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    Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8

    Jeep® Introduces All-new 2006 Grand Cherokee SRT8: the Quickest, Most Powerful Jeep Vehicle Ever

    With a 6.1-liter SRT HEMI® V-8, Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8 offers ultimate SUV performance

    0-60 mph in under 5 seconds - quicker than Porsche Cayenne Turbo, BMW X5

    Proven Jeep capability with SRT performance provides astonishing on-road and all-weather ability and power

    Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 the first four-wheel drive SRT vehicle, the first Jeep-branded SRT vehicle

    New York, Mar 23, 2005 - Jeep® vehicles are known worldwide for their capability, utility and distinctive style.

    The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 combines those qualities with Street and Racing Technology’s (SRT) balanced approach to performance, resulting in the quickest, most powerful Jeep vehicle ever created, and the ultimate performance sport-utility vehicle.

    “Jeep vehicles lead the way in performance and versatility,” said Jeff Bell, Vice President, Jeep, Chrysler Group. “The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 adds a new dimension to performance and versatility – and value. With its SRT-engineered 6.1-liter HEMI® engine and specially developed full-time four-wheel drive system, the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 provides stunning performance in an amazing variety of driving conditions.

    “The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 marries Jeep capability with SRT performance to create a vehicle that will leave in its dust competitors that cost twice the price,” Bell added.

    Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI producing 415 horsepower (85 more horses and 25 percent more power than the 5.7-liter HEMI-equipped 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee) and 410 lb.-ft. of torque, the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s performance numbers include 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the low 19-second range, and 60-0 mph braking distance of approximately 125 feet.

    “When we set out to create the first Jeep-branded SRT vehicle, the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee presented us with an incredibly capable starting point,” said Dan Knott, Director – Street and Racing Technology, Chrysler Group. “With an infusion of SRT DNA, the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the new benchmark performance SUV. It has the raw power to outperform the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, while providing exceptional ride and handling, world-class braking, race-inspired interior appointments and functional, performance-oriented exterior enhancements.”

    Four-Wheel-Drive System

    To create the first SRT vehicle with full-time four-wheel drive, SRT engineers developed a drive system that was lightweight, yet robust and reliable enough to handle massive amounts of horsepower and torque from the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s powertrain. One part of the equation was to create a new transfer case, combining housing components from two existing units with the upgrades needed to make it SRT-capable.

    SRT engineers opted to use the front half of a Jeep transfer case chosen for its capability and light weight. It was mated to the rear half of a heavier-duty case, chosen for its ruggedness and ability to house the electronic full-time four-wheel drive system components. The transfer case output shaft was upgraded to handle high torque generated by the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI.

    The result is the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s unique transfer case, which provides the necessary power-handling capabilities for the Grand Cherokee SRT8 while weighing 60 pounds less than a Jeep heavy-duty case.

    Under normal driving conditions, from 5 percent to 10 percent of torque is directed to the front wheels, but as much of the 6.1-liter HEMI’s torque as needed can be directed forward when additional traction or stability is required. Remaining torque is sent via a heavy-duty driveshaft designed for the European Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel model, to a Dana 44 rear differential upgraded with a larger ring gear within a new axle housing.

    “We wanted the acceleration that only four-wheel-drive can provide,” said Knott. “Our goal for the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was to have a well-balanced vehicle with a high fun-to-drive quotient. The SRT-developed electronic four-wheel drive system is perfectly suited to this.”

    Powertrain

    Providing horsepower and torque to the unique SRT four-wheel drive system is a specially tuned version of the new 6.1-liter SRT HEMI engine. Inspired by the original family of HEMIs, the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI employs the namesake hemispherical combustion chambers that provide power and efficiency, while retaining classic HEMI visual cues including the orange-painted cylinder block and black valve covers.

    With the Chrysler Group’s clean and efficient 5.7-liter HEMI as a starting point, SRT powertrain engineers developed 85 more horsepower over the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s 5.7-liter HEMI by adding more cubic inches, increasing the compression ratio, redesigning the cylinder head, intake and exhaust systems for increased flow, and increasing engine speed.

