2020 Dodge Charger: When The Widebody Comes To Town
- Given already to the Dodge Challenger, the Charger now receives the brand’s Widebody treatments.
- More than just looks, the Charger Widebody boasts of number of performance and tech upgrades.
- Pricing has not been announced for the new muscle cars, although the order books open this fall. You can’t say Mopar is inconsistent. Essentially the philosophy of Dodge in the modern era – any time post-1960 or so – is simple: What’s the biggest, highest horsepower engine we got? Put it in everything! Whatever vehicles the company is producing, said engines will eventually make it into everything. For example, the Dodge Durango SRT. With the bigger engines, come bigger cars, like the Challenger’s Widebody treatments two years ago. And now here we are with the 2020 Dodge Charger getting a Widebody upgrade of its own.
Here Is The. Point.
Thus spoke Zarathustra: “Designed and Engineered to Push the Boundaries of What a Four-door Family Sedan Can Be, the New 2020 Dodge Charger … ” Yeah, blah, blah, blah, here’s the deal: Supercharged, 6.2 Hemi Hellcat V8, 707 horsepower, 650 lb-ft. of torque. Sure, sure, you can argue “But the BMW M5 this!” or “The AMG that!” or whatever you want, but I’ll see you at the end of The Strip, Klaus. No, not by a country mile is the Dodge Charger as refined, or as good all-around, as those built by Germans (and a good slice of Japanese or the British), but to FCA’s way of thinking, that’s kind of beside the point.
The Point here was one they figured out back when Brian Jones was leaving The Stones. The Point is quarter mile performance is everything. Acceleration. Torque. Tire-smoking, explosive, head-snapping, retina-detaching acceleration. So we’re not going to talk about nav systems and infotainment packages and leather dye colors. That stuff is beside The Point.
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Given already to the Dodge Challenger, the Charger now receives the brand’s Widebody treatments. More than just looks, the Charger Widebody boasts a number of performance and tech upgrades. Pricing has not been announced for the new muscle cars, although the order books open this fall. You can’t say Mopar is inconsistent.
For the past couple of years, there has been talks and rumors about the Dodge brand working on a Charger widebody model. Well, we are happy to confirm that the rumors are very much true. Dodge will be launching a widebody version of the popular four-door Charger sedan in the 2020 model year.
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