2016 Dodge Dart SRT4
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2016 Dodge Dart price, specs, SRT4 - The Dart SRT4 is America's small hot sedan which always managed to get people excited about it. The latest model however was quite short lived and it never met the expectations of its fans. Good news though because a new 2016 Dodge Dart SRT4 has just been announced by the guys at Dodge.
2016 Dodge Dart price, specs, SRT4 – The Dart SRT4 is America’s small hot sedan which always managed to get people excited about it. The latest model however was quite short lived and it never met the expectations of its fans. Good news though because a new 2016 Dodge Dart SRT4 has just been announced by the guys at Dodge. This is going to use the same platform as the current car but the engine and the transmission in it are going to be completely new. The new Dart will hit the US roads in third quarter of 2015 with base price just over $16,500.
2016 Dodge Dart SRT4 redesign
Let’s start out small description with the interior and its exterior. The new Dodge Dart 2016 comes in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Aero, Limited and GT. There are couple new options so future buyers can make its own Dart which will be unique among other compact cars. If you choose GT or SXT model there is optional Sport Appearance Hood with the Rally or Blacktop Packages for only $495. Dart GT comes with the 18” Hyper Black wheels as standard and 18” Gloss Black as option. Just like its predecessor the 2016 Dart has athletic exterior design with race track LED taillights.
While the 2016 Dodge Dart SRT4 will certainly have a style of its own, it will still be based on the current generation, so the external dimensions and most of the interior are going to be the same with those of the current car. However, the design of the exterior is likely going to be closer to the new Charger rather than the current Dart which would make for a more aggressive car all around.
|Overall Length||183.9 (4.672)|
|Overall Width||72.0 (1.830)|
|Overall Height||57.7 (1.465)|
|Track||61.7 (1.568) – front
61.6 (1.565) – rear
The interior features high quality materials, dual zone automatic climate control and abient lighting on higher trim levels, keyless entry and safety features. When it comes to safety beside high-strength chassis there are Electronic Stability Control, Rear Path detection, Blind-spot Monitoring, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, all-speed traction control, 10 standard air bags and others. Infotainment system includes Uconnect system with 8,4” touchscreen display and with integrated AM/FM and SiriusXM Radio, Voice Command, and SiriusXM Travel Link with voice commands. Digital gauge cluster includes a 7” full-color display.
Dodge Dart SRT4 2016 specs
Under the hood of the new Dodge Dart 2016 we can find three engines. Base Dart comes with 2.0-liter Tigershark inline 4 powerplant with 160 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Second engine is smaller one but not weaker – with 1.4-liter if displacement this turbocharged 4-cylinder engine deliver 160 horses and 184 lb-ft of torque. Higher trim levels comes with biggest engine, 2.4-liter Tigershark 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with 184 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. Standard for all Dart models is 6-speed manual transmission while 6-speed automatics come only as an option.
The engine in the 2016 Dodge Dart SRT4 is likely going to be a 2.4-liter turbocharged inline 4 which will make quite a lot of power. Experts say that it will provide more than 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque which would allow for some impressive performance from the Dart. This engine is going to be mated to Dodge’s new 9-speed automatic and to either a front-wheel-drive system or a more sensible all-wheel-drive one. The latter would make more sense considering the massive amount of torque from that turbocharged engine. Performance will be on par with other hot hatches and fast saloons out there, so a 0 to 60 MPH time of less than 6 seconds and a top speed of more than 140 MPH should be standard.
|Engine type||2.0L TIGERSHARK I-4||1.4L TURBOCHARGED MULTIAIR I-4||2.4L MULTIAIR 2 TIGERSHARK I-4|
|Displacement (cu.in. (ccm))||122 (1995)||83 (1368)||144 (2360)|
(bhp (kW) @ rpm)
|160 (119) @ 6.400||160 (119) @ 5.500||184 (138) @ 6.250|
(lb-ft (Nm) @ rpm)
|148 (200) @ 4.600||184 (250) @ 2.500||174 (200) @ 4.800|
|25/36/29 – MT
24/34/27 – AT
|28/41/32 – MT
28/40/32 – AT
|22/35/27 – MT
23/33/27 – MT
23/35/27 – AT
22/31/26 – AT
|Transmission type||6-speed manual standard for all models|
|. optional||6-speed automatic Overdrive||6-speed automatic DDCT||6-speed automatic Overdrive|
2016 Dodge Dart SRT4 price, release date
The 2016 Dodge Dart is built in the US assembly plant in Illinois and it will be come to US dealerships in the 3rd quarter of 2015. As FCA officials said base model will have MSRP price of $16,695 including $995 of destination charge. However, we can say for sure that the SRT4 model will cost more than $30,000 which would be quite in line with the Focus RS and the new Golf R. Even though it is going to be a 2016 model, Dodge announced that the 2016 Dodge Dart SRT4 is going to be released by the end of 2016, meaning it is still in development.
See also: http://www.dodge.com/en/dart/packages/