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    The Dodge Charger is entering its 4th year of
    production, and while the interior and exterior changes of the 2009 Dodge
    Charger are subtle, but the big news for ’09 is in the drivetrain.  The 5.7L Hemi engine offered in the Charger
    R/T jumps up to 368 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque (previously 340hp and
    390lb-ft of torque), making it the most powerful car in its class.  This power is achieved without sacrificing
    economy thanks to Dodge’s Multiple Displacement System, and the 2009 Charger
    will have an indicator on the dash reading “ECO” when the system is in its fuel
    saving, 4-cylinder mode.

     
    The all wheel drive system in the Dodge Charger also gets an
    upgrade to help improve the fuel economy of the AWD models.  This new system features a new Front-Axle Disconnect
    system, coupled with an Active Transfer Case, so not only is it the most
    powerful car in its class, but it is the only vehicle that offers this all
    wheel drive technology.

    There have been some minor redesigns to the taillights, new standard
    aluminum wheels on the Charger SE, a relocated radio antenna (now on the rear
    window), and a new more fuel-friendly gear ratio offered for the 2009 model,
    but the news of increased power could likely boost the sales of the Charger for
    the upcoming new model year.

     

    Full Press Release from Chrysler:

     

    2009 Dodge Charger — Even More Bold, Powerful,
    Capable and Fuel Efficient

     

    Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 1, 2008  -  The Dodge
    Charger is a modern, four-door coupe that combines rear-wheel-drive
    muscle-car power, sports-car handling and leading-edge technology to deliver
    a thrilling driving experience with improved fuel efficiency and increased
    horsepower from a new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine in 2009.

    The 2009 all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models are now equipped with Active
    Transfer Case and Front-axle Disconnect. No other major manufacturer offers
    these two independent technologies together. The unique system seamlessly
    transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver
    intervention. When all-wheel drive is not required, the system automatically
    disconnects the front axle and opens the transfer case from the drivetrain to
    reduce friction and rotational mass. Automatic all-wheel-drive operation may
    be activated by outside temperatures, wheel slip or by other predetermined
    conditions. All-wheel-drive mode can also be manually selected by shifting
    the gear selector to Auto Stick mode or by activating the windshield wipers
    for an extended period of time.

    Enabling the vehicle to switch between two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
    improves fuel economy on all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models by up to one
    mile per gallon (mpg) on the highway, while still providing the outstanding
    performance and handling inherent in rear-wheel drive. To inform the driver
    when he or she is in two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the Electronic Vehicle Information
    Center
    (EVIC) indicates
    when the switch is made.

    The 2009 Dodge Charger R/T rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models
    both feature the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with a five-speed
    automatic transmission that produces an estimated 368 horsepower (274 kW) and
    395 lb.-ft. (536 N•m) of torque. The 5.7-liter HEMI continues to offer
    fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) technology. MDS seamlessly turns
    off fuel consumption in four cylinders when V-8 power is not needed,
    improving fuel economy as much as 20 percent. To inform the driver when he or
    she is in four-cylinder mode, the EVIC now automatically displays “ECO” when
    the switch is made, providing drivers the opportunity to modify their driving
    habits in order to achieve better fuel economy.

    On the exterior, the rear styling of the Dodge Charger is refreshed for
    2009 with a bold, retro-style taillamp design that is distinctively Dodge.
    Recessed circle cutouts give the taillamps added dimension over the previous
    design and provide enhanced definition to each taillamp’s two circular lamps.

    On the interior, accents in the Dodge Charger R/T are extended to the
    entire lineup for 2009 with the Dodge Charger SE receiving satin silver door
    trim spears, satin silver center console cup holder rings and satin silver
    instrument panel bezels. Now standard, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting
    appears on all models in the front cup holders and standard LED map-pocket
    lighting on the Dodge Charger R/T provides additional driver convenience.

    2009 DODGE CHARGER: WHAT’S NEW FOR 2009

    Exterior: 

    • Color: Deep Water Blue
      Pearl Coat replaces Steel Blue Pearl Coat 
    • New taillamp design
      (all models) 
    • Antenna moves to rear
      window (all models) 
    • Aluminum wheels (now
      standard on Dodge Charger SE)

    Interior:

    • Upgraded interior
      accents including satin silver door trim spears, satin silver center
      console cup holder rings and satin silver center stack and shifter
      bezels (Dodge Charger SE) 
    • Trunk cargo net and
      scuff plate (Dodge Charger SE) 
    • Premium 18-ounce
      floor mats (Dodge Charger SE)

    Electrical:

    • LED-illuminated door
      map pockets (included with Leather Package on Dodge Charger SXT and
      standard on Dodge Charger R/T) 
    • LED-illuminated front
      cup holders (all models) 
    • EVIC informs driver
      when in two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD models) 
    • EVIC informs driver
      when using the fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) by
      automatically flashing “ECO” message (Dodge Charger R/T)

    Powertrain / Chassis: 

