A new rumor on the engine in the next-generation Jeep Wrangler shows FCA trying to find the balance between what the drivers want and what is possible with new fuel efficiency standards.
Automotive News released today a rumor about the new engine that will be possibly be an option for the upcoming new Jeep Wrangler. The engine is a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine code-named Hurricane. Automotive News was told by a source what to expect from this new engine. It will feature a “direct-injected inline-four with variable valve timing and a twin-scroll turbocharger.” The Hurricane engine will also be an aluminum block and is expected to be 300 horsepower.
More information backing this up is an investment FCA made in April. They put 75 million into their Trenton Engine Complex to start production on a new four-cylinder engine, like the one described above. The plant had been making the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 previously.
Sergio Marchionne, FCA’s CEO, had also made previously statements that make the Hurricane engine seem like the truth. He had said that the Wrangler would be needing an optional four-cylinder for its new eight-speed auto transmission.
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