Dodge Chal­lenger brings back iconic ap­pear­ance with mod­ern flour­ishes

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The Dodge brand’s Chal­lenger mus­cle-car arse­nal is reloaded as the most com­plete model lineup with 10 trim lev­els, rang­ing from the 707 horse­power SRT Hell­cat to the 305 horse­power, 30-mpg 3.6-liter Pen­tas­tar-V-6 pow­ered SXT model. All 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger mod­els are de­signed and en­gi­neered for world-class pre­ci­sion and out­stand­ing per­for­mance.

The 10 avail­able trim lev­els for the 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger in­clude: SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Shaker, R/T Plus, R/T Plus Shaker, R/T Scat Pack, 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker, SRT 392 and SRT Hell­cat.

The Dodge Chal­lenger is built at the Bramp­ton (Ont.) As­sem­bly plant.

Her­itage-in­spired ex­te­rior styling for both form, func­tion

Dodge is reach­ing back into its rich his­tory and broad range of her­itage col­ors. New again for the 2016 model year, Plum Crazy joins her­itage and high-im­pact ex­te­rior col­ors range from B5 Blue to TorRed.

Seven dif­fer­ent stripe op­tions give Chal­lenger driv­ers the abil­ity to get in­stant cus­tomiza­tion straight from the fac­tory.

In­spired by the iconic 1971 Chal­lenger, all 2016 mod­els take on a bold ap­pear­ance that draws on the 1971 model’s split-grille and split tail-lamp cues, up­dated with four sig­na­ture LED head­lamp halo sur­rounds off­set by pi­ano black trim. Sin­gle pro­jec­tor-beam head­lamps at each front cor­ner light the road ahead. High-in­ten­sity dis­charge (HID) head­lamps are also avail­able.

In pro­file, the 2016 Chal­lenger’s sig­na­ture mus­cle car pro­por­tions and large thruster rear-quar­ter pan­els stand out from the crowd, while fen­der and belt lines tie to­gether at the front and rear of the car to cre­ate a sleeker ap­pear­ance. Twelve wheel de­signs are avail­able, in­clud­ing a new for 2016 Hyper Black II fin­ish to the light­weight forged-alu­minum wheels.

A split tail-lamp de­sign con­tin­ues the his­toric 1971 model’s in­spi­ra­tion. For a mod­ern look, the Dodge brand’s sig­na­ture LED treat­ment cre­ates a sin­gle rib­bon of light within each lamp. A re­designed rear valance gives the 2016 Chal­lenger with a widened, more planted ap­pear­ance, while fas­cia-mounted ex­haust tips pro­vide a high-per­for­mance fin­ished look.

Driver-fo­cused in­te­rior sculpted with ’71 Chal­lenger cues

In­side the 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger is an en­thu­si­ast de­signed cock­pit, fea­tur­ing world­class ma­te­ri­als, ex­e­cu­tion and tech­nol­ogy, also in­spired by the in­te­rior of the 1971 Chal­lenger.

To high­light the mus­cle car’s per­for­mance abil­i­ties, the 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger is de­signed with a per­for­mance cock­pit that em­bod­ies the trape­zoidal-themed ex­te­rior in an artis­tic and more or­gan­i­cally styled way.

Dodge Chal­lenger’s cleanly ex­e­cuted in­stru­ment panel fea­tures an alu­minum-stamped driver’s bezel, which es­tab­lishes the driver’s cock­pit. For a high-tech look, an in­no­va­tive 7-inch TFT in­stru­ment clus­ter screen ex­tends through the driver’s bezel and pro­vides a cus­tom­iz­a­ble dis­play. The gauge clus­ter fea­tures an ana­log speedome­ter and tachome­ter that strad­dle the TFT cus­tom­iz­a­ble in­stru­ment clus­ter and pro­vide a her­itage-in­spired “tic-toc-tach” look with throw­back ra­dial num­ber­ing and con­cave shape. Ad­di­tion­ally, the cen­ter stack neatly houses the 5-inch and avail­able 8.4-inch Ucon­nect touch­screens.

A trape­zoidal shaped alu­minum-stamped high-sill cen­ter con­sole pro­vides Dodge Chal­lenger’s in­te­rior with a fresh, asym­met­ric look, while the leather-wrapped sur­face and

French-seamed ac­cent stitch­ing ex­udes crafts­man­ship and style. With its unique el­e­vated de­sign, the cen­ter con­sole houses ad­di­tional con­trols for the Ucon­nect touch­screen above with er­gonom­i­cally lo­cated re­dun­dant but­ton and knob con­trols for au­dio and cli­mate func­tions. A me­dia hub with an SD card slot, USB out­let and aux­il­iary au­dio in­put is neatly housed in­side the cen­ter con­sole’s arm­rest.

