In October 2021, rumors surfaced that the Stellantis could run on a new in-line six-cylinder, with a displacement of 2.9 liters, adapted to the global market.
Now a new report has arrived, claiming that an enhanced version of the engine in question could be found under the hood of the new generation Dodge Challenger, a vehicle of the “mysterious” future, just like the “mysterious” and new machine.
For now, it all comes down to rumors, so this news should be taken with a grain of salt. According to anonymous sources, Stellantis will launch a new GME T6 engine, an in-line six-cylinder, which will serve as a replacement for the 5.7 Hemi V8 in the next iteration of the Challenger. In fact, the report says the Challenger will be the first car to get a new engine. If it is really a replacement for Hemi, it means that it will deliver between 350 and 400 hp. For example, the current 5.7-liter V8 has 375 hp in the Challenger R / T.
Since the six-cylinder unit has a volume of 3.0 liters, it will certainly be “reinforced” with a turbocharger, which inevitably leads to a comparison with BMW’s in-line “six”, which delivers up to 510 horsepower. If this is the future Challenger engine, it would not be unusual to witness variations from “civilized” to “wild”. Many may think that it is “blasphemous” to put a regular six-cylinder engine in the Challenger, but Chrysler once constructed the Hemi I6, which was a great success in the Valiant Charger for the Australian market. The most powerful versions of this “muscle car” classic are quite appreciated and valuable today.
However, Dodge did not announce any official information, so everything is still in the realm of speculation.