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The new revised engine makes 300hp. Do you guys think that would be a good engine for the Charger? Just thought it would be nice to have something just above the 3.5L. For those who want a V8, but don't need all that performance of a 5.7L Hemi.

Chrysler won't do it. Just wondering what you guys think?
 

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The new revised engine makes 300hp. Do you guys think that would be a good engine for the Charger? Just thought it would be nice to have something just above the 3.5L. For those who want a V8, but don't need all that performance of a 5.7L Hemi.

Chrysler won't do it. Just wondering what you guys think?
I think it wouldn't be a bad idea at all...especially when the HEMI gets a power boost in 2009/2010.
 

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I wonder how they got the extra power from the 4.7? I had one in my 2wd Ram, it was a good motor, very smooth, but a little weak in the big ol' Ram. The new 4.7 in a 2wd Dak would be very nice.
 

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I wonder how they got the extra power from the 4.7? I had one in my 2wd Ram, it was a good motor, very smooth, but a little weak in the big ol' Ram. The new 4.7 in a 2wd Dak would be very nice.
they added twin spark plugs to each cylinder (a la hemi) bumped the compression ratio and a few other things that escape my memory now. i dont think it is a good idea for the charger now. i think one v8 is enough for a family car. especially since the hemi can be well mannered around town. however if they ever do a poll in favor of the 2.7L im voting that sucker out of the engine bay.
 

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I was expecting something like this for the Challenger. It would be a nice addition, thinking something like the base w/ the 4.7, mid pack w/ the 5.7 topped out w/ the 6.1
 

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Hope they did something to improve fuel economy. I never pulled better than 13-14 in my Durango with the 4.7 and thats why it got traded for my Pacifica with 20 more ponies and 24 mpg. Now I know the Durango is a heavier vehicle, but only by 400-500 lbs. The curb weight of my 03 was 4600 lbs. The engine would need to pull 10 mpg better to be practical in the Charger.
With gas prices going up, no one is going to want that engine if it puts out less HP than a Hemi and gets the same milage as the SRT.
 

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Hope they did something to improve fuel economy. I never pulled better than 13-14 in my Durango with the 4.7 and thats why it got traded for my Pacifica with 20 more ponies and 24 mpg. Now I know the Durango is a heavier vehicle, but only by 400-500 lbs. The curb weight of my 03 was 4600 lbs. The engine would need to pull 10 mpg better to be practical in the Charger.
With gas prices going up, no one is going to want that engine if it puts out less HP than a Hemi and gets the same milage as the SRT.
yes it also has improved fuel economy. keep in mind that fuel economy has a lot to do with vehicle size, weight, aerodynamics and so forth and not jus the engine itself. compare hemi mileage ratings for a ram4x4 vs. a charger
 

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I was expecting something like this for the Challenger. It would be a nice addition, thinking something like the base w/ the 4.7, mid pack w/ the 5.7 topped out w/ the 6.1
Let's all hope for something much stronger than the 6.1 at the top
 
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