Order banks for the all-new, 2019 Jeep Wrangler (JL) have opened, revealing three brand-new order codes, one of which – order code 26 – confirms the availability of a 3.0-liter V6 CRD diesel engine, according to JL Wrangler Forums. That site reports that code 26, available on four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon models, has been “100% confirmed” to correspond with the 3.0L diesel powerplant with eight-speed 8HP75 automatic transmission.
The same site reports that order code 25 – one of the other new codes available – points to the Jeep Wrangler‘s new 3.6-liter Pentastar petrol V6 with belted starter-generator (BSG) mild-hybrid system. The third new code (22) is a mystery, although it’s reportedly available on Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon models regardless of both the two- and four-door varieties. JL Wrangler Forums speculates that it could be reserved for the same 3.0L CRD diesel engine mentioned above, paired with a six-speed manual transmission rather than an eight-speed auto, but the site admits that could well be wishful thinking.
In markets outside North America, the Jeep Wrangler JK has been offered with a 2.8L diesel V6 from Italian diesel engine producer VM Motori since 2007, with maximum output of 177 horsepower/339 lb-ft until 2010, when peak power jumped to 200 horsepower with the same 339 lb-ft of torque. By virtue of its larger displacement, the new 3.0-liter CRD coming to the 2019 Jeep Wrangler ought to pack an even bigger punch; the same-sized VM Motori “EcoDiesel” V6 in the Jeep Grand Cherokee made as much as 250 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque for the 2014 model year.
It’s important to note that nothing stated above has yet been confirmed, and there’s been no word from FCA on the availability of the 3.0-liter diesel V6 in the all-new, 2019 Jeep Wrangler. Keep it tuned to FCAuthority.com as more information becomes available.