We’ve heard several reports about what’s coming for the updated 2011 Dodge Challenger, but now it appears as though the updates will come at a cost. While Chrysler hasn’t released any official info, car buying site NADA Guides has a listing for the 2011 Challenger with what appears to be the new 2011 info and pricing – including the new engine options and increased sticker prices
While the photo provided shows the 2010 model, the list of engines includes the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 6.4-liter Hemi V8. According to the numbers shown on the site, a base Challenger with the new V6 will cost $2,310 more in 2011, rising from $23,695 to $26,055. The R/T climbs $1,910 from $31,610 to $33,520. As for the big-dog SRT8, it’s priced at $1,921 more than the 2010 model for a rather significant $45,601.
As much as we hate to see prices go up, there’s arguably good reason. Not only are we likely to see some interior trim upgrades in the new Challenger, but the new engines are poised to make big improvements in power and fuel economy. The base SE model with the new V6 is slated to get 40-hp and 20 ft-lbs for a total of 290-hp and 270 ft-lbs of torque. Fuel economy should also get a boost, up from 18/25-mpg (city/highway) to 20/26-mpg. As for the SRT8 model, that new 6.4-liter V8 should deliver 480-hp and 460 ft-lbs of torque, an increase of 55-hp and 40 ft-lbs of torque.
[Source: NADA Guides via Autoblog]