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Encyclopedia > Dodge Charger (LX)
Dodge Charger
Dodge Charger R/T
Manufacturer Dodge
Parent company Chrysler (2007-present)
DaimlerChrysler (1998-2007)
Production 2006-present
Assembly Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Predecessor Dodge Intrepid
Class Full-size
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Platform Chrysler LX platform
Engine(s) 3.5 L EGJ V6
5.7 L Hemi V8
6.1 L Hemi V8
Transmission(s) 4-speed 42RLE automatic
5-speed A580 automatic
Wheelbase 304.8 cm (120.0 in)
Length 508.3 cm (200.1 in)
Width 189 cm (74.5 in)
Height 148 cm (58.2 in)
Related Chrysler 300
Dodge Magnum
Designer Ralph Gilles
Freeman Thomas

The Dodge Charger, in its current incarnation, is a rear-wheel drive full-size automobile built by the Chrysler Group for its North American Dodge brand. The Charger name is a historical one, borne by many other Dodge Charger models in the past. Introduced in February 2005 for the 2006 model year, this new Charger shares the LX platform of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum, which borrows component parts from the Mercedes E-Class platform[1]; in fact, the interior of the Charger is almost identical to that of the Magnum. It replaced the Dodge Intrepid as Dodge's full-size sedan. This Charger is a four-door sedan, disappointing many fans of the previous two-door Chargers. It is built at Brampton Assembly in Canada. 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Nickname: Location in the Region of Peel, in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Peel Incorporation 1853 (village)   1873 (town)   1974 (city) Government  - Mayor Susan Fennell  - Governing Body Brampton City Council (click for members)  - MPs Navdeep Bains, Colleen Beaumier, Ruby Dhalla, Gurbax Malhi  - MPPs Vic Dhillon... The Dodge Intrepid was a large four-door, full-size, front-wheel drive sedan. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... A full-size car is term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car, usually having a wheelbase greater than 2. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... In automobile design, an FR, or front-engine, rear wheel drive means a layout where the engine is in the front of the vehicle and drive wheels at the rear. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The LX platform is Chryslers new full_size rear wheel drive automobile platform for the mid part of the 2000s. ... This engine was Chryslers first homegrown front wheel drive V6 engine, and the first V6 from Chrysler not based on a V8. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Transmissions provide a speed-power conversion known as gear reduction (in speed) to a higher torque (rotational force) using gearsets. ... The Ultradrive is a 4-speed automatic transmission from Chrysler Corporation. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad locomotives). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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There have been many different Dodge vehicles, on three different platforms, bearing the Charger nameplate. ... The Chrysler 300 is a full-size near-luxury car designed by Ralph Gilles. ... The Dodge Magnum name has been used on a number of different automobiles. ... The Dodge Intrepid was a large four-door, full-size, front-wheel drive sedan. ... Brampton Assembly is a DaimlerChrysler automobile factory in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. ...

Contents

Engines

The Charger SE and SXT are equipped with Chrysler's 3.5 L V6 and sells at a starting price of US$22,995. The 3.5 L V6 produces 250 hp (186 kW) and 250 ft·lbf (339 N·m) of torque. In Canada, the base model Charger has a 2.7 L V6, which produces 190 hp and 190 ft·lbf of torque. In 2006, the 2.7 L V6 was also available in the US for fleet sales only. For 2007, the SE package could be had with the 2.7 L engine for all buyers. This engine was Chryslers first homegrown front wheel drive V6 engine, and the first V6 from Chrysler not based on a V8. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


The R/T version uses the 5.7 L Hemi V8 and sells for US$29,995. This engine produces 340 hp (254 kW) and 390 ft·lb (525 N·m) of torque. Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ...


The SRT-8 model comes with the 6.1 L Hemi V8 and has a base price of US$35,320. The 6.1 L Hemi produces 425 hp (317 kW) and 420 ft·lbf (569 N·m) of torque. Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ...


