Report: Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 to gain snails and direct injection
AutomotiveNews heard through some Chrysler sources that the standard Pentastar V6 is due for a significant upgrade with changes to fuel delivery and intake aspiration.
Yup, word is the Pentastar’s V6 should gain a snail or two plus direct injection. There wasn’t any specification as to whether or not the setup should be a single-turbo setup or a double-turbo setup, with Ford doing the latter with the EcoBoost moniker.
The first car to receive the upgraded V6 is the updated Jeep Grand Cherokee for 2015 with displacement remaining at 3.6L. The next implementation should occur with the next-gen Chrysler Town & Country van, though with a 3.2L unit rather than the current 3.6L naturally-aspirated mill.
A ZF-sourced nine-speed transaxle should transfer the power to the rest of the drivetrain and with the first implementation on the Grand Cherokee, the model’s due for another refresh.
Ultimately, if you were wondering, this leaves for a great possibility to see the turbocharged 3.6L V6 serve duty in future Dodge Ram models to closer compete with Ford’s EcoBoost models.