Since Dodge will be turning 100 next year, the Chrysler-owned brand has announced 100th Anniversary Editions for two of the most desirable models in its current range, the Charger and Challenger.
Scheduled for a world premiere at the LA Auto Show, the commemorative models feature unique style, technology and features, as well as retro design details.
Both limited production vehicles will share several unique elements including the new “High Octane” red pearl coat paint, all-new 20-inch aluminum wheels, commemorative badging, unique key fob and a special limited-edition owner’s kit and commemorative book that celebrates 100 years of Dodge heritage.
The 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition model brings “Dodge Est. 1914” bar-style front-fender badges and special Dodge “100” logo on the center caps, as well as a body-color rear spoiler. Hemi models also get a red “R/T” heritage grille badge.
On the inside, the limited edition Charger features all-new Molten Red or Foundry Black Nappa leather with a custom cloud overprint on the sport seats, center console armrest and door armrests. There’s also a three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel featuring die-cast paddle shifters, Dark Brushed Graphite center console bezels and Liquid Graphite steering-wheel accents. Centennial “Dodge Est. 1914” circular badges are placed on the front seatbacks, joined by embroidered anniversary logos on the floor mats.
Based on the 2014 Dodge Charger SXT Plus model, the 100th Anniversary Edition features the 300hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The limited-edition model can also be fitted with the 370hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine. All 100th Anniversary Editions also include sport mode calibration and performance-tuned suspension. The 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition package is available for a $2,200 (€1,630) premium over the SXT Plus or R/T plus trim levels.
Similar to the Charger, the 2014 Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition model features 20 x 8-inch polished five-spoke aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets and matching Granite Crystal grille surround with script “Challenger” badge, as well as commemorative badges. The same Nappa leather upholsteries are available, as well as Liquid Graphite trim. Die-cast “Dodge Est. 1914” circular badges on front seatbacks and embroidered anniversary logos on the floor mats are also present, as is the red-marked “100” mph indication.
Based on the 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus model, the 100th Anniversary Edition features a 305hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, available with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. The package is also available with the 375hp Hemi V8 engine. The 2014 Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition package is available for a $2,500 (€1,850) premium over the Challenger SXT Plus or R/T Plus trim levels.
Both limited edition models will arrive in U.S. dealerships in the first quarter next year.
By Dan Mihalascu