In anticipation of the emergence of a dangerous rival, the Americans still intend to allocate their SUV eight-cylinder engine.
Ford continues to intrigue the public with teasers reviving the Bronco, which is expected based on a classic off-road scheme – with frame construction and suspension bridges. “Bronco” threatens to become a direct rival to the Jeep Wrangler, and colleagues of the “Blue oval” has already hinted at some secret weapons prepared for this war.
On the official website of Jeep brand in Facebook there was an unexpected teaser design sketch depicting the front of the “Wrangler”. The figure clearly discernible hood of a truck with an uncharacteristic bump and the inscription 392. And the outlines of the hood, and can be considered a direct allusion to the company’s intention to release a new version of its flagship SUV – the so-called 392-m V8.
The fact that the number that reflects engine displacement in cubic inches. In more familiar units it is 6.4 litres, and a V8 the Alliance FCA is placing on many models – for example, some versions of the Dodge Charger and Challenger. In fact, this engine is considered the most serious civilian engines of the Alliance – if not to take into account the range of compressor Hellcat, and is able to develop up to 500 HP and 640 Nm of torque. Dodge Charger, armed with the engine spends acceleration to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds.
Interestingly, in the past, representatives of Jeep, hinted at the technical possibility of installation under the hood “Wrangler” such a big engine – and moreover, some tuning is done. However, the main factor that prevents the manufacturer from placing this decision on the pipeline, called passive safety of an SUV. Apparently, in the Jeep yet found how to improve the design of the “Wrangler,” but the official comments of the company has so far studiously refrained.