Ram Introduces Pentastar V6 with eTorque Offering For Europe

Ram 1500 Will Be Offered With V6 Engine For First Time In European Marketplace...

Ram is set to launch its latest offering in the European market. In the coming weeks, Ram will introduce the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with the eTorque mild-hybrid system, known for its power and high performance, to European enthusiasts. This move aligns with Ram’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and represents a step towards convergence with engines with lower environmental impacts.

2023 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 eTorque engine is an exciting addition to Ram’s lineup. Boasting an impressive 305 horsepower and 364 Nm (273 lb.-ft.) of torque, this engine delivers power and durability. It will be available in three iconic Ram models: the Ram 1500 Big Horn, Ram 1500 Laramie, and Ram 1500 Rebel. 

At the German GP, held at the Teutschenthal circuit this weekend, Ram will unveil the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 eTorque engine to enthusiasts and the press. This prestigious event is an ideal platform to showcase the engine’s capabilities.

3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque mild-hybrid system. (5thGenRams).

The Pentastar V6 eTorque engine incorporates innovative electronic components that enhance its performance. Notably, it features the eTorque mild-hybrid system, which replaces the traditional alternator. The engine is powered by a 430-watt-hour lithium-ion nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) graphite battery pack, delivering a 48-volt current during launch and gear shifting. A 3-kilowatt DC-to-DC converter supports a conventional 12-volt starter motor for efficient cold starts in extreme temperatures.

The engine’s advanced technologies, such as wide-range variable valve timing and two-step variable valve lift, ensure optimal power and fuel economy based on the driver’s demand. It also incorporates a cooled exhaust gas recirculation system, enabling improved fuel efficiency and emissions performance at higher loads. With a compression ratio of 11.3:1, the engine achieves an optimal balance of power, fuel efficiency, and refinement. Energy recovery from deceleration and braking further increases towing and payload capacity while recharging the battery pack. Additionally, the engine’s enhanced torque at the crankshaft minimizes noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), providing a comfortable driving experience.

2023 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

The introduction of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 eTorque engine contributes to lower CO2 emissions and appeals to a broader audience, including younger drivers seeking high performance and attractive aesthetics. Ram’s commitment to delivering a better total cost of ownership has earned the engine numerous awards, recognizing it as one of the top 10 engines and propulsion systems in recent years.

Ram has partnered with AEC & KWA networks to market the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 eTorque engine-powered Ram vehicles in Europe. These trusted partners will continue their role as International Commercial Partners of Ram this season, ensuring a seamless distribution process.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Without argument I am confident that the Hurricane family of engines will outperform the Pentastar 6, but I love that e-torque system as a method to increase power, eliminate accessory drag, and increase fuel mileage. I had hoped some derivative of this system would be adopted for the straight six, but I guess it is not in the works. I won’t go all electric, so I must opt for the Hurricane before it is taken off the market. Hope that’s years and years away, but I want to replace my current Jeep before then. My opinion is that the all electric agenda will be abandoned before anyone considers killing off the new 6s.

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Availability = Obsolescence.

There will be a mild hybrid version of the next generation ZF 8-speed which will have the electric drive motor in the transmission. This setup is similar to the high voltage PHEV system used in the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee 4Xe models, but the mild hybrid system has 48V and won't be a plugin. The BSG will continue as part of these hybrid systems because it enables smooth transitions from electric to combustion modes.

Will Stellantis use an electric motor driven supercharger on any of its new inline engines?

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