Chrysler Group LLC announced yesterday that it is revamping its powertrain lineup with some technology assistance from Fiat that will increase the overall fuel-efficiency of its lineup by 25 percent during the 2010-2014 period.
Chrysler will expand its 4-cylinder engine choices with the introduction of Fiat Powertrain’s 1.4L, in-line 4-cylinder Fully Integrated Robotized Engine (FIRE) featuring Multiair. 4-Cylinder options will include a 100-hp 1.4L I-4 FIRE with Multiair, a 170-hp 1.4L I-4 FIRE Turbo with Multiair and a 190-hp 2.4L I-4 World Gas Engine with Multiair.
The Auburn Hills automaker will also upgrade its V6 engine offering with the new fuel-efficient, 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine. Producing 280-hp and a peak torque of 260 lb-ft, the first application of the V6 Pentastar will debut in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, due out in the second-quarter of 2010.
Further making improvements to fuel-efficiency, Chrysler said that it will introduce Fiat’s six-speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDCT) to mid-size D-segment cars later this year. The application will provide a 10 percent increase in fuel-economy.
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