2015 Dodge Charger Gets a Bumper to Bumper Overhaul

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2015 Dodge Charger Gets a Bumper to Bumper Overhaul

Like the 2015 Dodge Challenger, the 2015 Dodge Charger has flexed its new muscles on the Internet ahead of its official debut.

As Dodge promised, the 2015 Charger has been thoroughly overhauled bumper to bumper with every body panel being new. The styling of the new Charger has been influenced by its Dart stable mate, with a prominent blacked-out grille, projector headlights with LED daytime running lights along with a revised front bumper that incorporates separate LED lights. For the most part however, the Charger’s sedan profile remains mostly changed… so in a way, you can definitely tell it’s still a Charger despite it’s new-age look.

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Much like the Challenger, the Charger will be available with a carry over 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. The brand has added an eight-speed automatic transmission that enhances both acceleration and fuel efficiency. There is of course still the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque that offers up to 31 mpg on the highway for the more eco-friendly. The Charger SXT equipped with the Rallye Appearance Group package bumps performance to 300 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque thanks to a cold air intake, performance exhaust and ECU changes.

Expect a smoother driving experience on the 2015 Charger as well, attributed to the electronic power steering with three different modes (Normal, Comfort and Sport), lighter cast aluminum axles and a fully electronic shifter.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Dodge Challenger Revealed Early with 8-Speed

Check back for more details on the 2015 Dodge Charger when it officially makes an appearance at the 2014 New York Auto Show tomorrow.

GALLERY: 2015 Dodge Charger Live Photos

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GALLERY: 2015 Dodge Charger

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[Source: Motor Authority]

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  • Jeff T

    Is it still an american weight all you can eat buffet or has it become a slim and light vegetarian? We have to make right turns in the real world!

  • Bob

    Now THAT is a beautiful car! I’m in love!

  • Pappa Joe

    bah I prefer my 2010 this looks like crap

  • mjohn

    its a beautiful car, but not a charger. Please change the name to Dodge “HoneyBee” or something silly. I really dont want to see a charger like this, i am very happy they didnt ruin the challenger and offer what we really need.

  • Robert Dwyer

    Looks like they slapped a Dodge Dart nose on it….

  • Rock

    Looks like the oh hum Dart… They took a step toward making it look like it came from Japan, like GM did with the Camaro. The Charger looked better before this change actually, just needed a 2 door version. The current one looks muscular and mean. As far as the “new” Challenger, I’m glad I bought a new 2009 SRT 6spd! The ONLY things I even remotely like on the new Challenger are the halo headlight rings, and possibly the grille…. PERIOD !

  • Bubba

    Wow, that grille looks horrible. I hope it’s not too late to change it before production. The ricey Dart grille is bad enough. Now they’re going to f’up the Charger?…Ughh

  • MGM46

    i guess it will grow on me, but reminds me of the Dart, which I like, but they don’t need two Darts.

  • captain

    UGH !!! I’ll keep my 2007 SRT8 Hemi 6.1 with the awesome hood scoop, and growling grill !!!!!!! So where’s the CUDA ???? Bring it back !

  • Chuck

    I’ll keep my 2008 SRT, dodge needs to get a clue!

  • http://www.ResonderPSE.com/ Michael Netherton

    This amazingly FUGLY!!!

  • Angie T

    I will keep my 2007; Not good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why not try to go more retro and make it look more like the famous 1969 Charger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason O

    Wait so the styling was inspired by the Dart? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? I love my 2010. Keeping that forever.

  • DodgeFuckedUp

    Looks awful! That’s not a Charger. Overblown Dart maybe. Atrocious!

  • Greg Grice

    Fiat junk! My 06 daytona is like a benz with a hemi

  • James Polonsky

    Yeah I have the 2007 SRT8 SuperBee…I had traded my 2006 RT Charger for the Bee… And I love it so much…. And I can’t get enough of my YELLOW…I don’t care what anyone else says… Yellow makes the car

  • ASSASSYN

    So glad I bought a 2014 charger and did not wait for a 2015. That thing is ugly.

  • Moparman

    This is definitely a step backwards for the charger, essentially, all they did was slap a pug-nosed grill on it and give ti dartish taillights. The only good thing about is that all models come with a slick eight-speed, which is chrysler’s best transmission yet. The 2011-2014 chargers were the most beautiful ones ever made

  • Mainer4

    Still ugly and still not a Charger

  • Macus Walker

    Was not ugly before. It sure is now.

  • Martin Rodriguez

    Ugly… why did they messes up the front end so badly…. Now that Italians took over Dodge/Chrysler not a single MOPAR is to be built by this so called car manufacturers… so sad to see the charger lineage die like this….

  • Auto Motive

    Holy cow is what that damn front end looks like. How could the design team make such a huge mistake? The only people buying those ugly front ends will be the police force and rental companies. Fiat has it so wrong in getting designers from VW or Toyota since they have the worst style vehicles on this planet. Blah

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