Rumors are starting to spread that, at some point down the road, the Dodge Charger could potentially give up larger engines and instead of opt for something of the turbocharged four-cylinder persuasion. Longtime fans of this particular model may be unhappy with even the idea of such a switch, but here Executive Dodge Jeep® RAM we’d argue that eventually switching over to smaller turbo engines could be a really good thing.
The first thing to note is that we’re still a long ways away from seeing this change realistically considered, let alone enacted. It could be a decade or more for all we know, and if turbocharged four-cylinder engines make the strides in that amount of time that they’ve made in the past five years, it would be easy to imagine a scenario where they’re generating just as much power as many V6 engines are today.
The advantage to the smaller engines, though, is improved efficiency, which obviously is another concern for all automakers heading into the coming years. Making a change from a larger V6 engine to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine could drop as many as 500 pounds when compared to the 2016 Dodge Charger. That, added to what is sure to be entirely new underpinnings and architecture should keep it as delightful as it always has been, just with fewer pounds on its joints and higher fuel efficiency.
As your dedicated Dodge dealer we pride ourselves on selling some of the most respected automobiles that money that can buy. A primary powertrain change like the one suggested in some reports wouldn’t sacrifice that quality, but it would add a few advantages. Sure, there’s a stigma, but it’s one we think North Haven, CT customers would get over pretty quickly.