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PRESS RELEASE: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8

OVERVIEW

All-New 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8®
- Iconic Dodge muscle car returns after a 35-year absence
- Design stays true to Challenger heritage while delivering a host of
modern amenities and "race inspired, street legal" SRT DNA
- Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine that produces 425 horsepower
and 420 lb.-ft. of torque
- Each 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features limited-edition, numbered
dash plaque

The return of the iconic Dodge Challenger brings what pony car
fanatics crave: ground shaking performance, unmistakable design cues
reminiscent of the original Challenger, world-class ride and handling
characteristics and benchmark braking. On top of that it features a
wide variety of modern amenities and technology designed to delight a
new generation of driving enthusiasts.

"The all-new Dodge Challenger SRT8 is engineered to give
customers everything they want in a modern muscle machine," said
Mike Accavitti, Director - Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing,
Chrysler LLC. "The new version of Dodge's American classic
boasts tire-smoking performance and head-turning design while
offering a wide array of state-of-the-art technology, such as GPS
navigation, 'Keyless Go' entry, a MyGIG™ infotainment system and
UConnect hands-free communication."
Developed by Chrysler's in-house performance engineering organization,
the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was engineered with a focus on the five
pillars of every SRT vehicle: bold exterior design that resonates with
the brand image, a race-inspired interior, world-class ride and
handling across a dynamic range, a standout powertrain and benchmark
braking.
Dodge will offer the limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in
three colors: HEMI® Orange, Bright Silver Metallic and Brilliant
Black Crystal Pearl Coat. Each two-door, rear-wheel-drive coupe will
be produced with a numbered dash plaque, carbon fiberlike hood
stripes and will be powered by SRT's 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine that
boasts 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.

With a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,995
(including $675 destination), the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
arrives in Dodge showrooms this spring.

The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 vehicles will be manufactured at
Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario, Canada assembly plant.
Performance targets for the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 include
a 0-60 mph time in the low 5-second range, 0-100-0 mph in less than 17
seconds, a ¼-mile elapsed time of less than 14 seconds, 60-0 mph
braking distance of approximately 100 feet, and a skid pad
performance of 0.88 g.

HISTORY

Although the Dodge Challenger was the last entrant in the pony car
ranks of Detroit's Big Three, it arrived with something its
competitors didn't have: the greatest range of powertrain choices in
the industry, from the small but durable 225-cubic-inch "Slant
Six" to the fearsome "Elephant Motor" - the 426
HEMI®.

And although it lasted only five model years, the Dodge Challenger
became one of the most storied muscle car nameplates in automotive
history, with meticulously restored and rare examples today selling
for six-figure prices.

1970
The Dodge Challenger made its debut in the fall of 1969 as a 1970
model. While it shared Chrysler's "E-body" short-deck,
long-hood platform with the third-generation Plymouth Barracuda,
Dodge Challenger's wheelbase was two inches longer, creating more
interior space.

The Dodge Challenger was originally offered as either a two-door
hardtop or convertible, in base, SE (Special Edition), R/T
(Road/Track) and T/A (Trans Am) trim. But it was the range of
powertrain choices that was truly remarkable:
• 225-cubic-inch I-6; 145 horsepower
• 318-cubic-inch V-8; 230 horsepower
• 340-cubic-inch V-8; 275 horsepower (290 horsepower in the T/A)
• 383-cubic-inch V-8; 290 horsepower
• 383-cubic-inch V-8; 330 horsepower
• 383-cubic-inch V-8; 335 horsepower
• 426-cubic-inch HEMI V-8; 425 horsepower
• 440-cubic-inch V-8; 375 horsepower
• 440-cubic-inch V-8; 390 horsepower

Driveline choices for various engines included Chrysler's TorqueFlite
automatic transmission and a three- or four-speed manual which could
be equipped with a Hurst "pistol-grip" shifter. Big-block
Challengers could be ordered with a heavy-duty Dana 60 differential
equipped with limited-slip differential.

Even the paint schemes said "performance," with colors
including Plum Crazy and HEMI® Orange, accented with
"bumblebee" stripes. Customers could further customize
their cars with twin-scooped hoods, "shaker" hoods and rear
deck wings.

Befitting the brand's performance heritage, the Dodge Challenger went
racing in its first year. For the street, it was offered in the
limited-edition T/A model to meet homologation requirements for
Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Trans Am racing. The T/A was one of
the first production vehicles to offer different size tires, front and
back; E60 x 15 in the front, G60 x 15 in the rear.

