Chrysler 3.5 Torque Specsby Justan Brandt
A 3.5-liter V-6 engine can be found under the hood of many 1993 to 2010 Chrysler vehicles. First introduced with Chrylser’s LH platform cars in 1993, the engine would carry into the 2010 model year. For the 2011 model year, Chrysler began replacing the engine with a new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. Horsepower and torque ratings for the 3.5-liter have varied by year and vehicle.
1993 Eagle Vision
Powering the top-of-the-line Eagle Vision TSi is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The engine was setup with a 3.78-inch bore, a 3.19-inch stroke and a compression ratio of 10.5:1. Mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, the engine produces 214 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. In the Eagle Vision, the engine gets an EPA estimated 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
1994 Chrysler New Yorker
In the 1994 Chrysler New Yorker, the 3.5-liter engine is equipped with the standard 24 valve and dual-overhead-camshaft. Bore is 3.68 inches and stroke is 3.35 inches. With a compression ratio of 9.1:1, the engine produces 215 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 230 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. Coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission, the EPA estimates the engine to get 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
2000 Dodge Intrepid
The 2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T is home to Chrysler's 3.5-liter V-6. The design still includes 24 valves, but now features a single-overhead-camshaft. The compression ratio is 9.9:1, and the bore and stroke is 3.78-inches by 3.19-inches. The engine spawns 242 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 248 pound-feet of torque at 3,950 rpm. Similar to the Vision and New Yorker, the engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and gets 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
2010 Chrysler 300
The 3.5-liter is standard in many trims of the 2010 Chrysler 300. The design of the engine is similar to the 2000 Intrepid, featuring 24 valves, a single-overhead-camshaft, a compression ratio of 9.9:1, a 3.78-inch bore and a 3.19-inch stroke. Power is increased to 250 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 250 pound-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm. Along with the bump in power, comes a decrease in fuel economy. The EPA estimates the engine gets 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
Justan Brandt became a journalist and writer who specializes in automotive coverage in 2009. He has been a student at Bob Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in technology commerce.