For the past few years, Chrysler's Mopar in-house tuning division has created its own one-off versions of several cars in the automaker's portfolio, including the Mopar '10 Challenger, Mopar '11 Charger and Mopar '12 300. For 2013, the black-and-blue up-do has been given to the new Dart compact, and Chrysler has announced that the limited-edition sedan is now available for order, priced from $25,485, not including *$995 for destination.

Like previous Mopar edition vehicles, the Dart is painted in a signature Pitch Black exterior with an offset blue racing stripe. The sedan sits seven millimeters lower to the ground and gets visual add-ons like a chin spoiler, decklid spoiler and rear diffuser, along with gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels.

Performance wise, the Dart's 1.4-liter MultiAir inline four-cylinder engine remains, producing 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The Mopar car gets a sport-tuned exhaust system along with revised power steering calibration and beefier brakes.

Inside, Katzkin leather covers the Dart's seats, with the driver's seat done up in blue with black accents (the other seats are black with blue accents). Other standard equipment inside includes Chrysler's Uconnect system with the 8.4-inch touchscreen, premium floor mats and a sport pedal kit.

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Mopar '13 Dart: The Stylish Sedan With Bad-Boy Attitude

Every Dodge Dart leaves the Belvidere, Ill., factory with attitude, but only 500 will reach dealers with Mopar attitude right off the truck. Dealers are taking orders now for the limited-edition 2013 Mopar '13 Dart, which carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $25,485 (plus $995 shipping).

The Mopar '13 Dart arrives this summer. Each wears a signature Pitch Black exterior with offset Mopar blue racing stripe running from nose to tail. That's a color scheme similar to previous Mopar editions of the Dodge Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300.

Inside, the seats are covered in Katzkin leather. The driver's seat is Mopar blue with black accents while the rest of the seats are black with blue accents. The steering wheel and shift knob get black leather coverings with blue stitching. Black is the dominant theme throughout the rest of the cabin, with Mopar blue lighting accenting the instrument panel.

Power for the Mopar '13 Dart comes from the MultiAir turbocharged and intercooled 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at 160 hp at 5,500 rpm and 184 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The car announces its arrival with a Mopar sport-tuned exhaust.

Ride height of the Mopar '13 Dart is 7 millimeters lower than the base Dart and that low and mean look is accented with a Mopar ground effects kit – chin spoiler, deck-lid spoiler, and rear diffuser – and low-profile 225/40R18 tires mounted on gloss-black 18-inch wheels. The Mopar '13 Dart also gets premium disc brakes with slotted rotors and a revised calibration for the power steering.

Additional features on the Mopar '13 Dart include an 8.4-inch Uconnect screen, wireless charging for smartphones, bright sport-pedal kit, door-sill guards and premium Mopar floor mats.

Each Mopar '13 Dart will be delivered with a personalized owner kit in a custom-made black case. The kit includes a personalized plate with vehicle specifications, unique identification number and production date; a limited-edition sketch of the car signed by Mark Trostle, Chrysler Group Chief Designer for the Mopar Brand; a copy of the Mopar '13 Dart brochure and other memorabilia.


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      Ramrod77
      • 1 Year Ago
      it looks good I will give it that, but come one, this is a MOPAR... with no MOPAR parts for the engine? Induction system? Nothing? If you're going to put the kit out there at 25k+ give it at least a 30hp kick in the pants.
      NissanGTR
      • 1 Year Ago
      THe 1.4l unit works in the abarth because its so much lighter. The Dodge needs a 200whp engine setup.
        Gordon Chen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NissanGTR
        They're supposed to have the 2.4L engine. Not sure where that is. Probably postponed, yet again, as many of their promises. Such terrible management at Dodge.
      Chris Burns
      • 1 Year Ago
      Im a Mopar guy. That being said, I like the Dart. Except the price is too high and the power is too low. Come on Sergio and Ralph!!!! Put some flipping power in it already!!!
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      Facepalm.
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wish they offered the Dart in a 5-door hatch configuration, like the Mazda3 and Focus.
      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Has Dodge given up on giving the Dart AWD? They were hinting at it when the car was first announced (before it even hit dealer lots). I haven't read anything about it since then. A modded-out Dart with AWD and more power than this 1.4L could give the next WRX and the Focus ST some competition.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
        [blocked]
      Xedicon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just to throw on the pile in case anyone at Dodge is reading... The price is crazy. This car is clearly an attempt to aim at enthusiast buyers, but has nothing enthusiast about it. The SRT needs to arrive much sooner rather than later, and it needs a real LSD out front along with real suspension tuning and real power (250hp at least).
      muchdrama
      • 1 Year Ago
      Or, you know, I could just get a base Mustang that puts this thing to shame--and for less money.
      domingorobusto
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pretty damn good looking. But where is the SRT to back up the looks? As others have said, you can pick up a Focus ST for about $1000 LESS, and the Focus will just plain mop the floor with this. This comes marginally better equipped, but still, that's a 100 hp difference for the same price. I test drove a Dart with the 1.4T and a Focus ST within a few days of each other a few months back, and there is NO comparission on power. And with how phenominally well the ST handles for a FWD, I have a hard time believing that this is a match for the ST through the twisties either, even with the upgraded suspension on the Mopar. Where is the SRT, Dodge?
      ngiotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      That has to be a mistake. Why would you pay 25k for a 160hp dart when you can get a 252hp Focus ST for 23k?
        Matt.Shift_
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ngiotta
        because the Mopar Dart (above) is more of a collectors item vs a sport package, like the SRT Dart will be. the Focus ST is not a limited production run.
          clquake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Matt.Shift_
          Collectors items are desirable, this, in it's current form, is not.
          ngiotta
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Matt.Shift_
          They said the same thing about the Neon SRT. The difference is that it had 230hp and sold for 20k. Oh-- and it wasn't a collectors item either.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ngiotta
        They will sell because there is an idiot born every minute. They will be employee lease cars for $150 a month. No one will actually buy one for that.
      Max Bramante
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mopar '13 Dart priced from 25,485! Recall Included
        sp33dklz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Max Bramante
        That is REALLY expensive. You can get a Mazdaspeed3 or Focus ST for very similar coin. I think I just answered my question above.
      J'e Finest
      • 1 Year Ago
      280hp Dodge Avenger is cheaper plus more fun and Chrysler wonders why customers choose the Avenger over Dart
        • 1 Year Ago
        @J'e Finest
        [blocked]
        MZR2.3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @J'e Finest
        Chrysler's been in the dark on many things since the 70's. Mainly 'how to build a car' and 'how to run a corporation'
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