German tuning studio has prepared a package of tuning for the “charged” American SUV.
The most powerful representative of the Jeep Grand Cherokee family is the Trailhawk version, but it is not officially sold in the European market. Due to what owners of SUVs are forced to turn to the services of tuners to add power to the car. So you can, for example, do with the SRT version.
Specialists at the German Motors & Engineering (GME) have developed a new supercharging system in conjunction with Edelbrock, based in the United States. Combined with an optimized fuel injection system, a new electronic engine control unit and an average working boost pressure of 0.5 bar, this kit increases the output of the V-shaped HEMI eight-cylinder engine with capacity of 6.4 liters to 620 hp and 756 Nm of torque, which is approximately 30% more than the stock kickback of the Grand Cherokee SRT – 468 hp and 624 Nm.
A new compressor with a chamber of 2.65 liters is located between the rows of cylinders. The injected air is cooled by the patented technology of a “three-core” intercooler. The output of exhaust gases is hand-crafted by a three-inch stainless steel exhaust system, the nozzles of which are available in various finishes, for example carbon or polishing.
The suspension of the car was not disregarded, GME installed new sports springs, underestimating the car at 15 mm in front and 30 mm behind. Recall, standard equipment Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT includes electronically-controlled shock absorbers Bilstein. The final element of the upgrade of the chassis was 22-inch forged wheels, shod in rubber Continental Sport Contact 6 dimension 295/35. There is also a cheap version – 20-inch wheels and factory rubber SRT.
Price list Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT with all upgrades from GME is 98,900 euros. In the studio note that work is underway with more powerful packages with a payback of 850 – 1000 hp.
Probably, the customers have studio GME such upgrades is, although Jeep Grand Cherokee shows a rather weak sales in Europe. For example, last year 10,167 cars were sold there, while in the US, the sales volume of the SUV in 2017 was 240,696 units. For comparison, at BMW X5 these indicators are equal 34 641 and 50 815 cars, accordingly.
By the way, on the eve of Jeep presented in Italian Turin an updated crossover Renegade, which in Europe is sold much better.