DaimlerChrysler will be investing $2 billion in a new line of modular V6 engines that will be shared by Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler Group vehicles. Set to appear by 2010, the new six-cylinders are known internally as project Phoenix. DCX will be pumping its $2 billion investment into three U.S. engine plants that will be plucked to produce the new motors. They're located in Kenosha, WI, Trenton, MI and Toledo, OH. At least one plant in Germany will also be brought online to make the engines. The new family of V6s will reduce DCX's number of six-cylinder engine families from five all the way down to one. Due to their modular nature, the engines will be able to perform in a variety of engine bays, all the way from the Chrysler Sebring to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
[Source: Automotive News]


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