Reliable source oh2o has confirmed that the 6.4 liter V8 engine for Ram trucks is slated for the 2014 model year. He believes that the company is targeting over 20,000 6.4-equipped Rams per year, which would mean that the company is building more 6.4 Rams than 6.4 SRT cars.
The 6.4 will be sold in both Ram Heavy Duty pickups (2500 and 3500) and the Ram medium duty chassis-cabs (3500, 4500, and possibly 5500), which are heavier-duty than the Ram pickups. Adding a gasoline engine would enable Ram to substantially drop the entry level cost of these trucks, providing better “first glance” comparisons to Ford. While most buyers will still opt for the diesels, having a similar base price may prevent some fleet managers or individual buyers from ruling Ram out at the start.
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 [...]
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
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 [...]