2015 Dodge Challenger Revealed With 8-Speed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Someone let the cat out of the bag early, as the 2015 Dodge Challenger has made an appearance on the Web.

Chrysler will debut this car tomorrow at the 2014 New York Auto Show, but the information won’t be new thanks to the leak onto the internet.

Noticeably missing is the high-performance SRT model that is rumored to have the brand’s new supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 Hellcat engine. Regardless, this is the first look at the new Challenger that will be available in eight different trims: SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, 6.4-liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack. The revised styling on the 2015 Challenger has been inspired by the iconic 1971 Challenger and comes with an upgraded suspension, improved interior and an available eight-speed automatic transmission.

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The six-speed manual will remain standard for the Challenger and performance for the previously mentioned models remain the same minus the addition of the eight-speed automatic. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 is good for 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque while the R/T models are powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The other models feature the American automaker’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 305 hp.

To enhance the handling of the American muscle coupe, Dodge has added an electronic steering system with three levels of adjustment, a Super Track Pak suspension upgrade and a vehicle dynamics adjustment system. The latter features a sport mode that allows the driver to set throttle, transmission and steering performance.

Styling wise, the Challenger has a new split grille design, LED daytime running lights, updated tail lights and a more pronounced hood bulge. New technologies for the cabin include Uconnect Access infotainment system with 8.4-inch touchscreen while a second 7-inch screen is found in the main instrument cluster.

Check back for more detailed information when the 2015 Dodge Challenger makes its official debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Paul T Cape Paul T Cape on May 02, 2014

    I didn't think they were bringing back the B5 Blue Color.

  • Tony Tony on May 06, 2014

    This B5 Blue is NOT the true color of the original......I've been told by the parts department when I bought my touch up paint. The color name is Surf Blue.