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Mopar Unleashes the New 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye Supercharged HEMI® Crate Engine

November 6, 2020 Mopar is unleashing the most powerful production muscle-car engine ever available to builders and enthusiasts with the launch of its newest crate engine – the 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX: Quickest, Fastest and Most Powerful Mass-produced Truck in the World With 702-horsepower 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI® V-8 Engine

August 17, 2020 Engineered to dominate the most challenging off-road and paved-road environments, the Ram TRX sets new benchmarks for power and performance among half-ton pickup trucks with the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine.

2021 Jeep® Gladiator EcoDiesel: Ultimate Capability and Driving Range With 442 lb.-ft. of Torque for Improved Performance

July 10, 2020 The new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard, is available on Gladiator Sport, Overland and Rubicon models. The expected fuel economy ratings will deliver the highest driving range on one tank of fuel ever for Gladiator.

Twice As Nice: 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 With eTorque Repeats As Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems Winner

December 19, 2019 For the second consecutive year, the fuel-saving 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with eTorque in the Ram 1500 pickup has been named to the list of Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems.

Cummins and Ram Truck Celebrate Production of the 3-Millionth Cummins Engine

September 27, 2019 Cummins Inc. has produced its 3-millionth diesel engine for Ram trucks at its Columbus Mid-Range Engine Plant in Indiana today, highlighting the latest milestone in a partnership that spans more than three decades.

FCA US Launches Third-generation EcoDiesel V-6, Proliferates Rev-matching in Model Year 2020

September 1, 2019 In the 2020 Ram 1500, where it makes its debut, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is rated at a best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, a 14 percent increase from the previous-generation EcoDiesel V-6 that peaks 400 rpm earlier. Horsepower increases 8 percent to 260 hp at 3,600 rpm.

FCA Pentastar Production Hits 10 Million

February 13, 2019 The 10-millionth Pentastar engine was produced here today at FCA US LLC’s Trenton Engine Complex. Introduced as a 3.6-liter V-6 in 2010, the Pentastar engine family has accounted for six placings among the prestigious annual list of Wards 10 Best Engines and currently comprises six fuel-saving variations that feature technologies from Variable Valve Lift (VVL) to hybridization.

Award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 Ranks as Canada’s Best-selling Engine for Six Consecutive Years

February 6, 2019 Renowned for its refinement, power, efficiency and adaptability, the award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 is marking six years as Canada’s best-selling engine. The Pentastar is among the most advanced, naturally aspirated six-cylinder engines and a standout in a crowded industry, named six times to Wards 10 Best Engines List.

3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 With eTorque Named to Wards 10 Best Engines List

December 13, 2018 The editors at WardsAuto have named the proven 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with its innovative eTorque mild-hybrid system as one of Wards 10 Best Engines for 2019. Making its debut in the 2019 Ram 1500, and rated at 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque, the Pentastar V-6 engine with eTorque improves fuel economy without sacrificing horsepower, torque or capability.

2019 Ram 1500 Hauls More, Tows More and Uses Less Fuel With eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology

January 15, 2018 The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 leverages the power of the innovative eTorque mild hybrid system on the proven Pentastar V-6 and legendary HEMI® V-8 powertrains to improve fuel economy without sacrificing horsepower, torque or capability, and requires no extra effort by the driver.

3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid Named One of Wards 10 Best Engines for Second Year in a Row

December 14, 2017 Editors at WardsAuto have named the 3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid one of Wards 10 Best Engines for 2018. The achievement marks the second time the powertrain has been so-honored. The 3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid was named to the prestigious annual list last year, when it debuted in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Combines Legendary 4x4 Systems With Advanced, Fuel-efficient Powertrains

November 29, 2017 The all-new Jeep® Wrangler will offer two different gasoline engines, one diesel engine and four different powertrain combinations. A 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine will be available on Wrangler 4-door models starting in 2019. The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology is optional while the proven, fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is standard with Engine Stop-Start.

FCA Announces Certification of 2017 Model-year Diesel Vehicles

July 28, 2017 FCA US LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA), announced today that it has received a certificate of conformity from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a conditional executive order from the Air Resources Board (ARB) of the State of California, permitting the production and sale of FCA US 2017 model-year light-duty Ram 1500 and Jeep® Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter diesel engines.

Statement on West Virginia University Emissions Testing

June 13, 2017 FCA US has recently been made aware of on-road emissions testing conducted on two of the Company’s diesel-powered vehicles by West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions (CAFEE). Based upon court filings and discussions with CAFEE, this testing appears to have been commissioned by a plaintiffs’ law firm for purposes of litigation. 

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Powertrain Fact Sheet

June 2, 2017 Details about the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 and powertrain in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

All-new 2017 Jeep® Compass Combines Best-in-class 4x4 Systems With Advanced, Fuel-efficient Powertrains

November 17, 2016 Built on four continents for markets across the globe, the all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass will be manufactured with a total of 17 powertrain combinations, depending on market.

Innovative 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 Hybrid Propulsion System Named to Wards 10 Best Engines List for 2017

December 12, 2016 The editors at WardsAuto have named the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 hybrid propulsion system to the Wards 10 Best Engines list for 2017. Making its debut in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the new electric propulsion system drives the most fuel-efficient minivan ever to benchmark performance numbers, including a fuel-economy rating of 84 MPGe, reflecting the vehicle’s combined city- and highway-cycle performance in electric-mode only. 

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Is First Electrified Minivan, Expands Segment Leadership for FCA US

November 16, 2016 Like its gas-powered Pacifica counterpart, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine, but this iteration is specially adapted to pair with the innovative, FCA US-designed eFlite dual-motor electrically variable transmission. 

Ram Unveils Most Powerful Half-ton Truck

September 29, 2016 The Ram Rebel TRX concept is a pickup truck powertrain marvel. Once the powertrain engineering team was given details on performance expectations and packaging concerns for the Rebel TRX concept, it became clear only one option would meet the requirements.

2016 Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk First Gasoline-powered, American-made, American-brand Passenger Vehicle to Qualify for Japan Eco-Car Tax Incentive

April 14, 2016 Add another milestone to the Jeep® brand’s storied history: the 2016 Cherokee Trailhawk is the first gasoline-powered, American-made, American-brand passenger vehicle to qualify for Japan’s Eco-Car tax incentive.

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