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Dodge PF powertrain update

by David Zatz on

The Dodge PF (Dodge Hornet?) has long been projected by Allpar to come with a choice of the Fiat 1.4 liter engine or a version of the World Gas Engine (WGE). An anonymous source wrote that the 1.4 would definitely be used in a forthcoming Dodge, and that the 2.0 liter WGE would be getting a new valve train.

While the 2.4 Tiger Shark version has been rumored to get MultiAir, this revision of the 2.0 retains the VVT, but broadens its range to raise gas mileage and performance, presumably at the cost of peak horsepower ratings. No dates were given on the 2.0 revisions.

The valvetrain change does away with the buckets on the valve springs and moves to roller cam followers. The intake manifold and exhaust have switched places, with exhaust going up front and intake going in back.

In addition, there will be a normal manual version of the Fiat dual-clutch automatic-manual transmission. This might be done via Chrysler’s existing patents on its own, apparently-abandoned automated manual transmission. Power steering will be electrically boosted.

Thanks to CJDR tech for this story.

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