Chrysler Builds 3 Millionth Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 Engine
Chrysler Group has produced its 3 millionth Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which originally debuted in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The company reached the milestone Friday. The Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine, one of Ward's 10 Best engines for three years in a row, is currently built in Trenton, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. Combined, the plants in these locations produce 1 million 3.6-liter Pentastars per year, or about one every 12 minutes. The Jeep Wrangler, Ram 1500, Chrysler 200/300, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Challenger/Charger, Dodge Durango, Dodge Journey, and Dodge Grand Caravan all feature the Pentastar 3.6-liter engine. Chrysler also produces a wide range of other Pentastar engines, including the all-new 3.2-liter V-6 in the Jeep Cherokee compact and a 3.0-liter V-6 for markets in China. The Pentastar lineup benefits from its versatile nature. Its architecture is flexible to accommodate front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, and a number of different transmissions. It has also achieved best-in-class fuel economy numbers for the full-size pickup and large sedan segments, according to Chrysler Group. The Pentastar-powered Durango achieves best-in-class V-6 driving range. Source: Chrysler
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