Chrysler considers $200 million investment to boost production of Pentastar V6

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Chrysler is considering a $200 million investment into its Mack I Engine Plant in Detroit to increase production of the Pentastar V6 engine. Chrysler said the the move could create about 250 new jobs and that the company is taking to officials on an incentive package.

If officials agree, Chrysler’s Mack I plant will stop making the 4.7 liter V8 and start pumping out the Pentastar V6 engine by the end of 2013.

The 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 has been selling very well for Chrysler and is available in most of its best-selling models.

The Auburn Hills has been looking to increase production of the engine for quite some time now.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews