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    Report: Chrysler to accelerate production of 2013 Ram and V6 engines
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    Chrysler is adding a third shift at its Warren Truck plant to meet demand for the new 2013 Ram pickup. And with tight supplies of its Pentastar V6, the company is also boosting output at its Mack Engine plant. The expansions will add 1,250 jobs and are part of a US$238 million investment by ...

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    Report: Chrysler considering US$200M investment to boost Pentastar V6 production
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    The Pentastar V6 has been Chrysler's magic bullet as of late, combining solid power and impressive fuel efficiency. The do-all powerplant has found its way into a just about any Chrysler Group vehicle with an engine bay to accept it. Jeep and Journey alike have enjoyed the benefits of the ...

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    Confirmed: Next Jeep Liberty to get shrunken Pentastar V6
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    The replacement for the aging Jeep Liberty is expected to debut at next January's Detroit Auto Show, and when it does, a brand-new Pentastar powertrain will reportedly be spinning underhood. According to Automotive News, Chrysler will offer a downsized 3.2-litre V6 in the Liberty mated to a ...

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    Official: Just 18 months into production, Chrysler builds millionth Pentastar V6
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    The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the first home for Chrysler's Pentastar V6 engine. As you may recall, the powerplant was codenamed "Phoenix," and it was charged with replacing seven other engines in 11 models in the Chrysler and Dodge lineups. Along with it being a well-regarded piece of ...

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    How Jeep jimmied the Pentastar V6 into the 2012 Wrangler
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    We can quit wondering why it took so long for Jeep to drop the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 behind the round headlights of the 2012 Wrangler. According to Wards Auto, the engine had to undergo more than a few tweaks in order to be fit for duty in the trail-rated Wrangler. Engineers had to start by ...

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    2012 Jeep Wrangler fuel economy figures improve
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    Chrysler has managed to squeeze a little extra fuel economy from the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the model now gets up to 13.8L for every 100kms traveled in the city and 11.2L for the same distance driven on the highway, good for 13L/100km combined when ...

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    Rumormill: Rumourmill: Maserati getting twin-turbo Pentastar V6
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    If you aren't happy with a Ferrari-sourced 4.7-litre V8 under the hood of your Maserati, we'd keep that sentiment to yourself, less your brand be saddled with a somewhat less inspired powerplant in the near future. According to Inside Line, shadowy sources at the Italian automaker claim that in ...

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    Report: More Jeep Wrangler Pentastar rumours, five-speed auto promised
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    According to The Toledo Blade, citing ordering guides sourced from Chrysler dealerships, the Jeep Wrangler will finally get the automaker's 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 for the 2012 model year. Since 2007, the Wrangler has been fitted with a 3.8-litre V6 engine (which replaced the venerable 4.0-litre ...

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    Spicier Dodge Avenger R/T returns for 2012
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    If you're looking for an Avenger with a little more bite, Dodge may have just the car for you. The company will unveil its new Avenger R/T at the 2011 New York Auto Show this week, and though the drivetrain has been left largely untouched, the mid-sized fighter now packs a tighter ...

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