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Rumors have been growing since the announcements of the upcoming Hellcat powertrain in the Challenger and Charger, which have led to speculations that FCA will use the 707-horsepower V-8 in their other vehicle lineup, namely in the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee. Recently, FCA has revealed the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will indeed be paired with the 6.2-litre V-8 with 700 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque to boast a better performance over its rivals.
During FCA’s dealer conference in Las Vegas, NV, the brand revealed that the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would get from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. For comparison sake, the $157,000 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, powered by a 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 570 hp and 590 pound-feet of torque, needs 3.8 seconds to accomplish the same task.
The Trackhawk will be rivaled by the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG that develops 550 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque from a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8, the BMW X5 M with 567 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque from a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR with 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque from a 5.0-liter supercharged V8, and the aforementioned Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be introduced in 2017 and Prices on the Trackhawk have yet to be revealed and nothing is confirmed from FCA, we expect the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to be available by mid-2016.