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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Diesel

tom62tom62 Posts: 1
Will Jeep put the Liberty Diesel in the Wrangler? If so I will sell my house if necessary to buy one. Imagine what you could climb with all that torque, not to mention the mileage and performance.
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  • Thank you Dieseladdict for the link, I really hope DCx decides to offer the TKL Rubicon with the diesel option immediately upon release. I have been waiting for a long time to get a fuel efficient, capable, convertible.
    Let Daimler Chrysler know we want diesel!
  • Refuse to buy unless DCx relents and offers a bio-diesel option!
  • winter2winter2 Posts: 1,796
    I strongly believe that DC would love to have us use biodiesel. But, there are a couple of issues here.

    1. Quality: Biodiesel quality is very inconsistent. If you watched the BioWillie item on NBC news last week, they made a comment about this.

    2. Consistent supply. You cannot get a regular supply of the stuff except in certain areas of the country.

    3. Emissions: biodiesel increases NOx emissions unless you put in an additive. NOx is a problem for diesels.

    I drive a 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD and love it. I have used anything from B5 to B15 or 20 from time to time. I would like to use B40 or 50 if possible. Some people in the Jeep Liberty CRD forum have used fairly high concentrations of biodiesel with mixed results.

    When biodiesel quality becomes a non-issue, I will use it more consistently.
  • disco3disco3 Posts: 1
    Hallo ihr lieben leute wir in deutschland warten schon sehr lange auf linen Wrangler mit diesel.
    bei uns macht sich das erst recht bemerkbar im geldbeutel.
    wir zahlen für 1 liter normalbenzin im durchschnitt 1,20€ sind rund 1$/1liter. ob ihr in den USA einen diesel bekommt ist fraglich da die diesel nur für den export bestimmt sind.
    noch viel spaß im forum

    disco3
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  • funpilotfunpilot Posts: 66
    If there is a diesel Rubicon, I will trade my Prius for it.
  • dhhdhh Posts: 5
    Please, please make a diesel Rubicon Unlimited! I've always wanted a Wrangler, but could never fit one into our family lifestyle. This would be absolutely perfect! Bring it on!
  • .. and I will trade my "new" Jetta TDI for one :)
  • dkoopdkoop Posts: 26
    If there is a diesel Rubicon, I will trade my Prius for it.

    ...and if not, there won't be a 7 slot grill in my garage!! Listen up DCX! I for one won't be waiting for 08 or 09 for an oil burner. The first decent light diesel truck/SUV from someone other than GM is probably going to get my money.
  • clarkkentclarkkent Posts: 154
    I have to chuckle at your offer to trade a Prius for a diesel Wrangler.

    I don't think anyone would trade anything for a Prius.

    Sorry. :)
  • wolfpakwolfpak Posts: 18
    Still think no one will trade anything for a Prius? I guess if the 6 month waiting list doesn't convince you nothing will.

    That said.. I'd like to second this statement "Please, please make a diesel Rubicon Unlimited! I've always wanted a Wrangler, but could never fit one into our family lifestyle. This would be absolutely perfect! Bring it on!"

    For the love of all that is good in the world why are we even having to ask? Other than Cali wont let them sell them there I see no reason not to offer it. :confuse:
  • tomf3tomf3 Posts: 9
    Check out this thread from another forum. Someone has actually seen the diesel wrangler at a hotel in CO where they were doing some testing

    http://jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7903&highlight=towing
  • wolfpakwolfpak Posts: 18
    Thanks for the link.

    Wonder why it's not an option yet?
  • dkoopdkoop Posts: 26
    Sorry to burst your bubble, guys.

    http://www.jeepnewsnow.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1049

    If we want a diesel Unlimited Rubicon, I think we will have to go to Toledo and steal one from the factory lot before it ends up on a boat to europa.

    All of us who want an oil burner version need to scream in a loud voice so DCX will hear us :mad:
  • wolfpakwolfpak Posts: 18
    I've sent many many emails to DCX but they of course avoid giving me a direct answer.

    At least they are hopefully getting the idea that some of us want them.
  • wolfpakwolfpak Posts: 18
    Below is part of the response. I wouldn't call it a "no" but it's pretty far from a yes.
    "We are pleased to read of your interest in the 2007 Jeep Wrangler. This vehicle is expected to arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2006. At this time, DaimlerChrysler has not officially announced the pricing and full product specifications for the 2007 Jeep Wrangler models. More information should become available to us as well as being posted on the Jeep website closer to the official release date of the 2007 model. We encourage you to stay in contact with Jeep.com and your local Jeep dealership as further information becomes available.

