Charger Forums banner

How to know if a 2012 Dodge Charger has 8 speed or 5 speed transmission?

14588 Views 6 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  Black87scorpion
Hi, I'm new here so I'm sorry if this post is in the wrong section, I want to buy a 2012 Dodge Charger, since I live in Iraq there are no "official" dealers or any conventional dealers of any kind, so I want to know how to differentiate between the 8 speed and 5 speed transmission because I want an 8 speed version of the car with the v6 engine, I know that the SXT has the 8 speed as a standard and the SE has it as an option with the 5 speed as a standard, due to a bit rarity of Chargers here I might not have the option to get an SXT, so if someone tells me how to differentiate that would be great, thanks in advance :)
1 - 4 of 7 Posts
Ok thank you very much for the reply, just to be sure, there's no way at all that the 5 - speed comes with that stubby electronic shifter or vice versa?
Thanks powerman :) and it's getting more and more although compared to Korean cars they are still kinda rare but they are increasing, and I'll be joining the gang I guess :p , for now I have a 2008 Avenger R/T, which is my first car ever and I learned how to drive using it, as for my question, can you please confirm that there's no chance of a 5 - speed having this stubby electronic shifter or vice versa? Thanks
I can confirm that a shifter that looks like this picture is always the 8-speed for the 2011-14 generation. The 2015s have a new, different shifter but are all 8-speeds.

Sent from Free App
Ok thank you very much for the confirmation, your help is much appreciated all of you :)
1 - 4 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.