Jeep has launched a new project. This time the company is paying tribute to the Jeep vehicles driven during WWII with the the special-edition Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition. Though this model car is based on the Wrangler Sport model, it features upgrading that differs it largely from the original.
The special Wrangler will be powered by the standard 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. There is a standard six-speed manual or an optional five-speed automatic transmission.
The new Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition will be unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and its market production will start in 2014. The model is priced at $25,795 for two-door models and above $29,595 for the Unlimited (four-door) model.
A gloss-black grille with black Jeep badge, and gloss-black front and rear bumper appliques is what distinguishes the special Wrangler from the base Jeep Wrangler. Moreover, there are historic satin-black “4 Wheel Drive” rear tailgate decal and “Willys” hood decals.
This SUV will be driven on high-gloss black 17-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in unique BF Goodrich KM Mud Terrain sized LT255/75R17 tires. These wheels are matched with a Dana 44 rear axle with a Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential and 3.73 gears for serious off-road traction.
Further standard features are the Power Convenience Group and the SiriusXM satellite radio.
Horsepower @ RPM: 285
Torque @ RPM: 260
Displacement: 3.6 L
0-60 Time: 9 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed: 125 mph (Est.)