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What the hell trans is that? It sounds terrible.

Why wouldn't they use the damn 8AT? Would be perfect and is proven to easily hold 600lb ft.
I'm assuming same trans but a shity trans tune from dodge. I'm sure it can easily be fixed with a real tune.
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It was in 5th at 160mph so I'm guessing that it's a 6AT?

How stupid of them if they used an older and slower shifting tranny instead of putting a newer unit in there that shifts wayyyy faster.
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A ZF eight-speed automatic transmission will handle shifting duties, and all-wheel drive will be standard. Whether torque is limited to preserve the all-wheel-drive system or not has yet to be confirmed.
This is rumored all based on speculation
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For some reason I wasn't paying attention to the video and thought it was a hellcat mule or something. It's the 2016 SRT.

Still curious why they aren't using the ZF yet and waiting for the hellcat.

That thing will be insane with the ZF 8AT. 0-60 will be nutty for an SUV.
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that could partly be my fault (moved it and thought it was a hellcat mule myself )
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For some reason I wasn't paying attention to the video and thought it was a hellcat mule or something. It's the 2016 SRT.

Still curious why they aren't using the ZF yet and waiting for the hellcat.

That thing will be insane with the ZF 8AT. 0-60 will be nutty for an SUV.
The 14+ Grand Cherokees no matter which engine all have the ZF 8 speed.
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So they can make the 8 speed trans shift without an issue but can't figure out the damn 9 speed in the Cherokees.

Bring back the ole 3 speed 727.
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The 14+ Grand Cherokees no matter which engine all have the ZF 8 speed.
There is no way that is an 8 speed in that video.

It's in 5th gear at 160 and wasn't close to shifting.

Also I have first hand experience owning a vehicle with a ZF 8 speed and it shifts wayyyy faster than that.
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There is no way that is an 8 speed in that video.

It's in 5th gear at 160 and wasn't close to shifting.

Also I have first hand experience owning a vehicle with a ZF 8 speed and it shifts wayyyy faster than that.
I don't know about that one in the video but I garuntee you that the 14+ ones are 8 speeds and when you change the settings to sport or track or whatever it was called it really changes the way the transmission shifts.
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707 Horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat Confirmed For 2017




Somebody asked Jeep CEO Michael Manley point-blank if he could put the (in)famous 707 horsepower Hellcat engine in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. His response: “Not only can I put a Hellcat motor in one of those for you, I’m going to bring that to market before the end of 2017.”



Brian Makse, who asked the question and uploaded this video, is my kind of journalist. You want confirmation? Here’s a recording of the CEO himself saying it’s going to happen. That’s a report we can run with.



And indeed; we’re going to be running very quickly when the opportunity comes around to blaze into oblivion with a Jeep that’s far too powerful for its own good.


CAFE standards? Screw ’em, the people want power!
We still think Jeep will use the “Trackhawk” nomenclature for this model. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if they left the “Hellcat” name off altogether even if the Jeep gets the same exact engine as the Hellcat Challenger and Charger.
Whatever, Jeep can try all they want to keep the Grand Cherokee targeted toward a “sophisticated audience,” once you put that much power in anything all sense and reason exists out the exhaust pipe.
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Spied: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat [Video]




Jeep CEO Mike Manley recently confirmed that a Hellcat version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is on its way, and now it appears that spies have caught one testing.

The brief video below shows the Grand Cherokee mule launching, slowing, accelerating again and then backing away from the spy's prying eyes (and cellphone).

What really stands out in the video, however, is the clear sound of the supercharger mixed in with the already-boisterous V8. Equally important is what you don't hear--a lot of tire squeal.

Has Jeep built an all-wheel drive system robust enough to handle all 707 horsepower (and more importantly, the 650lb-ft of torque) on offer with the 6.2L, supercharged Hellcat V8? From what we're seeing (and hearing) here, it seems like a distinct possibility. However, it's also possible the engine will be de-tuned for the larger Grand Cherokee platform, the precedent for which has already been set by the 392.

This variant of the Grand Cherokee is likely to be called a "Trackhawk," riffing off the "Trailhawk" moniker used for the brand's more trail-ready trim levels. It's expected to go on sale in late 2017 as a 2018 model.

Stay tuned to Leftlane for all the details.




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Bye bye Xterra and C63.

That is one of the worst sounding / worst shifting cars...but, it is an SUV, so who cares.
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is coming. We know this, because Mike Manley, the head of Jeep, said so. We showed you this brief spy video a while back, but now we have our clearer images of the Trackhawk undergoing testing.

