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Old 11-18-2009, 01:40 PM
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The front just slants down too much, looks like a sour face.
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I'll withhold judgment until I see a real pic. The render looks too Stang.
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^ yeah, looks like a 4 door mustang
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So that's what a Mustang sedan would look like.
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2010 Dodge Charger SRT8

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The 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8® packs all of the features and amenities expected of an excellent family sedan combined with benchmark performance delivered by Chrysler Street and Racing Technology (SRT) vehicles.

Key SRT ingredients that make up the Dodge Charger SRT8 include a 6.1-liter, 425-horsepower (317 kW) HEMI® V-8 that delivers 0-60 mph in the low 5-second range, quarter-mile time in less than 14 seconds, world-class ride and handling, benchmark braking using knockback mitigation software producing 60-0 mph stops in approximately 110 feet and 0.89 g on the skid pad. In addition, the Dodge Charger SRT8 accomplishes SRT’s signature performance test of 0-100-0 mph in less than 17 seconds.

SRT-inspired interior appointments in the 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 start with Dark Slate Gray interior color seats with agate-color accent stitching, carbon-fiber-like leather-trim door handles and steering wheel, SRT logo on front-seat inserts and center console, and LED lighting in the front cup holders and front- and rear-door map pockets.

Befitting its high-performance character, the 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 continues to provide power-adjustable, deeply sculpted and highly bolstered sport seats in the front, fitted with performance suede inserts to hold occupants during maneuvering. Rear seats have matching performance suede inserts.

Full instrumentation includes a 180-mph (300 kph) speedometer, a tachometer and a coolant temperature gauge. An LED display within the gauge cluster is driver configurable for oil-temperature, oil-pressure and tire-pressure readouts. The exclusive Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with Performance Pages is available and provides drivers with instant feedback on 0-60 mph time, 60-0 mph braking, G-forces in addition to one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times.

Dodge Charger SRT8 AT A GLANCE

Ultimate modern American muscle sedan—“Charger on steroids”

-- Powered by the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 that produces 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque, the Dodge Charger SRT8’s performance-tuned ride and handling offer a world-class performance sedan experience
-- Builds on the momentum of Charger, HEMI and SRT

Quickest sedan in the Dodge lineup

-- SRT performance: 0-60 mph in the low 5-second range, 0-100-0 in under 17 seconds, 60-0 mph in approximately 110 feet

Balanced performance

-- Functional, performance-oriented exterior design features 20-inch SRT wheels, 3.5-inch chromed exhaust tips, front fascia with air dam and brake cooling ducts, and functional hood scoop and rear deck-lid spoiler
-- Race-inspired interior appointments include deeply bolstered seating and comprehensive instrumentation
-- Benchmark braking and world-class ride-and-handling characteristics make the Dodge Charger SRT8 civilized enough for a grocery run but fully capable in more challenging situations
-- The 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 is part of a broad lineup of Street and Racing Technology vehicles developed under the credo “Race inspired, street legal”
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same shit?
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^ not too different..
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Don't really understand why it was posted, but eh well. The SRT8 Charger and 300C are the sh*t. Only real issue is interior quality, but comfort is outstanding.
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Agreed. I'd rock one.
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Don't really understand why it was posted, but eh well. The SRT8 Charger and 300C are the sh*t. Only real issue is interior quality, but comfort is outstanding.
Interior quality is quite nice actually.

A couple subtle changes, looks like it gets the challenger srt wheels. Sucks I REALLY like the current charger srt wheels.

Cant wait for the 2011s, from what Ive seen the new body style will be awesome.
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agreed. I'd rock one.
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benchmark braking using knockback mitigation software producing 60-0 mph stops in approximately 110 feet
Really? That's better than the 5 series and just about any other car.
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Chrysler-Fiat: Dodge Charger News (pics now!)

2011 Dodge Charger: Car Information, Rumors, and Spy Shots


The 2011 Dodge Charger [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]four [COLOR=blue !important]door [/color][COLOR=blue !important]sedan[/color][/color][/color] will be made in Brampton alongside the 300C, Alfa Romeo 169, the Challenger, and a Lancia [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]4-door [COLOR=blue !important]sedan[/color][/color][/color] which is likely to be identical to the 300C except for badging and grille. Daimler has apparently been holding back needed components as a negotiating chip, and plans to change the automatic transmissions for the Charger may be voided to keep other parts — which we suspect will be “designed out” over time — flowing. It does appear that the Mercedes automatic will be upgraded to seven speeds — after the cars launch (maybe a year or two after).
Glenn Paulina wrote: “We just got our first clear look at the face of the redesigned Dodge Charger, caught uncovered, undisguised, and in vivid bright red. The current Charger's DNA is still intact, but a number of changes make the new car's mug more aggressive. The Dodge crosshair grille remains, though it juts outward more aggressively, and is framed in by more prominent surface development (not unlike the snout treatment of the current Lancer Evolution from Mitsubishi). The center of the hood is more chiseled, with some new sculpting to add visual interest. The headlights scowl a bit more, with more angular lighting elements within. The front air-intakes are also reshaped, with a bit more edgy definition.”

