will find the Dodge Dakota Quad Cab loaded with all the Magnum
engine horsepower and torque expected from the Dodge family
V-8s - the only V-8s in the compact pickup segment - are available,
including a new addition to the Dodge Magnum engine family for
the 2000 model year. This new V-8 engine - a 4.7-liter Magnum,
tuned for even more power and fuel efficiency - produces 235 horsepower
and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.
"Our new 4.7-liter
Magnum engine has more usable power, smoothness and durability
than the 5.2-liter it replaces," said John Felice, Vice President,
Truck Platform. "It's the most refined V-8 engine ever offered
in a Dodge Truck." The engine will be available on all Dakotas
for the 2000 model year.
V-8 is tuned for optimal airflow, powertrain stiffness and improved
balance. Overall, the engine achieves more power and better fuel
efficiency, yet produces fewer emissions than the 5.2-liter V-8.
It also meets California Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) standards.
engine was designed from a clean sheet of paper to provide more
usable power and drivability under all conditions. It features
a cast iron block and cast aluminum cylinder heads with a single
overhead camshaft per bank. Small cylinder bores create a more
compact engine package without compromising capability.
With a tuned-length-runner
intake manifold, free-flowing intake and exhaust ports and fast-burn
combustion chambers, the new engine has optimum breathing and
with a 9.3:1 compression ratio, the 4.7-liter Magnum V-8 still
requires only regular-grade fuel, which directly translates into
cost savings for the consumer.
heads, hollow camshafts with sintered steel lobes, magnesium valve
covers, a molded composite intake manifold and accessories directly
mounted to the engine structure contribute to an overall weight
reduction of 54 pounds compared to the previous 5.2-liter engine.
is enhanced by variable fuel injection timing, sequential multi-port
injection, a quick-sensing inlet-side thermostat and coil-on-plug
ignition, giving each individual spark plug its own secondary
is designed to operate 150,000 miles under normal conditions without
a part replacement other than normal maintenance items.
A new automatic serpentine belt tensioner increases the average
accessory belt life to 100,000 miles.