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2015 Dodge Charger: A Lovely Little Lunkhead

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The Charger has been cutting weight, but it still lifts the same and could probably get any guy/girl in the bar.

2015 Dodge Charger

This morning, the world gets its first glimpses of the 2015 Dodge Charger, which doesn’t lose any of its hallmark gruffness while adding a number of features that make it even more sophisticated. Imagine the stereotypical lunkhead who benches somewhere in the 300 range and wears tank tops in the winter, except he can read War and Peace cover to cover and give you a highly detailed synopsis immediately after.

Okay, so maybe the 2015 Dodge Charger isn’t that drastic, but it’s definitely gotten smarter. Sharper, too. The new Charger gets a new face which includes, as Jalopnik oh-so-accurately notes, the new headlight pattern that will likely be appearing on future LEO vehicles and in your rear view mirrors. In fact, the face of the 2015 Charger looks an awful lot like its peppy little cousin, the Dart. Surprisingly, this works to great effect.

Gallery: 2015 Dodge Charger

The body looks slimmed down from the previous iteration, which suggests that this particular lunk has been leaning out mode, but that doesn’t mean it lost any of those sweet gains, bro. No, the Charger will have largely the same powertrain options—from the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 to the 5.7-liter HEMI V8. Like the 2015 Challenger, they are mated to an all-new eight-speed TorqueFlight automatic transmission.

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Changes on the interior seem to mirror that of the Challenger, with a new 7” LCD display in the instrument cluster and an available 8.4” Uconnet infotainment system.

There will be four trims available for the 2015 Dodge Charger: SE, SXT, R/T, and R/T Road and Track. While this is nearly half of what is available for the 2014 model, it’s likely that eventual special editions and the availability of Mopar accessories will make this lunkhead as fashionable and customizable as is needed.

Not all that is muscle-bound is dumb, and the 2015 Dodge Charger seems to be saying “hey, I read up, ya know.” You’ll still hate the fact that it gets all the attention, but try to be respectful and not play into stereotypes. Lunks need love too, and we suspect the new Charger is one lunk you’re going to love to drive.

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