All engines used in Chrysler Corporation cars and trucks

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4-cylinders

Maxwell (Chrysler-Plymouth) four cylinder engines:

SizeBore Stroke CIDUse
186 3.625 4.500 185.8 1914-1925  Maxwell 25/1926 Chrysler F-58
170 3.625 4.125 170.3 1927-1928  Chrysler I-50/52/1929 Plymouth Q
175 3.625 4.250 175.4 1929-1930  Plymouth U
196 3.625 4.750 196.1 1930-1932  Plymouth 30-U/PA/PB/1932 Dodge DM

(Maxwell had other engines but this block is the only one that survived to see the Chrysler era)

Dodge Brothers four cylinder: 212.3 cid with 3.875 bore x 4.500 stroke, used in the 1915-1927 Dodge Brothers Four.

Modern era (1970s to present)

  • 1.4 (MMC) -- Colt, Champ
  • 1.4 (Fiat) — Dart, Renegade
  • 1.5 (Sunbeam) -- Cricket (British)
  • 1.5 (MMC) -- Colt, Summit
  • 1.6 (CC/Rover[BMW]) - Mini (until 2007), export Neons, possibly some export PT Cruisers; based on Neon 2.0; evolved into Fiat e.TorQ
  • 1.6 (MMC) -- Colt, Champ, Challenger, Sapporo, Arrow
  • 1.6 (Peugeot) -- Omni, 024, Charger, Horizon, TC3, Turismo
  • 1.6 turbo (MMC) -- Colt
  • 1.6 DOHC (MMC) -- Colt, Summit
  • 1.6 DOHC turbo (MMC) -- Colt
  • 1.7 (VW) -- Omni, 024, Charger, Horizon, TC3, Turismo
  • 1.8 (MMC) -- Colt, Vista, Summit, Laser, Talon
  • 1.8 (CC) -- derivative of 2.0 liter engine for export Neons
  • 1.8 (World) - World Engine (2005+)
  • 2.0 (MMC) -- Arrow, Vista
  • 2.0 DOHC (MMC) -- Laser, Talon
  • 2.0 DOHC turbo (MMC) -- Laser, Talon
  • 2.0 SOHC -- Neon
  • 2.0 DOHC -- Neon, Sebring, Avenger, Talon, Stratus/Cirrus/Breeze
  • 2.0 (World) - World Engine (2005+) / World Gas Engine / TigerShark
  • 2.2 -- Omni, 024, Charger, Horizon, TC3, Turismo, Aries, Lancer, Reliant, Shadow, Sundance, 400, 600, Caravelle, Caravan, Voyager, LeBaron, Laser, Daytona, New Yorker, E-Class (note: TBI and carb versions)
  • 2.2 turbo -- LeBaron, New Yorker, Limousine, Laser, Daytona, Lancer, TC, 600, Shadow, Caravelle, Sundance, Omni, Charger, E-Class, Shelby (note: MPI)
  • 2.2 DOHC turbo -- Spirit R/T, Daytona R/T (joint venture with Lotus)
  • 2.2 DOHC turbo -- TC (joint venture with Maserati)
  • 2.2 (Renault) -- Medallion
  • 2.4 (MMC) -- Vista, Summit
  • 2.4 DOHC (CC) -- Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze, 1996+ minivans, PT Cruiser, 2003+ Wrangler
  • 2.4 Turbo - PT Cruiser GT, Neon SRT-4; several Mexican models (lower power). Two power levels for the PT. Modified for PT after Neon SRT-4 discontinued.
  • 2.4 (World) - World Engine (2005+)
  • 2.4 (World) Turbo - Caliber SRT-4, Avenger SRT-4.
  • 2.5 (CC) -- pre-96 minivans, Aries, Reliant, Shadow, Sundance, Duster, 600, Lancer, Dynasty, Daytona, Spirit, Acclaim, LeBaron, Caravelle, Dakota (to 1995) (note: TBI)
  • 2.5 turbo (CC) -- older minivans, Spirit, Acclaim, Shadow, Sundance, LeBaron, Daytona (Note: MPI)
  • 2.5 (AMC) -- Wrangler, Cherokee, Premier, Dakota (96+)
  • 2.6 (MMC) -- New Yorker, E-Class, Executive, Limousine, LeBaron, 400, 600, Aries, Reliant, Caravan, Voyager
  • 2.6 turbo (MMC) -- Conquest (MMC)

MMC=Mitsubishi, VW=Volkswagen.

