The 2012 Jeep Wrangler now has a proper 285 horse power V-6 Pentastar engine.
Instead of the old well worn in 3.8L engine, Jeep has updated the vehicle with the lighter aluminum V-6 Pentastar engine. In fact the new engine is not only more powerful, but also gets better gas mileage and weights 33 pound less than the old power-plant.
That all means that the four door Wrangler is now 3 seconds faster from 0 to 60 MPH. Instead of 11.4 seconds to reach 60 MPH the new Wrangler does it in 8.4 seconds.
It also means that the new Wrangler has more power and more importantly more torgue when the going gets rough.
In this video check preview the new 2012 Wrangler with the V-6 Pentastar engine Jeep with the engineer in charge of the Wrangler as he goes through technical demonstration of the new engines performance.