By Patrick Rall
The Dodge brand will turn 100 years old in 2014 and to celebrate their centennial, a new limited edition package will be offered for both the Charger and Challenger. The 100th Anniversary package is available for both the SXT Plus and R/T Plus which means that they are available with either the 3.6L Pentastar V6 or the 5.7L Hemi V8 depending on the trim level chosen.
Regardless of which trimline is picked, the 2014 Dodge Charger and Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition adds unique 100th Anniversary logos on the fenders and on the center caps of the unique 20 inch polished five-spoke aluminum wheels with painted Granite Crystal pockets. This limited edition package also adds a Granite Crystal painted grille on both cars, a body colored spoiler and unique Hemi and R/T badging on those appropriately equipped models. Finally, the Charger and Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition cars are available in the stunning High Octane Red Pearl Coat shown here.
On the inside, the 100th Anniversary Edition Charger and Challenger feature all of the standard goodies of the SXT Plus and R/T Plus packages including the high tech infotainment system with a huge touch screen and a premium sound system (Beats By Dre in the Charger, Boston Acoustics in the Challenger). The 100th Anniversary Edition also adds a SRT-inspired flat bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters (automatic transmission models only), Nappa leather sport seats in either Foundry Black or the new Molten Red with diecast ‘Est 1914’ logos on the seatbacks, embroidered floormats and a special gauge cluster with the 100 mile per hour digits marked bright red.
While the Chrysler Group has made it clear that the 100th Anniversary packages for the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger will be offered in limited quantities, the company hasn’t stated just how many will be built of each. They have, however, announced the pricing for these two sharp looking celebration packages. The 100th Anniversary package for the 2014 Dodge Charger adds $2,200 onto the price of either the SXT Plus or R/T Plus packages while the 2014 Dodge Challenger anniversary package adds $2,500 to the final price.
Finally, those who buy these limited edition Dodge muscle cars will receive a special owner’s package that includes a book detailing the 100 years of the Dodge brand. This owner’s kit likely comes with some other items to commemorate and accentuate the special nature of the 100th Anniversary Edition Charger or Challenger.