Jeep followers will undoubtedly know the identify “Hurricane,” because it was the moniker for the F-head four-banger that propelled early Willys CJs—itself a modification of the unique “Go Satan” engine which was discovered beneath the hoods of these legendary World Conflict II-era Willys MB and Ford GPW Jeeps.
Effectively, Stellantis is bringing the Hurricane identify again, within the type of a twin-turbocharged 3.0L engine that, the corporate says, is able to making over 500 hp when correctly configured.
And—get this—the engine is an inline six!
So for all of these people who lamented the passing of Jeep’s iconic 4.0L straight six, maybe this new Hurricane will match the invoice.
Particulars on the New 3.0L Twin-Turbo Hurricane I6
The brand new Hurricane has been within the works for some time now, however the fanatic neighborhood was eagerly awaiting the engine’s official specs. They usually’re spectacular. Per the Stellantis launch, the engine will are available in two fundamental flavors:
- Commonplace Output (SO): Optimized for gas economic system, together with using cooled exhaust gasoline circulation (EGR), whereas delivering enhanced energy and torque (greater than 400 hp/450 lb.-ft. of torque)
- Excessive Output (HO): Optimized for excellent efficiency (greater than 500 hp/475 lb.-ft.) whereas sustaining vital gas economic system throughout heavy use, reminiscent of towing.
If you happen to’re retaining monitor at dwelling, these numbers greatest plenty of turbo V6s and fairly a number of NA V8s too (together with a few of the firm’s personal Hemi engines). Higher nonetheless, Stellantis says the Hurricane “achieves this V8-rivaling efficiency whereas being as much as 15% extra environment friendly than bigger engines.”
And when you’re questioning the place the Hurricane makes its energy, there’s extra excellent news. The discharge says it’s obtained a “broad, flat torque band that sees the engine keep not less than 90% of peak torque from 2,350 rpm all the best way to its pink line.”
Extra 3.0L Hurricane Engine Specs
The Hurricane is an aluminum block engine, and contains a pair of turbos—every feeding three cylinders. The Hurricane is direct injected and, relying on the setup, the turbochargers generate from 22 to 26 psi of enhance. It’s obtained twin overhead cams, an aluminum pan, and the HO model will get a cast crank and connecting rods (with solid aluminum pistons).
The Excessive Output model runs 9.5:1 compression and requires 91 octane, the Commonplace Output engine will get bumped to 10.4:1, and Stellantis says that one wants premium gas.
Cooling was emphasised on the Hurricane, and the motor has twin water-cooled exhaust manifolds built-in into the cylinder head, and an engine-mounted water-to-air intercooler.
The engine shares plenty of its design with the two.0 turbo 4 already out there in automobiles just like the Jeep Wrangler.
3.0L Hurricane I6 Purposes & Availability
We’ve talked about Jeep rather a lot already on this article, but it surely looks as if this new powerplant can be equally at dwelling beneath the hood of a Ram truck or Dodge SUV too. (And wouldn’t it’s neat if they might squeeze it right into a Challenger?)
We’ll discover out quickly sufficient, as Stellantis says we’ll begin seeing the Hurricane seem in vendor showrooms by the top of this 12 months.