You’ve seen and heard the power of the Dodge Charger, but what are all the performance capabilities that go into this sports car to make it so powerful? From its sprawling top tier engines, performance technologies and its top level trim model, the Dodge Charger exudes power from every angle. Follow along with us at Southtown Chrysler as we dive into what makes the Dodge Charger such a performance beast!
Depending on the level of the Charger you get, there are four different engines across the lineup. The 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine gets 300 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque, available as standard on the SXT, SXT AWD and GT. The 5.7L HEMI VVT V8 engine introduced Dodge’s classic HEMI technology to the Charger with 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. Get this engine on the R/T level. For upper level power, the 6.4L SRT HEMI V8 comes with the Scat Pack 392 and offers 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The top level engine is the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, with blistering 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. It doesn’t matter the type of engine, you’ll get a hefty amount of power from the Charger, it’s just comes down to how much you can take.
Every trim of the Dodge Charger comes with a top tier TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, which works in concert with any of the Charger engines you may have in your vehicle. It allows for seamless shifting and even helps to maximize the fuel efficiency of your car. The 8 speeds allow for a smaller amount of space between gear ratios so you can accelerate quickly and at low rpms. Your Charger isn’t just a well-performing sports car on perfectly manicured streets, its all-wheel drive system allows you to tackle those arduous Alberta winters in your vehicle, without having to switch out to a winter alternative. Get the AWD on the SXT for ultimate performance in less than ideal conditions.
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
For the ultimate thrill-seekers, there’s no better choice than the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. As mentioned above, but it bears repeating, its 6.2L Supercharged HEMI SRT engine boasts a powerful 707 horsepower with 650 lb-ft of torque. The TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission gives you smooth shifting so you can easily control all of its power. Not impressed yet? This vehicle can also jump to a top speed of 328 km/h on the track and go from 0 to 100 km/h in just around 3 seconds. The SRT Hellcat is simply one of the most powerful and quickest sport sedans on the market!