Dodge Challenger Scat Pack adds performance and noise, with a guarantee - Autoblog (2023)

Dodge introduces the new 2015 Challenger at the 2014 New York Auto Show: Now offering best-in-class 485 horsepower, an all-new track-ready 6.4-liter Scat-Pack model, a 392 HEMI® Scat-Pack Shaker, an all-new interior and segment-first Standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission

- New for 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 proposes an estimated 485 best-in-class horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. Torque via a six-speed manual or a new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, Brembo brakes and 20 x 9-inch aluminum wheels

- The new 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker combines the ultimate combination of power and traditional elements with a functional shaker hood

- 1971-inspired styling, both inside and out, with refined exterior design updates and traditional muscle car appearance with a new split grille, more pronounced and functional power bulge hood, LED Halo headlights and LED taillights

- All-new interior includes a 1971-inspired center console with high sill and driver-focused instrument panel, aluminum surrounds and 14 interior color and trim options including Houndstooth premium rear cloth, Radar Red or Pearl and Alcantara Suede and performance leather seats

- The segment's first eight-speed automatic transmission offers world-class precision and fuel efficiency, along with Sport mode and paddle shift features for enhanced performance and improved fuel economy

- Significant new technology upgrades include an all-new class-exclusive 8.4-inch touchscreen media center with Uconnect Access system, a new class-exclusive 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display, electronic shifter and keyless enter ̳n Go with push button start on all models

- Over 70 safety features including new for 2015 class-exclusive Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Path Detection

- Enthusiast-requested rear-wheel drive (RWD) architecture with advanced technological solutions:
The new electric power steering (EPS) now offers three driver-selectable steering modes:
Normal, Comfort and Sport
All new cast aluminum axle housing reduces weight
Updated Suspension - Super Track Pak now available on all models
The default sport mode adjusts throttle, gearing and steering effort

2015 DODGE CHALLENGER | OVERVIEW

All-new Dodge Performance Pages offer configurable driving modes

New launch control improves offline acceleration performance

Available Brembo four-piston high-performance brakes reduce stopping distances

Electronic switching functions, such as A linkage shifter, for example, provides visual and physical feedback of gear position

The horsepower wars are alive and thriving, and the Dodge brand shook the foundations of New York's Jacob Javits Center with the booming exhaust note of their new 2015 model Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker during the auto show unveiling of their latest evolution of an iconic American muscle cars

"For 2015, we're going deeper with the refresh of the Dodge Challenger," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO - Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The legendary 1971 Challenger inspired the design of this modern muscle car, but the recreation of that classic style goes well below the surface of the sheetmetal. We have completely redesigned the Challenger with a new, best-in-class, 485hp 392 HEMI with an eight-speed TorqueFlite drivetrain, upgraded suspension, new class-exclusive technologies and an all-new interior.”

The 2015 Challenger is available in eight trim levels: SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, 6.4-liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker (late availability for shakers). It will be built at the Brampton (Ont.) Assembly Plant. Production is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2014.

Building on record-breaking sales successes, the segment is expected to grow by almost 50 percent
in the next five years

Dodge is building on tremendous sales momentum as it launches the new 2015 Challenger. In March 2014, the Dodge brand reached a significant milestone when combined sales of the Challenger and Charger sold more than 1 million units in the United States. The previous generation of Challenger enjoyed five solid years of steady sales growth. In fact, in its fifth year on the market, with most cars on their natural downward curve, the Dodge Challenger set an all-time sales record in 2013, doubling sales since its launch in 2009.

Looking ahead, the standard specialty segment in which the Challenger competes is expected to grow significantly in the United States. With nearly 430,000 units sold last year, the segment is up 10 percent since 2009 and is projected to grow more than 42 percent over the next five years, giving Dodge and Challenger a huge opportunity to grow with it.

New feature highlights for the 2015 Dodge Challenger include: Improved performance

The new class-exclusive standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission offers improved performance and fuel economy

3,6-Liter-Pentastar V-6 liefert 305 PS

5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with up to 375 hp and 410 lb.-ft. Torque (six-speed manual or eight-speed
speed automatic)

New 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with an estimated 485 hp at 475 lb.-ft. Torque (six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic)

0-60 mph in the mid 4 second range with the new TorqueFlite eight speed automatic transmission

Quarter mile in the low 12 second range

Top speed of 182 miles per hour (mph)

Superior braking performance with the newly available four-piston Brembo® brakes

New Launch Control and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with three modes and "Full Off" mode. All-new heritage-inspired interior with unmatched customization

