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Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 VVT

Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 VVT

  • Lone engine among Ward’s 10 Best to be tested in a truck
  • “Combines luxury-car-like refinement with boatload of low-end torque,” says Drew Winter,
  • Ward’s AutoWorld Editor-in-Chief
  • Has accounted for 7 percent improvement in fuel economy across Chrysler Group lineup
  • Contributes to best-in-class fuel-economy ratings for Ram 1500, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger

December 13, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group’s Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 has been named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for the third consecutive year.

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition

  • New Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition harkens back to Jeep brand’s military roots
  • Red, White and Blue Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition now available in Jeep showrooms
  • All 2012 Jeep Wrangler models powered by 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 285 horsepower, with fuel economy up to 21 mpg
  • $250 from each Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition sold to be donated to military charities
  • Chrysler Group LLC offers a $500 cash allowance to eligible consumers through its ‘Military Bonus Consumer Cash’ program
  • Jeep Wrangler sales up 34 percent in 2012 with all-time record in May
2013 Ram 1500 New York Auto Show World Debut

2013 Ram 1500 New York Auto Show World Debut

  • Best-in-class fuel economy
  • New 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (Ward’s Automotive 10 Best Engines) features 42 percent more horsepower, 13 percent more torque and at least 20 percent better fuel economy when compared to the previous 3.7-liter V-6 powertrain
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology and variable-valve timing provides 395 horsepower, 407 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class fuel economy for V-8 trucks (at least 10 percent better fuel economy when compared to 2012 V-8 powertrain)
  • Class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission (TorqueFlite 8), standard equipment with 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar, doubles the amount of gears compared to previously available four-speed automatic transmission to greatly improve fuel economy
  • New eight-speed also available with the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI – the Company’s first application with a V-8 (TorqueFlite 8 late availability)
  • New TorqueFlite 8 operated by an innovative dash-mounted, rotary e-shift design
  • First-in-segment Fuel Saving Technology: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with improved ingress/egress and loading, and features automatic load leveling
  • New exterior design cues including all-new grille/fascia, improved quad projection headlamps and LED front turn signals and taillamps
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics, coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.363
  • New, upgraded interior features include: standard and premium vehicle information center, passive entry, Keyless Enter ’n Go, steering wheel and controls, wood accents, updated door panels, instrument panel, interior colors and premium materials
2013 Ram 1500 New York Auto Show World Debut

2013 Ram 1500 New York Auto Show World Debut

  • All-new, next-generation Uconnect® Access debuts on the 2013 Ram 1500
  • Uconnect Access combines a new lineup of smart Media Centers with a powerful new wireless platform
  • With Uconnect Access, Ram 1500 owners will have alternative ways to access new connected services and applications via the vehicle’s 8.4-inch touchscreen display or the web
  • Next generation Uconnect system is designed to be forward-thinking, providing the freedom to upgrade to the latest features and services
  • Voice-recognition technology, steering wheel controls, touchscreen displays and traditional controls provide Ram 1500 customers with a variety of ways to interact with their mobile phones, music, navigation system and applications
  • Ram 1500 now available with a premium, customizable, full-color 7-inch vehicle information center
  • Addition of Powernet vehicle architecture system allows new content with improved data speeds
  • Chrysler Group offers Ram 1500 customers expanded Sirius XM Radio channel lineup, with exclusive programming including new SiriusXM Latino channels, an automotive industry first
  • Sprint selected as the strategic partner to bring wireless connectivity and service delivery to the vehicle
  • New remote central locking RamBox® cargo management system and tailgate combined with door locks
  • New rain sensing wipers, SmartBeam® headlamps, power folding mirrors and power sliding rear window with defrost
  • Best-in-class powertrain warranty – 5 years/100,000 miles

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2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline

2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline

  • New 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline turns up the heat with unique red-hot exterior accents, 305 horsepower and performance suspension
  • New Redline Red exterior striping paired with Pitch Black 20-inch wheels with Redline Red accented lip deliver a modern muscle car look
  • Standard Dark Slate Gray or new Radar Red leather performance seating
  • Efficient performance: Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline features the 3.6-liter aluminum Pentastar V-6 engine delivering 305 horsepower and 27 highway mpg paired with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
  • Available this April with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,745 (excluding $925 destination)
  • With more than 1,000 registered vehicles, the seventh annual Spring Festival of LXs is the largest owner gathering of Dodge Chargers, Dodge Challengers, Dodge Magnums and Chrysler 300s in North America
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2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit Pace Car

2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit Pace Car

  • NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series races in Phoenix on March 3 and 4 mark Dodge Charger Pursuit pace car debuts
  • Benchmark setting: 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8’s record-setting lap time at Michigan State Police’s annual evaluation test (1:33.70) highlights the segment’s best combination of acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics
  • Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8 delivers the best-in-class acceleration needed for police-fleet duty, including 0-to 60 mph in under 6 seconds
  • Mopar® offers six factory-installed police upfit packages to provide one-stop shopping for law enforcement customers
2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

  • 2012 Jeep® Wrangler wins “Total Cost of Ownership” award from Kelley Blue Book and “Best Resale” award from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee captures MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice award (shared with Dodge Durango), as well recognition from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Grand Cherokee sales up 40 percent in January; 51 percent in 2011
  • Wrangler sales up 23 percent in January; 30 percent in 2011
  • Jeep brand sales up 37 percent in January; 44 percent in 2011
Optional Second-Row Captain's Chairs in the 2012 Dodge Durango

Optional Second-Row Captain's Chairs in the 2012 Dodge Durango

  • Newest feature adds luxurious second-row bucket seating option for Durango’s refined interior
  • Second-row Captain’s Chairs are available on all models – SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel
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“Under the Pentastar” is a quick video recap of significant events at Chrysler Group LLC over the past week. This week’s edition looks at new interior images of the 2013 Dodge Dart, the announcement of the reopening of the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit where the Viper is built, the Pentastar V6 Engine named as one of Ward’s Auto’s 10 Best Engines, and the delivery of 10 plug-in hybrid Ram pickups to DTE Energy.

