Leaked Dealer Brochure Confirms Big Upgrades for 2011 Dodge Challenger
Chiefly, the new Pentastar V6 and formerly crate-only 392 HEMI.
The SRT moves to classic muscle car cubic inch badging instead of litres. Retuned suspensions. All models will use new corporate steering wheel and geart inside. Slightly revised styling outside as well.
Things are definitely changing for the better over at Chrysler.
Cousin and I were talking the other day how it seems back in the muscle car war days it was all cu in. bragging and now it has turned into litres. Really curious to see if others kind of follow their lead with it.
Maybe its me but I still don't quite get it out of the challenger line up. The RT model (even with the bump in hp) still is no match for the SS camaro or mustang GT. In order to compete with these two cars you have to opt for the SRT, which puts you out of a lot more money. The good news is in this arena the new SRT should compete very well. The bad news is I don't think it will compete at all at the level it should be competing at based on its price. And that is in an arena with the new Z28 and the new Cobra.
When it takes more than a sweet mullet to prove you rule at the trailer park
We were running a $2000 mopar bucks good towards any accessories with the purchase of a new Challenger at my job for awhile.
Parts department loved it!!
Only wish that Chevy would do something like that!!!
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to my knowledge, EPA ratings have held a tight testing standard for some time now. That's why some companies that are near a gas guzzling tax for a particular will try to up their mileage just a little.
Such as: if testing showed 17.3 mpg, the window sticker would say 17, but if they changed a few things without affecting emissions and got it to 17.7mpg, the window sticker would show 18. Now with Obama coming out in 2008 stating the tighter standards by 2020, we will see more of this.
I still laugh at the political push for better fuel economy standards while at the same time the gov't mandates use of ethanol in gas.....a 33% less energy per content fuel at that. Go figure.
2001 SS Convertible - M6 - White - Black Top (1 of 42)
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Starting in 2008 the EPA changed their method of testing which resulted in a average millage drop among the cars they tested. Some cars lost 4 mi/gal from the previous year. The cars didnt actually lose any millage but rather their millage rating changed as a result of the new testing procedure. The new ratings were said to be more accurate in terms of real world driving. Granted, you can allways divide the miles you drive by the gallons used. For some reason I dont think the epa does this on every vehicle they test but who knows they just might.http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...709_mpg_ov.htm
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