2016 Dodge Challenger Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Dodge Challenger Release Date, Price, Interior, Specs – Below is a review pertaining the new 2016 Dodge Challenger as well as its release date and price. Just as a recap: during the 70’s, Dodge muscle cars were not only popular for their robust engines and super-cool styling design, but also for their iconic paint schemes. As the muscle car era reached its optimum, Dodge’s parent company began introducing new color schemes that augured well with its redesigns.

2016 Dodge Challenger 
2016 Dodge Challenger

There was ‘Panther Pink’ and ‘Sublime’, ‘Top Banana’, and many other exterior color hues conspicuous enough to cause a permanent retinal damage, however arguably iconic was the ‘Plum Crazy’ purple color. And for the upcoming 2016 year model, the automaker is set to bring it back on both the Dodge Charger and the Challenger.

This won’t be the first time the automobile giant is reviving Plum Crazy, since the color has already been offered on limited editions of the current Charger from 2006, and the Challenger as well in 2008. Presently, though, the retro-color will only be available across the entire line-up and not biased to limited-production collector bait alone.

2016 Dodge Challenger front angle, grille and headlights

Plum Crazy will now be available on every Charger and Challenger model, from the rental-grade V6 SXT’s to the powerful top of the range 707 hp supercharged HEMI V8 Hellcats vehicle. However, there will be a time-based restriction since Dodge wants to take orders for the colors before the fall of this year. Request are already streaming in and formal pre-orders are set to begin in September, while regular dealer orders begin towards late October.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with the HEMI® Hellcat engine

Production of the vehicles is set to begin in November. And while the Charger has taken on a more futuristic look and has grown extra doors since the first generation model was released, the Challenger now looks as if it has now come out of a time warp. Combine the delicious-retro Shaker hood and Plum Crazy paint, and you’ll be much obligated wear bell-bottoms or grow sideburns.

The model my currently only be rivaled successfully by two cars which are in front of the Chllenger, namely the Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang models, respectively.

Release Date & Price – 2016 Dodge Challenger

The most significant changes to the upcoming new 2016 Dodge Challenger will include exterior changes and tweaks to the automatic gearbox, however more details will be provided later in this review.

2016 Dodge Challenger exterior, red color

The engine is expected to remain unchanged but the cabin will now offer quite a substantive amount of top quality materials and top –spec equipment. It is for this reason that the vehicle will not have a significant price bump and will remain just as before.

The release date, on the other hand, has been set at least before the fall of this year. And as far as we know, this will mark the end of the Challenger SRT8 Hellcat.

Engine Specs – Dodge Challenger 2016

Beneath the hood of the new 2016 Dodge Challenger, there will be the same 6.2L supercharged V8 which will have the ability to generate about 707 hp and 650 pounds of torque. Fortunately, these are official numbers that the company has released.

2016 Dodge Challenger engine

However, other unspecified stock cars tested on the dyno made as much as 740 hp or more at the crankshaft which is quite a rear feat in these modern days. The performance is expected to be at par with most cars in its line-up. The top speed of the car is expected to be capped at 200 mph while the 0-60 mph time will drop to 3.3 seconds for the eight-speed auto transmission, thanks to the new gearbox software.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.2 in. (116.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 5.9 in. (197.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.7 in. (75.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 110.1 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3885 lbs.
Top Speed: 176 mph
0-60: 3.3 sec
MPG: 14/23 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: B5 Blue Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Plum Crazy Pearl Coat, Redline Red Tri-Coat Pearl, Torred Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

Exterior Photos & Interior Concept – 2016 Dodge Challenger

2016 Dodge Challenger interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Just as earlier mentioned, the interior of the vehicle is set to receive a small bump in terms of material’s quality. As a matter of fact, the older vehicle used hard plastics on its dashboard, however for the 2016 year model, 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is set to use soft plastics and leather.

2016 Dodge Challenger  front
2016 Dodge Challenger  front

The latter material will be a first in the range. Aluminum will also be extensively used during the body design and this will impact positively to its performance and fuel consumption ratings. The exterior, on the other side will see some few changes for the 2016 year model.

2016 Dodge Challenger  back
2016 Dodge Challenger  back

The front fascia of the vehicle will come with a new bumper. The headlights will also see LED technology infusion for better visibility. The previous model was available in eight trim models: SXT, SXT Plus, R/T Convertible, R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, 6.4L Scat Pack and lastly the 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker.

