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The all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and five-speed automatic transmission
dramatically enhance Wrangler's on-road driving performance - delivering up to
21 miles per gallon, 40 percent more power and 10 percent more torque - while
also taking the vehicle's legendary off-road capability to a new level.
"Jeep Wrangler - the most capable and iconic vehicle in the world - has a new
heart but retains the same soul for 2012," said Mike Manley, President and CEO -
Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Our new 3.6-liter V-6 engine gives the
ever-capable Wrangler a completely new, more refined on-road driving experience
- complete with more fuel efficiency, power and torque."
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine - winner of the prestigious Ward's 10 Best
Engines award - delivers 285 horsepower (209 kW) and 260 lb-ft of torque (353
Nm), with greater fuel efficiency. The improvement, when compared to the
previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine, is 40 percent in horsepower and 10 percent in
torque. Additionally, for refined shifting and greater performance, the Jeep
Wrangler migrates from a four-speed to a new five-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler also features the company's first application of a manual
transmission to the Pentastar V-6.
The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler
Unlimited will continue to be available in four models: Sport, Sport S, Sahara
and Rubicon. Combined with an all-new interior for 2011, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler
is virtually all-new over the past two model years and will excite core Jeep
followers while appealing to new customers.
In 2011, Jeep introduced an all-new interior to Wrangler that combines rich
styling, versatility, comfort and improved feature use. Highlights include
upgraded materials, automatic temperature controls, heated seats, power mirrors
and steering wheel controls for vehicle systems. Larger rear windows are
engineered for greater visibility. A USB port connects to the media center,
12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout the Wrangler and a 115-volt AC
outlet is available to power select two-pronged home electronics.
Wrangler's signature features include classic round headlamps, seven-slot
grille, trapezoid wheel flares, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down
windshield and innovative removable and convertible tops and half-doors that
allow the Wrangler to retain the brand's iconic appearance and function. New for
2012, Wrangler Rubicon models now share a body-color hardtop option with the
Sahara model, offering a premium appearance.
With room for five adults,
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited remains the only four-door 4x4 convertible on the
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