By the Numbers
2009 DODGE CHALLENGER
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body-style: Coupe
Assembly plant: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
ENGINES
3.5-LITER HIGH OUTPUT
SOHC 24-VALVE V-6
Availability: SE
Type and Description: 60-degree bank angle,
liquid-cooled, three-plenum intake manifold
with electronic short-runner valves
Displacement: 214.7 cu. in. (3.78x3.19 in.)
Valvetrain: SOHC, 24-valve, hydraulic,
center pivot roller rocker arms
Fuel injection: sequential, multi-port, electronic
Construction: precision sand-cast-mold
aluminum block with cast-in iron liners,
cross-bolted main bearing caps,
and cast-aluminum heads
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Power: 250 hp at 6,400 rpm (71.1 hp/L)
Torque: 250 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm
Maximum engine speed: 6,800 rpm
(electronically limited)
Fuel requirement: unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane
Emission controls: dual close-coupled three-way
catalytic converters,
quad heated oxygen sensors
and internal engine features
Maximum gross trailer weight: 1,000 lbs.
(453.6 kg)
5.7-LITER HEMI V-8
Availability: R/T
Type and description: 90-degree V-type,
liquid-cooled with variable valve timing (VVT)
Displacement: 345 cu. in. (3.92x3.58 inch)
Valve system: 16 pushrod-operated
overhead valves, with VVT,
conventional hydraulic lifters,
all with roller followers
Fuel injection: sequential, multi-port,
electronic, returnless
Construction: deep-skirt cast-iron block
with cross-bolted main bearing caps,
aluminum alloy heads
with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Power: 372 hp at 5,200 rpm (58.1 hp/L)
Torque: 401 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm
Fuel requirement: unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane
FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Power: 376 hp at 5,150 rpm
Torque: 410 lb-ft at 4,300 rpm
Fuel requirement: unleaded premium, 91 octane
Maximum engine speed: 5,800 rpm
(electronically limited)
Emission controls: dual close-coupled
three-way catalytic converters,
quad heated oxygen sensors
and internal engine features
Maximum gross trailer weight: 1,000 lbs.
with automatic (not recommended with manual)
6.1-LITER HEMI V-8
Availability: SRT8
Type and description: 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement: 370 cu. in. (4.06x3.58 inch)
Valvetrain: 16 pushrod-operated overhead valves,
conventional hydraulic lifters,
all with roller followers
Fuel injection: Sequential, multi-port,
electronic, returnless
Construction: deep-skirt cast-iron block
with cross-bolted main bearing caps,
aluminum alloy heads with
hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression ratio: 10.3:1
Power: 425 hp at 6,200 rpm (69.8 hp/L)
Torque: 420 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm
Maximum engine speed: 6,400 rpm
(electronically limited)
Fuel requirement: unleaded premium, 91 octane
Emission controls: dual close-coupled
three-way catalytic converters;
quad heated oxygen sensors
and internal engine features
Maximum gross trailer weight: not recommended
TRANSMISSIONS
AUTOMATIC,
FOUR-SPEED OVERDRIVE (42RLE)
Availability: 3.5L SE
Description: Three planetary gearsets,
one overrun clutch, full electronic control,
electronically controlled torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios:
1st: 2.84
2nd: 1.57
3rd: 1
4th: 0.69
Reverse: 2.21
Final drive ratio: 3.64
Overall top gear ratio: 2.51
AUTOMATIC, FIVE-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability: 5.7L R/T and 6.1L SRT8
Description: adaptive electronic control
with Auto Stick driver-interactive
manual control and electronically
modulated torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios:
1st: 3.59
2nd: 2.19
3rd: 1.41
4th: 1
5th: 0.83
Reverse: 3.16
Final drive ratio: 3.06 (5.7L), 3.06 (6.1L)
Overall top gear: 2.54 (5.7L), 2.54 (6.1L)
SIX-SPEED MANUAL TREMEC TR-6060
Clutch: ZF-Sachs 250mm twin disc
Availability: optional (5.7L R/T and 6.1L SRT8)
Description: triple-cone/double-cone
synchronizer design, 1-4 skip shift
and reverse inhibit solenoids, 5:1 remote shifter
Gear ratios:
1st: 2.97
2nd: 2.1
3rd: 1.46
4th: 1
5th: 0.74
6th: 0.5
Reverse: 2.9
Final drive ratio: 3.73 (5.7L with 18-inch wheels)
3.91 (5.7L with 20-inch wheels)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator: 160A
Battery: H7 Case, 625 CCA, maintenance-free
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase: 116.0 inch
Track, front: 63.0 inch
Track, rear: 63.1 inch
Overall length: 197.7 inch
Overall width: 75.7 inch
Overall height: 57.1 inch
Ground clearance at curb: 4.8 inch (SRT8),
5.72 inch (R/T and SE)
Frontal area: 25.3 sq. ft.
