Second-generation engines needed as future CAFE targets loom
Chrysler‘s popular line of Pentastar V6 engines are expected to get an overhaul starting the latter half of next year as the company anticipates tighter CAFE targets.
Called the ‘Pentastar Upgrade’, the new engines will receive direct injection, turbocharging, and other technology so smaller displacement engines can power a larger swath of the Chrysler portfolio.
In early 2016, the upgraded 3.2L engine will replace the 3.6L unit in the Chrysler Town & Country. Fuel economy is expected to improve some 25 percent thanks to the new engine combined with better aerodynamics and weight reduction.
[Source: Automotive News]