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THERE WILL BE 3 VARIANTS OF THE STELLANTIS GME-T6 “TORNADO” ENGINE: REPORT

The First Will Debut Next Month In New York

2021 2022 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Obsidian Series II First Drive Hemi V8 Tornado V6 Engine Mattheus Pach
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The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a premium American vehicle, making it the perfect vehicle to introduce the most anticipated new propulsion system from the Chrysler Group. Known internally as the “GME-T6” or the Tornado engine is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder that will make its world debut this month at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

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GME-T6 “Tornado” Engine Debuting In New York

According to Mopar Insiders, there will be three variants of the GME-T6 available for future Stellantis products. The first version that we will see will debut on the Wagoneer lineup next month at NYIAS and will be the High-Output variant (H.O.). While not much is known about the H.O. version, spy photos posted on Mopar Insiders show what’s suspected to be a Grand Wagonee with the GME-T6 H.O. engine features dual-exhaust, and will require Premium Unleaded fuel according to the decals above the fuel door. We hope that the fuel economy rating will be good enough to justify the purchase, considering how painful it’s getting to stop at a gas station.

 

The 3.0-liter GME-T6 H.O. inline-six-cylinder engine will be followed up by a plug-in hybrid model (PHEV) in 2023. The PHEV will likely run a similar system to the Grand Cherokee 4xe and will probably be a popular option as gas prices continue to rise. The ZF-sourced 8P75PH 8-speed automatic transmission will likely be fitted to the GME-T6 PHEV. The ZF unit features a motor generator rated at 134 horsepower and 181 lb-ft. of torque. Additionally, the PHEV variant could offer an electric-only mode that would propel the vehicle around without using any fuel, which could be helpful for short commutes.

The third and final variant for the GME-T6 engine will be a standard output (S.O.) which will be as you would expect. Just the engine without any fancy modifications to it. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not exciting, as the turbocharged Tornado inline-6’s primary impetus is two things: fuel economy standards and optics. We’re bound to see both of those things in one exciting package as this engine starts to roll out under the hood of Stellantis vehicles.

2022 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Tornado GME-T6 392 Hemi Tornado Apache V8 Inline Straight Six Engine
Image copyright Mattheus Pach, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

 

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Ford Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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