Chrysler Pentastar V6 Production Crests 3M Mark

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

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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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Greenjeep1998 Greenjeep1998 on Nov 12, 2013

    Just topped 20k on my 200 with a Saltillo build 3.6l, only time it has seen any wrenches is when I get the oil changed and tires rotated............and 15k of those miles have been on E85!