Dodge fans were up in arms when the brand announced that it would be going electric. How would the drivers of Hellcats and Scat Packs the world over obnoxiously rip through traffic now? Today, they can put their pitchforks down, at least partially.
The Drive has confirmed that the next generation Dodge Charger will get a gas engine after all, it just won’t be a V8. The confirmation comes from a source that has inside information from a Dodge supplier who agreed to share info on on the condition they remain anonymous. This source confirmed that the Charger will be getting a version of the brand’s Hurricane straight six engine in addition to electric power.
Other news that can’t be confirmed might disappoint some.
The Charger’s Gen 4 transmission is a new version of the venerable eight-speed automatic; sadly, there’s no sign of a manual, nor of the rumored “updated” V8. We also can’t confirm how closely the final design sticks to the look of the concept, or if the gas and electric versions are visually distinct.
It’s also not known what body style the new car will be. Recently leaked factory photos show a coupe body, with the source confirming that it was the new Charger.
Even with confirmation like this, what Dodge has planned for the new Charger is still not totally clear.
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