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Diving into new Mopar V8s

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Dave Z, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Rumors of a new Mopar V8 engine have been flying around for a while. This mysterious engine, to replace the entire Hemi series, is largely an unknown; but we’ve collected some rumors and speculation. None of this has been verified. First, our industry experts say that, while they might try to keep the efficient Hemi […]
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  2. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    What, no comments?
     
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  3. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator
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    I’m baffled.

    Mike
     
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  4. GasAxe

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    Good article.:D
     
  5. GasAxe

    GasAxe Well-Known Member

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    But really nothing new about the future engines. V-8's continue as a premium. Displacements dropping with more turbo's coming.

    We could have a long unproductive argument about how V8's are unjustly being phased out...
     
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  6. Max Wedge

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    Would this motor if its a ground up design likely be an aluminium engine? Or would they stick with the Iron block for durability.
     
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  7. Stéphane Dumas

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    I could call this engine the "new Ball Stud" as a nod to the engine that never was the "Ball Stud Hemi". ;)
     
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  8. auric

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    From the article:
    "Making the V8 more of a premium engine could help pay for “exotic” materials and features that would reduce their weight and size, without cutting power from current engines." So something like you ask is possible
     
  9. Mopar7171

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    difficult to comment on speculation
     
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  10. Dave Z

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    I was hoping we could get some “real” additions ;)
     
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    I was quite surprised by how much Chrysler design heritage showed up in the Firefly motors. I wonder if there will be a son of the Powertech 4.7 liter in the future.
     
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    Aluminum or compressed graphite iron for the block would be my WAG.
     
  13. EVOL

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    Anyone able to do the math on 5.7L and 6.4L fuel economy in an, oh, I dunno, 3600-3800lb car? Might be all the savings they need right there considering MDS would be engaged more often. I always figured a 6.4L in a 3000lb A-body would be 4cyl all the time until you floored it. 30+mpg highway and 10's at the strip.
     
  14. AC TC

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    The modern "super turbo" gas Engine has put almost Everything on its head just like the "super diesels" has done.
    - its hard to justify a big v8 when a small 2 litre four can do Everything better except the sound at lower consumption, lower wheight, less space and lower cost.
    - still its what sells tha gets made....
     
  15. Mopar392

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    Since the engine or at least their architects are being shared across FCA, what if the next American V8 is based on Ferrari/Maserati V8 with more cubic inches/liters?
     
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  16. Tomguy

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    That nobody commented, or baffled on what's going on? :D
     
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    I doubt the Charger or Challenger will be 3600 pounds but a lower displacement V8 that is more powerful than the current 5.7 in a lighter car sounds like fun to me!
     
  18. Tomguy

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    3600lbs. is how much my 300M weighs. There's no way a full-size sedan will be any less than 4k lbs with the modern safety gear and crash protection needed (my LH has thinner A pillars, no seat airbags, no side curtain airbags, knee airbags, etc) unless they go full aluminum.
     
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    Guilia = Kerb weight 1,374 kg (3,029 lb) (DIN) 2.2 diesel
    1,524 kg (3,360 lb) (DIN) Quadrifoglio
     
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  20. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    This is where Alfa-Romeo comes into the picture.

    It appears the compnay is using Alfa as a test-bed for all sorts of innovative weight saving materials and methods which will then trickle down to all the other divisions.
     

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