Three avail­able steer­ing wheels are each de­signed specif­i­cally for the per­for­mance driver.

The stan­dard Dodge steer­ing wheel fea­tures a sculpted rim so the driver’s hands have a sure grip at the 2- and 10-o’clock po­si­tions, while avail­able pad­dle shifters (with au­to­matic trans­mis­sion) are lo­cated on the backs of the up­per spokes.

The SRT-branded, tilt-tele­scop­ing, heated steer­ing wheel fea­tures a flat bot­tom for con­trol through the tight han­dling cor­ners. Avail­able pad­dle shifters (with au­to­matic trans­mis­sion) are lo­cated on the back of the up­per spokes. The but­tons to con­trol the full-color Driver In­for­ma­tion Dis­play (DID) clus­ter are large and il­lu­mi­nated. But­tons for Ucon­nect and phone ac­cess now re­side along the bot­tom edge of the hor­i­zon­tal spokes.

Seat­ing op­tions in the new 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger in­clude pre­mium cloth, Bal­lis­tic Cloth, Nappa leather and Nappa leather with Al­can­tara Suede. Chal­lenger of­fers per­for­mance seats with large side bol­sters for max­i­mum lat­eral sup­port in hard cor­ner­ing. For im­proved com­fort and con­ve­nience, heated and ven­ti­lated front seats in Nappa leather are avail­able. In ad­di­tion, Dodge Chal­lenger of­fers 14 dif­fer­ent in­te­rior color and trim se­lec­tions in­spired by the mus­cle car’s roots. They in­clude a wide va­ri­ety of col­ors and ma­te­ri­als, from throw­back Hound­stooth cloth to Ruby Red and Black, Tung­sten and Black, and Pearl and Black pre­mium leather sport and per­for­mance seats with ac­cent stitch­ing.

All-new black­top ap­pear­ance group for 2016 Chal­lenger mod­els

Back by pop­u­lar de­mand and con­tin­u­ing the Dodge brand’s pop­u­lar “blacked out” ap­pear­ance of­fer­ing is the new Chal­lenger Black­top Pack­age — now avail­able for 2016 on Dodge Chal­lenger SXT and SXT Plus mod­els with 305 horse­power, or up to 375 horse­power with the HEMI V-8 pow­ered Chal­lenger R/T and R/T Plus mod­els.

For a sin­is­ter look, Dodge Chal­lenger Black­top starts with large, 20-in. five-spoke Gloss Black alu­minum wheels wrapped with all-sea­son tires. Con­tin­u­ing the theme is the 1971-in­spired split-grille in Gloss Black, while Satin Black fin­ishes on the deck-lid spoiler and fuel-filler door pro­vide an ag­gres­sive look. And, to make sure the Chal­lenger Black­top has a one-of-a-kind ap­pear­ance, a new “strobe” de­signed dual stripe runs from nose-to-tail and harks back to “Mopar-or-no-car” nos­tal­gia.

In­side, the Black­top Pack­age am­pli­fies the sin­is­ter ex­te­rior styling through dis­crete and sub­tle dark fin­ishes and ap­point­ments on Dodge Chal­lenger SXT and R/T mod­els. In­side, pas­sen­gers will find a pre­mium black cloth in­te­rior on Chal­lenger SXT and R/T mod­els and stan­dard Nappa and per­fo­rated Nappa leather in black on SXT Plus and

R/T Plus mod­els. Also in­cluded is the Dodge per­for­mance-con­toured steer­ing wheel with Dark An­odized fin­ished pad­dle shifters. Painted ac­cents fea­ture new for 2016 K-Black bezels to ac­cen­tu­ate the Dark Brushed II alu­minum in­stru­ment panel and alu­minum cen­ter con­sole bezels. For added sin­is­ter de­tail, the 1971-in­spired “tic-toc-tach” gauges fea­ture Gloss Black inner and outer clus­ter rings. The Black­top comes com­plete with pre­mium velour-bound floor mats with the Dodge logo em­broi­dered in Tung­sten.

Ad­di­tional tech­nol­ogy fea­tures on 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger SXT and R/T mod­els with the Black­top Pack­age in­clude ParkView rear backup cam­era and fog lamps on Chal­lenger SXT.

