3.6L not direct injected?

  1. steffen707

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    Hmmm, just heard that on Redline's review. Surprised no direct injection yet on the pentastar. Probably would have 15 more HP and a few better mpg. Guess they're waiting for the 3L straight 6 turbo for direct injection.
     
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    Nope, no DI and none of the other over-engineered junk which is why the Pentastar is still a reliable engine that'll go forever. It's one of the big reasons I keep buying this engine in my vehicles. Excellent fuel efficiency, no carbon buildup, can run on any octane, awesome power, and lasts forever. FCA engineers were very wise to leave this engine simple.
     
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    I'm going to wait for the ecodiesel, but I'll be hella choked if I buy and a couple months later they come out with a turbo straight six
     
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    Rumors have been flying over that I-6 for a long time. But I'd be surprised if it happened.

    Here's a snippet from Allpar:

    "We were unable to confirm that the American brands would see this engine at all — indeed, we could not definitively say that a straight six was in the works at all, at least not for the near future. Still, straight sixes are inherently smoother than V6s, and have a bit of snob appeal, given their use by BMW and Mercedes; and the company needs a V6 producing V8 power, at lower cost than the current Ferrari solution and with higher output than the Pentastar-based Maserati mill."
     
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    I'm still trying to figure out why supercharged V6s aren't in the mix
     
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    I'm exceptionally fond of inline six engines but I do not see how you could ever fit one in the package of the relatively short engine bay of the JL/JT, unless it had silly-small cylinder bores and thus pointlessly small overall displacement.
     
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