Since 2009, Chrysler has offered a Mopar version of one of its vehicles each year, and for 2015, it is adding this package to its 2015 Charger R/T. The 2015 Dodge Charger R/T gives buyers an updated look, improved performance, and an upgraded cabin.

Oftentimes, automakers release these models and limit them to several thousand models, thus stretching the term “limited edition.” However, the Mopar ’15 is about as limited as they come for an American muscle car at just 50 units. What’s more, the MSRP of the package is a relative bargain.

The question is whether this relatively light package is actually worth the extra scratch or not. Fortunately, with only 50 units up for grabs, chances are that Dodge will have no problem selling out. It will be particularly easy to sell these models to traditional muscle car enthusiasts, as many of them prefer a lower key car without too many in-your-face upgrades.

Continue reading to learn my thoughts on the 2015 Dodge Challenger Mopar ’15.

  • 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Mopar ’15
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    388
  • Torque @ RPM:
    413
  • Displacement:
    5.7 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    150 mph (Est.)
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

The outside is simple but easily identifiable with its “Mopar ’15” matte body-side graphics along the lower portion of the car. Otherwise, this is a plain-Jane 2015 Charger. Like the exterior, these updates are very minor, but they are instantly recognizable.

Interior

The vehicle’s interior also received a slight upgrade from the Mopar ’15 package. The updates include doorsill scuff guards with the iconic Mopar logo, a Mopar ’15 serialized badge for the dash, and bright pedals.

Drivetrain

Dodge finished up the Mopar ’15 package by adding in the Scat Pack Performance Stage 1 kit, which boosts output by 18 horsepower and 18 pound-feet of torque. This takes the total output to 388 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque by way of a cat-back exhaust system, a cold-air intake, and an upgraded powertrain control module. Moreover, Dodge also adds in a high-flow oil filter to help increase the efficiency of the lubrication system.

Pricing

On the monetary side of things, the Mopar ’15 package runs an extra $3,550 on top of the standard Charger R/T, which would give it a base price of $38,140 . What’s more, this special model also comes with a companion owner’s kit that comes with a certificate of authenticity, a Mopar ’15 Performance Package brochure, a replica vintage Scat Pack poster, a Mopar Performance fender badge, a Mopar magnetic mechanics tray, and more.

The final bit of awesomeness included with this model is that it’s limited to only 50 units for the 2015 model year.

Competition

Chevrolet SS

In the land of fast sedans, the only pound-for-pound competition the Charger has is the Chevy SS. This fast four-door features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that’s good for 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet pf twist. This power routes through a six-cog manual gearbox on its way to the rear wheels for 0-to-60 time of 4.7 seconds.

The S starts from $47,745, putting it slightly higher than the Charger Mopar ’15, and there is no package available for the S that mimics the Mopar ’15.

Ford Taurus SHO

In terms of drivetrain, the Taurus SHO doesn’t have much in common with the Charger, but as a fast sedan, it is certainly one to consider. Under its hood, the Taurus SHO carries a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 that produces 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. These ponies gallop through a six-speed auto transmission and out to all four wheels to deliver a 0-to-60 time of 5.8 seconds.

The SHO starts pretty high in terms of price for its level of performance, as it bases at $40,220, and there is the $1,300 SHO Performance Package that includes upgraded brake pads, a sport-calibrated steering system, higher-rate springs, 20-inch wheels, and other performance goodies.

Conclusion

While the power upgrades are substantial and the aesthetic mods are thin, the fact that you can pick up a 1-of-50 Charger for only $3,550 over MSRP is an awesome thought. Then again, I am curious to see just how many dealerships apply a healthy “market adjustment” to these limited models. Depending on demand, you could see as much as a $10,000 increase over the base Charger R/T MSRP to earn the right to call one of these yours. Are you willing to pay the extra scratch? Let us know in the comments.

  • Leave it
    • So few aesthetic upgrades for such a limited model
    • Some dealers may use its limited status as a reason to jack up the price
    • A few more horsepower would be nice

Press Release

Mopar enthusiasts that feel the need to enhance the look and performance of their new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T can now do exactly that with a new Mopar ’15 performance kit. With just 50 units available, authorized dealerships are now accepting orders for the limited-edition Mopar ’15 kits for an MSRP of $3,550 with delivery to begin in early June.

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Mopar '15 Emblems and Logo Interior
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“Mopar has a long history of delivering to enthusiasts performance and customization in unique and convenient packages,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO — Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA. “We are now shifting into another gear and offering a limited-edition kit that will allow customers to really enhance the performance and look of their Dodge Charger R/T.”

The Mopar ’15 kit is a street-legal performance package that includes the Scat Pack Performance Stage Kit 1, as well as a front strut tower brace with caps and bright pedal kit. The Scat Pack 1 package adds 18 horsepower and 18 lb.-ft. of torque to the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T with the addition of a Mopar Performance cat-back exhaust, cold-air intake, Stage 1 premium fuel powertrain control module, and high-flow oil filter. It also comes with Scat Pack 1 badges to embellish the look of the new ride.

The vehicle’s interior and exterior look is further enhanced by Mopar ’15 kit components that include door sill entry guards with the iconic Mopar logo, matte black Mopar ’15 body-side graphics, and a Mopar ’15 serialized badge for the dash.

Also provided is the companion owner’s kit, which includes a certificate of authenticity, Mopar ’15 Performance Package brochure, vintage replica Scat Pack poster, Mopar Performance fender badge, a Mopar magnetic mechanic’s tray and more.

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Mopar '15 Emblems and Logo Interior
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The complete kit comes creatively encased in a branded and numbered Mopar ’15 crate and is the most recent limited-edition package offered by FCA US to demonstrate how owners can customize their rides with Mopar products. The Mopar ’15 kit follows on the success of five special-edition vehicles offered since 2009: the Mopar ’10 Challenger, Mopar ’11 Charger, Mopar ’12 300, Mopar ’13 Dart and Mopar ’14 Challenger.

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