The ram’s-head logo shown on the car above may be replaced by a square with two diagonal stripes, in keeping with the new Dodge logo; or it may be replaced by blank metal; or by something else; or it may stay. The ram’s-head logo is being phased out of the cars, but we don’t know when they will take it off.
Recent rumors claim that the floor pan of the Challenger is being altered, and that similarly drastic changes have been made to the Charger. However, rumors that the Charger would look more like the 1999 [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]concept [COLOR=blue !important]vehicle[/color][/color][/color] seem to stem mainly from a photo shown during Ralph Gilles speech, which showed the 1971 Charger, the 2006 Charger, and — the 1999 Charger concept.

The production launch is scheduled for late November 2010, the same time as the refreshed 2011 Challenger. The official unveiling will take place sometime in 2010. Pilots were built in late 2009 for the usual crash-testing, ride and handling tuning, HVAC tuning and testing, and testing of the new Pentastar V6. Pilot models with the new 6.4L engine are expected to be built during the 1st quarter of 2010.

The W5A580 5-speed automatic will, we believe, be the only transmission offered when the 2011 Charger is launched. Two rumors are currently floating — one that a ZF-designed, joint-venture-built eight-speed automatic will eventually join the fleet [we now believe this is only for SRT and [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]trucks[/color][/color]], and one that Chrysler is working on or licensing a seven-speed variant of the W5A580. The latter would presumably be less disruptive and require fewer tooling changes and less training of dealer mechanics, and would presumably share many parts and require less of the electronics people.
Spy shots imply that the grille has been restyled and enlarged, with the crossing of the crosshairs moved forward; while the greenhouse has been smoothed out (cutting drag?).
The crease from front to rear has been made more curvy, moving up at the front fenders, which seem to bulge out. In back, the tail lights appear to follow the Challenger's style more. The cars roaming the streets of Detroit are heavily camouflaged.
Sergio Marchionne indicated that Chrysler was seeking a vendor to replace the expensive Mercedes automatic transmissions currently used in the LX and rumored to be in the original 2011 plans. This appears to be a long term plan, though.
Aerodynamics. The Charger will be less boxy, to improve noise and gas mileage; Styling now reports to Engineering’s Frank Klegon, and aerodynamics has taken a more advanced position.
Fuel efficiency</B>. Expect modified axle ratios, made more practical by the greater power from the V6 and V8 alike. All-around performance is to go up; the revised V6 and the 6.4 Hemi will make this possible. (Possible weight reductions and/or aerodynamic changes could help 5.7 Hemi performance as well.)
Pentastar V6 engine (née Phoenix Engine). The 3.6 liter will pump out 290 hp with better mileage than the current 250 hp 3.5 liter — more quietly than the Toyota V6. The restructuring plan tells us it will reach at least 25 mpg highway. A turbocharged and twin-turbo V6 will be made, but might or might not be in the Charger. The 3.6 might gain Fiat’s MultiAir and is slated for direct injection, eventually (probably not at launch). With direct injection, we'd expect the 3.6 to exceed 300 [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]horsepower[/color][/color].

http://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/charger-2010.html
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This should probably be moved to existing Charger thread?
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Oh I missed it? I looked and thought I didn't see one.

Mods, your assistance por favore.
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I'm officially blind. Original post belongs here.

https://acurazine.com/forums/showthr...1#post12040121
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Anyone post up the interior shots they got months ago?

Spy Photos: 2011 Dodge Charger Interior Revealed

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This is the first shot inside the cabin of the 2011 Dodge Charger. As you can see, it's a definite step up from the current model although that's not saying much. Thankfully, Chrysler's designers didn't go too far overboard with the revamp as it all looks like pretty tasteful stuff.
This prototype was also missing the small piece of camouflage that concealed the C-pillar in previous photos. As you can see after the jump, this Charger will have a slightly different profile than the current model, more like the concept that appeared -- and then disappeared - so many years ago.
Production of this heavily revamped Dodge Charger is expected to start this fall, so expect an official debut in the coming months.

http://blogs.insideline.com/straight...-revealed.html
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Better interior

....but Chrysler needs some serious help on the interior design side of things.
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The interior seems so different, but also the same...

Different design, same cheap sht.
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Different design, same cheap sht.
Same stupid ignorant comment
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I like the design personally and it doesn't "look" cheap in my opinion either.
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Same stupid ignorant comment
You're just completely biased. And that's fine but it doesn't make you right.

