Chrysler will debut its new Pentastar V-6 engine across 13 vehicles, as new technological advances have allowed the company to develop a more efficient and more powerful engine.
The first car to receive the new Pentastar is the 2011 Dodge Challenger, which will see its horsepower boosted by 55 to 305. Yet the engine isn’t solely made for sports cars, as it will also be available on new versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Journey and more.
“The Pentastar engine is suited to meet the requirements for a full range of vehicle applications in terms of power and fuel efficiency including passenger cars, mini-vans and sport utilities,” said Bob Lee, vice president of engine engineering for Chrysler.
As technology improves, automakers are delivering a bit more bang for consumer’s buck. Vehicles that would have been deemed “supercars” years ago are now available to the general public today. If a driver has not been to a dealership lately, they might be surprised by how much horsepower and fuel efficiency they can now afford. Those interested in a new vehicle may want to fill out an auto loan application online to see what types of interest rates they qualify for.