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2012 Jeep Wrangler with Pentastar V6 Engine – Engine Upgrade

The Jeep Wrangler is a compact four-wheel drive SUV manufactured by American automaker Chrysler under its Jeep brand. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler is the fourth generation of this series.

During Chrysler’s third-quarter sales announcement, the company’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, announced that the 2012 edition of the Jeep Wrangler will receive the latest version of Chrysler’s engine: the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. That means the 2012 Jeep Wrangler will join a long list of cars being manufactured by Chrysler, which have already received the powerful Pentastar V6 engine for their 2011-year-old model. The first car with this engine is the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This engine was also used in the 2011 Chrysler 200, 300, and Town & Country; the 2011 editions of Dodge Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey; and the 2011 Volkswagen Routan.

If this announcement is true, it means that the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine will replace the old 3.8 liter V6 engine. The new engine will be able to increase the power of the car. If the old 3.8 liter V6 engine can only produce up to 146 kW of power with 315 Nm of torque, the brand new 3.6 Pentastar V6 will be able to produce no less than 216 kW of power with 352 Nm of torque. Despite the significant increase in output, the new engine consumes a similar amount of fuel as the previous engine. Both consume around 12 liters of fuel per 100 km.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Pentastar V6 Engine – More Features

Besides the engine upgrade, this car has many more features to offer. The previous edition is available in two transmission options: the 4-speed Ultradrive 42RLE automatic and the 6-speed Chrysler NSG370 manual. For the 2012 edition, the 4-speed automatic transmission is replaced with a 5-speed automatic transmission to keep up with the Pentastar V6 engine. However, this change comes quite late, as many manufacturers are converting their vehicles to 6 or 7-speed automatic transmissions.

The standard equipment of this series includes airbags, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, Sirius satellite radio and a GPS navigation system. Since the 2011 edition comes with a new steering wheel, an all-new interior design, leather upholstery, larger rear windows, and USB ports with Bluetooth connectivity, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is expected to continue utilizing these luxury features. The optional automatic temperature control will most likely be installed in the 2012 edition. This feature aims to increase comfort for both driver and passengers by controlling the temperature inside the vehicle.

In terms of design, improved aerodynamics are forecast for the 2012 Pentastar V6-powered Jeep Wrangler. Many experts predicted that the car will be equipped with a streamlined windshield and front fascia design. This car will be available in 2-door/2-seater and 4-door/4-seater versions. It will also be available in three models: X, Rubicon and Sahara.