(from Startech Press
Release) STARTECH Refines the Dodge Caliber Sporty
Design and Engine Tuning for the CRD Diesel
Tuning 'Made in Germany' for the Dodge Caliber: STARTECH (www.startech.de)
offers a strikingly styled aerodynamic-enhancement program, and
for the diesel model.
To add more sporty emphasis to the characteristic appearance of the
Dodge Caliber the
STARTECH designers have developed an aerodynamic-enhancement kit
that adds to the compact
car's striking design.
The STARTECH front fascia not only visually upgrades the front; it
also reduces lift on the front
The sides are given a more homogenous appearance with the STARTECH
side body cladding that
gives the Caliber a lower and sleeker appearance.
The rear of the Dodge can also undergo sporty modifications: The
custom-tailored STARTECH lift-
gate attachment continues the bullish contour of the rear fascia
over the entire width of the rear.
The rear fascia with stylized tailpipes left and right gives the
Caliber a more powerful look. The
fascia can be complemented with the STARTECH sport exhaust system.
The rear spoiler is
attached to the liftgate and stylishly rounds out the STARTECH
For the Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD with common-rail turbodiesel engine
STARTECH offers powerful
and reliable power tuning that ups power output by 40 hp / 29.4 kW.
The STARTECH SD3
performance kit consists of a plug-and-play control module that can
be installed by any authorized
Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealer in half an hour, thanks to an included
custom wire harness. Like the
production models the STARTECH-tuned Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD meets
EURO IV emission limits.
With STARTECH SD3 tuning peak power output of the 2.0-liter
common-rail four cylinder engine
with Diesel particulate filter jumps from standard 140 hp / 103 kW
to 180 hp / 132 kW at just 4,000
rpm. Even more important for everyday driving is the increase in
peak torque from 310 Nm to 360
Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. Thus equipped sprint time from 0 -
100 km/h is shortened from
9.3 to 8.6 seconds. Top speed of the tuned Caliber diesel model
increases to 201 km/h.
STARTECH offers a stainless-steel rear muffler with one oval
tailpipe on either side for all engine
variants of the Caliber. There are two versions, one to be combined
with the STARTECH rear
fascia and one for installation in combination with the stock
bumper. The exhaust system lends the
Caliber not only a more thrilling rear appearance but also a more
powerful exhaust note.
STARTECH offers more driving fun in the form of custom-tailored
modifications to the suspension
of the Dodge. Progressive-rate springs precision-calibrated to the
standard shocks lower the ride
height of the vehicle by some 30 millimeters.
Wheels make a car and STARTECH offers various custom-tailored
tire/wheel combinations with 19- and 20-inch diameters for the
Caliber. The palette of suitable
Monostar IV five-spoke wheels ranges from size 8.5Jx19 all around
with tires up to 245/40 R 19 in
size to an especially exclusive version with size 9Jx20 wheels and
245/35 R 20 tires.
The STARTECH program also offers numerous customization options for
the interiors of all Caliber
models: The STARTECH Lifestyle interior package will go on sale in
the near future..
Extravagant highlights can be added with striking STARTECH
accessories: Polished aluminum
serves as the material of choice for door-lock pins, shifter and
foot pedals. Also available are high-
quality floor mats with STARTECH signet.