Jordie pointed out that Dodge’s “body builder” documentation now includes a CNG (compressed natural gas) Hemi, available on Ram 2500 pickups. While none of Detroit’s Big Three are new to CNG, having made it available to fleets numerous times in the past, this may be a first for the Hemi.
The engine, coded EZF, is available only with the 66RFE automatic transmission, long bed, crew cab, and 3:373 axle ratio, in ST and SLT trim; the GVWR is 8,800 lb, the same as with the standard Hemi, but the payload is reduced due to a higher base weight (the system appears to add around 780 pounds, most likely due to the tank weight).
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler may leave its historic steel body-on-frame construction and Toledo plant behind, according to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, as quoted by Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette. The current Wrangler has good mileage for rugged four wheel drive vehicles, but poor economy overall, at around 17/21 mpg (depending on model and transmission). Mr. Marchionne said the Wrangler will need to lose weight [...]
Keeping a years-long tradition, Chrysler today released a number of “teaser images” for concepts to be revealed at the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each brand is covered, though Chrysler has but one car — the 200S. That can be explained by the status of the brand’s three cars: the 2015 300 has yet to be launched, and the [...]