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    Confirmed: Ram 1500 to get Pentastar V6 option in top-shelf models
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    Ram has seen such positive customer feedback from its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission in the Ram 1500 that it's bringing the powertrain upmarket, and it's now going to be available in truck's Laramie trim level (Laramie Limited pictured above). The new ...

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    Rumormill: Dodge engineers trying to shoehorn Pentastar into Dart?
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    The fact that the Dart's launch has been a pretty dismal affair isn't what we'd call secret. Judging by its mounting inventories and poor critical reception, Dodge's successor to its unloved Caliber has struggled since it hit the market. And while both of those are difficult problems to address, ...

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    Report: Chrysler to accelerate production of 2013 Ram and V6 engines
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    Chrysler is adding a third shift at its Warren Truck plant to meet demand for the new 2013 Ram pickup. And with tight supplies of its Pentastar V6, the company is also boosting output at its Mack Engine plant. The expansions will add 1,250 jobs and are part of a $238 million investment by ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4x4 [w/video]
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    Putting The Pentastar To Work It's been over five months since we first heard word that Chrysler was planning to grace the Ram 1500 with the company's do-all Pentastar 3.6-liter V6. At 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, the new-generation six-cylinder handily embarrasses the antiquated ...

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    Report: Chrysler dealers fixing Pentastar V6s due to cylinder head issue
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    Automotive News reports that Chrysler is replacing the cylinder heads on certain Pentastar V6 engines with "more robust" parts. The automaker hasn't detailed the problem behind the replacement, but says that there were around 1,300 vehicles across the country over the past few weeks waiting for ...

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    Official: Dodge adds Avenger SE V6 trim for 2012
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    While the top brass gets their minds made up as to whether there will be a next-generation Dodge Avenger, the folks at Dodge have gone ahead and added a new top trim to the current model. The 2012 Dodge Avenger SE V6 gets the Pentastar V6 tuned to 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque mated ...

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    Official: Just 18 months into production, Chrysler builds millionth Pentastar V6
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    The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the first home for Chrysler's Pentastar V6 engine. As you may recall, the powerplant was codenamed "Phoenix," and it was charged with replacing seven other engines in 11 models in the Chrysler and Dodge lineups. Along with it being a well-regarded piece of ...

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    How Jeep jimmied the Pentastar V6 into the 2012 Wrangler
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    We can quit wondering why it took so long for Jeep to drop the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 behind the round headlights of the 2012 Wrangler. According to Wards Auto, the engine had to undergo more than a few tweaks in order to be fit for duty in the trail-rated Wrangler. Engineers had to start by ...

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    Video: Motor Trend compares 2012 Jeep Wrangler with its 1945 CJ forebearer
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    It has been over 70 years since the first Jeep rolled off the assembly line. The legendary off-road machine was instrumental to the Allied victory in World War II, and it became such a big hit with servicemen that the CJ was built for civilians after the war. More than 65 years after that first ...

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    Rumormill: Maserati getting twin-turbo Pentastar V6
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    If you aren't happy with a Ferrari-sourced 4.7-liter V8 under the hood of your Maserati, we'd keep that sentiment to yourself, less your brand be saddled with a somewhat less inspired powerplant in the near future. According to Inside Line, shadowy sources at the Italian automaker claim that in ...

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    Review: 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited
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    Sebring Replacement Gets A Seat At The Big Kids Table – Barely You don't have to take a trip to Egypt to know what the pyramid of Gisa looks like. It's an amazing feat of engineering, the construction of which continues to confound scientists to this day. But while Gisa is a true world ...

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    Mopar Avenger Rally Car: More power, less pork... and not for production [w/video]
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    When we think of rally cars, the Subaru Impreza and Ford Focus immediately come to mind. At no point does the Dodge Avenger enter our thoughts, but that didn't stop Team Pentastar from building its own dirt-ready rally sedan. Chrysler wanted to celebrate a new business partnership with Fiat ...

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    Jeep Wrangler to get Pentastar V6 power in 2012
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    2011 Jeep Wrangler – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like the Jeep Wrangler family will be the next Chrysler bloodline to benefit from the company's excellent new Pentastar V6. Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler CEO, broke the news during the company's third-quarter financial ...

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    Officially Official: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan reports for family duty
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    2011 Dodge Grand Caravan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler has just dropped details on the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. Along with packing the company's new Pentastar V6 under the hood, Dodge says that the minivan also sports a significantly revised suspension designed to make ...

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    Poll: 2011 Dodge Challenger V6 takes on Mustang, Camaro
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    Dodge has big things headed our way for the 2011 model year, not the least of which is a thoroughly updated Challenger that seems to be much better equipped to go up against the likes of the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Up to this point, even those who loved the last generation's styling ...

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    2011 Dodge Challenger gets new Pentastar V6 with 305 HP
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    2010 Dodge Challenger – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's no secret that Chrysler is making the most of its new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. We've tested this mill in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and know the automaker has plans to offer it in the forthcoming Dodge Avenger, ...

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    Jeep releases pics of 2011 Grand Cherokee getting dirty [w/video]
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    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Well, look what the interwebs have dragged in. Chrysler has released a flood of new photos of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee doing manly things like fording rivers and blazing trails across the untamed desert. We approve. ...

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    Chrysler kicks off production of Pentastar V6 engine, formerly known as "Phoenix"
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    Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine begins production – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The artist engine formerly known as Prince Phoenix has officially hit the assembly lines at the Chrysler Group's plant in Trenton, Michigan. The first version of the mill, which now bears the Pentastar ...

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    Chrysler releases details on Fiat-infused fours, new V6
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    Chrysler's New Four- and Six-Cylinder Engines – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If Chrysler is looking to gain any one thing from its new parents at Fiat, it's engine technology. Specifically, the Pentastar will be enlisting its Italian overlords to supply direct injection systems, ...

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    Chrysler's flexible new Pentastar V6
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    While the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee wowed the crowds in New York, what lies beneath could be a key to Chrysler's recovery. The new 3.6-liter V6, called Pentastar after the company's five-pointed-star logo, replaces seven – count 'em, seven – of Chrysler's aging engines, and stands as the ...

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