Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
I would have been stunned if one of the truck engines had ended up in a Dodge Intrepid. A 4.7L or 5.7L would not exactly be the model of refinment for an automobile, and the penalties due to CAFE and EPA regulations would probably make it prohibitive anyway. Any engine in the Intrepid would have to comply with higher emissions & fuel economy standards for passenger cars.
I can imagine them putting in a small V8, like a 4.0L or something, but let's see more modern design!
If the SUV's like the GMC Envoy can have 4V/cyl and variable valve timing, I'd say Dodge can do it too!