    For more displacement, SRT engineers bored out the diameter of the cylinders in the HEMI by 3.5 millimeters each in order to increase the total displacement to 6.1 liters from 5.7 liters.

    Compression ratio was also increased to 10.3:1 from 9.6:1, increasing engine efficiency and power.

    Engine breathing was increased with new higher-flow cylinder heads, a specially designed intake manifold and fresh-air induction system (which allows water-fording capability of up to 19 inches), and exhaust headers with individual tubes encased in a stainless steel shell. All are unique to the 6.1-liter HEMI engine. Larger-diameter valves and reshaped ports in the heads allow for maximized air flow. The intake manifold was designed with larger-diameter and shorter runners for higher-speed tuning. Exhaust is routed through a large-diameter (2.75-inch vs. 2.5-inch) exhaust system with 4-inch chrome tips.

    To further increase horsepower, performance-oriented camshaft profiles were developed to allow more air in and out of the cylinders, as well as manage a higher engine speed. SRT engineers increased the HEMI’s peak power output engine speed nearly 20 percent to 6,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) from 5,000 rpm. Intake and exhaust valve stems are hollow, and the exhaust valve stems are filled with sodium to help dissipate heat more efficiently.

    The high-performance SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is strengthened with redesigned components, including a reinforced engine block, forged steel crankshaft, high-strength powdered-metal connecting rods, floating-pin pistons (cooled by oil squirters), and an oil pan modified to manage oil return to the pan sump at high engine speeds.

    Power from the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is sent through a special torque converter to an SRT-upgraded A580 five-speed automatic transmission. Torque is then sent to front and rear differentials through a specially designed transfer case.

    Ride and Handling

    The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is endowed with the signature SRT characteristic of world-class ride and handling across a dynamic range.

    Chassis setup is aimed at balanced performance with SRT-tuned dampers, unique sway bars and specially tailored spring rates and suspension bushings. New front suspension knuckles feature a camber angle calibrated for optimum suspension performance. The ride height of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is one inch lower than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which lowers aerodynamic drag and contributes to the vehicle’s aggressive stance.

    To meet or exceed handling and safety criteria, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) was specially calibrated for the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

    Further contributing to its aggressive stance, the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is fitted with unique forged 20-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels shod with high-performance Goodyear W-rated four-season tires with run-flat capability. Tire dimensions are 255/45/20 in the front, and a massive 285/40/20 in the rear.

    With an optional hitch package available from Mopar, the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds.

    Braking

    The braking system of the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is designed to provide outstanding capability as a counterpoint to the vehicle’s awesome launch and acceleration.

    All four wheels feature four-piston performance brake calipers developed by Brembo, finished in gloss black. Under braking, these calipers clamp down on 360 x 32mm vented rotors up front, with 350 x 28mm vented rotors in the rear.
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    Exterior

    SRT’s credo demands functional exterior enhancements that contribute to performance and resonate with the brand character. The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8’s lowered, aggressive stance shows its unmistakable Jeep identity endowed with SRT DNA.

    An all-new front fascia makes use of aero improvements to reduce lift and drag, while providing sufficient air flow to cool the 6.1-liter HEMI engine. The front fascia also helps increase brake-system cooling through integrated air ducts. In the rear, an all-new fascia incorporates an aggressive center cutout to accommodate dual 4-inch exhaust tips.

    Another functional enhancement is sill extensions to help create downforce. The roof rack available on the Jeep Grand Cherokee is not available on the all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

    Three exterior colors are available: Bright Silver, Brilliant Black and Inferno Red.

    Interior

    The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 cabin is distinguished by power-adjustable, deeply sculpted performance seats in the front complete with uniquely patterned performance suede inserts to hold occupants during aggressive maneuvering.

    Interior accents include a “carbon-fiber” technical finish on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument-panel brow and shift knob, complemented by a “refined aluminum” finishing on the center stack, shifter and door-switch bezels.

