Pentastar

  • Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine

    Chrysler is reportedly planning a ‘downsized’ 3.2-liter version of its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. The new engine is said to debut in the replacement for the Jeep Liberty next January at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The information was revealed to Automotive News (subscription required) by company insiders familiar with the project as well as union official Bruce Baumhower. Baumhower also revealed that the new engine will be matched with a nine-speed automatic supplied by Germany’s ZF. With the extra gear ratios, the smaller 3.2-liter engine is said to be...

  • Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine
    Chrysler Builds Its One-Millionth Pentastar V-6

    In just two years, Chrysler has built one million Pentastar V-6 engines, now used in over 68 percent of domestic Chrysler vehicles.

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    New Maserati Sedan To Feature Chrysler Pentastar V-6, Ferrari FF All-Wheel Drive: Report

    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...

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    Dodge Challenger In Line For Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

    Several Dodge products are in line to receive an upcoming eight-speed automatic transmission, and the Dodge Challenger SE is one of them. The current five-speed automatic will likely stick around for a bit, but Autoblog is reporting that the brand's LX platform cars--the Charger and...

  • Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine
    Chrysler Pentastar V-6 Will Spawn Multi-Displacement Family Of Engines

    Chrysler is revamping its powertrain lineup with technology the automaker claims will help contribute to an overall fuel efficiency improvement of more than 25 percent during the 2010-2014 period. In fact, by 2014, more than 80 percent of Chrysler’s current powertrain lineup will have...

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    Details Of 2011 Dodge Challenger V-6 Revealed

    We've already said that the 2011 Dodge Challenger will have a 305-horsepower V-6 engine. Now we know some more details. The Pentastar V-6 is Chrysler's newest V-6, and it is set to replace most of the current models' V-6s. In the case of the 2011 Challenger, the engine checks in at 3.6 liters. It's...

  • Fiat 1.4-Liter Four-Cylnder Engine

    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 makeover. Of course, Chrysler will be enlisting the help of its new parent company Fiat, which recently revealed a five-year business plan that included a progressive vehicle electrification strategy. Some of the technologies making their way into Chrysler vehicles from this year onwards include Multiair...

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