List of Chrysler engines

List of Chrysler engines
A Chrysler 413 cu in (6.77 L) "Sonoramic" engine, factory-equipped with tuned-length twin long-ram intakes

This a list of engines available in vehicles produced by Chrysler throughout the company's history.


Four cylinder

Chrysler engines

  • 1967-1986 Simca Type 315 - Developed by Simca before its takeover by Chrysler and later manufactured by Peugeot, this engine family was famously used in the Horizon.
  • Chrysler 2.2 / 2.5 engine - Chrysler developed a specialized straight-4 SOHC engine for the K and L platforms, initially referred to as "Trans Four" in sales brochures,[citation needed] it was later used in their minivans as well as the P platform. The 2.2 L engine was eventually expanded to 2.5 L in 1985, and fuel injection and turbocharging were added. The highest-performance version of this engine was available with a 16V Lotus head, twin cams, a Garrett turbocharger with intercooler, and DIS. This version was rated 224 hp (167 kW).
  • Chrysler Neon engine - In 1994, Chrysler modified the 2.2 L Chrysler K engine substantially for a 2.0 L straight-4 for the new Dodge Neon compact car. This same engine was available in SOHC and DOHC variants, a 1.8L version was used in export cars, and the DOHC version was later expanded to 2.4 L for use in the Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze and was also later used in a number of Chrysler small cars and minivans, and even briefly in the Jeep Liberty. Turbocharged variants made their way into the PT Cruiser and the Dodge SRT-4.
  • Tritec engine - Chrysler and BMW teamed up to build a 1.6 L version of the SOHC Neon engine (many similarities, reduced bore size and spacing, designed by Chrysler) for subcompact cars to be built in Brazil. Although this engine is not sold in North America in any Chrysler vehicle, it is available in the BMW MINI Cooper, and is used in international Neons and Chrysler PT Cruisers.
  • Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance - Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Chrysler worked together on a joint-venture 4-cylinder engine in 1.8, 2.0, and 2.4 L sizes.

Non-Chrysler four-cylinder engines

  • Volkswagen - Chrysler licensed Volkswagen's 1.7 L I4 for use in the L-body cars in the 1970s. It was replaced by the 2.2 L K-car engine in 1981.
    • 1.7 - Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon, Dodge 024/Plymouth TC3

Five cylinder

Non-Chrysler five-cylinder engines

Six cylinder

Chrysler engines

  • Flathead 6 - A flathead inline-6 used through the 1950s.
  • Slant-6 - (G and RG family) An overhead valve inline-6 inclined at a 30-degree angle. Produced in 170 cu in (2.8 L), 198 cu in (3.24 L), and 225 cu in (3.69 L) variants.
  • Hemi-6 - (D family) An overhead valve inline-6 produced only in Australia, in 215 cu in (3.52 L), 245 cu in (4.01 L), and 265 cu in (4.34 L) variants.
  • 3.3 & 3.8 OHV - Pushrod V6 engines.
  • SOHC V6 - 3.5 L (210 cu in), 3.2 L (200 cu in), and 4.0 L (240 cu in) SOHC variants of the 3.3 design.
  • Magnum 3.9 - a V6 variant of the 318 cu in LA V8.
  • LH DOHC - A 2.7 L (160 cu in) DOHC V6 for use in the LH cars, derived from the 3.5 design.
  • PowerTech - 3.7 L (230 cu in) V6 used in trucks starting in 2002.
  • Chrysler Pentastar engine - Replacement for all previous OHV and SOHC V6 engines; 3.6 L (220 cu in) version first used in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Non-Chrysler six-cylinder engines

Eight cylinder

Inline 8

Inline 8 cylinder - Chrysler's early flathead inline 8-cylinder 5.3 L engine used on cars such as Airflows, DeSotos and Imperials. With side valves and aluminum pistons, this was a low-rpm engine that produced about 120 hp (89 kW).


  • FirePower - Chrysler's first V8 and first hemi engine, introduced in 1951.
  • Spitfire - A polyspheric design introduced in 1955, derived from the FirePower.

Small block V8

Chrysler's small-block V8 engines all derive from the classic A engine:

  • A small-block - Chrysler's first small-block V8.
  • 1964½-1992 LA small-block - An evolution of the 1955 Plymouth A engine, using wedge-shaped instead of the prior polyspherical combustion chambers.
  • 1992-2003 Magnum small-blockThe original LA design was almost totally revised for 1992 (318) and 1993 (360), with the only carry-over parts being the crankshaft and connecting rods. The only A/LA/Magnum-derived engine design currently in production is the Viper V10. (273/318/340/360)
  • PowerTech - Chrysler's 4.7 L V8 for Jeep
  • 5.7 L Hemi - The modern Hemi, introduced in 2002.
    • 6.1 L Hemi - A larger modern Hemi, introduced in 2004. Sometimes called the 3G or Gen 3 Hemi to distinguish from earlier Hemi engines.[1]
    • 6.4 L Hemi - A larger bore modern Hemi, introduced in 2010.
    • 7.0 L Hemi - A larger bore and stroke and modified modern Hemi, equaling 426 cubic inches in reference to the 2G 426 Hemi of the 1960s - 1970's.

Chrysler also inherited an engine from American Motors (AMC):

  • 1970-1991 AMC 360 - American Motors' "GEN-2" V8s were first introduced mid-1966 in a Rambler American Rogue hardtop. Displacements ran from 290 to 401 CID. The 360 version of this engine family continued to be produced after the 1987 buyout by Chrysler Corporation. This 360 cu in (5.9 L) V8 powered the full-size Jeep Wagoneer, which was produced until 1991 and was the last carbureted car/truck engine built in North America.

Big block V8

Chrysler's big-block V8s fall into the following families:

The 383 cu in (6.28 L) RB block was only available in 1959-1960 on the U.S. built Chrysler Windsor and Saratoga.



Chrysler Turbine engines - In the 1960s, Chrysler experimented with gas turbine engines.


  1. ^ a b 2009 Mopar Performance Catalog

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