2011 Dodge Challenger
A very hot topic & popular question is what changes 2011 will bring to the Dodge Challenger. For the most part the styling of the car will be the same save for a few cosmetic changes:
New Front fascia (lower grill area is flipped upside down)
New Door Handles
Dual rear Exhaust (all models)
Redesigned front air dam (SRT)
Dodge will offer the Challenger in the same three existing trim levels that are available today (SE, RT, SRT). The new SE Challengers will come equipped with the Pentastar V6 engine which will push 300 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque (existing SE Challengers are at 250 hp & 250 TQ). The SRT8 Challengers will get the new 6.4L (392 cubic inch) V8 which will push an estimated 480 horsepower & 470 lb-ft of torque. Estimated MPG for the SRT8 is 13 city & 24 highway. The SRT8 will have the option of either the 6 speed TREMEC transmission or the 5 speed W5A580 automatic with AutoStick & MDS.
Some of the colors that are rumored to be available:
Dark Charcoal Pearl
Mango Tango Pearl
Redline 3 Pearl
Green with Envy
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
On the 2011 Challenger with the SE or RT trim the steering will be Electric instead of the usual Hydraulic steering (SRT gets to keep it). According to allpar the electric steering cuts down on the number of moving parts, eliminates fuel leeks, and allows for easier integration of start / stop and hybrid systems.
Other Interior Changes:
New Steering wheel that's similar to the 2011 Charger's wheel
Illuminated Trunk Release button
Driver's seat quick release for rear seat access.