The 2018 Dodge Charger is the sixth generation of the Charger family. You will be surprised to know that the car made its debut in 2006 after becoming the successor of Intrepid model as a mid-size 4-door sedan. It was modified to a certain extend in the year 2009 in its interior, engine, and appearance. Another change was done on it in 2014 which saw plenty of interiors changed and exteriors mildly altered with an 8-speed automatic. Hence, there are assumptions that the car could be made on an altogether platform. However, the engines are most likely going to remain untouched because of powerful rear wheel drive. That means that the new 2018 Charger will be powered by V6 and V8 engines.
2018 Dodge Charger
The appearance and looks of the new 2108 Dodge Charger is going to be impressive to say the least. It comes with the a deliberately aggressive front side with a large grille, evil eye optics, and a muscular profile along with inflated wheel arches. The new version of the charger is a 4-door sedan and comes with hood having large air vents and advanced body kit. Just like its predecessor it will be available in next trim levels: SE, SXT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, Daytona, Daytona 392, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat. RWD (Rear wheel drive) system is standard for all models while SE and SXT are available with optional AWD (All wheel drive) system. The SE trim will run on 17-inch wheels while higher models will get 20-inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the sixth generation of the Charger does not have too many changes done to its interiors. It comes with the same three-spoke leather steering wheel having crowned with mounted controls. It will come with leather upholstery with front seats powered and adjustable in six ways. Lower models will come with 5-inch elegant and informative color display, while higher models will be equipped with the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen. Climate control for lower models are manual while higher models will feature dual-zone control with automatic function.
New 2018 Charger SRT Hellcat specs
There are four engine options available for the new 2018 Charger. The base SE and SXT models, with either RWD or AWD, will be available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, 24-valve timing, with multipoint fuel injection that is capable of generating 296 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque (300 bhp and 264 lb-ft with Rallye Group package). Second engine is 5.7-liter V8 Hemi with 370 horses and 395 lb-ft of torque and it is going to be available with R/T and Daytona trim levels. This engine will have four-cylinder deactivation feature for better fuel economy.
R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392 and SRT 392 will be available with 6.4-liter V8 Hemi engine that is able to deliver 485 bhp and 475 lb-ft of torque. The top performance model, Charger SRT Hellcat, will come with the most powerful engine in the FCA range – the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi Hellcat V8 which is capable of producing 707 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque. It offers an 8-speed automatic transmission in three different versions with standard rear wheel drive. You can also find the AWD system on SE and SXT models, which automatically connects the front wheels.
2018 Dodge Charger price and release date
The next-generation of the new 2018 Charger release date is still unknown. You can find it in their dealers by the end of 2017. There is no confirmation on that however it can be released earlier or later. The 6th generation should not cost more than $30,000 and will be priced according to the model you prefer. According to news, you can find a new 2018 Dodge Charger Demon edition that comes with a powerful engine than current Hellcat.