Dodge’s ‘Hurricane’ I6 engine by the numbers

A storm is brewing: Dodge’s new twin-turbocharged in-line six-cylinder engine. It’s called the Hurricane and it makes 500 horsepower. Strong enough to power a Ram truck and small enough to fit in a Wrangler or Challenger, this engine aims to make the HEMI V8 obsolete. Here’s everything we know about the all-new Hurricane engine.

5.7-liter HEMI V8 SO “Hurricane” I6 6.4-liter HEMI V8 HO “Hurricane” I6
displacement 5.7 liters (345 cubic inches) 3.0 liters (approx. 183 cubic inches) 6.4 liters (392 cubic inches) 3.0 liters (approx. 183 cubic inches)
PK 363-395 hp 400+ horsepower 470-485 hp 500+ horsepower
Couple 394-410 lb-ft 450+ lb-ft 470-475 lb-ft 475+ lb-ft
Boost Naturally aspirated 22psi Naturally aspirated 26psi

Is an I6 better than a V6?

According to CarThrottle, an inline six-cylinder (I6) engine is inherently better balanced and has fewer moving parts than its V-shaped competitor. It spins higher while vibrating less and may be easier to work on. But a V6 fits in a smaller engine bay, is cheaper to produce and may weigh less.

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