liter HEMI V8
Press Release) 2008 Dodge Magnum Lineup Packs Powerful Punch
* New 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 includes race-inspired, aggressive
hood, functional performance hood scoop, new grille, headlamps,
front fascia design and interior appointments
* Restyled 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T continues to defy comparison in the
marketplace with functionality, HEMI® power and fuel-saving
Multi-displacement System (MDS)
* Sophisticated exterior and interior enhancements combined with
bold Dodge attitude create a modern Magnum lineup for 2008
Detroit, Jan 9, 2007 - The newly restyled 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup —
including SRT8, R/T, SXT and SE models — continues the boldly-styled
theme of American muscle, with its unique profile, exceptional
versatility, HEMI® power, fuel-saving cylinder deactivation and
rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive performance.
Advanced technologies, flexible and functional cargo space and
integrated safety and security features combine to provide a
powerful, capable family vehicle with the ride and handling of a
A package unlike any other in the marketplace, the 2008 Dodge Magnum
lineup is an evolution of the bold, powerful and street-smart
philosophy of the Dodge brand.
2008 DODGE MAGNUM SRT8
The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 is more menacing than ever with a
completely redesigned hood, grille, front fascia and functional
performance hood scoop. The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 remains true to
the SRT credo of “Race inspired, street legal” with 0–60 mph
performance in the low 5-second range while, at the same time,
maintaining all of the utility and convenience features the entire
2008 Dodge Magnum lineup has to offer.
“The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 is the ultimate package for drivers
seeking complete, sports-car performance without compromising
family-vehicle convenience and functionality,” said Mike Accavitti,
Director – Dodge Motorsports and SRT Marketing and Product Planning,
Aggressive Performance-inspired Exterior and Race-inspired Interior
A redesigned hood, front fascia and new grille highlight the
extensive changes on the new 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8. A functional
performance hood scoop has also been added.
The black honeycomb insert of the crosshair grille and air inlet of
the front fascia increases brake cooling. The front fascia itself
provides an aerodynamic benefit by reducing lift. The 2008 Dodge
Magnum SRT8 rides on 20-inch aluminum, SRT-designed wheels wearing
245/45/ZR20 (front) and 255/45/ZR20 (back) F1 Goodyear tires.
Available exterior colors for the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 are Bright
Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Steel Blue
Metallic Clear Coat and TorRed.
On the inside, the new 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 maintains its
race-inspired environment. Enhancements for 2008 include agate-color
accent stitching, carbon-fiber leather-trim door handles, and LED
lighting in the cup holders and door-map pockets.
The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 continues to feature power-adjustable,
deeply sculpted and highly bolstered sport seats with performance
suede inserts in the front, an improved grip-enhancing carbon-fiber
leather-trim steering wheel, and full-performance instrumentation,
including a 180-mph (300-kph) speedometer, a tachometer and a
"That Thing Gotta HEMI?"
Under the newly designed hood of the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 is the
6.1-liter HEMI V-8, delivering 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420
lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque, contributing to a performance roster
that includes a 0–60 mph time in the low 5-second range and 0–100–0
mph in under 17 seconds.
New for 2008, drivers can receive instant feedback on their personal
performance numbers from a newly available ReConfigurable Display
(RCD) in the cluster. Power for the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is channeled
through a five-speed automatic transmission with specially
calibrated, driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers fully
automatic or manual shifting selection.
All-around SRT Driving Performance
The new 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 provides all-around driving
performance with SRT-tuned dampers, tailored spring rates and
suspension bushings and large-diameter anti-sway bars. For added
stability and aerodynamic benefit, the ride height of the Magnum
SRT8 is one-half inch lower than the Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT and SE
models, while the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) has been
specially tuned for the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8’s
Benchmark braking is a hallmark of SRT performance and design. The
2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 features tried and true Brembo performance
calipers, finished in red. Each is equipped with four pistons,
gripping 360 mm x 32 mm vented rotors up front, with 350 mm x 26 mm
vented rotors in the rear. The results: 60–0 mph stopping distance
of approximately 110 feet.
Street and Racing Technology
SRT creates some of the Chrysler Group’s boldest, most distinctive
products by single-mindedly following its core vision: Deliver
benchmark performance at the lowest price, and deliver it with
absolute integrity and credibility.
Every SRT vehicle showcases five key aspects: Exterior styling that
resonates with the brand image; race-inspired interiors; world-class
ride and handling characteristics across a dynamic range; benchmark
braking; and standout powertrain.
2008 DODGE MAGNUM R/T, SXT AND SE
The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT and SE charge into the future with a
sophistication and refinement noticeable throughout its new bold
front exterior design and a brighter, more upscale look and feel to
“The 2008 Dodge Magnum offers interior and exterior refinements in a
boldly-styled package that delivers comfort, functionality and
performance,” said Tom Loveless, Director – Dodge Marketing and
Global Communications. “Dodge Magnum is a one-of-a-kind family
transportation vehicle that continues to defy comparison in the
Refined Exterior Enhancements
Design changes to the 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT and SE can be seen
in the signature Dodge crosshair front grille which has been lowered
and stretched horizontally to create a more aggressive look. Chrome
elements added to the front fascia and grille and extra detailing
around the fog lamps provide additional interest and refinement to
the face of the new Magnum.
