As you probably already heard, the era of muscle cars is coming to an end, at least in the form we knew it for decades. New times are coming and even these legendary cars will undergo electrification. So, Challenger and Charger can’t avoid this faith. We are soon about to see their all-electric version, already in about two years, reports say. Meanwhile, the company will continue to offer the current generations, which have been around for more than a decade.
The 2024 Dodge Charger and Challenger will come with an all-electric powertrain but the company will try not to kill all the thrill that has been characterizing these models for decades. The new iterations will tend to keep some of the driving experience. For example, the company even plans to install transmissions with multiple gears, along with speakers that emulate the sound of ICE cars, reports say.
2024 Dodge Charger and Challenger To Get Electric Versions
The current versions of these two muscle cars will be discontinued soon and the company prepares new versions, with an all-electric powertrain. Compared to the current models, the powertrain won’t be the only difference. We are about to see all-new designs, based on new platforms. This makes perfect sense, considering that the current models have been in production for more than a decade.
So, we expect new models to ride on the new platform, and to feature completely new designs. Of course, Charger is expected to carry on as a four-door sedan, while the new Challenger should also feature a two-door coupe layout. Naturally, we count on new stylings, which will combine traditional and modern aesthetics, and also add a few details that accentuate the models’ all-electric nature.
Drivetrain and Performance
The most significant difference compared to the current models will be the all-electric powertrain. The new 2024 Dodge Charger and Challenger will get an all-electric setup, but the officials are still quiet about configurations, power outputs etc. We presume that several versions will be offered, with both RWD and AWD layouts and power figures that match the current gasoline engines.
What we know is that Dodge engineers will take a little bit different approach compared to most other carmakers. The first thing to talk about is the transmission, which will feature multiple gears. That’s a pretty unusual design solution if we consider that electric cars feature just one speed or two in some cases. In this way, Dodge engineers will emulate the driving feel of traditional muscle cars.
2024 Dodge Charger and Challenger Will Go All-Electric: It’s Your Last Chance to Get a Gasoline Model
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Dodge Charger and Challenger will go all-electric, so there isn’t much time left for those who want to get an old-school variant with a massive V8 engine. These models will remain in production for another year or two, and this particularly refers to Hellcat models, which come with a mighty supercharged V8 engine.
Hellcat models are available in various versions. Base variants are good for 717 horsepower, which is already plenty enough for super strong performance. The company also offers Redeye models, which bring a significant power increase to 797 horsepower. Finally, there are models with the Jailbreak badge, which add an extra 10hp, for the total output of 807 horses.
The rest of the lineup includes a few more capable engine options, starting from a 5.7-liter V8 that puts out 360 horsepower. You can also get the SRT model, which comes with a massive naturally-aspirated 6.4-liter HEMI V8, with a max output of 475 horsepower. Many claims that the SRT is the sweet spot and actually the best choice for most drivers. Finally, base models come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine.
2024 Dodge Charger and Challenger Launch Date and Price
The latest update tells that the all-electric 2024 Dodge Charger and Challenger will arrive in about a year or two. Meanwhile, the company will continue to offer ICE models, which will go in a pretty wide price range. Base models currently start at around 32-34.000 dollars, while the most capable Hellcat models cost over $90.000.