Designing a Factory Turbo Engine
The changes OE engineers make when bolting on a turbo.
In this story we'll take a technical look at the 2.4-litre DaimlerChrysler engine that's been released for use in the US-market PT Cruiser
. With a power output of 160kW (215hp) it's no ground-breaker in the top-end stakes, but its amazingly flat torque curve - which peaks at 332Nm at 3600 rpm - gives a better indicator of where OE turbocharging is headed.
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Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options