2016 Dodge Challenger  interior
2016 Dodge Challenger  interior

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2016 Dodge RAM 2500 Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 Release Date, Specs, Diesel, Price – Have you lately been searching for a car? Then you might want to hold on to that money in order to get the new 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 truck that is soon going to be released to the market. For starters, the entire Dodge nameplate will come in three different variants which include the Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 – fully loaded.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 side angle red color, alloy wheels

For the eleven years that have passed, the automobile giant has been able to create three generations of the Ram. The 2016 year model will undoubtedly enter the market as the 4th generation model and promises to be a game changer.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

All the trim models will certainly come in different body styles and design configurations over their predecessor. The cabin of the models will also see different cab sizes released which will be dependent solely on individual customer’s preference.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500
2016 Dodge RAM 2500

Available will be regular cab, four-door crew cab, and finally the quad cab that will come for the interior specs. The exterior design, on the other hand, will be adorned by a recent redesign that will be manifested through the assertive fresh grille in the stylish red and black trim models that will come with an embossed tread pattern, however buyers shouldn’t expect nothing revolutionary.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

Also, Ram recently unveiled their 2017 Ramcharger Concept at 2015 Easter Jeep Safari. We are currently preparing both the Ramcharger and Rampage review which should feature in the coming weeks.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 Engine Specs

Apart from the exterior and interior design changes, the refreshed RAM 2500 model will come in several engines under its hood. The entire engine line-up will be graced with an Eco-diesel V6 powerplant just like in the Rebel model.

The standard engine to be equipped in the base model will be a 3.6L TDI V6 drivetrain that will be able to generate around 240 hp. Another powerplant will be the robust 5.7L HEMI diesel engine. All the engines above will come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

That said, the HEMI engine will be able to yield up to 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity. The fuel consumption rating will be around 12 mpg, which by modest terms isn’t impressive. But those looking for more power should consider the 500 hp, Dodge RAM SRT 10.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 engine

The automobile giant has revealed that the vehicle will be availed in dissimilar trim models which will include the 2016 Dodge RAM 2500 RAM Express and Tradesman. The latter will come fitted with a TorqueFlite 8 and a 3.6L Pentastar V-6 engine combo.

The above-mentioned combo will result in a fuel return of 17/25 mpg in the city/highway. On the other hand, 2016 Dodge RAM 2500 Express model will come fitted with TorqueFlite 8 and a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine combo.

The Express variant will feature some of these features; entirely black exterior, Dual Exhaust system, 20” aluminium wheels, etc. Other 2016 Dodge RAM 2500 variants will include the 2016 Dodge RAM 2500 Big Horn, Outdoorsman, Sport, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Laramie Limited.

Specifications (Ram 2500 Crew Cab)

Wheelbase: 149.4 in
Length: 237.4 in
Width: 79.1 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Passenger Capacity: 3
Cargo volume: 74.7 ft³
Curb weight: 6,059 lb
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 8,4 sec
MPG: 17/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Low Vol Construction Yellow, Low Vol Dark Brown, Low Vol Detonator Yellow Clear Coat, Low Vol Hills Green, Low Vol Holland Blue, Low Vol Light Cream, Low Vol Light Green, Low Vol Midnight Blue Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 17,600 lbs

Release Date & Price of the New 2016 Dodge RAM 2500 Concept

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 front view, exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

The upcoming new Dodge RAM 2500 for 2016 year will come bundled in an MSRP tag of around $30,000 for the standard model. However, depending on the preferred trim model, the would-be buyer should expect to be set back by around $30,000-60,000.

The release date is expected to be before this fall, but it is going to be somewhere around when other notable trucks get to be released like the new Chevy Silverado and the 2016 Ford F-250.

Exterior & Interior Design – 2016 Dodge RAM 2500

Even though a significant part of the new Dodge RAM 2500 for 2016 year styling has been obtained from the outgoing model. The model should be expected to come with discerning features that will certainly cement its position as one of the leaders within the truck segment.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 front
2016 Dodge RAM 2500 front

Each and every point of interest in the RAM truck has been nailed splendidly well in both its exterior and interior configurations. The dominating and aggressive look of the truck has become its defining signature appearance.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 interior, leather front and rear seats

The significant changes that can be seen on its exterior include the design changes in the chrome fenders, bumpers, and scuff plates. Another add-on to the new scuffed framework is the black colour.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 back
2016 Dodge RAM 2500 back

Interior wise, the changes will be located mostly in the type of materials to be used in the new model. There will be extensive use of lighter and top quality materials that might include a new wood grain accents and a leather upholstery. Furthermore, expect metallic accents which should be able to match the interior and exterior design of the brand new truck almost to perfection.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 interior
2016 Dodge RAM 2500 interior

Its dashboard will come with either a 5” or an 8.4” touch screen display and will come adorned in some of the following safety features and equipment; blind spot monitoring, rear view camera, and parking sensors.