And it looks just like a normal Grand Cherokee SRT. Yeah, anti-climactic, we know. The four shots we have show a bit of camo over the front bumper and grille, likely concealing a tweaked design or visible bits of the 6.2-liter, supercharged V8. It looks like there's a rather substantial opening below the upper grille, almost like a ram-air system. There's also a smidge of what looks like tape on the front wheel arches, although this might not mean much of anything.

What's interesting is what isn't here. There's no perceivable change to the back of the car. The exhaust pipes look like they're about the same size, there's no noticeable changes to the aerodynamics, and in fact, there's not even any camouflage. Jeep also hasn't updated the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk's hood, which is somewhat surprising considering the changes for every other Hellcat-equipped vehicle (concepts included).

You can check out our earliest look at the Trackhawk up top. As for when this monstrous Grand Cherokee will debut, we're expecting it to arrive sometime in 2017, perhaps on FCA's home turf at the Detroit Auto Show.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk spied with a new front fascia


The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has been spied undergoing testing in Michigan.


Caught being benchmarked against the Range Rover Sport SVR, the high-performance model will become the most powerful Grand Cherokee ever created. To help distinguish the model from more mainstream variants, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has been equipped with a revised front fascia that features a smaller grille and an additional air intake. There doesn't appear to be any other styling tweaks but that could change by the time the production variant is introduced.


Spy photographers couldn't get close enough to snap interior photos but the cabin is largely expected to carryover. As a result, customers can expect to find a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster, and premium leather upholstery. The model should also be equipped with an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system that features a Performance Pages Plus+ screen which provides performance related data such as acceleration times.


Power will be provided by a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine. The engine produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque in the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat but previous reports have suggested the output could be lower in the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to prevent problems with the model's all-wheel drive system.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will go into production in mid- to late-2017 and the model will likely cost thousands of dollars more than the Grand Cherokee SRT which starts at $65,495.
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That is one of the worst sounding / worst shifting cars...but, it is an SUV, so who cares.
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Jeep confirms Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee Trackhawk for July 2017


Jeep boss Mike Manley has announced a Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee will be out in July 2017.
The high-powered Grand Cherokee wasn’t exactly a top secret, but now we finally have official word from Jeep’s top brass about the model’s launch in United States: July 2017. Our spies have already caught on camera a prototype undergoing testing with the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine. It develops a massive 707 horsepower (527 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 newton meters) of torque in the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats, but it remains to be seen whether the range-topping Grand Cherokee will get all ponies.
Regardless of the final output, the model will be considerably more powerful than the Grand Cherokee SRT which has 475 hp (354 kW) coming from a 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine. Believed to be called “Trackhawk,” the new flagship version of the Grand Cherokee range is rumored to cover the 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) sprint in only 3.5 seconds. If that will turn out to be true, the Jeep GC Trackhawk will be 1.1 seconds quicker than the SRT variant. Top speed will also increase considerably from the SRT’s 157 mph (253 kph).
Reports are indicating the Trackhawk super SUV will not serve as a replacement for the SRT, as Jeep is planning to sell both of them concomitantly. It’s too soon to talk about pricing, but needless to say the Trackhawk is going to be significantly more expensive than the SRT version which begins at $65,495 MSRP.
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It strangely looks like a really big Dodge Caliber SRT.


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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk spied hiding extra air intake

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Jeep is hard at work testing the Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee said to be baptized “Trackhawk.”

Spotted roaming the streets of northern Michigan, this is Jeep’s idea of the ultimate performance SUV. It’s not due until July 2017, but it will be well worth the wait taking into account it is going to pack the mighty supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. The reason why this prototype has camouflage on the front fascia is to hide the redesigned bumper and what appears to be a modified grille. Nevertheless, you can easily spot the additional air intake which will be there to aid cooling of the mighty Hellcat.
It’s unclear at this point whether the eight-cylinder will have the full 707 horsepower (527 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 newton meters) torque of the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats. Some are saying the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will not be able to take advantage of all the ponies due to hardware limitations, specifically the all-wheel-drive system.
Even if it will be detuned, the unit will still be significantly stronger than the 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine which powers the 475-hp Grand Cherokee SRT. The latter sprints to 60 mph (96 kph) in 4.6 seconds, whereas the Trackhawk is estimated to accomplish the task in just 3.5 seconds. An increase in top speed over the SRT’s 157 mph (253 kph) is very possible.
Other than the front fascia, this prototype doesn’t seem to have any other changes compared to the SRT version. However, chances are the final product will feature a slightly more aggressive body to further separate the two. It is believed the SRT and Trackhawk will peacefully coexist, as Jeep apparently doesn’t have plans to kill the former in order to make room for the latter. While it’s too soon to talk about pricing, you can imagine the hardcore version will be substantially more expensive than the SRT which costs $65,495 MSRP.