In 1970, Sam Posey drove the lone Trans Am racing Challenger, prepared
and run by Ray Caldwell's Autodynamics Race Shop. While he didn't win
a race in the No. 77 car, Posey finished fourth overall in points.
Drag racers including Dick Landy and Ted Spehar also campaigned
Challengers in the National Hot Rod Association's new Pro Stock
class. In 1970 and '71, the HEMI-powered Challengers (and Plymouth
'Cudas) virtually ruled the class.

On the big screen, a 1970 Challenger R/T starred in the film Vanishing
Point, a high-speed pursuit movie that has become a cult favorite with
muscle car fans. The movie was remade for television in 1997. Other
1970 Dodge Challengers have been seen in films including Used Cars,
Natural Born Killers and Phantasm I and II; and in television shows
including The Mod Squad.

For the 1970 model year, just over 83,000 Dodge Challengers were
sold.
1971

In 1971, designers made subtle styling changes to the Dodge
Challenger, providing new treatments to the tail lamps and grille.
The single tail lamp design from 1970 became two distinct lights for
'71, and a new-for-'71 twin-inlet Challenger grille was painted
silver on standard models and black on R/Ts. Challenger R/T models
also got a set of fiberglass quarter-panel louvers. An additional
coupe model with fixed quarter windows was added to the lineup.

As in 1970, a wide range of trim levels, exterior colors and striping
options made the Dodge Challenger easy for customers to create a
special car. However, for 1971, Dodge dropped the T/A (it was no
longer racing in Trans Am), SE models and R/T convertible.

New EPA emission standards led to some powertrain changes; the
optional 375-horsepower 440 cubic-inch was eliminated, as was the six
pack-equipped 340 cubic-inch powerplant. The 383 cubic-inch Magnum
engine was detuned to 300 horsepower by lowering the compression
ratio for improved emissions. However, a 390 horsepower six pack 440
V-8 was available, and the 425 horsepower 426 cubic-inch HEMI® still
topped the vast engine offerings.

A Dodge Challenger paced the Indianapolis 500 race in 1971. Dodge
produced 50 Challenger convertible pace car replicas, all painted
HEMI Orange with white tops and interiors.

1972
With escalating insurance rates and new EPA emissions mandates, more
changes came to the Dodge Challenger in 1972. Also, SAE revised the
Torque and Horsepower rating test from a "Gross" to a
"Net" as installed in the cars. This reduced all ratings
20-30 percent, making them non-comparable to previous ratings.

Only three engines were available in the 1972 Dodge Challenger: the
225 cubic-inch Slant Six with 110 horsepower, the 318 cubic-inch V-8
with 150 horsepower and the 340 cubic-inch V-8 with 240 horsepower.
All were equipped to use the then-new unleaded fuel.
With convertible sales in steady decline over several years, the 1972
Dodge Challenger was offered in hardtop form only. The sun roof had
become a more popular alternative, and was offered as an option for
just over $400.

New front-end styling in 1972 featured a larger, "egg-crate"
grille. It was painted argent for standard Challengers, and black on
the Challenger Rallye performance model, which replaced the R/T. The
Challenger's tail lamp design included twin lights on each side, with
the center panel painted the same color as the grille. The Rallye
model was also equipped with four small scoops on the front fenders.

1973
Beginning in 1973, the federal government mandated new bumper-impact
standards that resulted in the only changes to the Dodge Challenger
exterior - 5-mph bumpers equipped with large rubber guards that
extended out from the bodywork.

Inside, grained vinyl was the only available seating material, but a
new instrument-cluster design was part of the Rallye option package.
The Rallye was eliminated as a separate model, although customers
could create one with options.

Under the hood, the six-cylinder engine was no longer available; the
150 horsepower 318 cubic-inch V-8 was standard, with the 240
horsepower 340 cubic-inch V-8 as the only option.

1974
With insurance rates for performance cars skyrocketing, more safety
equipment led the short list of changes for the 1974 model-year Dodge
Challengers.

Inside, the lap and shoulder belts were equipped with an inertia reel.
In addition, there was a federally mandated seatbelt-ignition
interlock, which prevented the car from being started if the driver
or passenger didn't buckle up.

