First-generation Dodge 4.7-liter engines are rated at 235 horsepower while second-generation engines, first released in 2008, are rated between 290 and 310 horsepower. A high-output variant of the engine that is rated at 265 horsepower was used in various models from 2002 to 2007.
This Chrysler engine is used in a variety of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. In the original design of the engine, Chrysler took advantage of technological upgrades that increased horsepower while decreasing the size of the engine. The second-generation version, despite having a relatively small displacement for an eight-cylinder engine, has one of the highest horsepower ratings relative to displacement of any engine Chrysler has produced.