    Full instrumentation includes a 180-mph (300 kph) speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges, all trimmed with a unique blue accent and located within a carbon fiber-trimmed binnacle. Oil pressure and temperature may be monitored through a specially configured display unit centrally located in the instrument panel.

    Available options on the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 include a DVD-based Navigation system with turn-by directions and voice prompts, SIRIUS® Satellite Radio and a UConnect™ hands-free communications system with Bluetooth™ technology. This system recognizes up to seven different Bluetooth-equipped cellular phones and responds to voice commands, utilizing a microphone in the rear-view mirror and the stereo system’s speakers for hands-free conversations.

    The all-new 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 interior is offered in Medium Slate.

    Safety and Security Features

    Following are safety and security features in the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8:

    Advanced Multi-stage Air Bag System: This system inflates with a force appropriate to the severity of the impact. It includes the occupant classification system (OCS)
    Anti-lock Brake System: Electronic sensors help prevent wheel lockup. The ABS system offers improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions
    Energy-absorbing Steering Column: Manual-adjust telescoping steering column includes two hydroformed coaxial tubes that move relative to each other, which allows the column to move forward and provide more energy absorption during an impact
    Electronic Stability Program (ESP): This feature aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability, providing oversteer and understeer control to maintain vehicle behavior on various road surfaces. This feature will have three settings, allowing the driver more control over the vehicle during spirited driving
    Occupant Classification System (OCS): The OCS measures the conditions for activation or deactivation of the passenger-side front air bag based upon the weight of the occupant
    The 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be assembled at Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Mich.
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    as ugly as always with these stupid SUV's

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    I'm not going to complain about any SUV that does 0-60 in under 5 seconds.
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    for some reason, i dig this... i dunno why but i just like it...

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    SRT-4, SRT-6, SRT8, SRT10.... its inevitible.
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    Uh, how come this only has 415hp (only cause its a heavy vehicle) but manages to do under 5 seconds 0-60mph? Aha, I see no mention of top speeds at all in this release. I smell very short gearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spastik_Roach
    Uh, how come this only has 415hp (only cause its a heavy vehicle) but manages to do under 5 seconds 0-60mph? Aha, I see no mention of top speeds at all in this release. I smell very short gearing.
    Hum, well i smell very ITS AN SUV FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!!!!
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    I'm still not comfortable with the headlights. It seems they'd be better suited flipped upside down. But yay for a smokin' Jeep.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spastik_Roach
    Uh, how come this only has 415hp (only cause its a heavy vehicle) but manages to do under 5 seconds 0-60mph? Aha, I see no mention of top speeds at all in this release. I smell very short gearing.
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    It seems I am mistaken. It weighed alot less than I expected.

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    Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8®: the most powerful and high-speed Jeep vehicle ever

    The high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 offers a unique blend of legendary Jeep capability and utility, head-turning SRT performance, design and refinement, and innovative advanced technologies. With the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that delivers 470 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque, the best performing Jeep vehicle ever achieves 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds; top speed of 255 km/h; 100-0 km/h braking in 35m. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the best handling Jeep vehicle ever and features advanced new active damping suspension managed by new Selec-Track system. New active valve exhaust system allows standard Fuel Saver Technology to engage over a wider rpm range for a 13-percent improvement in highway fuel efficiency and 720-km range. The lowered profile gives a sporty, performance-oriented styling to the Jeep flagship. Race-inspired, high-performance interior features exclusive SRT heated steering wheel with mounted paddle shifters for hands on the wheel shifting both on road and at the race track. High-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 features a state-of-the-art 825-watt audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon®. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be available in Jeep European dealerships in the first quarter of 2012.

    The new generation of the high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will have its European debut this year at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The most powerful and high-speed Jeep vehicle ever offers technologically advanced features and the unique performance of a super-car. The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a combination of Jeep's legendary capability and utility, merged with the renowned advanced performance engineering from Chrysler Group LLC's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team.

With the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, the Jeep brand broadens its lineup and introduces a Sport Utility Vehicle that is capable of delivering outstanding driving performance in all conditions.The new model boasts the five key SRT attributes, including awe-inspiring powertrains, functional, performance-oriented styling, world-class ride and handling, benchmark braking and race-inspired interior appointments.