Fourteen all-new interior choices with new retro colors including Houndstooth, Tungsten Torque, Ballistic II premium fabric and Pearl White or Ruby Red leather sports seats

New heated and ventilated performance seats available in Nappa leather and Alcantara suede

New Dodge racing-inspired heated leather steering wheel with optional paddle shifters

Iconic Exterior Styling

New heritage-inspired split grille surround

New projector headlights with light-emitting diodes (LED) in halo optics

New projector fog lights

New heritage-inspired split LED taillights with Gloss Black surrounds

Retro and flashy exterior colors from Sublime Green and B5 Blue to TorRed

Nine wheel options including new 20" x 9" lightweight forged aluminum wheels in Hyper Black II finish

New state-of-the-art technology features
 New class-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission
 New electric power steering
 New class-exclusive 7” standard TFT (TFT) cluster with customizable “Tic-Toc-Tach” displays
 New class-exclusive 8.4-inch touchscreen
 New ParkView reversing camera
 New Uconnect access with 9-1-1 Call/Assist Call and roadside assistance
 New Selectable Drive Modes to adjust steering effort, engine and transmission response, and Electronic Stability Control settings via the all-new Dodge Performance Pages
 New, exclusive electronic shifter paired with eight-speed automatic transmission. New iconic heritage models
 R/T and R/T Plus Shaker models with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 deliver up to 375 hp and 410 lb.-ft. Torque (late availability)
 New 6.4L Scat Pack model rated at 485 hp and 475 lb.-ft. Torque with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic
 Exclusive new 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker, powered by best-in-class 485hp engine, offers maximum retro styling with powerful hardware (late availability)
New class-exclusive security features
 New adaptive cruise control
 New rear blind spot monitoring and cross path detection
 New forward collision warning

Sleek, more appealing, heritage-inspired exterior design to enhance form and function

Inspired by the legendary 1971 Challenger, all 2015 models receive a bold new look that harks back to the split grille and taillights of the 1971 model, updated for 2015 with four distinctive LED headlight halo surrounds surrounded by black decorative strips have been removed. Individual projector headlights on each front corner illuminate the road ahead. High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights are also available.
In profile, the 2015 Challenger's signature muscle car proportions and large thruster rear fascias stand out from the crowd, while fender and belt lines converge at the front and rear of the car to create a sleeker appearance. Nine wheel designs are available, including an all-new 20" x 9" lightweight forged aluminum wheel design finished in Hyper Black II, offering a unique anodized metallic look with a body flush appearance. Meatier, high-performance three-season rubber is available for the Challenger 6.4 liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker models.
A new split taillight design continues the inspiration of the historic 1971 model. For a contemporary look, the Dodge brand's signature LED treatment creates a single band of light in each lamp. A redesigned rear fascia gives the 2015 Challenger a wider, more planted look, while front fascia-mounted tailpipes (on the Pentastar V-6 engine) provide a premium look.

Traditional and eye-catching exterior colors range from B5 Blue and Sublime Green to TorRed. Seven different stripe options give Challenger riders the ability to make an instant fit straight from the factory.

All-new driver-focused interior with '71 Challenger touches

Inside the 2015 Dodge Challenger is an all-new, enthusiast-designed cockpit featuring world-class materials, workmanship and technology, also inspired by the 1971 Challenger interior.
To emphasize the muscle car's capabilities, the 2015 Dodge Challenger features a performance cockpit that embodies the trapezoidal exterior in an artistic and more organic way.

The all-new, cleanly finished Dodge Challenger instrument panel features an aluminum stamped driver's fascia that forms the driver's cockpit. For a high-tech look, an innovative 7-inch TFT instrument cluster screen extends through the driver's fascia and offers a customizable display. The all-new instrument cluster features an analog speedometer and tachometer spanning the customizable TFT instrument cluster, offering a heritage-inspired "tic-toc-tach" look with radial numbering and a concave shape. In addition, the center stack houses the new standard 5-inch and the segment's largest available 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen.

A new trapezoidal center console with stamped aluminum and high sill gives the Dodge Challenger's interior a fresh, asymmetrical look, while the leather-wrapped surface and French-stitch accent stitching exude craftsmanship and style. With its unique elevated design, the all-new center console houses additional Uconnect touchscreen controls at the top with ergonomically placed redundant button and rotary knob controls for audio and climate functions. An all-new media hub with SD card slot, USB port and auxiliary audio input is neatly housed in the center console armrest.

