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Old 10-06-2010, 10:43 AM
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2011 Charger

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Chrysler has officially unveiled the redesigned 2011 Dodge Charger, which gets new sheet metal, a revised cockpit and a new Pentastar V6 engine. The car goes on sale in the fourth quarter.

Chrysler declined to release many details, but the 3.6-liter V6 is being used in several 2011 models, including the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee, where it makes 290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

The Pentastar V6 will be standard in the 2011 Charger SE and Charger Rallye, while the 2011 Charger R/T retains the 5.7-liter Hemi V8.

The Charger R/T with all-wheel drive has an active transfer case that automatically disconnects the front axle to conserve fuel when AWD is not required.

Fans of the Charger won't be put off by the redesign. Such familiar cues as the signature grille, long roof and short deck have been carried over. The 2011 edition has a lower stance and more muscular styling, but the overall theme still looks quite familiar.

Chrysler has reworked the interior, which features lots of whiz-bang technology, including a Uconnect Touch infotainment system with Garmin navigation and Sirius Travel Link.

Available technologies include adaptive cruise control (ACC) with forward-collision warning (FCW), blind-spot monitoring (BSM) with rear cross path (RCP) detection and ParkView rear back-up camera.



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Old 10-06-2010, 10:45 AM
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That's hot. Only thing I'd change is to black out/body color that grille.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:05 AM
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The rear looks cool even if it cribbed the Challenger a bit....
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:46 AM
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Best looking charger so far!......now is the interior still a dump?
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:50 AM
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Nice, but hate the chrome rims.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:53 AM
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Best looking charger so far!......now is the interior still a dump?
Interior is TOTALLY different but I haven't found any official shots yet
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The rear looks cool even if it cribbed the Challenger a bit....
Look at rear pics of the OG chargers...
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:00 PM
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Wow that looks really good. No interiors shots? That was my only serious complaint. I've driven a lot of 5.7 and 6.1 300/Chargers and it's a nice ride. Last one I drove was a 2009 R/T with the performance group kit and I thought it was pretty tight in the turns, a lot better than they get a reputation for anyway.

If the interior is nice I might put one of these on my list.

2011 Charger?
2012 SHO
2012 Genesis "5.0"
2012 GS
2012 TL AWD

After some debate I scratched the CC off of my list. Very nice car though.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:10 PM
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Interior is TOTALLY different but I haven't found any official shots yet
That can be a good thing.....but is it still low rent, rental fleet look and feel to it?
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:16 PM
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Looks real good. I can't wait to see what the SRT-8 will be like. Is a 6.4L HEMI and 8AT confirmed?
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Definitely better than the current, but still not feelin it.
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That's one sexy ass. Front needs a touch of work and I'd rock one.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:50 PM
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That can be a good thing.....but is it still low rent, rental fleet look and feel to it?
you're guess is as good as mine. I'd venture a guess as to yes.

And yes. 6.4 is confirmed for srt (challenger anyway)

8spd auto will come in a year I think.
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I would like to pick up a 6.4L used in a couple of years.
then supercharge it.
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I would say that's an improvement. If only they would loose the silver and chrome trim.
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Inside big improvement. I've always thought that Dodge vehicles looked bad ass on the outside but like kids toys on the inside.
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Inside big improvement. I've always thought that Dodge vehicles looked bad ass on the outside but like kids toys on the inside.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:31 PM
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HUGE improvement. One of the things that kinda bothered me sometimes was the design of the Charger's interior. Again, I'm just worried about the gray bezel around the gauge cluster... I am not one to critique interior materials but what ALWAYS bothers me is metallic looking silver plastic. I like aluminum trim, but its really easy to put too much and make it look cheap, even if it has a nice "feel" to it or even if it's actual aluminum.
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love this new charger. body color the grill and ditch the spoiler
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:03 PM
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love this new charger. body color the grill and ditch the spoiler
or add a lip spoiler like the challenger.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:23 PM
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Inside is better but still a disappointment.

I hope they keep the big red button ... And it's connected to an ejection seat.
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that red and black interior looks awesome
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:08 PM
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Inside is better but still a disappointment.

Chrysler is getting "better" at interiors, but still has a long way to go.

