Dodge Charger Is About To Become Lighter With I-4 Twin Turbo Engine

The next generation Dodge Charger is about to get launched and rumors claimed that the car may witness some significant weight loss.

It will also be powered by a tweaked version of the I-4 engine.

1999 Dodge Charger RT concept front

According to reports, the new Dodge Charger could easily lose at least 500-pound weight which obviously will lead to better aerodynamics, performance and fuel efficiency. The news comes from a leading automobile magazine which confirmed its authenticity. FCA has also planned to change from the existing Mercedes Benz platform they use to a new version of the Giorgio platform. It was originally debuted with the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. If we are to go by this platform, the new Charger could probably be shorter in size.

The total weight of the new generation car is expected to be somewhere around 3,500 pounds. A tweaked version of the I-4 twin turbo engine will be used in the car. The particular version of the engine is already used to power the 2018 edition of the Jeep Wrangler. The lighter and more powerful version of the Charger is set to get launched in the year 2019. In the meantime, the automobile manufacturer has planned to introduce another edition to fill in the gap while the engineers work on the next gen launch.

FCA organized a private event in Las Vegas where a prototype version of the next generation Dodge Charger was displayed. It got the crowd and the media excited because of the wide range of features they are debuting with the car. The event also witnessed the announced of a Barracuda, a long discontinued model which is about to be revived for the new generation audience.

The original 1999 version of the Charger was designed by Tom Gale. People who had the opportunity to attend the event added that the new car looked a lot like the original Charger launched more than a decade ago. It was a reminiscing moment for long time fans and those who have come to love the offerings from Dodge.

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat rear badge

The automobile manufacturer during the event added that they still have a long way to go before the final edition of the car can be unveiled to the general public. The model is expected to hit dealership stores in summer 2019. Until then, Dodge will focus on other models and expanding the newer architecture so that it becomes versatile enough to suit future cars including EVs.