List of Chrysler engines

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A Chrysler 413 cu in (6.8 L) "Sonoramic" engine, factory-equipped with tuned-length twin long-ram intakes

This a list of engines available in vehicles produced by Chrysler throughout the company's history. This list includes engines installed in vehicles sold in North America under the domestic Mopar brands, excluding those built and marketed by Chrysler's various foreign subsidiaries.

Three cylinder[edit]



Four cylinder[edit]


Chrysler inherited an I4 engine from American Motors Corporation (AMC) when it bought out the automaker in 1987:



Five cylinder[edit]


Six cylinder[edit]


Chrysler inherited I6 engines from American Motors Corporation (AMC) when it bought out the automaker in 1987:

Australian engines:

  • Hemi-6 - (D family) An overhead valve inline-6 produced only in Australia, in 215 cu in (3.5 L), 245 cu in (4.0 L), and 265 cu in (4.3 L) variants. (1970-1981)


Eight cylinder[edit]

Inline 8[edit]

1930–1950 Chrysler Flathead engine - Chrysler's early flathead inline 8-cylinder 5.3 L engine used on cars such as Airflows, DeSotos and Imperials. With side valves and aluminium pistons, this was a low-rpm engine that produced about 120 hp (89 kW).


  • 1951–1958 FirePower - Chrysler's first V8 and first hemi engine, introduced in 1951 for Chrysler and Imperial. DeSoto and Dodge each received their own, unique smaller Hemi line of engines in 1952 and 1953, called the FireDome and Red Ram, respectively. These engines, taken together, are now referred to as "1G" (1st generation) Hemis, all have rear-mounted distributors.
  • 1955–1958 Polyspheric - A polyspheric design introduced in 1955, derived from the FirePower for Plymouth.
  • Chrysler ball-stud hemi, unbuilt, known internally as the A279.[4]

Small block V8[edit]

Chrysler's small-block V8 engines all derive from the classic A engine:

  • 1956–1961 A small-block - Chrysler's first small-block V8.
  • 1964–1992 LA small-block - An evolution of the 1955 Plymouth A engine, using wedge-shaped instead of the prior poly-spherical combustion chambers.
  • 1992–2003 Magnum small-block - The original LA design was almost totally revised for 1992, the 318 cu in (5.2 L), and in 1993 the 360 cu in (5.9 L); with the only carry-over parts being the crankshaft and connecting rods. The only A/LA/Magnum-derived engine design currently in production is the Viper V10. (273/318/340/360)
  • 1999–2009 Chrysler PowerTech engine - Chrysler's 4.7 L V8 for the Jeep
  • 2003–Present Chrysler Hemi engine - The modern Hemi, introduced in 2002, produced in three displacements. Called the 3G or Gen 3 Hemi to distinguish from earlier Hemi engines.[5]

Chrysler inherited a V8 engine from American Motors Corporation (AMC) when it bought out the automaker in 1987:

  • AMC 360 - American Motors' "GEN-3" V8s were introduced for the 1970 model year in AMC passenger automobiles.[7] The "GEN-3" engines were available in Jeep utility vehicles starting in 1971.[7] It is not the same as Chrysler's 360 V8.[8] Chrysler continued production of the AMC 360 engine after the 1987 buyout of AMC to power the full-size Jeep Wagoneer (SJ) SUV that was produced until 1991.[9] It was one of the last carbureted car/truck engines built in North America.[10] Chrysler never used this engine in any other vehicle.

Big block V8[edit]

Chrysler's big-block V8s fall into the following families:

The 383 cu in (6.3 L) RB block was only available in 1959–1960 on the U.S. built Chrysler Windsor and Saratoga.





Chrysler Turbine engines - In the 1960s, Chrysler experimented with gas turbine engines.


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