Dodge celebrates centenary with 2014 Charger 100th Anniversary Edition

Article by Anita Panait, on November 21, 2013

Dodge is celebrating its centennial by introducing the 2014 Charger 100th Anniversary Edition. Already available in Pitch Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Ivory Tri-Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat, Header Orange, this special edition of the four-door muscle car will also be available with an all-new and exclusive High Octane Red Pearl Coat paint.

The centennial car will feature all-new 20 x 8-inch polished five-spoke aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets, with matching Granite Crystal Dodge split-crosshair grille. To commemorate its century of existence, Dodge endowed the special edition with stylistic appointments like “Dodge Est. 1914” bar-style front-fender badges and special Dodge “100” logo on the center caps as well as a body-color rear spoiler and on models with the legendary HEMI and a red “R/T” heritage grille badge. The interior appointments are designed to make the 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition more exclusive.

Inspired by the rich history of Dodge, designers sought to endow the interior with premium attributes that reflect the patina and machinist legacy of John and Horace Dodge. Thus, the interior features all-new Molten Red or Foundry Black Nappa leather with a custom cloud overprint that wraps the sport seats, center console armrest and door armrests. It also features a distinct three-spoke flat-bottom performance steering wheel that boasts of die-cast paddle shifters for improved driver control.

The leather-wrapped surfaces inside the cabin come with brass-colored accent stitching. Providing the muscle car with a premium look are dark Brushed Graphite center console bezels and Liquid Graphite steering-wheel accents. To commemorate Dodge's centenary, die-cast “Dodge Est. 1914” circular badges were placed on the front seatbacks and an embroidered anniversary logo was featured on the premium floor mats.

The car's instrument panel cluster graphics features black gauges with white indication as well as and a red “100” mph indication. The centenary edition also features a Electronic Vehicle Information Center and Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen as well as Beats by Dr. Dre audio technology that includes 10-speakers and a 12-channel 552 watt amplifier.

The Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition derived from the 2014 Dodge Charger SXT Plus is powered by the 300 hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine paired with an art eight-speed transmission, and features active intake manifold and sport mode. This engine returns up to 31 mpg and allows the special edition Charger to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in the low 6-second range.

On the other hand, the Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition derived from the 2014 Dodge Charger R/T Plus is powered by 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine (with four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology) that provides 370 hp of output and 395 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 25 mpg on the highway. All Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Editions features sport mode calibration, performance-tuned suspension and steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters for added driver control.

The special edition comes with two unique key fobs, including a 100th Anniversary Edition jeweled logo on the back side, a customized owner’s kit and a special commemorative book celebrating the 100 years of Dodge heritage. The 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition package could be availed for a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just $2,200 more than the SXT Plus or R/T Plus trim levels.

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Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition

With the Charger, Dodge delivers the world's only four-door muscle car, and the 2014 Charger 100th Anniversary Edition celebrates the brand's centennial with uniquely designed appointments to complement the sedan's world-class power, handling, technology and iconic style.

For a bold look, the 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Editions are available in Pitch Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Ivory Tri-Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat, Header Orange, and for this special occasion, all-new and exclusive High Octane Red Pearl Coat paint. With any of the colors, all-new 20 x 8-inch polished five-spoke aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets and a matching Granite Crystal Dodge split-crosshair grille provide a striking look to the classic Coke-bottle shape. Stylistic appointments to commemorate the brand's century include "Dodge Est. 1914" bar-style front-fender badges and special Dodge "100" logo on the center caps. Additional exterior appointments include a body-color rear spoiler and on models with the legendary HEMI and a red "R/T" heritage grille badge.

Exclusive interior appointments are designed to make the 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition stand out. Dodge designers were inspired by the rich history of Dodge and sought to outfit the interior with premium attributes that reflect the patina and machinist legacy of John and Horace Dodge. All-new Molten Red or Foundry Black Nappa leather with a custom cloud overprint wraps the sport seats, center console armrest and door armrests. A unique three-spoke flat-bottom performance steering wheel features die-cast paddle shifters for added driver control. For an industrial appearance, leather-wrapped surfaces are sewn together with brass-colored accent stitching. Dark Brushed Graphite center console bezels and Liquid Graphite steering-wheel accents provide a premium look. Interior appointments designed to commemorate the brand's centenary include die-cast "Dodge Est. 1914" circular badges on front seatbacks and an embroidered anniversary logo on premium floor mats. All-new instrument panel cluster graphics feature unique black-face gauges with white indication and stand-out red "100" mph indication for this special occasion. And to play up that this is no ordinary Charger, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center and Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen feature a unique startup image, evoking the industrious nature of Detroit.

Paired with the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen is Beats by Dr. Dre audio technology, standard on 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition models. This segment-exclusive sound experience includes 10-speakers and a 12-channel 552 watt amplifier that integrates Beats proprietary equalizer algorithm, all to create the high-definition sound quality required in professional recording studios.

And it wouldn't be a Dodge without world-class performance and efficiency. The Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition based on the 2014 Dodge Charger SXT Plus features the award-winning 300 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with state-of-the-art eight-speed transmission and active intake manifold and sport mode, delivering best-in-class rear-wheel-drive fuel economy, up to 31 mpg, and a 0-60 mph time in the low 6-second range. For customers who demand even more power, the Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition based on the 2014 Dodge Charger R/T Plus adds the more powerful 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology and up to 25 mpg on the highway. All 100th Anniversary Editions include sport mode calibration, performance-tuned suspension and steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters for added driver control.

Completing this special model are two unique key fobs, which include a 100th Anniversary Edition jeweled logo on the back side, a customized owner's kit and a special commemorative book celebrating the 100 years of Dodge heritage.

Available in limited quantities, the 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition package is available for a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,200 more than the SXT Plus or R/T Plus trim levels, offering tremendous value for all of the unique attributes, including 20-inch aluminum wheels, exclusive Foundry Black or Molten Red 'cloud print' heated Nappa leather, flat-bottom steering wheel, rear spoiler, Beats Audio, performance suspension and steering, die-cast paddle shifters and commemorative jewelry.

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