2.5 is 2.2 with balance shafts, minor changes.
3.9 V-6 (below) based on 318.
Chrysler 2.4 (not World) is 2.0 with balance shafts, other minor changes.

The 2.2 is the only Chrysler four-cylinder to have both carburetors and fuel injectors, depending on the year.

V-6

  • 2.5 (MMC) -- Sebring, Avenger, Cirrus, Stratus (based on 3.0)
  • 2.7 aluminum 24 valve (3.2 family)
  • 3.0 (MMC) -- LeBaron, TC, minivans, New Yorker, Spirit, Dynasty, Daytona, Stealth, Shadow ES, Acclaim, Duster
  • 3.0 (Renault) -- Premier, Monaco
  • 3.2 aluminum 24 valve, regular gas
  • 3.3 New Yorker, Dynasty, LH series, minivans
  • 3.5 LH series, Pacifica, Prowler. Two versions - one took premium, the other midgrade.
  • 3.6 Pentastar - replaced all V6 engines in the 2000s
  • 3.7 V6 - Based off the 4.7 V8; Ram, Liberty, Grand Cherokee, Dakota; expected in Wrangler soon
  • 3.8 New Yorker Fifth Avenue, Imperial, newer Pacificas, minivans (extended wheelbase only)
  • 3.9 trucks

No V6 Chrysler car engine was ever carbureted, though the 3.9 liter V6 used in trucks was carbureted in 1987, its first year.

The Slant Six (1960-1991)

  • 2.8 (170) -- Dart, Valiant
  • 3.3 (198) -- Barracuda, Challenger, Dart, Valiant, Duster, Scamp
  • 3.7 (225)-- Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, Mirada, Diplomat, St. Regis, Challenger, Dart, Aspen, Fury, Belvedere, Satellite, Barracuda, Valiant, Duster, Scamp, Volare, trucks, marine

Andrew Costa provided these breakdowns of the slant sixes (which all had a bore of 3.40625 inches):

EngineStrokeCIDYears
1703.125170.91960-69
1983.64198.01970-74
2254.125225.51960-83

The 225 continued in truck/marine use through 1991.

Australian vehicles used slant sixes as well as home-modified straight sixes which were much more powerful and originally intended for use in American trucks. None was every fuel injected, though Chrysler did make test fuel-injected slant sixes. Full slant six page.

Straight sixes

  • 4.0 IL-6 (AMC-derived) -- Cherokee, Wagoneer, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee
  • 4.2 IL-6 (AMC) -- Wrangler
  • 245 and 265 Australian straight-six, including Hemi Six-Pack - Valiant, Charger, Pacer
    • 215 - 3.520" x 3.680"
      245 - 3.760" x 3.680"
      265 - 3.910" x 3.680"
  • Flat-head sixes (made from 1931-1968): click here
  • Andrew Costa provided these breakdowns of the flatheads:
EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
2183.254.375217.8to 1954 Plymouth
2303.254.625230.2to 1959 Dodge/Plymouth
2513.43754.50250.6to 1954 DeSoto (truck to 1968)
2653.43754.75264.5to 1954 Chrysler
  • Bill Watson added these:

The Dodge Brothers six cylinder engines :

SizeBoreStrokeCIDUse
2083.3753.875208.01928-1930  Dodge Brothers Victory Six/Standard Six/DA Six
2243.2504.500224.01927  Dodge Brothers Senior Six
2423.3754.500241.51928-1930  Dodge Brothers Senior Six / DB Senior Six

The early Chrysler six cylinder engines :

SizeBoreStrokeCIDUse
1803.0004.250180.21927-1928 Chrysler H/M
1963.1254.250195.61929-1930 Chrysler P/CJ
2023.0004.750201.51924-1925 Chrysler B
2193.1254.750218.61926-1927 Chrysler G  / 1930 Chrysler CC/V
2493.2505.000248.91928-1929 Chrysler J/R
2693.3755.000268.91930 Chrysler V*/W

The early “big” Chrysler six cylinder engines :

SizeBoreStrokeCIDUse
2893.5005.000288.71926-1927 Chrysler E
3103.6255.000309.61928-1930 Chrysler L

