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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

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JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT8: The biggest and baddest SUV around with power to leave some top sports cars in its wake.

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Type: Liquid-cooled V8
Displacement: 6417cc
Fuel supply system: Fuel-injection
Max power 344kW @ 6250rpm
Max torque: 624Nm@ 4100rpm
Compression ratio: 10.9:1
Bore x stroke: 103.9/94.5mm
Fuel type: Petrol

Type: Five-speed auto with manual sequential changes from floor shifter or steering-wheel paddles. Full-time on-demand all-wheel drive through Selec-Track system, rear electronic limited-slip differential with active dampers

Acceleration 0-100km/h: Sub- five seconds
Maximum speed: 255km/h
Fuel consumption (claimed): 14.1 litres/100km (combined)
CO2 emissions: 328g/km

Overall length x width x height (mm): 4846 x 1751 x 2154
Wheelbase 2914mm:
Minimum ground clearance: 203mm

Passengers: 5
Fuel tank: 94 litres
Cargo volume: Seats up / down:  782/1554 litres

Kerb weight: 2360kg
Gross vehicle weight: 2949kg
Maximum payload: 612kg
Maximum towing weight (braked): 2268kg
Maximum towing weight (unbraked): 750kg

Type: Hydraulic rack-and-pinion, lock to lock 3.4 turns
Minimum turning circle: 11.65mm

Front: Brembo fixed six-piston calliper, disc 380x54mm
Rear: Brembo fixed four-piston calliper, disc 350x28mm
Anti-lock: Yes

Front: Bistein adaptive damping, coil springs, stabiliser bar
Rear: Bistein adaptive damping, multi-link independent coil springs, stabiliser bar

Wheels: 20x10", five-spoked, alloy, SRT design
Tyres: Pirelli 295/45 ZR20

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