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2008-2014 Dodge Challenger car specifications

Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi gas cap

Engines (except Challenger R/T Classic car)

The Challenger SRT8 used a 6.1 liter Hemi from 2008-2010, and a 6.4 liter 392 Hemi from 2011 on. The Challenger R/T always used a 5.7 liter Hemi; the Challenger SE, a V6 (3.5 liters until 2010, and 3.6 liters from 2011 onwards.) Also see: Hemi engines • Pentastar V6 engines3.5 liter “LH” V6 engines

  C/R Horsepower
(kW) @ rpm
Torque
lb-ft (Nm)
mpg (EPA) Min.
Octane
Pref. Octane Redline
SRT-8 (<2010) 10.3:1 425 (317)
@ 6200
420 (569)
@ 4800
14/22 M
13/19 A
91 91 6,400
392 SRT8 (2011+)10.9:1470 (351) @ 6,000470 (637) @ 4,20014/23 M
14/22 A
91916,400
R/T manual (2009-10) 10.5:1 375 (280)
@ 5,800
404 (548)
@ 4,200

15/23 87 91 5,800
R/T auto (2009-10) 10.5:1 370 (276)
@5,800
398 (540)
@4,200
16/23 87 89 5,800
SE (2009-10) 10.0:1 250 (186)
@ 6,400
250 (339)
@ 3,800
18/25 87 89 6,800
R/T manual (2011+)10.5376 (280) @ 5,150410 (555) @ 4,30015/2487895,800
R/T auto (2011+)10.5372 (277) @ 5,200400 (542) @ 4,40016/2587895,800
SE (2011+)10.2305 (227) @ 6,350268 (363) @ 4,80018/2787876,400

392 Hemi details

The 392 Hemi takes 5W-40 synthetic oil, an unusual requirement. It has pushrod-activated overhead valves (sodium filled exhaust, hollow-stem intake), with 16 conventional hydraulic lifters using roller tips. Fuel injection is returnless; the automatic cuts the fuel supply when coasting when certain conditions are met. The block is a deep-skirt, cast iron design with cross-bolted main bearing caps and aluminum alloy heads. Oil capacity is 7 quarts, coolant is 14 quarts; bore and stroke is 4.09 x 3.72 inches.

hemi engine

  Challenger
SRT8
Charger SRT8 1970 Dodge
Challenger
0-60 low 5 seconds (G1) low 5 seconds n/a
Horsepower/Torque

425/420 (G1)
470/470 (G2)

425/420 425/490
Mileage 13/18 (G1)   n/a
Wheelbase 116” 120" 110
Length 197.7 200.1" 191.3
Width 75.7 74.5" 76.1
Height 57.0 58.2" 50.9
Track 63.1 63" 60.7
Weight 4,140 (G1)
4,170 (G2)
3,800 (V6) - 4,031 (V8)  
Weight distribution 55.6/44.4 53/47 (V6), 54/46 (V8)  
Interior volume 93.9 c.f. 104 cubic feet (120.2 EPA)  
Cargo volume 16.2 c.f. 16.2 cubic feet (460L)  
Front head room 39.5 (1004) 38.7 (983) 37.4
Front leg room 42.0 41.8 42.3
Front shoulder room 58.2 59.3 58.1
Front hip room 54.7 56.2  
Seat travel 270mm/220mm 10.6 driver, 8.7 passenger  
Rear head room 37.4 36.2 35.6
Rear leg room 32.6 40.2 30.9
Rear knee clearance 1.2 4.5  
Rear shoulder room 53.9 57.6 56.8
Rear hip room 51.4 55.5  

tremec manual transmission

Competitive comparison: Camaro, Challenger, and Mustang

Is the Challenger really too heavy, as some say?

2010 figuresWeight
(V6)
Weight
(V8)
WheelbaseLengthWidthPassenger
Volume
Trunk
Volume
Challenger (SE/SRT8)3,7204,132*116197.775.7 16.2 c.f.

Mustang

3,4533,60510718873.983.3 c.f.13.4 c.f.
Camaro 3,7803,84911219075.591.5 c.f. 11.3 c.f.
2012 Lexus GS3503,795n/a112190.772.4  
2012 Mercedes E3503,825?113191.773.0  

Thanks to cd36. * R/T model weighs 4,041 pounds.