    • New-generation
      5.7-liter HEMI engine with fuel-saving MDS technology and variable-valve
      timing (VVT) achieves increased horsepower (368 hp) and torque (395
      lb.-ft.) (Dodge Charger R/T) 
    • New axle ratio of
      2.65:1 (Dodge Charger R/T) 
    • All-wheel-drive
      models are equipped with innovative Active Transfer Case and Front-axle
      Disconnect to maximize performance and fuel economy 
    • New axle ratio of
      3.06:1 (Dodge Charger AWD models)

    Safety and Security: 

    • Updated Tire Pressure
      Monitoring (TPM) warning message now appears as “LO TIRE” (all models)

    DESIGN
    American muscle-car styling is evident in the 2009 Dodge Charger. The
    coupe-inspired styling and fastback design create a modern statement of power
    with all the versatility of a four-door sedan.

    The rear styling of the Dodge Charger is refreshed for 2009 with a bold,
    retro-style taillamp design that is distinctively Dodge. Recessed circle
    cutouts give the taillamps added dimension over the previous design and
    provide enhanced definition to each taillamp’s two circular lamps.

    On the interior, accents in the Dodge Charger R/T have been extended to
    the entire lineup for 2009 with the Dodge Charger SE receiving chrome door
    spears, chrome center console cup holder rings and satin silver instrument
    panel bezels. Now standard, LED lighting appears on all models in front cup
    holders and standard LED map-pocket lighting on the Dodge Charger R/T
    provides additional driver convenience.

    ENGINEERING
    Modern technologies have made it possible to bring a 21st century muscle car
    to market with the ride and handling characteristics inherent in rear-wheel
    drive. The 2009 Dodge Charger rear-wheel-drive models feature outstanding
    performance and handling, near 50-50 weight distribution and unique suspensions
    that provide just the right level of driving characteristics for Dodge
    Charger customers.

    The 2009 all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models are now equipped with Active
    Transfer Case and Front-axle Disconnect. No other major manufacturer offers
    these two independent technologies together. The unique system seamlessly
    transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver
    intervention. When all-wheel drive is not required, the system automatically
    disconnects the front axle and opens the transfer case from the drivetrain to
    reduce friction and rotational mass. Automatic all-wheel-drive operation may
    be activated by outside temperatures, wheel slip or by other predetermined
    conditions. All-wheel-drive mode can also be manually selected by shifting
    the gear selector to Auto Stick mode or by activating the windshield wipers
    for an extended period of time.

    Enabling the vehicle to switch between two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
    improves fuel economy on all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models by up to one
    mpg on the highway, while still providing the outstanding performance and
    handling inherent in rear-wheel drive. To inform the driver when he or she is
    in two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the Electronic Vehicle
    Information Center

    (EVIC) indicates when the switch is made.

    Dodge Charger all-wheel-drive models for 2009 come standard with ESP,
    All-speed Traction Control and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).

    Three powertrain options are available in the 2009 Dodge Charger lineup,
    offering outstanding combinations of performance, fuel economy, quietness and
    durability.

    The rear-wheel-drive 2009 Dodge Charger SE is equipped with a 2.7-liter
    V-6 engine generating 178 horsepower (133 kW) @ 5,500 rpm and 190 lb.-ft.
    (258 N•m) of torque @ 4,000 rpm. The 2009 Dodge Charger SE with the 2.7-liter
    engine achieves an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

    A 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine featured on the rear-wheel-drive and
    all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger SXT models generates 250 horsepower (186 kW) @
    6,400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. (340 N•m) of torque @ 3,800 rpm. The 2009 Dodge
    Charger SXT rear-wheel-drive models with the 3.5-liter engine achieve an
    estimated 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive
    models achieve an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

    The 2009 Dodge Charger R/T rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models
    feature the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with a five-speed
    automatic transmission that produces an estimated 368 horsepower (274 kW) and
    395 lb.-ft. (536 N•m) of torque. The new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI continues
    to offer fuel-saving MDS technology. MDS seamlessly turns off fuel
    consumption in four cylinders when V-8 power is not needed, improving fuel
    economy as much as 20 percent. To inform the driver when he or she is in
    four-cylinder mode, the EVIC now automatically displays “ECO” when the switch
    is made, providing drivers the opportunity to modify their driving habits in
    order to achieve better fuel economy. The 2009 Dodge Charger R/T
    all-wheel-drive achieves an estimated 16 mpg city, 23 highway, and
    rear-wheel-drive models achieve an estimated 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on
    the highway.

    The popular Road/Track Performance Package, which offers P245/45R20 all-season
    performance tires and 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, continues in 2009.
    Tuned for firmer handling, this package is available on the V-8 HEMI-powered
    Dodge Charger R/T model and includes such features as standard side-curtain
    and seat-mounted air bags, performance heated front seats with suede inserts,
    rear deck lid and front fascia spoilers, load-leveling and height-control
    shocks, and performance suspension, steering, brakes, exhaust and induction
    system.

    ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
    The 2009 Dodge Charger lineup offers the latest entertainment and
    communication technology available in the automotive industry.

