Chrysler has announced a raft of new engines for its line-up, which it says will boost the overall fuel-efficiency of its vehicles by 25 percent between now and 2014.
The engines are taken from Fiat's range, and include direct injection, turbocharged, and Multiair units, plus dual-clutch transmissions. In a press release ahead of the Detroit motor show Chrysler said 80 per cent of its vehicles across all its brands will get the new technology.
Among the line-up is two Multiair four-cylinder units: a 100bhp 1.4-litre unite with 95lb ft of torque and a turbocharged 1.4-litre unit with 170bhp and 170lb ft of torque. A 190bhp 2.4-liter Multiair unit putting out 175 lb ft of torque will also be available.
A 280bhp 3.4-litre V6 Multiair unit with 260 lb ft of torque will also be available, and will first be available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee later this year.
Chrysler says that it will start selling vehicles with a new six-speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDCT) from later this year, with the next-generation Sebring thought most likely to get the unit first.