In 1997, Jeep® introduced a new premium performance model to its 1998 Grand Cherokee lineup called the 5.9 Limited. At the time, Jeep advertisements claimed the Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited to be “the fastest SUV in the world.” It was about 20 years ago that he had a supercharged trackhawk.
Under the hood, the Jeep had a 5.9 liter (360 cubic inch) OHV V8 that put out 245 horsepower and 345 lb.-ft. of torque. The V8 was mated to a four-speed automatic 46RE transmission derived from the 727 TorqueFlite.
Combined with a full-time Quadra-Trac four-wheel drive (4×4) system, the 5.9 Limited goes from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and completes the quarter mile in 15.2 seconds @ 88.7 mph (1 second). I was able to. 5.2 liters 318 cubic inches V8 Grand Cherokee or better).
The Quadra-Trac system featured a low end of 2.72. The limited-slip Dana 44 axle had him equipped with a 3.73 gear, which allowed the 5.9 Limited to grip well off-road as well as on the pavement.
Other features include a standard 180-watt, 10-speaker Infinity Gold sound system, rear roof-mounted soundbar, standard sunroof, and an interior wrapped in exclusive ‘Calf’s Nap’ soft leather and faux wood trim. included.
The 5.9 Limited was awarded ‘4×4 of the Year’ in 1998 by Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine.
This particular model is currently up for auction BringATrailer.com, with just 75,000 miles on the odometer. With 14,344 units produced for the US, this bright platinum metallic color was the most popular in the 1-year production run, with 5,711 units shipped from the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP).
Carfax reports say the vehicle has a clean history, listing previous homes in Virginia and North Carolina.
Bidding continues tomorrow, Monday, January 30, at 4:09 PM EST. So if you want to get your hands on one of these performance-oriented 1st generation Grand Cherokee (ZJ) models, this is a good example.head to BringATrailer.com See more photos for a chance to bid.
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