Dodge followers had been up in arms when the model introduced that it can be going electrical. How would the drivers of Hellcats and Scat Packs the world over obnoxiously rip via site visitors now? At the moment, they will put their pitchforks down, at the least partially.
The Drive has confirmed that the subsequent technology Dodge Charger will get a fuel engine in any case, it simply received’t be a V8. The affirmation comes from a supply that has inside data from a Dodge provider who agreed to share information on on the situation they continue to be nameless. This supply confirmed that the Charger can be getting a model of the model’s Hurricane straight six engine along with electrical energy.
“They’re maintaining gasoline engines. The official designation for the automobile platform is LB and it’ll have the brand new GME-T6 Hurricane inline-six in RWD and AWD,” the supply stated. “It is going to be utilizing the Stellantis Gen 4 transmission that’s additionally rolling out to Mack Meeting, Jefferson North Meeting, and Toledo North.”
As The Drive identified, Dodge has hyped its EV transition, suggesting that the period of the fuel powered muscle automotive was coming to an finish. Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis admitted that the platform for the subsequent technology of the Charger may deal with each fuel and electrical powertrains however maintained that fuel energy wasn’t within the playing cards. What’s modified?
The Hurricane I6 at present sees obligation in only one Stellantis product, the Jeep Wagoneer. Whereas a twin-turbo model of the engine has already changed the 6.4-liter V8 within the Grand Wagoneer, rumor is an ordinary output model of the engine will change the 5.7-liter V8 within the decrease Wagoneer fashions. The engine is obtainable in two outputs, the aforementioned twin-turbo model with 510 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque and the usual model with 420 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque. The supply was solely in a position to affirm to The Drive that the subsequent Charger would get the usual model of the straight six; it’s nonetheless up within the air whether or not or not the excessive output model would see obligation.
Different information that may’t be confirmed may disappoint some.
The Charger’s Gen 4 transmission is a brand new model of the venerable eight-speed automated; sadly, there’s no signal of a guide, nor of the rumored “up to date” V8. We can also’t affirm how intently the ultimate design sticks to the look of the idea, or if the fuel and electrical variations are visually distinct.
It’s additionally not identified what physique type the brand new automotive can be. Lately leaked manufacturing unit images present a coupe physique, with the supply confirming that it was the brand new Charger.
Even with affirmation like this, what Dodge has deliberate for the brand new Charger remains to be not completely clear.