A new Dodge steering wheel features a sculpted rim to give the driver's hands a secure grip at the 2 and 10 o'clock positions, while available paddle shifters (with automatic transmission) are located on the back of the upper spokes. To make long journeys more comfortable, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger features redesigned seats with improved padding and more comfortable contours. Available in premium fabric, ballistic fabric, nappa leather and nappa leather with Alcantara suede, Challenger offers performance seats with large side bolsters for maximum lateral support in hard corners. Heated and ventilated Nappa leather front seats are now available for even more comfort and convenience.

For 2015, the Dodge Challenger offers 14 different interior colors and trim levels inspired by its muscle car roots. They include a wide range of colors and materials, from Houndstooth-style Houndstooth cloth, Ruby Red and Black, Tungsten and Black, to Pearl and Black premium leather Sport and Performance seats with accent stitching.

The all-new Scat Pack 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 gives the Challenger best-in-class power and efficiency

The story that puts the most power into the 2015 Dodge Challenger is its new 6.4-liter HEMI powertrain Scat Pack. This new Scat Pack car demonstrates the evolution of the performance brand while staying true to the 45 year heritage of the muscle car, which traces its roots back to the Scat Pack Performance Stage Kits used on Challengers from 1968-71 were offered.

With best-in-class 485 hp and 475 lb.-ft. Torque (estimated), the 2015 Dodge Challenger 6.4L Scat Pack and 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker models deliver up to an estimated 113 more horsepower and 65 lb.-ft. Leap in torque compared to the 5.7 liter Challenger models - representing a more than 30 percent jump in horsepower and an 18 percent jump in torque. The coupe's class-leading performance allows it to achieve 0-60 mph times in a mid 4 seconds and low quarter mile times of 12 seconds.

An active, electronically controlled exhaust gives the 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack a deep, throaty exhaust note befitting its heritage and track credentials. Performance upgrades include Brembo four-piston caliper front brakes that deliver world-class stopping power and enable a stopping distance of 60-0 mph in 117 feet, performance suspension, an isolated rack-and-pinion electric power steering system (with three settings: Normal, Comfort, and Sport ), all-new 20" x 9" polished alloy wheels with black bag, high-performance tires, standard Dodge Performance Pages that give the driver control over a range of vehicle settings, including steering feel, gear response, stability and traction controls, and standard launch control. A Scat Pack 6.4L badging, 180mph radial numbered speedometer and an aggressive front splitter and rear spoiler with an embedded ParkView rear camera complete the package.

A special Scat Pack Appearance Group adds a unique Bumble Bee rear stripe, Gloss Black grille surround, HID headlights and unique 20" x 9" forged lightweight matte aluminum Hyper Black II wheels. The interior features Scat Pack embroidered heavy-duty seats, high-quality embroidered floor mats, animated Scat Pack logo in the instrument cluster, heavy-duty steering wheel, and premium Alpine-branded audio system with 276-watt amplifier (late availability for interior).

Challenger R/T models include the legendary 5.7L HEMI V-8 engine and an optional shaker

For Dodge fans looking for the most affordable V-8 muscle car in America, the new 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T lineup features the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine rated at up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. Torque with a six-speed manual transmission. Combined with Tremec's advanced TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, Dodge Challenger R/T models feature a unique performance-tuned twin exhaust and underfloor mufflers with low-restriction bottle resonators. The result: 0-60 mph runs in the high 5 second range and a sinister exhaust growl for the cars in the rear view mirror - a hallmark of the original Challenger HEMI from 45 years ago.

Combined with the new state-of-the-art ZF 8HP70 TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T models produce 372 hp and 400 lb.-ft. torque and include innovative Fuel Saver technology for seamless transition to fuel-efficient four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is needed. Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters are included for even more control. The result: faster shifts, a more engaging driving experience and even faster runs from 0 to 100 km/h in the mid 5-second range.

The Shaker returns for 2015 on the R/T and R/T Plus models, bringing the legendary engine-mounted, fully functional cold-air induction shaker hood rated up to 410 lb.-ft. of torque and unique wheels, interior trim, exterior styling cues and more.

Award-winning 305hp Pentastar V-6 engine - now with standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for improved response and improved fuel economy Challenger SXT and SXT Plus models feature the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V- 6 engine, the 305 hp delivers track-worthy horsepower at 6,350 rpm and a responsive 268 lb.-ft. Torque at 4,800 rpm. A cold air induction system and dual exhaust systems from the headers back to the exhaust tips help deliver more than 90 percent of the engine's peak torque from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm - all for excellent driveability and response. Mated to the new standard eight-speed transmission, the Pentastar V-6 delivers improved fuel economy over the previous model.

