After the recession, bailouts, trimming and their final destiny with FIAT, Chrysler had to come out with a plan for the future
And the plan is to share platforms and engines
The result is this brand new engine : The Pentastar V6
Its an all aluminum ,60-degree, DOHC unit with proposed use in a lot of platforms and in various capacities.
Power output is a healthy 280 hp @ 6400 rpm and a torque of 260 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm and it has a green dimension to it ; as it is 11% more fuel efficient than the previous engines.
And the engine will be made in 3 basic sizes : 3.0L, 3.3L, 3.6L
The Pentastar is slated to be launched with the JEEP Grand Cherokee 2011 and this unit is supposed to replace a host of current V6 options that Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge have.
After almost $ 2 billion worth of investments for this project with two plants slated to start production immediately and later in Germany for Mercedes-Benz (yes, the pointed star is planning to use one of these) and the Fiat connection to make it to Lancia and Alfa Romeo.
Chrysler hopes to strike with the Pentastar and has pushed hard for the unit to make it big…..
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