    "The all-new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the ultimate performance SUV, delivering a combination of Jeep capability and utility, world-class performance, luxury and refinement, and advanced innovative technology," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand and Chief Operating Officer Asia, Chrysler Group LLC . "Jeep vehicles have long been known for their off-road capability. In addition to Jeep four-wheel-drive traction and utility, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 takes capability to a new level by giving driving enthusiasts extreme performance for the street and track. Our new benchmark performance SUV effectively broadens the Grand Cherokee portfolio, and will continue to draw new customers into Jeep showrooms," Manley added.

Designed and built using the proven SRT formula that raises the performance to astonishing levels, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, 0-162-0 km/h in the mid-16 second range, has a top speed of 255 km/h and brakes from 100-0 km/h in 35m.

    Across Europe, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be available in one single specification. On top of the unique SRT8 items, standard equipment will offer some of the most technologically advanced features available today, including: Command-View® dual-pane sunroof, Uconnect satellite navigation system, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with Rear Cross-path detection and active damping suspension.

    Awe-inspiring powertrain

    Powering the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is Chrysler Group's all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 630 Nm of torque - an improvement of 50 horsepower and 61 Nm torque over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.

An active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing delivers maximum low-end torque while optimizing high-end power across a wider and improved rpm band. Specifically, 90-percent of peak torque is available between 2,800 and 6,000 rpm, allowing for inspired standing starts and improved straight-line performance. 

Standard Fuel Saver Technology and a new active valve exhaust system allows four-cylinder operation to engage over a wider rpm range, to deliver both improved fuel efficiency - a 13-percent increase on the highway - and an extended range of 720 km on one tank of gas. 

Standard steering wheel mounted paddle shifters join the standard Auto Stick on the floor. Both are mated to a proven automatic transmission, allowing a choice of spirited shifting on the road and the race track. Both methods give the driver the ability to shift while the transmission controller calibration prevents situations that might over rev the engine. Fully adaptive electronic control of all shifting makes the powertrain more responsive while minimizing harshness.
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    Outstanding ride, handling and capability

    For 2011, all Jeep Grand Cherokee models boast an improved and refined on-road ride thanks in part to the vehicle's body structure. Torsional stiffness was improved 146 percent versus the previous model, for improved ride, durability and reduced noise, vibration and harshness. The improvement is achieved with more than 5,400 welds in the body alone, marking a 53-percent increase in spot welds, a 42-percent increase in arc welds and a 38-percent increase in structural adhesive. 

With the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Jeep engineers have improved on-road handling even further. The best handling Jeep vehicle ever - capable of .90 g on the skid pad - features a new SRT-tuned, active damping suspension managed by the new Jeep Selec-Track system. This system interacts with several different systems (stability control, active damping, transmission shift strategy, transfer case torque proportioning, Electronic Limited Slip Differential performance, throttle control and cylinder de-activation) to automatically tune the dynamics of the vehicle. Drivers can manually choose between five dynamic modes for specific driving conditions:

    - Auto: provides the most compliant ride and automatically adapts to any road situation using the active suspension tuning
    - Sport: provides enhanced body control for a sporty, fun-to-drive ride for the street
    - Tow: provides a safe reduction in pitch and bounce for enhanced towing capability
    - Track: provides the high-performance, firm, "track-tuned" suspension option to lock down body motion for the ultimate handling experience
    - Snow: provides the most conservative dynamic mode, so the vehicle will safely stay 
in-line in inclement winter weather conditions

    Quadra-Trac active on-demand four-wheel-drive transfer case is standard on the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 model. This 4x4 system uses input from a variety of sensors in order to determine tire slip at the earliest possible moment and take corrective action. The system uses Throttle Anticipate to sense quick movement in the throttle from a stop and maximizes traction before slippage occurs. When tire slippage is detected, the Jeep 4x4 system can transfer up to 100 percent of available torque to one rear wheel.
The transfer case also enhances handling by proportioning torque between the front and rear axles to maintain the driver's intended path. The new Grand Cherokee SRT8 also features an Electronic Limited Slip Differential, which eliminates rear wheel slip and improves handling. 

