Inside the Dodge 2.4 Liter Tigershark Engine

2.4 Liter Tigershark Engine

 

Under the hood of the 2014 Dodge Dart, you’ll find one of the most advanced four-cylinder engines on the planet: the 2.4 liter Tigershark™ engine*.

 

Designed to take full advantage of the exclusive MultiAir technology developed with Dodge engineering partner Fiat Powertrain, the Tigershark engine features the second-generation MultiAir 2 system. This next phase in MultiAir science marks even further improvements in fuel economy and exhaust emissions without compromising performance.

 

In a nutshell, MultiAir replaces the traditional mechanical link between the cam lobe and the intake valve with an electro-hydraulic system, allowing more freedom in tuning the engine’s breathing for optimum efficiency under any running condition.

 

Manufactured in a state-of-the-art production facility in Dundee, Michigan, the Tigershark 2.4L engine is built on a high-pressure diecast aluminum block with cast-iron liners and forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods with lightweight cast aluminum pistons designed specifically for efficient operation and provides a 10.1 compression ratio. Compact design provided by an 88 mm bore and 97 mm stroke, while advanced details like diamond-hard piston pin coatings and a two-stage oil pump shave operating losses further improving efficiency. In other words, no feature to small or technology to sophisticated in consideration of providing uncompromising fuel efficiency.

 

To build your own high-tech dream machine, go to Dodge.com.

 

*2.4 liter Tigershark engine comes standard on the 2014 Dart SXT, Rallye, Limited and GT.

 

 

 

 


35 Comments

  • Daniel Hall
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Cool engine, can’t wait to try it in a PDI 😉 How much HP?

    • spencer
      Posted June 9, 2014 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

      184hp and 172tq

  • Derrick Cordray
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    Engines will only get you so far. Driving dynamics, car feel, product quality, design cues, and overall perception of the vehicle add to the decision making process. Unfortunately many of these are not in favor of the Dodge Dart.

    • dan
      Posted June 7, 2014 at 12:29 am | Permalink

      I don’t know what the F___ u have been smoking !!! But I am sure if you knew anything about this automobile and it’s makeup, from it’s European platform and European handling and it’s above average quality build from the inside to the outside for it’s size class and price tag , you would be humming a different tune. Be for you talk about it. Read about it. And you won’t sound like an idiot who likes to hear himself talk.

      • Viking22
        Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

        Win ^

      • mustangfan
        Posted August 20, 2014 at 4:17 am | Permalink

        Just my opinion. No need to get all offensive. But just because its “European” doesn’t mean diddly. There are plenty of terrible European cars also. Fiats reputation is well not that great. So your point is mute. There are numerous alternatives in this class that are superior in every category. BTW this is coming from a person whose family has and does work in the industry. My grandfather even worked for Dodge, my father works for Subaru, and my other grandfather owned an auto-parts store back in the day. You could say its in my blood. But thanks for your input and take care.

        • dan
          Posted August 20, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink

          I don’t care if you worked on the assembly line at dodge you still don’t know what you’re talking about. I do believe that you like to hear yourself ( tooting your own horn) because here you go again. Just let it go….you don’t know everything!! Plus I don’t feel like telling you all the ways that you are wrong…

        • mustangfan
          Posted August 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

          What a cop-out. You say you do not feel like telling me the ways I am wrong because you cant. But again thanks for you lack of input this time and further trying to insult me rather than use supporting facts for your argument. Debate much? Take care!

        • dan
          Posted August 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

          No, your an idiot that doesn’t deserve any more of my time….that’s all.

        • jose
          Posted September 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

          I own a 2014 GT loaded I sell them too this is by far the most advanced car I’ve bought in its class. so leave this guy alone he needs a warm bottle with milk and sugar.

        • mustangfan
          Posted September 8, 2014 at 2:47 am | Permalink

          Again resorting to name calling with out explaining your opinion with supporting details and facts.

        • Adrian
          Posted November 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

          I own a 2015 sxt. I have also owned a r34 skyline, and a volvo 960. There are positives and negatives about the dart. If you want the truth, consumer reports ranked the fusion and the cruze lower than the dart. Would you like to know why? Well.. I’ll tell you anyway. Because of terrible quality from ford, and planned obsolescence from chevy. I love my dart. It was 6k lower than both of those, better powertrain (neither the cruze, nor the fusion come with a double clutch transmission.), Handles great, but the real kicker is the fuel economy. I can drive from SF to LA on 1 tank. But the suspension could use a few tweaks. Also the electronics need to be updated to be more responsive for android devices. Other than that, The dart will dominate any car in it’s class.

        • Tim
          Posted July 31, 2015 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

          sooo i hate to burst your bubble there mustangfan, but you saying fiats rep is not that great is dead wrong…… you are talking about the parent company of ferrari… you know, some of the best automotive engineering to come out of itialy….but being as you are a ford fan boy, you probably wouldnt know much about a quality car. the dart can come equiped with way more goodies than most other econ cars out there and for quite a bit less to boot. i would also like to point out that dans point was not mute, or even moot (btw thats the word you were looking for) just because you have had family members work in the industry doesnt mean that you know what you are talking about. having driven quite a few of the cars in the darts class, i would choose it over them. its ride is extreamly comfortable. it handles better than most of the other econ sedans out there and its rather peppy for a fat car(its 3200 lbs and can still get up and go). now to be fair my dart is an sxt with the rallye and blacktop packages, all that really does is give me a bit better suspension with sway bars in the front and rear.i hope this satisfies your lust for being told why you are wrong about this car.

