August 1, 2011

A good start for Grand Cherokee Overland diesel

"Come on out, I know there's an engine in there … you can't hide forever." I'm driving the new V6 diesel Grand Cherokee Overland, a vehicle that really gives the Range Rover Vogue a run for its money … and it's half the price. The 2987cc CRD engine is impressive. It behaves more like a V8 than a V6, unobtrusively producing 177kW and 550Nm of torque at 1800rpm. Fuel consumption is excellent; I'm often seeing 9 litres per 100km on the averaged readout. A variable geometry turbocharger and an integrated diesel particulate filter help reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Let's pray the new engine from VM doesn't come with stupid problems like some of its predecessors.

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