    • Available uconnect
      phone featuring Bluetooth® technology to provide voice-controlled
      wireless communication between the occupants’ compatible mobile phone
      and the vehicle’s onboard receiver 
    • Available uconnect
      tunes featuring a 30-gigabyte hard drive for ripping up to 6,700 songs
      from CD or Universal Serial Bus (USB) memory devices in a compressed
      format (MP3, Advance Audio Coding [AAC] or Windows Media Audio [WMA]
      files) for playback directly from the vehicle’s audio system, photo
      uploading for home screen personalization and the ability to display
      movies when the vehicle is in Park (as permitted by state
      regulations) 
    • Available uconnect
      gps combines the features of uconnect phone and uconnect tunes with
      navigation system and real-time traffic updates 
    • Available rear-seat
      DVD Video Entertainment System (VES®), conveniently located under the
      center console armrest cover, provides easy access to rear-seat
      passengers 
    • Available uconnect
      studios with optional SIRIUS Backseat TV,TM featuring three channels of
      family television programming and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with more than
      130 channels of the best music, entertainment and information available
      coast to coast

    Rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System
    The rear-seat VES is cleverly packaged under the center console armrest cover
    and is easily accessible to rear-seat passengers. The system includes a
    seven-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) screen, a remote control and two
    wireless headsets. The hinged LCD screen may be fully stored in the console
    armrest cover or flipped up for viewing. Auxiliary audio and video plug-in
    jacks are included on the faceplate so that rear-seat passengers may view
    video directly from a video camera, play games from a video game console or
    play music directly from a portable MP3 player.

    uconnect studios
    The 2009 Dodge Charger offers uconnect studios with SIRIUS Backseat
    TV featuring three channels of children’s television programming, including
    Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Rear-seat passengers will be
    able to watch shows such as Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” Disney
    Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” and Cartoon Network’s “Foster’s Home for
    Imaginary Friends.”

    SIRIUS Backseat TV operates through an in-vehicle satellite video receiver
    and two small roof-mounted antennas. Programming, in addition to the channel
    name, program title and rating are displayed on the vehicle’s rear-seat video
    screen. For added flexibility, rear-seat passengers may enjoy SIRIUS Backseat
    TV while front-seat occupants listen to uconnect studios’ SIRIUS Satellite
    Radio. The system may be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment
    remote or from the radio head unit in the front instrument panel. In
    addition, when the vehicle is in Park, programming may be displayed on the
    uconnect tunes or uconnect gps screen (if equipped) for front-seat viewing.

    PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

    Modern coupe styling with four-door functionality 

    • The high beltline,
      aggressive roofline and coupe-like profile hint at past designs, but the
      2009 Dodge Charger continues to be a fresh execution of modern
      muscle 
    • With a contemporary
      design to back up its power, sports-car handling and cutting-edge
      technology, today’s consumers will appreciate the added function,
      convenience and interior capacity of a full-size passenger car with
      American rear-wheel-drive muscle-car genes 
    • A short- and long-arm
      (SLA) front suspension system combined
      with a five-link independent rear suspension system are tuned to provide
      spirited driving and handling performance to match Dodge Charger’s
      personality 
    • Dodge Charger models
      are available with a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
      to provide a full range of transmission performance to match a variety
      of driving styles and situations

    It’s gotta new HEMI! 

    • Dodge Charger R/T
      offers exceptional performance with the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI
      V-8 engine that produces 368 horsepower (274 kW) and 395 lb.-ft. (536
      N•m) of torque and features fuel-saving MDS technology that provides as
      much as a 20-percent improvement in fuel economy

    Best of both worlds – the security of all-wheel drive with the spirit and
    handling of rear-wheel drive

    • All-wheel-drive
      models add outstanding performance and stability in all driving
      conditions 
    • Dodge Charger
      all-wheel-drive models are now equipped with an Active Transfer Case and
      Front-axle Disconnect – an innovative “on-demand” system that
      disconnects the front axle from the drivetrain until all-wheel drive
      becomes necessary 
    • Allowing the vehicle
      to switch between two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, increases fuel
      economy on all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models by up to one mpg on the
      highway, while still providing the outstanding performance and handling
      inherent in rear-wheel drive

    Safety and security 

    • Dodge Charger models
      are available with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Brake Assist,
      All-speed Traction Control and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System
      (ABS) 
    • Additional passive
      and active safety features include rear-sill reinforcement and
      structure, energy-absorbing steering column, low-risk deployment air
      bags and available side-curtain and supplemental seat-mounted side air
      bags

