Monday, October 25, 2010

Chrysler Introduces High Power Pentastar V-6 for Upcoming Brands

chrysler penstar v-6

Chrysler Group LLC, the American car maker, today announced that it will introduce the all new Pentastar V-6 engine with improved fuel efficiency, more power and reduced emissions across its 13 models.

The Pentastar V-6 is the most advanced six cylinder engine ever produced by Chrysler Powertrain group. This engine which is slated to be the workhorse engine across many models and is expected to replace seven different V-6 engines over the next three years.

The company plans to implement this engine in the vehicle line-up and substantially contribute to an overall corporate fuel efficiency improvement of more than 25% by 2014.

The compact and lightweight, Pentastar V-6 will be used in front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive models by the company. The all new Pentastar will enable Chrysler Powertrain to reduce major engine components from 189 parts to just 32 along with significant cost savings.

Chrysler notes that as a beginning, the 2011 Dodge Challenger will be exclusively equipped with a higher horsepower version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. This high power engine certified by the Society of Automotive Engineers produces 305 bhp and a torque of 268 lb.ft. This represents a 55 horsepower increase over the previous 3.5-liter V-6.

The new Pentastar engine is constructed with a high-pressure, die cast aluminum block fitted with cast iron bore liners and aluminum cylinder heads, the 60-degree 3.6-liter Pentastar engine is compact and lightweight. The increase in power and fuel efficiency is derived from technologies incorporated in the new engine and strategically developing both the intake and exhaust systems to take advantage of the compact engine layout and vehicle packaging.

Bob Lee, vice president of engine engineering for Chrysler Group LLC said, “The Pentastar engine is suited to meet the requirements for a full range of vehicle applications in terms of power and fuel efficiency including passenger cars, mini-vans and sport utilities. It has been designed for today and many years to come.”

source: nitrobahn