Jeep® Grand Cherokee - BLUETEC Jeep® Grand
Cherokee Engineering Concept
BLUETEC Jeep® Grand Cherokee Engineering Concept
The Cleanest Diesel Technology in the World Combined with Legendary 4x4
Detroit, January 8, 2006
- DaimlerChrysler BLUETEC technology is the cleanest diesel powertrain
system in the world
- Innovative system has the potential to meet regulations in all 50
- Technology will be shared within DaimlerChrysler brands
Jeep® continues to revolutionize the sport-utility market by revealing
today the cleanest diesel powertrain in its class at the North American
International Auto Show in Detroit. The BLUETEC Grand Cherokee is the
latest engineering concept in advanced powertrain from the Chrysler Group,
and it features clean-diesel technology developed by DaimlerChrysler.
"The BLUETEC Jeep Grand Cherokee engineering concept demonstrates yet
another possibility for ultra-clean diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S.
and our commitment to finding the right solution for our customers," said
Frank Klegon, Executive Vice President Vehicle Development - Chrysler
Group. "In addition to best-in-class tractive capability and power, the
BLUETEC Grand Cherokee adds the potential capability of best-in-class
The DaimlerChrysler BLUETEC technology will be capable of producing the
cleanest diesel vehicles in the world. These next-generation innovations
have the potential to meet the most stringent emissions regulations
worldwide, including emissions standards in all 50 U.S. states.
BLUETEC is a host of DaimlerChrysler technologies for diesel passenger
vehicles, beginning with completely modern, efficient diesel engines.
BLUETEC may also include an oxidizing catalytic converter, a diesel
particulate filter and an innovative system for reducing nitrogen-oxide
emissions - a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. SCR is an
exhaust gas treatment system that converts nitrogen oxides into nitrogen
and water vapor by adding ammonia as a reducing agent in a catalytic
converter. These technologies can be used in various combinations
depending on the specific needs of the vehicle, packaging and market
requirements. The BLUETEC Jeep Grand Cherokee Engineering Concept is built
with all of these technologies.
Today's clean-diesel vehicles improve fuel economy by an average of 30
percent while reducing carbon-dioxide emissions an average of 20 percent
over similar gasoline-powered vehicles.
This variety of innovative solutions allows DaimlerChrysler BLUETEC
passenger cars and light trucks to be the cleanest diesel vehicles in the
Source: DaimlerChrysler MediaServices