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Pentastar Power: A look inside the Detroit factory that pumps out FCA's potent V6

The mighty Mack powers Jeeps, Dodges, and Chryslers.

We tour Fiat Chrysler's prolific plant.

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FCA's Pentastar V6 gets more power, efficiency for 2016

Launches in Jeep Grand Cherokee

FCA is giving the Pentastar V6 a raft of upgrades for 2016 to boost fuel economy by six percent, lower weight by four pounds and increase low-end torque by 15 percent.

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Ram 1500 to get Pentastar V6 option in top-shelf models

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 choic

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Dodge engineers trying to shoehorn Pentastar into Dart?

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

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Chrysler to accelerate production of 2013 Ram and V6 engines

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.

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Chrysler dealers fixing Pentastar V6s due to cylinder head issue

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 replacement parts.

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Dodge adds Avenger SE V6 trim for 2012

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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Just 18 months into production, Chrysler builds millionth Pentastar V6

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 Jonathon Ramsey

How Jeep jimmied the Pentastar V6 into the 2012 Wrangler

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 moving the alternator up and away from the middle of the

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Motor Trend compares 2012 Jeep Wrangler with its 1945 CJ forebearer

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.

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2011 Chrysler 200 Limited

Sebring Replacement Gets A Seat At The Big Kids Table – Barely

Jeep Wrangler to get Pentastar V6 power in 2012

2011 Jeep Wrangler – Click above for high-res image gallery

Officially Official: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan reports for family duty

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan – Click above for high-res image gallery

Poll: 2011 Dodge Challenger V6 takes on Mustang, Camaro

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 and optiona

2011 Dodge Challenger gets new Pentastar V6 with 305 HP

2010 Dodge Challenger – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chrysler kicks off production of Pentastar V6 engine, touts fuel efficiency improvements

Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine begins production – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chrysler kicks off production of Pentastar V6 engine, formerly known as "Phoenix"

Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine begins production – Click above for high-res image gallery