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2012 Dodge Charger
There've been no shortage of spy shots to be had showing the upcoming next-gen Dodge Charger, but to date we've yet to see the interior fully revealed. Our spy photogs have remedied this by finally capturing the big rear-wheel-drive sedan's inner domicile. What's plainly obvious is that Dodge designers have added some swoop to the Charger's angular interior. Note the silvery dashboard piece that acts as a backdrop for the cluster gauge, driver and center air vents and the rather large navigation screen. This particular interior is two-tone with what appears to be light-colored leather seats and door inserts, with black plastic (soft touch, we're hoping) everywhere else and some nickel-colored trim thrown in. There's also a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and information display between the tach and speedo.

All in all, we see a big improvement over the current car's aged interior, but a final verdict will have to wait until we can get our grubby paws all over it.





Well, no point in commenting on the exterior. The interior definitely looks like a step up from the current car.
 

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Cover lifted on 2011 Dodge Charger
Who knows how it happened, but the cover on this Charger prototype (we're guessing it's an R/T model) got flipped back to reveal the redesigned sedan's new snout for the first time and our spies snapped the hell out of it.

The Charger's new look will apparently be an evolution more than a revolution, with the current sedan's squared off front end and angry expression receiving several tweaks. The grille, for instance, appears slightly taller and juts out farther creating a schnoz not unlike what you'll find on the front end of a Mitsubishi Lancer (not a fan of the faux chrome, though). The Charger's headlights always made the car look pissed off, but the new model appears to be in an even worse mood with a more aggressive scowl. The hood is definitely more chiseled as well, with what appears to be two recesses stamped in on either side of a center spine. Finally, the lower bumper receives new fog lamps and a larger lower air intake.
 

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So, it's still a sedan, huh?
You would think they'd offer it in a two-door. You would think... :wtf:

I actually liked the current model. Something about it's stance just appeals to me.
 

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looks like the same car.

the real charger only has two doors - this is still a travesty in my eyes.
:chuckles: I agree with the fact that the Charger having morphed into a 4 door coupe is a travesty, but with you as a Porsche enthusiast saying that it looks like the 'same car' is funny. Like the article says 'an evolution more than a revolution'. I figured you might appreciate that part since every 911 (I would use the Panamera as an example, but it has a weak lineage.) since inception has looked almost the same as the previous model, and has had a subtle evolutionary change with each forthcoming model. An apples to orange comparison -- I know, but it had to be done.

I actually liked the current model. Something about it's stance just appeals to me.
Me too. The current HEMI Chargers are dirt cheap in the resale market. I think it would be a fun project car.
 

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Drools* definately a subtle change in the front.. Kinda looks a bit more nosy like the lancer front end and the lights look a bit more smaller so a little more pissed off
 

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I've never liked these new Chargers. As classic car advocates, everyone in my family is outraged by it being a 4-door. Other than that, i just think it overall looks horrendous and also, i find it annoying when a car company makes all their vehicles have the same front-end grille. (Crosshair)
 

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:chuckles: I agree with the fact that the Charger having morphed into a 4 door coupe is a travesty, but with you as a Porsche enthusiast saying that it looks like the 'same car' is funny. Like the article says 'an evolution more than a revolution'. I figured you might appreciate that part since every 911 (I would use the Panamera as an example, but it has a weak lineage.) since inception has looked almost the same as the previous model, and has had a subtle evolutionary change with each forthcoming model. An apples to orange comparison -- I know, but it had to be done.

The early 911s looked similar, the 993 took it in a different direction and the 996 enraged enthusiasts, especially with the fried egg headlights and lower, sleeker look.
 

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An Early Look at the 2011 Dodge Charger
A couple weeks ago we got our best glimpse yet of the refreshed 2011 Dodge Charger. It was such a clean look, we wouldn't be surprised if it was a setup. But who cares? We got to see the new face of the Charger, which isn't all that different from the old face of the Charger. It's a refresh after all, not a complete redesign.

It did, however, give us enough to generate this photo illustration of the complete car, especially since Dodge has been kind enough to throw out a few hints over the last year or so.

As you can see, this version of the Charger will incorporate more heritage cues from the original Charger coupe. Whether it works or not is up to you, we think it a pretty solid improvement given that this isn't a full redesign.

Photo illustration by Nick Wilcox http://automotiverenderings.blogspot.com/
 

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Spied: 2011 Dodge Charger Cop Car
Coming soon to a doughnut shop near you: a police version of the redesigned 2011 Dodge Charger.

Although we have yet to catch the 2011 Charger completely undisguised, we now have proof that Dodge is working hard to have a police version of its redesigned family hauler ready, too. The sure giveaway is the beefy pushbar seen on the front of the disguised test mule pictured here.

You can expect Dodge engineers are out testing an assortment of heavy-duty items needed for law enforcement, such as firmer suspension calibrations (to take into account the police version’s extra weight and requirement for better handling), extra oil coolers for the engine and transmission along with a more capable radiator.

We don’t know what’s under the hood of this particular police prototype, but we do know the base engine for the civilian version of the 2011 Dodge Charger will be the same new 3.6-liter variable valve timing-equipped V-6 as found in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which in GC form puts out 290 bhp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Things get a little murkier after that, some rumors suggesting the sportier R/T will use a turbocharged V-6 as opposed to the current 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 for fuel efficiency reasons, although police departments would likely require a V-8 application. Further rumors suggest the top-shelf SRT8 Charger will get a 6.4-liter Hemi (up from 6.1 liters) with somewhere in the neighborhood of 450 bhp (up from 425).
 

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2011 Dodge Charger with Police Package Spied
A cloaked prototype of the redesigned for 2011, Dodge Charger sports sedan was captured on camera by a forum member of "Cheers And Gears" while driving out of the Detroit airport. The spot lights on either side of the windscreen, right above the exterior mirrors, suggest that the car may be testing a police package.

While the heavy cladding on this Charger makes it difficult to tell the details, previous spy shots have revealed a new snout with a larger and more pushed out cross-hair grille, reshaped head- and tail lights and more chiseled surfaces throughout the body.

 

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Spy Shots: 2011 Dodge Charger Interior.
Today, however, we get a look at the driver's view of the 2011 Charger. Steering wheel buttons look to be fully moved from the blind back-of-wheel controls Dodge is using now to a more sensible, visible approach. The 140 mph speedometer is bring and clear, there's push-button start and remote trunk and though there's no nav, there's a large-enough screen to make iPod use tolerable.

But what's that in the center console? That's not the PRND/M we're used to from Dodge. The vehicle is still an automatic, but that shifter is a gigantic step up and is awfully similar to one you'd see in an automatic-equipped BMW with a floating metal shroud a-la automatic Porsches.
 

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That's a really sad, bland interior for a 2011 model....anything.

They use some of these at my college for the cop cars....they look downright scary/mean when they are behind you.
 

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crap
 

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My 93 MR2 has almost the exact same layout, minus all the shiny stuff.
Pretty much. I mean, take out the chrome accents, and the gauge cluster looks straight out of 1992....ok the whole interior looks straight out of 1992.
 
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