In last month’s article we looked over the mechanical functions of the Magna Powertrain 146 transfer case found in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 model. To review briefly, this model is Jeep’s muscle car and is capable of 0-60 times under five seconds with its 6.1-liter Hemi engine, five-speed automatic transmission and single-speed 146 transfer case.
SRT8 stands for “Street and Racing Technology,” which is the performance group of Chrysler Corp, and the 8 signifies a V-8 engine. The SRT people put a whole lot of oomph into this vehicle, designed to compete with the BMW X5 and X6 models and comparable Mercedes-Benz SUVs. Powered by a 6.1-liter Hemi engine, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the second-fastest vehicle in the Chrysler line, surpassed by only the Dodge Viper with its V-10 power plant.