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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Could a Dodge based on DS look like this?

copperhead rendering

When Fiat Chrysler joined with Peugeot to form Stellantis, it suddenly became possible for Dodge and Chrysler to bring sedans and coupes other than the L-cars back. Peugeot’s various brands, including the upscale DS, have been profitably selling sedans in Europe even as most buyers turned towards crossovers. While it seems most likely that Chrysler …

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Wrapping it up: 2022 Charger, Challenger news

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Going into December, many were predicting that the last gasoline-powered Chargers and Challengers would be built in Canada in 2023, to be replaced by US-made battery-electric vehicles. Then two reliable sources told Stellpower that there were preliminary plans to bring new generations of large cars to Brampton; and that there was indeed an LB Challenger …

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No Production Limit on Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Jailbreak

Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Jailbreak

Over the past few days, we have received several comments on articles pertaining to the 2022 Dodge Challenger and Charger in SRT Jailbreak form insisting that these models will be subject to a limited production run. It seems that some dealerships representatives are telling prospective customers that the 807-horsepower, Jailbreak package will be limited to …

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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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A Look at 2022 Dodge Challenger Pricing Changes

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock:

The Build and Price page for the 2022 Dodge Challenger lineup is now live on the Dodge consumer website, meaning that we have the pricing for every trim level. As is generally the case, the price of every model has increased for the new year, but those increases are relatively small and for many models, …

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Get ready for a new transmission

880RE transmission (pictured: ZF Gen 4)

It’s got eight speeds. It was engineered by ZF, originally, and was modified by the friendly Mopar powertrain engineers. It’s able to handle a lot of torque, and can have an integrated electric motor. It’s the brand new, fourth-generation ZF 8-speed, dubbed 880RE. The first eight stands for eight forward gears; the second is a …

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Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock window sticker

Dodge Challenger Super Stock

Did you wonder how much a Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock might cost you? Fast Eddie provided this window sticker to give you an idea. First, let’s look at the fuel economy cost… which is fairly steep, as you might expect from a car with this level of performance. 21 mpg highway really isn’t too bad, all things …

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Chrysler Airflow concept car: Stellantis’ global BEV sample

When Stellantis showed its new technologies on Software Day, the key example was a new Chrysler Airflow concept, showing a streamlined version of the Pacifica/200 styling. Those worried about how well the Mopar brands will fare under Stellantis may be relieved somewhat by a look at the sample cars in the future platforms graphic: The …

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