At Mann Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT of Richmond, knowing what keeps your vehicle running is what we do. But it should also be what you know as well. So today we’re going to talk about engines. Every car has one, so it behooves you to know what is under your hood.
This is the engine that fuels the FIAT brand of cars. From the exotic FIAT 500 to the sporty FIAT 124 CLASSICA, there is an inline 4-cylinder engine providing up to 184 lb-ft of torque as you hit the gas. Four-cylinder engines are the most fuel-efficient engines, but if you’ve ever driven a FIAT before, you know it doesn’t feel underpowered.
The V6 is an engine that strikes a compromise between power and efficiency. You will see a marked reduction in fuel efficiency, but the horsepower, torque, and towing gains are all worth it. It’s the most common type of engine found in Chrysler/FIAT vehicles, showing up in the base models of classic muscle cars like the 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT and the 2018 Dodge Charger. It can also be found in trucks and vans like the 2019 RAM 1500 and the Chrysler Pacifica, since they are powerful enough to both tow and carry big payloads.
Now we’re going into full gear head mode. There’s less efficiency found here, but you’re not going to be able to hear yourself think about MPGs while you’re listening to the engine roar. The toughest RAM trucks and muscle cars like the 2019 Dodge Challenger take the legendary HEMI engine and crank it to deliver maximum horsepower and torque gains. In the case of the 2019 Dodge Challenger, a Hemi V8 can put out 372 horsepower and a neck-breaking 400 lb-ft of torque.
Discover what your favorite vehicles can do with a test drive at Mann Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of Richmond. There are so many engines to try out at our Richmond, KY location, so come in today and find the right one for you. See you soon!