DAIMLERCHRYSLER Corp. (DCC) engineers are preparing a “high output” version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L SOHC V-8. The engine currently develops 245 hp, and sources say engineers are looking for at least a 40 hp increase over that figure. One DCC source says the power increase will come largely from an increased compression ratio and other modifications, not a displacement increase. The enhanced 4.7L V-8 will fill the “performance” void in the Grand Cherokee lineup (and likely for other ...

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