2007 STARTECH Dodge Caliber
(from Startech Press
Release) STARTECH Refines the Dodge Caliber Sporty
Design and Engine Tuning for the CRD Diesel
Tuning 'Made in Germany' for the Dodge Caliber: STARTECH (www.startech.de) offers a strikingly styled aerodynamic-enhancement program, and engine tuning
for the diesel model.
To add more sporty emphasis to the characteristic appearance of the Dodge Caliber the
STARTECH designers have developed an aerodynamic-enhancement kit that adds to the compact
car's striking design.
The STARTECH front fascia not only visually upgrades the front; it also reduces lift on the front
The sides are given a more homogenous appearance with the STARTECH side body cladding that
gives the Caliber a lower and sleeker appearance.
The rear of the Dodge can also undergo sporty modifications: The custom-tailored STARTECH lift-
gate attachment continues the bullish contour of the rear fascia over the entire width of the rear.
The rear fascia with stylized tailpipes left and right gives the Caliber a more powerful look. The
fascia can be complemented with the STARTECH sport exhaust system. The rear spoiler is
attached to the liftgate and stylishly rounds out the STARTECH designer suit.
For the Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD with common-rail turbodiesel engine STARTECH offers powerful
and reliable power tuning that ups power output by 40 hp / 29.4 kW. The STARTECH SD3
performance kit consists of a plug-and-play control module that can be installed by any authorized
Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealer in half an hour, thanks to an included custom wire harness. Like the
production models the STARTECH-tuned Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD meets EURO IV emission limits.
With STARTECH SD3 tuning peak power output of the 2.0-liter common-rail four cylinder engine
with Diesel particulate filter jumps from standard 140 hp / 103 kW to 180 hp / 132 kW at just 4,000
rpm. Even more important for everyday driving is the increase in peak torque from 310 Nm to 360
Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. Thus equipped sprint time from 0 - 100 km/h is shortened from
9.3 to 8.6 seconds. Top speed of the tuned Caliber diesel model increases to 201 km/h.
STARTECH offers a stainless-steel rear muffler with one oval tailpipe on either side for all engine
variants of the Caliber. There are two versions, one to be combined with the STARTECH rear
fascia and one for installation in combination with the stock bumper. The exhaust system lends the
Caliber not only a more thrilling rear appearance but also a more powerful exhaust note.
STARTECH offers more driving fun in the form of custom-tailored modifications to the suspension
of the Dodge. Progressive-rate springs precision-calibrated to the standard shocks lower the ride
height of the vehicle by some 30 millimeters.
Wheels make a car and STARTECH offers various custom-tailored STARTECH Monostar
tire/wheel combinations with 19- and 20-inch diameters for the Caliber. The palette of suitable
Monostar IV five-spoke wheels ranges from size 8.5Jx19 all around with tires up to 245/40 R 19 in
size to an especially exclusive version with size 9Jx20 wheels and 245/35 R 20 tires.
The STARTECH program also offers numerous customization options for the interiors of all Caliber
models: The STARTECH Lifestyle interior package will go on sale in the near future..
Extravagant highlights can be added with striking STARTECH accessories: Polished aluminum
serves as the material of choice for door-lock pins, shifter and foot pedals. Also available are high-
quality floor mats with STARTECH signet.