Jeep® has recently announced to its dealer network that the all-new twin-turbo 3.0-liter “Hurricane” I-6 S.O. (Standard Output) engine is now available for the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Series I (WS) base trim, allowing customers to opt for a powerful and efficient engine over the standard 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with eTorque. This marks a shift away from the HEMI as it becomes less environmentally friendly.
The twin-turbo 3.0-liter “Hurricane” I-6 S.O. engine boasts an impressive 420 horsepower and 486 lb-ft of torque, making it more powerful than many of its competitors’ naturally aspirated V-8 and boosted six-cylinder engines. Moreover, it achieves V-8-like performance while being up to 15% more efficient than larger engines. In fact, the Wagoneer’s Hurricane Twin Turbo engine can achieve up to 24 mpg highway, making it a more environmentally conscious choice for SUV buyers.
This cutting-edge engine employs state-of-the-art engineering and technologies, such as two low-inertia, high-flow turbochargers for rapid response to throttle inputs, plasma transfer wire arc (spray bore) coating in the cylinder bores for an ultra-thin, low-friction wear surface, and high-pressure (5,075 psi/350 bar) direct fuel injection. These technologies make the engine run smoothly and efficiently, while also reducing emissions.
The twin-turbo Hurricane S.O. engine will be priced at $58,995 for the two-wheel drive (4×2) and $61,995 for four-wheel drive (4×4), both in U.S. dollars and excluding the destination price.
Jeep’s decision to move away from the HEMI in favor of the Hurricane is driven by its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This forms part of Stellantis’ goal to cut its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 and achieve Net Carbon Zero by 2038, making it a leader in sustainable mobility solutions.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these twin-turbocharged Wagoneer Series I, you can contact your local Wagoneer-certified dealer for more information.
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