February 13, 2019
, Trenton, Mich.
The 10-millionth Pentastar engine was constructed here now during FCA US LLC’s Trenton Engine Complex.
Introduced as a 3.6-liter V-6 in 2010, a Pentastar engine family has accounted for 6 placings among a prestigious annual list of Wards 10 Best Engines and now comprises 6 fuel-saving variations that underline technologies from Variable Valve Lift (VVL) to hybridization.
Acclaimed for it silky, torque-rich performance, today’s 3.6-liter Pentastar is a common denominator among 11 stream best-in-class fuel-economy ratings for U.S.-market, gasoline-powered vehicles versed with V-6 engines. (See below.) These are in further to a tenure of a all-time minivan-efficiency mark, achieved in Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.
Pentastars now comment for half a sum total of engines that energy Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram and Ram Commercial vehicles. And with this year’s launch of a 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup, they will be accessible in 16 models opposite 10 car segments.†
“The Pentastar family has all a hallmarks of an fast icon,” pronounced Bob Lee, Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion, and Systems Engineering, FCA – North America. “We upped a ante among high-volume, mainstream-market, V-6 engines. And a business won big.”
Pentastar pattern distinguishes itself with innovative facilities trimming from a totally integrated empty manifold, to environmentally friendlier oil-filter cartridges done from paper. And with small or no modification, Pentastar engines can accommodate longitudinal or cross mounting; front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive architectures; as good as involuntary and primer transmissions.
Within 4 years of launch, this coherence helped FCA reinstate seven six-cylinder engine families with a singular V-6 pattern that lends responsiveness and fuel potency to each car in that it is offered. These dual attributes were pivotal targets for a 2015 introduction of an upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar, that boasts cooled exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) for larger efficiency, quite underneath high bucket situations.
Further, a second-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar delivers a torque boost of adult to 14.9 percent during engines speeds next 3,000 rpm – where torque unequivocally counts. FCA US also extended fuel economy and excellence with a further of two-step non-static valve lift (VVL).
Said Lee: “Pentastar engines do accurately what they were engineered to do. They broach gratifying practice in a far-reaching operation of pushing conditions.”
In Canada, where many of a country’s meridian is personal as subarctic, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 is a best-selling engine for 6 years running.
For a 2019 Ram 1500 full-size pickup, a second-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar was blending to accommodate a eTorque mild-hybrid system. It not usually adds fuel-saving stop-start functionality that is seamless, it increases accessible torque, in brief bursts, by adult to 90 lb.-ft.
The eTorque-equipped Pentastar is also a latest member of a distinguished V-6 family to be named one of Wards 10 Best Engines. The remaining Pentastar family members are:
- 3.6-liter V-6 hybrid in a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
- 3.6-liter V-6 (first- and second-generation)
- 3.2-liter V-6, that is disdainful to a Jeep Cherokee
- 3.0-liter V-6, that is disdainful to China
Among model-year 2019 U.S.-market gasoline-powered vehicles with V-6 engines, a 3.6-liter Pentastar contributes to best-in-class, miles-per-gallon (mpg) ratings in these car segments†:
Middle Specialty Car
- Dodge Challenger – sum city/highway cycle (23 mpg)
- Dodge Challenger – highway cycle (30 mpg)
Large Regular Car
- Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300 – sum city/highway cyle (23 mpg)
- Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300 – highway cycle (30 mpg)
- Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300 – city cycle (19 mpg)
Small Sport Utility
- Jeep Wrangler – sum city/highway cycle (20 mpg)
- Jeep Wrangler – highway cycle (25 mpg)
- Jeep Wrangler – city cycle (18 mpg)
Middle Sport Utility
- Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango – sum cycle (21 mpg)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango – highway cycle (26 mpg)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango – city cycle (19 mpg)
Among stream U.S.-market gasoline-powered vehicles with V-6 engines, a 3.6-liter Pentastar contributes to unrivalled fuel-economy ratings in these car segments†:
- Dodge Challenger – city cycle (19 mpg)
- Chrysler Pacifica – sum mpg (22)
- Chrysler Pacifica – highway mpg (28)
- Chrysler Pacifica – city mpg (19)
- Ram 1500 (with eTorque mild-hybrid technology) – sum city/highway cycle (22 mpg)
- Ram 1500 (with eTorque mild-hybrid technology) –city cycle (20 mpg)
† 2019 WardsAuto Segmentation
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles underneath a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as good as a SRT opening designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. FCA US is building on a ancestral foundations of Chrysler Corp., determined in 1925 by attention idealist Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).
FCA is an general automotive organisation listed on a New York Stock Exchange underneath a pitch “FCAU” and on a Mercato Telematico Azionario underneath a pitch “FCA.”
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