The Chrysler Pentastar engine family is a series of aluminium Dual overhead cam24-valve V-6 engines introduced for model-year 2011 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. Chrysler has announced details, including the investment in plants ($2 billion, not including engineering of the engines themselves). The engine was initially named "Phoenix", but the name was changed before the official launch due to a trademark conflict. The engine was introduced at the 2009 New York Auto Show.
The engine design also allows the use of E85 or 87 octane fuel, supports cylinder deactivation, and features dual variable valve timing.
Insiders initially reported that the engine would come in four basic sizes (3.0L, 3.3L, 3.6L, and 4.0L), each offered in various states of tune. The 4.0L has been dropped from the list and a 3.2L... Read More