Models

Year Model Engine Power Torque
2006-present SE 2.7 L EER V6 190 hp 190 ft·lbf
2006-present SE 3.5 L EGJ V6 250 hp (186 kW) 250 ft·lbf (339 N·m)
2006-present SXT 3.5 L EGJ V6 250 hp (186 kW) 250 ft·lbf (339 N·m)
2006-present R/T 5.7 L Hemi V8 340 hp (254 kW) 390 ft·lbf (529 N·m)
2006-present Daytona R/T 5.7 L Hemi V8 350 hp (261 kW) 390 ft·lbf (529 N·m)
2006-present SRT-8 6.1 L Hemi V8 425 hp (317 kW) 420 ft·lbf (569 N·m)
2007-present Super Bee 6.1 L Hemi V8 425 hp (317 kW) 420 ft·lbf (569 N·m)

The LH engine was a series of V6 engines developed by Chrysler Corporation for its LH platform cars. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... This engine was Chryslers first homegrown front wheel drive V6 engine, and the first V6 from Chrysler not based on a V8. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... This engine was Chryslers first homegrown front wheel drive V6 engine, and the first V6 from Chrysler not based on a V8. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ...

Daytona R/T

2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T
2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T

The 2006 Charger Daytona R/T debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. It features a High Output 350 hp (261 kW) version of the 5.7 L Hemi as well as an updated suspension and tires. Visual additions include a special front fascia with a chin spoiler. A black rear spoiler In a retro touch, the Daytona R/T features black "Hemi" decals on the hood and rear fender and retro high impact colors. In 2007 larger 20" chrome clad wheels were introduced. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1134x513, 91 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dodge Charger (LX) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1134x513, 91 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dodge Charger (LX) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... The Jeep testdrive hill at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show The Chicago Auto Show is held annually in February at Chicagos McCormick Place convention complex. ...


Colors available:
2006
"Go ManGo!" 4000 units US and 200 Units CDN
"Top Banana" 4000 Units US and 250 Units CDN
"TorRed" 2000 Units US


2007
"Sublime" 1500 Units Us and 150 Units CDN
"Plum Crazy" 1400 Units Us and 100 Units CDN


2008
"Hemi Orange" Units Unknown


SRT-8

2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8
2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8

An SRT-8 version of the Charger debuted at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. Powered by a 425 hp (317 kW) version of the 6.1 L Hemi, it also features upgraded Brembo brakes, and interior and exterior updates. The engine produces 420 ft·lbf (569 N·m) of torque. The 425 net horsepower of the modern 6.1 L Hemi makes it even more powerful than the legendary Hemi engines of the muscle car era, the biggest of which was rated at 425 gross horsepower. This makes the 6.1 L Hemi engine the most powerful V8 engine that Chrysler has ever put in a production vehicle. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (809x453, 41 KB) Source Date Author User Mikeelliott01 on en. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (809x453, 41 KB) Source Date Author User Mikeelliott01 on en. ... The New York International Auto Show is an annual auto show held in late March or early April. ... Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ... Brembo Logo Brembo is a manufacturer of automotive brake systems, especially for high-performance cars and motorcycles. ... Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C See also: Chrysler Hemi engine Hemi (from hemisphere) is a design of internal-combustion engines in which the cylinder heads combustion chamber is of hemispherical form. ... The Pontiac GTO is a classic example of the muscle car. ...

Super Bee

2007 Dodge Charger Super Bee
2007 Dodge Charger Super Bee

A new Super Bee version of the Charger debuted at the 2006 New York International Auto Show for the 2007 model year. It shares the SRT-8's 425 hp (317 kW) 6.1 L Hemi engine but comes in special "Detonator Yellow" paint with black decals. It is a limited edition with only 1000 being produced for the entire world . Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 232 KB) Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dodge Charger (LX) ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 232 KB) Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dodge Charger (LX) ... The Super Bee was a limited-production muscle car from Chryslers Dodge division produced from 1968 through 1971. ... The New York International Auto Show is an annual auto show held in late March or early April. ... Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ...


NASCAR

Although NASCAR stock cars bear only a slight resemblance to actual cars, Dodge's 2005 and 2006 NASCAR entries were based on the Dodge Charger, replacing the previous Dodge Intrepid. Unlike the Intrepid, the Charger shares rear-wheel drive and a V8 engine with its NASCAR counterpart. During the 2007 NASCAR season the Dodge Charger will be used in all non Car of Tomorrow races. The Dodge Avenger will be used in all Car of Tomorrow races, and by the 2008 season the Avenger will be used exclusivley. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... The 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season started at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 12 with the Bud Shootout and will end on Sunday, November 19 with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... The Dodge Intrepid was a large four-door, full-size, front-wheel drive sedan. ... Rear-wheel drive (or RWD for short) is an engine/transmission layout used in automobiles. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration, although modern automotive versions use a 90 degree block angle. ... A Car of Tomorrow body, and chassis with Dodge Avenger decals. ... The Dodge Avenger is actually three different cars: The Dodge Avenger coupe (1995-2000) The Dodge Avenger Concept from the 2003 North American International Auto Show The Dodge Avenger (JS) sedan released in 2007 for the 2008 model year. ... A Car of Tomorrow body, and chassis with Dodge Avenger decals. ...

