• Feb 1st 2010 at 7:24PM
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2011 Dodge Charger – Click above for high-res image gallery

During Chrysler's epically long five-year business plan presentation, there were a few Powerpoint slides that caught our attention. Among them was this shot of a new sedan with a sloping C-pillar. It didn't take much deduction to conclude that the roofline in question would form the next Dodge Charger, and now we've got more photographic proof that development is underway.

Caught outside Chrysler's headquarters, this camo'd 2011 Dodge Charger is sporting the same canted and extended roof, along with a set of squared-off headlamps, larger grille and a more sculpted fascia. However, the extent of the exterior modifications pales in comparison to what's going on inside, with a new LCD screen dominating the dash and a smoother center stack. The new Charger won't be covered in camouflage much longer, so expect to see Dodge's refreshed sedan bow later this year with an all-new V6.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      All you can really make out of the gauges are the 2 chrome rings...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Im not saying they are ugly or anything, I like them myself. Its just that the Gauges remind me of my Accent, and if people crack on the Accents interior for being "dated", which I think there's really nothing wrong with it, then what do you think they are going to say about the Gauges in this car?

        Many things. Some of the comments will be kind from guys lke me, but then some establihment guy like Abuelsamid or some other guy cries about how he thinks the gauges suck, and becuase he's an establishment guy you should think the gauges suck too.

        And Like the SHEEP you are, youll fall for it stock lock and barrel.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oops, meant to reply to someone else.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow it looks great. I hope they keep the overall look, I was always a big Dodge Charger fan.

      Interior is where this car lacked, I am hoping the Italians fix that.

      So excited for this!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks nice, but those Gauges look like my 07 Accent. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Youll de-star me for that, BUT ITS TRUE!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Give it the 6-speed manual from the Challenger, or I'll be buying elsewhere.
        • 5 Years Ago

        Can you please remove yourself from the gene pool? Prefearbly by getting crushed to death in a
        garbage compactor, by getting your face cut to ribbons with a
        pocketknife, your head cracked open with a baseball bat, your stomach
        sliced open and your entrails spilled out, and your eyeballs ripped
        out of their sockets.

        I really hope that you get curb-stomped. It'd be hilarious to see you
        begging for help, and then someone stomps on the back of your head,
        leaving you to die in horrible, agonizing pain.

        STFU, before you get your face bashed in and cut
        to ribbons, and your throat slit.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, the new Subaru Legacy is pretty porky and can be had with a 6 speed stick....but not too many other options in that price range that I can think of.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Where is this elsewhere you're going to go where large cars come with a stick option?

        • 5 Years Ago
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, Chrysler should piss money away on a manual trans for a 4100lb car with ideal sales volume of 100,000 units so 2000-3000 people will get their beloved stick.

        I too would prefer the stick, but I wouldn't write the car off because it doesn't have one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Dan: G37, TL, 535i
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ dan

        pre-owned 5-series... most likely a couple others, but thats just the first that comes to mind.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @mddem9850: What are you, 12? Get a life, kid, before someone calls you out from behind the safety of your keyboard and teaches you some manners.
      • 5 Years Ago
      40 plus years down the road, and the big design news in US cars are still the Charger, Camaro, and Mustang. The designers of the originals should take pride that retro versions of their cars are still among the most coveted. Who'd a thunk it. What is hard for me to imagine is that in 1969 any of my friends or I would have wanted a retro design based on the 40 year old cars of our fathers and grandfathers.

      The designs of these cars are so very familiar to me and logic tells me they shouldn't be.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Matthew you dunderhead, as usual you completely miss the point. The 30 style hot rods were hand built and never, ever very common. You weren't going to buy one on a mainstream auto dealers new car lot. The Prowler was premium priced, not intended for the mass market and neither it or the HHR lasted for 40+ years.
        • 5 Years Ago
        people in the 60s... and 40 year old cars...

        I think people still hot-rod cars from the 1930s... like 32 Ford T-buckets. I am sure they were doing so in the 60s and 70s.

        Plymouth was re-creating that hot rod flavor, even into the 1990s, with the Prowler, and GM a bit later with the SSR. Not to mention elements of the PT Cruiser, and HHR, Ford Flex, and other retro design aesthetics, from the 30s, late 40s, and 50s.

