Engine Dodge ESG

The 6.4-liter V8 engine Dodge ESG or HEMI 6.4 has been assembled at a plant in Mexico since 2010 and is put on charged versions of the Challenger, Charger, Grand Cherokee models with the SRT8 index. This unit is equipped with an MDS half-cylinder deactivation system and a VCT phase regulator.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Chrysler 300C 2 (LD) in 2011 – …;
  • Dodge Charger 2 (LD) in 2011 – …;
  • Dodge Challenger 3 (LC) in 2010 – …;
  • Dodge Durango 3 (WD) in 2018 – …;
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 (WK2) in 2011 – …


Production years 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 94.6
Cylinder bore, mm 103.9
Compression ratio 10.9
Displacement, cc 6407
Power output, hp 470 – 485
Torque output, Nm 635 – 645
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Challenger 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.7
Engine lifespan, km ~380 000

Disadvantages of the ESG engine

  • This engine is very reliable, but the huge fuel consumption will not suit everyone;
  • MDS system and hydraulic lifters require 5W-20 type oil;
  • From low-quality fuel, the EGR valve quickly becomes dirty and starts to stick;
  • Also, the exhaust manifold can lead here and the studs of its fastening can burst;
  • Often, strange sounds are heard under the hood, popularly called Hemi ticking.

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