The performance-tuned, fully-hydraulic steering system is improved with a new, heavy-duty pump and pump cooler. Revised gearing gives drivers more direct feel and on-center response.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 features new split 5-spoke, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. 
Rounding out the capability of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a trailer tow rating of 2,270 kg.

    Benchmark braking

    Chrysler Group's SRT vehicles are well known for their world-class braking. Stopping power for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes courtesy of new SRT high-performance Brembo brakes with four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS). 

Stopping distance performance of 35 meters from 100-0 km/h is made possible by new red-painted, Brembo 6-piston (front) and 4-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors at all four corners measuring 38 cm (front) and 35 cm (rear).

    Sporty and functional exterior

    The lowered, aggressive profile of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 reveals the unmistakable Jeep personality and unique SRT DNA. The functional performance exterior features the "planted" look of a high-performance sports car by being lowered 3 cm and adding new, SRT-exclusive, body-color wheel flares and side sill cladding. 

A one-piece front fascia contains new LED multi-function daytime running lamps that result in an exclusive face for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, while a body-colored front grille with a unique black screen background and chrome bezel inserts adds to the aggressive look.

The integrated lower front grille is painted in gloss black and a newly designed underbody belly pan features integrated brake ducting to improve cooling and fade performance.

    Completing the new front end is a newly sculpted hood with functional dual black heat extractors for added engine cooling. 

At the rear, the SRT performance influence continues with a new liftgate spoiler that reduces drag and improves downforce. A unique one-piece rear fascia includes a separate air diffuser along with an available trailer receiver and access cover. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 offers a dual-sport exhaust system featuring 10 cm exhaust tips.
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    Race-inspired and high-performance interior

    The new Jeep Grand Cherokee's refined, exclusive interior takes on a performance feel in SRT8 form with race-inspired technology and SRT-exclusive appointments. 

An all-new, leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel features a unique satin chrome rim section with a flattened bottom surface - evoking a race-inspired cockpit - that showcases the SRT logo.

    Standard paddle-shift controls flank both sides of the new contoured palm rests while all audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the steering wheel. A power tilt and telescoping steering column also is standard.

SRT-exclusive Performance Pages are new for 2012 Grand Cherokee lineup and show instant feedback on steering input measurements, horsepower, torque, 0-100 km/h time, 100-0 km/h braking distance, g-forces, and covered distance times, along with expanded engine information.

New SRT-styled Nappa leather and suede seats, with sculpted bolsters and adjustable headrests, provide all the comfort for daily drives - and "grip" to keep the driver and passengers in place during spirited driving. The embroidered SRT logos and contrast stitching accent the two front seats. Heated (front and rear) and ventilated (front) seats are standard. 

Carbon fiber accents are integrated into the instrument panel and door trim panels and new bright, racing style brake and pedal pads add to the high-performance look inside the cabin. 

The Command View® dual-pane sun roof provides twice as much glass surface than a standard sun roof and extends from the windshield to the rear of the vehicle. The interior cabin is further enhanced by premium leather-wrapped door trim panels, center console and instrument panel.

    Safety and security

    As part of the standard equipment, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 offers a vast array of safety and security features, including:

