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New York 2011: Jeep says point of 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 was better, not faster

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Apr 21st, 2011 at 6:59PM

At the 2011 New York Auto Show, we asked Joseph Grace, vehicle line executive for the SRT line, about the specs on the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 – specifically, why didn't they make it... more. The previous Grand Cherokee SRT8 was said to reach 60 miles per hour "in under five seconds" while the new one is pegged at 4.8 seconds. While that's an improvement of, at most, one-nineteenth of a second, it puts it right about square with the Mercedes ML63 AMG and at least three-tenths of a second adrift of the BMW X5 M. But Grace said that wasn't really the point. "The major... Read More

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