Maybe they have changed their materials....I dunno for sure.....but more than materials need to be changed.....they need to come up with better interior designs. Both Ford and GM stepped it up in the design department, Chrysler needs to do so as well.
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Interior styling looks as good as anything else it might compete with. Material and build quality obviously I can't say, but in design it looks better than a Genesis or Avalon. Judging by the new Grand Cherokee I wouldn't dismiss the interior as being inferior.

I might take one for a spin. When's it hit showrooms?
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The car goes on sale in the fourth quarter
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Yes but that's a general time frame. I was wondering if a more specific (i.e. "End of Nov.") timeframe was released.
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The exterior is HOT. Me like!

The interior is YUCK. Awful, awful, awful, plain, looks cheap. Eww.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:43 PM
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That is sexy!!! Nice. The interior is improved... I'd consider getting one now.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:27 AM
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Yes but that's a general time frame. I was wondering if a more specific (i.e. "End of Nov.") timeframe was released.
Let me grab my crystal ball...BRB
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Looks really good...damn.

Interior looks like crap though...how do you go through a whole process of redesigning a car (knowing the downfall of all the models in your line-up is the garbage interior) and come up with yet another shitty designed interior...I just don't get it..

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Post 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

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The new product onslaught continues for the Dodge brand with the announcement today at the Chicago Auto Show that the Dodge Charger SRT8 will return for the 2012 model year.

"We're continuing the fast-paced rebuilding of Dodge as our performance brand, and the expansion of our SRT product lineup in 2012 is an important part of our rejuvenation," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand - Chrysler Group LLCs. "The new 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 builds on the iconic four-door fastback coupe design of the all-new Charger and adds a much larger power band across the rpm range, along with intelligent performance attributes and safety and creature comforts for customers who are passionate about performance driving."

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 will be built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and will be in dealer showrooms later this year.

"AWE-INSPIRING" POWERTRAIN
Under the hood, the new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 delivers more horsepower and torque than the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces. It also will offer improved fuel economy.

Estimated power ratings for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 are 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque, including an estimated additional 80 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,900 rpm. Specific horsepower, torque and fuel economy numbers will be announced closer to the vehicle introduction.

Building upon the standard Fuel Saver technology (four-cylinder mode) found in the new 6.4 HEMI V-8, a new for 2012 adaptive valve exhaust system allows the technology to engage over a wider rpm range, which delivers improved fuel efficiency or the use of all eight cylinders when the power is needed.

An active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing provides maximum low-end torque for impressive standing starts while optimizing high-end power.

For the first time in any Chrysler Group LLC SRT product, standard paddle-shift technology joins the standard AutoStick on the floor shifter. Both are mated to the proven W5A580 five-speed automatic transmission, allowing a choice of spirited shifting on the road and the racetrack.

Both shifting methods give the driver the ability to shift while the transmission controller calibration prevents situations that might over rev the engine. Fully adaptive electronic control of all shifting makes the powertrain more responsive while minimizing harshness.

OUTSTANDING RIDE AND HANDLING
New for 2012, the Dodge Charger SRT8 features an adaptive damping suspension that uses a wide range of on-road and driver inputs, such as vehicle speed, steering angle, steering speed, brake torque, throttle position and lateral acceleration, to automatically tune the suspension for specific conditions. Drivers also can manually choose between "Auto" and "Sport" settings that quickly change the shock damping and harshness characteristics from the ease of everyday commuting to harsher, more challenging driving situations.

The performance SRT-tuned, fully hydraulic steering system also is improved with a new, heavy-duty pump and revised gearing to give drivers more direct feel and on-center response.

New, split five-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged and polished aluminum wheels with black painted pockets provide great looks, and the available three- or four-season tires make the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 easy to handle and fun to drive.

OUTSTANDING BRAKING
World-class stopping power for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 comes through four-piston Brembo calipers and vented/slotted rotors measuring 14.2 inches up front and 13.8 inches in the rear.

The Charger SRT8's Ready Alert Braking system anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and engages the electronic stability control pump to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application.

AGGRESSIVE AND FUNCTIONAL EXTERIOR
Exclusive new front and rear fascias, along with a new rear spoiler, distinguish the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 with a high performance look.