Chrysler's interiors are inferior to many other models in the $30-40k range.
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Chrysler's interiors are inferior to many other models in the $30-40k range.
That doesn't mean this interior will be (the way some others seem to be expecting), and their most recent releases have suggested real improvement could be on the way:


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The interior is an improvement but still pretty lame, looks like standard Chrysler accountant bean counter interior design though now it's sourced by Magna of Canada. Looks more like a 90's design than 2011.
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That massive light gray bezel around the vents, nav screen and instrument panel is pretty lousy.. Too bad.
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Pzz you guys is crazy.
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Same stupid ignorant comment
Thank you for your repetitive repetitive response. I didn't take it personally, the way it seems you took my original comment.

I did drive the current SRT8 Charger, and while it was fun to drive, I would never buy it. If I have to drive something everyday, it shouldn't feel like a rental. I don't blame Chrysler Corp. for putting cheap interiors in their vehicles. They have to keep cost down if they're going to compete with the other players in the price range.
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That doesn't mean this interior will be (the way some others seem to be expecting), and their most recent releases have suggested real improvement could be on the way:


still ugly as shit
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Thats a truck interior genius, looks similar in design to a ford or chevy.

Not sure which jeep model, not in love with it.
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still ugly as shit
Which really means absolutely NOTHING and you know that.

A Phantom's interior is really ugly to me but that doesn't mean it isn't a fantastic interior.

And so it is with those interiors, which are of great quality. In fact both are the best in their respective classes. A real interior enthusiasts knows looks can be deceiving both in a positive and negative way.
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The latest Chrysler products do have better interiors than the early 2000s; I'd say they're getting close to Infiniti as far as material quality. So... about 2 steps away from being really good.
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I'll have to reserve true judgment since I haven't seen the real thing in person yet (obviously) but it looks to be quite an improvement over the current Charger. What I'm concerned about is the massive gray bezel around the gauge cluster and vents/nav screen(?). Also, the chrome trim around the cupholders could probably be changed up so that it doesn't look as cheesy, though I don't think it should go away entirely since it would take away from the flow of the interior (there's still chrome trim around the gauges, HVAC knobs, vents, shifter gates, on the shifter collar and door handle itself, etc.)

But again, from the dash itself to the door panel, considering the door handle trim, window controls, steering wheel, HVAC controls.... they all, from what I can tell have aesthetic and ergonomic improvements.

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Anyone notice the pushbutton start? is that a standard feature on chargers in the current MY?
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Nope, but that cool stub of a key is.
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Looks much better. They finally got rid of the school bus sized steering wheels
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ZF and Chrysler Group LLC Reach Agreement for New 8HP 8-Speed Automatic Transmissions

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ZF and Chrysler Group LLC have reached a supply and license agreement for ZF's 8HP 8-speed automatic transmission. Chrysler Group is licensed to produce the 8HP at the company's Indiana Transmission Plant I and the Kokomo casting plant, starting in 2013.

Chrysler Group LLC will initially receive the 8HP 8-speed automatic transmissions from the ZF Getriebe GmbH plant in Saarbrucken, Germany. By 2013, in parallel with Chrysler Group, ZF is setting up a new transmission production plant in North America, where the 8-speed transmissions will be produced.

"As the U.S. auto industry continues its rebound, we see considerable growth opportunities within it -- especially for next-generation vehicles, such as those at Chrysler Group that will use the 8HP 8-speed automatic," says Hans-Georg Harter, ZF's President and CEO. "America is the birthplace of the automotive automatic transmission and we feel it is important for ZF to participate in the business here with a dedicated manufacturing facility. We are excited to begin this venture."

"The American market remains as mobile as ever, so the importance of environmentally friendly, fuel-saving technology has never been more important," says Dr. Gerhard Wagner, Group Executive of ZF's Car Driveline Division. "ZF is a leader and innovator in fuel-saving transmission technology and our 8HP 8-speed automatic offers efficiency without sacrifice."

ZF is a leading worldwide automotive supplier for Driveline and Chassis Technology with approximately 60,000 employees at 123 production locations in 27 countries. ZF is among the top 10 companies on the ranking list of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.

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So this isn't Charger/300 specific news, but these are prime candidates for the new transmission. The word on the internet has been that this transmission will initially find its way in HD trucks and SRT Hemi Chryslers which are Chrysler's most expensive vehicles (and within the coming few years expect it to spread out).

The ZF 8-speed is found in the new Mulsanne which makes over 750 tq so it will be fine for HD and diesel applications.
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I was about to say, I guess the HEMI engines will have enough low down torque to take advantage of having 8 gears, but is that really necessary? Then I read that it's rated for 750 lb/ft which would be good for the diesels....

It still seems like 7 would be most ideal though..... 5 gears for outright thrust and 2 overdrive gears. Then again I haven't driven an 8AT car yet so I wouldn't know if it hunts for gears too much or not in regular driving.
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