Stellantis: New Gasoline Engines Coming Soon!

27 October 2023 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

Contrary to what one might have thought just a few years ago, it seems that the days of the internal combustion engine are far from numbered. Thermal engines are becoming increasingly efficient, and new, more environmentally friendly fuel development methods seem to have given a new lease of life to this type of machinery. There's also the fact that electric car production is much more expensive than expected, and access to materials is becoming increasingly difficult, especially with the demand that has surged in recent years. In short, all of this has led some manufacturers to continue developing new gasoline engines, and this is also the case with Stellantis.

 

According to several sources, the group is currently working on the development of several new gasoline engines. It must be said that Stellantis made a big impact with its new inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine, and this may have motivated the brand\'s leaders to continue in the same direction. However, it's important to clarify that the group has not turned its back on electrification, quite the opposite.

 

In the meantime

 

We know that the transition to electric vehicles will be longer and more complex than expected, which is why the Stellantis group is continuing to improve its offerings in the gasoline engine segment. We now know that a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a structure similar to the Hurricane engine is set to enter the market.

 

A new small engine is also in the works as Stellantis aims to offer a 3-cylinder engine in North America. Some information also leads us to believe that the V6 Pentastar engine will undergo a significant update. After all, it's the engine that saved the group from bankruptcy during the 2008 crash.

 

Several rumors also suggest an even more powerful version of the 6-cylinder turbocharged engine. Some believe we might even get a version with over 500 horsepower for the new Dodge Charger. It's clear that replacing the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 won't be easy, but the new Hurricane engine is nonetheless impressive.

 

It's evident that Stellantis still prioritizes electrification, but I'm still happy to know that the group is putting efforts into the development of new gasoline engines.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier