All-Wheel Drive Dodge Challenger GT Is Confirmed for 2017. Rumors that Dodge Challenger GT concept that was introduced at last year’s SEMA Show is going into production turns out to be right. While Fiat Chrysler hasn’t said anything about this yet. We can still be sure that this news is legit because the information regarding the new Dodge Challenger GT has been posted in fueleconomy.gov. According to the website, Challenger GT is an AWD car, and it will be launched as 2017 model.
2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Specifications
The final design of the production version has yet to be revealed. However, it is possible that 2017 AWD Dodge Challenger GT will get wider and more muscular body inspired by the brand new Challenger ADR. Challenger ADR is a top range model even above SRT Hellcat. Therefore, we can expect more luxurious yet strong visual for Dodge Challenger GT AWD.
Powertrain, Engine – Dodge Challenger GT All-Wheel Drive / AWD 2017
2017 AWD Drive Dodge Challenger will be powered by 3.6 L V6 engine paired to 8-speed auto transmission, sending power to all four wheels. This engine belts out an output of 305 HP with 268-pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, the most noteworthy thing you have to know is.
Unfortunately, the V8 engine will be completely ditched from this Challenger GT AWD model. This is inevitable since the torque put too much constraint on the All-Wheel Drive system. However, there is a rumor that this car will be equipped with a drivetrain that is completely different with other cars in 4×4 muscle cars. So, maybe the V8 engine will make a comeback in the future.
Fuel economy will be especially relevant when we are talking about an AWD car. The EPA rate for this car is 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. So, it is clear that this car is less efficient compared to the RWD version that has 19 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined fuel efficiency.
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But it seems like this is not going to affect sales because the buyers already know from the get go that AWD car requires more power hence increase fuel consumption.
Dodge Challenger GT All-Wheel Drive Release Date and Price
All-Wheel Drive Dodge Challenger GT will be launched as 2017 model. It seems like the car will hit the market soon, probably sometime during fall this year. The fuel economy of this muscle sedan maybe will be a turn-off for some people, especially due to the $1600 annual fuel cost which is rather high. However, if you live in the snowy area, this is the car that can ensure all-year round usability.
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