Jeep J8
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2007-present
Class Multi Purpose Vehicle (Military/Civilian)
Body Style 2 Door Pickup, 4 Door MPV
Length 4684 mm
Width 1876 mm
Height (w. Hardtop) 1839 mm
Wheelbase 2946 mm
Weight 2019 kg
Transmission Chrysler 5-45 five speed automatic
Engine 2.8L VM Motori Panther 4-Cyl. Turbo-Diesel
Power 158 hp (118kW) @ 3800 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm) @ 2000 rpm
Similar General Motors Hummer H1
Designer Chrysler LLC

The Jeep J8 is the military version of the civilian Jeep Wrangler 4-door Unlimited. It was unveiled at the 2007 DSEi (Defence Systems & Equipment International) show in London at the ExCel complex and will be produced in Cairo, Egypt and marks the return of Jeep to its military roots. Motivation comes from a 2.8 liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel (118 kW / 158 hp) that has 400 Nm torque with a towing capacity of 3500 kg. It will be available as a two-door with extended pick-up bed or four-door SUV. Modifications for its new purpose include a reinforced frame, leaf-spring rear suspension system, snorkel to allow a 762mm submersion and heavy duty bumpers with tow eyes for helicopter transportation.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Jeep J8 Review.

Recent ChangesEdit

Similar to Jeep Wrangler sold in the US with exception of MILSPEC Items.

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

Body Styles:

5 Door (5 pass)
3 Door (2-6 pass)

Major Optional Equipment:

Right or Left Hand Drive
Air Conditioning
SRS Airbags
Soft or Hard Tops
Paint Color


Currently Unknown

Gas MileageEdit

The EPA does not gives ratings for non US and/or Military type vehicles - Currently unknown.

Engine and TransmissionEdit

The Engine for the MILSPEC J8 is manufactured by VM Motori S.p.A. based in Cento, Italy

Engine Code: R 428 DOHC "Panther" Displacment: 2.8L (2766 cc)

The engine has four valves-per-cylinder and common-rail direct fuel injection technology and is essentially a is a R 425 DOHC 2.5 L (2499 cc) that has been enlarged to 2.8L.

Max Power:
118 kW (158hp)@3800 rpm

Max Torque:
400 Nm (295 lb-ft)@2000 rpm

The Transmission is a Chrysler 545RFE five-speed Electronic Controlled Automatic linked to a Command Trac 4WD System with 2.72 low range.

The 5455RFE is inturn based off the 45RFE 4 speed transmission with the addtion of the 5th forward gear.

Standard Ratios are

1st 3.00:1
2nd 1.67:1
2nd Prime 1.50:1
3rd 1.00:1
4th 0.75:1
5th 0.67:1

Reverse 3.00:1


Performance ratings not published as of yet.


Warranty period and terms unknown.

Reliability: Unknown but as per most military vehices reliability stands are set far higher then their civilian couterparts.


Saftey figures not published but expect to be on par with US Jeep Wranger on which vehicle is based aside the lack of SRS Airbags.


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Desert Sand
Military Green

Main CompetitorsEdit

Genreal Motors:

Hummer H1 Hummer H3

Hybrid ModelsEdit

A hybrid model does not exist as is designed for extreme reliability.

Unique AttributesEdit

Designed for military use, the axles are both beefed up to a heavy duty Dana 44 front and a Dana 60 rear axle equipped with Dodge Ram brakes. The frame is built for severe use and the rear suspension uses leaf springs to facilitate more than a 2,500 lb. payload capacity and a 3,500 lb. tow rating. The vehicles also have a number of military-specific components, including a unique hood mounted snorkel type breather for water fording capibilities, tow loops that are rated for helicopter use, an air filter capable of running as long as five hours in zero visibility dust storms and a remote-mounted battery.


Interior is on par with the US Jeep Wrangler aside the lack of creatures comforts not applicable for military vehicles (ie. Radio, GPS/NAV, Carpeting, Sound deadeding material, leather seating ). Carpeting is replaced with rubber flooring for hose out ability.

Resale ValuesEdit

Not currently known.


None noted.


Current Generation: (2008–present)Edit

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The Jeep J8 is produced for military and civilian goverments around the world to any that purchase them. These vehicles are currently not available from the factory for US or Canadian consumption as the emission standards cannot be met with current powertrain.

AEV, an American company, has stated its intention to release a limited number of Jeep J8's for US Consumption. The vehicles well be built by AEV using the american built MILSPEC components recieved from the Egyptian factory that produces the J8. The vehicles will be sold as a component rolling chassis including full instrumentation, upholstry, ABS and optional air conditing components. The vehicles will NOT include any Drivetrain (engine and transmission) as the J8's powertain cannot meet emission standards. AEV will equip the vehicles with complete wiring and mounts for either a HEMI V8 or VM 2.8L Diesel(same as produced in the Jeep Liberty CRD) and for a Chrysler 5-speed Auto Transmission.

Design quirks and odditiesEdit

Visually near identical to Jeep Wrangler aside from unique hood vent on the right front corner and extended body.


None currently noted

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