2009 Dodge Challenger R/T


(from Chrysler Press Release)  The Dodge Challenger R/T features the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission that produces an estimated 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 398 lb.-ft. of torque (540 Nm). For 2009, the HEMI engine is upgraded to get an estimated five percent improvement in fuel economy as well as an increase of 30 horsepower (9 percent) and 8 lb.-ft. improved torque (2 percent) over a greater range of engine speeds. The automatic transmission features fuel-saving multi-displacement (MDS) technology which increases fuel economy by as much as 20 percent depending on driving conditions without sacrificing vehicle performance. The Dodge Challenger R/T also offers a precision-shift six-speed manual transmission the first for a new-generation HEMI-powered car that produces 375 horsepower (280 kW) and 404 lb.-ft. of torque (548 Nm) when running on premium fuel. The Dodge Challenger R/T can go from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds.

The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger merges the best American muscle-car characteristics unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful engines and technology to delight driving enthusiasts across several generations.

Our all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger is a modern-day muscle machine representing the best from the past and present, said Mike Accavitti, Director Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC. Thirty-five years following the debut of the original, we are bringing Dodge Challenger back and loading it with essential hardware, styling and technology desired by todays buyer.

The Dodge Challenger is the first five-passenger, two-door coupe produced from Chryslers proven rear-wheel-drive platform that delivers the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. Developed with Dodges credo of bold, powerful and capable, the Challenger delivers a modern two-door muscle car.

Three models will be offered in North America: Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SE.

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