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2009 Dodge Charger

2009 Dodge Charger — Even More Bold, Powerful, Capable and Fuel Efficient

2009 Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger is a modern, four-door coupe that combines rear-wheel-drive muscle-car power, sports-car handling and leading-edge technology to deliver a thrilling driving experience with improved fuel efficiency and increased horsepower from a new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine in 2009.

The 2009 all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models are now equipped with Active Transfer Case and Front-axle Disconnect. No other major manufacturer offers these two independent technologies together. The unique system seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver intervention. When all-wheel drive is not required, the system automatically disconnects the front axle and opens the transfer case from the drivetrain to reduce friction and rotational mass. Automatic all-wheel-drive operation may be activated by outside temperatures, wheel slip or by other predetermined conditions. All-wheel-drive mode can also be manually selected by shifting the gear selector to Auto Stick mode or by activating the windshield wipers for an extended period of time.

Enabling the vehicle to switch between two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive improves fuel economy on all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models by up to one mile per gallon (mpg) on the highway, while still providing the outstanding performance and handling inherent in rear-wheel drive. To inform the driver when he or she is in two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) indicates when the switch is made.

The 2009 Dodge Charger R/T rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models both feature the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission that produces an estimated 368 horsepower (274 kW) and 395 lb.-ft. (536 N•m) of torque. The 5.7-liter HEMI continues to offer fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) technology. MDS seamlessly turns off fuel consumption in four cylinders when V-8 power is not needed, improving fuel economy as much as 20 percent. To inform the driver when he or she is in four-cylinder mode, the EVIC now automatically displays 'ECO' when the switch is made, providing drivers the opportunity to modify their driving habits in order to achieve better fuel economy.

On the exterior, the rear styling of the Dodge Charger is refreshed for 2009 with a bold, retro-style taillamp design that is distinctively Dodge. Recessed circle cutouts give the taillamps added dimension over the previous design and provide enhanced definition to each taillamp's two circular lamps.

On the interior, accents in the Dodge Charger R/T are extended to the entire lineup for 2009 with the Dodge Charger SE receiving satin silver door trim spears, satin silver center console cup holder rings and satin silver instrument panel bezels. Now standard, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting appears on all models in the front cup holders and standard LED map-pocket lighting on the Dodge Charger R/T provides additional driver convenience.

2009 DODGE CHARGER: WHAT'S NEW FOR 2009 Exterior:

• Color: Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat replaces Steel Blue Pearl Coat

• New taillamp design (all models)

• Antenna moves to rear window (all models)

• Aluminum wheels (now standard on Dodge Charger SE)

Interior:

• Úpgraded interior accents including satin silver door trim spears, satin silver center console cup holder rings and satin silver center stack and shifter bezels (Dodge Charger SE)

• Trunk cargo net and scuff plate (Dodge Charger SE)

• Premium 18-ounce floor mats (Dodge Charger SE)

Electrical:

• LED-illuminated door map pockets (included with Leather Package on Dodge Charger SXT and standard on Dodge Charger R/T)

• LED-illuminated front cup holders (all models)

• EVIC informs driver when in two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD models)

• EVIC informs driver when using the fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) by automatically flashing 'ECO' message (Dodge Charger R/T)

Powertrain / Chassis:

2009 Dodge Charger
• New-generation 5.7-liter HEMI engine with fuel-saving MDS technology and variable-valve timing (VVT) achieves increased horsepower (368 hp) and torque (395 lb.-ft.) (Dodge Charger R/T)
• New axle ratio of 2.65:1 (Dodge Charger R/T)

• All-wheel-drive models are equipped with innovative Active Transfer Case and Front-axle Disconnect to maximize performance and fuel economy

• New axle ratio of 3.06:1 (Dodge Charger AWD models)

Safety and Security:

2009 Dodge Charger
• Úpdated Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) warning message now appears as 'LO TIRE' (all models)

DESIGN
American muscle-car styling is evident in the 2009 Dodge Charger. The coupe-inspired styling and fastback design create a modern statement of power with all the versatility of a four-door sedan. (concept carz)

The rear styling of the Dodge Charger is refreshed for 2009 with a bold, retro-style taillamp design that is distinctively Dodge. Recessed circle cutouts give the taillamps added dimension over the previous design and provide enhanced definition to each taillamp's two circular lamps.

On the interior, accents in the Dodge Charger R/T have been extended to the entire lineup for 2009 with the Dodge Charger SE receiving chrome door spears, chrome center console cup holder rings and satin silver instrument panel bezels. Now standard, LED lighting appears on all models in front cup holders and standard LED map-pocket lighting on the Dodge Charger R/T provides additional driver convenience.

ENGINEERING
Modern technologies have made it possible to bring a 21st century muscle car to market with the ride and handling characteristics inherent in rear-wheel drive. The 2009 Dodge Charger rear-wheel-drive models feature outstanding performance and handling, near 50-50 weight distribution and unique suspensions that provide just the right level of driving characteristics for Dodge Charger customers.

