Chrysler Pentastar engine

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Chrysler Pentastar engine
Overview
Manufacturer Chrysler Group LLC
Production 2011 (2011)–present
Combustion chamber
Configuration 60° V6
Displacement 3.0 litres (183 cu in)
3.2 litres (198 cu in)
3.6 litres (220 cu in)
Cylinder bore 91 mm (3.6 in) (3.2L)
96 mm (3.8 in) (3.6L)
Piston stroke 83 mm (3.3 in) (3.2L & 3.6L)
Cylinder block alloy Aluminium
Cylinder head alloy Aluminium
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft
Compression ratio 10.7:1 (3.2L)
10.2:1 (3.6L)
Combustion
Fuel system Sequential Multiple-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel type Gasoline
E85
Oil system Wet sump
Cooling system water-cooled
Output
Power output 230 hp (170 kW) (3.0L)
271 hp (202 kW) (3.2L)
275–305 hp (205–227 kW) (3.6L)
Torque output 210 lb·ft (280 N·m) @ 4400 rpm (3.0L)
239 lb·ft (324 N·m) @ 4400 rpm (3.2L)
251–268 lb·ft (340–363 N·m) (3.6L)
Dimensions
Length 503 mm (19.8 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Chrysler SOHC V6
Chrysler 3.3 & 3.8 engine
Chrysler LH engine
Chrysler Powertech V6

The Chrysler Pentastar engine family is a series of aluminium (die-cast cylinder block) Dual overhead cam 24-valve V-6 petrol 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 Pentastar was introduced at the 2009 New York Auto Show.[1][2] The engine design also allows the use of E85 or 87 octane fuel, supports cylinder deactivation, and features dual variable valve timing. The Pentastar engine does not use EGR.[3]

Specifications[edit]

US market versions[edit]

Code Years Displacement Dimensions (bore × stroke) Power SAE Torque SAE Redline (rpm)
G 2011– 220 cu in (3604 cc)[4][5] 3.78 × 3.27 in (96.0 × 83.0 mm)[4] 283 bhp (211 kW; 287 PS) (200 -2015 models have 295-hp, Avenger, Grand Caravan, Journey, Town & Country, Routan) 260 pound-feet (353 N·m) at 4800 rpm 6400
285 bhp (213 kW; 289 PS) (Wrangler 2012–) 265 lb·ft (359 N·m)
290 bhp (216 kW; 294 PS) at 6350 rpm (Grand Cherokee, Durango) 260 lb·ft (353 N·m) at 4800 rpm
292 bhp (218 kW; 296 PS) at 6350 rpm (Charger, 300)[6]
305 bhp (227 kW; 309 PS) at 6350 rpm (Challenger) 268 lb·ft (363 N·m) at 4800 rpm
2013– 300 bhp (224 kW; 304 PS) at 6350 rpm (Charger, 300) 305 bhp at 6350 rpm (RAM 1500)[7] 264 lb·ft (358 N·m) at 4800 rpm 6400
2014– 198 cu in (3239 cc) 3.58 × 3.27 in (91.0 × 83.0 mm) 271 bhp (202 kW; 275 PS) at 6750 rpm (Cherokee) 239 lb·ft (324 N·m) at 4400 rpm 6750

European market versions[edit]

Code Years Displacement Dimensions (bore × stroke) Power EC Torque EC Redline (rpm)
2012– 3604 cc 96.0 × 83.0 mm[4] 280 PS (206 kW) at 6350 rpm (Fiat Freemont) 342 N·m (252 lb·ft) at 4350 rpm
283 PS (208 kW) at 6600 rpm (Lancia Voyager) 344 N·m (254 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm
286 PS (210 kW) at 6350 rpm (Lancia Thema) 340 N·m (251 lb·ft) at 4650 rpm

Chinese market versions[edit]

Code Years Displacement Dimensions (bore × stroke) Power Torque Redline (rpm)
2014– 183 cu in (2997 cc) 91x76.8mm 172 kW (234 PS) at 6350 rpm 285 N·m (210 lb·ft) at 4400 rpm

Applications[edit]

3.0L[edit]

3.2L[edit]

3.6L[edit]

