Introducing the 2015 Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee SRT8

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2015 Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor version
Press Release – September 2014
2015 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT: A Proven Powerful Performer Cloaked in Luxurious, Muscular Skin

  • Horsepower output improves to 475 whereas torque additionally will increase to 470 lb.-ft.
  • New Red Vapor particular version package deal brings distinctive inside and exterior content material
  • New Active Noise Cancelling expertise offers extra in-cabin refinement
  • Best performing Jeep® SRT car ever: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 4.8 seconds; quarter mile in mid-13 second vary; prime pace of 160 mph; 0-100-0 in 16.3 seconds; 60-0 mph braking in 116 toes
  • Performance-tuned Selec-Track system delivers extra torque to the rear wheels in Track mode for optimum rear-wheel-drive traits
  • Standard launch management delivers enhanced and constant acceleration efficiency
  • Eight-speed computerized transmission delivers smoother, refined shifting and improved gas economic system
  • Innovative Eco mode optimizes transmission’s shift schedule and expands vary of Fuel Saver Technology activation for additional gas economic system good points
  • Towing capability ranking improved 44 p.c over earlier mannequin, as much as 7,200 kilos
  • Aggressive, upscale exterior look enriched with signature LED lighting
  • Luxurious inside presents superior user-friendly expertise and connectivity highlighted by an 8.4-inch touchscreen that accommodates SRT’s unique Performance Pages, plus a 7-inch programmable multiview gauge cluster
  • Uconnect Access Via Mobile streams most well-liked music into the car by way of smartphone
  • Breakthrough cloud-based voice texting and Bing-connected search by way of Uconnect Access
  • Features state-of-the-art security applied sciences similar to Forward Collision Warning and Rear Cross Path detection

September 2, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT house owners have come to anticipate – and admire – a car that’s highly effective and refined, luxurious and purposeful, muscular and classy.

For 2015, the most awarded SUV ever builds upon this confirmed success with extra horsepower and torque, a brand new Red Vapor particular version package deal and new Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) expertise which additional heightens Grand Cherokee SRT’s refinement and fun-to-drive issue throughout a snug each day commute or a extra spirited drive at a favourite race monitor.

Mindful of enhancing refinement whereas preserving the Grand Cherokee SRT’s high-performance character, engineers developed an Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) system. Using the car audio system and 4 strategically situated microphones, it robotically introduces sound to the cabin.

The result’s enhanced sound-system readability and unfettered enjoyment of the Grand Cherokee SRT’s signature exhaust observe.

The new Red Vapor particular version package deal introduces distinctive exterior and inside styling cues to boost the distinct, performance-oriented seems of the award-winning SUV and is offered on three physique colours: Redline Red Pearl Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat and Bright White Clear Coat.

On the exterior, normal five-spoke 20-inch “Goliath” wheels are completed in Black Chrome with brilliant chrome heart caps, whereas extra gloss black appointments embrace the SRT liftgate badge, Jeep hood and rear gentle bar badges, Grand Cherokee door badge, decrease grille bezels and higher grille inserts.

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Inside, the unique SRT brand on the high-performance designed steering wheel is backlit and the steering wheel bezel modifications to an anodized silver end. Light black chrome replaces the normal brilliant chrome and Radar Red accents are used all through the cabin to boost the luxurious, muscular inside.

Under the hood, engine magnificence covers trimmed in darkish crimson full the particular version package deal.

Awe-inspiring powertrain

The confirmed and highly effective 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology now delivers 475 horsepower (354 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 470 lb.-ft. (637 N.m) of torque at 4,300 rpm, and is mated to the totally digital eight-speed computerized transmission that includes on-the-fly shift-map altering.

The 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT runs from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in 16.3 seconds, can cowl the quarter mile in the mid-13 second vary, has a prime pace of 160 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in 116 toes.

For an excellent sportier, extra driver-controlled expertise, the eight-speed transmission could be manually shifted utilizing ergonomically environment friendly steering-wheel paddle controls. Grand Cherokee SRT options an Eco mode that optimizes the transmission’s shift schedule and extends the vary of the Fuel Saver Technology, which deactivates 4 cylinders when circumstances permit. A button on the heart stack permits drivers to interact Eco mode for improved gas economic system.

The eight-speed computerized transmission is particularly engineered to optimize shift high quality and shift factors for gas economic system, efficiency and drivability. The clever software program takes under consideration variables, together with engine torque gradients, kick-down occasions, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade modifications, friction detection and downshift detection to find out the acceptable shift map.

Additional parameters built-in into the management technique embrace car pace management, digital stability management interplay and temperature. The result’s computerized shifting that’s ideally attuned to the efficiency necessities of virtually any driving demand.

Towing capability is rated at 7,200 kilos – a 44-percent enchancment versus the 5,000-lb. towing capability of the earlier mannequin.

The digital T-handle shifter offers the flexibility for drivers to decide on a transmission shift schedule unbiased from the Selec-Track system. Drive and Sport shifting could be chosen by way of the T-handle with no impact on the chosen suspension, stability management and driveline torque break up settings.

