2012 Dodge Charger R/T unveiled at 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 10, 2011

The 2011 Charger R/T is one of five R/T versions of some of Dodge’s most popular models that are on display at the Chicago Auto Show. The company had wanted to make an explosive impact at the show and it appeared to have succeeded with this lineup. The Charger R/T is powered by the 5.7l HEMI V8 that delivers up to 370hp, enabling the model to hit 60 mph in under 6 seconds.

To handle this much power, the car is equipped with all-wheel-drive or rear-wheel drive configurations, suspension-tunings with re-designed geometry and 19-inch wheels.

The Charger R/T, which has a starting price of $30,170 (excluding an $825 destination charge), offers more standard equipment than its direct standard full-size segment competitors.

It features 65 safety and security features, such as adaptive-cruise control with Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection and ParkView rear back-up camera with grid lines.

The all-new 2011 Dodge Charger R/T is available in the United States in two models: Dodge Charger R/T and Dodge Charger R/T AWD. In addition, Dodge offers distinct lifestyle packages (R/T Plus, R/T Road & Track and R/T Max) designed to give Charger customers high-value content for their specific needs.

While the two lifestyle packages offer improved style with premium features, the Road & Track package boosts the performance of the already track-tested 2011 Dodge Charger R/T. The first is the R/T Plus package which is geared for those who prefer added curb appeal coupled with technological features, convenience, and interior comfort. The package includes the front-row LED-illuminated overhead lighting as well as the LED-illuminated footwells.

There is of course the vehicle security alarm. Other features on the interior include the heated/cooled cup holders, premium leather seating, and the 12-way power front-passenger seat that offers a 4-way power lumbar. On the outside are the five-spoke 18-inch aluminum chrome-clad wheels that come with the Michelin MXM4 P235/55R18 all-season performance tires. The 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Plus has MSRP at $32,995, with the Charger R/T Plus AWD at $35,145.

Price already includes $825 destination. Meanwhile the R/T Max package is for those who want their Dodge Charger R/T to deliver performance, come with innovative technology, and offer maximum convenience and comfort. It has the features in the R/T Plus package but adds a whole lot more.

Examples of the technologies added are the SIRIUS Travel Link and the Uconnect Touch 8.4N with Garmin navigation. Safety features are present as well with the Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, adaptive-cruise control with Forward Collision Warning, ParkView rear backup camera, and ParkSense rear park assist. The interior is fitted with the Alpine premium audio system that has 9 speakers and the 12-channel 506-watt DSP amplifier to get that 7.1 Matrix surround sound.

Other features in this package are the power-adjustable heated mirrors with memory and courtesy lamps, rain-sensing wipers, SmartBeam headlamps, telescoping and memory, and heated steering wheel with power tilt. For the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Max, MSRP is at $35,995, with the Charger R/T Max AWD at $38,145 (including $825 destination). The third package available is the R/T Road & Track package.

This is aimed at hard-core fans who expect more in terms of performance from their Dodge Charger R/T. It has the same features as that of the R/T Plus package but is now fitted with a black grille that is styled like a honeycomb having the matte back surround and the heritage “R/T” badge. Rear differential is at 3.06 axle ratio with the performance of its engine and transmission calibrated and has a high-speed engine controller.

For the interior, the performance front seats have a suede insert. MSRP of the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track is at $33,995, which includes $825 destination. For those who want maximum performance, there is also the option to have the Super Track Pak.

What this does is add to the Charger R/T Road & Track package high-performance brake linings, performance-steering gear, and high-performance monotube shock absorbers. It also puts in the Goodyear Eagle 20-inch F1 Super Car three-season tires, larger stabilizer bars on the front and rear, and the three-mode ESC with “full off”. The Super Track Pak however is not available for the Charger R/T AWD.

Press Release

2011 DODGE CHARGER R/T

ALL-NEW 2011 DODGE CHARGER R/T
With its legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, performance-tuned suspension with larger performance disc brakes and standard Uconnect Touch 8.4, the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger R/T is designed for the customer who demands V-8 power, rail-like handling and state-of-the-art technology. This vehicle features 370 track-tearing horsepower (276 kW), 395 ft.-lb. (536 N•m) of torque, four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology and a proven five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick. In addition to the standard equipment on the Dodge Charger SE, the Charger R/T model includes dual-zone automatic climate control with humidity sensor, automatic windshield defog, Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth®, Alpine® premium audio system with six speakers and 276-watt 8-channel amplifier, 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, including 4-way power lumbar, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, leather-wrapped shift knob, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and front overhead console with LED dome lamp and HomeLink universal transceiver.

On the exterior, the Dodge Charger R/T model adds 18-inch painted cast-aluminum wheels, P235/55R18 Michelin all-season performance tires, performance-tuned suspension, performance brake package, black grille with chromed surround, body-color deck-lid mounted spoiler, high-intensity discharge headlamps (HID), fog lamps and power-heated exterior mirrors. MSRP of the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T is $30,995 (including $825 destination).
ALL-NEW 2011 DODGE CHARGER R/T AWD
Delivering maximum all-season traction with 370 best-in-class horsepower, and world-class ride and technology, the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger R/T AWD is a true year-round performance car. In addition to the standard equipment on the Dodge Charger R/T, the Charger R/T AWD model includes a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle disconnect system to improve fuel economy by up to 5 percent compared with AWD systems without it. No other major automotive manufacturer offers the combination of these two independent technologies. When all-wheel drive is not required, the system automatically disconnects the front axle to maximize fuel economy, while still providing the outstanding performance and handling inherent in rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

On the exterior, the Dodge Charger R/T AWD model features 19-inch painted and polished cast-aluminum wheels, P235/55R19 Michelin MXM4 all-season performance tires, touring-tuned AWD suspension, AWD touring brake package and AWD deck-lid badge. MSRP of the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T AWD is $33,145 (including $825 destination).

