2008 Dodge Challenger R/T Automatic, 2009 MY US

The Challenger R/T is a rear wheel drive coupé road car with a front mounted engine, from Dodge. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 5.7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 370 bhp (375 PS/276 kW) at 5800 rpm and 540 N·m (398 lb·ft/55.1 kgm) at 4200 rpm respectively. This power is transmitted to the wheels via a 5 speed automatic gearbox. The quoted kerb weight is 1833 kg.

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2008 Dodge Challenger R/T Automatic, 2009 MY US information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5022 mm
How heavy?
1833 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5654 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
375 PS / 370 bhp / 276 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
540 Nm / 398 ft.lb / 55.1 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How economical?
16/23 US MPG city/highway

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 6410 cm3 492 PS 485 bhp 362 kW 1923 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 8A 6410 cm3 492 PS 485 bhp 362 kW 1928 kg
Dodge Challenger RT -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5654 cm3 381 PS 376 bhp 280 kW 1852 kg
Dodge Challenger RT Automatic -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 5654 cm3 377 PS 372 bhp 277 kW 1852 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 3605 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW 1739 kg
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 6410 cm3 477 PS 470 bhp 350 kW 1891 kg
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 6410 cm3 477 PS 470 bhp 350 kW 1887 kg
Dodge Challenger R/T -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5654 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW 1833 kg
Dodge Challenger SE -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3518 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1687 kg
Dodge Challenger SRT8 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 6059 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
Dodge Challenger SRT8 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 6059 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW 1891 kg

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2008 Dodge Challenger R/T Automatic data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1600 mm 63 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1603 mm 63.1 inches
Length 5022 mm 197.7 inches
Width 1923 mm 75.7 inches
Height 1448 mm 57 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1833 kg 4041 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.35
Frontal area 2.35
CdA 0.82
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5654 cc
(345.028 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 99.5 × 90.9 mm
3.92 × 3.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
375 PS (370 bhp) (276 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
65.4 bhp/litre
1.07 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
540 Nm (398 ft·lb) (55.1 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
95.51 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminum alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1200.2 kPa (174.1 psi)
Maximum RPM 5800 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 706.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 204.66 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
150.52 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
201.85 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.64 kg/kW
11.1 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 16/23 US MPG city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km14.7/10.2 l/100km city/highway
km/litre6.8/9.8 km/l city/highway
UK MPG19.2/27.6 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG16.0/23.0 US MPG city/highway
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.750
Turning circle
Front suspension I.UW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.5Li.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7.5 x 18
Wheel size rear 7.5 x 18
Tyres front Michelin MXM4 P235/55 R 18 99V
Tyres rear Michelin MXM4 P235/55 R 18 99V
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 345 mm
Rear brake diameter 320 mm
Braked area 3564 cm2
Gearbox 5 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 3.06
general
Carfolio.com ID171501
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 49.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Dodge Challenger R/T Automatic added 2008-03-27.
Last modified 2013-02-28.