2015 Dodge Charger Features
The 2015 Dodge Charger won’t suffer a major redesign, but it won’t be left intact, too. There are rumors which name the changes for this model year. The 2015 Dodge Charger changes won’t be numerous and radical, but they will be fundamental. Considering the major redesign planned for 2017 model year, the manufacturer decided not to change the appearance of the 2015 Charger. Having in mind its U.S. sales numbers last year (98,336 units sold), it’s a reasonable decision. The 2015 Dodge Charger is based on the LX/LD platform which also underpins the Chrysler 300. This year is important to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles company as well as the Dodge enthusiasts, since it’s the year when the 100th anniversary of the Dodge brand is celebrated.
2015 DODGE CHARGER 100TH ANNIVERSARY TRIM
Considering the importance of the anniversary, the manufacturer released the Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary trim. This special trim has some extraordinary features. Aside from the extravagant leather upholstery and badges placed on the body of the Charger special edition, there are Granite Alloy wheels and grille and some more special details. The 100th Anniversary trim is also available on the Dodge Challenger. The 2015 Dodge Charger appearance is influenced and inspired by the popular Charger models in 60s and 70s. Inside, the wider touchscreen and UConnect 2 infotainment system will be complete the look and feel of the comfortable interior.
2015 DODGE CHARGER TRANSMISSION — ZF 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC
The 2015 Dodge Charger transmission is the ZF 8-speed automatic, labeled as 845RE. The manufacturer took care of the paddles, which are made of metal with great finish, so they are not only functional, but they contribute to the interior look. The shifter is so called “slapstick”, so it always returns to the primary position. It has Park, Reverse, Neutral and Drive/Sport modes. In case there isn’t Sport mode in a car, instead of that mode, there is Drive and Low.
The ZF transmission has its 845RE label, like we said. But what does these numbers and letters mean? Well, 8 stands for the 8-speed characteristic. 45 indicates the capacity in Nm of torque (45×10), R means it is made primarily for rear-wheel drive and the letter E stands for electronic controls.
ENGINES OF THE 2015 DODGE CHARGER — V-6 AND V-8 HEMI ENGINES
One of the most prominent features the 2015 Dodge Charger has, is certainly its engine. There is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, which delivers 300 horsepower. Besides that one, the 2015 Charger has a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, which generates 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. Since this car has to prove its sport and racing genes, there are two even more powerful engines. The first one is a supercharged 6.2-liter SRT HEMI with 660 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. In the end, there is a 6.4-liter V-8 HEMI which can generate 500 horsepower. And in the end, code names based on the engines are: 5.7-liter — Eagle, 6.4-liter — Apache and 6.2-liter — Hellcat.