December 17, 2004

Chrysler announces details of new four cylinder ‘world engine’

Auburn Hills, Michigan – Chrysler Group announced more details about its version of the “World Engine”, co-developed by DaimlerChrysler, Hyundai Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation for the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA).

Engines of three different displacements will be produced for the Chrysler Group: 1.8-litre, 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre. The horsepower and torque targets are among the best four-cylinder engines – 170 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque for the 2.4-litre.

These engines are targeted to raise the efficiency by 5 percent over the engines they replace. These technologies also enable the engine to meet the ultra-clean ULEV II emissions standards.

This series of engines marks several firsts for the Chrysler Group:

  • Dual Variable Valve Timing

  • Intake charge-motion flow control valves
  • High-pressure, die-cast aluminum four-cylinder engine block
  • Direct-acting mechanical bucket tappet valvetrain

Hyundai led the development of the base engine, and the Chrysler Group made engineering contributions to the engine design. Through the involvement of all three automakers, durability testing for World Engine includes 15 million customer-equivalent miles.

This family of engines for the Chrysler Group will be manufactured at the GEMA plants in Dundee, Michigan.

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