Gearing / transmissions

 Gear Ratios

42RLE
Automatic
5-speed
Automatic
6-Speed Manual
1st 2.84 3.59 2.97
2nd 1.57 2.19 2.10
3rd 1.00 1.41 1.46
4th 0.69 1.00 1.00
5th   0.83 0.74
6th     0.50
Reverse 2.21 3.16 2.90
Final 3.64 3.06 3.73 (18-inch wheels, no LSD)
3.91-3.92 (20-inch wheels or LSD)
OTGR 2.51 2.54  

The five speed automatic was used on all engines starting in 2011. The four speed automatic was used only with the V6 in 2009. The six speed manual was used on R/T and SRT8 models, and was a Tremec TR-6060 with ZF-Sachs 240mm twin-disc clutch. It had a triple cone synchronizer design in first and second gears, with double cones in higher gears; it used 1-4 skip shift and reverse inhibit solenoids. Gear ratios did not change from 2010 to 2011.

Suspension specifications, 2011+

 StandardPerformance Super Track PackSRT
Comes with...Challenger SESE with Super Sport Group
Challenger R/T (standard)
R/T optionSRT8
Front stabilizer bar27 mm30 mm30 mm30 mm
Front shock rate240 lb/in340 lb/in340 lb/in hi-po?
Rear stabilizer bar16 mm20 mm20 mm16 mm link type
Rear shock rate547 lb/in670 lb/in670 lb-in hi-po?

Front suspension is independent short-long arm with high upper A arm, coil springs over gas charged monotube shock absorbers and solid stabilizer bar with lateral and diagonal lower links with dual ball joint knuckles.

Rear suspension is a five link independent design with coil springs, gas charged monotube shocks, solid stabilizer bar, and isolated suspension cradle.

Starting in 2011, electro-hydraulic power steering was used on SE and R/T models (SRT8 remained hydraulic.) SRT8 used Bilstein shocks, front and rear.

Other specs. For the sake of convenience, the 2008-2010 Challengers are referred to in this chart as G1, while 2011 and newer are referred to as G2.

Item (inches)  SE (G1) SE (G2) R/T (G1) R/T (G2) SRT8 (G1) SRT8 (G2)
CdA (small /
big wheels)
8.86 9.21
9.53
8.73
8.98
8.91
9.22
9.01 not listed
Weight 3,720 lb
1,688 kg
3,834
1,735 kg
4,041 lb
1833 kg
4,082
1,852 kg
4,170 lb
1892 kg
4,160 auto
4,170 manual
Weight Dist. 53.5/46.5 52.4/47.654.7/45.3 54.3/45.755.6/44.4 54.4/45.6 (a)
54.6/45.4 (m)
Fuel Capacity 18 gal 19.119 gal 19.119 gal 19 gallons
Exhaust Single  Dual  Dual Dual
Turning circle 37.5 (11.5) 38.138.9 (11.9) 38.138.9 37.5
Standard tires P215/65R17
GY Integrity*
P235/55R18
Michelin MXM4
P245/45ZR20
Goodyear RSA
same
Standard wheels 17 x 7.0
Steel
18 x 7.5
Cast Aluminum
20 x 9.0
Forged Alum.
same
Front rotor
(all vented)
12.6 x 1.1 same 13.6 x 1.1 13.6 x 1.26 14.2 x 1.26
slotted
same
Front caliper 2.36 single piston 1.65 dual piston1.73 Brembo same
Front swept area 254.8 sq in 259292 sq in 249351 sq in same
Rear rotor 12.6 x .4 same12.6 x .4 13.6 x 1.2613.8 x 1.10 vented same
Rear caliper 1.65 1.651.65 1.651.26 Brembo same
Rear swept area 260.4 sq in 264260.4 sq in 264316 sq in same
Ground clearance   5.16 (131.2)  5.06 (128.7)4.8 (122.2) 4.8 (122.2)

* Get the popular equipment package so you can upgrade to the optional Continental ProContact!

