DaimlerChrysler Corp. is preparing all-new, large-displacement V-8 engines for its light truck and sport/utility vehicle (SUV) product lines that will not rely on existing V-8 engine designs, says one highly placed DCC source. Although supplier information had suggested that DC might derive the upcoming 5.7L and 6.1L truck V-8s from the existing Toluca-built 5.2L/5.9L OHV V-8s used in the Ram pickup, Durango SUV and other applications, the DC source says, “We do not have any (new engine) ...

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