Rumors have swirled for a while, and now we have an answer: Jeep is killing the EcoDiesel option for new Wranglers going forward. Thankfully, fans of the diesel can still get it in the Gladiator, but the automaker announced a last-run 2023 Wrangler FarOut Edition model to send the powertrain out in style.
If you’re wondering why Jeep would pull the engine after only two years on sale, the automaker says it’s because there are two other torque-heavy choices in the lineup, effectively making the diesel redundant. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392’s V8 produces 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, while the plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4xe gets 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
The 2023 Wrangler FarOut Edition gets a unique factory graphics package with “3.0 Diesel,” “Rubicon,” and “3.0 D” badges. A satin black grille, LED lighting, exclusive 17-inch wheels, and painted fender flares help set the special edition apart from everyday Wrangler models. Inside, Jeep equips leather upholstery with red accents, all-weather floor mats, and content from the Safety Group options package.
Jeep’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine produces 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. It sends power to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The FarOut comes with a 4.0:1 low-range and a two-speed transfer case. Jeep offers other gearing options with the two gas powertrains.
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Buyers can order a new 2023 Jeep Wrangler FarOut now. The books will stay open until November, which is when Jeep says the SUV will land on dealers’ lots. Pricing and production volume details are not yet available.