The standard engine for the Challenger is a 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission. All Challengers are rear-wheel drive only; no all-wheel-drive option is available. Stepping up to the R/T trim brings the 375-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine, making 410 pounds-feet of torque and shunting it all through a standard six-speed Tremec manual transmission. There is an optional Scat Pack package, which includes the engine that was in last year's SRT Challenger: The 485-hp, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 making 475 pounds-feet of torque. It also uses a standard six-speed manual transmission; the eight-speed automatic is optional for both V-8 engines. A larger 12.6-inch sport brake package is now standard on all Challenger SXT models, with even bigger 13.6-inch front brakes on R/T models.
It doesn't look all that different for 2015, with some refinements to the front and rear ends to better incorporate head- and taillights. New projector-beam headlamps feature LED halos, flanking the sides of a new split grille that is one of the 1971 Challenger cues. A new front bumper features wider air inlets for a more horizontal, lower look. The optional Shaker hood can be had on any of the Hemi V-8 models now as a separate option, replacing the standard cover that has air inlets moved further forward on the hood. Nine new wheels are available, with 18-inchers standard on only the SXT; every other model comes with standard 20-inch wheels. New LED taillights complete the slightly updated look. Three retro-inspired colors are also available: TorRed, Sublime Green and B5 Blue. The biggest changes are inside, where the Challenger finally receives an updated, all-new interior that is more driver-centered. Still, the design again draws inspiration from the 1971 model's trapezoidal dashboard, doors and center console shapes.
With the new electrical system comes the ability to pack a lot more safety monitoring equipment into the Challenger, and Dodge takes full advantage of this. The Challenger now offers adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning with rear cross-path alert and a forward collision warning system. The Uconnect system now offers 911 call assist and an available backup camera. For more information on this vehicle, feel free to give us a call!
Learn more about this model on the Official Dodge Challenger Website.