The current Charger has been on the market for quite some time already and after the Fiat acquisition of Chrysler it was clear that the model wouldn’t remain unchanged. Well, it has just been announced that the 2016 Dodge Charger is going to be a completely redesigned car with European and also American influences. It seems that Dodge Charger 2016 will run on a brand new platform which is going to be lighter as well as stronger than the current generation.
2016 Dodge Charger redesign
Exterior and Interior
On the outside, the 2016 Dodge Charger is likely to look even more aggressive than it is. Dodge hasn’t released any actual pictures of the car but it seems that it will closely follow the design of the current facelift of the Charger, meaning that all the outside proportions will be kept which gives us a clue about how it could look like.
The interior of the Dodge Charger 2016 will get a complete refresh which will offer its passengers a lot more comfort as well as better interior equipment. Standard equipment will include premium cloth upholstery, electric and heated seats, an infotainment system with a 7 inch touch screen, an eight speaker audio system and even aluminum inserts. The top of the range 2016 Dodge Charger will add leather upholstery, panoramic roof, sport seats and a multifunctional steering wheel. The satellite navigation system might see the introduction of Google Maps which would be a major upgrade over the older generation.
Dodge Charger 2016 specs
Engine wise, the new Dodge Charger 2016 is likely going to have a mix of old and new technology under the hood. Some people say that the current 3.6-liter Pentastar and the HEMI engines are going to make an apparition in the 2016 model but this is unlikely considering their age. However, there are big chances of it getting an improved 3.6-liter engine with around 320 horsepower and a 10% better fuel economy. Further engines would include a 3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with up to 420 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque which would replace the old 5.7-liter unit. This engine will not only be more powerful but it will also use up to 25% less fuel. The top of the range on the other hand won’t be the 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 from Maserati but an improved version of the 6.4-liter V8. This would get a new version of the cylinder deactivation system and also an improved engine management system.
2016 Dodge Charger release date and price
Dodge Charger 2016 engine will also be revamped for more fuel efficient and also more powerful. All of these changes are going to be available at the launch of the muscle car starting with the end of 2015. The 2016 Dodge Charger release price should be something around the $27,000 mark or a bit more which is slightly more than the current generation, but then again, the car should come with a lot more equipment.
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