FCA Concern has patented a new in-line SixNovember 12, 2019
According to patent documents, the new engine of the Italian-American concern Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the most powerful version can produce more than 500 hp.
We’ve heard for a long time that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles engineers are working on a completely new in-line six-cylinder turbocharged engine, but so far, this information has only been at the level of rumors. Now we can take a look at the patent application, which refers to a project codenamed GME-T6 (Global Medium Engine Turbo-6). Apparently, development is now at a very early stage of development.
The patent drawing shows an in-line six-cylinder engine with a newly developed exhaust gas recirculation system for use with turbocharged gasoline engines.
Patent No. 10,247,142, filed with the US Patent Office by FCA US LLC, describes an engine very similar to the FCE GME-T4 inline turbo engine, but obviously has two more cylinders. It is important to note that the patent was filed on November 1 two years ago and was registered only on April 2 of this year.
It is believed that the new power plant will be located under the hoods of almost all FCA models. It is reported that it will present a new technology company, which received the designation eBooster. It is needed in order to increase the total engine power by 25% and eliminate turbo-pits. Our insiders say that the engine will be available with various power options: from 360 horsepower to over 500. According to rumors, the latest version of the new product will be used as a replacement for the current 7.0-liter HEMI V8.
It will be very interesting to see if the recent partnership of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by the French concern PSA will influence the development of a new in-line six-cylinder engine.
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