Hell­cat con­tin­ues to prowl

The Dodge Chal­lenger SRT Hell­cat re­turns in 2016 as the quick­est, fastest and most pow­er­ful mus­cle car ever. Pro­pelled by the su­per­charged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8, its 707 horse­power rat­ing is high­est of any V-8 en­gine in FCA US cel­e­brated his­tory. The su­per­charged HEMI en­gine can be mated with the six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion or the beefy TorqueFlite eight-speed au­to­matic.

This HEMI Hell­cat en­gine is Dodge and SRT’s first ap­pli­ca­tion of V-8 su­per­charger tech­nol­ogy, de­liv­er­ing the full brand ex­pe­ri­ence with fresh po­tency.

This break­through su­per­charged en­gine fea­tures a forged-steel crankshaft with in­duc­tion-hard­ened bear­ing sur­faces. The re­sult is a crank so well-en­gi­neered it can with­stand fir­ing pres­sures of 110 bar (1,595 psi) — the equiv­a­lent of five fam­ily sedans stand­ing on each pis­ton, ev­ery two rev­o­lu­tions. And its unique, spe­cially tuned crank damper has been tested to 13,000 rpm.

High-strength, forged-al­loy pis­tons — de­vel­oped us­ing ad­vanced teleme­try mea­sure­ment — are cou­pled to pow­der-forged con­nect­ing rods with high-load-ca­pac­ity bush­ings and di­a­mond-like-car­bon-coated pis­ton pins.

Also re­turn­ing in 2016 is the Dodge Chal­lenger SRT 392 model with its 392 cu­bic inch HEMI V-8. Power out­put re­mains at a po­tent 485 horse­power and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.

The SRT 392 model also can be mated with the TorqueFlite eight­speed au­to­matic or the proven six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion.

SRT Drive Modes tai­lor the driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to each driver

Whether its on-road or on-track, Chal­lenger SRT own­ers can per­son­al­ize their drive ex­pe­ri­ence via the Drive Modes fea­ture. Drive Modes tai­lor the driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence by con­trol­ling horse­power, trans­mis­sion shift speeds, steer­ing (Chal­lenger SRT only), pad­dle shifters (au­to­matic trans­mis­sion only), trac­tion and sus­pen­sion. Drive Modes are pre-con­fig­ured for Sport, Track and De­fault set­tings, while the Cus­tom set­ting lets the driver cus­tom­ize the drive ex­pe­ri­ence to their fa­vorite set­tings.

Cus­tom — Al­lows the driver to per­son­al­ize the ve­hi­cle’s per­for­mance

Sport — De­liv­ers in­creased ve­hi­cle per­for­mance ca­pa­bil­ity over the De­fault Mode

Track — De­liv­ers max­i­mum ve­hi­cle per­for­mance ca­pa­bil­ity on smooth, dry sur­faces

De­fault — Ac­ti­vates au­to­mat­i­cally when start­ing the ve­hi­cle

R/T Scat Pack 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 gives Chal­lenger

The 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger and its R/T Scat Pack with 6.4-liter HEMI pow­er­train, show­cases the evo­lu­tion of the per­for­mance brand while stay­ing true to the mus­cle car’s her­itage, with its roots hark­ing back to Scat Pack per­for­mance stage kits of­fered on 1968-71 Chal­lengers.

With a best-in-class 485 nat­u­rally as­pi­rated horse­power and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger R/T Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker mod­els de­liver mid 4-sec­ond 0-60 mph times and low 12-sec­ond quar­ter mile times.

An ac­tive elec­tron­i­cally con­trolled ex­haust gives the 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger R/T Scat Pack a deep, throaty ex­haust note in keep­ing with its her­itage and track­bred cre­den­tials. Per­for­mance up­grades in­clude Brembo four-pis­ton caliper front brakes, which de­liver world-class stop­ping power, en­abling a brak­ing dis­tance of 60-0 mph in 117 feet, per­for­mance sus­pen­sion, an iso­lated rack-mounted elec­tric power steer­ing (EPS) sys­tem (with three set­tings: Nor­mal, Com­fort and Sport), 20 x 9-inch pol­ished with black pocket alu­minum wheels, high-per­for­mance tires, stan­dard Dodge Per­for­mance Pages, which al­low driver con­trol over a range of ve­hi­cle set­tings, in­clud­ing steer­ing feel, trans­mis­sion re­sponse, sta­bil­ity and trac­tion con­trols, and stan­dard launch con­trol. A Scat Pack 6.4-liter badge, a 180-mph ra­dial-num­bered speedome­ter, ag­gres­sive front split­ter and rear spoiler with an em­bed­ded ParkView rear backup cam­era com­plete the pack­age.

