Found a great article over at

Just as 2014 Jeep sales are set to get underway, new details regarding the next generation of Wrangler rumored to debut in 2016 are coming out. CEO Mike Manley hinted strongly that Chrysler’s new EcoDiesel V-6 very well may find its way into the new Wranglers as an option for 2016.

So, What’s the Diesel?

While diesel Wranglers have been available and sold on the European scene for some time, this would be the first diesel drinking powerplant put into a Wrangler and sold on North American soil. The motor is no slouch, either. Chevy’s bout into the economy diesel market is represented by a V-6 3.0 liter diesel engine making 240 horsepower and over 400 foot pounds of torque. That’s a whole lot of off-roading power and a bright spot for the die-hard wheelers who will thoroughly refuse any Jeep offering that might be a less capable 4×4, regardless of fuel efficiency. Speaking of efficiency, the EcoDiesel expected to be seen in the new Wranglers also happens to be the same motor in the 2014 Grad Cherokee, earning 21 mpg/city, 30mpg highway for the 4×2 models, and 20/28 mpg for 4×4 models while being able to tow over 7,400 pounds. In the Wrangler frame those numbers are mighty inciting while still providing ample torque for weekend wheeling.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
When asked about the new Jeep Wranglers moving toward smaller, turbocharged motors: CEO Mike Manley – “Potentially. As you know, petrol turbo in extreme off-road circumstances doesn’t actually help you because the turbo’s not with you, so we have to make sure that we have the right torque to deliver the capability, That’s why diesel is great for something like Wrangler.”

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14Jan 2014

The forums are being imported as I write this message.  The import will take a while, but we should be back in business on 1/15.

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13Jan 2014

Well our host had some difficulties but were almost done restoring the site!  Were sorry for the issue and thank you for hanging in there!  The Forums are currently down, but were working hard to get them back up.  STAY TUNNED!

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16Dec 2013

Well its that time of year again, time to celebrate the end of one wheeling year and the start of another! For those of you that haven’t been too one of our party’s, this is just a good relaxed environment where we can all enjoy some food and drinks while discussing the club and our […]

09Dec 2013

Are you thinking about a mod over the winter? Put something on your rig that may be ‘questionable?’ Many of us (or at least I have, personally) have come across the question of whether or not what we’re doing to our rig is street legal. What we do to our rigs is likely more critical […]

03Dec 2013

Well winter is here and for many of us, we slow down our wheeling activities but you can STILL stay active with, here are a few ways how! 1. Join our meetup group on to stay updated with any upcoming events! 2. Join us on the forums!  The forums is a great […]

28Nov 2013

This is a great time of the year to be thankfull for all we have.nbsp; And a great time to plan more offroading events 🙂 Happy thanksgiving from the CDJW.ORG crew!

28Nov 2013

Were more social by the day! We have decided to start a twitter page, so be sure to check it out!  CDJW4x4!  Click the image to visit our twitter page.    

20Nov 2013

I get asked this question on the regular, “What tires should I get?”, “What’s the best tire for XYZ?”.  While tires are generally the first thing people think about when they purchase a set of tires for their Jeep, there is a lot to take into consideration before making your purchase.  The following video has […]

03Nov 2013

I know a lot of you have been waiting for this, I uploaded about 1/3 of the images and setup a gallery for Rausch Creek 001 (2013) Chat about it HERE Check out the gallery HERE

02Nov 2013

This year has been a great year for the club and we owe it all to our members and leadersbip team.  We had 200% growth this year in membership and had a meetup almost every other weekend from spring to fall.  We will try and get a few more meetups in before it gets too […]