Jeep Teases Wrangler or Gladiator Sporting “392” Badge, Hinting at 6.4-Liter Hemi V-8 Power

Jeep Teases Wrangler or Gladiator Sporting “392” Badge, Hinting at 6.4-Liter Hemi V-8 Power

Lately, the news has been the Ford Bronco 2021 wall to wall, and that’s understandable. It will be one of the most remarkable new SUVs in recent memory. But while the Bronco is absent, the Jeep Wrangler maintained the fort for the off-road oriented outdoor SUVs. It’s helpful that the Jeep already has a list of stacked powertrain options, which includes a turbo-diesel V6, a high-torque 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a traditional gasoline V-6. 285 horsepower and 260 pounds. – torque feet and pairs with an optional six-speed manual transmission. What the Wrangler didn’t offer is a V-8 under its hood, which makes this teaser image shared by Jeep on its Facebook page even more convincing.

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Sure, we drove Wranglers converted by AEV with the 6.4-liter “Hemi” V8 from FCA, but the Italian-American company never built a Wrangler powered by Hemi for public consumption. This catchphrase image, however, indicates that this may change. And as the insignia “392” on the hood indicates, the V-8 Wrangler will use the higher zoot version of the Hemi engine found in various FCA products, such as the Dodge Challenger, the Charger and the Durango . It is in the vicinity of 475-485 hp depending on the specific application.

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Is it a Wrangler or a Gladiator? We’re not sure because the vehicles are so similar to the front of the B-pillar, but we do know that Jeep North America boss Tim Kuniskis said the V-8 could fit in both vehicles, but that it would hamper safety in the event of an accident. Maybe the company has found a workaround that is profitable, or it just decided to spend the money to give the Wrangler / Gladiator an edge over the upcoming Bronco. It’s also possible that this 392-powered Jeep is just another concept, like the 6.4-liter sandstorm we saw a few years ago. While we hope this is the first, it is probably best not to let it wait until Jeep tells us more about what this cryptic image means.
























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