Other specifications (Inches (mm) unless otherwise specified)

Specs that changed in 2011:

Car specification2008-20102011 and newer
Steering ratio, turns lock to lock16.1:1, 2.7514.4:1, 2.75
Frontal area (SRT8 only)25.3 sq ft (2.35 m2)25.6 square feet

Frontal area and drag coefficient are a bit complex:

Car specification17-18” wheels*20” wheelsAll
2009-2010 Challenger SE  0.350
2011+ Challenger SE0.3600.372 
2009-10 Challenger R/T0.3500.355 
2011+ Challenger R/T0.3480.360 
2008-10 SRT8  0.353
2011+ SRT8  0.356

* 17 inch wheels were not used in 2011 or beyond

Specifications that did not change by model or by year:

Car specificationDodge Challengers SE thru SRT8, 2008-?
Wheelbase 116 (2946)
Track, F/R 63/63.1 (1603/1604)
Length x width 197.7 (5023) x 75.7 (1923)
Height 57.1 (1449)
Headroom, F/R 39.3 / 37.4
Legroom, F/R 42.0 / 32.6
Shoulder room, F/R 58.2 / 53.9
Hip room, F/R 54.6 / 48.6
Seat travel Driver, 10.6 (270); Passenger, 8.7 (220)
SAE front/rear volume index 55.8 cubic ft (1.58 cu.m.) / 38.1 cubic ft (1.08 cu.m)
Interior volume, EPA index 91.5 cubic ft (2.59 cu. m.), 107.7 cubic ft (3.05 c.m.)
SAE cargo volume 16.2 cubic ft (0.459 c.m.)
Trunk liftover height 33.0 (839)
Battery and alternator625 CCA, 160 amp
(2011+ SRT8: 730 CCA, 220 amp)

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 factory invoice

Factory invoice...

dodge challenger sticker price

  • FWP= "Factory Wholesale Price."
  • HB= 1239.00 (Holdback, 3% of MSRP (before Destination) back to dealer)
  • FFP= 39,627.00 (Family & Friends Program, 1% below invoice)
  • EP= 38,237.00 (Employee Price, about 5% below invoice)

Thus, the dealer actually pays considerably less than the $40,027 “wholesale price” for the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 car. Dealers usually pay less than the wholesale price minus the holdback (in this case, $40,027 - $1,239 = $38,788), with an advertising reimbursement and supplemental floorplan reimbursement. That profit is reduced or eliminated by financing charges on stored cars, insurance, commissions and salaries, advertising, etc.

Safety and security - 2009 Dodge Challenger series

  • All-speed traction control senses wheel slip and applies brakes to slipping wheels; reduces excess engine torque until traction is regained
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS): advanced ABS modulates the four brakes individually for optimum control and stopping performance
  • Brake assist: In a panic brake condition, the system applies maximum braking power, providing the shortest possible stopping distance
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on interior lights and unlocking doors after air-bag deployment. Also shuts off the flow of fuel to the engine
  • High-intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps: around three times the light output of standard lamps
  • Knee bolsters: The lower instrument panel and the glove-box door position the occupant, enabling air bags to work more effectively
  • Sentry Key® engine immobilizer: the engine key has an embedded transponder with a security code. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine is allowed to start. If an incorrect key is used, the engine will shut off after only a few seconds.

Some key suppliers to the 2008-09 Dodge Challengers

Commodity Supplier
Air bags Takata, TRW
AM/FM six-disc DVD/MP3 radio Alpine
Navigation system Harmon Becker
Speakers Base — Panasonic, Foster
Premium — Boston Acoustics®
SRT8® — Stillwater
Brake calipers Bosch (SRT8 — Brembo)
Console Collins & Aikman
Cooling module Valeo
Door trim Intier
Hard trim Collins & Aikman
Drive shaft Rotorion
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Continental Teves
Exhaust system Eberspaecher North America
Fascia Rimply
Backlight, door glass, windshield PPG
Quarter glass Magna Donnelly
Half shaft Delphi
Headlamps SL America
Instrument cluster Siemens
Mirrors — Exterior Lowell Engineering
MyGIG™ Entertainment Harmon Becker
Overhead system JCI
Satellite radio service SIRIUS®
Seat belts Takata
Seats JCI
Shock absorber ZF Sachs (SRT8 — Bilstein)
Steering wheel KS Centoco
Sun roof Inalfa
Suspension module Benteler
Taillamps Shanghai Koito
Tires Goodyear, Michelin, Continental
Wheels — Aluminum Alcoa, Superior
Wheels — Steel Meritor
Wiring Yazaki

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