2015 Dodge Charger | New Car Review
* The ideal blend of practicality and power.
* Softer, slightly more feminine design.
Having swapped its butch styling for softer curves, the eighth generation Charger has retained the overall aura of the previous generation model, but lost a chunk of its appeal in the process. With a large grille and narrow headlamps, it sports a scowling expression upfront, one that starkly contrasts the dreary and flatly repulsive rear end.
Nappa leather, Alcantara, and dashes of chrome embellish the cabin of the 2015 Dodge Charger, while the dashboard grasps the concept of minimalism a little more willingly. Above all, there’s a focus on functionality that takes precedence and that’s evident from the very beginning.
The Charger takes on different personalities, from a sensible daily runner with a V6 engine under the hood, right up to an absolutely psychotic tarmac ripper with 707 horsepower in Hellcat guise. For those with a heavy right foot, the Charger also comes with Launch Control, allowing drivers’ to benefit from improved acceleration off the line.
What’s on offer?
Four different engines can be had under the sculpted hood of the 2015 Dodge Charger. Initiating it all, is a 3.5 litre V6 that churns out 292 horsepower and 353 Nm of torque. The next level up, is in the V8 territory with the RT that generates 370 horsepower and 536 Nm of torque from its 5.7 litre engine. Following which, comes the SRT with a 6.4 litre engine and a combination of 485 horsepower and 644 Nm of torque. The halo model and talk of the automotive scene, however, is the SRT Hellcat, a family sedan with 707 horsepower and 881 Nm of torque.
The Charger is part of a very small circle in today’s marketplace. Its rivals are arguably less practical with fewer doors and tighter cabins, and have even ventured into the turbocharged realm. But while they may be worth considering for their price tags, there really is no replacement for displacement. The Charger remains king on that front.
|Specifications||2015 Dodge Charger SE||2015 Dodge Charger RT||2015 Dodge Charger SRT||2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.6 litre / V6||5.7 litre / V8||6.4 litre / V8||6.2 litre Supercharged / V8|
|Max Power |
|292 hp @ 6,350 RPM||370 hp @ 5,250 RPM||470 hp @ 6,000 RPM||707 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
|353 Nm @ 4,800 RPM||536 Nm @ 4,200 RPM||637 Nm @ 4,300 RPM||881 Nm @ 4,800 RPM|
|Tranmission||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic|
|Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||6.5 seconds||5.6 seconds||5.0 seconds||3.4 secs|
|Top speed||210 km/h||235 km/h||280 km/h||328 km/h|
|Price||AED 110,000 - 143,000||AED 140,000 - 145,000||AED 180,000||AED 330,000|