List of Chrysler engines
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This a list of engines available in vehicles produced by Chrysler throughout the company's history.
- 1967-1986 Simca Type 315 - Developed by Simca before its takeover by Chrysler and later manufactured by Peugeot, this engine family was famously used in the Horizon.
- Chrysler 2.2 / 2.5 engine - Chrysler developed a specialized Straight-4 SOHC engine for the K and L platforms. The 2.2 L engine was eventually expanded to 2.5 L in 1985, and Fuel injection and Turbocharger were added. The highest-performance version of this engine was available with a 16V Lotus head, twin cams, a Garrett turbocharger with intercooler, and DIS. This version was rated 224 hp (167 kW).
- Chrysler Neon engine - In 1994, Chrysler modified the 2.2 L Chrysler K engine substantially for a 2.0 L Straight-4 for the new Dodge Neon Compact car. This same engine was and available in SOHC and DOHC variants, the DOHC version was later expanded to 2.4 L for use in the Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze and later used in a number of Chrysler small cars and minivans. Turbocharged variants made their way into the PT Cruiser and the Dodge SRT-4.
- Tritec engine - Chrysler and BMW teamed up to build a 1.6 L version of the SOHC Neon engine (many similarities, reduced bore size and spacing, designed by Chrysler) for Subcompact car to be built in Brazil. Although this engine is not sold in North America in any Chrysler vehicle, it is available in the BMW MINI, and is used in international Neons and Chrysler PT Cruisers.
- Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance - Hyundai Motor Company, Mitsubishi Motors, and Chrysler worked together on a joint-venture 4-cylinder engine in 1.8, 2.0, and 2.4 L sizes.
Non-Chrysler 4-cyl engines
- American Motors
- AMC Straight-4 engine - The 2.5 L I4 is a shortened, bored, and de-stroked version of the AMC's 258 modern era I6. The AMC 2.5 I4 engine was introduced in 1984 with the new Jeep Cherokee (XJ). After AMC's acquisition by Chrysler in 1987, Chrysler continued to build and use this engine in various Jeeps, Eagle automobile, and Dodge Dakota trucks until 2002.
- Mitsubishi Motors
- 1.4 Mitsubishi Orion engine - 1979-1984 Dodge Colt/Plymouth Champ/Colt
- 1.5 Mitsubishi Orion engine - 1985-1989 Dodge Colt
- 1.5 Mitsubishi Orion engine - 1988-1994 Dodge Colt/Eagle Summit
- 1.6 Mitsubishi Saturn engine - 1976-1977 Dodge Colt, Plymouth Arrow
- 1.6 Mitsubishi Saturn engine
- 1.6 DOHC Mitsubishi Sirius engine
- 1.8 Mitsubishi Saturn engine - Dodge Colt and Colt Vista?, Eagle Summit?, 1990-1994 Plymouth Laser/Eagle Talon
- 2.0 Mitsubishi Astron engine - 1978-1983 Dodge Colt, Plymouth Arrow
- 2.0 Mitsubishi Sirius engine - 1984-1987 Dodge Colt Vista
- 2.0 DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine - 1995-2000 Dodge Avenger
- 2.4 Mitsubishi Sirius engine - Dodge Colt Vista/Eagle Summit
- 2.6 Mitsubishi Astron engine
- Normally-aspirated - 1978-1983 Dodge Colt, Dodge Challenger/Plymouth Sapporo, Plymouth Arrow; 1981-1989 Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant, Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager, also Chrysler New Yorker, Chrysler E-Class, Chrysler Executive, Chrysler LeBaron, Dodge 400, Dodge 600
- Turbocharged - 1984-1986 Dodge/Plymouth Conquest TSi, 1987-1989 Chrysler Conquest TSi
- Sunbeam (car)
- 1.5 - Plymouth Cricket
- 2.2 - Eagle Medallion
- VM Motori
- Volkswagen - Chrysler licensed Volkswagen's 1.7 L Straight-4 for use in the L-body cars in the 1970s. It was replaced by the 2.2 L K-car engine in 1981.
- Flathead 6 - A flathead Straight-6 used through the 1950s
- Chrysler Slant 6 engine - (G and RG family) An Inline-6 inclined at an angle. produced in 170, 198, and 225 CID variants.
- Hemi-6 - (D family) These straight sixes were initially designed for American trucks, but were made only in Australia
- 3.3/3.8 OHV - A Pushrod engine V6 for Midsize car.
