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Chrysler would like to sell a healthy quantity of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in Europe, but the Auburn Hills, MI-based automaker knows that won't happen without a diesel option. That's why Team Pentastar will unveil a new 3.0-liter oil burner early next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The new mill packs 241 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque; more than enough grunt to motivate Jeep's handsome ute.

The new mill will feature Fiat's MultiJetII technology, making the new engine cleaner and more efficient, with 10 percent more horsepower and eight percent more torque than Chrysler's outgoing CRD offering. The new engine also carries a lower compression ratio of 16.5:1, which helps minimize harmful emissions. Chrysler claims that the new 3.0-liter will average 8.3 liters per 100 kilometers, while emissions will come in at an average of 218 g/km. Chrysler will also offer a detuned version of the engine, with 191 hp and 324 lb-ft of torque. This mill will enable the Grand Cherokee to be available in more markets.

Chrysler tells us that he new diesel-equipped Grand Cherokee will be available in European markets by the end of the first half of 2011. Chrysler hasn't announced any plans to offer this engine here in the U.S., sadly. Hit the jump to read over the Chrysler press release.


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If they could offer that here in the states and keep the price decently under $40k I'd buy one.
 
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