Fiat-Chrysler have started work on a new, restyled version of the Dodge Challenger muscle car, they are expected to release a ‘Charged’ version also.
2017 Dodge Challenger release date
It is expected that the release date for the new Challenger will be late 2017.
Release date: late 2017
2017 Dodge Challenger redesign
There has been no official statement or pictures regarding the new Challenger, but spy shots have shown the car to look more muscular, it has restyled fenders front and rear, a power-bulge in the hood and updated lighting.
The overall appearance is similar to the previous model, which of course took its inspiration from the original 1971 model.
2017 Dodge Challenger dimensions
Unlike the predecessor, 2017 model has acquired a large size:
- length – 197.6 in,
- width 75.5 in,
- height 57 in.
- wheelbase – 116.1 in.
2017 Dodge Challenger price
The American market will have a choice between eight different models in total, prices should start between $32,000 – $35,000.
2017 Dodge Challenger interior
The restyled car also has a redesigned interior; it is wider and roomier, with a redesigned instrument panel giving a much cleaner look.
All the finishing materials and plastics have also had an upgrade, and the car will have a choice of 14 different interior color schemes.
An 8.4” touchscreen media system and USB port will be fitted as standard, as are the improved seats which offer better lateral support and have the added benefit of heating & cooling.
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2017 Dodge Challenger equipment
The standard version has in its equipment list:
- rear view camera;
- communications system;
- Keyless entry;
- navigation system.
2017 Dodge Challenger engines
Under the hood, there will be the choice of three different powerplants; 3.6, 5.7 or 6.4 liter producing 305, 375 and 485 BHP respectively.
The 3.6 will only be available with an 8-speed auto gearbox, while the 5.7 & 6.4 will be available with either a 6-speed manual or the same 8-speed auto.
2017 Dodge Challenger specs
With the increase in specification, comes more power and higher top speeds; the 6.4 liter powerplant has a significant increase in torque, which peaks at 4800 RPM, this results in a 0 – 60 MPH time of 5 seconds and a top speed of 180 MPH.
2017 Dodge Challenger pictures
|2017 Dodge Challenger R/T|
|Engine type||OHV 16V V8, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||375 hp; 410 lb-ft|
|Passenger volume||110.1 cu.ft|
|Cargo volume||16.2 cu.ft|
|Top speed||155 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $28,000-$39,000 (est)|
|Competitors: Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro|