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New Jeep Wrangler May Not Have 368 HP

New Jeep Wrangler May Not Have 368 HP

Recently a leaked document from NHTSA suggested the upcoming Jeep Wrangler JL would offer 386 horsepower. As it turns out, that document may have had a typo, meaning the Wrangler’s four-cylinder turbo may not pack quite the punch.

The folks over at JL Wrangler Forums seem convinced the document contained a typo as it related to the power output of the Wrangler’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Known as the Hurricane engine, the 2.0-liter is not new in the FCA world. In fact, it’s the primary engine found under the hood of Alfa Romeo’s new models, the Giulia and Stelvio. In both Alfa’s, the engine is rated at 280 horsepower, making the alleged 368 horsepower rating on the JL a bit farfetched.

Enthusiasts are becoming increasingly convinced that the document was supposed to say 268 horsepower for the Hurricane engine, which certainly seems more realistic given the engine’s output in other FCA vehicles.

Regardless, the official details on the all-new Jeep Wrangler will be announced shortly at the Los Angeles Auto Show.





 

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  1. arutherford
    Andrew_L
    Is 268 more like it?


    Always thought it had to be a typo.
    Andrew_L
    Is 268 more like it?
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