- SOHC V6 - 3.5 L, 3.2 L, and 4.0 L SOHC variants of the 3.3 design.
- Magnum 3.9 - a V6 variant of the 318 cu in LA V8.
- LH DOHC - A compact, modern 2.7 L DOHC V6 for use in the LH cars derived from the 3.5 design.
- PowerTech - 3.7 L V6 for 2002+ trucks
- Phoenix — Future replacement for the OHV and SOHC V6 engines
Non-Chrysler 6-cyl engines
- American Motors (AMC)
- AMC Straight-6 258 - A modern era Straight-6 designed by AMC and first introduced in 1964 in the Rambler Typhoon. The 258 cu in (4.2 L) version was produced from 1971 until 1990. After Chrysler's acquisition of AMC in 1987, Chrysler continued to build and use the engine in the AMC Eagles and in the Jeep Wrangler (1987–1990).
- AMC Straight-6 4.0 L - The EFI 4.0 L (242 cu in; 3956 cc) engine was an evolution of AMC's 258 and appeared in 1987. After American Motors was bought out, Chrysler continued to build this engine for numerous Jeep models until 2006. This engine powers AMC's legacy vehicles Jeep Wagoneer (through 1990), Jeep Comanche pick-up truck (through 1992), Jeep Cherokee (XJ) (through 2001), Jeep Grand Cherokee (1993-2004), as well as the redesigned Jeep Wrangler (1991–2006).
- Mitsubishi Motors V6
- 2.5 L Mitsubishi 6G7x engine - Used in the Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Chrysler Cirrus, and Dodge Stratus
- 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G7x engine - Used in the Plymouth Acclaim/Dodge Spirit and 1987-2000 Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager, also Dodge Dynasty, Chrysler LeBaron, Chrysler TC, Chrysler New Yorker, Dodge Daytona, Dodge Stealth, Chrysler Sebring (Coupe), Dodge Stratus(Coupe), Dodge Shadow ES, and Plymouth Duster
- 3.0 L Common rail Diesel V6 from the Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Inline 8 cylinder - Chrysler's early flathead inline 8-cylinder 5.3 L engine used on cars such as Airflows, DeSotos and Imperials. With side valves and aluminum pistons, this was a low-rpm engine that produced about 120 hp (89 kW).
- FirePower - Chrysler's first V8 and first Hemi engine, introduced in 1951.
- Spitfire - A polyspheric design introduced in 1955, derived from the FirePower.
Small block V8
Chrysler's Small-block V8 engines all derive from the classic A engine:
- A small-block - Chrysler's first Small-block V8.
- 1964½-1992 LA small-block - An evolution of the 1955 Plymouth A engine, using wedge-shaped instead of the prior polyspherical combustion chambers.
- 1992-2003 Chrysler Magnum engineThe original LA design was almost totally revised for 1992 (318) and 1993 (360), with the only carry-over parts being the crankshaft and connecting rods. The only A/LA/Magnum-derived engine design currently in production is the Viper V10. (273/318/340/360)
- PowerTech - Chrysler's 4.7 L V8 for Jeep
- 5.7 L Hemi - The modern Hemi, introduced in 2002.
Chrysler also inherited an engine from American Motors (AMC):
- 1970-1991 AMC 360 - American Motors' "GEN-2" V8s were first introduced mid-1966 in a Rambler American Rogue hardtop. Displacements ran from 290 to 401 CID. The 360 version of this engine family continued to be produced after the 1987 buyout by Chrysler Corporation. This 360 cu in (5.9 L) V8 powered the full-size Jeep Wagoneer, which was produced until 1991 and was the last carbureted car/truck engine built in North America.
Big block V8
Chrysler's Big-block V8 fall into the following families:
- 1958-1978 Chrysler B engine (350/361/383/400)
- 1959-1978 Chrysler RB engine (383/413/426W/440)
- 1964-1971 Chrysler Hemi engine (426, sometimes called the 2G or Gen 2 Hemi to distinguish from earlier and later Hemi engines.
The 383 cu in (6.3 L) RB block was only available in 1959-1960 on the U.S. built Chrysler Windsor and Saratoga.
- Viper V10 - An evolution of the LA design, executed in aluminum.
- Ram Tough V10 - A similar cast-iron engine was made for Dodge Ram trucks.
Chrysler Turbine engines - In the 1960s, Chrysler experimented with Gas turbine engines.