- Aug 14, 2013
- Reaction score
- Somewhere around Charlotte
- Ram Year
- 2020 2500 Laramie Longhorn
They're still making it for other vehicles. As far as I know it'll still be the base engine for the 1500 going forward.I'm sure they're using Pentastar because they've got excess production capacity of it. It was the base engine for Charger and Challenger, both of which are dead at the end of the year.
Why incur the costs of using a different engine when you can use something out of the parts catalog that you already make and have sitting around with no vehicle to put it in? Using an engine you've already got reduces costs. No need to engineer or produce something different, just stick it in there.
As you said, it just makes sense. It's already used in the platform, just replace the transmission with a generator, boom, done.