    Customer convenience technology 

    • Available Boston
      Acoustics audio systems including a six-speaker 276-watt amplifier
      system or an eight-speaker 5.1 Matrix surround-sound amplifier including
      subwoofer 
    • Available uconnect
      tunes featuring a 30-gigabyte hard drive for ripping up to 6,700 songs
      from CD or USB memory devices in a compressed format, photo uploading
      for home screen personalization and the ability to display movies when
      the vehicle is in Park (as permitted by state regulations) 
    • Available uconnect
      phone featuring Bluetooth technology to provide voice-controlled
      wireless communication between the occupants’ compatible mobile phone
      and the vehicle’s onboard receiver 
    • Available uconnect
      gps combines the features of uconnect phone and uconnect tunes with
      navigation system and real-time traffic updates 
    • Available rear-seat
      Vehicle Entertainment System® (VES) with seven-inch LCD screen 
    • Available uconnect
      studios with optional SIRIUS Backseat TV,TM featuring three channels of
      family television programming and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with more than
      130 channels of the best music, entertainment and information available
      coast to coast

    MODEL LINEUP

    2009 Dodge Charger SE (RWD)

    Standard Features

    • Rear-wheel-drive
      configuration 
    • 2.7-liter V-6 engine
      –178 horsepower (133 kW) and 190 lb.-ft. (258 N•m) of torque 
    • Four-speed automatic
      transmission 
    • 17-inch aluminum
      wheels 
    • Touring suspension
      with 215/65R17 all-season tires 
    • 18-gallon fuel
      tank  Air conditioning with manual temperature controls 
    • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio
      with auxiliary audio input jack and four speakers 
    • Body-color grille
      surround and door handles 
    • Cabin air-filtration
      system 
    • Satin silver door
      trim spears, satin silver center console cup holder rings and satin
      silver center stack and shifter bezels 
    • Cloth front bucket
      seats 
    • Driver and passenger
      adjustable lumbar support 
    • Driver and passenger
      power mirrors 
    • Driver-side one-touch-down
      power windows 
    • Front and rear
      premium floor mats 
    • LED-illuminated cup
      holders 
    • Low-risk deployment
      air bags 
    • Manual tilt- and
      telescoping-steering column 
    • Oil-change
      alert 
    • Outside-temperature
      display 
    • Power four-wheel
      disc brakes 
    • Power locks with
      selectable “rolling” automatic locking 
    • Rack-and-pinion
      steering 
    • Rear-window
      defroster 
    • Remote
      keyless/illuminated entry 
    • Sentry Key® engine
      immobilizer 
    • Solar-Control Glass
      windshield 
    • Speed control with
      instrument panel indicator light 
    • Tire Pressure
      Monitoring (TPM) “LO TIRE” indicator 
    • Trunk cargo net and
      scuff plate

    Optional Features/Packages 

    • Bodyside
      molding 
    • ESP, All-speed
      Traction Control and four-wheel ABS 
    • Engine block
      heater 
    • SE Popular Equipment
      Package includes 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, eight-way power
      driver’s seat, bodyside molding 
    • Eighteen-inch
      machined aluminum wheels

    2009 Dodge Charger SXT (RWD)

    Standard Features

    In addition to the standard features on the Dodge Charger SE, the Dodge
    Charger SXT rear-wheel-drive model adds/replaces the following: 

    • 3.5-liter High Output
      V-6 engine — 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft. (340 N•m) of
      torque 
    • ESP with Brake
      Assist, All-speed Traction Control and four-wheel ABS 
    • 276-watt six-speaker
      Boston Acoustics sound system with amplifier 
    • 60/40 split-folding
      rear seat with armrest and cup holder 
    • Bodyside
      molding 
    • Chromed grille
      surround with bright grille crosshairs 
    • Fog lamps 
    • Heated mirrors 
    • Power adjustable pedals 
    • Power eight-way
      driver seat

    2009 Dodge Charger SXT (AWD)

    In addition to the standard features on the Dodge Charger SXT
    rear-wheel-drive model, the Dodge Charger SXT all-wheel-drive model
    adds/replaces the following: 

    • 18-inch machined
      aluminum wheels 
    • P225/60R18
      all-season touring tires 
    • 19-gallon fuel
      tank 
    • Five-speed automatic
      transmission with Auto Stick 
    • Active Transfer Case
      with Front-axle Disconnect 
    • Two-wheel-drive and
      all-wheel-drive display (included in dashboard information panel) 
    • Performance disc
      brakes

    Optional Features/Packages

    The Dodge Charger SXT models (RWD/AWD) offer the following options: 

    • 18-inch chrome-clad
      aluminum wheels 
    • Engine block
      heater 
    • uconnect tunes with
      AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio with touch-screen operation 
    • Rear spoiler 
    • Sun roof 
    • Protection Group
      includes uconnect phone featuring Bluetooth technology, self-sealing
      tires, and side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags 
    • SXT Popular
      Equipment Package includes 18-inch machined aluminum wheels (RWD only),
      eight-way power passenger seat, heated leather-trimmed front seats,
      leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic
      temperature control, automatic headlamps, express up/down power front
      windows and Boston Acoustics six-speaker 276-watt amplifier system.
      Additional options available only on the SXT Popular Equipment Package
      include: 
      • Rear-seat VES®
        featuring uconnect studios with SIRIUS Backseat TV 
      • uconnect gps with
        AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio, navigation system and real-time traffic
        updates featuring touch screen and voice recognition

