2010 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8®: Quickest Jeep Vehicle Ever

September 1, 2009 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

As the first four-wheel-drive SRT vehicle, Jeep Grand Chrokee SRT8® is the quickest, most powerful Jeep vehicle ever, offering astonishing on-road and all-weather capability and power. The specially developed four-wheel-drive system propels Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 from 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds—quicker than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and BMW X5—0-100-0 in low 19-second range and 60-0 mph in approximately 125 feet.

Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 that produces 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 N•m), the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 delivers the complete performance package with exceptional ride and handling, world-class braking, race-inspired interior appointments and functional, performance-oriented exterior enhancements.

For example, the front fascia provides aerodynamic benefits by reducing lift and drag, while providing sufficient air flow to cool the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine. The front fascia also helps increase brake-system cooling through integrated air ducts.

The rear fascia incorporates an aggressive center cut-out in order to accommodate dual 4-inch exhaust tips. Sill extensions result in another functional enhancement by creating downforce.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s cabin features an SRT signature race-inspired interior. Seats with added bolstering and a performance fabric insert keep occupants firmly in place under spirited driving conditions. A dark slate gray interior color, accent stitching on the seats and a unique SRT-designed leather-wrapped steering wheel are some of the highlights. Full instrumentation includes a 180-mph (300-kph) speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges, all trimmed with a unique blue accent.

Providing horsepower and torque to the unique SRT four-wheel-drive system is a specially tuned version of the HEMI engine, which was developed by adding more displacement, increasing the compression ratio and redesigning cylinder heads, intake and exhaust systems for better flow and increased engine speed.

Power from the 6.1-liter HEMI is sent through a special torque converter to an SRT-upgraded, five-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers a fully automatic or manual shift selection.

Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8
AT A GLANCE

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the quickest, most powerful Jeep vehicle ever

  • Powered by the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 that produces 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s powertrain and performance-tuned ride and handling offer a world-class performance SUV experience
  • Quicker than Porsche Cayenne Turbo and BMW X5 

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the first Jeep SRT vehicle, offering on-road and all-weather capability and performance

  • Specially developed four-wheel-drive system offers highly capable performance
  • SRT performance: 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds, 0-100-0 in low 19-second range, 60-0 mph in approximately 125 feet

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 offers a unique formula of design, power and performance

  • Functional, performance-oriented exterior design features 20-inch SRT wheels, front and rear fascias with air dam and cooling ducts; race-inspired interior appointments that include deeply bolstered seating and comprehensive instrumentation; benchmark braking; and world-class ride-and-handling characteristics
  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is part of a broad lineup of SRT vehicles developed under the credo, “Race inspired, street legal”

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2009 MODEL YEAR

  • New exterior colors include Modern Blue Pearl Coat and Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, which replace Steel Blue Pearl Coat and Black Clear Coat
  • Rear-window opening added to key fob
  • Performance Pages reconfigurable display (displays performance information including longitudinal and lateral g-force, 0-60 mph acceleration time, 1/8-mile and 1/4-mile acceleration time, and speed and braking distance)
  • Nine-inch DVD screen viewing area
  • Leather interior upgrade including leather wrap added to upper front and rear-door bolsters and armrest; leather-wrapped cluster brow on instrument panel and new shift knob cap with “Jeep” name badge

2008 MODEL YEAR

  • Refreshed front fascia and grille
  • New headlamps with High-intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps option
  • Available MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System
  • Available SIRIUS BackSeat TV™
  • New instrument panel
  • New cluster graphics
  • New leather-wrapped parking brake handle with chromed rings
  • Dark Slate Gray interior color
  • Accent stitching for front and rear seats and center console
  • New SRT-design steering wheel
  • New bezel finishes
  • Available heated rear seats
  • New integrated rear seat head rests
  • Red brake calipers


2007 MODEL YEAR

  • Rear camera
  • Remote Start


2006 MODEL YEAR
The 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is introduced as the first Jeep-branded SRT product and the first four-wheel-drive SRT model. Offered with automatic transmission only and maximum-rated trailer tow capability of 3,500 lbs.

  • Available colors: Bright Silver, Brilliant Black and Inferno Red
  • Unibody construction
  • All-new front fascia with integrated brake ducts
  • All-new rear fascia with cut-outs for four-inch exhaust tips
  • No body cladding or roof rails
  • MOPAR® sill extensions
  • Sun roof option
  • Grille insert
  • Power-adjustable, deeply sculpted performance front seats
  • Front seats with uniquely patterned performance- suede inserts
  • “Carbon-Fiber” technical finish on leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument panel brow and shift knob
  • Refined aluminum finish on center stack, shifter and door-switch bezels
  • Upgraded trim on seats and steering wheel
  • Refined aluminum instrument panel inserts
  • Refined aluminum switch bezels
  • Instrument cluster includes 180-mph (300 kph) speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges
  • Instruments trimmed with unique blue accent with carbon-fiber binnacle
  • Oil pressure and temperature displayed in specially configured unit in center of instrument panel
  • Premium audio system
  • Available DVD-based GPS navigation system with turn-by-turn directions and voice prompts
  • Available SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Available uconnect Hands-free Communication System with Bluetooth® technology
  • 6.1L HEMI® engine (420 horsepower/420 lb.-ft.)
  • SRT upgraded A580 five-speed automatic transmission
  • Full-time four-wheel drive
  • Unique MD146 SRT transfer case
  • Unique air induction
  • Unique intake manifold (common with LX SRT)
  • Unique exhaust manifolds
  • Upgraded Dana 44 rear differential
  • New dual rear exhaust system with unique bright center-exit tips
  • New 20-inch wheels (five-spoke forged aluminum)
  • New center caps
  • New tires (255/45/20 front, 285/40/20 rear; W-rated, run-flat four-season)
  • New brakes (four-wheel ABS, 360 mm rotors, front; 350 mm rotors, rear; Gloss Black calipers)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Enhanced cooling system
  • Modified steering system
  • Brake ducts

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