Weve been waiting for a diesel-powered Jeep Wrangler since it debuted back at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show. Now in its third model year, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler lineup has expanded, and it appears youre going to pay a hefty sum if you want the oil-burner option. The folks at JLwranglerforums have dug up the order guide for the 2020 lineup and found that the Wrangler Diesel will cost you a whopping $6,000, or $3,250 more than a base V-6 Wrangler equipped with the eight-speed automatic. For reference, the same powertrain in the 2020 Ram 1500 pickup would cost you$4,995 more than the base V-6, or $3,000 more than the 5.7-liter V-8 with eTorque. Why so much? You have to get the eight-speed automatic transmission because the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 isnt available with the standard six-speed manual. The auto alone is a $2,000 bump in price while the engine itself makes up for the brunt of that upcharge at $4,000. A base Wrangler Unlimited Sport could start close to $40,000 with the diesel engine. That would be the least expensive way to get into an oil-burning Wrangler with 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque because its exclusive to the four-door model. Should you be interested in a loaded 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Diesel , expect to pay luxury SUV money because of the high upcharge for that particular powertrain. The JLwranglerforums poster who showed the order guide, for example, is paying close to $60,000 for a well-equipped diesel-powered Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. It's possible that the upcharge varies from trim to trim. The same price premium could hold when FCAs new diesel V-6 arrives on the Jeep Gladiator sometime next year. Source: JLwranglerforums The post 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Engine Could Be a $6,000 Option appeared first on MotorTrend .