Fastest Growing Performance Brand
Since 2014 Dodge has been operating under the mission to provide the highest quality performance vehicles that are affordable to the hard working men and women on America. After updating and fine tuning their car lineup with a focus on aggressive behavior, serious horsepower and sharp styling, Dodge dealerships are ready to take you out and show you that modern day American muscle is still fast as hell.
The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: Hell On Wheels
When you add “Hellcat” to the name of a car, well anything really, you can assume it’s going to have quite a reputation attached to it. So you can only imagine how much power is going to coming from an engine named Hellcat.
With Dodge now being America’s fastest growing performance brand, they couldn’t let the opportunity of a Hellcat engine slip by them. So when they introduced the 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 Hellcat engine to their Charger, it should be of no surprise that it would produce 707 horsepower.
Seven hundred and seven of the fastest and most powerful horses you’ve ever seen.
This Hellcat engine makes the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT the most powerful factory-built 4-door passenger car on the planet. It’s 18.5 gallon gulping fuel tank can be emptied at full throttle in 13 minutes.
For that Extra “Oomph”
Who needs that much throttle in everyday life, driving to work…no one is that excited to get to work, but if you’re already looking at Challenger, you know what the extra power. So, the obvious answer is “I do!” The SRT Hellcat is an engine that can drive like a dream in your daily life or crank up the power whenever you want to. Dodge leaves that up to you.
With two keys to choose from, you determine your ride experience. One key delivers an appropriate amount of ‘oomph’ that is still plenty exciting while the other key…well, the other key unleashes hell. No worries about the daily drive mode, either. The 2015 Dodge Charger rides as smooth as a Caddy making you almost forget that you are riding in a devilishly fast muscle car that can take you to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds.
Modern Day Muscle
Dodge’s modern day muscle cars aren’t just leading the pack in power, they are notably the most comfortable with most amount of passenger room. Offering bucket seats, there’s little sliding in the back seat when taking sharp corners, the Charger comes equipped with five seat belts; one for each passenger waiting to take the ride of their life. Driver and front passenger seats are also bucketed providing 8 power adjustments including 4 just for lumbar support.
If you’re like Goldilocks when it comes to choosing your powertrain, then you should only be looking at Dodge when choosing the perfect amount of power. Settling on an engine you’re not impressed with simply isn’t an option with the 2016 Challenger. With four engines to choose from, there is sure to one that fits you best.
Starts With a Star
Starting with a 3.6L Pentastar V6, your options from there go straight to HEMI V8. Offering a 5.7L as well as a 6.4L, the next step is straight to the SRT Hellcat. Like the 2015 Charger, the 2016 Challenger is getting updated with a 6.2 supercharged SRT Hellcat engine.
While the 5.7L V8 delivers 375, the 6.4L V8 puts out a full 100 more horses at 485. As you could guess, the SRT Hellcat is going to top the horses at 707, like the Charger.
Currently, Dodge offers the only eight-speed automatic transmission in an American Muscle car. All four of the engines can be mated to it and even offer a Sports Mode with paddle shifters. A six-speed manual gearbox is also available in V8 models. Like its other competitors in the American Muscle Car category, the Challenger remains a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspensions.
Challenge Your Dreams
If you have a hard time buying a car that isn’t exactly unique to you, Dodge has good news: you can totally customize the 2016 Challenger to make it fit your style for your life at little to no extra costs. Five of the available ten trims stay exactly the same price as the 2015 models. These trims include the SXT, SXT Plus, the R/T, the R/T Plus and the R/T Scat Pack. With a variety of engines to choose from which power these trims, 3.6L V6, 5.7L V8 or the 6.4L V8, most of the attention and appeal goes to the Hellcat.
Available on the V6 or 5.7L V8 is the Super Track Pack. This gets you a lowered ride height, larger sway bars, Bilstein shocks, high-performance brakes and a three-mode stability control system. The track-ready 6.4L Scat Pack model includes not only the 6.4L Hemi, but also 20-inch aluminum wheels and Brembo disc brakes. The 392 Scat Pack Shaker model adds a functional shaker hood inlet scoop.
2016 Dodge Dart SRT4: Small Yet Fierce
For the first time, Dodge welcomes an SRT4 into the Dart engine lineup. While the engine in the 2016 Dart SRT4 is most likely to be a 2.4L turbocharged inline 4, it is guaranteed to produce a hell of a lot of power. It is estimated that it will produce more than 300 horsepower and 300 lb/ft of torque.
The 2016 Dodge Dart has a superfast, supercharged engine.
Mated to a 9-speed transmission and offering either front-wheel or all-wheel drive systems, the later would be more sensible considering the huge amount of torque that will come from the turbocharged engine. Performance on 0-60 is likely to occur in less than 6 seconds and at a top speed of more than 140 mph.
Dart Offers More Spirited Performances
A 2.0L Tigershark 4 cylinder Engine features 16 valves and Variable Valve Timing to maximize performance. Coming standard on the Dart SE, base trim, it still delivers a powerful 160 horsepower and 148 lb/ft of torque. Standard transmission is a 6-speed manual but a 6-speed automatic is also available. This powertrain features fuel economy ratings of up to 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.
There’s also a 1.4 Multiair Turbo engine available that comes standard on the Dart Aero. Featuring Multiair technology which helps increase low engine torque, improve efficiency and reduce C02 emissions, this 1.4L intercooled engine is not to be underestimated. Delivering 160 horsepower and an even more powerful 184 lb/ft of torque, the standard transmission is a 6-speed manual. Drivers may choose to opt for the available 6-speed dual dry clutch automatic transmission. As if this turbo engine featuring multiair technology isn’t enough to brag about, its fuel ratings will be: 28 mpg city and 41 mpg highway driving.
Finally, the last engine offers a combination of the Tigershark and Multiair engine. Coming standard on three of the trims: Dart SXT, Limited and the GT, is the 2.4L Tigershark Multiair 2 Engine. Featuring 4 cylinders and 16 valves, it can be teamed with either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, although automatic comes standard on Limited. The Multiair technology helps maintain optimal combustion at any speed under any driving condition. Its horsepower delivery is an impressive 184 with 174 lb/ft of torque. While its power is nothing to mess with, its gas mileage is a little less, but still competitive coming in at 23 city and 35 highway mpg.
If performance, power and style are necessary in your next 2016 vehicle, there’s only one way brand that can give you exactly what you’re looking for, Dodge.