Segment-exclusive eight-speed automatic now standard on the 2015 Dodge Challenger

The 2015 Dodge Challenger's first eight-speed automatic transmission offers world-class precision and fuel efficiency, along with a new electronic shifter, sport mode and paddle shifters
Capabilities for more performance as well as an improvement in fuel consumption. Once limited to sedans twice the price, the new Dodge Challenger democratizes this exclusive world-class technology, offering the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission as standard on all 2015 V-6 models.

The new 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T range and powerful 6.4 liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker trims offer a choice of a six speed manual or the ZF 8HP70 eight speed electronic automatic transmission . This state-of-the-art transmission inherently offers premium shift quality and refinement with improved performance and fuel efficiency. Mated to the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine and its 400 lb.-ft. In terms of torque, Dodge Challenger R/T models can deliver 0-60 mph in the mid 5 second range. For even faster acceleration, the Dodge Challenger 6.4-liter Scat Pack and the 485-horsepower 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker can perform the same mid-four-second sprint.
For customers looking for V-6 performance and efficiency, Dodge Challenger SXT models now offer the advanced 2015 TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers 0-60 in the low 6-second range.

The design of the two eight-speed gearboxes also contributes to efficiency. At 198 pounds (90 kg), it weighs just 8 pounds (3.6 kg) more than the previous Challenger R/T's five-speed transmission.

In addition, the transmission has particularly close ratios in fifth through eighth gears for smoother shifts, as well as a lower cruising speed in top gear for additional refinement.

The Legend Returns with Fully Functional Shaker Cold Air Intake and Complete Shaker Appearance (Late Availability)

For Challenger owners looking for an even more aggressive appearance, Dodge is bringing back the legendary Shaker Pack, which includes a functional engine-mounted "Shaker" hood scoop and a whole host of exclusive Shaker content. The all-new shaker hood and scoop provide cold air intake, along with a Mopar-branded cold air intake fitted with a conical air cleaner that supplies fresh air to meet the needs of the 6.4-liter V-8 as well 5.7 liter HEMI, at speed.

Shaker chassis upgrades include the standard Super Track Pak, which includes performance upgrades such as suspension, brakes and steering, as well as three-mode electronic stability control including "Full Off" mode, and Goodyear Eagle F1 Performance tires (all-season tires available) . In addition to the distinctive hood scoop, custom shaker trim adds hood to tail Satin Black Shaker graphic stripes, Gloss Black grille surround, Satin Black rear spoiler and fuel filler door, Challenger scripted grille badging and added a "Shaker" badge under the hood - just like the original - and polished 20" aluminum wheels with satin black pockets (20" x 8" on the R/T; 20" x 9" on the 392 HEMI Shaker) . R/T Shaker models have a unique "Shaker" badge on the shaker scoop, while the 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker has an iconic "392 Shaker" badge on the shaker scoop and a unique Bumble Bee badge
the fender. Two new heritage colors are available, Sublime Green and B5 Blue. They join TorRed, Billet Silver, Pitch Black and Bright White.

Inside, the Shaker Package adds high-performance seats – available in Ballistic Cloth (R/T) or stitched and perforated leather seats with Shaker logo embroidery (R/T Plus, 392 Shaker), available in Dark Slate with sepia accent stitching or Radar Red with Radar Red stitching combines with a performance steering wheel, K-Black accents, bright pedals, Shaker dash plaque and Shaker splash screen graphics in a customizable 7-inch TFT cluster display.

Super Track Pak

For maximum road and track performance, Challenger's Super Track Pak offers a full range of race-bred chassis upgrades and is now available for all Challengers, including for the first time 3.6 liter V6 models. The Super Track Pak lowers the suspension by 0.5 inches and adds Bilstein shocks, high-performance brakes and custom-tuned suspension to provide a near 50-50 front/rear weight balance. The Super Track Pak comes complete with a shortcut button to the new Dodge Performance Pages embedded in the 8.4-inch touchscreen radio and provides visible performance information, such as programmable shift light indicator, response time, 0-60 times , G-Force gauge and lap times on the customizable 7" TFT cluster display.

Enthusiast-desired rear-wheel drive architecture with advanced technological solutions
As a Dodge-branded performance coupe, the chassis of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger is conceived, engineered and fine-tuned to offer world-class performance and efficiency thanks to its advanced technological solutions.

