Chrysler offers its Pentastar V6 engine in a range of products from mid-size sedans right up to pickup trucks, and the brand is celebrating building 300 million of these V6 engines.
The engine was launched in model-year 2011 vehicles, and is produced in both Trenton, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. Since production began, both plants have combined to pump out 1 million engines a year, or roughly one Pentastar every six minutes.
Chrysler touts the versatility of the Pentastar, saying that this engine can accommodate longitudinal and transverse mountings, front-wheel-, rear-wheel-, all-wheel- and four-wheel-drive setups, and can be hitched to a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-, 8- and 9-speed automatic transmissions.
The Pentastar offers features like variable valve timing and a 60-degree, deep-skirt, die-cast-aluminum cylinder block.
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