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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.

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Maintains Segment Leadership for FCA US With Upgraded Gas-Powered Model and First Hybrid Minivan

January 11, 2016 The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan features a choice of two powerful, efficient and advanced powertrains – the next generation of the award-winning Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine and the segment’s first electrified hybrid model.

FCA US LLC Scores Wards 10 Best Engines “Three-Peat” With EcoDiesel V-6; Lone Diesel on List for Second Straight Year

December 10, 2015 FCA US LLC’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is one of Wards 10 Best Engines for 2016. It is the third consecutive year EcoDiesel has been named to the prestigious list – the longest tenure of any 2016 honoree.

Polishing the Pentastar: FCA US Upgrades Celebrated V-6

September 1, 2015 Already unique among V-6 engines for its refinement, power, efficiency and adaptability, the formidable 3.6-liter Pentastar is remade for model-year 2016.

FCA US Celebrates One Million Eight-Speed Transmissions Assembled at Kokomo Transmission Plant

July 17, 2015 The one millionth TorqueFlite 845RE eight-speed automatic transmission produced at the FCA US LLC Kokomo Transmission Plant rolled off the assembly line today. The occasion was marked with a celebratory town hall to recognize the nearly 3,000 hourly employees whose commitment made the milestone possible.

Production of the FCA US Pentastar V-6 Engine Family Surpasses 5 Million

May 27, 2015 Cementing its status as an FCA US LLC workhorse, total production of the Pentastar V-6 engine family surpassed the 5-million mark earlier this month.

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