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Old 06-09-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Challenger Priced

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PRESS RELEASE

Pricing for All-new 2009 Dodge Challenger to Start in Low $20s

Three flavors: Dodge Challenger SE, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8®
All-new five-passenger, two-door coupe available for under $22,000
Available 5.7-liter HEMI® with five-speed automatic transmission for under $30,000
Dodge dealerships now taking orders for the 2009 Dodge Challenger
Auburn Hills, Mich., Jun 9, 2008 - Dodge announced pricing today for the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger. The U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) will start at $21,995, which includes $675 for destination. Dodge dealers across the country are now taking orders for the 2009 Dodge Challenger, which will arrive this fall.

"The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger gives customers a modern-day muscle machine at an incredible value," said Mike Accavitti, Director – Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC. "For less than $22,000, we've brought Dodge Challenger back and loaded it with head-snapping styling and cutting-edge technology."

The Dodge Challenger is the first five-passenger two-door coupe produced from the Company's proven rear-wheel-drive platform that delivers the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300. Developed with Dodge's credo of "bold, powerful and capable," the 2009 Dodge Challenger is available in three models featuring head-turning styling, three available engine options and an automatic or manual transmission.

The 2009 Dodge Challenger has several modern amenities available including uconnect gps with navigation system and real-time traffic, uconnect phone featuring Bluetooth® technology, uconnect studios with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Remote Start and Keyless Go push-button start. In addition, the Dodge Challenger has more than 25 safety and security features including supplemental side-curtain air bags, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Assist, Traction Control, automatic headlamps, tire pressure monitoring and Hill-Start Assist in Dodge Challengers with the six-speed manual transmission.

Three models are available in the United States: Dodge Challenger SE, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8®.

2009 Dodge Challenger SE
With a U.S. MSRP of $21,995 (including $675 destination), the Dodge Challenger SE comes standard with a 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine which produces 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft. (339 N•m) of torque. Mated with a four-speed automatic transmission, the Dodge Challenger SE achieves an estimated 18 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Other standard features on Dodge Challenger SE include comfortable seating for up to five adults, best-in-class cargo space (16.2 cu. ft.), 60/40 split-folding rear bench with arm rests and two cup holders, 17-inch aluminum wheels with P215/65R17 all-season tires, four-wheel disc brakes, side-curtain airbags, remote keyless entry, eight-way power driver's seat, fold-away power mirrors, power locks and windows with express-down, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD radio with MP3 capability and four speakers, cloth low-back bucket seats, manual-tilt and telescoping steering wheel, dual-covered visor vanity mirrors and tire pressure warning lamp.

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
The U.S. MSRP for the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T is $29,995. Featuring the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, the Dodge Challenger R/T produces an estimated 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 398 lb.-ft. (540 N•m) of torque when paired with the standard five-speed automatic transmission. The 5.7-liter HEMI engine with five-speed automatic transmission is equipped with fuel-saving multi-displacement (MDS) technology which increases fuel economy by as much as 20 percent without sacrificing performance.

Other standard features on the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T include dual chromed rectangular exhaust tips, ABS, ESP, Brake Assist with vented brakes, 18-inch machined aluminum wheels with P225/60HR18 all-season touring tires, fog lamps, body-color exterior mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, rear body-color spoiler and cast-metal fuel door.

The available Track Pak features the Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission with "pistol-grip" shifter for $995. When the six-speed manual transmission is paired with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, it produces an estimated 375 horsepower (280 kW) and 404 lb.-ft. (548 N•m) of torque. The Track Pak also includes Hill-start Assist, limited-slip differential, bright pedal covers and performance steering.

Dodge Challenger SRT8
The U.S. MSRP for the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is $39,995 (including $675 destination). The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 offers an available six-speed manual transmission or standard five-speed automatic transmission mated to the SRT-exclusive 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 N•m) of torque. New for 2009 is a standard limited-slip differential, High Performance Red and B5 Blue (late availability) exterior paint and black hood stripes. A classic "pistol-grip" shifter is included with the available Track Pak which includes the Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission with Hill-start Assist.
Other standard features on the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 include a race-inspired interior featuring performance seats with a red accent stripe and added bolstering which keeps customers in place under spirited driving conditions, four-bomb gauges with tachometer and 180 mph speedometer in the center, "Performance Pages" reconfigurable display that features 0 – 60 mph, 1/4 mile, and 1/8 mile times, uconnect gps, unique SRT-tuned ESP and ABS calibrations, 20-inch fully-forged aluminum wheels, red, painted Brembo brakes, hood with functional dual hood scoops, functional black painted rear spoiler and a unique exhaust note.

