The iconic Dodge flagship. It’s a full-size sedan with the style, attitude and HEMI® power of a muscle car.

The DNA in the Defiance Charger

Check out this infographic that shows that even in the future, the DNA in the Defiance Charger stems from the 370hp power trip we have today.

 

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The DNA in the Defiance Charger

Dodge Charger—Eight Speeds to Go!

Charger 8 Speed

Back in 2012, Dodge Charger was the first in its class to offer an eight-speed automatic transmission. The rest of the category? They’re still struggling to catch up.

 

Standard on the Charger SXT and SXT Plus, optional on the Charger SE, the eight-speed automatic is coupled to an equally advanced engine, the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 292 hp and optional 300 hp. All powertrains are available in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions.

 

Why eight speeds?

 

In a nutshell, the more advanced transmission permits the engine to operate in its most…

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Dodge Charger—Eight Speeds to Go!

1964 Dodge HEMI® Charger

Hemi Charger

 

The first Dodge to wear the famous Charger nameplate was this one-of-one show car constructed in 1964. It bears little resemblance to the first production Charger introduced in 1966, or to any of the famous Chargers that followed, for that matter. But the car does have an interesting history in its own right.

 

Built to showcase the new 426 HEMI® race engine at hot rod shows around the country, the Charger was based on a production ’63 Polara chassis and body. The body was cut in half, radically shortened, and then…

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1964 Dodge HEMI® Charger