An article by Larry Vellequette of Automotive News confirmed that Chrysler has been considering the production of Pentastar V6 engines at the Mack Avenue I plant. The plant, which currently builds the 4.7 liter V8 used only in Ram trucks, would, with a $200 million investment and incentives from city and state governments, switch over to the Pentastar V6.
Originally, Chrysler had planned for three plants to make the new engines. With two plants, the company has reportedly been finding it difficult to provide enough engines even without demand from Ram trucks.
The Mack II plant is to be idled when it stops making the 3.7 liter V6 engine, the last “non-Pentastar” V6 made by Chrysler. Allpar reported last week that Mack Avenue might see production of parts for the Pentastar V6.
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 [...]
Dodge is showing four concept cars at SEMA: a Dart, Charger, Challenger, and Viper ACR. You can now see them all at Allpar, courtesy of Patrick Rall — now with the story behind them. Coming soon: Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat concepts. See all the Dodge concepts
Long before the Challenger Hellcat was officially launched, Allpar noted that the engine — which we estimated at “620-680 horsepower” (depending on when the stories were written) — was being tested in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then we wrote that it had probably been ruled out, for various reasons. Today, one source wrote that the trademarked Trackhawk name, which we had thought [...]