Category Archives: Powertrains

Powertrains | June 08 2017

Creating the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon V-8

In the summer of 2015, with car enthusiasts in awe of the performance of the newly introduced supercharged Hellcat V-8 engine (707 horsepower, 650 pounds-feet of torque) in the Dodge Challenger SRT and Charger SRT, FCA Powertrain and Dodge planners began to ponder “what’s next.” Following a route carved by the Dodge Viper ACR as
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Powertrains | January 23 2017

FCA Powertrain Innovation Streak Continues

Reveals of new vehicles dominate the headlines during the preview of the Detroit auto show, but several industry events make it a busy week. The annual WardsAuto event that distributes awards to honorees of its 10 Best Engines program is a must-do for members of the FCA US Powertrain group. At least one FCA engine
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Chrysler,Corporate Business,Powertrains | December 12 2016

Minivan Monday: Award-winning propulsion system powers all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is powered by a state-of-the art propulsion system, which has been named to Wards 10 Best Engines list for 2017. This new electric propulsion system pairs an innovative dual motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) with a specially adapted  version of the upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine.  
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Our People,Powertrains | April 23 2016

HEMI engineer chases record speed

Ken Hardman has his hands full this weekend. As this video shows, he has a steady stream of eager students who want to know more about that long black and white rocket ship-like vehicle with his name on it. That vehicle is something Ken, an FCA engineer, and some friends built in hopes of breaking
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