The front grille, grille surround and Dodge crosshair feature high-gloss black finishes and the SRT badge. A newly sculpted hood features a 6.4 L (liter) badge and black air exhauster for added engine cooling.

In the rear, the Charger's new signature "racetrack" taillamp design with 164 illuminating LEDs receives new 4-inch round dual exhaust tips and an SRT8 decklid badge to boldly show the Street and Racing Technology DNA.

Unique fside-sill cladding is painted to match the body color.

A newly designed underbody belly pan features integrated brake ducting to improve cooling and brake fade performance at all four corners.

RACE-INSPIRED AND FUNCTIONAL INTERIOR
Building upon the all-new design from 2011, the interior environment of the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 combines more world-class accommodations with race-inspired technology and appointments.

An all-new, leather-wrapped, SRT-exclusive steering wheel features a unique rim section with a flattened bottom surface that showcases the SRT logo. The standard paddle shifters flank both sides of the new steering wheel behind the new contoured palm rests.

For the high-performance look, carbon-weave, fiber aluminum interior trim pieces are integrated into the new instrument panel and shifter bezel.

The front seats have unique, aggressive bolstering and perforated suede insert fabric to help "grip" the driver and passengers, keeping them in place during spirited driving. Heated and ventilated front seats are standard. Reactive headrests also are standard. The SRT logo is embroidered in the seat backs. Rear seats also are heated for passenger comfort.

Modified door trim panels feature unique bolster material and accent stitching on arm rests to match the seats.
New for 2012, the Dodge Charger SRT8 features a 900-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harmon Kardon. The intuitive user interface for the system is controlled through the state-of-the-art Uconnect® Touch on the largest standard touchscreen display (8.4-inch) in the segment. Benchmarked against the best E-segment sedans from Europe, Asia and North America, the easy-to-use system also features Uconnect Voice to deliver world-class functionality to keep all passengers easily connected, comfortable and secure.

Exclusive Performance Pages are new for 2012 and included within the touchscreen display. The instrument panel display can be customized to view driver preferences and expanded to include instant feedback on steering input measurements, horsepower, torque, expanded engine information, along with 0-60 mph time, 60-0 braking, g-forces and one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times. The color graphic Electronic Vehicle Information Center also includes the Performance Pages timers and added engine information.

SAFETY AND SECURITY
For everyday commuting, the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 incorporates features like Keyless Enter-N-Go, adaptive-cruise control with Forward Collision Warning and Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, to keep drivers and passengers secure.

Standard front-row reactive head restraints, standard full-length side-curtain air bags, driver's knee bag and standard front seat-mounted side-thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision.

Standard three-mode electronic stability control with segment-exclusive Ready Alert Braking and Rain Brake Support safety features, offer improved overall vehicle handling and performance both on the road and the track.
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the 2nd pic reminds me of a GTR but better looking. I actually don't mind the looks of this. WOuld i ever buy it, probably not but still not bad looking
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Same thoughts as before. Love the exterior but interior... eh.







http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-...8-chicago-2011
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Were not going to see good Chrysler interior designs for another 3-5 years.

Theses designs were already in the pipe as it were.

I think Chrysler will have great interiors by the next gen models for sure.

...they are getting "better"...but they are just not great looking...not yet.
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Were not going to see good Chrysler interior designs for another 3-5 years.

Theses designs were already in the pipe as it were.

I think Chrysler will have great interiors by the next gen models for sure.

...they are getting "better"...but they are just not great looking...not yet.
This is a different interior and takes some getting used to, I wasnt in love with it. But when I saw it in person I actually liked it a lot. I first saw it with the actual designer there. Its a retro style from the 70 charger. The aluminum is all real. The seats are VERY supportive and comfy (RT anyway, SRT is probably even better) The materials are top notch, even better than the challenger...they are moving in the right direction. I like this design, its not you typical boring waterfall dash with too many buttons that has become the running trend.

The SRT looks freaking amazing...I dare say even more menacing than the Challenger.
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The new SRT8 looks nice but I'd take the old SRT8 over this.
I thought last gen SRT8 was the meanest looking car you could buy for under 100k. Interior is a huge improvement though
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it looks like an evo mated with a previous body style charger!
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