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Longtime Chrysler guy leaving powertrain leadership

by David Zatz on

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ global head of powertrain development started out at Chrysler Corporation 41 years ago, and will be retiring at the end of April.

Bob Lee, regarded as a “good guy” by some Allpar insiders—approachable, friendly, and competent—helped lead the development of the Hemi V8 and Pentastar V6 engines.  More recently, he led development of FCA’s corporate Global Small Engine and Global Medium Engine families (e.g. the 1.3 liter turbo engine in the 500X, and the 2.0 liter engine architecture used by Jeep and Alfa Romeo).

Bob Lee joined Chrysler Corporation in 1978, when every car used a carburetor; he was put in charge of engines and electric propulsion in 2011. Since Fiat took over Chrysler, Lee has made numerous presentations showing the state of the art of Fiat engine technology.

Via Automotive News.


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