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#1 Old 01-30-2009, 09:33 PM
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4 Cylinder Charger?

Would you buy a Charger with a 4 cylinder? Would it be possible to use a 4 cylinder for every day use? say a turbo 2.4L that has been stroked? The 5.7L is actually a 2.85L in the MDS mode? If I could get close to say 22MPG city and 30MPG highway I would be interested.
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#2 Old 01-30-2009, 09:34 PM
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You can get 22-30 with a 2.7

but as a 4banger, im sure more sales would go through for people who "like the look but want the gas"

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you'll get worse gas mileage with a 2.4.That motor is too small to lug a 4500 pound car . You'll have to rev more to move the amount of mass then you would with a 6 or 8.
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Ditto....I would bet my 6.1 would do better than a 2.4 in gas.

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what do i know

im sure "green" people would fall for the gimmick
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Uh yeah, its called the Avenger : ) But seriously, I do think we are due for 300hp 4 bangers from American car companies. Like the SRT4 motor but in better cars, like even in the Avenger.
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you'll get worse gas mileage with a 2.4.That motor is too small to lug a 4500 pound car . You'll have to rev more to move the amount of mass then you would with a 6 or 8.
Come on now. The SXT weights in at 3800 - 3850lbs.

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you'll get worse gas mileage with a 2.4.That motor is too small to lug a 4500 pound car . You'll have to rev more to move the amount of mass then you would with a 6 or 8.
Didnt quite hit the nail on the head with the hammer, its bent to one side, the car weighs anywhere from 3900 - 4200, from my understanding from the SE to the SRT models and the AWD models as well, but close. Your theory is somewhat correct as well, yes a smaller motor would have to spin higher and work harder to get a heavy car to move, but what about diesel, Low Revving, High Torque Thingys, They do make the Charger in a 4 Banger Turbo Diesel over seas.

There is one more theory, More Power = Better Mileage, in some cases its true, cause it requires less work from the motor to move the car if you have more power. So Does this mean we will see a v10 or V12, I'd like to, but i doubt it.

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There is an efficient motor for every size car and the V10 and V12 is way over kill. A 2.4 would be at the other end of the spectrum. As far as gas mileage, the 3.5 and the 5.7 falls in the middle.
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If not a 4 cylinder would you buy an ENVI powered Charger? If they could do the same as the Caravan or the 4 door Wrangler would be people be interested? 400 mile out of 8-9 gallons but how much would a mass porduced range extended vehicle cost? When are we going to see the next generation Charger/300? But a stroked 2.4L could probably equal 3.0L for a 4 cylinder. Then it would come down to torque and horsepower mated to the correct transmission.

I get 16-17 city and 24-26 highway with my 3.5. My local muffler shop said I can expect as much as 2MPG increase with a Magnaflow muffler upgrade [total cost out the door was quoted at $145 for the upgrade]

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