The two words to define the 2013 and 2014 Dodge Charger are Faster and more furious. The new Dodge Charger is sure to please. Slicker, more efficient, better-looking. What more can we say? Well, it is even more economical because the new SRT8 Charger now has Chrysler s adaptive valve exhaust system and Fuel Saver technology. They do this by switching the all-new 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 into a four-cylinder mode that comes into action over a wider mph range so this then minimizes consumption. Exact details of new fuel consumption is yet to be announced but last year it was 13mpg for the city and 19 mpg for highway.
Lets face it not many people buy a Dodge Charger for its lower fuel consumption, so here are the muscle specifications. The SRT8 has 465 horses and 465 pound-feet of torque with 20-inch rear rubber tires and the trusted W5A580 Auto Stick five-speed automatic. Chrysler have announced that the SRT8 can charge to 60 mph from a standstill in the upper-4 second range, and achieve 0.88 g on the skid pad, and has a top speed of around 175 mph.
To ensure efficient braking there are four-piston Brembos to clamp down hard on 14.2-inch front/13.8-inch rear slotted rotors. These use Chrysler s Ready Alert Braking system that positions the pads closer to the rotors when a collision is anticipated by using onboard telemetry technology. The wheels have been redesigned with 20-inch forged aluminum wheels that have black accents to emphasize their reflective faces.
Other technological improvements: The new adaptive damping suspension adjusts stiffness levels based on driver inputs and road conditions. When left in Auto mode, the suspension s ECU calibrates all four wheels to a softer level and can also be toggled to Sport mode for a tighter feel. The power steering has been improved and is more responsive.
The car’s Coke-bottle lines have been subtly modified with the addition of a full Dodge Charger SRT body kit. With more aggressive looking front and rear fascias, sculpted sills, and a rear trunk mounted spoiler make this model stand out. It has a gloss black cross grille on the front end. It has polished four-inch exhaust tips that add to the mean look of the car.
For passengers the ride has been improved. The adjustable front bucket seats are vented and heated as well as the rear seating. The 2012 Dodge Charger offers you the comfort that you would expect from a large sedan, with plenty of rear seat legroom and a big trunk that is useful. Its interior design is also designed to be a cut above the rest. A 900-watt 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with Uconnect and an 8.4-inch touch and even has a giant central display that can show Performance Pages like 0-60 mph, average g forces, time stats etc.
The Dodge Charger price is $41,000 Vehicle layout Front-engine, RWD, 5-pass, 4-door, sedan Engine 6.4L/465-hp/465-lb-ft OHV 16-valve V-8 Transmission 5-speed automatic Weight4300 lb (est) Wheelbase 120.2 in Length x width x height 199.2 x 75.0 x 58.4 in 0-60 mph 4.7 sec (MT est) EPA city/hwy fuel econ 15/21 mpg (est) CO2 emissions 1.13 lb/mile (est) 6.4L V8 engine
Extra equipment for Dodge Charger Base Version:
* Navigation System
* Blue tooth
* iPod input
* Satellite radio
* Side/Curtain Airbags
* Stability Control
* Traction Control