Stellantis announced its 3.0-litre twin-turbo, inline, six-cylinder engine, named Hurricane, that is manufactured to deliver better fuel economy and fewer emissions than larger engines while at the same time generating more horsepower.
The Hurricane twin-turbo’s architecture enables Stellantis propulsion systems engineers to create two distinct variants:
- Standard Output (SO): Optimized for fuel economy, including the use of cooled exhaust gas circulation (EGR), while delivering enhanced power and torque (more than 400 hp/450 lb-ft of torque)
- High Output (HO): Optimized for great performance (more than 500 hp/475 lb-ft) while maintaining significant fuel economy during heavy use, such as towing.
The Hurricane twin-turbo achieves this performance while being up to 15 per cent more efficient than larger engines.
“As Stellantis aims to become the U.S. leader in electrification, with a 50 per cent battery-electric vehicle (BEV) sales mix by 2030, internal combustion engines will play a key role in our portfolio for years to come and we owe it to our customers and the environment to provide the cleanest, most efficient propulsion possible,” said Micky Bly, Stellantis head of propulsion systems. “The Hurricane twin-turbo is a no-compromise engine that delivers better fuel economy and an important reduction in greenhouse gases without asking our customers to give up performance.”
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is one part of Stellantis’ commitment to cut its carbon footprint by 50 per cent by 2030 and to lead the transportation industry by achieving Net Carbon Zero by 2038. Those goals are key elements of the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan.
Specific horsepower and torque ratings will vary based on vehicle. The first vehicles powered by the Hurricane twin-turbo I-6 reach dealership showrooms this year.