The “small block” flathead sixes (block reworked in 1935 for full-length water jackets):

SizeBoreStrokeCIDUse
1753.0004.125174.91929-1930 DeSoto K
1903.1254.125189.81930-1931 DeSoto CK/1930-1931 Dodge Six/1933  Plymouth
2013.1254.375201.31933 Dodge/1934-1941  Plymouth
2053.2504.125205.31931-1932 DeSoto SA
2123.2504.250211.51932 DeSoto SC/1931  Dodge
2183.2504.375217.81931 Chrysler CM/1932 Dodge/1934-1941 Dodge/1933 DeSoto SC/1942-1954  Plymouth
2243.2504.500224.01932-1933 Chrysler CI/CO
2303.2504.625230.21954-1959  Plymouth/1942-1959 Dodge/1957-1958 DeSoto Taxi

The “big block” flathead sixes (block reworked in 1935 for full-length water jackets) — CDN = Canadian.

SizeBoreStrokeCIDUse
2013.3753.750201.21938-1939  Plymouth/Dodge (CDN)
2183.3754.063217.81938-1941 Dodge Custom (CDN)/1940-1953 Plymouth/Dodge (CDN)
2283.3754.250228.11937 Chrysler/1937-1941 DeSoto/1942-1952 Dodge Custom (CDN)/1953-1955 Plymouth/Dodge (CDN)
2373.4384.250236.71942-1950 DeSoto
2423.3754.500241.51934-1936 Chrysler/1938-1941 Chrysler/1934-1936 DeSoto
2513.4384.500250.61942-1951 Chrysler/1951 DeSoto/1951-1954 DeSoto (USA)/1955-1959 Plymouth/Dodge (CDN)
2653.4384.750264.51952-1954 Chrysler/1952-1954 DeSoto (CDN)

V-8s

  • 4.5 (273) -- Dart, Valiant, Barracuda, Coronet, Belvedere, Satellite
  • 4.7 -- 1999+ aluminum V-8, Grand Cherokee, Durango, Dakota, Ram
  • 5.2 (318) -- Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, St. Regis, Magnum, Mirada, Challenger, Dart, Aspen, Fury, VIP, Belvedere, Satellite, Road Runner, Barracuda, Valiant, Scamp, Duster, Volare, Cordoba, LeBaron, Newport, New Yorker, Gran Fury, Imperial, Grand Cherokee, Grand Wagoneer, Diplomat, Demon
  • 5.6 (340) -- Charger, Challenger, Dart, Barracuda, Duster, Road Runner
  • 5.7 (345 or so) Hemi - Ram trucks, LX cars, 2005+ Grand Cherokee, 2004+ Durango, 2005+ Dakota
  • 5.9 (360) -- LeBaron, Newport, New Yorker, 300, Cordoba, Diplomat, Polara, Monaco, Challenger, Dart, Aspen, Fury, Gran Fury, Barracuda, Duster, St. Regis
  • 5.9 (361) -- Coronet, Charger, Belvedere
  • 5.9 (360-AMC) -- Grand Wagoneer
  • 6.2 Hemi - SRT-8
  • 6.3 (383)-- Newport, 300, Town & Country, Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, Challenger, Dart, Fury, Belvedere, Satellite, Road Runner, Barracuda, Magnum
  • 6.6 (400) -- Newport, New Yorker, Town & Country, Monaco, Fury, Road Runner, Gran Fury, Charger, Cordoba, Magnum
  • 7.0 (426, Hemi & Wedge) -- Belvedere, Road Runner, GTX, Barracuda, Challenger, Charger, Coronet, Daytona, Superbird
  • 7.2 (440) -- Newport, New Yorker, 300, Town & Country, Imperial, Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, Challenger, Fury, VIP, Belvedere, Road Runner, GTX, Barracuda, Daytona, Superbird. 440 was base engine on Daytona, Superbird.

The 318 and 360 (5.2 and 5.9) are the only V8s to get both carburetors and fuel injection, depending on the year (except for very brief and recalled runs in the 1960s.)

