Standard seat-mounted facet thorax air baggage: Provide enhanced safety to the driver and entrance outboard passenger in sure impacts. Each facet air bag has its personal affect sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the facet the place an affect happens. Standard facet air baggage are housed inside the outboard facet of every entrance seat
  • Three-point seat belts: Front outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belts
  • Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM): Informs driver when tire strain is simply too low. Pressure-sensor modules inside the valve stems of all 4 street wheels ship steady radio-frequency alerts to a receiver and the system
  • Trailer-sway management (TSC): Reduces trailer sway and improves dealing with in opposed towing situations brought on by crosswinds and visitors. The system displays the automobile’s motion relative to the driver’s supposed path, then applies alternating brake strain to gradual the automobile after which will increase the strain on one entrance wheel with the intention to counteract the sway induced by the trailer
  • Uconnect® Phone: In-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that enables prospects to speak on their Bluetooth suitable cellphone together with your fingers on the wheel and eyes on the street. The built-in phonebook sync characteristic mechanically downloads as many as 1,000 cellphone ebook entries from supported telephones, which might then be chosen by merely saying contact identify

Connectivity and Infotainment

All kinds of easy-to-use infotainment choices can be found with options that present prospects with seamless integration of shopper electronics, delivering drivers and passengers the conveniences of house and workplace.

Premium navigation and SIRIUS Travel Link are commonplace with the 730N Media Center CD/DVD/MP3/HDD radio. Also commonplace are a large number of options together with SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Uconnect Phone.

The out there Vehicle Entertainment System (VES) features a DVD participant and rear seat overhead display screen that ship quite a lot of programming selections, with ports to attach video games and media gamers with audio and video output functionality, together with iPod® connectivity. The Media Center or the VES distant can management a number of display screen inputs and every display screen can play one thing totally different.

New for 2012 is the out there 825-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT efficiency audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon®. The system gives world premier innovation, that includes a 32-volt TPS (Tracking Power Supply) 12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers excellent acoustics and brings multi-dimensional, high quality sound for all inside occupants.

The new system makes use of GreenEdge® speaker and amplifier expertise to supply superior sound high quality and excessive Sound Pressure Level outputs with minimal power consumption. GreenEdge amplifiers alone outperform conventional amplifier effectivity by as much as 55 %, representing a web effectivity of greater than 90 % in some instances. The audio system are tuned for optimum effectivity and completely matched to the amplifier output.

The system’s 19 GreenEdge high-efficiency audio system embrace 9 tweeters, 5 mid-range audio system, two mid-woofers and three subwoofers positioned all through the inside.

SRT Track Experience

Owners of any Chrysler Group SRT automobile obtain at some point {of professional} driving instruction from the Richard Petty Driving Experience as a part of the SRT Track Experience, designed to maximise their driving data and abilities on the road or monitor. Sessions are held all through the yr at chosen tracks.

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