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New Jeep® Wrangler 4xe drive combines electric motors and a turbocharged gasoline engine

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe drive integrates two electric motors and a 400-volt battery with an efficient turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. This configuration maximizes the efficiency of the hybrid drive components and combines them with the Wrangler's world-renowned and proven powertrain. The Wrangler generates its system output of 280 kW (375 hp) and its torque of 637 Newton meters (according to US homologation) 4xe from the components: 2. 0 Four-cylinder in-line gasoline engine T-GDI Engine-mounted high-voltage engine/generator High-voltage engine/generator integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission (ZF 8P75PH) Lithium-ion, nickel-manganese-cobalt battery pack with 400 volts, 17 kWh capacity and 96 cells The 2.0 turbocharged T-GDI engine is part of FCA's Global Medium Engine family. The state-of-the-art direct-injection gasoline engine uses a low inertia twin scroll turbocharger mounted directly on the cylinder head, together with a cooling water circuit for the turbocharger, intake air and throttle body. At the front of the engine, a liquid-cooled high-voltage engine-generator unit replaces the conventional alternator and starter simultaneously. A belt connects the engine-generator to the engine's crankshaft pulley. The engine-generator rotates the crankshaft for virtually seamless, fuel-saving start-stop operation and generates charging current for the high-voltage battery. For the operation of electrical accessories, the Wrangler 4xe is equipped with a 12-volt on-board battery.

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