2016 Dodge Charger Release Date, Coupe, Price, Specs – Well-placed sources have indicated that the fresh 2016 Dodge Charger’ release date should be sometime towards the end of the year. The following review bundles everything a Dodge Charger enthusiast should be looking for, including but not limited to engine specs, interior and exterior design changes, and the price and date of release. So be my guest.
That said, we can all reminisce that the existing Charger has been in the market for a considerable amount of time. And we also know that after Chrysler was acquired by Fiat, it was a sure deal that the model will ultimately undergo some changes. Well, the new vehicle, according to multiple rumors is going to come with immense facelifts and will also infuse European and American influences.
Judging by the current wave of designs, it is highly probable that the 2016 Charger will run on a totally different platform from its existing model. However, the tidbits of such developments haven’t been made crystal clear. By the look of things in the current market where the Charger hails, there are few affordable cars which march the attributes of the Charger in terms of V8 power and the RWD.
However, you should sample out some other vehicles which compare almost similarly to the Charger before it finally hits showrooms later this year. Chief among them is the Chevy SS, which comes with a V8 and a RWD system. Others include Kia Cadenza, Toyota Avalon and finally, the Chevy Impala.
Exterior – 2016 Dodge Charger
We should expect the new Dodge Charger 2016 to come with no lesser than seven trims to its name. All the models should also be fitted with a RWD and an available but optionally provided all-wheel-drive system.
The base model, according to our well-placed sourced, should be the SE model and should debut bundled with keyless ignition, 5” touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary inputs, manual air conditioning, 17” alloy wheels, USB ports, inclining driver seats, automatic headlamps, and keyless entry.
The 2016 Dodge Charger SXT should in addition to the SE feature list, come equipped with LED foglights, satellite radio, 19” wheels, automatic climate control, auto-dimming aft mirrors, 8.4” touchscreen, premium audio system, heated exterior mirrors, smartphone apps integration, and voice commands.
Optional package should be provided with the SXT variant and should rope in heated exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, parking sensors, headlights infused with bi-xenon technology, driver memory functions, simulated suede upholstery, auto-dimming rear mirror, rear-view camera, and LED ambient lighting.
Other mid-trim models like the R/T Scat Pack, and R/T Road and Track should come equipped with 20” wheels, a special leather trim, aluminum trimmed pedals, cloth sport seats, perforated front seats, Brembo brakes, active exhaust system, Pirelli tires, leather upholstery, premium audio system, shock absorbers, and 6-piston calipers.
At the top of the food chain is the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat model. Expect the SRT to include an agile supercharged engine, 20” wheels, keyless entry, key fob, heat-extraction vents, a 200miles-per-hour speedometer, and blind spot monitor.
Dodge Charger 2016 Engine Specs
Under the hood of the new 2016 Dodge Charger should be several engines. The standard engine that should come equipped in both the SXT and base Se is a 3.6L powerplant good for 292 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. We should expect the engine to come mated to an eight-speed auto transmission system. Also, a RWD should come standard across the whole Charger stable. However, an option for an AWD system should be provided for the SXT and SE variants.
For 2016, expect better fuel economy ratings that 2015’s 19/31/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Expect a dip in the ratings when combined with an AWD system.
Another engine is the 5.7L V8 powerplant expect to be fitted on both the R/T and R/T Track and Road. With this drivetrain, expect 370 horsepower and 395 pounds of torque.
Lastly, rumors also allege that a supercharged 6.2L V8 should be fitted in the SRT Hellcat. The engine should be able to crank out a whopping 707 horsepower and 650 pounds of torque.
Some of the safety features and equipment to expect include antilock disc brakes, head restraints, stability control, driver knee airbag, side curtain airbags, and traction control. Others include parking sensors and frontal collision warning.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 0.2 in. (120.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 6.4 in. (198.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3 in. (75 in.)
Passenger volume: 120.8 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.5 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3934 lbs.
Top Speed: 176 mph
0-60: 4.4 sec
MPG: 14/23 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Pitch Black, Redline Red Tri-Coat Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2016 Dodge Charger Release Date & Price
We should expect the powerful 2-door 2016 Dodge Charger to be released sometime in the fourth quarter of this year. As for the pricing details, we should expect this stunning vehicle to set you back by around $50,000.