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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Large SUV

Ever since the Red Lil Express truck, Americans started to understand that a powerful SUV might be a better choice than a sports car, and Jeep made that even clearer with the introduction of the SRT-8 variant in 2005.

Jeep worked with SRT (Street & Racing Technology) to create the monster-WK Jeep, unveiling the result at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. Unlike its siblings, it had no off-road abilities. Moreover, its all-wheel drive system was mainly used for better acceleration times and slippery road conditions. Thus, it was the second-fastest Chrysler product behind the mighty Dodge Viper.

At first sight, the SRT-8 version was different than its regular sibling because it stood lower to the ground. In addition, the front apron was extended, so it sat just 7" (170 mm) above the asphalt. On the sides, the enlarged wheel arches and the SRT-8-only unique 20" light-alloy wheels were unusually big for those times. At the back, the go-fast version of the Grand Cherokee featured a dual exhaust system that peaked out its chromed tips from the middle of the rear bumper.

Jeep also made the car's interior looks a little bit sportier, with high-bolstered front bucket seats that sported the SRT-8 logos embroidered on their seatbacks. At the back, the automaker placed a similar bench as on the rest of the range, albeit it was leather-upholstered.

Under the hood, Jeep installed a 6.1-liter HEMI engine carried over from the Dodge Charger SRT8. It produced more than 400 horses and sent them into all corners via a five-speed automatic transmission from the Mercedes-Benz basket. The rear axle was fitted with a Dana 44 differential, and the end result was a 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) time in less than four seconds.

JEEP Grand Cherokee SRT-8 2006 - 2010 5 Photos
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JEEP Grand Cherokee SRT-8 2006 - 2010
  1 gasoline engine
  • 6.1L V8 5AT (425 HP)

JEEP Grand Cherokee SRT-8 6.1L V8 5AT (425 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.1L V8 5AT (425 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6059 cm3
Power
313 KW @ 6200 RPM
425 HP @ 6200 RPM
420 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
420 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
570 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
152.23 mph (245 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
285/40R20
DIMENSIONS
Length
187 in (4750 mm)
Width
73.62 in (1870 mm)
Height
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.2 in (1,580/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
109.44 in (2780 mm)
Ground Clearance
7 in (178 mm)
Cargo Volume
34.5 cuFT (977 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.39
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4739.9 lbs (2150 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6062.7 lbs (2750 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
10.7 mpg US (22 L/100Km)
Highway
17.9 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Combined
14.3 mpg US (16.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
381 g/km
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