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Charger, Challenger to sport 8 speeds, more

by David Zatz on

Dodge has released full details on the new 2015 Dodge Charger and 2015 Dodge Challenger.

All Dodge Chargers, and all Challengers with automatic transmissions, will use the ZF eight-speed automatics — with ZF supplying transaxles for the V8s, and Chrysler building them for the V6 models. The move is more significant for Challenger, which until now has been lumbering along with the old five-speed even on V6 models. The eight-speed allows the 2014 V6 Charger to do 0-60 in 6.6 seconds while achieving 31 mpg on the highway.

2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack

Charger has a completely new front end appearance, while Challenger has stepped forward much more modestly, using 1971-based front end looks with a 1972-inspired taillight and rear fascia. Both cars now have standard 7-inch customizable gauge clusters; SRT’s Performance Pages are also available, depending on model and options.

For more, see our 2015 Dodge Charger and 2015 Dodge Challenger pages.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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