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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 axes old V6s, goes all-Pentastar
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    Old technology has a way of lingering on, particularly at Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hills. So while the Pentastar V6 has replaced the older engine architecture in just about every application, it still soldiered on in some export markets. But the introduction of a new 3.0-liter Pentastar ...

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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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    Report: Chrysler considering $200M investment to boost Pentastar V6 production
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    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 ...

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    Report: Next Jeep Liberty to get shrunken Pentastar V6
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    The replacement for the aging Jeep Liberty is expected to debut at next January's Detroit Auto Show, and when it does, a brand-new Pentastar powertrain will reportedly be spinning underhood. According to Automotive News, Chrysler will offer a downsized 3.2-liter V6 in the Liberty mated to a ...

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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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    Official: Ward's releases annual 10 Best Engines list
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    It's that time of year, folks. No, we're not referring to the oodles of time spent shopping for the holidays, we're talking about end-of-the-year lists. Kicking things off in the automotive spectrum is industry stalwart Ward's Auto, which has just released its annual 10 Best Engines ...

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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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    2012 Jeep Wrangler fuel economy figures improve
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    Chrysler has managed to squeeze a little extra fuel economy from the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the model now gets up to 17 mpg city and 21 mpg highway, good for 18 mpg combined when saddled with a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. ...

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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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    Report: More Jeep Wrangler Pentastar rumors, five-speed auto promised
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    According to The Toledo Blade, citing ordering guides sourced from Chrysler dealerships, the Jeep Wrangler will finally get the automaker's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 for the 2012 model year. Since 2007, the Wrangler has been fitted with a 3.8-liter V6 engine (which replaced the venerable 4.0-liter ...

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    Spicier Dodge Avenger R/T returns for 2012
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    If you're looking for an Avenger with a little more bite, Dodge may have just the car for you. The company will unveil its new Avenger R/T at the 2011 New York Auto Show this week, and though the drivetrain has been left largely untouched, the mid-sized fighter now packs a tighter ...

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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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    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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    Mopar gets into the vehicle tracking / parental tattletale business
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    Mopar, the motor parts division of Chrysler, has enjoyed a nice long run providing parts and accessories for the entire Pentastar family. Whether you own a muscle car or a muscular off-roader, the Mopar catalog has you covered. Now it's venturing into a new arena with the launch of the Mopar ...

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    Chrysler releases details, images of refreshed 2011 Town & Country
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    2011 Chrysler Town & Country – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler is continuing to hone the minivan that started it all – the Town & Country (okay, so it was the Plymouth Voyager and the Dodge Caravan, sue us). For 2011, buyers can look to find a slew of safety ...

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    Chrysler plans eight-speed automatic production in Indiana [w/video]
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    Chrysler eight-speed automatic transmission – click above to watch the video
    Chrysler has announced that it will begin fitting an eight-speed transmission to select models for the 2013 model year. The ZF Group-sourced slushbox will be built at Team Pentastar's Kokomo, Indiana transmission ...

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    A new Chrysler needs a new logo, no?
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    Chrysler logos, past and present. Can we do better? – Click above for image gallery
    What image enters your mind when you think about Chrysler? For us, it's the Pentastar logo. Perhaps that's because many of us Autobloggers are children of the '80s when the iconic five-pointed logo was ...

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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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