Chrysler has revealed information about its new engines Multiair
The range of engines Chrysler will receive using technology developed by Fiat. Americans prepare and a hybrid version of its Ram 1500 and an electric commercial vehicle.
Americans will benefit from Chrysler Multiair technology developed by Italy's Fiat. Thus, in the next four years, those at Chrysler will reduce fuel consumption patterns which sells about 25%. Moreover, by 2014, those at Chrysler will change more than 80% of the engines of the portfolio, all with those of Fiat.
Besides Multiair technology, Chrysler engines will benefit from direct injection, supercharged with turbochargers and they could be coupled to double-clutch transmissions. Chrysler range will benefit from four-cylinder supercharged engines, thus drawing worldwide trend of downsizing and the American producer of automobiles.
Top Fiat four-cylinder engines that will enter the range Chrysler are two units of 1.4 liters, one of which is supercharged with a turbocharger, and the other being suctioned. The latter will develop 100 hp and 128 Nm of torque, while the other will offer 170 hp and 230 Nm. Also, since a vacuum four-cylinder unit will be offered in Chrysler range, it offers 190 hp and 237 Nm version suctioned, and will be available and a supercharged version.
Engines from Chrysler Pentastar was upgraded by Fiat engineers and will be offered on more models in the range manufacturer. Thus, 3.6 liter V6 unit will be launched in the second quarter of this year and will start the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The engine that benefits from technology Multiair, direct injection and is prepared and a supercharged version of it for future applications. In version suctioned, it offers 280 hp and 352 Nm of torque. The engine offers 90% of maximum torque between 1800 and 6400 rpm.
Chrysler will introduce and a double-clutch transmission in its range, which was devotional engineers from Fiat Power Train Technologies. The unit offers six steps and has a dry clutch. The new transmission will change gears faster than any manual transmission and offer a lower fuel consumption by 10% compared to an equivalent manual unit.
News from Chrysler does not end here, American manufacturer with a plan for electrification of its range. Thus, pick-up Ram 1500 will be offered at a time in a hybrid version, and they will develop a 100% electric commercial vehicle.