liter HEMI V8
hp per liter
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(from Dodge Press
Release) 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Delivers Intelligent
Performance And Power
Set to launch this
calendar year, Dodge gives peek at its newest product from the
Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team at the Chicago Auto Show
6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine offers an estimated 465 horsepower
and 465 lb.-ft. of torque for power across a significantly wider
All-new active valve exhaust system improves fuel efficiency
All-new paddle-shift technology allows spirited shifting on
road and at the race track
Two-mode adaptive damping suspension allows for selectable
suspension tuning and also automatically adapts to road and
driver inputs for proper vehicle control
February 9, 2011 ,
Chicago - The new product onslaught continues for the Dodge brand
with the announcement today at the Chicago Auto Show that the Dodge
Charger SRT8 will return for the 2012 model year.
Were continuing the fast-paced rebuilding of Dodge as our
performance brand, and the expansion of our SRT product lineup in
2012 is an important part of our rejuvenation, said Ralph Gilles,
President and CEO, Dodge Brand Chrysler Group LLCs. The new 2012
Dodge Charger SRT8 builds on the iconic four-door fastback coupe
design of the all-new Charger and adds a much larger power band
across the rpm range, along with intelligent performance attributes
and safety and creature comforts for customers who are passionate
about performance driving.
The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 will be built at the Brampton Assembly
plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and will be in dealer showrooms
later this year.
Under the hood, the new
6.4-liter HEMI V-8 delivers more horsepower and torque than the
6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces. It also will offer improved fuel
Estimated power ratings for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 are 465
horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque, including an estimated
additional 80 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,900 rpm. Specific horsepower,
torque and fuel economy numbers will be announced closer to the
Building upon the standard Fuel Saver technology (four-cylinder
mode) found in the new 6.4 HEMI V-8, a new for 2012 active valve
exhaust system allows the technology to engage over a wider rpm
range, which delivers improved fuel efficiency or the use of all
eight cylinders when the power is needed.
An active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing
provides maximum low-end torque for impressive standing starts while
optimizing high-end power.
For the first time in any Chrysler Group LLC SRT product, standard
paddle-shift technology joins the standard AutoStick on the floor
shifter. Both are mated to the proven W5A580 five-speed automatic
transmission, allowing a choice of spirited shifting on the road and
Both shifting methods give the driver the ability to shift while the
transmission controller calibration prevents situations that might
over rev the engine. Fully adaptive electronic control of all
shifting makes the powertrain more responsive while minimizing
OUTSTANDING RIDE AND HANDLING
New for 2012, the Dodge
Charger SRT8 features an adaptive damping suspension that uses a
wide range of on-road and driver inputs, such as vehicle speed,
steering angle, steering speed, brake torque, throttle position and
lateral acceleration, to automatically tune the suspension for
specific conditions. Drivers also can manually choose between Auto
and Sport settings that quickly change the shock damping and
harshness characteristics from the ease of everyday commuting to
harsher, more challenging driving situations.
The performance SRT-tuned, fully hydraulic steering system also is
improved with a new, heavy-duty pump and revised gearing to give
drivers more direct feel and on-center response.
New, split five-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged and polished
aluminum wheels with black painted pockets provide great looks, and
the available three- or four-season tires make the 2012 Dodge
Charger SRT8 easy to handle and fun to drive.
power for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 comes through four-piston
Brembo calipers and vented/slotted rotors measuring 14.2 inches up
front and 13.8 inches in the rear.
The Charger SRT8s Ready Alert Braking system anticipates situations
when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and engages the
electronic stability control pump to set brake pads against rotors
in order to decrease the time required for full brake application.
AGGRESSIVE AND FUNCTIONAL EXTERIOR
Exclusive new front and
rear fascias, along with a new rear spoiler, distinguish the 2012
Dodge Charger SRT8 with a high performance look.
