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?
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 [...]