Social media droppings: Hurricane engine tidbits

Mopar twin turbo inline six: Hurricane engine

Mopar-related social media exploded when the Hurricane hit the news, but there are some misconceptions out there which can be addressed with the data already issued by Stellantis.

Originally, we believed the engine was meant primarily for Ram pickups; they will still be used there, but will almost certainly be used in the Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer, and next-generation large cars, as well. Indeed, it might have allowed for the next generation large cars to have a smaller engine bay, saving weight (or providing more space for the interior). It also cuts around 150 pounds of weight, which is handy for acceleration and fuel economy.

More info: Mopar’s new Hurricane Six

Mopar twin turbo inline six: Hurricane engine

On Friday, Stellantis unexpectedly revealed its new Hurricane Six, after it was accidentally revealed to the public yesterday, fittingly by an Allpar reader. Stellpower followed quickly with a story to confirm the existence of an engine I have written about for at least five years. The Hurricane will be the primary gasoline engine for STLA …

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Mopar’s Hurricane Six is official and very powerful indeed

Mopar twin turbo inline six: Hurricane engine

In a stunning move, Stellantis has revealed its new Hurricane Six—keeping the code name for the general public. The engine was accidentally revealed to the public yesterday, caught by an Allpar reader, and reposted on Stellpower. Stellantis confirmed that the Hurricane would be the primary internal-combustion engine for STLA Large and Frame vehicles, powering the …

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Is this the future of the Jeep Cherokee?

2023 Jeep Cherokee BEV

What of the Cherokee? With nearly a decade on the KL platform, the Cherokee has waxed and waned in popularity. While it’s a comfortable vehicle whose TrailHawk version did pass the Rubicon test, some of the Jeep faithful deride it; and quite a few 2021s are sitting in inventory in the middle of a vast …

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Is “Tornado” inline six coming to New York?

GME-T6

Years ago, Allpar broke the news of a new inline six-cylinder planned for trucks and coded “Tornado,” after the plane—though there was a Jeep Tornado engine. Nobody at Stellantis has gone on record about the new straight-six engine until very recently, though the turbocharged “Tornado” six was briefly listed in the company’s list of plants. As Stellpower …

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2024 Charger sneak peek? (Updated)

2024 Dodge Charger rendering

During Stellantis’ electric car information day, faint line drawings of a Charger and a Ram were shown. We don’t know if these represent actual prototypes or CATIA diagrams, or just artists’ renditions; but if one takes the rear view of the Charger and connects some dots, artist YBNormyl suggests, one can come up with something …

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Let’s clarify the Mopar engines of 2023-2027

pentastar-no-engine-cover

At the risk of becoming, as one site called Stellpower, “an engine blog,” it may be worth clarifying what is going where. The Pacifica, according to at least one source, is not switching over to the “Tornado” inline six-cylinder; it’s going to stick with the Pentastar V6 for quite some time, and possibly get a turbo …

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What did you think? Some GME T6 comments

Tornado inline six engine (GME T6)

Back in January, we first brought up the “Tornado” GME T6 engine—but, as I pointed out at the time, I’d also written about the inline six back at allpar, years ago. Now, other publications are starting to discover the story, in some cases providing credit and more information, and in others simply denying it could …

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Challenger: all-BEV vs turbo-inline-six

Wrangler 4xe system

Recently, Stellpower reported that an unofficial but reliable source had pointed to the next-generation Dodge Challenger as the car likely to be the first to get the new straight-six engine. This engine is expected by many to replace the 5.7 Hemi, possibly over a number of years, or until a new version of the venerable 5.7 …

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What’s in the new GME T6 “Tornado”?

GME T6 Tornado engine?

Last week, we broke the news that a new GME (Global Medium Engine) based turbo inline six would be debuting in the next Dodge Challenger, body code LB. Today, we’ll put some meat onto the bones of those stories, but keep in mind this is more of a review than breaking new ground. The engine …

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