Chrysler working on more fuel-efficient HEMI engines

6.1L HEMI V8 in the Dodge Challenger SRT8

Chrysler has confirmed that it has no plans to kill its HEMI V8 engine. However, the Auburn Hills automaker will work on making the engine more fuel-efficient.

The HEMI engine is a great engine,” Paolo Ferrero, Chrysler Group’s senior vice president of powertrain, said in an interview with DriveOn. “We are working on improving it.

The current HEMI V8 engines already have cylinder-deactivation systems that save some gas, however, Ferrero says that Chrysler is working on further increasing the fuel-efficiency of the engine. He said that Chrysler has plans to increase its lineup fuel-economy by 25 percent by 2014.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Drive On