Andrew Costa provided these breakdowns: (t=truck, m=marine, so=special order)

Chrysler hemi/poly (1951-1958) [Chrysler/Imperial]

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
3013.6253.625299.21955
3313.81253.625331.11951-1956
3543.93753.625353.11956-1958
3924.003.90625392.71957-1958

Dodge hemi/poly (1952-1958) [Dodge -> corporate]

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
2413.43753.25241.31952-1955
2593.56253.25259.21955
2703.6253.25268.31955-1956
3153.6253.8125314.81956
3253.68753.796875324.41957-1958

DeSoto hemi (1952-1957) [DeSoto]

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
2763.6253.34375276.11952-1954
2913.718753.34375290.81955
3303.718753.796875329.91956
3413.781253.796875341.11956-1957
3453.8003.800344.61957 DeSoto Adventurer

A block poly (1956-1967) [Plymouth -> corporate]

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
2773.753.125276.11956
3013.906253.125299.61957
3033.81253.3125302.51956-1957
3133.8753.3125312.51957-1964
3183.906253.3125317.61957-1967
3263.9531253.3125325.21959

B block wedge (1958-1978) [corporate]

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
3504.06253.375350.01958
3614.1253.375360.81958-1966 (t to 72)
3834.253.375383.01959-1971
4004.343.375399.41972-1978

RB block wedge/hemi (1959-1985) [Chrysler -> corporate]

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
3834.031253.75382.91959-1960
4134.18753.75413.21959-1965 (t to 73)
4264.253.75425.61962-1965 (so 66)
426 hemi4.253.75425.61966-1971 (so 64-5)
4404.323.75439.71966-1978 (t to 85)

LA block wedge (1964-2004) [corporate - lightened A]

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
2733.6253.3125273.51964-1969
3183.906253.3125317.61967-2002
3404.043.3125339.71968-1973
3604.003.58359.91971-2002
238 v63.906253.3125238.21987-2001
488 v104.003.88487.61996-2002
505 v104.033.96505.12002-

Magnum hemi (2002-) [corporate] 5.7 and 6.1 Hemi

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
3453.9173.58345.12002-
3704.0553.58369.92004-

Magnum poly (2003-) [corporate] 4.7 “Next Generation”

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
2873.6613.405286.92003-

Flathead straight-eights

The 'small'  DeSoto/Dodge/Chrysler flathead eights:

SizeBoreStrokeCIDUse
2082.8754.000207.71930-1931 DeSoto CF
2212.8754.250211.41930 Dodge Brothers DC/
1931-1932 DeSoto CF*
2403.0004.250240.31931 Chrysler CD (early)  /
1931  Dodge DG
2613.1254.250260.81931 Chrysler CD (late)
2743.2504.125273.81933  Chrysler CT/
1935-1937 Chrysler CZ/C8/C14
2823.2504.250282.11931 Chrysler CD*/
1932-1933 Dodge DK/DO
2993.2504.500298.7 1932-1934 Chrysler CP/CQ/CU
1938 Chrysler C19
3243.2504.875323.5 1934-1937 Chrysler CV/CX/
C1-C3/C9-C11/C15/C17/C20,
1939-1950 Chrysler

The “big” Chrysler flathead eight was a 385 cubic inch engine (384.8 to be exact) made from 1931-37 for the CG, CH, CL, CW, and CW*; it had a bore of 3.5 inches and a stroke of 5 inches.

8.0 V-10

Viper, Ram trucks. (Ram version used through end of 2002).

Some Details

Gary Howell clarified:

Small blocks

  • 273/318/340/360 are LA engines, and they look the same from the outside.
  • 273 cu. in. 1964-69 3.31 stroke and 3.63 bore
  • 318 cu. in. 1968-91 3.31 stroke and 3.91 bore
  • 340 cu. in. 1968-73 3.31 stroke and 4.04 bore
  • 360 cu. in. 1971-91 3.58 stroke and 4.00 bore

The A engines (not LA) are older small blocks and look the same on the outside. The blocks are different in deck height, but share some internal components with the LA block. The cylinder heads and intake are different.

  • 277 cu. in. 1956 3.75 bore and 3.12 stroke
  • 301 cu. in. 1957 3.91 bore and 3.12 stroke
  • 318 cu. in. 1957-67 3.91 bore and 3.31 stroke

The Magnum 318 and 360 engines are LA engines with different cylinder heads. The blocks are physically the same as the earlier LA engines, except the oil passage for the shaft mounted rockers is not drilled, because the Magnum engines oil through the push rods. The boss is there if you need to use the old style heads.