The Magnum R/T features optional Xenon high intensity discharge
(HID) elements in the headlamps for greater visibility while adding
a sophisticated, high-tech look to the exterior.
The hood of 2008 Dodge Magnum models features expressive accent
lines that run from the leading edge toward the windshield,
highlighting its muscular character and hinting at the power
beneath. Optional chrome-clad aluminum wheels and 245/45R20
all-season performance tires contribute to the bold, powerful image
that is pure Dodge.
New exterior paint colors include Light Pebble Beige and Titanium.
More Upscale, Bright Interior
The 2008 Dodge Magnum continues to offer a no-nonsense functional
interior with well-appointed upgrades including soft-touch surfaces
on the arm rests and the top of the center console, a new cruise
control stalk and optional LED lighting, which illuminates the cup
holders and door-map pockets. Brighter, chromed highlights have been
added to the interior cabin of the R/T and SXT models.
The instrument panel has been redesigned to offer a more
driver-oriented layout. The clean lines and easy-to-read gauges are
highlighted with chrome bezels to deliver additional interest.
Most Powerful Engine Options in its Class
The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T is equipped with a modern 5.7-liter HEMI
V-8 engine featuring MDS. MDS seamlessly alternates between
four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more
power is demanded, increasing fuel economy as much as 20 percent
without sacrificing vehicle performance. Drivers may be informed
when four-cylinder mode is active by selecting the new fuel-economy
display available through the optional Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC).
The 5-7-liter HEMI V-8 engine provides 340 horsepower (254 kW) @
5000 rpm and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (525 N•m) @ 4000 rpm and offers
an EPA fuel economy rating of 17/25 (city/hwy)*.
Also available in the 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup is the 3.5-liter High
Output V-6 engine, which provides 250 horsepower (186 kW) @ 6400 rpm
and 250 lb.-ft. of torque (340 N•m) @ 3800 rpm and a fuel economy
rating of 19/27 (city/hwy)*.
In addition, the durable 2.7-liter V-6 engine is offered, providing
190 horsepower (142 kW) @ 6400 rpm and 190 lb.-ft. of torque (258
N•m) @ 4000 rpm and a fuel economy rating of 21/28 (city/hwy)*.
* Fuel economy numbers are based on 2007 EPA figures. Due to changes
in EPA requirements, 2008 numbers are not yet determined.
The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT and SE models come standard with
* Rear-wheel-drive performance offers the best vehicle balance and
handling by separating the steering and acceleration duties
* Available advanced automotive technologies include an Electronic
Stability Program (ESP) with Brake Assist, all-speed Traction
Control System and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), which
combine to enable the rear-wheel-drive Dodge Magnum to perform with
The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T and SXT also are available with all-wheel
* An all-wheel-drive system adds a front differential and transfer
case to provide the best in passenger-car four-season traction
* By driving continuously through all four wheels, the
all-wheel-drive system provides excellent cornering balance under
all driving conditions, and better traction in snow
SAFETY AND SECURITY
The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8, R/T, SXT and SE all have a full range of
available active and passive safety systems. In addition to the
accident avoidance features including ESP and Brake Assist,
all-speed traction control and ABS that help the driver maintain
directional stability, enhance mobility and prevent wheel slip, the
Dodge Magnum offers myriad crash protection features. Among the
vehicle’s safety equipment are:
* Advanced restraint systems and low-risk deployment air bags
* Crumple zones
* Energy absorbing steering column
* Interior head-impact protection
* Available front and rear side-curtain and front seat-mounted air
Available auto-reverse windows, power adjustable pedals,
self-sealing tires and tire pressure monitor system additionally
provide a total package of engineering and technological
advancements designed to protect as well as perform.
ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup offers the latest entertainment and
communication technology available in the automotive industry while
maintaining simplicity, safety, freedom and flexibility.
* UConnect® Hands-free Communication System using Bluetooth
technology with iPod interface for safer driving habits
* Factory installed SIRIUS Satellite Radio with streaming video
option entertains without commercials
* Full-map DVD-based Navigation System using Global Positioning
System (GPS) provides easy destination routing
* Rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System (VES) conveniently
located in center console storage bin to provide easy access to
The 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup will be built at the Brampton Assembly
Plant, Brampton, Ontario (Canada) along with the Dodge Charger and
Chrysler 300. Production of the 2008 Dodge Magnum begins late summer
of 2007 and will arrive at dealerships in the fourth quarter.
DODGE BARRAGE CONTINUES
With 1.4 million vehicles sold globally in 2006, Dodge, the Chrysler
Group’s best-selling brand, continues its product offensive for the
2008 model year with the new Dodge Magnum SRT8, R/T, SXT and SE
models. Other Dodge brand models coming for the 2008 model year
include the all-new 2008 Dodge Avenger and Dodge Viper SRT10.
Dodge is the No. 5 nameplate in the U. S. automotive market.
Overall, Dodge has a 7 percent market share in the United States. In
the minivan market, Dodge has a 19 percent market share; in the
truck market, 16 percent; and 4 percent of the car market.