Dodge 3.3 Liter Performance

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The Dodge 3.3-liter V-6 engine was introduced in 1990, and has also been used to power select Plymouth and Chrysler models. Later, 3.5-liter and 3.8-liter versions of this engine were developed. Originally employed in the Dodge Dynasty, the 3.3-liter is still being used in 2010.

History

  • The Dodge 3.3-liter V-6 was used for Chrysler's large line in 1990, including the Chrysler New Yorker and Dodge Dynasty. Changes were made to the engine In 1994, 1996, 2001 and 2005, resulting in improved horsepower and torque.

Performance

  • Initially, the 3.3-liter V-6 was rated at 141 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. In 1994, a revised intake plenum increased its ratings to 162 hp and 194 pound-feet of torque. The engine was updated to include new piston heads, higher compression and a variable intake in 2001. Later ratings for V-6 were 180 hp and 210 pound-feet of torque.

Current Application

  • As of 2010, the 3.3-liter V-6 engine is used in select Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & County minivans and is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. In these vehicles the engine is rated at 175 hp, 205 pound-feet of torque and runs on regular gasoline or E85 fuel. Towing capacity is 1,800 pounds for the Grand Caravan SE and 2,800 pounds for the Grand Caravan Cargo.

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