Crate Engines (from Andrew Costa)

Crate Engines (2001?-) [Mopar Performance]

EngineBoreStrokeDispNotes
345 hemi3.9173.58345.1MH: 360 hp carb or fi
3604.003.58359.9LA: 330/380 hp
426 hemi4.253.75425.6RB: 465 hp
4404.323.75439.7RB
472 hemi4.254.15470.9RB: 525 hp
5004.384.15500.2RB: 505 hp
528 hemi4.504.15528.0RB: 610 hp

Big Blocks

There are eight different big blocks. The B blocks are short deck and the RBs are tall deck. The RBs require a wider intake manifold.

B: 350, 361, 383, 400
RB: 383, 413, 426 Wedge (not Hemi), 440

All B engine use 3.38” stroke, and all RB engines use 3.75” stroke. There were two different 383s; the RB is very rare, only produced in 1959 and 1960. The 350 was only produced in 1958. The RB was only made because the Trenton Engine plant was not flexible enough, at the time, to make enough engines otherwise — it had a dedicated B line and a dedicated RB line. They resolved the issue and the need for the RB 383 disappeared.

Frank McMullen added: “While the RB 383 was only sold for the 1959 and 1960 model years, 109,000 Chrysler Windsors and Saratogas rolled out of the factories with the RB-383 engine. There were no RB-383 engines after the 1960 model year; the 1961 Saratoga used a B-383. The RB 383 is essentially an ‘underbored 413’ (although it did have different cores and water jackets... so one cannot simply take their RB 383 and bore it out to use more common B or RB pistons).”

Powertrains to platforms: what engines went into which cars (by Dan Minick)

  • L-body: (Omni/Horizon/Charger/Turismo) VW 1.7, Chrysler 2.2, Simca 1.6
  • K-body: (Aries/Reliant/LeBaron) Chrysler 2.2 and 2.5, Mitsu 2.6
  • E-body: (600, Caravelle, NY) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 2.6
  • H-body: (Lancer, LeBaron GTS) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5
  • G-body: (Daytona, Laser 84-86) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • C/Y body; (Dynasty, NY, Imp) Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6, Chry 3.3 V6, Chry 3.8 V6
  • P-body: (Shadow, Sundance) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • J-body: Lebaron Cpe/conv Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • PL-body: (Neon) Chry 2.0
  • A-body: (Spirit, Acclaim, LeBaron) Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • B-body: (Monaco, Premier) AMC 2.5, PRV 3.0 V6
  • XJ-body: (Cherokee) AMC 2.5, AMC 4.0 I6, GM 2.8 V6, Renault 2.1 Diesel
  • DSM 1st gen: (Laser, Talon, Eclipse) Mitsu 1.8, Mitsu 2.0
  • DSM 2nd gen: (Talon, Eclipse) Chry 2.0, Mitsu 2.0 Turbo
  • DSM 2nd gen: (Avenger, Sebring Cpe) Chry 2.0, Mitsu 2.5 V6
  • DSM 3rd gen: (Eclipse/Sebring Cpe/Stratus Cpe) Mitsu 2.4, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • S-body: (Caravan, Voyager, TC) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 2.6, Mitsu 3.0 V6, Chry 3.3 V6, Chry 3.8 V6
  • NS-body: (Caravan, Voyager, TC) Chry 2.4, Mitsu 3.0 V6, Chry 3.3 V6, Chry 3.8 V6
  • N-body (I): (Dakota) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Chry 3.9 V6, Chry 5.2 V8
  • AN-body (ii): (Dakota) AMC 2.5, Chry 3.9 V6, Chry 5.2 V8, Chry 5.9 V8
  • JA/JX- (Sratus/Breeze/Cirrus/SebringJXConv) Chry 2.0, Chry 2.4, Mitsu 2.5 V6
  • JR/JX--(Stratus/Sebring4dr/SebringConv) Chry 2.4, Chry 2.7 V6
  • LH (i)-- (Intrepid/Vision/Concorde/NY/LHS) Chry 3.3 V6, Chry 3.5 V6
  • LH (ii)--(Intrepid/Concorde/LHS/300M) Chry 2.7 V6, Chry 3.2 V6, Chry 3.5 V6

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