Friday, November 24, 2006

Hemi Fuel Saving Tips

The 5.7L V8 Hemi comes standard with the MDS (Multiple Displacement System) feature, seamlessly alternating between smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed, and V-8 mode when more power is in demand. This optimizes fuel economy when V-8 power is not required, without sacrificing vehicle performance or capability.

Watch this video to see the MDS at work

Jeep offers the following fuel saving tips for owners of Hemi-powered vehicles:

  • Keeping speeds to 65 mph or below — MDS uses four cylinder mode most at these speeds
  • Use cruise control — this helps maintain a steady speed, generally allowing the HEMI to run on four cylinders for longer periods
  • Accelerate more gradually — the HEMI will provide V-8 power whenever it is requested by the driver
  • Use a steady throttle whenever possible — this maximizes four cylinder mode

For more on the MDS and the Hemi engine visit the newly revamped, DaimlerChrysler's official site for the Hemi engine.

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what a great article., this is really great. i appreciate the post.

Anonymous said...

I Have a 2009 Jeep Commander Overland and I love it. I have had it for 9 months now, and I just started getting water leaking by the driver side front window/trim. Does the Rubber Trim on the Jeeps have an issues or recalls??? Please Help

Brady Cartee said...

Whoa, it's amazing how the MDS works. Saving fuel is one of the priorities that a vehicle owner wants. Jeep owners would definitely love this if they knew that a Hemi type engine will greatly benefit them.

Air Intake Kits said...

The fuel consumptions is still based on how we use our cars and pick-up trucks. Thanks for these tips.

Jeep Doors said...

Very informative blog post thanks.Fueling a Jeep is expensive but then its true that it all depends on how you drive. Much appreciated.