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2006 Dodge Charger: Rear-drive sedan will replace the cab-forward Intrepid. The Charger is expected to offer 3.7L V-6 and 4.7L V-8 engine option, with the Charger R/T featuring the 5.7L Hemi V-8.
 

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hemidakota said:
They forgot the SUPER HEMI.
Are you saying the Charger will look like that UGLY Super-8 or are you referring to the 6.1L Hemi?

To me, the biggest problem is that the damn car is going to have four doors - I have no doubt the SRT-8 version will have enough balls.
 

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This thing is gonna move with that 5.7 in it. I've seen a video with a 300C drifting, and I've read C+D getting 13s (note the source, but it's still decent) with it. something lighter should really get up and go with this engine.
 

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Charger (close) was pictured in the Automobile mag for this month.

Ugly is the word after seeing the production. However, the BALLS worth engine will provide enough power bring those smiles to your face.

Vastly disappointed after learning the Charger along with the Enforcer was in NY but the Enforer was shown without it. Was it there or another myth? Or, what in heck happen? Did they shy away do to the GTR Mustang debut that really stole the show?

TO DCx:

GOOD GRIEF!!!!!!!!!!! Look, DCx! Get over it and show the car. Stop disappointing the public and your future owners.
 

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hemidakota said:
Charger (close) was pictured in the Automobile mag for this month.
THAT'S what the Charger is going to look like? Why are they even wasting their time. There will be a ton of pissed off Mopar fans if the Charger is nothing but the 300 with a Magnum front end. If this is true, they couldn't have screwed the pooch any worse with this car. Who cares how fast it goes 'cause it's going to look like crap.
 

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If the Charger is nothing bu a 300 with a Magnum nose then they just lost a ton of potential buyers. Good luck, DCX.
 

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Dodge plans rwd Charger


By Rick Kranz
Automotive News / March 08, 2004



Dodge will add a full-sized rear-wheel-drive sedan to its lineup next year, company sources said.

The car draws inspiration from the Dodge Charger muscle car of the late 1960s, said a person familiar with the program who spoke on condition that he not be identified. He said the car likely will be called the Charger.

Spokesman Jason Vines declined comment, citing the company's policy not to talk about future products.

Sources said the sedan will be developed off the automaker's rwd LX platform, which is shared by the 2005 Chrysler 300 sedan and the Dodge Magnum wagon.

At the Geneva auto show last week, Trevor Creed, Chrysler group's chief designer, hinted that such a vehicle was planned.

"We will be looking at a very sporty version of this platform for Dodge," he said.

"However, we will not do badge engineering anymore. You will not see a Dodge version" that shares sheet metal with the Chrysler 300.

He added: "You've got to have a four-door, (but) there's no market for a coupe."

The 300 and Magnum go on sale this spring. They share about 20 percent of their parts, in terms of value, with the Mercedes-Benz C and E classes.

Hemi is the centerpiece

The 340-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is the centerpiece of the LX models. While the Magnum has drawn favorable comments from the automotive press, some Dodge dealers are worried about marketing a wagon without a full-sized family sedan.

Intrepid production ended last summer, and dealers have been pressing the automaker for a sedan.

The Dodge sedan will be the third derivative based on the LX platform. At least one other LX derivative is planned, said a Chrysler group insider. In Chrysler parlance, LX derivatives are defined as models with extensive sheet metal differences.

Meanwhile, the company is studying whether to develop a police package for one of the LX cars. Representatives of the California Highway Patrol and Michigan State Police have driven a car with the package, said Burke Brown, chief engineer for the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum.

"It is a natural, isn't it? We'll talk about that in a while," said Brown, who was interviewed last month at a Chrysler press event in Palm Springs, Calif. The law enforcement agencies "have shown intense interest in what we are doing with the chassis."

While awd will be optional on the LX cars, he said neither agency has shown interest in that option.

3/8/2004 10:18:10 AM
 

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He added: "You've got to have a four-door, (but) there's no market for a coupe."
This line has been the source of much debate on more than one Mopar site. I have zero interest in a four door and I know there's a bunch of consumers out there who feel the same. Are there enough of us to constitute a "market for a coupe" apparently not according to DCX (just ignore the Crossfire's existence), although several other manufacturers disagree with DCX.

They can keep their four door, brick lookin' LX Charger.
 

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MoparMan said:
They can keep their four door, brick lookin' LX Charger.
I'd prefer a two-door Charger too, but just because it's a four-door doesn't mean it's a brick. The car in the pic at the top of this page is a four-door Charger, and if I could order one of those with a 6.1 (or even a 5.7) I'd buy it in a heartbeat, drive it for 100,000 happy Mustang-stomping miles, and then put it away for my kids to inherit. I wouldn't even look at anything else.
 
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