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Chrysler 200 Could Get 2.2-liter Turbodiesel Engine

Chrysler 200 Could Get 2.2-liter Turbodiesel Engine

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may soon expand its North American diesel lineup to include the Chrysler 200 compact sedan. Currently motivated by 2.4-liter, four-cylinder or 3.6-liter V-6 mills, the 200 is set to receive a 2.2-liter oil burner, if we are to believe a report coming from Automotive News. The unit in question is reportedly being developed by Alfa Romeo for one of its upcoming sedans. As with most Fiat engines, the 2.2-liter four-pot is expected to come in many flavors, ranging from 135 to over 200 horsepower. However, only one version is likely to make it stateside to join the Tigershark and Pentastar gasoline engines already available for the 200.

If this rumor proves to be true, Alfa Romeo’s 2.2-liter would become the fourth diesel engine to power FCA cars in the U.S. Chrysler already offers a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 in the Ram 1500 pickup truck and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, as well as a 3.0-liter inline-four in the Ram ProMaster van. Ram also gets a 6.7-liter, straight-six from Cummins, its long-time diesel engine supplier. There’s no word on whether the new 2.2-liter diesel will make it into other FCA vehicles here in the U.S., but keep it locked here for more details on the matter.

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Chrysler 300C SRT Diesel for the European market

Chrysler 300C SRT Diesel for the European market

Chrysler launched for the European market a diesel version for the 300C SRT. It will be powered by a three-litre V6 engine developing 218bhp and a peak torque of 376 lbs-ft. Is true is not the 425hp HEMI, but still is something just the Europeans will get!

It will get a revised rear end with new light clusters and a bootlid spoiler. There are a few tweaks inside, too, with a fresh instrument panel and extra LED lights for that sinister interior glow.

The 300C SRT also features touch control sat nav and a 20GB hard drive.

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Chrysler to add diesel and hybrid models to its line-up

Chrysler to add diesel and hybrid models to its line-up

Chrysler will add fuel-efficient diesel-powered and hybrid models to its line-up in the next couple of years. The company wants to eliminate models that overlap each other and add new vehicles that will push the sales up.

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Chrysler to build hybrids, more diesels

Chrysler to build hybrids, more diesels

Chrysler announced today that it would introduce a number of hybrid vehicles, new diesel engines, and streamline the styling of their cars and truck, all in an effort to increase fuel mileage of their product line. “We have developed and are implementing a series of major initiatives – including a bigger push in hybrid and clean-diesel technology – to meet the needs of American consumers,” according to Frank Klegon, Chrysler’s head of product development. “Chrysler Group is focused (...)

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Diesel to made be an issue, with car makers joining forces in promotion.

Diesel to made be an issue, with car makers joining forces in promotion.

Diesel to get a boost

VW, Daimler Chrysler and Audi team up to promote Diesel.

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

New look for the next Jeep Cherokee. AutoExpress
New Music Interface for Audi. AutoBild
Preview for 2007 NHRA Countdown. FastMachines
Diesel Wrangler for Sema. AutoblogGreen
Interview with Champ Car’s Kevin Kalkhoven. AutoWeek
Fiscal Reports for Lear Corporation. PR
Fat people need more gasoline. DetNews
Chrysler is not for sale! NYT
Chevrolet commercial only for Latinos. (...)

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New 4.2-liter Cummins diesel coming at SEMA

New 4.2-liter Cummins diesel coming at SEMA

Cummins has announced that will unveil a 4.2-liter V6 and 5.6-liter clean diesel engines at SEMA Auto Show. The new engines will be featured in a custom Wrangler Unlimited from the Mopar Skunkwerkes group.
The custom Jeep will be powered by a 4.3 liter diesel engine and is code named 50 JK. The hardtop Jeep features custom bumpers, 4-inch lift, 35-inch tires, carbon-fiber hood, Dana 44 axles front and rear, GPS and full saddle leather.
All totaled, Chrysler will have 65 vehicles on (...)

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