Nothing lasts forever, yet we were really surprised with information that came from FCA powerplants. Well, okay the information isn’t official, but something is definitely cooking behind the closed doors. Judging by the latest rumors from Allpar.com, the carmaker will cancel two iconic engines. Yes, they are working on 3.6L Pentastar V-6 and 5.7L HEMI replacements. No one knows for sure when they will be canceled, yet the replacements are in the final phase of development, and this is what we know so far:
The Pentastar V-6 will reportedly make space for an all-new turbocharged I-4. No, we are not talking about the 2.0-liter Hurricane mill that’s going to be revealed together with the new generation Wrangler, but about the unit that will displace more, approximately 2.4 liters. According to our insiders, the new unit will deliver at least 240 horsepower. However, it will also have a high-output version which will pump out around 300 hp.
As for the 5.7L HEMI replacement, it’s going to be replaced with a turbocharged I-6 engine. Even though it will have a displacement of 3.0 to 3.6 liters, it’s going to produce a significant amount of power that’s estimated to be approximately 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of twist.
The new turbocharged engines will get a number of high-tech features. Aside of unavoidable direct fuel injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger, the mills are also boosted with close-coupled catalyst and start/stop system. Plus, there will be a variable flow electric water pump.
Both options will power most of future FCA models, yet we are sure for the next generation Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Of course, the carmaker won’t skip the chance to add it under the hood of the new Wrangler and next Wagoneer.
There is nothing official regarding the 6.4L and 6.2L supercharged Hemi engines, they will definitely stay alive for another 3-5 years.