• Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Trenton � March 19, 2010 � Chrysler Group Head of Manufacturing Scott Garberding, right, Don DeKeyser, Head of Trenton South Engine Plant, second from right, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, left, and Tim Bressler, UAW Chrysler Department Assistant Director, celebrate the LEED Gold Certification awarded to the all-new Trenton South Engine Plant for demonstrating Chrysler's dedication to the environment and surrounding communities. The plant will produce the all-new Pentastar V-6 engine which improves flexibility and fuel efficiency for future Chrysler vehicles. (Joe Wilssens photo) For more information contact Jodi Tinson at 248-512-2944.
  • Trenton � March 19, 2010 � Don DeKeyser, Head of Trenton South Engine Plant, right, shows Chrysler Group LLC's all-new engine plant to Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, center, during a celebration event at the facility today. Trenton South Engine Plant is the first engine manufacturing facility to receive LEED Gold certification and demonstrates Chrysler's dedication to the environment and surrounding communities. The plant will produce the all-new Pentastar V-6 engine which improves flexibility and fuel efficiency for future Chrysler vehicles. Trenton South Engine Plant Assembler Joe Simon, left, checks oil levels and removes head ID bolts. (Joe Wilssens photo) For more information contact Jodi Tinson at 248-512-2944.
  • Trenton � March 19, 2010 � Don DeKeyser, Head of Trenton South Engine Plant, right, shows Chrysler Group LLC's all-new engine plant to Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, left, and Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano during a celebration event at the facility today. Trenton South Engine Plant is the first engine manufacturing facility to receive LEED Gold certification and demonstrates Chrysler's dedication to the environment and surrounding communities. The plant will produce the all-new Pentastar V-6 engine which improves flexibility and fuel efficiency for future Chrysler vehicles. (Joe Wilssens photo) For more information contact Jodi Tinson at 248-512-2944.
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
The Pentastar V6 has been Chrysler's magic bullet as of late, combining solid power and impressive fuel efficiency. The do-all powerplant has found its way into a just about any Chrysler Group vehicle with an engine bay to accept it. Jeep and Journey alike have enjoyed the benefits of the dual-overhead cam 3.6-liter mill.

Chrysler is pondering an investment of $200 million into its Detroit Mack I facility to increase Pentastar production. Meanwhile, Chrysler plans to halt production of the aging 3.7-liter V6 at the Mack II facility. The 200 employees that were laid off by the idling of Mack II will be reemployed at other Chrysler Group facilities in the area.

According to the Automotive News report, if an agreement can be reached with the local government, the Mack I plant would switch over from producing the 4.7-liter V8 to the popular 3.6-liter Pentastar engine. Currently, the Pentastar is also produced in Trenton, Michigan, and Saltillo, Mexico.

If the proposal was approved, Chrysler will not only produce the 3.6-liter version of the Pentastar, but also intends on building variants with different displacements.

Chrysler canceled its usual summer shutdown, and the Trenton and Saltillo facilities have been working overtime to meet demand for the popular engine.


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