The Dodge Challenger offered a different engine option for 1974. With
the 318 cubic-inch V-8 still standard, a 360 cubic-inch V-8 producing
245 horsepower replaced the 340 V-8 as the only option.
In April 1974, Challenger production ceased. Over a five-year span,
approximately 188,600 Dodge Challengers were sold.

1978-1984
Beginning in 1978 - the year the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy
(CAFE) standard took effect - Dodge offered a new Challenger two-door
coupe imported from Mitsubishi. It was offered with a standard
1.6-liter, 77-horsepower I-4 engine, with a 2.6-liter, 105-horsepower
four-cylinder as an option.

Slightly restyled in 1981, the Dodge Challenger soldiered on until
1984, replaced by the growing stable of Chrysler corporation's
K-platform compacts and a new import from Mitsubishi, the
Dodge/Plymouth Conquest.

Over its six-year run, sales of the imported Dodge Challenger averaged
between 12,000 and 14,000 units per year.

2006
At the North America International Auto Show in Detroit in January,
Chrysler unveiled the Dodge Challenger concept to immediate acclaim.
Based on the company's advanced rear-wheel-drive "LX"
platform and its fabled HEMI® engine, the Challenger concept featured
the long hood, short deck, wide stance and two-door coupe body style
that distinguished the iconic Challengers of the 1970s.

Over the next several months, the company received repeated pleas from
consumers and the media to build the car.

ENGINEERING

Chrysler's Street and Racing Technology Sets a New Standard for the
Modern American Muscle Coupe
- 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8® is the ultimate factory-built
performance muscle coupe
- Boasts a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine that produces 425 horsepower and
420 lb.-ft. of torque
- Derived from successful Dodge Charger platform
- World-class ride and handling characteristics make the all-new Dodge
Challenger potent on the track and a pleasure on the street
- Benchmark braking performance from 60-0 mph in approximately 110
feet
The all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is the ultimate performance
muscle coupe. The two-door, rear-wheel drive coupe is based on the
successful Dodge Charger sedan platform. Sporting a 116-inch
wheelbase, the Challenger coupe is four inches shorter than the
Charger sedan.
Consumers will enjoy outstanding performance on the street or on the
track. With a low ride height, a brake-lock differential,
SRT-tailored spring rates and shock rates, sway bars and a
uniquely-tuned Electronic Stability Program (ESP), the 2008 Dodge
Challenger SRT8 offers world-class ride and handling characteristics
across a dynamic range.

"The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is the ultimate modern muscle car
- built by gearheads for gearheads," said Kipp Owen - Director,
Street and Racing Technology Engineering. "SRT understands what
customers want in a performance car, and with the Challenger SRT8, we
will exceed their expectations."

Suspension
Built on a unibody construction, the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger
SRT8 features a multilink short and long arm (SLA) front suspension.
The front suspension cradle combines hydroformed steel tube side
rails with a stamped box section lateral member to provide the
appropriate level of stiffness. The stiffness is tuned to avoid the
transmission of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) into the
passenger compartment. The multilink SLA suspension also provided SRT
engineers the opportunity to tune bushing compliances for reduction in
road noise, while maintaining vehicle dynamic handling performance.

The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 sports a five-link Independent Rear
Suspension (IRS). IRS offers a better ride by allowing for
independent tuning of the ride and handling characteristics. Multiple
links maintain independent control of camber and toe during suspension
movement. Lower unsprung mass offers a better ride and the decoupling
of left and right wheels over road imperfections maintains better
tire contact with the ground and results in better ride comfort.
Multiple bushings in the IRS offer the flexibility to tune for ride
and comfort. In addition, stabilizer bar attachments to the knuckles
provide maximum response to vehicle lean.
"The original Dodge Challenger was best known for its
straight-line prowess at the drag strip," said Owen. "The
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 not only lives up to that heritage, but
was engineered to offer world-class ride and handling characteristics
when on the street, at a drag strip or at a road course."

SRT-exclusive fully-forged 20-inch Alcoa aluminum wheels with 4-season
Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires are standard for 2008. Three-season Goodyear
F1 Supercar tires are available.

POWERTRAIN
The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8's 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of
torque is a result of SRT's exclusive, proven 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8
engine, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with
AutoStick®.
The normally aspirated 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine is the highest
naturally aspirated specific-output V-8 engine ever offered by
Chrysler. Its 69.8 horsepower-per-liter rating exceeds even that of
the legendary 1966 "Street HEMI."