The normal launch management system mimics knowledgeable driver’s inputs to optimize Grand Cherokee SRT’s efficiency by bringing engine, transmission, driveline, stability management, and suspension in line for a textbook launch. Controlled by a button behind the T-handle shifter on the heart console, the result’s improved and extra constant straight-line acceleration. The efficiency expertise of the 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT is additional accentuated by switch case proportioning and dynamic controls for the Selec-Track system when the car is in Track Mode. When this mode is chosen, 70 p.c of the engine’s torque is delivered to the rear wheels for a extra pronounced rear-wheel-drive expertise. Grand Cherokee SRT drivers will discover a car that’s extra responsive from mid-corner to exit.

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Outstanding experience, dealing with and functionality

Grand Cherokee SRT rides on a short- and long-arm (SLA) unbiased entrance suspension with coil springs, Bilstein adaptive damping suspension (ADS), upper- and lower-control arms (“A” arms), and a stabilizer bar.

The rear suspension is a multi-link design with coil spring, Bilstein ADS, aluminum decrease management arm, unbiased higher hyperlinks (pressure and camber), plus a separate toe hyperlink, and a stabilizer bar.

The Selec-Track system makes use of performance-tuned software program to differentiate the 5 dynamic modes: Auto, Sport, Tow, Track, and Snow, enabling drivers to decide on a car setting that ideally meets their necessities and ambient circumstances. Drivers will discover the torque break up change in Track mode offers a car that’s extra responsive from mid-corner to exit and one which delivers sooner lap occasions at their favourite monitor.

Benchmark braking

The 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT delivers glorious braking efficiency, requiring solely 116 toes to return to a full cease from 60 miles per hour (mph). Credit belongs to red-painted, Brembo six-piston (entrance) and four-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors in any respect 4 corners measuring 15 inches (entrance) and 13.8 inches (rear).

Aggressive and purposeful exterior

The Grand Cherokee SRT sports activities its signature, seven-slot higher grille with black display insert flanked by slimmer, adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps which are surrounded by a signature LED character lamp therapy. The headlamps characteristic a singular black background to differentiate the SRT from different 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee fashions whereas additional accenting their jewel-like look.

The styling enabled designers to include the headlamp washers into the headlamp housing – moderately than on the bumper – for a cleaner extra purposeful look.

A Grand Cherokee badge, alongside the car’s sides, includes a distinct, pronounced font.

The 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT’s entrance gentle therapy is mirrored in again for a cohesive styling look, and options bigger rear lights with signature LED lighting. To additional emphasize SRT’s efficiency heritage, the rear lights characteristic a black {surround}, creating the phantasm of floating lamps.

An aerodynamically environment friendly rear spoiler built-in into the one-touch liftgate includes a raised SRT badge. Rather than counting on a guide lever, the liftgate is operated electronically with the push of a button.

Standard five-spoke 20-inch Goliath wheels with polished end experience on normal Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde all-season tires or accessible Pirelli P Zero Three-season tires. Available break up five-spoke, 20-inch solid aluminum wheels characteristic the “Spider Monkey” design in Satin Carbon or SRT-exclusive Black Vapor Chrome finishes.

The 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT is offered in the following exterior colours: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat and Redline Red Pearl Clear Coat.

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Race-inspired and high-performance inside

The Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen show exhibits a wealth of SRT-exclusive Performance Pages, together with current monitor occasions, lateral acceleration, 0-60 mph occasions and way more. All knowledge is proven in full-color and could be shared with different SRT fanatics by way of a built-in 3G connection.

The similar display accommodates the Uconnect Access Via Mobile characteristic. With it, clients can stream their favourite music into the car utilizing the acclaimed apps Aha, iHeart, Pandora and Slacker.

The show additionally affords drivers entry to Bing Internet searches and facilitates cutting-edge cloud-based options similar to voice texting – the transmission of textual content messages utilizing pure speech.

On the heart console, drivers will discover the leather-wrapped T-handle shifter for the eight-speed transmission that permits the driver to pick two driving modes together with Drive and Sport.

The SRT-exclusive heated three-spoke steering wheel with a flat backside includes a bevy of consolation, comfort and connectivity controls and extra pronounced, extra ergonomically environment friendly paddle shifters.

The steering wheel is designed and positioned to supply optimum view of the gauge cluster that includes a 7-inch, full-color, customizable instrument show. This display permits drivers to pick from a large number of structure and knowledge to be proven in the heart of the gauge cluster.

True carbon fiber trim accent sweeps throughout the driver’s door, instrument panel and entrance passenger door.

The accessible 825-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT efficiency audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon presents world premier innovation, that includes a 32-volt monitoring energy provide (TPS) 12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers excellent acoustics and brings multidimensional, high quality sound for all inside occupants.

The 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT Laguna leather-based inside is offered in two distinctive colours: Torque (black) and Sepia.

Enhanced safety, comfort and occupant security

The Uconnect Access in the Grand Cherokee SRT is enabled by embedded mobile expertise, and affords direct communication with native 9-1-1 service personnel at the contact of a button – no ready for go-between call-center operators.

In addition, the 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT showcases superior security options from Forward Collision Warning, which alerts the driver to quickly approaching site visitors, to Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, which support drivers when altering lanes or in car parking zone conditions.

Manufacturing: Built in Detroit

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is constructed at the 3-million-square-foot Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, which has been the website of Grand Cherokee manufacturing since its introduction in 1992.

SRT Track Experience

Owners of any Chrysler Group SRT car obtain someday {of professional} driving instruction as a part of the SRT Track Experience, designed to maximise their driving data and expertise on the road or monitor. Sessions are held all through the 12 months at chosen tracks. For extra info, go to

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