Two available lifestyle packages offer premium features and enhanced style, while the legendary Road & Track package adds even more performance to the track-tested 2011 Dodge Charger R/T model:
R/T Plus package—For customers who want added curb appeal with interior comfort, convenience and technology features, this Dodge Charger R/T package includes 18-inch five-spoke chrome-clad aluminum wheels, P235/55R18 Michelin MXM4 all-season performance tires, premium leather seating, 12-way power front-passenger seat with 4-way power lumbar, heated/cooled cupholders, vehicle security alarm, LED-illuminated, front-row overhead lighting and LED-illuminated footwells. MSRP of the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Plus is $32,995, while the Charger R/T Plus AWD is $35,145 (including $825 destination)

R/T Road & Track package—Designed for hard-core enthusiasts who demand more performance and heritage from their Dodge Charger R/T, this package includes the feature of the R/T Plus package and adds a black honeycomb-style grille with matte back surround and heritage “R/T” badge, rear differential with 3.06 axle ratio, performance front seats with suede insert, performance engine and transmission calibration, and high-speed engine controller. MSRP of the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track is $33,995 (including $825 destination)
For maximum performance, the available Super Track Pak adds unique performance-steering gear, high-performance brake linings, high-performance monotube shock absorbers, 20-inch Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car three-season tires, larger front- and rear-stabilizer bars and three-mode ESC with “full off” to the Charger R/T Road & Track package (Not available on Charger R/T AWD)

R/T Max package—For customers who want performance, state-of-the-art technology and maximum comfort and convenience features from their Dodge Charger R/T, this package includes the features of the R/T Plus package and adds Uconnect Touch 8.4N with Garmin® navigation, SIRIUS Travel Link, adaptive-cruise control (ACC) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, ParkSense® rear park assist, ParkView® rear backup camera, Alpine® premium audio system with nine speakers and 506-watt 12-channel DSP amplifier for 7.1 Matrix surround sound, SmartBeam® headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, power-adjustable heated mirrors with memory and courtesy lamps, heated steering wheel with power tilt, telescoping and memory. MSRP of the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Max is $35,995, while the Charger R/T Max AWD is $38,145 (including $825 destination)

Optional equipment groups on 2011 Dodge Charger SE, Charger R/T and Charger R/T AWD models offer additional premium content regardless of powertrain choice. New features available on the 2011 Dodge Charger include Uconnect Touch 8.4N with Garmin navigation, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with adaptive-cruise control (ACC), Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and SIRIUS Travel Link can be found within the following equipment groups:
Connectivity Group—Includes Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth®, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and leather-wrapped shift knob (Not available with Rallye and Rallye Plus packages)

Driver Confidence Group—Includes BSM with RCP detection, ParkView rear backup camera, ParkSense® rear-park assist, exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps, HID headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and SmartBeam® headlamps (Available with Rallye, Rallye Plus, R/T, R/T Plus and R/T Road & Track packages)

Driver Convenience Group—Includes power-adjustable heated mirrors with memory, power-adjustable pedals, heated-steering wheel with power tilt, telescoping and memory (Available with Rallye Plus, R/T Plus and R/T Road & Track packages)

Adaptive Cruise Group—Includes FCW with ACC and heated-steering wheel (Available with Rallye Plus, R/T Plus and R/T Road & Track packages)

Rallye Option Group—Includes 20-inch five-spoke chrome-clad aluminum wheels, performance-tuned suspension, body-color deck-lid spoiler and Alpine premium audio system with nine speakers and 506-watt 12-channel DSP amplifier for 7.1 surround sound (Available with Rallye and Rallye Plus packages)

Wheels & Tunes Group—Includes 20-inch five-spoke chrome-clad aluminum wheels, Alpine® premium audio system with nine speakers and 506-watt 12-channel DSP amplifier for 7.1 surround sound. (Available with R/T and R/T Plus RWD models)

Sound Group—Includes Alpine premium audio system with nine speakers and 506-watt 12-channel DSP amplifier for 7.1 Matrix surround sound (Available with R/T AWD model)
Navigation Group—Includes Uconnect Touch 8.4N with Garmin navigation, SIRIUS Travel Link, and ParkView® rear backup camera (Available with Rallye, Rallye Plus, R/T, R/T Plus and R/T Road & Track packages)

NEWEST AND MOST DISTINCT SEDAN IN THE SEGMENT

Redesigned from the ground up, the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger is the freshest entry in the U.S. standard full-size vehicle segment. While the standard full-size segment share has consistently held around 4 percent for the last 3 calendar years, the new fastback four-door coupe will reignite the segment delivering customers world-class levels of performance, power and precision at a reachable value.

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