StaffAllpar HomeMore NewsCarsTrucksUpcomingRepairsTest drives

Chrysler engines: W.E., V6, Hemi, Cummins continuing

by David Zatz on

The Pentastar V6 and Hemi engines definitely have a safe future at Chrysler Group, according to the five year plan. The Hemi, in both 5.7 liter and 6.4 liter sizes (around 450 hp for the latter), is in the plan for the future, with MultiAir being added to improve performance and economy; it will drive new transmissions, presumably replacing the Mercedes five-speed automatic in the LX cars.

The Cummins diesel appears to be safe for the future as well, with a chart showing that 9% of engines are currently outsourced, and 9% will be outsourced in 2014 as well. Fiat diesels will be added, starting with the Jeep Wrangler.

The World Engine is set to get MultiAir and direct injection in the short term; its long run survival is unknown but Fiat would be unlikely to develop it if it was to be discontinued in the near future. The World Engine will continue in 2.0 and 2.4 liter versions.

The Pentastar V6 will have both turbocharged and twin-turbo versions, as well as a downsized 3-liter version (as planned). It too will receive MultiAir.

A dual clutch automatic transmission from Fiat will be used in future Chrysler vehicles, and the four-speed Chrysler automatic will be dropped while the six-speed will be enhanced and used more.

Know & Go screens
Employees created new FCA US app—first available to Ram TRX

Newest Ram Built to Serve models honor the U.S. Air Force

Former Ram chief engineer Michael J. Cairns

More Mopar Car
and Truck News

Some popular Allpar pages

Dodge Demon

2018 Wrangler JL

Staff details/contactsTerms of ServiceInformation is presented to the best of our knowledge. Plans change and sometimes mistakes are made. Decisions or purchases made based on this site's verbiage or images are done at the reader's own risk. Also see the Allpar News archives, 1997-2008 • Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. • Mopar, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, HEMI, and certain other names are trademarks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.