  • Andres Cabado
    Posted December 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Can u add turbo to this engine ??

    • tyler
      Posted September 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

      it already is a turbo..

      • Nick
        Posted September 20, 2014 at 2:13 am | Permalink

        Newsflash… not a turbo

      • Chuck
        Posted March 27, 2015 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

        No it’s not

      • Gerald Kuchenbecker
        Posted July 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

        No, its not. Why would put in any input if you have no clue about the answer. And this information isn’t exactly the most challenging in the world to research.
        Only the 1.4 liter engine comes with a turbo.

        Now back to the original question. How difficult would it be to have a turbo installed on this engine. Is it possible with modern computerized systems? Would the head, valves and gaskets hold up to the added combustion chamber pressures?

  • James
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    the 1.4 has a turbo and gets better torque than this engine. Add turbo and show those ecoboost punks who is boss. Shout-out to my main man Sergio!

    • Nick
      Posted September 20, 2014 at 2:14 am | Permalink

      and I dust the 1.4l all day in my NA 2.4…

  • Captain capitalist
    Posted August 7, 2014 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    When are we getting scat pack parts for our cars? I’m ready cash in hand especially looking forward to the intake exhaust and PCM tune. I want to keep it genuine Mopar no aftermarket Chinese parts.

  • Glen
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    add supercharger – I hate turbo lag

  • Tim Crawford
    Posted September 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    I Love my Dodge Dart and it’s Tiger Shark engine, For a 4 Cylinder it’s very spunky and fun to drive, And it gets GREAT gas mpg if you drive if reasonably, I get 30+ mpg with mine but i don’t do a whole lot of city driving.

  • jose
    Posted September 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I own a 2014 dart Gt and I love it dotn feel like I have to do anything to it I like it just the way it is.

    • Ron
      Posted April 24, 2015 at 12:43 am | Permalink

      I own a 2014 Dart GT 6 on the floor and I love it as well! btw, will you get better performance using higher octane gas?

  • Jaxon Sweet
    Posted October 26, 2014 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    So let’s get this straight, can I add a turbo to the 2.4L tiger shark engine?

    • kstatx
      Posted November 24, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

      Yes… U can add whatever u want

      • Mike
        Posted November 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

        can ad yes but no tune…

  • Jason
    Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    You can add a turbo charger or supercharger if you like but the engine will not last long. The cylinder walls are much too thin to handle the increased pressure. It was originally Chrysler’s intentions to add a turbo charger to this engine but insufficient cooling required Chrysler to thin out the cylinder walls for better heat transfer. Also, an oil cooler was made standard to help with cooling. The cylinder walls are even thinner on this engine than the old 2.4L World Gas engine used in the Caliber SRT. That engine was known to eventually have fractured cylinder walls. This is a good reliable engine if left stock. Do NOT modify.

  • Shana Amey
    Posted April 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    is this cooling system liquid or air?

  • Posted June 25, 2015 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    All these new cookie cutter cars are junk. I don’t care what bells and whistles they might have… all plastic, and throw away motors. That’s why they have warranties, because they KNOW they will fail at 100k or so.

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  • Posted August 18, 2015 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    The dart is a nice car it’s clearly a dodge neon rebuilt call it what it is a neon the dart has and always will be a crappy car that old ladies drive secondly most European cars are crap period hint why when warrenty is up they all get traded in keep it American also hyandiu how ever you spell that dumb ass brand builds the dart motor not saying it’s a bad car just not great far from it just buy a neon srt4 and be done with it real power built motor

  • Posted August 18, 2015 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Mustangfan I much agree with you and Dan your an idiot who can’t prove his own point who thinks way to much of his car I own and will never trade my 04 srt4 345hp 410 tq dynoed on a stage one PCM that’s stock turbo 22.5 pounds you will never get that out of a dart period when building new cars their supposed to better not worse

  • Martin
    Posted August 20, 2015 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    I bought a 2015 Cherokee with the 2.4l tigershark – first “American” car since a ’95 mercury villager – which I only bought because the engine and transmission were nissan – a lot of the ford parts fell off in 100K miles – but nissan parts were solid ! Anyway, having driven a Chrysler 200 with the same engine & 9 speed trans – I was impressed. Sure if you push it to the limit it might not handle like a VW or Audi – but for normal street driving – it was a vast improvement over older chrysler products. The Cherokee fit and finish inside, outside and under the hood is great. Ride and handling are good for normal to even spirited driving (how many of us take cars like this to the track ? ). Transmission shifts smoothly so far (looks like early problems have been sorted) and engine has good power, torque and is quite refined for a 4. Highway economy is also fantastic for a jeep. Fiat/Chrysler has done a great job here (yeah Ford and GM are also getting much better in the metrics above as well – but given where Chrysler was – this is a HUGE improvement for them). I was tying to find any data from fleet operators who have pushed this engine and transmission above 100K miles already to see what long-term reliability looks like ?

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