List of Chrysler engines

A Chrysler 413 cu in (6.8 L) "Sonoramic" engine, factory-equipped with tuned-length twin long-ram intakes

This a list of engines available in vehicles produced by Chrysler throughout the company's history.

Three cylinder



Four cylinder


Chrysler inherited an I4 engine from American Motors (AMC) when it bought out the automaker in 1987:



Five cylinder


Six cylinder


Chrysler inherited I6 engines from American Motors (AMC) when it bought out the automaker in 1987:


Eight cylinder

Inline 8

Inline 8 cylinder - Chrysler's early flathead inline 8-cylinder 5.3 L engine used on cars such as Airflows, DeSotos and Imperials. With side valves and aluminium pistons, this was a low-rpm engine that produced about 120 hp (89 kW).


  • FirePower - Chrysler's first V8 and first hemi engine, introduced in 1951 for Chrysler and Imperial. DeSoto and Dodge each received their own, unique smaller hemi line of engines in 1952 and 1953, called the FireDome and Red Ram,respectively . These engines, taken together, are now referred to as "1G" (1st generation) hemis, all have rear-mounted distributors.
  • Polyspheric - A polyspheric design introduced in 1955, derived from the FirePower for Plymouth.
  • Chrysler ball-stud hemi, unbuilt, known internally as the A279.[4]

Small block V8

Chrysler's small-block V8 engines all derive from the classic A engine:

  • A small-block - Chrysler's first small-block V8.
  • 1964½–1992 LA small-block - An evolution of the 1955 Plymouth A engine, using wedge-shaped instead of the prior polyspherical combustion chambers.
  • 1992–2003 Magnum small-block - The original LA design was almost totally revised for 1992, the 318 cu in (5.2 L), and in 1993 the 360 cu in (5.9 L); with the only carry-over parts being the crankshaft and connecting rods. The only A/LA/Magnum-derived engine design currently in production is the Viper V10. (273/318/340/360)
  • PowerTech - Chrysler's 4.7 L V8 for the Jeep
  • Chrysler Hemi engine - The modern Hemi, introduced in 2002, produced in three displacements. Called the 3G or Gen 3 Hemi to distinguish from earlier Hemi engines.[5]
    • 5.7 L Hemi - The smallest modern Hemi engine, called the Eagle, introduced in 2002.
    • 6.1 L Hemi - A larger modern Hemi, 2004–2010.
    • 6.4 L Hemi - A larger bore modern Hemi engine, called the Apache, introduced in 2011.
    • 6.2 L Hemi - A supercharged Hemi engine, called the Hellcat, introduced in 2014.
    • 6.2 L Hemi - A supercharged Hemi engine, called the Demon, introduced in 2017.

Chrysler inherited a V8 engine from American Motors (AMC) when it bought out the automaker in 1987:

  • 1970–1991 AMC 360 - American Motors' "GEN-2" V8s were first introduced mid-1966 in a Rambler American Rogue hardtop model.[6] Displacements ran from 290 cu in (4.8 L) to 401 cu in (6.6 L). The 360 cu in (5.9 L) version of this engine family was introduced for the 1970 model year in AMC passenger automobiles and Jeep utility vehicles.[6] It is not the same as Chrysler's 360 V8, a bored and stroked version of the 318 cu in (5.2 L) LA small-block that was introduced one year later.[7] The AMC 360 engine continued to be produced after the 1987 buyout of AMC by Chrysler Corporation. This V8 engine continued to power the full-size Jeep Wagoneer SUV that was produced until 1991, and it was the last carbureted car/truck engine built in North America.

Big block V8

Chrysler's big-block V8s fall into the following families:

The 383 cu in (6.3 L) RB block was only available in 1959–1960 on the U.S. built Chrysler Windsor and Saratoga.





Chrysler Turbine engines - In the 1960s, Chrysler experimented with gas turbine engines.


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  3. ^ "L630 DOHC". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  4. ^ Kirschenbaum, Al. "Mopar Mystery Motor". Hot Rod, 3/86, pp. 71–8.
  5. ^ a b "2009 Mopar Performance Catalog" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 January 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
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