  • 2011–present Chrysler 200[8] (Models: LX, Touring, Limited, S, and C)
  • 2011–present Chrysler 300 (Models: 300 Base, 300 S V6, 300 C w/ V6, 300 C Glacier Series w/ V6, 300 C Luxury Series w/ V6)
  • 2011–present Chrysler Town & Country (Models: Touring, Touring "L", Limited, S)
  • 2011–2014 Dodge Avenger (Models: SE V6, SXT, R/T)
  • 2011–present Dodge Challenger (Models: SE, SXT, SXT +, SXT Rallye Edition)
  • 2011–present Dodge Charger (Models: SE, SXT, SXT +, SXT Rallye Edition)
  • 2011–present Dodge Durango (Models: Express, SXT, Crew, Crew Lux, Citadel)
  • 2011–present Dodge Grand Caravan (Models: SE American Value Package (AVP)or Canadian Value Package (CVP), SE, Crew, Crew Lux, SXT, R/T)
  • 2011–present Dodge Journey (Models: SE American Value Package (AVP) or Canadian Value Package (CVP), Crew, Crew Lux, SXT, R/T)
  • 2011–present Jeep Grand Cherokee (Models: Laredo "E", Laredo "X", 70TH Anniversary Edition, Trailhawk, Altitude Edition, Limited, Overland, Overland Summit Edition)
  • 2011–2012 Volkswagen Routan (Models: S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium)
  • 2012–present Fiat Freemont (Models: Freemont)
  • 2012–present Jeep Wrangler (Models: Sport, Unlimited Sport, Sport "S", Unlimited Sport "S", Freedom Edition, Unlimited Freedom Edition, Altitude Edition, Unlimited Altitude Edition, 70TH Anniversary Edition, Unlimited 70TH Anniversary Edition, Sahara, Unlimited Sahara, Moab, Unlimited Moab, Rubicon, Unlimited Rubicon, Rubicon 10TH Anniversary, Unlimited Rubicon 10TH Anniversary)
  • 2012–present Lancia Voyager (Models: Limited)
  • 2012–present Lancia Thema (Models: Base)
  • 2012–present Ram Cargo Van (Models: C/V Base, C/V Tradesman)
  • 2013–present Ram 1500 (Models: SLT, HFE)
  • 2014–present Ram ProMaster
  • 2015-present Chrysler 200 (295-hp, 262-lb ft)

Production[edit]

The Pentastar engines are made in Trenton, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. The Saltillo plant is set to begin production in the 2012 model year (with parts machined in Toledo, Ohio).

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 added, according to Allpar as of November 2008 and October 2010, respectively, while Fiat's investor website, as of December 2011, specifies the 3.0L with Fiat's multi-air technology.[9] The 3.6L engine itself has different horsepower ratings in different vehicles, and has higher horsepower (305 hp) and torque (268 lb-ft) as used in the Dodge Challenger[10]

Twin and single turbocharged variants are planned for 2015. These engines are projected to produce around 420 and 370 horsepower respectively. Direct injection is also planned.[11]

Due to the new ownership structure, Fiat has obtained the right to use these engines, and currently adopt them in the larger models of Lancia and Fiat brands.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph, Noah (April 13, 2009). "Chrysler's flexible new Pentastar V6". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ "NY Show: Chrysler LLC Introduces All-new Pentastar V-6 Engine". Redletterdodge.com. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  3. ^ "2011 Dodge Challenger Officially Revealed With 305-HP Pentastar V6". Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "All-new 3.6-litre V-6 Technical Specifications". Chrysler LLC. June 20, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ "3.6-litre V-6 General Specifications". Chrysler LLC. February 15, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Pentastar V-6 Set to Roll Out Across Broad Range of New Chrysler... – AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/". Michigan: Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  7. ^ "Pentastar V-6 Set to Roll Out Across Broad Range of New Chrysler... – AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/". Michigan: Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  8. ^ "Chrysler Brand Releases Information Regarding New 2011 Mid-sized Sedan, the Chrysler 200". media.chrysler.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  9. ^ "2011 Fiat Investor Site". Fiatspa.com. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  10. ^ "2011 Dodge Challenger cars". Allpar.com. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  11. ^ "Chrysler Pentastar V6 Engines for 2010 and Beyond". Allpar.com. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 

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