Jeep Compass can get a diesel engine from Mercedes-Benz

Jeep Compass can get a diesel engine from Mercedes-Benz

May 8, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Publications have reported that the American compact crossover Compass is currently being tested with a new diesel engine. This is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel, the maximum power of which is equal to 192 horsepower and torque 535.5 Nm.

Currently, Jeep management is seriously considering the possibility of creating a diesel version of the compact crossover Jeep Compass. Currently, this version of the car is being tested in Detroit.

Foreign publications tell us that 14 copies of the crossover Jeep were equipped with diesel 4-cylinder engines manufactured by Mercedes-Benz.

All work was carried out at an independent supplier hired by the Italian-American concern FCA, which includes the American brand Jeep. It is known that these versions of the compact crossover will be sold in the markets of Europe and Asia.

  Despite the fact that the information from a foreign source was insignificant, we can safely assume that this is a Mercedes-Benz OM654 powerplant. This is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel, whose maximum power is equal to 192 horsepower and torque is 535.5 Nm.

Currently, the Compass crossover is sold with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine MultiAir, which produces 180 horsepower and 237.25 Nm of torque. With this engine, the crossover can haul up to 454 kg of useful weight, which is a rather small indicator. For comparison, the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover, which is also sold with a diesel engine, has a towing capacity of 907 km.