A spe­cial Scat Pack Ap­pear­ance Group adds a unique Bum­ble Bee rear stripe, Gloss Black grille sur­round, Satin Black fuel-filler door, HID head­lamps. The in­te­rior fea­tures Scat Pack em­broi­dered high-per­for­mance seats, pre­mium em­broi­dered floor mats, an­i­mated Scat Pack logo in the clus­ter and a high-per­for­mance steer­ing wheel.

Chal­lenger R/T mod­els in­clude the leg­endary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 en­gine and avail­able Shaker hood with func­tional cold-air in­take. For Dodge fans look­ing for the most-af­ford­able V-8 mus­cle car in Amer­ica, the 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger R/T lineup fea­tures the leg­endary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 en­gine, which de­liv­ers up to 375 horse­power and 410 lb.-ft. of torque with a six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion. When paired with the highly-re­fined Tre­mec TR6060 six-speed man­ual, the Dodge Chal­lenger R/T achieves 0-60 mph runs in the high-5-sec­ond range.

When paired with the, state-of-theart ZF 8HP70 TorqueFlite eight­speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, the 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger R/T mod­els pro­duce 372 horse­power and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, and in­clude in­no­va­tive Fuel Saver Tech­nol­ogy to seam­lessly tran­si­tion to high-fuel-econ­omy four-cylin­der mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is in de­mand. For even more con­trol, steer­ing-wheel-mounted pad­dle shifters are in­cluded. The re­sult: quicker shifts, an en­gag­ing driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and even quicker 0-60 mph runs in the mid-5-sec­ond range.

Dodge Chal­lenger SXT and SXT Plus mod­els fea­ture the award-win­ning 3.6-liter Pen­tas­tar V-6 en­gine, which de­liv­ers 305 horse­power at 6,350 rpm and a re­spon­sive 268 lb.ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm.

A cold-air in­duc­tion sys­tem and dual ex­hausts from the head­ers back to the ex­haust tips help de­liver more than 90 per­cent of the en­gine’s peak torque from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm — all for out­stand­ing driv­abil­ity and re­spon­sive­ness. Paired with the stan­dard eight­speed trans­mis­sion, the Pen­tas­tar V-6 of­fers up to an EPA es­ti­mated 30 mpg on the high­way.

Seg­ment-ex­clu­sive eight­speed au­to­matic stan­dard

The 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger’s seg­ment-first TorqueFlite 8HP70 eight-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion de­liv­ers world-class pre­ci­sion and fuel ef­fi­ciency, along with a new elec­tronic shifter, Sport mode and pad­dle-shift­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties for more per­for­mance, as well as an im­prove­ment in fuel econ­omy. Once lim­ited to sedans cost­ing twice as much, the Dodge Chal­lenger de­moc­ra­tizes this ex­clu­sive world-class tech­nol­ogy, of­fer­ing the TorqueFlite eight-speed auto- matic trans­mis­sion stan­dard on ev­ery V-6 model.

The Dodge Chal­lenger R/T lineup and high-per­for­mance R/T Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker trims and SRT 392 model of­fer the choice of a six-speed man­ual or the TorqueFlite eight-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. By de­sign, this state-of-the-art gear­box pro­vides world-class shift qual­ity and speed, plus re­fine­ment with en­hanced per­for­mance and fuel ef­fi­ciency. Paired with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 en­gine and its 400 lb.-ft. of torque, the Dodge Chal­lenger R/T can de­liver 0-60 mph per­for­mance in the mid-5-sec­ond range. For even quicker ac­cel­er­a­tion, the Dodge Chal­lenger 6.4-liter Scat Pack, 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker and SRT 392 with 485 horse­power can do the same sprint in the mid4-sec­ond range.

The Chal­lenger SRT Hell­cat puts its power to the ground via the up­graded TorqueFlite 8HP90, which fea­tures max­i­mum en­gine-torque ca­pac­ity and 160 mil­lisec­ond shifts with rev-match­ing.

Su­per Track Pak

For max­i­mum per­for­mance on road and track, Chal­lenger’s Su­per Track Pak pro­vides a full com­ple­ment of race-bred chas­sis up­grades and is avail­able on all Chal­lengers, in­clud­ing 3.6-liter V-6 mod­els. The Su­per Track Pak low­ers the sus­pen­sion by 0.5 inches and adds Bil­stein shock ab­sorbers, up­graded brakes, Goodyear Ea­gle F1 three-sea­son tires and spe­cially-tuned sus­pen­sion. The Su­per Track Pak comes com­plete with a short­cut but­ton to the Dodge Per­for­mance Pages em­bed­ded in the 8.4-inch touch­screen ra­dio and pro­vides vis­i­ble per­for­mance in­for­ma­tion, such as pro­gram­mable shift light in­di­ca­tor, re­ac­tion time, 0-60 times, G-force in­di­ca­tor and lap times in the 7-inch TFT cus­tom­iz­a­ble clus­ter dis­play.