    - Active head restraints: Deploy in the event of a rear collision. Restraints are designed to reduce injuries by minimizing the gap between the head restraint and the passenger's head;
    - Adaptive cruise control (ACC): The system decreases the vehicle's pre-set cruise-control speed when closing in on another vehicle in the same lane, or when another vehicle pulls into the same lane. The system will accelerate to the pre-set speed when the vehicle in front speeds up or moves into another lane. ACC will maintain a driver adjustable distance between the vehicle and the one in front of it, allowing the use of cruise control in light traffic without having to continuously adjust settings;
    - Advanced multi-stage air bags: Inflates with a force appropriate to the severity of the impact for smaller, out-of-position occupants;
    - Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses dual ultra-wideband radar sensors to aid the driver when changing lanes, or if being passed by or passing unseen vehicles. The system notifies the driver of vehicle(s) in their blind spot via illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime;
    - Brake-traction control system (BTCS): Helps to keep driving wheels from spinning 
during acceleration from a stop or during slow speeds by applying individual brakes to the slipping wheel(s);
    - Electronic roll mitigation (ERM): An extension of electronic stability control (ESC). Uses input from ESC sensors to anticipate if the vehicle is at risk of entering a potential roll situation, then applies the brakes individually and modulates the throttle position as needed;
    - Electronic stability control (ESC): Enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability under all conditions. Provides the benefit in critical driving situations such as turns, and is valuable when driving on mixed surface conditions including snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between driver input through the steering wheel and the vehicle's path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle input to guide the vehicle back on to the driver's intended path;
    - Energy-absorbing steering column: The power-adjust steering column employs a calibrated bending element that deforms during column stroke for optimal energy management;
    - Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting and unlocking doors after air bag deployment. Also shuts off flow of fuel to the engine;
    - Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Using forward-facing radar sensors, this system detects when the vehicle may be approaching another vehicle too rapidly and alerts the driver so the driver can determine what action must be taken in order to prevent the vehicle from a collision;
    - High-intensity discharge (HID) Bi-Xenon headlamps: Provide approximately three times the light output of conventional reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination;
    Hill-start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill by maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period of time after a driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal. If throttle is not applied within a short period of time after the driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal, brake pressure will be released;
    - Keyless Enter-N-Go: When an individual enters the vehicle, electronic sensors detect if the vehicle key fob is present. The vehicle will then allow the individual to push a button to start the vehicle without having to insert the key into the ignition;
    - ParkSense® rear park assist system: Assists at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects. Consists of audible warnings for the driver and has a display in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) integrated into the instrument cluster;
    - ParkView® rear back-up camera: Provides a wide-angle view of the area immediately behind the vehicle, giving the driver greater peace of mind before reversing at low speeds. Contains grid line to aid the driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or narrow areas. Also aids in lining up a trailer to the vehicle's trailer hitch, when so equipped. The image is displayed on the navigation screen when the transmission is shifted into Reverse;
    - Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column with memory: Allows steering column to tilt and move toward or away from the driver to achieve a safe and comfortable distance from the advanced multi-stage front driver air bag, if deployed;
    - Rain Brake Support: Uses the ESC pump to occasionally push brake pads lightly against brake rotors in rainy conditions in order to keep rotors dry;
    - Ready Alert Braking: Anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and uses the ESC pump to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application;
    - Rear Cross Path (RCP): In parking lot situations, this system warns drivers backing out of parking spaces of traffic moving toward their vehicle. It activates any time the vehicle is in Reverse. The driver is notified of vehicle(s) crossing behind the vehicle via illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime;
    - SmartBeam® headlamps: Headlamp system adjusts to ambient light and oncoming traffic to deliver maximum lighting;
    - Standard full-length side-curtain air bags: Extend protection to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. This type of air bag is housed in the headliner just above side windows;
    - Standard seat-mounted side thorax air bags: Provide enhanced protection to the 
driver and front outboard passenger in certain impacts. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. Standard side air bags are housed within the outboard side of each front seat;
    - Trailer-sway control (TSC): Reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions caused by crosswinds and traffic. The system monitors the vehicle's movement relative to the driver's intended path, then applies alternating brake pressure to slow the vehicle and then increases the pressure on one front wheel in order to counteract the sway induced by the trailer.

    Connectivity and Infotainment

    Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 features standard multimedia infotainment and navigation UConnect GPS system with 6.5-inches touchscreen, 30 gigabyte hard disk, USB compatibility, AUX port, DVD video and voice activated Bluethooth UConnect Phone with integrated microphone in the rearview mirror.

    Part of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 standard equipment is a 825-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon®. The system offers world premier innovation, featuring a 32-volt TPS (Tracking Power Supply) 12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers outstanding acoustics and brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for all interior occupants.
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