Challenger SRT8's transmission is an electronically controlled
five-speed automatic, with a lock up torque converter and AutoStick.

Three sets of planetary gears provide the individual transmission
ratios, while six friction clutches and two overrunning clutches
select them. An aggressive first gear ratio provides outstanding
launch performance. AutoStick gives the driver the ability to select
a higher or lower gear while the transmission controller calibration
prevents fuel shutoff during power shifts.

Fully adaptive electronic control of all shifting makes the powertrain
feel responsive without harshness. Electronically controlled engine
torque management provides smooth full-throttle launches, quick
wide-open-throttle up shifts and quick two-step, kick-down shifts
that are smoother. Extensive use of an electronically modulated
converter clutch (EMCC) improves fuel economy while maintaining
smooth operation.

Benchmark Braking
Benchmark braking, one of the pillars of SRT, is delivered via a
specially designed system for the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 that
will slow and stop the car quickly, safely and predictably.

All four wheels are equipped with red, painted Brembo calipers that
feature four pistons for even clamping performance. 360 x 32mm vented
rotors are found up front and 350 x 26mm vented rotors are in the
rear. With a 60-0 mph stopping distance of approximately 110 feet,
the all-new Dodge Challenger SRT8 offers customers benchmark
braking.
Performance Targets
0-60 mph: Low 5 seconds
0-100-0 mph: Under 17 seconds
¼-mile: Under 14 seconds
Skid pad: 0.88 g
60-0 mph: Approximately 110 feet


DESIGN

- Exterior design marries Challenger heritage to bold, expressive,
modern Dodge style
- Race-inspired interior reminiscent of the original Challenger, with
all the modern amenities and technology that today's customer
expects

The all-new, five-passenger 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8® captures the
emotion of the original two-door, rear-wheel-drive Challenger, but
with an updated twist.

"Our designers wanted to capture the mind's eye view of what
people today remember about the Challenger from 35 years ago,"
said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President - Design, Chrysler. "So
their challenge was to excite today's customer by capturing the
emotion of the original Challenger, but with today's quality and
performance."

The all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 offers exterior styling cues
that are unmistakably Dodge. Exterior proportions evoke a bold,
instantly recognizable vehicle that has a wide, stable stance on the
road. A full-width grille and fog lamps reminiscent of the original
Challenger are married to the modern "Dodge attitude." The
result is an aggressive face that is unmistakably a muscle car. The
hood with a raised center, carbon fiberlike stripes and functional
dual scoops stays true to the Challenger heritage, as does the A-line
and beltline.

The Challenger SRT8 front end incorporates numerous functional design
features. Included are a fascia that directs air around the front of
the vehicle, dual snorkel hood scoops that bring cooling air into the
engine compartment and ducts that direct air to cool the brakes.

A black rocker and valance on the rear amplify the Challenger SRT8's
classic aggressive look.
The rear spoiler is not only reminiscent of the original Dodge
Challenger T/A model, but is a functional part of the 2008 Dodge
Challenger SRT8, generating significant rear downforce.
"We used the original Challenger as an inspiration for many of
the features found on the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8®,"
said Jeff Gale, Lead Designer - Dodge Challenger Exterior Design.
"The side mirrors actually started with a mold from the mirrors
of an original Challenger. We tweaked a few details for fit and
finish, then put them through our modern aerodynamic testing metrics
and ended up with a body-mounted mirror that is remarkably similar
visually to the original, but offers significantly better aerodynamic
performance."

"The dark headliner was very important to us when designing the
interior," said Brian Nielander, Manager - Dodge Challenger
Exterior and Interior Design. "It not only stays true to the
original Challenger, but it also gives a sinister, more businesslike
atmosphere."

The crease along the C-pillar and around the rear glass is exactly as
seen on the Dodge Challenger concept car, while the full-width
graphic for the tail lamp with reverse lamp in the center evokes the
original Challenger.
The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is available in three exterior colors:
HEMI Orange, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat and Bright Silver
Metallic.
The race-inspired interior of the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 also
utilizes the original Dodge Challenger - and the more recent
Challenger concept car - for inspiration, while offering consumers a
wide array of modern amenities and interior finishes.

