NC SHP marked Charger

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blueline_308

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I am sure that I am in the minority...But...I dont like the looks of the Charger...it reminds me of a hatchback. Oh, BTW, I dont take to change very well :)
 

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I have talked to several troopers that know the guy driving this Charger. They tell me he loves it.

Also, dollar for dollar, the state got a great deal on these and some say the gas mileage is slightly improved.
 

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bluesteel said:
Also, dollar for dollar, the state got a great deal on these and some say the gas mileage is slightly improved.
Someone had told me that Daimler-Chrysler (Dodge) is using some sort of technology that allows the 8-cylinder engine in the Charger that allows it to, in effect, run as a 4-cylinder for improved fuel efficiency. I'm not as technical with automobiles, so perhaps someone can explain that better than I can.
 

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I hope they pimp-out a Challenger when they come out, now that would be tough.
 

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ctrabs74 said:
Someone had told me that Daimler-Chrysler (Dodge) is using some sort of technology that allows the 8-cylinder engine in the Charger that allows it to, in effect, run as a 4-cylinder for improved fuel efficiency. I'm not as technical with automobiles, so perhaps someone can explain that better than I can.
Supposedly the car operates as a 4-cylinder until put in pursuit mode, at which point the other 4 cylinders kicks in.
 

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>> Supposedly the car operates as a 4-cylinder until put in pursuit mode, at which point the other 4 cylinders kicks in.

The feature has been available on some Chrysler hemi engines for a couple of years. The engine computer basically shuts off fuel injection and firing to 4 cylinders when sensors indicate the vehicle can maintain speed with minimal energy expenditure.

The shut-off can occur when maintaining speed on the interstate, or on the back road. All eight cylinders will kick in when trying to accelerate, whether on an incline, to pass someone, or from a stopped position.

The purpose of the feature is simply to decrease overal fuel comsumption, which is good for both the vehicle owner, and Chrysler in achieving its corporate fuel consumption requirements with the EPA.

General Motors has a similar fuel reduction feature on some of its engines, and I believe it was the first U.S. car maker to offer this feature ... maybe 15-20 years ago ... on some Cadillacs. At that time, I managed car care facilities for Exxon, and that engine was a techno loser. It was always safer to refer customers with problems involving that engine back to the dealer.


Jeff
 
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