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Death of the Pentastar V6

Discussion in 'Mopar News and Rumors' started by FGA cheerleader, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. FGA cheerleader

    FGA cheerleader Member

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    [Moderator sez: I think we all know not to repost copyrighted material.]
     
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  2. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    “It’s an all new clean sheet engine that just happens to be very similar to a Ferrari V8 with two cylinders removed.”
     
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  3. Mike V.

    Mike V. Moderator

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    That's pretty much it... and it's got a wet sump oiling system and a cross plane crankshaft to make it more economical.

    Mike
     
  4. MoparDanno

    MoparDanno Active Member Level III Supporter

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    similar in the way that an A and an LA are similar.....

    Just to be clear in Mopar terms :p
     
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  5. 12soldier

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    If it's Ferrari based, does this mean more maintaince intervals. I know the Ferrari 360 had to be serviced every 15,000 or so miles to the tune of $8,000 and up. I'm all for better technology in the engineering department, but more maintenance isn't a better trade-off. And why are there offerings in the electric engines for Mazeratti and not shared with Chrysler and other likes? I've seen the "plan" and read the delays, but surely there should be at least 1 car beyond the Pacifica with something in regards to Hybrid or all electric.
     
  6. FGA cheerleader

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    https://www.alfaromeousa.com/conten...-Alfa_Romeo-Giulia_Quadrifoglio-OM-3rd_R1.pdf
     
  7. BobbiBigWheels

    BobbiBigWheels I'm likely at work... Ad-Free Member

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    Does anyone think there's a chance that the "HEMI" name will be lent to an engine with less than 8 cylinders eventually?
     
  8. redhed

    redhed Active Member Level III Supporter

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    and yet this new engine is supposed to be an I6? can't help but scratch my noggin a little!
     
  9. JavelinAMX

    JavelinAMX Active Member

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    Southern Cousins fits the bill.
     
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  10. 77 Monaco Brougham

    77 Monaco Brougham Member

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    I'm really encouraged to hear this! It helps give the lie to the idea that the former Chrysler Group is somehow being treated like Cinderella by evil step-mother "Sergionna".

    Would Daimler have used such an approach in engine development? I won't answer that, since I think you guys already know the answer.

    I already have visions dancing in my head of these engines having thier cylinder banks slanted at 45 degrees, to make for really low, sleek packaging.

    And my ultimate fantasy.....an 8 cylinder version, which would be exclusive to a new Viper, and a Viper-based Imperial.

    Don't take away my fantasies!.....They're all I have left!:p:D;)
     
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  11. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Well-Known Member Level III Supporter

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    The Pentastar was started under Daimler.
     
  12. o_swas

    o_swas Member Level III Supporter

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    Great info, thank you! Now, could somebody who please post a picture/drawing of the block or cylinder layout to help those of us who are less mechanically inclined understand what this "2 separate 3 cylinder" engine would look like? Especially to make the overall packaging smaller than a "normal" inline 6?
     
  13. FGA cheerleader

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    Was there any engine family shared between Chrysler and Mercedes except for specialty model(s)?
     
  14. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Well-Known Member Level III Supporter

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    The Pentastar (Phoenix) was being developed for EU use as well as a 3.0 liter was in the plans. The design was so promising that it survived the sale by Daimler to Cerberus and came to fruition with the 2011 Grand Cherokee.
     
  15. FGA cheerleader

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    Question was:
    Was there any engine family shared between Chrysler and Mercedes except for specialty model(s)?

    So you can simply answer with yes or no and if it's yes than say which engine it is because Pentastar is not the one.