by Justan Brandt
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A 3.5-liter V-6 engine can be found under the hood of many Chrysler vehicles from 1993 to 2010. First introduced with Chrylser LH platform cars in 1993, the engine will be incorporated into the 2010 model year. In 2011, Chrysler began replacing the engine with a new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. Horsepower and torque ratings for the 3.5-liter have varied by year and vehicle.
1993 Eagle Vision
The top-of-the-line Eagle Vision TSi engine is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The engine was configured with a 3.78-inch bore, 3.19-inch stroke, and a 10.5: 1 compression ratio. Mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, the engine produces 214 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. In the Eagle Vision, the engine gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
1994 Chrysler New Yorker
In the 1994 Chrysler New Yorker, the 3.5-liter engine is equipped with a standard 24-valve and double overhead camshaft. The bore is 3.68 inches and the stroke 3.35 inches. With a 9.1: 1 compression ratio, the engine produces 215 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 230 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. Along with a four-speed automatic transmission, the EPA estimates that the engine will get 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2000 Dodge Intrepid
The 2000 Dodge Intrepid R / T is home to Chrysler’s 3.5-liter V-6. The design still includes 24 valves, but now features a single overhead camshaft. The compression ratio is 9.9: 1 and the bore and stroke are 3.78 inches by 3.19 inches. The engine generates 242 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 248 pound-feet of torque at 3,950 rpm. Similar to the Vision and New Yorker, the engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and gets 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2010 Chrysler 300
The 3.5-liter is standard on many versions of the 2010 Chrysler 300. The engine design is similar to that of the 2000 Intrepid, with 24 valves, a single overhead camshaft, a 9.9: 1 compression ratio, a 3.78-inch bore and a 3.19 inch stroke. Power is increased to 250 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 250 pound-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm. Along with the increased power comes a decrease in fuel economy. The EPA estimates that the engine gets 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.