JL Wrangler’s Available 2.0L Turbo I-4 is a $1,000 Option
Pricing for the available turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 with eTorque technology has leaked as part of a dealer ordering form, according to our friends over at JL Wrangler Forums.
The optional engine is an additional $1,000 over the cost of the base 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. Of course, the new turbo 2.0-liter is only available with the $2,000 8-speed automatic.
In other words, the new turbo 2.0-liter I-4 and 8-speed auto will cost $1,000 more than the Pentastar engine when mated to the available 8-speed auto or $3,000 more than the Pentastar and 6-speed manual combo.
Power for the new turbo 2.0-liter with eTorque technology is rated 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque that’s 15 hp less, but 35 lb-ft more than the Pentastar V-6. Although fuel economy figures haven’t been released, the new engine is expected to deliver better numbers than the 3.6-liter / 8-speed combo, which is EPA-rated 18/23/20 mpg city/highway/combined – an improvement of 2/3/2 mpg over the JKU Wrangler Unlimited.
The new engine features direct-injection combined with a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger featuring an electronically actuated wastegate for better response and performance, while an intercooler lowers intake air temperature. The eTorque hybrid system features auto Engine Stop / Start (ESS), electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging, and regenerative braking.
Although some of you might be saddened that the new turbo engine won’t be offered with a manual transmission, we’ve been impressed with the performance improvements of the 8-speed automatic in our new JLU Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Sahara, and Sport models compared to the 5-speed auto in the JK / JKU models.
TeraFlex can’t wait to get our hands on an all-new JL / JLU with the new turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 with eTorque technology.
Be sure to check back for our impressions of the new engine once we get our hands on one!
- Jason Udy
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