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You are in the Jeep Liberty and Jeep Liberty Diesel
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Jeep Liberty, Biodiesel, Diesel, SUV
#1 of 11441 Anyone interested in the upcoming Liberty diesel?
Mar 08, 2003 (1:01 pm)
I'm not due to the smell and noise of diesel.
Mar 09, 2003 (6:02 am)
I really think you should take this over to the Jeep Liberty forum. Thanks!
#3 of 11441 New Diesel
Mar 09, 2003 (6:42 pm)
today's diesels- common rail or even the old versions (vw's tdi) are still exponentially better than 70's and 80's diesels
because of the liberty's high weight, it won't get the 50mpg of the american jettas and golf tdis or even the 100+ mpg of the european vw polo or toyota yaris (close to the american echo) but it will be much better than the 15mpg the liberty currently gets
if the liberty could get 30-35mpg, I would be very interested as that takes the gas mileage penatly of buying an suv out
#4 of 11441 Does anyone know which Engine they're putting in it?
Mar 09, 2003 (11:40 pm)
I suspect it may get the Benz E300D power-plant which is a great engine.
The Cummins engine used in the RAM trucks would literaly break the Liberty under its weight!
Are there other options?
In Englands the Dodge Caravan comes with a turbo-diesel.....
Did you see the VW Touareg (The Porsche CAyenne's "seperated at birth" twin) will have a 2.5 liter turbo-diesel in addition to the big 5 liter V-10 TDI in Europe.
That's the ultimate SUV, but pricing is halfway to the Porsche from the Liberty price.
#5 of 11441 Liberty Diesel
Apr 11, 2003 (9:06 am)
I'd like to see this forum continue as this engine option is rather unique and the topic gets lost in the Liberty forum. I have seen 2 engine options which may come-- a 2.5 liter and a 2.8 liter engine, one built by Mercedes and another by, I believe, an Italian firm. The Europeans and Aussies apparently already have the diesel versions--in fact they may be being built in Toledo. I have heard about 20 miles per gallon in city driving. The newer diesels are much better as to emissions. The Euro diesel gas has much less sulfur in it due to better refining techniques used. Thus the odor is further reduced. The diesels have very large torque, less hoesepower; they may be turbo charged. I hope persons with further knowledge will post here on this topic. The diesels may hit the USA for the 2004 model year.
#6 of 11441 I'd consider a Liberty Diesel for sure.
Apr 11, 2003 (9:51 am)
Right now I am looking at an Element but a diesel Liberty would draw my attention.
#7 of 11441 Liberty diesel
Apr 11, 2003 (9:22 pm)
According to Dieter Zetsche of Daimler Chrysler.
The Liberty will get a 2.8L common rail turbodiesel produced by Daimler Chrysler AG's VM Motori subsidiary in Italy. It will be a newer version than the 2.5l diesel now used in the Liberty's European model, called the Cherokee. Zetsche says the diesel Liberty will be 30% more fuel-efficient. A manual or automatic transmission will be available and the SUV will be offered in both 2 and 4 wheel drive, but I'm not sure which version of automatic transmission will be used?
#8 of 11441 Diesel specs
Apr 14, 2003 (11:46 pm)
greetings, as I have a Diesel Liberty 4x4 I thought I would write in... I have a 2.5 diesel 5 spd manual. The Turbo lag is enormous, but otherwise it's a fine car. I get 11,5 lt/100km (town only) and 9,2 lt/100km (highway 120km/hr) at an average speed of 80Km/hr I got 8,8 lt/100km.
There is also a 2.8 - 5 speed automatic available.
Both engines are identical & have intercooled turbo's. They are manufactured in Italy (Cento) by VM. This company is owned by Detroit Diesel, henceforth their appereance in Jeeps. The engines are very advanced with common rail injection & have a high torque (343Nm & 360Nm ). They are robost & require services every 20 000 Km.
I hope this helps...
#9 of 11441 2.5 diesel
Apr 16, 2003 (9:19 pm)
Thanks Diego every little bit helps. I don't know what the US Jeep dealers will require yet. Actually they don't know themselves as they don't have anything on the 2.8 diesel that we will be getting this summer.
Apr 26, 2003 (2:04 pm)
Using my Macverter... that comes out to about 20 to 27 miles per gallon.
I guess that's better than the 15 to 20mpg they get now!
The guy at the car show said September.