2016 Dodge RAM 2500 trunk, cargo space

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2016 Dodge Viper Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Dodge Viper Release Date, Price, MSRP, Pictures – In case your attitude towards power is “more is better,” therefore, the idea of having the upcoming 2016 Dodge Viper should be non-negotiable by all terms. This amazing 645 horsepower machine should be expected anywhere before this fall, according to some credible rumors about its possible release date.

2016 Dodge Viper view
2016 Dodge Viper view

The power-capable Viper is a brutal and rambunctious sports car with evocative styling unmatched by few vehicles in its segment. However, the Viper, will have to contend with so many rivals angling for a piece of the lucrative segment, and you might be forced to consider other options before finally deciding to stick on the Viper.

2016 Dodge Viper front view, grille and headlights

Some of the main alternatives we strongly think you should consider include the supercharged Chevy Corvette Z06, which comes with the same power and racetrack credibility as the Viper. Also, you can check out the 2016 Porsche 911 or 2016 Nissan GT-R. Both of the vehicles are significantly costly than the Viper but are easier to drive faster and have an available back seat. Moreover, unlike the Viper, these vehicles can also be fitted with quick-shift auto or automated manual transmission system for the traditional drivers.

2016 Dodge Viper rear view, tailpipe, black color

In overall, we’d say that the Viper still rules the roost with its sheer boisterous attitude and outrageous track-based capability.

Exterior Body Styles & Interior Colors – 2016 Dodge Viper

As should be expected, the new 2016 Dodge Viper will certainly be a two-seat sports car available in four trims: SRT, GT, GTC and top-of-the-range GTS models. Some of the standard features you should expect for the base SRT model include 19-inch rear wheels, 18-inch front wheels, summer tires, LED daytime running lights and taillights, automatic xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, cloth seating, cruise control, a tilt-only leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals, and an automatic climate control.

Technology features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect, voice-controlled navigation and a twelve-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with an auxiliary input, HD and satellite radio, an SD card reader and a USB interface.

2016 Dodge Viper front
2016 Dodge Viper front

The GT should add a trim-specific hood, unique front and rear fascias, driver-selectable suspension dampers, red calipers and Brembo brakes with two-piece slotted rotors, a five-mode electronic stability control system, a unique interior with standard simulated suede, a six-way power-adjustable driver seat and upgraded leather upholstery.

2016 Dodge Viper interior, steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Opting for the Viper GTS should add a unique wheel design, a simulated suede headliner and seat inserts, full leather upholstery with contrasting stitching, an upgraded 18-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system and a power-adjustable passenger seat.

2016 Dodge Viper back
2016 Dodge Viper back

For the base SRT Viper, options should include the aforementioned 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and both the TA 1.0 and TA 2.0 packages. The TA 1.0 package should add a carbon-fiber rear spoiler, racetrack-focused suspension tuning, carbon-fiber front splitter, softer-compound Pirelli tires and black brake calipers. The TA 2.0 package should add the same equipment as the TA 1.0 along with a carbon-fiber X-brace in the engine compartment, unique bodywork, and a larger rear wing.

2016 Dodge Viper interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Just as before, a slew of exterior colors, wheels, and stem-to-stern stripes should be available from which to choose and customize.

Engine Specs – 2016 Dodge Viper

According to some credible sources, the new Viper will be underpinned by an upgraded version of Viper’s main engine. Here, we are talking of the agile 8.4L V10 engine capable of generating over 645 hp and about 600 pounds of torque.

There is a possibility of one other engine, although its details are scanty at the moment. However, rumors allege that it will be a supercharged version of the 2016 Dodge Viper current V10 engine. It will be capable of cranking out over 800 hp.

2016 Dodge Viper engine

The available transmission will be a 6-speed manual transmission system. We should also expect to see a bump of around 2 mpg over the previous 2015 model in terms of fuel consumption.

A slew of available safety features should include stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front and side airbags, and a rearview camera. Other features to be provided as standard equipment and features include the Uconnect system, which includes collision notification and emergency roadside assistance.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 2.8 in. (98.8 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 7.7 in. (175.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.4 in. (76.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 48 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 14.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3390 lbs.
Top Speed: 190 mph
0-60: 3.4 sec
MPG: 12/21 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Adrenaline Red, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Competition Blue Pearl ,GTS-R Blue Pearl Coat, Gunmetal Pearl, Venom Black Clear Coat, Viper White Clear Coat, Yorange Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Date of Release & Price – 2016 Dodge Viper

We should expect the stunning vehicle before this fall, according to well-placed sources. The new 2016 Dodge Viper should come with an MSRP of between &85,000 to &108,000.

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