2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler get new 3.0-liter Pentastar V6 in China

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 15, 2013

Chrysler plans to offer a 3.0-liter Pentastar V-6 that will be available on the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2014 Jeep Wranglers in China. Chrysler had first released a Pentastar V-6 in 3.6-liter form. A 3.2-liter engine followed. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 is very versatile as it can be fitted on anything from a Chrysler 200 (283 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque) to the Ram 1500 (305 hp, 269 lb-ft).

On the other hand, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is available with a 3.2-liter variant that delivers 271hp and 239 lb-ft.

Chrysler also boasted that the engine lineup works with front-, all-, or rear-wheel drive, and with six-speed manuals or six-nine-speed automatics. Furthermore, the new 3.0-liter V-6 has an output of 230 hp at 6350 rpm and 210 lb-ft at 4400 rpm.

The engine, which is produced in Michigan, has an intake manifold that comes with low-rumble tuning.

Notably, the 3.0-liter version isn’t likely to appear in a U.S.-spec car in the near future as the 3.2-liter V-6 is present. Chrysler will offer the 3.2-liter V-6 in its upcoming 200 midsize sedan replacement. Just like the 2014 Cherokee, it is coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission to improve EPA-rated efficiency.

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