When Jeep said that it’s going to be out in July 2017, it was probably referring to the model’s market launch, so a reveal will likely occur several months earlier.













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Jeep's upcoming Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has been spotted undergoing shakedown testing completely undisguised. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will liven up the SUV with a supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine.


As you might expect, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk borrows most of its styling from the standard SRT model, but Jeep has made some design tweaks to the supercharged SUV. Up front the Trackhawk wears a unique bumper with an additional air inlet just below the grille that likely feeds cool air to the supercharging system. Fog lights have been moved to the lower bumper area.

The rear of the Trackhawk is unchanged from the regular Grand Cherokee SRT, but the production version will likely sport some kind of special badging.

Under hood the Trackhawk will feature the same 707 horsepower supercharged V8 that's found in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. That HEMI V8 should be hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and Jeep's all-wheel drive system.

No word on when Jeep will formally introduce the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, but the super SUV should debut either later this year at the Los Angeles auto show or early in 2017 at the Detroit auto show. The Trackhawk won't come cheap with an estimating starting price of at least $80,000, but it'll undercut vehicles like the BMW X5M by around $20,000.






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Looks subtle. Nothing crazy. If I wasn't a car guy and I saw that on the road, I would have no idea it had over 700 horses.
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We’ve been hearing rumors about a 707-horsepower Hellcat Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk for a hot minute, but now part of that rumor is official: the Trackhawk is definitely coming. And it’s going to be much more than just a powered-up Grand Cherokee SRT, apparently.

The Detroit News spoke with head of the Jeep brand Mike Manley at the Los Angeles Auto show yesterday, where he confirmed that a high-performance, track-oriented Grand Cherokee SUV will debut at the New York Auto Show in April. Manley told the news site the vehicle will launch for the U.S. market sometime around next September, and that it would head to Asia, the middle east and other markets thereafter.
Manley wouldn’t discuss what engine would power this beast, but when asked if the Trackhawk would replace the current 470 horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Manley said there is “space for both,” saying:





“I don’t see any reason to stop our current Grand Cherokee SRT just because we’ve launched the Trackhawk, because they’re going to be very different vehicles.”

Manley said Jeep faithful have come to expect a performance version of the Grand Cherokee, which has helped expand the brand’s reach.
“With Grand Cherokee, we have built up for a long time, that concept of capability at the two bookends — one: capability off-road, two: capability in terms of on-road performance,” he said. “I like that with Grand Cherokee.”
Very different vehicles? How different does he mean? Like, 237 horsepower different? Or maybe this thing will do something special we aren’t expecting?
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2018 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK WITH TORQUE VECTORING AWD?



With some details unavailable to the public, Jeep still does not want us to know everything there is about the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. We are aware, however, that it will certainly feature all-wheel-drive system and that the rear-wheel-drive will not be an option on the new vehicle.

Rumors are that the Trackhawk will have torque vectoring which Maserati Levante and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio also use. All of these cars are members of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group so don’t be surprised to see some of the features shared. Because of the new engine that provides, even more, torque than before, the car cannot have the same all-wheel drive like Grand Cherokee SRT, which is quite different from the system that Alfa Stelvio has.
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: This Is More Of The 707-HP Monster Jeep





Remember the photos from Friday of a Jeep Hellcat that didn’t look much different from the high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT that already exists? Well, they were real, and here’s everything we now know about the Hellcat-powered 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
It was obvious from the leaked photos that the Trackhawk wouldn’t be easy to tell apart from the SRT version of the Grand Cherokee to the casual passerby, other than a lack of fog lights, some chrome trim and a “supercharged” badge underneath the “Grand Cherokee” one on the door.
But while they don’t look much different, the Trackhawk be a lot different in performance. (Does anyone else channel their inner Texas Law Hawk every single time they read this name?)





The Trackhawk will, naturally, have 707 horsepower like other Hellcats. It’ll do so while keeping its all-wheel-drive system and making 645 lb-ft of torque. It’ll also go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, although that doesn’t mean much.
Those numbers are compared to 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque for the 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT, which has a 6.4-liter V8 and starts at a cool $66,895. There’s no official pricing out on the Trackhawk yet, but it’ll be at the New York Auto Show this week and deliveries are expected to begin in the fall.
Here are some more photos, including the one that leaked earlier this week, but there’s nothing too surprising here.























