Chrysler Executive VP Frank Klegon on new powertrain plans
The new engines will replace the current units in 2009 and will be built with aluminum cylinder blocks, dual variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation to allow them to run on three cylinders under light load conditions. They'll also get six to eight percent better mileage than the current sixes. Fuel economy will be further improved by matching the engines up with the new dual clutch gearboxes that Chrysler and Getrag will be building in Indiana. Klegon also provided information on upgrades to the rest of the gas engine lineup, new diesel engines and hybrids. You can read all the rest of the details over at AutoblogGreen.
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