• Mopar® parts enhance performance and distinguish all-new 2011 Dodge Charger with limited-edition Mopar ’11 model
• HEMI®-powered, high-speed engine controller and 3.92 final-drive drop 0-to-100 km/h times to low five seconds
• Chassis features front and rear strut tower bars
May 3, 2011 , Windsor, Ontario - Building on the success of last year’s Mopar® version of the Dodge Challenger, Chrysler Group LLC’s Mopar Division will launch a limited-edition Dodge Charger outfitted with select high-performance parts and appearance items straight from the Mopar parts catalog.
Powered by the legendary 5.7-litre HEMI® V8 with 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque, the specially equipped Charger includes the “Super Track Pak” option that pushes the capabilities of the Mopar Charger in acceleration, handling and braking. Read more!
“With a sleek “Pitch Black” exterior finish and the legendary HEMI engine, Mopar ’11 Charger owners will surely capture a stylish and powerful road presence at every point of the way” said Jim Kiritsis, Head of Mopar, Chrysler Canada. “Complementing power and speed with the ability of high-performance braking comes from vented rotors fitted on high-gloss black 20-inch wheels that include signature Mopar centre caps that are just a sample of the distinctive accessories available from Mopar Canada but with the convenience of a custom-made, factory installed package.”
Mopar aficionados will appreciate the latest generation “Pistol Grip” shifter combined with Auto/StickTM. With Auto/Stick, drivers may select a higher or lower gear while the transmission controller helps prevent the possibility of an over-rev condition. At the rear, the differential has been boosted with a new 3.92 rear axle ratio for enhanced acceleration – unique to the Mopar Charger. Initial testing of the Mopar ’11 Charger has shown 0-to-100 km/h blasts in the low five-second range.
Enhancements to the chassis include adding larger front 30mm solid stabilizer bar and rear 20mm solid stabilizer bar, increases from 27mm and 16mm (respectively). Adding to the overall stability and handling of the Mopar Charger are front and rear strut tower braces. For increased luggage space, the rear tower-to-tower brace may be easily removed.
Specific-design, 20-inch x 8-inch "Envy" wheels are fitted with Goodyear F1 Supercar 245/45ZR20 tires at all four corners. Wheels, painted a high-gloss black, are a five-spoke design with a 45mm offset and include specific Mopar centre caps, which complement the overall ”Pitch Black” exterior finish of the Mopar Charger.
Excellent stopping power is provided through vented rotors measuring 345mm x 28mm up front that are fitted with dual-piston, sliding calipers. At the rear, vented rotors measuring 320mm x 22mm, coupled with single-piston calipers are used.
Available only in a “Pitch Black” finish, exterior highlights of the Mopar Charger include a pair of Mopar Blue racing stripes running from the front air dam across the hood and over the roof ending at the bottom of the rear fascia with integrated dual exhaust. Ornamentation is limited to a front grille and rear-deck Mopar badge. A rear spoiler is standard on the Charger special-edition model.
Inside, unique Katzkin™ leather seats are striped and stitched in Mopar Blue thread. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is identically trimmed. Engine-turned instrument panel bezels and a special identification plaque identifying the vehicle as part of a limited edition of 1,000 are affixed to the instrument panel. Owners also receive a custom Mopar key fob.
Bright pedal covers, premium floor mats with the Mopar® logo and front-door sill entry guards featuring the Mopar logo also are included with the package.
The Mopar ’11 Charger will be built in Brampton, Ontario, and completed at an upfit centre in Windsor, Ontario. The Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the limited-edition Mopar ’11 Charger is $44,495.
Customers who purchase a Mopar ’11 Charger will receive a personalized owner kit in a customized Mopar ’11 box. The kit will include a certificate with the vehicle identification number (VIN), exact date of manufacture and the number of the vehicle. The kit will also include a brochure that highlights the unique features of the vehicle, as well as exclusive Mopar ’11 merchandise.
Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand.
Mopar distributes approximately 280,000 parts and accessories in more than 90 countries and is the source for all original-equipment parts for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram Truck vehicles. Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered and tested with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck vehicles – a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at www.mopar.ca.
About Chrysler Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, Chrysler Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 86th anniversary in 2011. Chrysler Canada's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep®Wrangler, Chrysler 300 and Ram trucks.
Chrysler Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, one of the world's leading automotive companies. Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Mopar® vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler’s culture of innovation – first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 – and Fiat’s complementary technology – from a company whose heritage dates back to 1899. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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