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Jeep Wrangler 4-door - spec, pix

2006-04-12 10:09

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-door

The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited grows to mid-size SUV proportions, offering more comfort and space, more versatility, more open-air options, more off-road capability, more on-road refinement, more convenience and safety features, and more power with better fuel efficiency.

The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited features a 2 946 mm wheelbase, achieved by adding 523 mm to the standard all-new 2007 Wrangler's 2 423mm wheelbase.

The additional length allows for a larger rear seat that features three seating positions, as well as more hip, leg and shoulder room.

In addition the Wrangler Unlimited offers nearly triple the rear cargo space as a standard Wrangler.

Solid axle

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited utilises the same five-link solid-axle suspension configuration as the standard 2007 Jeep Wrangler.

The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited also retains Wrangler's removable full-framed or half doors, exposed hinges, fold-down windshield and removable and convertible tops.

Providing easy entry and exit, all four doors are front-hinged, with inside and outside handles, and windows that travel all the way down. Rear doors feature exposed forged hinges, open a full 90 degrees, and provide a 67.3 cm wide opening.

Rear seats split 60/40, and easily fold flat, creating 2.35 cu. metres of total storage volume. A new lockable underfloor storage area secures personal items out of sight.

Identical to the standard all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited features an all-new instrument panel, centre stack and high-back front bucket seats.

An all-new, three-piece modular hardtop - Jeep's Freedom Top - features three removable panels for a variety of open-air driving configurations.

The left- and right-front passenger panels may be stored inside the vehicle, while the rear section can remain in place or be removed separately.

Soft top

The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited also features a standard Sunrider soft top, which includes a "sun roof" feature as well as the full top-down option.

This soft top provides a second open-air option by folding the soft top back completely over the first- and second-row occupants, creating a 139.7x152.4 cm sun roof opening.

The Unlimited features a best-in-class approach angle of 44.4 degrees, breakover angle of 20.8 degrees, and best-in-class 40.5 degree departure angle..

There's also an electronic-disconnecting front stabiliser bar - Active Sway Bar System (ASBS) - delivering a 28% increase in wheel travel.

Three skid plates protect the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan.

There's also a better on-road experience thanks to the long wheelbase all-new 100% stiffer chassis frame, 50% stiffer body and refined five-link coil suspension.

In addition, new steering and suspension geometry provides precise ride and handling characteristics, while new sound-deadening techniques reduce cabin noise by more than 20%.

Also, lower suspension spring rates provide a softer, more comfortable on-road ride.

Strong steering

The Unlimited's new recirculating-ball steering configuration features a robust cross-car steering linkage system, providing the stiffest possible steering linkage in a solid-axle vehicle.

A decreased scrub radius significantly reduces steering wheel inputs, such as bump steer from uneven road surfaces.

Standard is an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), with three modes: "full on", "full off" and "partial on".

The new 153 kW 3.8-litre overhead valve V6 engine, has more power and torque than its predecessor, with improved fuel economy. Six speed manual transmission or an available four-speed automatic transmission is offered.

Available safety and security features include an advanced multi-stage air bag system, anti-lock-braking system, brake assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and seat-mounted side air bags.

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