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Chrysler Group's Pentastar V-6 "Three-peats" On Ward's 10 Best Engines List

Model-year 2013 marks the Pentastar's debut in the Ram 1500. The result is a 42 percent horsepower boost and 13 percent gains in torque and fuel economy, compared with the 3.7L V-6 it replaced.

In select 2013 models of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger full-size sedans, the Pentastar's output jumps to 300 horsepower from 292 horsepower in model-year 2012. But there is no fuel-economy compromise; the cars also top their segment in V-6 highway fuel economy at 31 mpg.

Designed for ultimate flexibility, the Pentastar accommodates transverse or longitudinal mounting; a 6-speed manual transmission and 5- 6- and 8-speed automatic transmissions; plus the full range of drive systems: front, rear, all-wheel and 4x4. Key features include:
  • Variable displacement oil pump
  • Exhaust manifold integrated into cylinder head
  • Direct-mount accessory drive

When the Pentastar launched with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, it marked the beginning of a new era for Chrysler Group's powertrain portfolio. When all its applications are revealed, it will have replaced seven 6-cylinder engine families.

The Pentastar is the second Chrysler Group engine to record three or more consecutive mentions among Ward's 10 Best. The first was the 5.7-liter OHV HEMI® V-8, a five-time winner from 2003-2007.

The HEMI® also was the last winner to be tested in a pickup, garnering honors under the hood of a Ram 1500 in 2009.

About Ward'sWard's Automotive Group is a world-leading provider of auto industry news, data, and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 80 years. WardsAuto World is a monthly magazine serving automotive professionals. is an online subscription service delivering virtually all the industry news, data, and analysis compiled by WardsAuto. Other products include the weekly industry newsletter Ward's Automotive Reports, the monthly magazine WardsAuto Dealer Business, and a wealth of information services including reference annuals, online databases, and customized data reports.

About Chrysler Group LLC Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, Fiat and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram 1500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

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