Interior 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 highlights include race-inspired
leather seats with added bolstering and an exclusive orange accent
stripe, exclusive stitched accents on the seats and steering wheel,
four-bomb gauges with tachometer and 180 mph speedometer in the
center, and an SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display (RCD) with
Performances Pages that provide drivers instant feedback on 0-60 mph
time, 60-0 mph braking, g-forces and ¼-mile time.

The trapezoidal theme of the door and gauge cluster, the dark
headliner and the slanted shifter console are all based directly on
the original Dodge Challenger.

A limited-edition, numbered dash plaque, SRT8 badging, a titanium
weave instrument panel and center cluster bezel are featured on 2008
Challenger SRT8 models.

Standard on the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is a 13-speaker Kicker High
Performance audio system that features a 322-watt amplifier and
200-watt subwoofer, and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. A MyGIG infotainment
system is also available.

SAFETY

All-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8® Boasts More Than Two Dozen Safety
and Security Features
• Standard supplemental side-curtain air bags
• Standard advanced multistage air bags
• Standard specially tuned Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with
traction control and brake assist

The all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is loaded with safety and
security features, including standard supplemental side-curtain air
bags and advanced multistage front driver and passenger air bags. It
also features a specially tuned Electronic Stability Program (ESP),
designed for the Challenger SRT8's performance handling
characteristics, all-speed traction control and brake assist.

Chrysler LLC employs a two-fold safety approach: passive safety
features including pretentioning and load-limiting seatbelt
retractors and supplemental side air bags, combined with active
accident-avoidance safety features including responsive steering,
handling and braking.

Following are 28 safety and security features offered in the all-new
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8:
• Advanced Multistage Air Bags: Inflates with a force appropriate to
the severity of an impact. Meets FMVSS 208 advanced air bag
requirements for small out-of-position occupants
• All-speed Traction Control: Senses drive-wheel slip and applies
individual brakes to a slipping wheel(s), and reduces excess engine
power until traction is regained
• Anti-lock Brake System (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup,
offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or
slippery conditions - advanced ABS modulates the four brakes
individually for optimum control and stopping performance
• Auto-reverse Window: Automatically engages and reverses the window
to the down position when an obstacle that restricts glass movement
is detected
• BeltAlert: Periodically activates a chime and illuminates an icon in
the instrument cluster to remind the driver to buckle up if a vehicle
is driven without the driver being properly belted
• Brake Assist: In a panic brake condition, the system applies maximum
braking power, providing the shortest possible stopping distance
• Child Seat Anchor System: Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
(LATCH) is designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket
child seats
• Constant Force Retractors (CFR): Distribute force or load exerted on
a seatbelt, and then gradually release the seatbelt webbing in a
controlled manner
• Crumple Zones: Designed to compress during an accident in order to
absorb energy from an impact, decreasing transfer of that energy to
occupants
• Digressive Load Limiting Retractors: A two-stage load-limiting
feature to limit the maximum force on the belt webbing in order to
help absorb the energy of the occupant's upper torso during an
impact
• Electronic Stability Program (ESP): Enhances driver control and
helps maintain directional stability under all conditions. Provides
the greatest benefit in critical driving situations, such as turns,
and is especially valuable when driving on mixed surface conditions
including snow, ice or gravel. If there's a discernible difference
between what the driver asks through the steering wheel and the
vehicle's path, ESP applies selective braking and throttle input to
put the vehicle back onto the driver's intended path
• Energy-absorbing Steering Column: The manual-adjust steering column
utilizes two hydroformed coaxial tubes that move relative to each
other in order to allow the column to move forward for enhanced
energy-absorption during an impact
• Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for
emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an
accident by turning on interior lights and unlocking doors after air
bag deployment. Also shuts off the flow of fuel to the engine
• Height-adjustable Seatbelts: Allows the driver and front passenger
to raise and lower the shoulder belt. Encourages seatbelt usage by
offering a comfortable fit
• High-intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps: Provide approximately
three times the light output of conventional reflector lamps for
improved nighttime illumination
• HomeLink® Universal Home Security System Transceiver: Stores three
separate transmitter radio frequency codes to operate garage door
openers, security gates, security lighting or other radio-controlled
devices
• Interior Head-impact Protection: Interior pillars above the belt
line and instrument panel, including areas around windshield and rear
window headers, roof and side-rail structures and shoulder belt
turning loops are specifically designed to limit head impact force
• Inside Emergency Trunk Release: A glow-in-the-dark release handle,
which can be activated in the event of an adult or child being
inadvertently trapped inside the trunk
• Knee Bolsters: The lower instrument panel and the glove box door are
designed to properly position the occupant, enabling air bags to work
effectively
• Remote Keyless Entry: Locks and unlocks doors, and turns on interior
lamps. If the vehicle is equipped with a vehicle-theft security alarm,
the remote also arms and disarms that system
• Safety Cage Body Structu Protects occupants by managing and
controlling energy in the event of an impact
• Seatbelt Pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate
front seatbelt pretensioners to immediately remove slack from
seatbelts, thereby reducing the forward movement of occupants' heads
and torsos
• Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer: Utilizes an engine key that has an
embedded transponder with a pre-programmed security code to
discourage vehicle theft. When the key is inserted into the ignition,
the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine
is allowed to start. If an incorrect key is used, the engine will shut
off after only a few seconds
• Side Guard Door Beams: In front and rear doors, provides occupant
protection during a side impact
• Supplemental Side-curtain Air Bags: Extends protection to all
outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each side air bag has its
own impact sensor in order to autonomously trigger the air bag on the
side where an impact occurs
• Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM): Pressure-sensor modules within the
valve stems of all four road wheels send continuous radio frequency
signals to a receiver and the system informs occupants when tire
pressure is too low
• UConnect® Hands Free Communication System: Uses Bluetooth®
technology to provide voice-controlled wireless communication between
the occupants' compatible mobile phones and the vehicle's onboard
receiver
• Vehicle Theft Security Alarm: Deters vandalism and theft, frequently
lowering insurance premiums. System protects the vehicle from theft by
monitoring door-ajar switches and the ignition circuit for
unauthorized entry