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The Hellcat-Powered 2018 Jeep Trackhawk Is Quicker 0-60 Than The Alfa Giulia





The supercharged 6.2-liter “Hellcat-powered” Jeep Trackhawk almost looks low key parked near the Dodge Demon hyperbolic hype machine, but the performance claims are nothing short of outrageous. Especially when you remember we’re talking about a 5,363-pound SUV.


According to Jeep’s press release, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (which is not officially designated “Jeep Hellcat”) generates 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque, which is just 5 lb-ft shy of the Challenger Hellcat’s claimed output.
All that energy supposedly makes this Jeep capable of 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a quarter-mile drag race run of 11.6 seconds, with a top speed claim of 180 mph.




You’ll notice I’m very carefully hedging this information. When claims get this ambitious, I think it’s important to keep an eyebrow raised until somebody does some third-party testing outside Fiat Chrysler’s controlled environment.




Still, even if the real-world times are just “close,” this is going to be one ridiculously fast 4x4.




As for durability, Jeep upgraded the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic to survive the extra onslaught of energy. Jeep also added giant Brembo brakes with 15.75-inch rotors that are supposed to be able to stop the thing from 60 mph in just 114 feet. To put that in perspective, only truly elite sports cars like the Lamborghini Aventador and Lotus Evora get near sub-100 feet braking distances from that speed. I’d still recommend you don’t step in front of one, though.



If your Trackhawk gets lost on its way to the mall/premium football stadium parking/ski resort and ends up on an actual race track at some point, Bilstein adaptive damping suspension and a Selec-Track traction system are supposed to help keep the almost two-and-a-half ton whale flat and fly through corners.

Selec-Track lets drivers shift the four-wheel drive system, transmission, paddle shifters, suspension and the electric power steering through “Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow” modes optimizing the vehicle for each situation. The Trackhawk is rated to tow 7,400 pounds, by the way.




Here’s a specific breakdown of what happens in each mode, straight from Jeep:





  • Auto — Automatically adapts to any condition; uses a 40-percent front/60-percent rear torque split
  • Sport — Transmission shift times are reduced by 50 percent versus Auto Mode; stability control, four-wheel-drive and steering systems are set for typical enthusiast driving style; paddle shifters are enabled and suspension is tightened up without increasing impact harshness to deliver increased vehicle performance capability over Auto Mode; uses 35/65 torque split
  • Track — Transmission shift times are reduced 68 percent versus Auto Mode to 160 milliseconds; stability control, four-wheel-drive and steering systems are set for ultimate track performance; paddle shifters are enabled and suspension is set to full firm to deliver maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry surfaces; uses 30/70 torque split
  • Tow — Alters torque delivery off the line for greater smoothness and adjusts suspension to combat pitch and yaw to deliver maximum towing performance: uses 60/40 torque split
  • Snow — Maximizes traction to deliver optimized performance on snow and ice with reduced engine horsepower; uses 50/50 torque split
As you can see, the Trackhawk is aesthetically pretty relaxed. Only a few bits of badging, exhaust tips and the absence of fog lights give it away as something hotter than the Grand Cherokee SRT, even though that has been relegated to garbage status with a paltry 475 HP and a 160 mph top speed.




The Trackhawk’s price has not been announced yet, but with the SRT currently ringing up north of $60,000, I’d expect this 707 HP monster SUV to start in the low $70,000 range.
So save up and get ready to start picking fights with Mercedes GLE AMGs and Range Rover SVRs!
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is more expensive than the Dodge Demon



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Jeep has finally released pricing for its crazy, all-wheel-drive, Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee, and it's seriously expensive. It starts at $86,995. That's a full $2,000 more than the limited-production, 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. For 140 fewer horses, and a quarter-mile time that's 2seconds slower (11.6 seconds vs. 9.6), you'll spend more money.

Then again, the Grand Cherokee can do things the Demon and the Hellcats can't. It's got more space than any of them, meaning you can carry quite a bit more. It's capable of towing up to 7,200 pounds of stuff. It also has all-wheel drive, which means you have a little extra traction in bad weather, and you have the opportunity to do spectacular four-wheel burnouts.

And of course, the Trackhawk is still fast and capable by any measure. It's only a tenth of a second slower to 60 mph than the Challenger Hellcat Widebody. It also comes with massive Brembo brakes, with the largest front rotors fitted to a Jeep, to haul it down from 60 mph in a claimed 114 feet. Each corner features 295-mm tires that Jeep claims let the Trackhawk generate 0.88g circling a skid pad.

If the Trackhawk sounds like just the absurd performance machine you've been waiting for, you'll be able to put your order in soon. Dealers will accept orders starting Aug. 10, and the vehicles will start arriving at dealer lots toward the end of the year.
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