Diesel is quickly becoming a new option for car makers looking to have powerful, yet fuel friendly engines. Mercedes and BMW’s AMG and M, in house tuning divisions have announced future diesel vehicles catered for performance driving, and it looks like the SRT brand will be offering its own in the future.
This comes from a tweet this morning from SRT CEO, Ralph Gilles, who responded to a fan’s inquiry of a possible SRT vehicle to compete against the performance oriented diesels offered in Europe.
Gilles responded by saying, “I am a fan, We would cut our teeth in Europe first” which likely means that a SRT diesel will first debut for the European market.
SRT offers performance tuned vehicles based on Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge products, so it’ll be interesting to see what vehicle they decide to outfit with a diesel engine. There is already a diesel Grand Cherokee available in international markets, so tuning it for more performance (like the gas powered Grand Cherokee SRT8 available here) is a likely possibility.
We’ve reached out to SRT to see if there are an official word on upcoming diesel SRT vehicles.
Yup they'll need to have one to be competative.... and on the plus side one block is enough to put in the Dart, 300, and the Cherokee.
But make sure it makes atleast 300hp and then de-tune it a little for the Dart
Let them be realistic and don't try to make a 450hp diesel that no-one will buy.....
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I'm SO going to hell for how hard I laughed at that.