 Electric Power Steering (EPS)
o The new EPS now offers three driver-selectable steering modes: Normal, Comfort and
Sports. The tuning allows for more responsive steering for spirited driving while maintaining ease in low-speed situations and when parking
 Completely new, lighter axles
o All-new cast aluminum axle housing reduces weight and helps control overall curb weight
increase to a minimum despite significant additions to the equipment
 Updated suspension tuning
o Sport-tuned chassis with 18” wheels now standard on all Challenger SXT
models, while all Challenger R/T models now have larger 20-inch wheels with lower-profile sidewalls and wider 245-series rubber for crisp handling
o Super Track Pak is now available on the entry-level Challenger SXT, allowing all 2015 Dodge Challengers to offer increased performance thanks to a 0.5-inch lower ride height with taller anti-roll bars, Bilstein shocks and Goodyear Eagle F-1 three-season high-performance tires ( All-season tires available), high-performance brake pads and three-mode ESC, including "Full Off" mode
 Sports mode
o Sport mode offers lightning-fast gear changes with the eight-speed TorqueFlite
Automatic transmission that reduces shift times by 37 percent (250 milliseconds versus 400 milliseconds) while employing more aggressive transmission calibration. When Auto Stick is activated in Sport mode, the driver can select and hold the desired gear without unexpected shifts, even at the red line
o Sport mode also activates a more aggressive throttle response and steering feel
 Electronic circuit
o Fully electronic shifter offers the intuitive look and feel of a traditional linkage shifter,
with less shifting effort and refined engagement with detents that provide clear physical feedback of gear position. Like the available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, the new electronic shifter features a manual mode shift gate for auto-stick control

Technological features include the brand new Uconnect system

From its updated, award-winning Uconnect Access interface to the availability of Uconnect Access Services with Roadside Assistance, Keyless Enter ̳n Go, Theft Alert Notification, Voice SMS and the ability to turn the Challenger into a Wi-Fi hotspot for the new Dodge Performance Pages, 3D navigation and a mobile app that allows drivers to remotely unlock or lock their car, the 2015 Dodge Challenger packs a slew of high-tech features for the ultimate driving experience.
The Challenger's acclaimed Uconnect Access system uses advanced embedded cellular technology that enables direct, one-touch connections to emergency service providers, roadside assistance dispatchers and vehicle information specialists.

With the available mobile app, Challenger owners can start their vehicle and remotely lock or unlock doors. Challenger owners can also access on-demand Wi-Fi, turning their car into a moving hotspot.

Challenger's new for 2015 Uconnect Via Mobile allows customers to enjoy their personal internet radio accounts and stream audio content using their own mobile data plans. It seamlessly brings four popular internet radio apps into the Dodge Challenger. They are: Aha from Harman, iHeartRadio,
Pandora and Slackers. Like all Uconnect branded features, it is designed to be easy to learn and use.

Available 2015 Dodge Challenger navigation systems include voice-activated, one-step destination entry and enhanced 3-D navigation map graphics that make it easier for drivers to see where they are and where they need to go. The larger 8.4-inch touchscreen is also 29 percent larger than its predecessor.

Through the all-new Dodge Performance Pages, available on the segment's largest 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, Challenger drivers can slash shift times from approximately 400 milliseconds to 250 milliseconds, improve engine and throttle response, adjust settings Adjust and tighten the electronic stability control (ESC) to increase the steering feel. In addition, the system includes active launch control, launch control RPM settings, performance timers and performance indicators such as G-Force gauges and engine power.

Upgrades add collision warnings and 9-1-1 Call Assist to Challenger's list of 70+ safety features

The 2015 Dodge Challenger's occupants receive additional protection and collision avoidance assistance, including Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control, to name a few. Blind spot monitoring alerts the driver when a vehicle is in an adjacent lane and alerts the driver with an audible signal. Forward Collision Warning warns if the driver fails to react to an upcoming forward obstacle. Challenger's new adaptive cruise control adapts to traffic speeds, accelerating to freeway speeds and providing extra assistance, whether on long freeway journeys or in heavy traffic. All-new windscreen wipers with rain sensors and automatic high beam control support the driver by assisting him with common functions in adverse weather conditions. Additionally, new for 2015, Challenger offers 9-1-1 Call/Assist Call, which connects occupants - at the touch of a button - directly to emergency service providers via an integrated cellular connection - exclusive to Chrysler Group's Uconnect Access service.

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