The Dodge Charger has been one of the most anticipated muscle sedans of the Middle East for the better part of the last decade. The Charger has had a fairly good history of sales and usage in the UAE as well, owing to its lean and menacing outlook complemented by a powerful engine under its hood.
With its stunning classic good looks and its amazing performance, the 2018 Dodge Charger is the perfect addition to the modern-day muscle cars that get the hearts of muscle car enthusiasts racing. The fact that this sedan offers many modern luxuries and safety features is a testament that this sedan is here to stay for the long haul.
Design of the 2018 Dodge Charger
The Charger belongs to the muscle car category and has a long legacy of exceptionally powerful ancestors. The 2018 Charger looks to reinvent the muscle car category by prioritizing an aggressive overall exterior and luxurious interior for maximum comfort of the occupants.
The exterior of the car is highlighted by its lean and robust structure for a dominating presence. The design of the sedan is very aggressive with imposing wing and hood structures and a tall overhanging roof configuration.
The double power bulge hood is a trademark feature of the Charger and adds to the assertive aura of the sedan. Another noteworthy aspect of the sedan’s front-fascia is its LED headlight set that includes LED daytime running lights for increased visibility and drive security. The most striking feature of the front-fascia is the iconic crosshair grille, while certain trims have srt core grille and the matte black turbo charger grille.
The rear end of the 2018 Dodge Charger is underscored by its seamless LED racetrack tail-strip that contributes to the signature bold style of the sedan. The rear bumper incorporates a Quadrangular Dual Exhaust Shaft that comes with in-built noise reduction technology.
Complementing its external attitude, the interior of the new Charger commands the respect and attention of an occupant as soon the doors are opened. The internal detailing and design sophistication is testament to the craftsmanship that is the hallmark of Dodge.
The seats are upholstered with Sedoso and Torque Premium cloth linings and Black/Tungsten Accents to maximize occupant comfort and drive luxury. There are options for Nappa Leather Trims and Alcantara Suedo inserts.
The cabin of the 2018 Charger is spacious and built to improvise the space options for the occupants. The front and rear cabin have additional leg and head room, thanks to the lean and muscular external body of the sedan.
The interior is highlighted by the presence of a 7.0-inch Touchscreen display, which can be used to connect to the Apple CarPlay or the Android Auto connectivity suites. Additionally the UConnect Infotainment System can also be accessed via this feature as well.
The dashboard retains its iconic muscle car instrument panel and the overall patented wide look of Dodge. The panel has been crafted keeping in mind modern connectivity and handling requirements by improvising one click start and touch-navigational options.
Legendary Muscle Car Performance
As with all muscle cars, power and performance are two of the most important components in the new Charger’s arsenal. The standard SE and SXT models come equipped with the robust 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine that is capable of producing 292 horsepower and a torque of 260lb-ft. The engine has an overall fuel economy of 12.4-litre per 100km in the city and 7.7-litre per 100km on the highways.
The second option of engine power is the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine with a total power output of 370 horsepower and a maximum torque of 395lb-ft. The third option is the 6.4-litre HEMI V8 engine that delivers 485 horsepower and 475lb-ft of torque. This engine has the capacity of going from 0 – 96mph in just 4 seconds.
The final and most exclusive of all engine options is the 6.2-litre supercharged HEMI V8 SRT Hellcat engine, which is featured exclusively on the Charger SRT Hellcat model. This powerful engine is considered to be the reason behind the labelling of the SRT Hellcat as the most powerful sedan of all time.
The sedan has a top speed of 328 Km/h, which is the fastest any sedan can dream of going. This feature is sure to enthral race car enthusiasts and deliver on the company’s promise of absolute power. The engine is capable of producing an astonishing 707 horsepower and a torque of 650 lb-ft.
All Dodge Charger models come standard with the TorqueFlite 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, which comes with Rev Matching Technology that actively adjusts the gear level as per the sedan’s speed. The system offers a distinct 160-millisecond shifting capability and is recognized as class-executive in sedan category.
Suspension and Handling
The 2018 Dodge Charger lays claim to an amazing set of handling and suspension options as well. The sedan possesses 4-Wheel Disc Anti-Lock Brakes which improvise its braking capabilities. A Three-Mode Driver-Selectable Electric Power Steering provides the driver with an array of driver modes to select from based on the terrain being navigated.
A Performance Suspension incorporates the Dodge Performance Pages system, which can be used to note and monitor engine climbing times, Braking Distances, G-Force management and Launch Control Management as well. A Three-Mode Electronic Stability Control system is also standard on all Charger Models.
These features complement the strength and agility of the engine variants and combine to pack a powerful punch in terms of power and handling.
The 2018 Dodge Charger was developed with an aim to make the drive and experience of the vehicle as safe as possible. The muscle car boasts a number of new advanced safety features. Some of the noteworthy safety features in the all-new Charger include:
- Multiple Air Bags
- Anti-Lock Brakes
- Brake Assist
- Keyless Entry and Ignition
- Traction Control
- Child Safety Locks
- Engine Immobilizer
- Rollover Protection System
- Electronic Stability Control
- High Speed Engine Controller
- Piston and Brembo Brakes with Vented/Slotted Rotors
Price and Availability of the 2018 Charger in the UAE
The 2018 Dodge Charger is readily available with all of its trim-lines in the UAE. The price of the sedan ranges between AED 120,000 and AED 290,000.
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