2008 Dodge Charger R/T, 2009 MY US

The Dodge Charger R/T is a rear wheel drive road car, with the engine located in the front, and a 4 door saloon body. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 368 bhp (373 PS/274 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 535 N·m (395 lb·ft/54.6 kgm) at 4350 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 5 speed automatic transmission. The quoted weight at the kerb is 1857 kg.

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2008 Dodge Charger R/T, 2009 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5083 mm
How heavy?
1857 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5654 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
373 PS / 368 bhp / 274 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
535 Nm / 395 ft.lb / 54.6 kgm @ 4350 rpm

Dodge Charger models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 5654 cm3 377 PS 372 bhp 277 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 5654 cm3 373 PS 368 bhp 274 kW 1940 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 3518 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 5654 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 1945 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2736 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1696 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2736 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1696 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 3518 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1858 kg
Dodge Charger R/T -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 5654 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 1828 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 3518 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1724 kg
Dodge Charger SRT8 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 6059 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW 1887 kg

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2008 Dodge Charger R/T data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3048 mm 120 inches
Track/tread (front) 1600 mm 63 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1603 mm 63.1 inches
Length 5083 mm 200.1 inches
Width 1892 mm 74.5 inches
Height 1478 mm 58.2 inches
Ground clearance 130 mm 5.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1857 kg 4094 lb
Weight distribution 54 % front
fuel tank capacity 76 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.345
Frontal area 2.36
CdA 0.81
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)
373 PS (368 bhp) (274 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
65.1 bhp/litre
1.07 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
535 Nm (395 ft·lb) (54.6 kgm)
at 4350 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
94.62 Nm/litre
1.14 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminum alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.6:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1189.1 kPa (172.5 psi)
Maximum RPM 5800 rpm
crankshaft bearings
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 200.92 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
147.77 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
198.17 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.77 kg/kW
11.3 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7½ x 18
Wheel size rear 7½ x 18
Tyres front P225/60 R 18
Tyres rear P225/60 R 18
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 2.82
general
Carfolio.com ID220869
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 49.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Dodge Charger R/T added 2010-10-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.