    At this time, DaimlerChrysler has not released any plans that indicate the future production of the Jeep Wrangler with the option of the 2.8L Common Rail Diesel engine for the North American market. However, with constantly shifting market trends I would hesitate to discount the possibility of new products on the horizon, specifically designed to suit your needs. Please feel free to check back with us or your local Jeep dealership periodically for future updates."
  • jay50jay50 Posts: 6
    Hey guys and gals, we all Want a BLUE TEC Wrangler, We all (INCLUDING DCX) Need a BLUE TEC Wrangler, Got to Have It BLUE TEC Wrangler. This would seal Wranglers Grip on the whole SUV On/Off Road attractability of the Wrangler US Wide. This is No Brainer DCX come on take my money, I will put money down now!!!! :) :confuse: :sick: :P :mad:
  • jay50jay50 Posts: 6
    To all you guys, DCX is putting the Liberty 2.8 CRD in the Wrangler that is done! The question is will they put the Bluetec diesel in and when? :cry: :blush:
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,884
    will they put the Blutec diesel in and when?

    That is very doubtful. The MB V6 diesel blutec engine is only going into some pricey vehicles. It would be a lot of power for a Wrangler. It would be nice though. I would buy a Wrangler with any diesel option. No future plans to buy any gas powered vehicles. The last dealer I talked to in Boerne Texas told me they cannot keep the Liberty CRD on their lots. They get calls all the time for a Wrangler with the CRD.
  • can't wait to see it.
  • xthecatxthecat Posts: 30
    Where do you get this information that a Diesel will be available in North America??. DC is making is clear that it will be only for export, with a possibility of it coming here in 2008 or beyond, and even that has not been confirmed.
  • wolfpakwolfpak Posts: 18
    I was told by a salesman at a Jeep dealership yesterday that the CRD wranglers are being made but only for export. To get one you would have to go across the Canadian border and buy it. He also said that it would void the factory warranty to own it here.

    I told him I'd be planning a trip to Toronto because I'm not buying a wrangler of any kind that isn't a diesel.
  • xthecatxthecat Posts: 30
    I'm in Canada, and would love to get a Diesel, but I do believe when they say "export" they mean Europe and other places.
  • mikey24mikey24 Posts: 6
    Create a petition.
  • wolfpakwolfpak Posts: 18
    Okay... how do we get a petition started?

    Here is the pdf release I found listing the CRD as export only.

    http://www.jeep.com/07wrangler/features/full-specifications.pdf

    Again I ask.. WHY EXPORT ONLY? :mad:
  • dkoopdkoop Posts: 26
    Be verrrry carrrrreful when it comes to importing light diesel vehicles into the states. The requirements to import a light diesel less than 25 years old are practically impossible to meet. You'll end up with a very expensive yard ornament that you can't even title. Do a google for importing diesel vehicles or check some of the folks ebaying canadian toyota diesels and etc to get some insight into this. The EPA and DOT have raised some pretty high hurdles against us owning any diesel not specifically manufactured for the US market. :mad:
  • wolfpakwolfpak Posts: 18
    Great so again we get screwed.

    I'm guessing this doesn't include aftermarket conversions though?
  • kreuzerkreuzer Posts: 118
    if anyone has heard any news regarding the Jeep Scout? I know this is a Wrangler site, but didn't know where to slot this question in! I seen the Scout topic in the future cars for 2007 in Motor Trend's website. Anyone know if there is any truth to this? Thanks.
  • dkoopdkoop Posts: 26
    Yup! I'm not one to believe in conspiracy theories, but...... :confuse: It certainly appears that the Feds, automakers, and oil companies don't want a large number of diesel passenger vehicles in the US. There is just too much stacked against us.

    I am pretty sure that conversions are not covered although that would depend on any emmissions testing requried by state and local governments. Dropping a liberty crd into a wrangler would be interesting, but I think it would be an expensive proposition.

    With all the talk about ethanol as an alternate fuel. I'm not sure we will ever see the commitment to diesels in light vehicles like they enjoy in Europe.
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