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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    Allpar’s sources have again confirmed that a straight-six is in the company’s future, but perhaps it’s just a little further off than we thought. The latest word is that the straight-six is going to Trenton and, likely, Dundee, with one high-volume line and one low-volume line. Chances are any...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    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...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    Back in 2014, Chrysler added an extended warranty to early 3.6 liter V6 engines. The otherwise highly reliable engine could have a flaw in the left-hand cylinder head, which made itself known only under an odd set of circumstances (that was relatively common in Wranglers). Knowing that, Chrysler...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    As Fiat Chrysler’s new four-cylinder engines are hitting dealer lots, the company is reportedly working on a  brand new straight-six engine  to go along with it. The original plan was to use boosted versions of the Pentastar V6, but either size or power constraints made that less practical...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    The first Jeep to have FCA’s brand-new Global Small Engine (GSE) series will, unsurprisingly, be the Renegade — which was, after all, based on Fiat dimensions, heavily reworked for “trail readiness.” The current model has a long-in-the-tooth 1.4 turbo, criticized by some for its...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    With pickups taking an ever-larger share of the GM, Ford, and FCA sales, and gasoline prices starting to rise, fuel efficiency has become increasingly important. Ram went with a small diesel and eight-speed automatic, then two hybrids; Ford went with aluminum, then added a diesel and ten-speed...
  7. Mopar / FCA News
    For the last five to six years, there have been rumors of a turbocharged, six cylinder engine being tested in multiple variations at Auburn Hills.  Some of those rumors really heated up when the Maserati Ghibli came with a twin-turbocharger V6 that shared some common components and a basic...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    Daimler liked to replace factories; Fiat tends to re-use them. That’s good news for people in the Detroit area, as we look at  FCA US’ engine-building strategy. The Pentastar V6, current Hemi V8, and World Gas Engines are reportedly being phased out over the next ten years (the Pentastar may...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    Analysis. A great deal has happened since the last time we looked at the future of FCA US engines — mostly, we have learned about the new straight six. The GSE four-cylinders , already being produced for Fiat, will replace FCA engines under around two liters in displacement, adding efficiency...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    Input from several sources have brought some changes to our recent engine rumor roundup.  Again, moving from big to small: The Viper V10 (the only engine with a Chrysler Corporation core) will be dropped when the last Viper run ends in 2016-17. A  Hellcat  upgrade may come, after Dodge figures...
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