--
 
Top new models for SA

From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Black Pearl Edition

2004-08-11 07:49

According to DaimlerChrysler South Africa the Grand Cherokee Black Pearl Edition takes the "go anywhere, do anything" ethos of Jeep to a sportier level with a new chrome grille, interior fitments and detailing.

A two-tone leather steering wheel hints at the vehicle's undeniable athleticism, while black Microtech wooden inserts on the dash, door panels and centre console replace the California Redwood Burl units found on the standard Overland.

Just 145 of these Black Pearl Edition models will be built - in both 2.7L CRD and 4.7L V8 derivatives.

This new high-output CRD motor remains mechanically identical to the 5-cylinder unit doing duty in the Grand Cherokee Laredo 2.7L CRD but a new engine control module has altered the operating parameters of the vehicle's engine management system, changing timing, retardation, fuel supply and turbo waste gate opening pressures.

DCSA claims that the result is a 25% power hike, a substantial 12.5% increase in torque and a "marked improvement in performance, flexibility and top speed".

2.7 CRD (Standard)

  • Description: Five-cylinder, in-line, liquid-cooled common rail turbo diesel
  • Displacement: 2700 cc
  • Maximum power: 120 kW @ 4 000 r/min
  • Maximum torque: 400 Nm @ 1 800-2 600 r/min
  • Transmission: Five-speed automatic
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 11.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 190 km/h

    2.7 CRD (High Output Diesel)

  • Description: Five-cylinder, in-line, liquid-cooled common rail turbo diesel
  • Displacement: 2700 cc
  • Maximum power: 150 kW @ 4 000 r/min
  • Maximum torque: 450 Nm @ 1 800-2 600 r/min
  • Transmission: Five-speed automatic
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 10.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 195 km/h

    4.7 Petrol (Standard)

  • Description: Eight cylinders, V-type, liquid-cooled
  • Displacement: 4701 cc
  • Maximum power: 164 kW @ 4 600 r/min
  • Maximum torque: 394 Nm @ 3 300 r/min
  • Transmission: Five-speed automatic
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 9.0 seconds
  • Top speed: 200 km/h

    4.7 (High Output Petrol)

  • Description: Eight cylinders, V-type, liquid-cooled
  • Displacement: 4701 cc
  • Maximum power: 190 kW @ 5 200 r/min
  • Maximum torque: 425 Nm @ 3 500 r/min
  • Transmission: Five-speed automatic
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 8.3 seconds
  • Top speed: 206 km/h

    Pricing

  • 2.7L Laredo CRD: R379 900
  • 4.7L Laredo V8: R382 900

  • 4.7L High Output Overland V8: R467 900
  • 2.7L High Output Overland CRD: R471 800

  • 4.7L High Output Black Pearl Edition V8: R477 900
  • 2.7L High Output Black Pearl Edition CRD: R481 900

    All Jeeps have a 3-year/60 000km bumper-to-bumper warranty and 3-year/ 60  000km scheduled services plan.

  • NEXT ON WHEELS24X

    Inside Wheels24

    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.