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body
Style............................................. .................................................. ...............Coupe
Assembly Plant
.................................................. ...............
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
EPA Vehicle
Class............................................. .................................
Intermediate car
Introduction Date
.................................................. .............................................April
2008
ENGINE: 6.1-LITER HEMI® V8
Type and Description
.................................................. ...........................90-degree
V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement
.................................................. ................................370
cu. in. (6059 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke
.................................................. ...........................4.06
x 3.58 (103.0 x 90.9)
Valve System .........................................Pushrod-operated
overhead valves, 16 valves,
conventional hydraulic lifters, all with roller followers
Fuel
Injection......................................... .....Sequential,
multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction .....................Deep-skirt cast-iron block with
cross-bolted main bearing caps,
aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression
Ratio............................................. .................................................. .10.3:1
Power (estimated SAE
Net).............................................. 425 bhp @ 6200 rpm,
(69.8 bhp/L)
Torque (estimated SAE Net)
..............................................420 lb.-ft. (310 N•m) @
4800 rpm
Max. Engine Speed............................................. ....6400
rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement .................Unleaded premium 91 octane (R+M)/2
recommended
Oil Capacity
.................................................. .............................................7
qt. (6.6 L)
Coolant
Capacity.......................................... ...................................14
qt. (13.25 L)
Emission Controls ....................................Dual
close-coupled 3-way catalytic converters,
............. quad heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features
Max. Gross Trailer
Weight............................................ ...............Not
recommended
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy, mpg
(City/Hwy)...........................(13/18)
TRANSMISSION: AUTOMATIC, 5-SPEED OVERDRIVE (W5A580)
Description ...........................................Adaptiv e
electronic control or AutoStick® driver-
interactive manual control and electronically modulated torque
converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st............................................... .................................................. .......3.58
2nd............................................... .................................................. ..........2.19
3rd............................................... .................................................. .............1.41
4th
.................................................. .................................................. ....1.00
5th
.................................................. .................................................. ...........0.83
Reverse
.................................................. .................................................. ....3.17
Final Drive
Ratio............................................. ...................
6.1L - 3.06
Overall Top
Gear.............................................. ........................6.1L
- 2.54
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator
.................................................. .................................
160A
Battery........................................... ................630
CCA, maintenance-free
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase, in. (mm)
.................................................. .......116.0
(2,946)
Track, Front, in. (mm)
.................................................. .......63.0 (1603)
Track, Rear, in.
(mm).............................................. ..............63.1
(1604)
Overall Length, in. (mm)
.................................................. .197.7 (5,023)
Overall Width, in. (mm)
.................................................. .....75.7 (1,923)
Overall Height, in.
(mm).............................................. ..........57.0
(1,448)
Ground Clearance, in. (mm) ............................... @ curb 5.5
(140.6)
Frontal Area, sq. ft. (sq. m)
............................................ 25.3 (2.35)
Drag
Coefficient....................................... ..............................0.353
(9.01 CdA)
