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post #1 of 36 Old 12-07-2016, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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All-Wheel-Drive Dodge Challenger GT Arriving Soon, People Undoubtedly Freaking Out



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In what might be one of the most sacrilegious automotive things that many drivers secretly want, Dodge has confirmed that an all-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger GT will arrive in early 2017.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT will become the very first two-door muscle car with AWD, and it will be available at dealerships in the first quarter of 2017 with production starting in January. The newChallenger GT will surely be a hit with muscle car fans who have to deal with inclement weather, with the AWD system turning the coupe into an all-seasons slayer.

The AWD system in the Challenger GT is the same one that’s found in the Charger, which means it has an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect, which means under normal circumstances, the rear wheels are driven with 100 percent of the torque going to the rear axle until the car detects that more traction is needed, at which point it engages the front axle.

Fortunately, the Challenger GT will also come with a Super Trak Pak button that activates launch control and other performance apps. The GT will also feature three-mode ESC with a full-off mode, which means excellent snow donuts.

Unfortunately, the AWD version of the muscle car will not be available with a V8 or a manualtransmission. Power for the Challenger GT will be provided by a 3.6-liter V6 delivering 305 horsepower and 286 pound-feet of torque, which will be sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission (paddle shifters are also standard). Fuel economy for the Dodge Challenger GT is estimated to be 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

The Challenger GT sits on 19-inch HyperBlack aluminum wheels and all-season performance tires. Projector fog lamps, rear park assist, heated and ventilated front seats, heated/powered tilt and telescopic steering wheel, an 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a backup camera also come standard.

The all-wheel-drive 2017 Dodge Challenger GT will start at $33,395 in the U.S. and $38,545 in Canada (both prices exclude destination fees).
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post #2 of 36 Old 12-07-2016, 12:32 PM
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I saw one at the Carlisle all Chrysler nationals and it was pretty sweet! I think this is a good move but will be to a limited market because of the 2 doors. Still like the idea alot!

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Will still sell pretty well I bet, Tim Kuniskis said there are 19 states where the AWD Charger outsells the RWD, that was a surprise to me.


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Not pairing it with the Hemi is a HUGE mistake.... again.


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I like it. It fills a void in the market for those who want the look of a coupe and driving dynamics of a RWD platform while getting all the benefits of that brilliant AWD when needed. Plus I think the 3.6 is more than enough for their target market especially with that extra torque. How'd they get 286lb.ft? Makes my puny 260 seem weak. I wonder what the acceleration numbers will be?

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Awesome! This will be a game changer for the competitors as well.

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Needs 2 turbos to REALLY be fun! GTR killer anyone?
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I really enjoyed my V6/AWD Charger, but I don't see how they can call it a GT Muscle Car with only the V6 in it.


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Unless it has 2 turbos!
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Not really impressed. It at least needs the 5.7 as an option. I can't really seeing it being a big hit with anyone other than soccer mom's having a mid-life crisis and their husbands not wanting them to have a lot of hp. I see more R/T and SRT Challengers than V6's. We have the 3.6 Chargers for work, and every now and again I'll give it a little gas and wonder when it's going to go.

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