2009 Dodge Challenger

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At the New York International Auto Show which is currently taking place in NY, Chrysler announced the entire Dodge Challenger lineup and, maybe the best news, the car’s pricing will start a little over $20,000. 35 years after the original Challenger, Dodge tried to create the modern American muscle-car and will offer three models of the 2009 Dodge Challenger in North America: Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SE.

The Dodge Challenger R/T will be powered by a new 370 hp 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission that produces 398 lb-ft of torque (540 Nm). For the Challenger R/T, Dodge also offers a precision-shift six-speed manual transmission that produces 375 hp (280 kW) and 404 lb-ft of torque (548 Nm) when running on premium fuel and takes the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.

The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features an SRT-exclusive 425 hp 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine mated with a new six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick that generates 420 lb-ft of torque (569 Nm) and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.

The Dodge Challenger SE will be powered by the 3.5-liter High Output V-6 with a four-speed automatic transmission which produces 250 hp (186 kW) and 250 lb-ft of torque (339 Nm).

Dodge has also fitted the new Challenger with a lot of safety features such as Supplemental Side-curtain Air Bags, ABS, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Assist, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist (HSA) for Manual Transmission, Automatic Headlamps and Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM).

Also, being a modern muscle car, the Dodge Challenger is offered with plenty of new technologies, including MyGIG multimedia system with built-in navigation, UConnect Hands-free Communication System, SIRIUS Digital Satellite Radio, Keyless Go or Remote Start.

The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger will be built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, on the same assembly line as the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger.