April 9, 2013 7:16 AM
Employees at Mack Avenue Engine Plant I (Detroit) built the final 4.7-liter V-8 engine last week, ending 15 years of production that yielded more than 3 million powerplants used in Ram trucks and other Chrysler Group products.
The last 4.7-liter (right) was signed by employees and will be displayed in the plant’s lobby.
"Producing more than 3 million engines is a testament to each and every person that has worked at Mack Avenue Engine Plant I during the past 15 years," said UAW Local 51 President Lorenzo Poole.
"The Mack Avenue...
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Pentastar Scores with WardsAuto Judges
by Eric Mayne
January 16, 2013 4:54 PM
In hockey terms, Chrysler Group has completed a hat trick, Ward’s AutoWorld Editor-in-chief Drew Winter said during this year’s 2013 Ward’s 10 Best Engines luncheon.
The event marked the third consecutive year Chrysler Group’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 has earned a spot on WardsAuto’s prestigious list of the industry’s most outstanding engines.
The engine was the lone winner to be tested in a truck, the 2013 Ram 1500.
In a nod to the pickup’s TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, a segment-exclusive, Associate Editor Aaron Foley said “we all noticed the ease of shifting speeds and...
Chrysler Group Adds More Jobs, Investments in Michigan
November 15, 2012 11:40 AM
Almost $4.75 billion invested
Added nearly 6,000 U.S. hourly jobs
That's right, in the 3½ years since Chrysler Group LLC was formed, we've invested nearly $4.75 billion in facilities and added nearly 6,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. That investment includes the announcement we made today at our Mack I Engine Plant in Detroit.
Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne was joined by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, UAW VP General Holiefield and Mack Engine Complex Manager Bob Hollingsworth to provide details on:
Collaborative Spirit Breathed Life Into MultiAir for North American Market
by Eric Mayne
May 2, 2012 7:23 AM
Partnerships can be stifling if ill-conceived and mismanaged. But when they work, they are like a breath of fresh air.
Consider the story of three distinct companies based in different countries. In the face of regulatory headwinds, they validated and produced a breakthrough technology that delivers singular excellence.
The technology: MultiAir, the world’s first mass-production, fully variable electro-hydraulic valve-lift system.
The companies: U.S.-based Chrysler Group LLC, Italy’s Fiat S.p.A. and German supplier Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co KG.
Fiat S.p.A. conceived and designed MultiAir, which was industrialized for the European market by Schaeffler. Chrysler Group then...
Pentastar Engine AGAIN One of Ward's 10 Best Engines
December 9, 2011 10:26 AM
Two out of two is pretty darn good.
For the second year in a row, the Pentastar engine was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines.
Chrysler's Pentastar engine is just one of four repeat winners on the prestigious list, which is pretty unusual of late, according to Ward's Executive Editor Tom Murphy.
"Repeat engines on the list have become scarce in the past three years. I attribute this to the faster turnover these days in the powertrain world. It used to be that an engine was introduced and...