DRAG COEFFICIENT:
SE, 17-inch and 18-inch tires: 0.350 Cd
R/T with 18-inch tires: 0.350 Cd
with 20-inch tires: 0.355 Cd
SRT8: 0.353 Cd
CURB WEIGHTS:
SE: 3,720 lbs.
R/T: 4,041 lbs.
SRT8: 4,170 lbs.
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION:
SE: 53.5/46.5
R/T: 54.7/45.3
SRT8: 55.6/44.4
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:
SE: 18.5 gal.
R/T and SRT8: 19 gal.
BODY
Layout: longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive
Construction: unitized steel body
EXHAUST
SE: Single exhaust
R/T and SRT8: dual exhaust
with rectangular bright tips
STEERING
Type: rack-and-pinion with hydraulic power assist
Overall ratio: 16.1:1
Turning diameter: 38.9 ft. (SE & R/T), 37.5 ft. (SRT8)
Steering turns (lock-to-lock): 2.75
SUSPENSIONS
SE AND R/T
Front: independent SLA,
coil spring over gas-charged shock absorbers
and stabilizer bar; lateral and diagonal lower links
Rear: five-link independent with coil springs,
link-type stabilizer bar,
gas-charged twin tube shock absorbers,
and isolated suspension cradle
SRT8
Front: independent SLA,
coil spring over Bilstein monotube gas-charged
shock absorbers and stabilizer bar;
lateral and diagonal lower links
Rear: five-link independent with coil springs,
link-type stabilizer bar,
Bilstein monotube gas-charged
shock absorbers and isolated suspension cradle
TIRES
SE
Size and type: P215/65R17 98T
black sidewall all-season
Manufacturer and model: Goodyear Integrity
Revs per mile: 739
POPULAR EQUIPMENT PACKAGE:
Size and type: P225/60R18H 99H
all-season touring
Manufacturer and model: Continental ProContact
Revs per mile: 729
R/T
Size and type: P235/55R18V 99V
black sidewall all-season performance
Manufacturer and model: Michelin MXM4
Revs per mile: 729
OPTIONAL:
Size and type: P245/45ZR20 99V
black sidewall all-season performance
Manufacturer and model: Goodyear Eagle RSA
Revs per mile: 731
SRT8
Size and type: P245/45ZR20 all-season performance
Manufacturer and model: Goodyear RSA
Revs per mile: 731
Optional:
Size and Type: P245/45ZR20 (front),
P255/45ZR20 (rear)
Manufacturer and model: Goodyear F1 Supercar
Revs per mile: 726 (front), 718 (rear)
WHEELS
SE: cast aluminum, 17x7.0
Optional: cast aluminum, 18x7.5
R/T: cast aluminum, 18x7.5
Optional: cast aluminum, 20x8.0
SRT8: forged aluminum, 20x9.0
BRAKES
SE
Front:
Rotor: 12.6x1.1 inch, vented
Caliper: single-piston sliding
with aluminum housing
Swept area: 254.8 sq. in.
Rear:
Rotor: 12.6x0.4 inch, solid
Caliper: single-piston sliding,
with aluminum housing
Swept area: 260.4 sq. in.
Four-Wheel Antilock is standard
with Popular Equipment Package
All-speed Traction Control and Brake Assist
is standard with Popular Equipment Package
Electronic Stability Program is standard
with Popular Equipment Package
R/T
Front:
Rotor: 13.6x1.1 inch, vented
Caliper: dual-piston sliding,
with aluminum housing
Swept area: 292 sq. in.
Rear:
Rotor: 12.6x0.4 inch, vented
Caliper: single-piston sliding with aluminum housing
Swept area: 260.4 sq. in.
Power Assist Type: tandem diaphragm vacuum
Four-Wheel Antilock is standard
All-speed Traction Control
and Brake Assist is standard
Electronic Stability Program is standard
Hill Start Assist is standard
with manual transmission
SRT8
Front:
Rotor: 14.2x1.26 inch, vented and slotted
Caliper: Brembo four-piston fixed
with aluminum housing
Swept area: 351 sq. in.
Rear:
Rotor: 13.8x1.10 inch, vented
Caliper: Brembo four-piston fixed
with aluminum housing
Swept area: 316 sq. in.
Power Assist Type: tandem-diaphragm
vacuum booster
Four-Wheel Antilock is standard
All-speed Traction Control
and Brake Assist is standard
Electronic Stability Program
and Brake Knockback Mitigation is standard
Hill Start Assist is standard
with manual transmission
FUEL ECONOMY
3.5L Manual: 17 city/25 highway
5.7L Auto: 16 city/25 highway
5.7L Manual: 16 city/25 highway
SRT-8 Auto: 13 city/19 highway
SRT-8 Manual: 14 city/22 highway