Kasey Kahne races by in a 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Dodge Charger.

Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Kasey Kahne (born April 10, 1980 in Enumclaw, Washington) is a driver in NASCARs NEXTEL Cup series. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ...

Police Package Version

2006 Michigan State Police Dodge Charger
2006 Michigan State Police Dodge Charger

In early 2006, DaimlerChrysler released a new police version of the Dodge Charger. It made its debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. Image File history File linksMetadata 2006_Michigan_State_Police_Dodge_Charger_1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 2006_Michigan_State_Police_Dodge_Charger_1. ... The Michigan State Police is the state police agency for the State of Michigan. ... DaimlerChrysler AG (ISIN: DE0007100000) is a German car corporation and the worlds fifth largest car manufacturer. ... Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor of the United States Federal Protective Service. ... The New York International Auto Show is an annual auto show held in late March or early April. ...


Unlike the civilian version, the police version features upgraded heavy-duty brakes, a severe-duty cooling system, police-performance Electronic Stability Program, police performance-tuned steering, and a gear shifter that is mounted on the steering column instead of in the center console.[2] In place of the center console, Dodge has equipped the police edition with a steel plate appropriate for mounting radio equipment, computers, and controllers for lights and sirens. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is the generic term for systems designed to improve a vehicles handling, particularly at the limits where the driver might lose control of the vehicle. ...


The 340 hp Hemi V8 is powerful enough to accelerate the car from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and to a top speed of 150 mph. By comparison, the 1972 AMC Matador, with its 401 in³ V8, could accelerate from rest to 60 mph in seven seconds, and took 43 seconds to reach a top speed of 125 mph.[3]. In Michigan State Police and California Highway Patrol testing, the Charger V8 easily outperformed all other pursuit vehicles in acceleration, cornering, and braking (except the Dodge Magnum, which stopped slightly faster in some tests). It does however appear to be priced somewhat higher than the Ford Police Interceptor. [4] 1974 Matador rebuilt as a replica of a Police Car from The Dukes of Hazzard Second generation 1975 Matador base model sedan The AMC Matador was an intermediate car built and sold by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) from 1971 to 1978. ... Police Interceptor of the Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada. ...


As of November 2006, the Chargers have been adopted by several police agencies as both marked and unmarked patrol cars. Police forces in other countries have also purchased the Charger, including police services in Canada, Mexico and even the Kingdom of Bahrain's police force.[5] Both V6 and V8 models are being adopted, with highway patrols favoring the 5.7 L Hemi V8 engine and cities more likely to purchase the base police package with the 3.5 L V6 fuel economical engine. [6] Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C See also: Chrysler Hemi engine Hemi (from hemisphere) is a design of internal-combustion engines in which the cylinder heads combustion chamber is of hemispherical form. ...

A 2007 Dodge Charger Police Vehicle
A 2007 Dodge Charger Police Vehicle

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3456x2304, 3791 KB) Photo Taken By Me - GPDII I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3456x2304, 3791 KB) Photo Taken By Me - GPDII I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

In Pop Culture

Film Appearances

Next is a 2007 science fiction film loosely based on the science fiction short story The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick. ... For the 2006 video game, see Miami Vice: The Game. ... My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a 2006 film released on July 21, 2006. ...

Television

Drive is an American television series created by Tim Minear and Ben Queen and produced by Minear, Queen, and Greg Yaitanes. ... King of Cars is a reality TV show, centering around the Towbin Dodge car dealership, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... NCIS is a CBS network show about a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. ... Wanted is a 2005 primetime police drama television series broadcast on the TNT network. ... The Shield is an American police-drama television series shown on FX Networks in the U.S. and other networks internationally. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ...

Video Games

Forza Motorsport 2, or Forza 2, is a racing game developed by Turn 10 Studios, and the sequel to the original Forza Motorsport, for the Xbox 360 gaming system. ... L.A. Rush is a video game to be released on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.answers.com/topic/chrysler-lx-platform
  2. ^ DaimlerChrysler Fleet Information - Dodge Charger Police, Standard Equipment
  3. ^ Allpar The history of Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth police cars
  4. ^ Allpar Charger MSP and CHiP testing
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Allpar Charger police cars

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