    2009 Dodge Charger R/T (RWD)

    In addition to the standard features on the Dodge Charger SE and SXT
    rear-wheel-drive models, the Dodge Charger R/T adds/replaces the
    following: 

    • New-generation
      5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine — 368 horsepower (274 kW) and 395 lb.-ft. (536
      N•m) of torque 
    • Fuel-saving MDS -
      cylinder deactivation system improves fuel economy as much as 20
      percent 
    • Five-speed automatic
      transmission with Auto Stick 
    • Performance
      ABS 
    • 18-inch machined
      aluminum wheels 
    • P225/60R18 BSW
      all-season touring tires 
    • 19-gallon fuel
      tank 
    • Automatic
      headlamps 
    • Dual exhaust with
      bright tips 
    • Dual-zone automatic
      temperature control 
    • Heated front
      seats 
    • Leather-trimmed
      steering wheel 
    • Power eight-way
      passenger seat 
    • Power, body-color,
      folding, heated mirrors

    2009 Dodge Charger R/T (AWD)

    In addition to the standard features on the Dodge Charger R/T
    rear-wheel-drive model, the all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger R/T adds/replaces
    the following: 

    • 18-inch machined
      aluminum wheels 
    • Active Transfer Case
      with Front-axle Disconnect 
    • Two-wheel-drive and
      all-wheel-drive display (included in EVIC) 
    • Performance disc
      brakes

    Optional Features/Packages

    The 2009 Dodge Charger R/T models (RWD/AWD) offer the following
    options: 

    • Engine block
      heater 
    • Xenon high-intensity
      discharge (HID) headlamps 
    • Rear-seat VES®
      featuring uconnect studios with SIRIUS Backseat TV™ 
    • uconnect tunes with
      AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio featuring touch-screen operation 
    • uconnect gps with
      AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio, navigation system and real-time traffic
      updates featuring touch screen and voice recognition 
    • Sun roof 
    • Protection Group
      includes uconnect phone featuring Bluetooth technology, self-sealing
      tires, and side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags 
    • R/T Popular
      Equipment Package includes AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio, Boston Acoustics
      eight-speaker 368-watt 5.1 Matrix surround-sound system, theft alarm,
      Remote Start, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels (RWD only) and an
      Electronics Display Package that includes EVIC, compass, trip computer,
      “ECO” display, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, HomeLink universal
      home security system transceiver and reconfigurable instrument panel
      display 
    • Road/Track Performance
      Package includes heated performance front seats with suede inserts, rear
      deck lid and front-fascia spoilers, heritage badging, 20-inch
      chrome-clad aluminum wheels, 245/45R20 all-season performance tires,
      performance shocks and steering, high-speed engine controller, and
      side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags. Additional options available
      with the Road/Track Performance Package include: 
      • uconnect phone
        with Bluetooth technology 
      • Popular Equipment
        Group III, which includes AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio, Boston Acoustics
        eight-speaker 368-watt 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound, theft alarm, Remote
        Start and an Electronics Display Package that includes EVIC, compass,
        trip computer, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, HomeLink
        universal home security system transceiver and reconfigurable
        instrument panel display including “ECO” display

    SAFETY AND SECURITY
    The Dodge Charger received a five-star rating for driver and front-passenger
    protection in a frontal crash, the highest rating from NHTSA. The 2009 Dodge
    Charger offers 35 safety and security features. Please refer to the Safety
    and Security Glossary for descriptions of the following available
    features: 

    • Advanced Multi-stage
      Air Bag System 
    • All-speed Traction
      Control System 
    • Anti-lock Brake
      System (ABS) 
    • Auto-dimming
      Interior Rearview Mirror 
    • Auto-reverse Sun
      Roof 
    • BeltAlert 
    • Brake/Park
      Interlock 
    • Brake Assist 
    • Child-protection
      Rear-door Locks 
    • Constant Force
      Retractors (CFR) 
    • Crumple Zones 
    • Electronic Stability
      Program (ESP) 
    • Energy-absorbing
      Steering Column 
    • Enhanced Accident
      Response System (EARS) 
    • Height-adjustable
      Seat Belts 
    • HomeLink Universal
      Home Security System Transceiver 
    • Inside Emergency
      Trunk Release 
    • Interior Head-impact
      Protection 
    • Knee Bolsters 
    • LED Lighting in Cup
      Holders and Map Pockets 
    • LATCH (Lower Anchors
      and Tethers for CHildren) 
    • Low-risk Deployment
      Air Bags 
    • Power Adjustable
      Pedals 
    • Remote Keyless
      Entry 
    • Remote Start 
    • Self-sealing
      Tires 
    • Seat Belt
      Pretensioners 
    • Security Alarm with
      Panic Alarm on Key Fob 
    • Sentry Key® Engine
      Immobilizer 
    • Supplemental
      Side-curtain and Seat-mounted Air Bags 
    • Tilt- and
      Telescoping-Steering Column 
    • Tire Pressure
      Monitoring (TPM) 
    • uconnect phone
      featuring Bluetooth Technology 
    • uconnect gps
      Navigation System with Voice-Recognition Capability 
    • Xenon High-intensity
      Discharge (HID) Headlamps