Seventy-plus avail­able safety, se­cu­rity fea­tures

The 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger of­fers many ac­ci­dent-avoid­ance as­sis­tance fea­tures, in­clud­ing Blindspot Mon­i­tor­ing, Rear Cross Path De­tec­tion and adap­tive cruise con­trol, to name just a few. Blind-spot Mon­i­tor­ing pro­vides an alert if a ve­hi­cle is in an ad­ja­cent lane and au­di­bly chimes to warn the driver. For­ward Col­li­sion Warn­ing alerts when the driver fails to re­act to an im­pend­ing for­ward ob­sta­cle. The Chal­lenger’s adap­tive cruise con­trol matches traf­fic speed, ac­cel­er­at­ing to high­way speed pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional as­sis­tance whether on long high­way drives or in heavy traf­fic. Rain-sens­ing wipers and au­to­matic high-beam con­trol aid the driver by as­sist­ing with com­mon func­tions dur­ing in­clement weather con­di­tions. In ad­di­tion, Chal­lenger of­fers 9-1-1 call/As­sist Call, which con­nects oc­cu­pants — at the push of a but­ton — di­rectly with emer­gency-ser­vice providers via built-in cel­lu­lar con­nec­tion — ex­clu­sive to FCA US Ucon­nect Ac­cess ser­vice.

Chal­lenger SXT

The 2016 Dodge Chal­lenger SXT fea­tures the award-win­ning 3.6-liter Pen­tas­tar en­gine with 305 horse­power and 268 lb.-ft. of torque as the stan­dard en­gine paired with the stan­dard TorqueFlite eight-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. On the ex­te­rior, stan­dard fea­tures in­clude 1971-in­spired split satin chrome grille and split LED-il­lu­mi­nated tail lamps, au­to­matic bi-func­tion pro­jec­tor head­lamps with halo LED sur­rounds, bright chrome fuel filler door with her­itage “FUEL” let­ter­ing, dual ex­haust with bright tips, 18-inch alu­minum wheels in a pre­mium Satin Car­bon fin­ish and P235/55R18 BSW all-sea­son per­for­mance tires and power bulge hood with twin func­tional in­takes, power body-color fold­ing heated mir­rors, and two-speed vari­able in­ter­mit­tent mode wipers.

On the in­side, the 2016 Chal­lenger fea­tures an in­te­rior with pre­mium cloth seat­ing in Hound­stooth or Torque, stamped alu­minum in­stru­ment panel bezel, 7-inch con­fig­urable clus­ter dis­play, six-way power driver’s seat, Ucon­nect 5-inch touch­screen dis­play with AM/FM/Blue­tooth, me­dia hub with SD card, USB and aux­il­iary in­put, six pre­mium speak­ers, Blue­tooth hands­free phone con­nec­tiv­ity, auto-dim­ming rearview mir­ror with mi­cro­phone, dual zone au­to­matic tem­per­a­ture con­trol, 160 mph pri­mary speedome­ter, Key­less En­ter ‘n Go with push-but­ton start, leather-wrapped tilt-and-tele­scop­ing three-spoke steer­ing wheel with ve­hi­cle con­trols, leather-wrapped shift knob, rear 60/40 split-fold­ing rear seat with arm­rest and cup hold­ers pro­vid­ing room for five, full-length floor-mounted cen­ter con­sole, cell phone stor­age, 12-volt power out­let, front and rear cli­mate con­trol out­lets, cli­mate out­let with Chal­lenger logo, LED-il­lu­mi­nated cup hold­ers, LED front map lamps, LED rear-read­ing cour­tesy lamps, au­to­matic dual-zone tem­per­a­ture con­trols, cabin-air fil­tra­tion, Satin Sil­ver door-lock knobs, lux­ury front and rear floor mats.

Stan­dard safety fea­tures in­clude six airbags, a four-wheel anti-lock brake sys­tem (ABS), all-speed trac­tion con­trol sys­tem (TCS), elec­tronic brake-force dis­tri­bu­tion (EBD), Brake As­sist, elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol (ESC), brake/ park in­ter­lock, brake over­ride and much more.

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