Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 engine hits one millionth milestone

Chrysler Pentastar V6 EngineJust a year and a half after entering production, the Chrysler Group LLC Pentastar V6 engine has reached its one millionth production output. The engine is standard on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and is also available in 11 vehicles across the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep lineups with front, rear and all-wheel-drive configurations.

“The Pentastar engine is a cornerstone of Chrysler Group’s effort to reinvent its business model with world class quality products. This award-winning engine is proof that the Company is transforming it products to meet the needs of our customers,” said Brian Harlow, Vice President, Head of Powertrain Manufacturing, Chrysler Group LLC. “To build one million of anything, and in an impressively short amount of time, is a significant achievement. But to do it with such a high degree of quality is a testament to our skilled and dedicated workforce at both Trenton South and Saltillo engine plants.”

Depending on the type of vehicle the engine is tuned to produce 283-hp on front-wheel-drive models all the way up to 305-hp on the Dodge Challenger. In the Jeep Wrangler the engine makes 285-hp.

The engine was recently awarded the ’10 Best Engines’ by Ward’s Automotive magazine.

– By: Omar Rana