Last week, reports broke after Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles filed to certify the 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s new 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine saying the powerplant would boast 368 horsepower. That’s likely totally false.
Automotive News reports the powertrain information has been refiled with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the engine now has a “not rated” listing. Whatever power the engine produces will likely remain a secret until the 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s debut, potentially at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 368 hp figure seemed a tad far-fetched from the start. Notably, it’s more power than a Ford Focus RS, and if it were real, the output would have been just shy of the world’s most-powerful four-cylinder engine. That honor goes to the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG.
Production of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will reportedly start in November of this year, but only with the Wrangler’s old V6 engine, which produces 285 hp. Previous leaks peg the now unrated 2.0-liter four-cylinder-powered 2018 Wrangler to enter production in February 2018.