Jeep has announced the introduction of a new engine for the 2015 model year Cherokee in the United Kingdom.
According to the car manufacturer, this is a 2.2 liter MultiJet turbo diesel unit, with four cylinders, which is meeting the Euro 6 emission standards and it is joining the 2.0 liter diesel. The engine is capable of putting down 185 HP (136 kW) and 200 HP (147 kW), at 3,500 rpm, with both versions getting a peak torque of 440 Nm (325 lb-ft), available at 2,500 rpm. The less powerful variant is being offered in the Longitude and Longitude+ while the other one can only be had in the Limited specification, as the company is stating.
“The current two-liter diesel 140 HP manual versions have been joined by a modern 2.2-litre MultiJet engine, available with 185 HP and 200 HP outputs, and offering a significantly wider spread of torque from low rpm, greater power, improved performance and better fuel economy than the out-going two-liter 170 HP automatic engine. The new 2.2 engine is already Euro 6 compliant”, says the automaker in its press release.
The 200 HP variant will be getting the Active Drive II all-wheel drive system, while the other versions will get the Active Drive I setup. The more powerful model with the Active Drive I will be doing the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in 8.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 204 km/h. The Active Drive II variant is 0.2s slower and it has a 1 mph lower top speed. Prices for the model start from 25,095 GBP, on the road, in the 2.0 liter MultiJet II 140 PS Longitude FWD manual, while in the range-topping 2.2 liter MultiJet II 200 PS Limited 4WD automatic you will have to pay 37,995 GBP.