2012 Dodge Charger gets Blacktop Package, Beats by Dr. Dre audio system

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 6, 2012

Last year, when Chrysler Group introduced the Beats by Dr. Dre audio system on the Chrysler 300 and made quite a buzz… as a result, the American manufacturer will offer the well-known audio system also on the 2012 Dodge Charger. The first who will be able to experience firsthand demonstration will be those who will attend the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and he 2012 Consumer Electronic Show (CES).

Just like the Chrysler 300, the 2012 Dodge Charger will feature three 3.5-inch speakers located in the instrument panel, two 3.5-inch speakers located in the rear doors, two 6 x 9-inch front-door woofers provide bass, 6 x 9-inch speakers and a center-mounted 8-inch speaker located in the rear-shelf area provide full-range audio and an 8-inch Beats Audio trunk-mounted dual-voice coil subwoofer with sealed enclosure delivers tight, powerful, punchy bass.

According to Chrysler, the Beats by Dr. Dre Audio system will be available as standard on the 2012 Dodge Charger R/T Max and included with the Blacktop Package or Rallye Appearance Group on Dodge Charger SXT models.

The Blacktop Package transforms the 2012 Dodge Charge into a car inspired by “Men in Black” movie, which means that the vehicle gets tinted windows, black five-spoke wheels and smoked tail lights. The rest remains the same, which means that under the hood we will find the standard Pentastar V6 engine delivering 292 hp and best-in-class 31 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, thanks to the ZF eight-seed automatic transmission.

For those who want more, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is available and delivers 370 hp and 395 lb.-ft. of torque. The new Dodge Charger proudly delivers premium, world-class sedan precision at an incredible value, starting at a U.S. MSRP of only $25,495. The 2012 Charger R/T is positioned as the most affordable V8 sedan in America, with a starting U.S. MSRP of only $29,995.

There are car enthusiasts who want their vehicles to have an exceptional style as well as display power and exhibit performance. They also want a vehicle that offers space, delivers comfort, and fitted with the latest in safety technologies. All of these are in the new Dodge Charger as it has been designed with these requirements in mind.

It has fun-to-drive handling, has the performance, and even evokes the style of the celebrated fastback coupe. Execution is world-class and the 2011 Dodge Charger comes with technology and the efficiency. It not only caters to enthusiasts but their lifestyle or even their families. Generally, these are people who love to go out and young at heart.

Looking inside, the cockpit looks more like an office considering the new design and being fitted with high quality materials everywhere on the interior. With these types of materials, occupants are able to feel comfortable and can easily see the style and craftsmanship.

Proof of this is the premium soft-touch materials. As added attraction, four color combinations will be offered for the interior. In terms of technological features, it has the top-of-the-line Garmin navigation system and the dual zone climate controls.

Through the SIRIUS Travel Link, the driver can check on the current price of fuel. There is also the Uconnect Touch which offers occupants an exceptional experience. This is because it utilizes convenience technologies and integrates it with a world-class infotainment system ensuring that occupants are not only connected but also feel comfortable and safe.

It has been fitted with the three-spoke thick-rimmed Dodge steering that ensures better grip and performance feel and thus channels efficiently the feel of the chassis to the road.

Press Release

Dodge Avenger Blacktop Edition

America's most affordable and powerful mid-size sedan, the Dodge Avenger, gets a menacing new look and a distinct set of new features with the Blacktop package, which also offers incredible value with a U.S. MSRP of just $595.

Available in Black, Redline Red 2, Bright White, Tungsten Metallic and Billet Silver Metallic, the 2013 Dodge Avenger Blacktop is based on the 2013 Dodge Avenger SXT model and adds standard 18-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with Gloss Black center caps, Gloss Black front grille, dark-tinted headlamp bezels and a body-color rear spoiler.

Additional standard features on the Avenger with the Blacktop package include: a six-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick that delivers up to 31 mpg, automatic headlamps, projector fog lamps, eight-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, six speakers, automatic temperature control, body-color heated exterior mirrors, SiriusXM Radio, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), four-wheel disc anti-lock (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), six airbags and much more.

For an added dose of luxury with the customized black appearance, Avenger Blacktop offers a premium leather interior with heated front seats for only $400 MSRP, making Avenger the most affordable mid-size car with leather in the United States.

Available optional equipment includes: the 3.6-liter variable-valve timing Pentastar V-6 engine, which produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque while providing impressive V-6 highway fuel economy of 29 miles per gallon (mpg), power sunroof, premium audio system and 6.5-inch touch screen with Navigation.

The 2013 Dodge Avenger offers great value with loads of standard features that customers appreciate and a starting U.S. MSRP of only $18,995. The Dodge Avenger was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick" in 2012, the fourth consecutive year the Avenger has been named a "Top Safety Pick."

An athletic yet refined exterior, a high-quality, well-crafted interior, a spirited driving experience, fuel economy of up to 31 mpg highway and a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty make the 2013 Dodge Avenger the smart buy for sedan buyers, which explains why Avenger has set sales records for six of the past seven months.

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