September 19, 2018

More Rumors On FCA’s Straight-Six; This Time It’s Diesel!

Rumors are circulating that is investigating the use of inline six-cylinder engines for future use. The FCA-dedicated yet independent new site Allpar reported earlier this week FCA is working on a gasoline-powered I-6. Now Allpar is reporting its sources within FCA a turbodiesel version is also under consideration.

Unlike the gasoline I-6 that’s said to be based on FCA’s Global Medium Engine family, the six-cylinder diesel is a member of the FPT, or Fiat Powertrain line of four-cylinder These FPT engines are already widely used, even in the U.S., within vehicles like the

The current FPT engine displaces 3.0 liters and generates 174 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Adding two cylinders to block would push displacement to 4.0 liters while increasing power. The engine could potentially generate 261 horsepower and an impressive 442 pound-feet of torque – that is, if the power increases at the same percentage as the cylinder count.

But what would FCA power with this engine? There are several possibilities.

For one, the could see its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 turbodiesel get swapped for this. The might use the 4.0-liter I-6 as its range-topping engine, barring any issues with its transverse packaging. Even could use the turbodiesel, both in the and other vehicles like the and upcoming Wagoneer and

Even more interesting, Allpar speculates the engine, (perhaps called the 4.0-liter EcoDiesel I-6) might be used as an entry-level turbodiesel in the The smaller EcoDiesel would surely undercut the cost of the 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six turbodiesel. Then again, isn’t likely to jeopardize its relationship with the famed diesel engine manufacturer.

These rumors could shed light on a new era in FCA engine building and America’s true adoption of turbodiesel engines as a viable power source. On the flip side, these rumors could prove to be complete off base. FCA could even scrap the inline-six idea altogether if the market changes. Only time will tell, but the possibilities seem open.

Continue reading for more information.


More Rumors On FCA’s Straight-Six; This Time It’s Diesel!

Rumors are circulating that is investigating the use of inline six-cylinder engines for future use. The FCA-dedicated yet independent new site Allpar reported earlier this week FCA is working on a gasoline-powered I-6. Now Allpar is reporting its sources within FCA a turbodiesel version is also under consideration.

Unlike the gasoline I-6 that’s said to be based on FCA’s Global Medium Engine family, the six-cylinder diesel is a member of the FPT, or Fiat Powertrain line of four-cylinder These FPT engines are already widely used, even in the U.S., within vehicles like the

The current FPT engine displaces 3.0 liters and generates 174 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Adding two cylinders to block would push displacement to 4.0 liters while increasing power. The engine could potentially generate 261 horsepower and an impressive 442 pound-feet of torque – that is, if the power increases at the same percentage as the cylinder count.

But what would FCA power with this engine? There are several possibilities.

For one, the could see its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 turbodiesel get swapped for this. The might use the 4.0-liter I-6 as its range-topping engine, barring any issues with its transverse packaging. Even could use the turbodiesel, both in the and other vehicles like the and upcoming Wagoneer and

Even more interesting, Allpar speculates the engine, (perhaps called the 4.0-liter EcoDiesel I-6) might be used as an entry-level turbodiesel in the The smaller EcoDiesel would surely undercut the cost of the 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six turbodiesel. Then again, isn’t likely to jeopardize its relationship with the famed diesel engine manufacturer.

These rumors could shed light on a new era in FCA engine building and America’s true adoption of turbodiesel engines as a viable power source. On the flip side, these rumors could prove to be complete off base. FCA could even scrap the inline-six idea altogether if the market changes. Only time will tell, but the possibilities seem open.

Continue reading for more information.


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