Available now at Safford of Fredericksburg, a leading Richmond Dodge dealer, the all new 2012 Dodge Charger is power packed and built tough with various safety features and performance specifications that Richmond Dodge drivers are going to love.
Building on the momentum of launching six all-new or completely redesigned vehicles for 2011, the Dodge brand is charging ahead in transmission technology for 2012. Building on the success of the all-new Charger introduced in 2011, the 2012 Dodge Charger is now the first domestic sport sedan to feature an eight-speed automatic transmission ? delivering a best-in-class 31 miles per gallon (mpg) highway.
"The new eight-speed transmission takes the Dodge Charger, which was already at the head of its class, and puts it in a league of its own, with the ultimate combination of 292 horsepower and best-in-class 31 mpg," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand ? Chrysler Group LLC. "Our Charger customers don't have to compromise as they can get the fuel efficiency of a mid-size car in a full-size sedan with distinctive styling only available from Dodge."
With the Dodge Charger at our Richmond Dodge dealer, this state-of-the-art ZF eight-speed automatic transmission will be available on rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models equipped with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, delivering 292 horsepower along with improved performance and class-leading fuel efficiency.
The Charger offers a best-in-class highway fuel economy of 31 mpg highway, best-in-class V-6 AWD fuel economy (18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway) and best-in-class combined fuel economy (23 mpg with RWD, 21 mpg with AWD). The Charger also has a city fuel economy of 19 mpg city RWD and 18 mpg AWD.
Once limited to premium import vehicles costing twice as much, the new segment-exclusive ZF eight-speed automatic transmission expands the world-class power and fuel efficiency of the 2012 Dodge Charger SE (optional), Charger SXT and Charger SXT Plus. Combined with the award-winning 292 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, the results are quicker acceleration, seamless shifts and improved fuel efficiency.
For an even more engaging driving experience for Richmond Dodge drivers, the 2012 Dodge Charger now introduces new paddle shifters with "Sport" shift mode, standard on the Dodge Charger SXT and SXT Plus equipped with the Rallye Appearance Group or Blacktop package. With "Sport" mode, gear changes are quicker and revs are held higher for even more performance-oriented acceleration and higher shift dynamics. For even more control, the driver can also use the all-new die-cast steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters and view gear election through an all-new full-color EVIC centered in the Dodge Charger's instrument cluster.
Designed for hard-core enthusiasts who crave even more performance from their 370 horsepower HEMI® V-8 powered Dodge Charger R/T with Fuel Saver multi-displacement technology, the R/T Road & Track package now adds even more cockpit convenience features, including heated and ventilated performance seats with larger side bolsters to give even more confidence during aggressive handling maneuvers. The addition of driver's seat memory, power-adjustable pedals and steering column with memory combine to provide the driver with additional comfort and convenience.
Further adding to the engaging driving experience are new die-cast zinc steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. Additional equipment on the Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track includes a black honeycomb-style grille with matte surround and heritage "R/T" badge, 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, 20-inch all-season performance tires, rear differential with 3.06 axle ratio, performance engine and transmission calibration, and high-speed engine controller.