Category Archives: Powertrains

Powertrains | November 13 2015

Last chance to: Name that engine

So far this week, you’ve heard a HEMI® Hellcat engine on a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 on a Jeep® Wrangler, a 5.7-liter HEMI on a Chrysler 300S and, yesterday, a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo on a Fiat 500 Abarth. The guttural sound of the single turbocharger on the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo is
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Powertrains | November 12 2015

Can you name that engine? Day IV

Are you on track for a perfect score so far? Or, not quite? If you guessed that Wednesday’s engine was our iconic 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, you were correct. In Wednesday’s clip, the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 powered a Chrysler 300S, paired with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to deliver 363 horsepower, 394 lb.-ft. of torque,
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Powertrains | November 11 2015

Can you name that engine? Day III

Was Tuesday’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – a mainstay in the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram Truck lineup – easier or harder than Monday’s HEMI® Hellcat? The one you heard powered a Jeep Wrangler. Since its Spring 2009 unveiling, more than 5 million Pentastar engines have powered our cars, SUVs and trucks on the roadways. Redesigned
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Powertrains | November 10 2015

Can you name that engine? Day II

Did you guess correctly on Monday? That engine was definitely the roar of the 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine. That one happened to be powering a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. But whether it’s powering a Challenger or a Charger, the 707-horsepower  engine, with 650 lb.-ft of torque helps drivers achieve a 22 mpg in highway-cycle
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Powertrains | November 09 2015

Can you name that engine?

Many auto enthusiasts recognize their favorite vehicle just by glancing at the grille (assuming there’s no badge), or the headlamp, or even just the taillight when the vehicle is braking a quarter mile ahead. But what about how it sounds? Each day this week, we’ll offer the roar and the purr of a different engine
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Powertrains | May 22 2015

EcoDiesel: An Essential Tool For Every Outdoorsman

Savvy outdoor enthusiasts boost their enjoyment of activities, such as boating, fishing and camping, by bringing along the right gear. That means more than a well-equipped tackle box and proper equipment. Sometimes, mastering the forces of nature requires grunt. This is where a diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickup or Jeep Grand Cherokee comes in handy. To
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