Dodge is preparing to celebrate its centenary with the unveiling of two special editions based on two of the most popular models in its lineup: the Challenger and Charger . The two models are offered exactly 100 years after John and Horace Dodge developed America’s first mass-produced, all-steel-bodied cars in 1914.
According to Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO: "The Dodge Charger and Challenger are the perfect foundation to celebrate 100 years of Dodge style and performance... They represent the Dodge brand’s heart and soul."
The 2014 Charger 100th Anniversary Edition will get interior and exterior updates, including a specially developed High Octane Red Pearl Coat and a three-spoke, flat-bottom, performance steering wheel with die-cast paddle shifters. It is based on either the SXT Plus or R/T Plus trims, giving customers a choice of either a V-6 or V-8 engine. The best part is that it costs only $2,200 over the base price of the SXT Plus and R/T Plus models.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition.
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The Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition is distinguished from other Chargers by its Granite Crystal split-crosshair grille, "Dodge Est. 1914" bar-style front-fender badges and a special Dodge "100" logo placed on the center caps. On R/T Plus models, there is also a body-colored rear spoiler and a red "R/T" heritage grille badge.
The Charger 100th Anniversary Edition rides on 20-by-8-inch, polished five-spoke aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets. There is also a new paint specially developed for this model, dubbed High Octane Red Pearl Coat, offered along with the usual Pitch Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Ivory Tri-Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat and Header Orange.
The interior is also fitted with lots of exclusive features that draw inspiration from the rich history of Dodge. The model is offered with an all-new Molten Red or Foundry Black Nappa leather for the the sport seats, center console armrest and door armrests. There is a three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel combined with die-cast paddle shifters coated in Liquid Graphite.
Reminding you that this is a commemorative model, the new Charger 100th Anniversary Edition offers some very cool "Dodge Est. 1914" circular badges on front seatbacks and an embroidered anniversary logo on premium floor mats.
The instrument cluster is exclusive, and it feature a red "100" mph indication on the black-face gauges.
Seatback Logo Detail
Floor Mat Logo Detail
The new Charger 100th Anniversary Edition is based on either the SXT Plus or the R/T Plus trim, so it is available with either a V-6 or a V-8 engine.
The models based on the SXT version will get a 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 engine that deliver a total of 300 horsepower and mates to an eight-speed automatic transmission. These models will go from 0 to 60 mph in about 6 seconds and will deliver a fuel economy of 31 mpg.
The models based on the R/T Plus versions will get a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology and an output of 370 horsepower.
The new Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition will hit showrooms in the first quarter of 2014. It will add $2,200 to the SXT Plus or R/T Plus models., putting the total price at $33,495 for the the SXT Plus and $34,695 on the R/T Plus version.
The ATS is one of the latest additions on the market aiming at high-end luxury sedans. It is offered with a choice of three engines, with the most powerful one being a 3.6-liter, V-6 producing 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
Prices for the 2014 ATS start from $33,990.
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The 2014 Nissan Maxima is powered by a 3.5-liter, V-6 that delivers 290 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. It’s front-drive setup with a continuously variable transmission makes it a stark contrast to the Charger, but some buyers prefer the feel of a CVT.
The 2014 Maxima is priced from $31,000 - but, despite being a little bit cheaper than the Charger, it’s not as cool as the new special edition.
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The new 2014 Charger 100th Anniversary Edition is a nice way for Dodge to celebrate its centenary, but for customers it’s the perfect opportunity to get a highly equipped Charger with only an extra $2,200.
- Exterior and interior updates
- Two engine options
- Awesome badges inside and out
- No engine upgrades
With the Charger, Dodge delivers the world’s only four-door muscle car, and the 2014 Charger 100th Anniversary Edition celebrates the brand’s centennial with uniquely designed appointments to complement the sedan’s world-class power, handling, technology and iconic style.
For a bold look, the 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Editions are available in Pitch Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Ivory Tri-Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat, Header Orange, and for this special occasion, all-new and exclusive High Octane Red Pearl Coat paint. With any of the colors, all-new 20 x 8-inch polished five-spoke aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets and a matching Granite Crystal Dodge split-crosshair grille provide a striking look to the classic Coke-bottle shape. Stylistic appointments to commemorate the brand’s century include “Dodge Est. 1914” bar-style front-fender badges and special Dodge “100” logo on the center caps. Additional exterior appointments include a body-color rear spoiler and on models with the legendary HEMI and a red “R/T” heritage
Exclusive interior appointments are designed to make the 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition stand out. Dodge designers were inspired by the rich history of Dodge and sought to outfit the interior with premium attributes that reflect the patina and machinist legacy of John and Horace Dodge. All-new Molten Red or Foundry Black Nappa leather with a custom cloud overprint wraps the sport seats, center console armrest and door armrests. A unique three-spoke flat-bottom performance steering wheel features die-cast paddle shifters for added driver control. For an industrial appearance, leather-wrapped surfaces are sewn together with brass-colored accent stitching. Dark Brushed Graphite center console bezels and Liquid Graphite steering-wheel accents provide a premium look. Interior appointments designed to commemorate the brand’s centenary include die-cast “Dodge Est. 1914” circular badges on front seatbacks and an embroidered anniversary logo on premium floor mats. All-new instrument panel cluster graphics feature unique black-face gauges with white indication and stand-out red “100” mph indication for this special occasion. And to play up that this is no ordinary Charger, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center and Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen feature a unique startup image, evoking the industrious nature of Detroit.
Paired with the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen is Beats by Dr. Dre audio technology, standard on 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition models. This segment-exclusive sound experience includes 10-speakers and a 12-channel 552 watt amplifier that integrates Beats proprietary equalizer algorithm, all to create the high-definition sound quality required in professional recording studios.
And it wouldn’t be a Dodge without world-class performance and efficiency. The Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition based on the 2014 Dodge Charger SXT Plus features the award-winning 300 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with state-of-the-art eight-speed transmission and active intake manifold and sport mode, delivering best-in-class rear-wheel-drive fuel economy, up to 31 mpg, and a 0-60 mph time in the low 6-second range. For customers who demand even more power, the Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition based on the 2014 Dodge Charger R/T Plus adds the more powerful 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology and up to 25 mpg on the highway. All 100th Anniversary Editions include sport mode calibration, performance-tuned suspension and steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters for added driver control.
Completing this special model are two unique key fobs, which include a 100th Anniversary Edition jeweled logo on the back side, a customized owner’s kit and a special commemorative book celebrating the 100 years of Dodge heritage.
Available in limited quantities, the 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition package is available for a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,200 more than the SXT Plus or R/T Plus trim levels, offering tremendous value for all of the unique attributes, including 20-inch aluminum wheels, exclusive Foundry Black or Molten Red ‘cloud print’ heated Nappa leather, flat-bottom steering wheel, rear spoiler, Beats Audio, performance suspension and steering, die-cast paddle shifters and commemorative jewelry.