2006 Brabus Jeep Grand Cherokee SD6 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 10 August 2006 , 02:08:11 byEmil

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Brabus Jeep Grand Cherokee SD6

Startech prepared a special refinement program for the third generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. For the 3.0-liter CRD model the tuner offers the new STARTECH SD6 tuning kit and allows the V6 diesel to produce a maximum power output of 262 horsepower and 580 Nm of torque. The extra horsepower are available for only EUR 1.590. The performance kit has an auxiliary computer control unit that can be installed in less than 30 minutes by an authorized Chrysler dealer. After the installation, the model is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 9.2 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 210 km/h. The tuner offers a diesel particulate filter for vehicles with or without STARTECH engine tuning to be closer to the environment. No modifications to the electronics of the engine are required. The fuel consumption and the performance remain the same.

The third generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has arrived and Startech presents an exclusive refinement program for the SUV. The extensive product lineup is characterized not only by its professional engineering and innovative design: All components also offer exceptional quality. For the 3.0 CRD model with common-rail turbodiesel engine STARTECH offers the new SD6 performance kit and a particulate filter.

Equipped with the new STARTECH SD6 tuning kit the V6 diesel produces a maximum power output of 262 hp / 193 kW compared to 218 hp / 160 kW for the non-tuned version. At the same time peak torque grows from 510 Nm to 580 Nm between 1,600 and 2,800 rpm. The added 44 hp / 33 kW are available for only 1,590 Euros.

The STARTECH SD6 performance kit consists of an auxiliary computer control unit that can be installed in less than 30 minutes by any authorized Chrysler dealer, thanks to the included wire harness and installation instructions.

With STARTECH SD6 tuning performance of the SUV improves noticeably: The sprint to 100 km/h is shortened from 9.2 seconds for the production car to 8.5 seconds for the STARTECH-tuned version. Top speed increases to 210 km/h.

To make the new Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD even more environmentally friendly STARTECH offers a diesel particulate filter for vehicles with or without STARTECH engine tuning. The OEM- quality filter for the common-rail turbodiesel V6 is designed to be easily installed by any authorized Chrysler dealer. No modifications to the engine electronics are required. Both engine performance and fuel consumption remain at low production-car levels.

The STARTECH Monostar IV 9Jx20 light-alloy wheels are immediate eye catchers. The striking five-spoke wheels lend the Grand Cherokee an even more exclusive appearance. But that`s not all: Shod with Pirelli tires in size 265/45 ZR 20 all-around they also give the SUV even more agile handling with further increased safety reserves.

The STARTECH suspension kit is specially calibrated to the use with sporty low-profile tires. It lowers the ride height by some 30 millimeters and further improves cornering ability due to the lowered center of gravity.

The exclusive looks of the American 4x4 is not only characterized by the large STARTECH 20-inch wheels: The STARTECH designer also created exterior components that are as attractive as they are functional.

The front of the new Grand Cherokee is customized with the strikingly styled STARTECH front apron. Its counterpart in the rear is a custom-shaped apron that features cutouts for the two characteristic oval chrome tailpipes of the STARTECH sport exhaust. The fully stainless-steel exhaust system is available for all engine variants of the Grand Cherokee. It produces not only a more sonorous exhaust note nut also optimizes power yield.

The sides of the five-door are upgraded with STARTECH side sills with integrated LED entrance lights. The lights are activated either with the standard keyless-entry remote or by pulling on a door handle. This STARTECH development makes entering and exiting the vehicle at night safer.
Exclusive interior design is yet another STARTECH specialty, which is also available for the new
Jeep Grand Cherokee. The STARTECH accessories range from an ergonomically shaped sport
steering wheel covered in the finest leather to polished stainless-steel sill plates with illuminated