The 2009 all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models are now equipped with Active Transfer Case and Front-axle Disconnect. No other major manufacturer offers these two independent technologies together. The unique system seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver intervention. When all-wheel drive is not required, the system automatically disconnects the front axle and opens the transfer case from the drivetrain to reduce friction and rotational mass. Automatic all-wheel-drive operation may be activated by outside temperatures, wheel slip or by other predetermined conditions. All-wheel-drive mode can also be manually selected by shifting the gear selector to Auto Stick mode or by activating the windshield wipers for an extended period of time.

Enabling the vehicle to switch between two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive improves fuel economy on all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger models by up to one mpg on the highway, while still providing the outstanding performance and handling inherent in rear-wheel drive. To inform the driver when he or she is in two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) indicates when the switch is made.

Dodge Charger all-wheel-drive models for 2009 come standard with ESP, All-speed Traction Control and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).

Three powertrain options are available in the 2009 Dodge Charger lineup, offering outstanding combinations of performance, fuel economy, quietness and durability.

The rear-wheel-drive 2009 Dodge Charger SE is equipped with a 2.7-liter V-6 engine generating 178 horsepower (133 kW) @ 5,500 rpm and 190 lb.-ft. (258 N•m) of torque @ 4,000 rpm. The 2009 Dodge Charger SE with the 2.7-liter engine achieves an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

A 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine featured on the rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger SXT models generates 250 horsepower (186 kW) @ 6,400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. (340 N•m) of torque @ 3,800 rpm. The 2009 Dodge Charger SXT rear-wheel-drive models with the 3.5-liter engine achieve an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive models achieve an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

The 2009 Dodge Charger R/T rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models feature the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission that produces an estimated 368 horsepower (274 kW) and 395 lb.-ft. (536 N•m) of torque. The new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI continues to offer fuel-saving MDS technology. MDS seamlessly turns off fuel consumption in four cylinders when V-8 power is not needed, improving fuel economy as much as 20 percent. To inform the driver when he or she is in four-cylinder mode, the EVIC now automatically displays 'ECO' when the switch is made, providing drivers the opportunity to modify their driving habits in order to achieve better fuel economy. The 2009 Dodge Charger R/T all-wheel-drive achieves an estimated 16 mpg city, 23 highway, and rear-wheel-drive models achieve an estimated 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

The popular Road/Track Performance Package, which offers P245/45R20 all-season performance tires and 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, continues in 2009. Tuned for firmer handling, this package is available on the V-8 HEMI-powered Dodge Charger R/T model and includes such features as standard side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags, performance heated front seats with suede inserts, rear deck lid and front fascia spoilers, load-leveling and height-control shocks, and performance suspension, steering, brakes, exhaust and induction system.

ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMÚNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The 2009 Dodge Charger lineup offers the latest entertainment and communication technology available in the automotive industry.

• Available uconnect phone featuring Bluetooth® technology to provide voice-controlled wireless communication between the occupants' compatible mobile phone and the vehicle's onboard receiver

• Available uconnect tunes featuring a 30-gigabyte hard drive for ripping up to 6,700 songs from CD or Úniversal Serial Bus (ÚSB) memory devices in a compressed format (MP3, Advance Audio Coding AAC or Windows Media Audio WMA files) for playback directly from the vehicle's audio system, photo uploading for home screen personalization and the ability to display movies when the vehicle is in Park (as permitted by state regulations)

• Available uconnect gps combines the features of uconnect phone and uconnect tunes with navigation system and real-time traffic updates

• Available rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System (VES®), conveniently located under the center console armrest cover, provides easy access to rear-seat passengers

• Available uconnect studios with optional SIRIÚS Backseat TV,TM featuring three channels of family television programming and SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with more than 130 channels of the best music, entertainment and information available coast to coast

Rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System
The rear-seat VES is cleverly packaged under the center console armrest cover and is easily accessible to rear-seat passengers. The system includes a seven-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) screen, a remote control and two wireless headsets. The hinged LCD screen may be fully stored in the console armrest cover or flipped up for viewing. Auxiliary audio and video plug-in jacks are included on the faceplate so that rear-seat passengers may view video directly from a video camera, play games from a video game console or play music directly from a portable MP3 player.

uconnect studios
The 2009 Dodge Charger offers uconnect studios with SIRIÚS Backseat TV featuring three channels of children's television programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Rear-seat passengers will be able to watch shows such as Nickelodeon's 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' Disney Channel's 'Hannah Montana,' and Cartoon Network's 'Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.'

SIRIÚS Backseat TV operates through an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas. Programming, in addition to the channel name, program title and rating are displayed on the vehicle's rear-seat video screen. For added flexibility, rear-seat passengers may enjoy SIRIÚS Backseat TV while front-seat occupants listen to uconnect studios' SIRIÚS Satellite Radio. The system may be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment remote or from the radio head unit in the front instrument panel. In addition, when the vehicle is in Park, programming may be displayed on the uconnect tunes or uconnect gps screen (if equipped) for front-seat viewing.