        Everything old is new again.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like what I see; it can't come soon enough!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks awesome from what I can tell. Sleek and softer, but still butch!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Still 4 doors?

        • 5 Years Ago
        Satellites and Coronets from the 60's excluded, there is no such thing as a "4-door muscle sedan". The challenger is nice, very nice in fact, but it is not the "2 door charger", it is the challenger and always will be.

        People don't "have a problem" just because they know the difference between a real charger and that thing the are currently selling. If you want a sedan, go buy one, I'm not telling you you can't.

        I don't like rap music. That doesn't mean you can't listen to it. It means I know the difference between rap and classic rock. Don't package and advertise rap as classic rock and expect everyone to accept it and buy it and like it. Advertise it for what it is. Sell it for what it is. I buy classic rock for classic rock, not gas mileage, headroom, family picnics or itty bitty rims, know what I mean, Verne?

        • 5 Years Ago
        whats your problem? ever heard of the challenger? that is the 2 door charger.

        looks nice so far! though it should be easy to improve over the last one...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't forget the new Pentastar/Pheonix V6s are supposed put out ~280-300 or so HP, a pretty good increase over the god ancient outgoing V6 - with rumored turbo versions of over 400HP...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Second that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        There's no need to make it a 2-door, we have that already it's called the Challenger and the Charger sells pretty good for a 4-door Muscle sedan. Complaints about the Charger being a 4 door are sooooo 2005.

        That car sure as hell looks like a R/T in the cover picture, but the picture of the car moving, the front end produces alot of lift! Either that thing was really moving to get out of there or it's a V6. (The dual exhaust looks tiny for a Hemi car)

      • 5 Years Ago
      The models you will see before 2012 are not cars designed by the new Chrysler (FIAT)

      What Fiat is doing now is to re-design exterior and interior of all the crap inherited from Daimler, which to me tells you how much Fiat wants Chrysler to succeed.

      Avoid comments such as "start building modern cars" because that's what they are doing.
      Prtoblem is that it takes at least 2 years to design new cars and you will see the first models rolling out from 2012.

      For now you will see re-packaged old cars, which is better than doing nothing.....................
        • 5 Years Ago
        FWIW... both the Charger and the 300 (more so than the Charger) were delayed because Marchionne ordered changes to the exterior and interiors...

        So yes, these new cars have the Marchionne influence. There were several changes made.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see the SRT-8.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It was hideous before, seems they are building on the hideousness. 60s -70s chargers are chargers. This is a dodge intrepid with a V8. At least they didn't bastardize the challenger
      • 5 Years Ago
      As a Charger owner, and a very happy one, I'm glad to see it continue on, even though I'm not crazy about some of what I've seen so far on the upcoming one. I just wish I could have waited long enough for a Challenger, but the 4 doors IS more practical with two again dogs to load up several times a week. I was torn between the Charger and the Pontiac G8 which had just come out. Having experienced the joy of buying a first year vehicle in the past, I decided to go with the Charger, since the dealer was close, and I had never had any problems with it, unlike both of the local Pontiac stores.

      I have two friends with Chargers and two with Challengers, and we all all very happy with them. We don't whine about the dashes and interiors like some people do, as long as it's not insanely ugly like the Camaro's dash is, and we can read all the guages and the info from the displays, we don't really care all that much.

      The problems we've had are basically nothing:

      Me: 2008 R/T 25,500 miles. Rattle in the dash. Took 3 tries to get it totally stopped. If it continues this good, it will become my all time most trouble free car.
      #1 friend: 2007 R/T 42,000 miles. Bad battery just before 36K. Warped rotors.
      #2 friend 2009 R/T 14,000 nothing at all so far, nothing.
      Challenger #1 2009 8000 miles R/T Dead battery third day he had it. Dealer changed it in 10 min.
      Challenger #2 2008 SRT8 25,000 miles: bad speaker in dash.

      If I could do it, I would buy the black R/T sitting on the lot about a quarter mile from where I sit when I get off work at 8:30 this morning, and have them take those awful over the quarter stripes off it. But, it's not going to happen anytime soon..
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