- May 10, 2018
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Why United States Police fell in Love with the Dodge Charger SRT
Dodge Charger is one of the most powerful cars made by Dodge. The Continuous use of the car is an evidence of approval by the United States Police department. The car would have been faced out of the police department if it wasn't performing but the outstanding torque and features of the car made the U.S. police fall in Love with the Speed machine. The car was specially tuned by the company for excellent pursuit performance.
Many race cars have successfully evaded police check points because of the high horse power behind the trunk. The Dodge Charger is one car that brought an end to the happy days of law breakers who try to escape on the wheel. The Dodge Charger is build with suspensions and balance ready for pursuit both on the highway and off-road routes.
The Dodge Charger made the work of the police easier and more fun as the Police gets really bored when they have not had reasons for pursuits. The lightening effects of the car at night is one you wouldn't miss form a far distance and makes it easier for the law enforcement officers to break though traffic while on pursuit.
The strong iron body and car parts also gave it a weight and strong balance to easily resist being rammed over by other cars.
In early 2006, DaimlerChrysler released a new police version of the Charger. According to WIKI review, It made its debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. Unlike the civilian version, the police version features upgraded heavy-duty brakes, a severe-duty cooling system, police-performance Electronic Stability Program, police performance-tuned steering, and a gear shifter that is mounted on the steering column instead of in the center console. In place of the center console, Dodge has equipped the police edition with an aluminum plate appropriate for mounting radio equipment, computers, and controllers for lights and sirens. The vehicle's electrical system is specifically designed for integration of siren and light controls, and other police vehicle accessories. The Charger is in use with many American, Canadian, and Mexican police organizations.
The 340 hp (254 kW) Hemi V8 is powerful enough to accelerate the car from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.0 seconds and to a top speed of 152 mph (245 km/h). In Michigan State Police testing, the Charger V8 easily outperformed all other pursuit vehicles in acceleration, cornering, and braking (except the Dodge Magnum and V6 Charger, which stopped slightly faster in some tests) in the first five years since its introduction.
Chargers are in use with numerous police agencies in North America as both marked and unmarked patrol cars. Law enforcement agencies outside of the U.S. have also purchased the Charger, including police services in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the Czech Republic, and the Middle East, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Both V6 and V8 models are being adopted, with highway patrols favoring the 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8 engine and cities more likely to purchase the base police package with the 3.5L V6 fuel-efficient engine. The Charger is also in service with the U.S. federal government and in its military police services.
For 2009, the base Charger police car came with the 3.5L V6 and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The rear is slightly updated, moving the "CHARGER" badge to the right, and replacing the left with the badge reading "DODGE." The V8 version uses the Charger Daytona R/T engine, rated 370 horsepower (280 kW) and 395 lb⋅ft (536 N⋅m) of torque.
When the Charger was redesigned for 2011 the police package version was renamed Dodge Charger Pursuit. In mid-2014, All Wheel Drive (with a mandatory 5.7 Hemi V8) became optional, along with a huge BR9 brake package. For 2015, the Dodge Charger has been refreshed like its regular version.
In 2012, Dodge replaced the Ford Crown Victoria as the #1 police sedan in North America, with the AWD Ford Explorer Interceptor soon becoming the #1 selling police vehicle. By 2017, however, the Charger Pursuit and Explorer Interceptor essentially shared the sales award, as sales of the ultra high performance AWD Charger rapidly increased.
The 2018 version of the Dodge Charger SRT has Electric power steering which provides three driver-selectable steering modes: Normal, Comfort and Sport. Precise tuning allows you to experience optimal steering at all vehicle speeds.
This one’s a game changer. The state-of-the-art TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission delivers world-class precision and fuel efficiency along with available Sport Mode and available paddle shifters.
This beast is standard, and only available, on the Dodge Charger SRT® Hellcat. It exerts a monstrous 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Experience a power so fierce there’s nothing earthly about it.
The Dodge Charger SRT® 392 cranks out 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough power to get any job done—whether you’re tearing up the track or driving the kids to school.
ADAPTIVE DAMPING SUSPENSION
The Dodge Charger SRT® 392 and SRT Hellcat feature a Bilstein® three-mode adaptive damping suspension. It allows the driver to select different suspension tuning with Auto, Sport and Track modes.
This available suspension includes springs, sway bars and Bilstein® high-performance shock absorbers and works in tandem with steering calibrations for sportier handling and an overall enhanced driving experience.
The standard independent short- and long-arm front suspension includes a high upper “A” arm, coil springs over gas-charged monotone shock absorbers and a stabilizer bar. It can be sport-tuned. With the available sport-tuned suspension you will experience outstanding ride and handling.
The standard touring suspension is an independent system featuring a five-link rear design that combines coil springs, gas-charged monotube shock absorbers, a stabilizer bar and an isolated suspension cradle. It hugs the road during almost any maneuver.
ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
The Antilock Brake System senses and prevents wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking or slippery conditions.
ADVANCED BRAKE ASSIST
Even the most powerful bodies need a spotter sometimes. That’s why Advanced Brake Assist senses emergency braking and applies maximum braking power as needed.
RAIN BRAKE SUPPORT
To improve performance in wet conditions, Rain Brake Support removes water from brake pads by applying a small amount of pressure to the caliper. It engages when the windshield wipers are activated.
It’s all about the axles. The lightweight cast-aluminum axles and axle housing help reduce friction and provide weight savings for increased efficiency.