Rumor Mill: Is the Chrysler 200 Getting a Diesel Engine?

By Admin | Posted in Rumor Mill on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 11:25 am
FCA may be Working on a Diesel Engine for Passenger Vehicles

FCA may be Working on a Diesel Engine for Passenger Vehicles

The automotive community is getting very competitive with creating the most fuel efficient vehicles ever. As enthusiasts, we are constantly paying close attention to what the next big innovation will be within the auto industry will be, and we think that we may have just discovered it.  We have been hearing rumors that FCA may be working on a diesel engine for passenger vehicles.

As of right now the automaker has not officially confirmed if they are working on a new diesel engine for passenger cars or not yet. However, they have also not denied it either.

The rumor was started recently by information found on the Allpar website, which is a website that is dedicated fully to Mopar. Supposedly, someone over at Allpar got into the secure DealerConnect website and found some interesting powertrain information. While they were on the DealerConnect site they found information about a 2.2-liter, 16-valve, DeTomaso engine that was listed as an option for the 2015 Chrysler 200.

We thought that the name DeTomaso was an interesting choice. They were an italian automaker that is no longer in business who was known for never designing their own engines to go in their cars. So we are wondering why FCA would name their brand new engine after a company that was known for that. We believe that the name may just be a placeholder that is being used to confuse us until they are ready to make an official announcement on this engine.

We will be sure to keep you in the loop if we learn anything else about the possibility of diesel engine offerings in FCA passenger cars.

If you have any questions about the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200, or any of the other great vehicles produced by Fiat Chrysler we recommend stopping down to Dave Syverson Auto Center and visiting with one of our expert staff members.

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