February 8, 2007

Chrysler Group provides details about new 4.7-litre V8 engine

2008 Dodge Dakota
2008 Dodge Dakota. Click image to enlarge

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Windsor, Ontario – The Chrysler Group has announced its new 4.7-litre V8, which will debut in the new 2008 Dodge Dakota. The new engine improves performance by 60 hp and increases torque by over 10 per cent, but with improved fuel economy.

The new engine delivers 290 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque, and noise, vibration and harshness have been minimized. Like the Hemi, the new engine uses two spark plugs per cylinder, and features an increased compression ratio, improved cylinder head port flow, and a new slant squish combustion system.

The new engine will be manufactured at the Mack Avenue Engine Complex in Detroit; the Dodge Dakota is produced at Warren Truck Assembly in Warren, Michigan. Both will be available this summer.

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