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2013 Dodge Charger Sport Package Offered for AWD Models

2013 Dodge Charger Sport Package Offered for AWD Models

By Jeff Youngs, December 20, 2012
For a limited time, the 2013 Dodge Charger is offered with a new Sport package that can be added to any all-wheel-drive model and paired with the buyer's choice between a V-6 and a V-8 engine. The price is $1,195 when added to the Charger R/T model, and $1,395 when added to the Charger SXT model.

The new 2013 Charger AWD Sport includes a gloss-black grille, 19-inch polished aluminum wheels with gloss-black inserts, all-season performance tires, and a rear spoiler. Inside, cloth-wrapped sport seats are added, along with a Beats Audio premium sound system.

The new 2013 Charger AWD Sport package is similar to the Blacktop package offered on rear-drive Chargers, and which now accounts for 25% of Charger SXT sales, according to Dodge. "With the instant success of the sinister-styled Charger Blacktop, the new Charger AWD Sport delivers a similar aggressive look with the added capability of all-wheel drive," said Reid Bigland, president and CEO--Dodge Brand.

When added to the Charger SXT AWD, the 3.6-liter V-6 engine is equipped with a cold-air induction kit and a sport exhaust system to generate 300 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive system includes an active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system, the latter feature designed to improve gas mileage. According to Dodge, the Charger AWD Sport model's fuel-economy ratings are 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

An 8-speed automatic transmission with a Sport mode and die-cast paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel is included with the V-6, marking the first time paddle shifters have been offered in an all-wheel-drive Charger.

The Charger R/T AWD Sport models are equipped with a 5.7-liter "Hemi" V-8 engine generating 370 horsepower. The V-8 is equipped with a Fuel Saver Mode, which operates on 4 of 8 cylinders under low-load driving conditions. A 5-speed automatic transmission delivers the power to all 4 wheels.

With the AWD Sport package included, prices range from $33,685 for the Charger SXT Plus AWD Sport to $36,685 for the Charger R/T Plus AWD Sport. Dodge plans to build the new Charger AWD Sport for a limited time, between December of 2012 and February of 2013.

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