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Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

September 19, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Chrysler brand is touting its new state-of-the-art eight-speed transmission and fuel-efficiency in its new television commercial for the 2012 Chrysler 300. The new commercial continues the “Imported from Detroit” message and is filmed throughout Detroit and its neighboring cities and is comprised of local residents. The new 60-second commercial titled, “If You’re Gonna,” began airing on Friday, Sept. 16 on national and cable networks. (Scroll down to check out the commercial below.)

“The 2012 Chrysler 300 offers consumers a fuel-efficient and luxurious vehicle at an extraordinary value without compromising size or amenities. The combination of our award-winning V-6 Pentastar engine, the new eight-speed transmission and world-class interior appointments takes the domestic luxury sedan to a new level that only can be found at Chrysler.”

-Saad Chehab
President and CEO – Chrysler Brand
Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Once limited to premium import vehicles costing twice as much, the new segment-exclusive ZF eight-speed automatic transmission expands the world-class power and fuel-efficiency of the 2012 Chrysler 300, 300S (V-6) and 300 Limited models and offers class-leading fuel efficiency with respect to:

  • Best-in-class highway fuel economy (31 highway mpg)
  • Best-in-class V-6 AWD fuel economy (18 city and 27 highway mpg)
  • Best-in-class combined fuel economy (23 with RWD, 21 with AWD)
  • Unsurpassed city fuel economy (19 city mpg RWD, 18 mpg AWD)
  • Overall unsurpassed fuel economy in its class (19 city and 31 highway mpg with RWD

Delivering up to a 17 percent fuel economy improvement compared with the previous generation six-cylinder Chrysler 300 AWD models, the new 2012 Chrysler 300 Limited and 300S (V-6) AWD models combine the new eight-speed automatic transmission, fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and the segment’s most advanced all-wheel drive system for maximum all-weather traction and efficiency.

“The new commercial continues our ‘Imported from Detroit’ theme by taking this great city to the rest of the world and captures a day-in-the-life of local citizens in and around Detroit,” said Chehab.

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

The new spot was filmed in Detroit and its neighboring cities including Birmingham, Ferndale, Grosse Pointe Park and West Bloomfield, Mich. The commercial features local attractions including American Coney Island, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Fox Theatre, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Affleck House and Lafayette Coney Island.

Chrysler brand’s advertising campaign was created in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy of Portland, Ore. The campaign is supported by broadcast and digital media placement. The 60-second as well as a 30-second version of the commercial can be viewed on the Chrysler brand Facebook page and on the Chrysler brand YouTube channel.

Advertising efforts from the Chrysler brand has resulted in a number of awards this summer. Most recently, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the Chrysler brand‘s “Born of Fire” commercial with a Creative Arts Emmy award. Born of Fire was also honored with five awards at the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity held in Cannes, France.

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

About the 2012 Chrysler 300

Integrating the first eight-speed automatic transmission in a domestic luxury sedan, the new 2012 Chrysler 300 series sedans offer world-class technological innovation and quality while delivering stylistic distinction, best-in-class fuel efficiency and premium E-segment sedan features at a legendary value.

Once limited to premium import vehicles costing twice as much, the new segment-exclusive ZF 8HP45 eight-speed automatic transmission expands the world-class power and fuel-efficiency of the 2012 Chrysler 300, 300S (V-6) and 300 Limited models and delivers up to 31 best-in-class highway mpg. And with the most advanced all-wheel-drive system in the E-segment, the all-new Chrysler 300 V-6 AWD models deliver best-in-class city and highway fuel economy (18/27) and even more year-round grand-touring performance.

With more standard equipment than its direct standard full-size segment competitors, the 2012 Chrysler 300 is well-equipped for the individual who is looking for distinctive design, best-in-class seat comfort, 292 horsepower, world-class ride and refinement, and the segment’s largest touchscreen infotainment system — Uconnect® Touch — all at an extraordinary value.

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Adding an avant-garde appearance to the letter-series flagship sedans, the all-new Chrysler 300S V-6 and V-8 models take the American brand in a new direction with world-class ride and handling, discrete exterior styling elements, contemporary interior materials and state-of-the-art technology features –including the studio quality sound experience of Beats by Dr. Dre technology.

Designed to be the most luxurious Chrysler flagship sedan ever, the all-new Chrysler 300C Luxury Series takes the Chrysler 300C model further, integrating ultra-premium leather – once limited to some of the most exotic Italian luxury cars – with world-class refinement and handling, state-of-the-art safety and connectivity features and the legendary 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology.

The Chrysler 300 is available with more than 70 safety and security features and was named a Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Chrysler brand was named the ‘Most Ideal Popular Brand’ in AutoPacific’s 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards based on owners’ ratings of their 2011 cars and trucks.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 sedan has a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $27,995 (including $825 destination charge).

You can check out the new ‘Imported from Detroit’ TV Spot for the 2012 Chrysler 300 below. As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

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