These are the best Pictures yet of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee without any disguise testing at the Infamous Nordschleife even though it was a TF.
The Production will start in may and it looks like this is one of the first non mule vehicles undergoing a rundown test.
This model also introduces an Air Suspension system called the Quadra-Lift which has five height settings, two for off-road use (raising 1.3 and 2.6 inches above normal, to a maximum 11.1 inches of ground clearance), “aero” (lowering .5 inches for aerodynamics at speed), and entry/exit, which lowers the car by 1.5 inches. Quadra-Lift operates four-corner air springs automatically, or via console controls; the Aero control is automatic and speed-controlled.
Also introduced is an Adaptive Cruise Control Radar, which varies the speed of the vehicle in relation to the obstructions picked up on the radar system below the front Number plate.
The Selec-Terrain™ traction control coordinates up to 12 powertrain, braking, and suspension systems, including throttle control, shifting, the transfer case, and stability control. It is included with the Off-Road Group and Hemi, and is standard on Limited and Overland, provided either Quadra-Drive or Quadra-Trac II is specified. The driver can choose between:
•Sand/Mud: Traction control and Quadra-Lift are more sensitive to wheel spin, and torque is tuned; 50/50 torque split
•Sport: Cuts the traction control back, lowers the Jeep by half an inch, and puts up to 80% of power to the rear wheels
•Automatic operation with torque split at around 40/60 front/rear
•Snow: Traction and Quadra-Lift tuned for snow-covered roads; the torque split is around 50/50
•Rock: The suspension raises to the maximum 11.1 inches height and the transfer case, differentials, and throttle coordinate to provide low-speed control; around 50/50 torque split
The Powerunit will be a choice of 3 engines, including a new V6, a diesel, and one mighty V8 HEMI which includes Cylinder deactivation to increase fuel economy.