The front grille, grille surround and Dodge crosshair feature
high-gloss black finishes and the SRT badge. A newly sculpted hood
features a 6.4 L (liter) badge and black air exhauster for added
In the rear, the Chargers new signature racetrack taillamp design
with 164 illuminating LEDs receives new 4-inch round dual exhaust
tips and an SRT8 decklid badge to boldly show the Street and Racing
Unique side-sill cladding is painted to match the body color.
A newly designed underbody belly pan features integrated brake
ducting to improve cooling and brake fade performance at all four
RACE-INSPIRED AND FUNCTIONAL
Building upon the
all-new design from 2011, the interior environment of the 2012 Dodge
Charger SRT8 combines more world-class accommodations with
race-inspired technology and appointments.
An all-new, leather-wrapped, SRT-exclusive steering wheel features a
unique rim section with a flattened bottom surface that showcases
the SRT logo. The standard paddle shifters flank both sides of the
new steering wheel behind the new contoured palm rests.
For the high-performance look, carbon-weave, fiber aluminum interior
trim pieces are integrated into the new instrument panel and shifter
The front seats have unique, aggressive bolstering and perforated
suede insert fabric to help grip the driver and passengers,
keeping them in place during spirited driving. Heated and ventilated
front seats are standard. Reactive headrests also are standard. The
SRT logo is embroidered in the seat backs. Rear seats also are
heated for passenger comfort.
Modified door trim panels feature unique bolster material and accent
stitching on arm rests to match the seats.
New for 2012, the Dodge
Charger SRT8 features a 900-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance
audio surround-sound system from harmon/kardon. The intuitive user
interface for the system is controlled through the state-of-the-art
Uconnect Touch on the largest standard touchscreen display
(8.4-inch) in the segment. Benchmarked against the best E-segment
sedans from Europe, Asia and North America, the easy-to-use system
also features Uconnect Voice to deliver world-class functionality to
keep all passengers easily connected, comfortable and secure.
Exclusive Performance Pages are new for 2012 and included within the
touchscreen display. The instrument panel display can be customized
to view driver preferences and expanded to include instant feedback
on steering input measurements, horsepower, torque, expanded engine
information, along with 0-60 mph time, 60-0 braking, g-forces and
one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times. The color graphic Electronic
Vehicle Information Center also includes the Performance Pages
timers and added engine information.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
For everyday commuting,
the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 incorporates features like Keyless
Enter-N-Go, adaptive-cruise control with Forward Collision Warning
and Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, to keep
drivers and passengers secure.
Standard front-row reactive head restraints, standard full-length
side-curtain air bags, drivers knee bag and standard front
seat-mounted side-thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection
to passengers in the event of a collision.
Standard three-mode electronic stability control with
segment-exclusive Ready Alert Braking and Rain Brake Support safety
features, offer improved overall vehicle handling and performance
both on the road and the track.
2012 DODGE CHARGER SRT8
Introduction Date: Fall 2011 as 2012 model
Engine: 6.4-liter (392 cubic inch) HEMI V-8
Estimated Power: 465 bhp
Estimated Torque: 465 lb.-ft.
Estimated Handling: .88g on skidpad
Estimated Top Speed: 175 mph
Estimated 0-60 mph: High 4-second range
Estimated mile: High 12-second range
Dodge is a full line of
cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs that are agile, daring, sensible
and inventive. The brand is on a tear for the 2011 model year,
redefining itself with six all-new or significantly redesigned new
vehicles, introducing new lifestyle packages designed to better meet
the needs of its customers, launching catchy new ads that have
started conversations with owners and potential owners, actively
participating in new events and sponsorships and developing
relationships with its long-loyal enthusiast base, as well as
reaching out to customers who want cars that leave them wanting
For the 2011 model year, the Dodge brand is filling dealer showrooms
with a vast array of new and updated products. The Dodge product
line includes the all-new Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger,
significantly revamped Grand Caravan, Journey, Avenger and
Challenger, and the Dodge Caliber and Dodge Nitro.