Curb Weight, estimated, lb. (kg) ............................. 4140
(1878)
Weight Distribution, percent F/R.....................................
55.6/44.4
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal.
.................................................. .... 19 gal.
ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity,
F/R................................................. ..............................2/3
Front Seat
Headoom, in. (mm)
.................................................. .......................39.5
(1,004)
Leg Room, in.
(mm).............................................. ..........................42.0
(1,067)
Shoulder Room, in.
(mm).............................................. ...............58.2
(1,478)
Hip Room, in. (mm)
.................................................. ..................54.7
(1,390)
Seat Travel, mm .......................Interior driver - 270 mm,
Passenger - 220 mm
Recliner Angle Range, deg. .....................Interior driver - 86
deg. passenger - 69 deg.
SAE Front Volume Index,
cu. ft. (cu.
m)................................................ ......................55.8
(1.58)
Rear Seat
Headroom, in. (mm)
.................................................. ..............37.4
(951)
Leg Room, in.
(mm).............................................. ........................
32.6 (829)
Knee Clearance, in. (mm)
.................................................. ...... 1.2 (31.1)
Shoulder Room, in.
(mm).............................................. .............53.9
(1,370)
Hip Room, in. (mm)
.................................................. .....................51.4
(1,305.4)
SAE Rear Seat Volume Index,
cu. ft. (cu.
m)................................................ ................38.1
(1.08)
Total Interior Volume, cu. ft. (cu. m)
........................................... 93.9 (2.66)
SAE Cargo Volume cu. ft. (cu. m) (Charger) ......16.2 (0.459)
EPA Interior Volume Index, cu. ft. (cu. m)
.........................110.1 (3.12)
Trunk Liftover Height, in.
(mm).............................................. ........... 33.0
(839)
All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires.
BODY
Layout
.................................................. ......Longitudinal
front engine, rear-wheel drive
Construction
.................................................. ......Unitized
steel body
STEERING
Type.............................................R ack and pinion with
hydraulic power assist
Overall Ratio
.................................................. .................................................. ...........16.1:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 37.5 ft. (11.48 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock)
.................................................. ......2.75
SUSPENSION
Front .........................................Independe nt SLA with
high upper "A" arm,
coil spring over bilstein monotube gas-charged shock absorbers and
stabilizer
bar - Std. Lateral and diagonal lower links - Std.
Rear...................................Five-link independent with coil
springs, link-type stabilizer bar,
bilstein monotube gas-charged shock absorbers and isolated suspension
cradle - Std.
TIRES
Size and Type .............................................245/45 R20
frt P255/45 R20 rr 3-season tires
Mfr. and Model ...........................................Goodyea r F1
Supercar
Revs per
Mile.............................................. ................................726
frt/718 rr
Availability...................................... ...........................................
Opt.
Size and Type ..................................... 245/45 R20
all-season performance
Mfr. and Model
.................................................. ................Goodyear
RSA/SRT
Revs per Mile
(km).............................................. .........................
731 (456)
Other sizes and brands may also be used.
WHEELS
Availability...................................... .................................................. ............Std.
Type and
Material.......................................... ............. Fully
forged aluminum
Size
.................................................. .................................................. ..20
x 9.0
BRAKES
Front
Rotor Size and Type---14.2 x 1.26 ( 360 x 32.0 ) vented
Caliper Size and Type--- 1.73 (44) Brembo 4-piston fixed with aluminum
housing
Swept Area---351 sq. in. (2261 sq. cm)
Rear
Rotor Size and Type---13.8 x 1.10 (350 x 28) vented
Caliper Size and Type---11.26 (32) Brembo 4-piston fixed with aluminum
housing
Swept Area---316 sq. in. (2036 sq. cm)
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock and Traction Control---Std.
Electronic Stability Control and Brake Assist ---Std.
Brake Knockback Mitigation --- Std
Power Assist Type ---8 + 9 (203 + 209) tandem-diaphragm vacuum
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