AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FEV Inc., (FEV) a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, announced today that it will exhibit the all-new 2011 Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine, which was recently named a 2011 Ten Best Engine by Ward's AutoWorld. FEV was a technical engineering partner with Chrysler in the development of the engine. The Pentastar V6 will be displayed in FEV's booth at the 2011 SAE World Congress, held April 12 – 15, 2011 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Gary Rogers, FEV, Inc. president and CEO made the announcement.
"We are extremely proud to have supported Chrysler in the development of this engine," said Rogers. "FEV was honored to have been a technical engineering partner as Chrysler designed and developed the engine. This program will allow Chrysler introduce its next generation engine across a number of vehicle platforms while saving a considerable cost."
As Chrysler replaces a number of different engines with the Pentastar over the next few years, the Pentastar will represent a model of efficiency for Chrysler. Intended to be produced in a number of variants, the highlight will be the 260 kW 3.6L version. Torque is an impressive 353 Nm @ 4800 rpm.
Engine features include:
- Bore: 96mm
- Stroke: 83mm
- Compression ratio: 10.2:1 / 87 Octane fuel
- Aluminum, deep-skirt block with aluminum alloy heads
- 24V DOHC with dual independent cam-phasing
- Sequential, multi-port fuel injection
- Tier II, bin 5 emissions
Other notable design features include exhaust manifolds integrated into the cylinder heads, a compact layout that increases packaging options, and the ability to be longitudinally or transversally mounted. The engine will be produced at Chrysler's Trenton Engine Plant and in Mexico at its Saltillo plant. It is anticipated that production volume could be in the range of 400,000.
FEV was well suited to partner with Chrysler since its core competencies lie in providing engineering solutions with respect to drivability, performance, fuel consumption, NVH, emissions and OBD for global markets. FEV offers all of the capabilities to design and develop a complete powertrain, including all required design, simulation, analysis, and prototyping resources. FEV also offers a large, global complement of powertrain testing facilities.
The FEV Group is an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supplies the global transportation industry. FEV offers a complete range of engineering services, providing support across the globe to customers in the design, analysis, prototyping, powertrain and transmission development, as well as vehicle integration, calibration and homologation for advanced internal combustion gasoline-, diesel-, and alternative-fueled powertrains. FEV also designs, develops and prototypes advanced vehicle / powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards. The FEV Test Systems division is a global supplier of advanced test cell, instrumentation and test equipment. The FEV Group employs a staff of over 1,800 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centers on three continents. FEV, Inc. employs approximately 350 personnel at FEV's North American Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI.
SOURCE FEV, Inc.