A new 2.2 liter SOHC four cylinder engine was designed and developed for Chrysler Corporation FWD vehicles. The overall design and many of the specific features have been selected to favor the FWD installation. This paper describes the design characteristics of the major parts and discusses many of the significant development items.
In providing this new engine emphasis was placed on performance, fuel economy, emissions, durability, minimum weight, package size, serviceability, and manufacturing.
Extensive testing, including initial production engines, has verified that the program objectives have been achieved.