NOVI, MI – There’s been so much buzz about the Chrysler Group’s Hemi 5.7L V-8 – big power, big torque, big statement – it’s almost been forgotten that Chrysler recently launched its fuel-saving Multi Displacement System cylinder-deactivation architecture for Hemis fitted in the Chrysler 300C and Dodge Magnum. Further obscured by the Hemi hype are some intriguing engineering solutions necessitated by MDS, which shuts down half of the Hemi’s eight cylinders when they’re not needed. Chrysler ...

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