Street and Racing Technology (SRT) is Chrysler's in-house performance engineering organization that focuses on five pillars for every SRT vehicle: bold exterior design that resonates with the brand image, a race-inspired interior, world-class ride and handling across a dynamic range, a standout powertrain and benchmark braking.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:17 PM   #2
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That means some tough price competition for Chevrolet. First Mustang, now Challenger. GM just cannot afford Camaro being much more expensive than these two.

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Old 06-09-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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I would not have thought a 250hp engine could get that thing to even move.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:35 PM   #4
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I don't think the V6 Camaro has to worry.

I simply cannot imagine a V6 Camaro coming in above 23,000. So that's about 1,000 dollar difference, BUT;

We're getting at least 26mpg hwy out of a 300hp engine. They have 25 mpg/ 250hp. And it will have a choice of 6speed auto or manual on all models. They're touting a 4-speed auto. Plus all the tech and standard features Scott keeps telling us the car is filled with...

I still think the Camaro's styling will appeal to a much broader consumer-base than the Challenger, too.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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^UM....Before anyone types in here, I STRONGLY suggest folks read and reread the pricing on these models!

NOW>>>Who was it that kept worrying that the Camaro's would be overpriced!!! If Dodge has prices this low....guess what. GM MUST compete. Quit worrying......................

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With a U.S. MSRP of $21,995 (including $675 destination), the Dodge Challenger SE comes standard with a 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine which produces 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft. (339 N•m) of torque.
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The U.S. MSRP for the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T is $29,995. Featuring the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, the Dodge Challenger R/T produces an estimated 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 398 lb.-ft. (540 N•m) of torque
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The U.S. MSRP for the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is $39,995 (including $675 destination). The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 offers an available six-speed manual transmission or standard five-speed automatic transmission mated to the SRT-exclusive 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 425 horsepower
Looks like the base V8, if our speculation is correct, will keep up with the top of the line Chally, huh!?!
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:13 PM   #6
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There isn't any chance now that the base V8 Camaro will be over 30k now. It will slot someplace between Ford and Dodge ~$28 500. And yes, it should keep pace with the SRT8 Challenger, if not beat it.
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:45 PM   #7
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This just makes things more complicated.......

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Old 06-09-2008, 03:52 PM   #8
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Keep in mind the Challenger is what 4,200lbs so the V-8 Camaro should beat the SRT unless it's fat too.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:33 PM   #9
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My biggest concern is between the R/T and SRT8 models. The SRT is $10,000 more than the R/T! Their power outputs are way too similar for a $10,000 difference (R/T:370hp, 398 lb ft; SRT8:425hp, 420 lb ft).
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2009 Challenger to start @ $21,995... what does this mean for the Camaro?

Just saw this article on Autoblog about the Challenger's pricing. Apparently Chrystler confirmed the base model will be $21,995, the RT will be $29,995 and the SRT will come in at $39,995. That's pretty much the pricing line-up that most of us have been expecting for the Camaro, but do you think GM will try to undercut this, charge more, or just stay neck and neck? Personally I think these prices are an anolog for what Lutz called "premium pricing" a few months back and are accurate indicators of we should expect to pay.

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My biggest concern is between the R/T and SRT8 models. The SRT is $10,000 more than the R/T! Their power outputs are way too similar for a $10,000 difference (R/T:370hp, 398 lb ft; SRT8:425hp, 420 lb ft).
Its an odd year, the SRT is in the process of getting a 6.4 hemi (rumored). That said the R/T is one hell of a car at 370hp for under 30k.
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Personally I think these prices are an anolog for what Lutz called "premium pricing" a few months back and are accurate indicators of we should expect to pay.
I agree. I do think the 'base' V8 Camaro should be able to undercut the R/T's price a little, though. Perhaps ~28900?

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Its an odd year, the SRT is in the process of getting a 6.4 hemi (rumored). That said the R/T is one hell of a car at 370hp for under 30k.
If that's one helluva car, what's a car that's lighter and has 400 hp for under 30k called?
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can anybody justify paying 10000 more for only 55 more horsepower???
and wheels, and brakes....

i'd rather take an r/t and put in a 5000 supercharger... and 2000 22's and i can put custom brembro's for 3000 and it will be over 550 hp...

all of course after warrenty... but for 30 k... and almost 400 hp... camaro and chally and g8... no other country can match bang for buck anymore....
america has finally figured out power and effiency... at a decent price...

my dad is mopar guy... i am clearly not... my 'maro will smoke his viper...
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It will be SO nice when we have Camaro pricing along with options.

The Challengers pricing doesn't sound too bad at all. Now add in a Sunroof, Upgraded Sound System and a GFX/Spoiler package and I'd be content.
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