In just a few short years Maserati’s lineup will spawn two brand new models, a sporty sedan similar in size to the BMW 5-Series and a luxurious SUV powered by a Ferrari engine. Such a move is necessary given the strong demand for upmarket cars in emerging markets like China but also, it is only now possible due to Maserati’s parent company Fiat and its alliance deal with Chrysler. You see, the new Maserati sedan, which will be positioned below the Quattroporte, will reportedly pick up a Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine but with a new MultiAir variable valve set and turbochargers to...
2011 Chrysler 200 Partially Revealed In New Teasers
Few who've driven the Chrysler Sebring have much in the way of kind words to say about it. A coarse engine, an interior that wouldn't pass muster at Fisher-Price and dated exterior design combine to make a car that's destined for a myriad of "worst of" lists. And Chrysler realizes that, in a big...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Chrysler Releases Specs On Fiat Four-Cylinder, New Pentastar V-6
Chrysler is revamping its powertrain lineup with technology the automaker claims will help contribute to an overall fuel-efficiency improvement of more than 25% during the 2010-2014 period. In fact, by 2014, more than 80% of Chrysler’s current powertrain lineup will undergo a complete...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Chrysler Announces Plans To Build Fiat Multiair Engines In Michigan
The first engine will be a 1.4-liter gasoline unit dubbed the “Fully Integrated Robotized Engine” (FIRE).Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Report: Alfa Romeo Not Planning Multiair V-8 Engine
The Multiair electronic intake system won't be coming to an Alfa Romeo--or Chrysler--V-8 any time soon, according to the report.Nelson Ireson
Chrysler cars could get Fiat's efficient Multiair technology
Getting more out of the current generation of hardware is becoming increasingly important for the major carmakers as fuel and emissions standards tighten, but getting more power out of smaller, less expensive engines is also advantageous from a cost perspective. That's what makes Fiat's Multiair...Nelson Ireson
Already a leader in advanced diesel engine technology, Fiat has added to its arsenal a new advancement for petrol engines the company claims will significantly boost power and torque, while cutting emissions. The new technology has been labeled it MultiAir and it will be debuting in the high-performance Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA at the end of the year. The key to controlling petrol engine combustion, and therefore performance, emissions and fuel consumption, is the quantity and characteristics of the fresh air charge in the cylinders. In conventional petrol engines the air mass trapped in the...