The Chrysler Group has hit a major milestone; three million 3.6L Pentatstar V6 engines have been made to date. Since the 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 was launched in model-year 2011, Trenton has combined with Chrysler Group’s Saltillo South Engine Plant (Saltillo, Mexico) to produce approximately 1 million 3.6-litre V-6 engines per year, or one every six minutes.
“The 3.6-litre Pentastar not only has provided our many customers with billions of miles of reliable service and driving enjoyment, it is testament to our powertrain engineering prowess,” said Bob Lee, Chrysler Group Vice President and Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering. “With minimal modification, this engine delivers world-class performance in multiple applications. While our customers benefit from its wide range of capabilities, Chrysler Group benefits from economies of scale.”
The 3.6-litre Pentastar was introduced in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has forever changed the automotive industry.
“The accolades the Pentastar engine has received would not have been possible without the dedication of our employees in Trenton and Saltillo,” said Brian Harlow, Chrysler Group’s Vice President, Powertrain Manufacturing. “They have worked tirelessly to build a high quality engine that exceeds our customers’ expectations, while continuing to meet tremendous demand.”
All Pentastar engines feature a 60-degree, deep-skirt, die-cast-aluminum cylinder block with six-bolt main caps that afford optimal stiffness for NVH mitigation. It is also engineered with specially designed, glass-reinforced, nylon composite intake manifold, which benefits from low-rumble tuning. This award winning engine also comes with forged-steel connecting rods and piston-squirter jets and its cam drive and valve-train components require no scheduled maintenance. Come into Redwater Dodge and checkout our lineup of Pentastar equipped vehicles today.