    COLOR AVAILABILITY 

    • Bright Silver
      Metallic Clear Coat 
    • Brilliant Black
      Crystal Pearl Coat 
    • Dark Titanium
      Metallic Clear Coat 
    • Deep Water Blue Pearl
      Coat (new) 
    • Inferno Red Crystal
      Pearl Coat 
    • Light Sandstone
      Metallic Clear Coat 
    • Stone White Clear
      Coat 
    • TorRed Clear Coat

    MANUFACTURING INFORMATION 

    • 2009 model year
      production start: August 2008 
    • Production location:
      Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario,
      Canada
       
    • 5.7-liter HEMI MDS
      V-8 engine: Saltillo Engine Plant in Saltillo, Mexico 
    • 3.5-liter High
      Output V-6 engine: Kenosha Engine Plant in Kenosha, Wis. 
    • 2.7-liter V-6
      engine: Kenosha Engine Plant in Kenosha,
      Wis.
       
    • Five-speed automatic
      transmission with Auto Stick: Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Ind. 
    • Four-speed automatic
      variable-line pressure transmission: Kokomo Transmission Plant in Kokomo, Ind.

    MARKET POSITION
    The 2009 Dodge Charger pays homage to muscle cars of the 1960s, but with
    modern coupe styling and four-door functionality. With legendary HEMI V-8
    power, Dodge Charger offers American muscle-car genes with 21st century
    performance, safety and customer-convenience technology.

    TARGET DEMOGRAPHICS 

    • Gender: 60 percent
      male/40 percent female 
    • Median Age: 42 years
      old 
    • Median Annual
      Household Income: $71,000 
    • Education: 40 percent
      college graduate 
    • Household: 65 percent
      married 
    • Occupation: Mix of
      mid-level salary workers, skilled trades people and traditional hourly
      workers in high-paying professions

    MARKET ADVANTAGES 

    • Dodge Charger is
      back as a rear-wheel-drive sedan with V-8 HEMI performance 
    • Available
      all-wheel-drive models offer outstanding performance and stability with
      four-season traction 
    • New-generation HEMI
      V-8 engine with fuel-saving MDS technology provides 368 horsepower and
      395 lb.-ft. of torque 
    • Dodge Charger’s
      5.7-liter HEMI engine features MDS, which transparently shuts down four
      of its eight cylinders when full V-8 power is not needed, providing as
      much as 20 percent improved fuel economy without sacrificing vehicle
      performance 
    • Modern two-door
      coupe styling with four-door functionality 
    • Precision
      performance and spirited handling to match Charger’s personality 
    • Available ESP with
      Brake Assist, All-speed Traction Control, four-wheel ABS and five-speed
      automatic transmission with Auto Stick 
    • Unique
      ride-and-handling suspension offerings to match a variety of driving enthusiasts’
      needs 
    • Available Boston
      Acoustics audio systems including a six-speaker 276-watt amplifier
      system or an eight-speaker 5.1 Matrix surround-sound amplifier including
      subwoofer 
    • Available uconnect
      tunes featuring a 30-gigabyte hard drive for ripping up to 6,700 songs
      from CD or USB memory devices in a compressed format, photo uploading
      for home screen personalization and the ability to display movies when
      the vehicle is in Park (as permitted by state regulations) 
    • Available uconnect
      phone featuring Bluetooth technology to provide voice-controlled
      wireless communication between the occupants’ compatible mobile phone
      and the vehicle’s onboard receiver 
    • Available uconnect
      gps combines the features of uconnect phone and uconnect tunes with
      navigation system and real-time traffic updates 
    • Available rear-seat
      VES® with seven-inch LCD screen 
    • Available uconnect
      studios with optional SIRIUS Backseat TV, featuring three channels of
      family television programming and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with more than
      130 channels of the best music, entertainment and information available
      coast to coast

    PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

    2008 Model Year 

    • Colors: Dark
      Titanium Metallic Clear Coat and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat
      replace Marine Blue Pearl Coat and Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat
      Interior 
    • Interior refresh
      including redesigned instrument panel, instrument cluster and center
      console 
    • Cabin air-filtration
      system, heated front seats, power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic
      temperature control, automatic headlamps, express-up/-down power front
      windows (now standard on Charger R/T) 
    • Cabin air-filtration
      system, power adjustable pedals and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year
      subscription provided by SIRIUS (now standard on Charger SXT) 
    • iPod interface added
      to UConnect® Hands-free Communication module 
    • LED lighting in
      front cup holders and front and rear map pockets (included in Charger
      R/T Popular Equipment Group option) 
    • New cloth seat
      material 
    • New speed-control
      stalk located at 4 o’clock position 
    • Satin chrome bezels
      and accents added to instrument panel, center console and door trim
      panels 
    • Upgraded soft-touch
      surfaces on door armrests, center console armrest and door trim 
    • New radio
      options: 
      • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio
        (standard) 
      • AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3
        radio (included in R/T Popular Equipment Package) 
      • MyGIG®, a
        cutting-edge multimedia information and entertainment audio system with
        available safety navigation (optional) 
    • SIRIUS Backseat TV™
      – including one-year streaming video subscription provided by SIRIUS
      (standard with optional rear-seat Video Entertainment System (VES®)
      available on Charger SXT with SXT Popular Equipment Package and Charger
      R/T models) 
    • SIRIUS Satellite
      Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS (now standard on
      SXT, optional with SE Popular Equipment Group) 
    • New 17-inch wheel
      covers (standard on Charger SE) 
    • New 17-inch
      machined-face aluminum wheels (standard on Charger SXT) 
    • New 18-inch machined
      aluminum wheels (standard on Charger R/T and Charger R/T AWD) 
    • “Fuel Saver Mode”
      display (available on Charger R/T equipped with EVIC) 
    • Tire Pressure
      Monitoring (TPM) (now standard on all models) 
    • Power adjustable
      pedals (now standard on SXT) 
    • Seat-mounted air
      bags added to side-curtain air bags (optional on all models, standard on
      Charger Daytona R/T model) 
    • Xenon High-intensity
      Discharge (HID) headlamps (optional on Charger R/T) 
    • New SE Popular
      Equipment Package includes: 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, eight-way
      power driver’s seat, SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription
      provided by SIRIUS, bodyside molding and premium front and rear floor
      mats 
    • New SXT Popular
      Equipment Package includes: power heated leather-trimmed driver and
      front-passenger seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob,
      dual-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps,
      express-up/-down power front windows, Boston Acoustics six-speaker
      276-watt amplifier speaker system and 18-inch machined aluminum
      wheels 
    • New R/T Popular
      Equipment Package includes: AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio; Boston Acoustics
      eight-speaker 368-watt Digital Signal Processing (DSP) amp with 5.1
      Matrix Surround Sound; theft alarm; EVIC including compass, trip
      computer, “Fuel Saver Mode” display, steering-wheel audio controls and
      HomeLink universal home security system transceiver; Remote Start;
      LED-illuminated cup holders and door map pockets, and 18-inch
      chrome-clad aluminum wheels (RWD only)

    2007 Model Year 

    • Colors: Marine Blue
      Pearl Coat, Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat and TorRed replace Magnesium
      Pearl Coat and Midnight Blue Pearl Coat 
    • 2.7-liter V-6 engine
      providing 190 hp (142 kW) and 190 lb.-ft. (258 N•m) mated to a
      four-speed automatic transmission — becomes standard on SE 
    • 3.5-liter V-6 engine
      mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick — optional
      on SE, standard on SXT 
    • All-wheel drive
      (38/62 front/rear torque split) added as an option to the SXT and R/T
      models 
    • AM/FM/6CD/full-map
      DVD-based navigation radio with GPS — optional on SXT 
    • Automatic oil change
      alert 
    • Convenience Group
      III bundles automatic headlamps, one-touch express up/down front windows
      and dual-zone automatic temperature control (ATC) — optional on
      SXT 
    • Enhanced Road/Track
      Performance Group package includes 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels,
      245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires, front chin and rear deck-lid
      spoilers, and five exterior color offerings; in addition to equipment
      previously included — optional on R/T (RWD) 
    • Low-risk deployment
      air bags 
    • New 18-inch
      chrome-clad aluminum wheels — optional on SXT and R/T (RWD) models 
    • New 18-inch
      ultra-bright aluminum wheels — standard on R/T 
    • New 20-inch
      chrome-clad aluminum wheels and 245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires
      – standard with the Daytona R/T Package and Road/Track Performance
      Group 
    • New deck-lid spoiler
      and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels — optional on SXT (RWD)
      Package 
    • Power adjustable
      pedals — standard on R/T 
    • SIRIUS Satellite
      Radio with first-year subscription provided by SIRIUS — standard on R/T

    2006 Model Year
    Charger is reincarnated with contemporary form and function offering
    two models and unique packages designed for all levels of modern muscle-car
    enthusiasts. Offerings included:

    2006 Dodge Charger SE (Rear-wheel
    Drive
    )
     

    • Available colors:
      Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat,
      Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Magnesium Pearl Coat, Midnight Blue
      Pearl Coat, Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Stone White 
    • Body-color grille,
      door handles, bodyside moldings 
    • Driver and passenger
      power mirrors 
    • Parallel-action
      wiper system 
    • Power trunk-lid
      release 
    • 3.5-liter High
      Output engine badge 
    • 3.5-liter High
      Output, SOHC V-6 250-horsepower engine with five-speed automatic
      transmission and Auto Stick 
    • Electronic throttle
      control 
    • Rear-wheel-drive
      system 
    • Air conditioning
      with manual temperature controls 
    • Advanced multi-stage
      front air bag system with Occupant Classification System (OCS) 
    • LATCH (Lower Anchors
      and Tethers for CHildren) 
    • Constant Force
      Retractors (CFR) 
    • Front and rear floor
      mats featuring 12-ounce carpeting 
    • Floor console with
      storage bin, 12-volt power outlet and coin holder 
    • Manual tilt- and
      telescoping-steering wheel 
    • Overhead console
      with front map/reading lamps for driver and passenger; covered storage
      bin 
    • Seat belt
      pretensioners 
    • BeltAlert 
    • Seats: Cloth-trimmed
      in Dark Slate Gray Addison Cloth or Medium Slate Gray Addison
      Cloth 
    • Driver, passenger
      manually adjustable lumbar supports 
    • Outside temperature
      display 
    • One-touch,
      three-blink lane change signal 
    • 17-inch
      stamped-steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers 
    • 18-gallon fuel
      tank 
    • Electronic Stability
      Program (ESP) and Brake Assist 
    • Power four-wheel
      disc brake system with 12.6-inch rotors, four-wheel Anti-lock Brake
      System (ABS), and All-speed Traction Control 
    • Power
      rack-and-pinion steering 
    • Short- and long-arm
      front suspension, multi-link independent rear suspension 
    • Speed control with
      instrument panel indicator light 
    • Accessory power
      delay 
    • AM/FM stereo radio
      with single CD player 
    • CAN bus electrical
      architecture 
    • Enhanced Accident
      Response System (EARS) 
    • Enhanced battery
      saver 
    • Four-speaker sound
      system 
    • Power front and rear
      windows with express (one-touch-down) driver’s door window 
    • Power deck-lid
      release 
    • Power door locks
      with driver selectable “rolling” automatic locking and central
      locking 
    • Power outlets in
      instrument panel, center console 
    • Rear window
      defroster 
    • Remote
      keyless/illuminated entry 
    • Sentry Key® engine
      immobilizer — theft deterrent system

    2006 Dodge Charger SXT Package (RWD)

    Included all Dodge Charger SE features plus/replaced by: 

    • 17-inch
      machined-face cast-aluminum wheels 
    • 60/40 split-folding
      rear seat with armrest and cup holder 
    • Boston Acoustics
      six-speaker audio system with 276-watt digital (DSP) amplifier 
    • Cargo net 
    • Chrome grille
      surround with bright grille crosshairs 
    • Eight-way power
      driver seat 
    • Fog lamps 
    • Illuminated visor
      vanity mirrors 
    • Leather-wrapped
      steering wheel and shift knob 
    • Satin Silver center
      stack bezels 
    • SXT badge

    2006 Dodge Charger R/T (RWD)

    Included all Dodge Charger SXT features plus/replaced by: 

    • 18-inch
      polished-aluminum wheels, all-season touring tires 
    • 19-gallon fuel
      tank 
    • 5.7-liter HEMI®
      multi-displacement V-8 368-hp engine with five-speed automatic
      transmission with enhanced Auto Stick 
    • Available Road/Track
      Performance Group option 
    • Bright silver lower
      steering wheel spokes 
    • Center console, cup
      holder door with bright accent 
    • Dual bright exhaust
      tips 
    • Dual ignition (two
      spark plugs per cylinder) 
    • Heated/foldaway
      mirrors 
    • HEMI badge 
    • Leather-trimmed
      bucket seats 
    • Power four-wheel
      disc performance brake system with 13.6-inch front rotors, four-wheel
      Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and all-speed traction control 
    • Power adjustable
      pedals 
    • R/T badge 
    • SIRIUS Satellite
      Radio with one-year subscription

    2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T Package 

    • “Daytona Limited
      Edition” display on the electronic cluster (when so equipped) 
    • Automatic temperature
      control 
    • Body-color accent
      stitching on front and rear seats 
    • Body-color accent
      stitching on leather-wrapped steering wheel 
    • Eight-way power
      passenger seat 
    • Embroidered “Daytona”
      logos on front head rests 
    • Flat black graphics
      and decals 
    • HEMI® Orange engine cover 
    • Heritage R/T
      badging 
    • High-impact exterior
      Go ManGo!, Top Banana or TorRed paint 
    • Load-leveling and
      height-control shocks (Nivomat™) 
    • Matching body-colored
      center stack and shifter bezel 
    • One-touch,
      three-blink lane change signal standard 
    • Performance front
      seats, heated with suede inserts 
    • Performance steering
      gear 
    • Performance
      suspension 
    • Power adjustable
      pedals 
    • Rear deck lid and
      front chin spoiler 
    • Sequentially numbered
      “Daytona Limited Edition” badge on instrument panel 
    • Specially tuned
      350-horsepower HEMI V-8 engine 
    • Tires — P235/55R18
      black sidewall all-season performance Michelin MXM4 
    • Unique high-performance
      exhaust tone 
    • Wheels — 18-inch
      polished-aluminum with black-painted pockets

     

     

     
     
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