By SEMA Editors
Jeep has announced the new 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 hp and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard, is available on Gladiator Sport, Overland and Rubicon models.
Jeep has announced the new 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 hp and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard, is available on Gladiator Sport, Overland and Rubicon models. To handle greater torque loads, the EcoDiesel V-6 connects to a newly added TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission, calibrated for low RPM shifts and the on- and off-road rigors of Jeep Gladiator duty.
Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel Sport, Overland, and Rubicon models feature third-generation Dana 44 front and rear heavy-duty axles. Additionally, all Gladiator EcoDiesel models feature a 3.73 axle ratio. The Rock-Trac two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio is standard on Rubicon models and the Command-Trac part-time two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio on Sport and Overland models.
The ’21 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel goes on sale in the third quarter of 2020 and customers can order now.
The engine employs the latest turbocharging technology, including a new-generation water-cooled turbocharger with variable geometry turbine (VGT) and low-friction bearing. High-pressure (29,000 psi/2,000 bar) direct-injection fuel injector nozzles increase power and efficiency, reducing fuel consumption.
A new 5.1-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank is located immediately behind the fuel tank with refill location next to the diesel fuel filler. DEF refills align with oil changes lasting up to 10,000 miles. Levels are monitored via a new DEF gauge in the front cluster.
The 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 engine is produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy.