After a long break, now we hear whispered (and not for the first time) that a Chrysler inline six is on its way back to production. Chrysler has had some well-known inline-six engines that are 4.0 liters known as the Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee (and were technically an AMC engine), as well as the fabricated bevel. The latter was in production for just over 40 years, and ran a vast array of cars, including Dodge Ram, Chrysler LeBaron, Plymouth Barracuda and many more.
Rumors have spun before a whole new Chrysler inline six returns to ease Pentastar V-6 on duty and now renewed by the Mopar enthusiast Allpar . The outlet reports that a new inline six, which can be codenamed "Tornado", is on its way and could see duty in the new Jeep Wagoneer, next-generation Grand Cherokee, Dodge Charger and Challenger, and serve as the new base engine of the Ram 1
In a previous report it appeared that the new Tornado inline six would be slightly more than GME inline four currently in use, but with two cylinders added. Now it seems that Tornado is a clean sheet design and will employ forced induction via either a twin-turbo setup or a simple twin-scroll turbo. The goal is to get close to 5.7 liters of Hemi V-8's horsepower with a smoother torque curve. Distribution is claimed to be just a hair below 3.0 liters to avoid displacement tax on international markets.
The old Chrysler cutter was known for use in a wide variety of cars, and it sounds like the rumored Tornado could be the same, driving everything from trucks to family SUVs to Italian performance cars and pretty much everything in between .