Jeep Wrangler Heavy Duty 8 Speed Transmission in 2014

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As of now Chrysler offers its eight-speed transmissions in the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger full-size sedans. In addition to these models, they also plan to add the eight-speed transmissions in to the 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Co-developed by German auto supplier ZF Group, are aimed at improving fuel economy. The eight-speed Jeep Wranglers are expected to offer more than 25% better fuel economy by 2014. Overall the company aims at the government’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy target of 35 miles per gallon by 2016. Most Jeepers are looking for a beefier transfer case with gear reduction. It will be interesting to see how Jeep plans on incorporating that with the demand for fuel economy. We talk to a hand full of Jeep enthusiast's that believe the eight-speed transmission would be "blasphemy". We’ll try to keep an open mind to the new changes with the 2014 Jeep Wrangler and hope to get a preview soon.