Engine Chrysler ESF

The Chrysler ESF or HEMI 6.1 6.1-liter V8 engine was assembled in Mexico from 2005 to 2010 and installed in charged versions of the 300C, Charger, Magnum and Grand Cherokee SRT8 models. Such a unit was not equipped with either an MDS cylinder deactivation system or a VCT phase regulator.

The HEMI series also includes internal combustion engines: EZA, EZB, EZH and ESG.

The engine was installed on:

  • Chrysler 300C 1 (LX) in 2005 – 2010;
  • Dodge Charger 1 (LX) in 2006 – 2010;
  • Dodge Challenger 3 (LC) in 2008 – 2010;
  • Dodge Magnum 1 (LE) in 2005 – 2008;
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 3 (WK) in 2005 – 2010.


Production years 2005-2010
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Fuel system injector
Configuration V8
Number of cylinders 8
Valves per cylinder 2
Block head aluminum, 16v
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VCT
Turbocharging no
Piston stroke, mm 90.9
Cylinder bore, mm 103
Compression ratio 10.3
Displacement, cc 6059
Power output, hp 425
Torque output, Nm 570
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Chrysler 300C 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.7
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

Disadvantages of the ESF engine

  • The engines of this series do not cause many problems, but the fuel consumption is huge;
  • There is also no MDS system, which makes this power unit even more reliable;
  • For normal operation of the motor and especially hydraulic lifters, 5W-20 oil is needed;
  • Often the exhaust manifold leads, and sometimes the studs of its fastening even burst;
  • Under the hood, strange sounds are often heard, popularly called Hemi ticking.

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