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Old 09-22-2009, 06:56 PM
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Fiat man takes over Mopar Powertrain

September 22nd, 2009 by DaveAdmin

Though powertrains have long been considered one of Chrysler’s strengths, as seen in the class-leading Neon 2.0 (when it arrived), Hemi
V8, and Pentastar V6, a Fiat executive has now taken over Chrysler’s Powertrain Engineering division.
Paolo Ferrero was just named Senior Vice President of Chrysler
Powertrain. He will report directly to CEO Sergio Marchionne, and will be responsible for all Chrysler powertrain operations, with a current mandate of sharing with Fiat Powertrain Technologies. Ferrero holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Turin.
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I don't like the sound of that. Marchionne has been quoted as saying
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http://ca.news.finance.yahoo.com/s/2...plans-use.html

I know I don't need 5.7 liters...but that's what I want. If not more.
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No your right ,"I don't need a 5.7 liter hemi "-------"I need a 6.4 liter hemi"
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Now we know where that clunker money went...lol
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In my humble opinion a marriage between Chrysler and Fiat should only be done like this.

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LMAO ^^^ Funny stuff there, and sorry, can't help but agree, but I digress....

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LMAO ^^^ Funny stuff there, and sorry, can't help but agree, but I digress....

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Hopefully they use some Maserati and Ferrari technology and keep raising the Horsepower!!!
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lol !
I agree with you all on that but you have to understand that we are not used to big engines here in Italy ... just the other day my neighbour asked to my boyfriend if he really needed "such a big car" ... the big car he was referring to is my bfriend's Dodge Nitro 2.8 Diesel!!!
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I'm inclined to see what he's got up his sleeve. Fiat has done a pretty masterful job of reinventing themselves, and I'm pretty certain that a succesful person from that company would be smart enough to keep what works, and dump what doesn't. Of course 5.7 liters in a truck, or Charger/300/Challenger type car is appropriate, but an infusion of technology from small car experts can only be a good thing for the long-term viability of Chrysler, be it powertrain or overall car development.
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I was just looking at the names of the ceo and vps and stuff and was wondering if there were any US born people running the place now lol
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