A new version of the Pentastar V6 will see MultiAir 2 replacing the cam phasing system, according to an anonymous, unsubstantiated source. While the veracity of the statement is unknown, the move has been rumored since 2009.
It is possible that Chrysler is creating a premium version of the engine. A premium version would not be out of the question, for applications where power ratings, reduced carbon emission, or gas mileage is more important than the higher cost (e.g. in cars sold in Europe). Along with direct injection, MultiAir 2 is likely two to four years away.
For updated news on this topic, see new Pentastar engines: 3.0, DI, MA2?
The 2015 Dodge Charger squad has been tested in police trim for the first time, but since it kept the five-speed automatic, it has turned in numbers similar to past years. While the eight-speed V6 Charger does 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, the five-speed was timed at 8.05 seconds by the Michigan State Police. The civilian 2015 Charger gained acceleration from the eight-speed, [...]
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 Ram 1500 faced down the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 and new Chevrolet Silverado in Motor Trend’s half-ton truck shootout. The three contenders were put through a broad array of testing, including a 260-mile drive through California and Arizona. Measurements included: Testing without load: 0-60 mph and 1/4-mile acceleration, 60-0 mph braking, and maximum lateral grip (Ram was Limits-handling without load: closed-course cornering, braking, [...]