Dodge is ushering in a new era with the release of its 2024 Charger. The iconic muscle car goes electric for the new model year, but that’s not the only change in store. Dodge has added several features to give muscle car fans the driving experience they crave while looking toward a more sustainable future. Keep reading as our team at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) Plano shares everything you need to know about the 2024 Dodge Charger.
New Electric Motors
Dodge has embraced sustainability with its new electric Dodge Charger motors in 2024. Dodge will build the new Chargers on Stellantis’ STLA Large platform. The entry-level Dodge Charger’s 340 kW electric system should generate 455 horsepower. The midrange Dodge Charger 440 model represents a substantial upgrade, with its 440 kW electric system delivering 590 horsepower.
There’s also talk that Dodge will offer 370 kW and 400 kW versions between the entry-level and midrange trims. While Dodge hasn’t revealed the power output of these new Chargers, calculations from popular YouTuber RacerX suggest the 370 kW 2024 Dodge Charger may generate 495 horsepower, while the 400 kW 2024 Dodge Charger should deliver around 535 horsepower. We’ll also likely see a 500 kW Dodge Charger above the Charger 440, generating around 670 horsepower.
While Dodge is also keeping mum on the power of its Dodge Charger Daytona SRT, its 800-volt Banshee powertrain will outperform the gas-powered Hellcat on all fronts. Even RacerX isn’t willing to guess numbers on this release, as amp capacity, drivetrain, and other factors make the eventual horsepower almost impossible to predict.
Enjoy the Feel of a Manual Transmission With the eRupt System
The 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona SRT will use a multispeed eRupt transmission. While this system should improve performance and range at top speed, it should also delight muscle car fans who miss the classic manual transmission systems. It’s connected to an electro-mechanical shifter so you can feel like you’re changing gears even though the Charger is doing all the hard work.
Extra Horsepower Through the Dodge Direct Connection System
Even at the base level, the 2024 Dodge Charger is no slouch. But Dodge will deliver more horsepower through its Dodge Direct Connection system. You can get a short blast of extra horsepower just by touching a button on your Charger’s steering wheel. That blast of extra energy is ideal for quick acceleration when you’re passing other motorists or simply wanting to assert your authority when the traffic light turns green.
V-8 Sound Without the Gas
The 2024 Dodge Charger might not have an internal combustion engine, but it won’t be one of those whisper-quiet electric vehicles (EVs) we’re so familiar with. Dodge understands people who love muscle cars love the roar of their gas-powered Hemi engines. While those engines are gone, the sound lives on thanks to the Fratzonic chambered exhaust. The system works by pushing sound through an amplifier and tuning chamber at the bar of the Charger where a traditional exhaust would be. The result is a kind of synthesized exhaust that delivers the trademark sound without toxic fumes.
For the top-of-the-line Dodge Charger Daytona SRT, the manufactured exhaust roars at 126 decibels. That’s louder than most bulldozers and motorcycles and around the same volume as the beloved Hellcat-powered Dodge of the past.
Large EV Platform Boost Range
Since the 2024 Dodge Charger uses Stellantis’ STLA Large platform, it should have a more impressive range than many EVs on the market. This platform has a rumored maximum range of 500 miles. While it’s unknown whether the 2024 Charger could travel this far on a single charge until Dodge makes an official announcement, it could point to the Dodge Charger managing longer trips than the average EV.
Classic Good Looks
While the 2024 Charger motors are the most modern yet, that doesn’t mean Dodge has abandoned tradition. The 2024 Dodge Charger is a beefy-looking two-door vehicle with a large front spoiler called the R-Wing. The retro styling takes its cues from the 1960s rather than the 21st century. By celebrating the past with this bold silhouette, Dodge should help Charger stalwarts embrace its new direction.
Infotainment on Board
While Dodge is also cagey about the new Charger’s interior details, preliminary concept sketches showed a striking trapezoidal infotainment touch screen in the middle of the dashboard flanked by an oblong-shaped digital gauge display. We can expect wireless connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, onboard Wi-Fi, and the capability of over-the-air updates. The new charger is also likely to have the latest version of the intuitive Stellantis Uconnect infotainment system for navigation, music, and hands-free calls.
Potential All-Wheel-Drive System
Dodge released computer-generated footage showing the top-of-the-line Charger doing a four-wheel burnout. While it may have been a stunt the brand designed simply to impress, it could suggest that this vehicle will be available with an all-wheel-drive system. Whether all-wheel drive will be an option or standard is anyone’s guess. But this system makes sense for a performance EV like the Dodge Charger, as it improves traction and the ability to accelerate safely.
Dodge hasn’t revealed how fast the new Chargers should power up, but the 800-volt Banshee system should give you hope. The Verge suggests Dodge Chargers with this system should charge up to 350 kW at DC fast charging stations. That should mean you can spend less time repowering your new Dodge Charger and more time enjoying it on Plano’s roads.
Coming to Dealerships in the Fall of 2023
The 2024 Dodge Charger should arrive at local dealerships in the fall of 2023. As an authorized Dodge dealership, Huffines CJDR Plano will be one of the first places to test-drive one of these innovative muscle cars. While you’re waiting for the new Charger, why not discover the classic Chargers that made this vehicle an American icon? The preloved Chargers in our used car range are an excellent option for anyone who prefers gas-powered muscle cars and those looking to save money on a Charger. Whether you love classic or modern, Huffines CJDR Plano has the right Charger for you.