Source - Dodge

2009 Dodge Charger SRT8®: A Muscle Sedan the Family Loves

2009 Dodge Charger
The 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8® packages all of the features and amenities expected of an excellent family sedan combined with benchmark performance delivered by Chrysler Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) vehicles.

For the Dodge Charger SRT8, key SRT ingredients include 6.1-liter, 425-horsepower (317-kW) HEMI® power, world-class ride and handling, benchmark braking, functional and aggressive-looking exterior enhancements, and a race-inspired interior.

The 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 delivers benchmark performance for a muscle sedan: 0-60 mph in the low five-second range, quarter-mile time in under 14 seconds, braking distance from 60-0 mph in approximately 110 feet and 0.89 g on the skid pad. The Dodge Charger SRT8 also accomplishes SRT's signature performance test of 0-100-0 mph in less than 17 seconds.

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2009

EXTERIOR
• New color: Deep Water Blue Clear Coat
• New taillamps

INTERIOR
• Dual-zone automatic temperature control standard
• Automatic headlamps standard
• One-touch up/down windows standard
• New front-seat head rests
• Remote start standard
• Air filtration standard
• Heated front seats standard

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
• New ABS/ESP calibration with brake knockback mitigation
• Retuned suspension including knuckle and shock valve
• Improved fuel economy results in a lower gas guzzler tax

PACKAGES
• Limited edition Super Bee 'buzz model' in Hemi Orange with serialized dash plaque
o Package includes Charger SRT8 Super Bee wheels with black anodized pockets
o Exterior decals for the hood and 'Super Bee' on rear quarter
o Silver Brembo brake calipers
o uconnect tunes radio standard
o Orange accent color on seat
• Limited edition Brilliant Black Edition (spring 2009)

DESIGN 2009 Dodge Charger
The functional performance of the Dodge Charger SRT8 is reflected in its exterior. The front fascia integrates ducts that help direct fresh air to cool the brakes, and an air dam to reduce lift. The hood is equipped with a scoop to funnel cool air into the engine compartment.

The rear fascia features integrated lower strakes to direct air flow, and aggressive cutouts to accommodate dual 3.5-inch exhaust tips. A dramatic deck lid spoiler set on dual stanchions increases downforce for high-speed stability and traction.

Available exterior colors for the 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 are Bright Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Deep Water Blue Clear Coat and TorRed.

Race-inspired interior appointments in the 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 start with the available SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display (RCD). Other SRT-exclusive interior appointments include Dark Slate Gray interior color seats with agate-color accent stitching, carbon-fiber-like leather-trim door handles and carbon-fiber-like leather-trim steering wheel, SRT logo on front seat inserts and center console, and LED lighting in the front cup holders and front- and rear-door map pockets.

Befitting its high-performance character, the 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 continues to provide power-adjustable, deeply sculpted and highly bolstered sport seats in the front, fitted with performance suede inserts to hold occupants during maneuvering. Rear seats have matching performance suede inserts.

Full instrumentation includes a 180-mph (300-kph) speedometer, a tachometer and a coolant temperature gauge. A light-emitting-diode (LED) display within the gauge cluster is driver configurable for oil temperature, oil pressure and tire pressure readouts.

ENGINEERING

2009 Dodge Charger
The 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 is powered by the 425-horsepower (317-kW), normally aspirated 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 producing 420 lb.-ft (569 N•m) of torque.
Power for the SRT 6.1-liter HEMI is channeled through a five-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated, driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers fully automatic or manual shifting selection.

Chassis setup on the 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 includes SRT-tuned dampers, tailored spring rates and suspension bushings, and large-diameter anti-sway bars. For added stability and aerodynamic benefit, the ride height of the 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 is one-half inch lower than the Dodge Charger. Handling is engineered for performance with an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and ABS with brake knockback mitigation tuned specifically for the 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8.

The 2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 rides on 20-inch aluminum, SRT-designed wheels that sport either Goodyear RS/A four-season tires or the optional Goodyear Supercar F1 three-season tire.

Benchmark braking performance comes from Brembo four-piston brake calipers on all four wheels, gripping a vented disc – 360 mm x 32 mm up front, with 350 mm x 26 mm in the rear. The SRT-exclusive braking system includes brake knockback mitigation software for even better track response. The system senses lateral acceleration and effectively primes the system in anticipation for the next brake application.

Enhancing the total driving experience, is the available KICKER® premium sound system with driver-selectable surround sound for all audio inputs. For rear-seat passenger entertainment, the SIRIÚS BackSeat TV™ system is available. SIRIÚS Backseat TV features three channels of respected children's programming from the most well-known kids' TV: Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. SIRIÚS Backseat TV operates via an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas.

Source - Dodge

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