Dodge's new Charger Pursuit has a sixties-inspired livery, a 370 horsepower V8 with all-wheel drive, and all the gizmos Mopar could find on its shelves. It's not something you would want to mess with.
The Blues Brothers would love this, that's for sure. Go for the Hemi, and you get 370 horses with AWD. Go for the RWD V6, and you get 292 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque with E85 flex-fuel capability and up to 26 mpg highway.
The column-mounted shifter might feel a bit old fashioned, but it saves space for all the equipment in the cabin, of which there's a lot. A fully customizable 7-inch instrument gauge cluster, the hands-free Uconnect 5.0 system with a 5-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth is standard.
The steering wheel has been redesigned with illuminated and enlarged buttons, the front seats are police-duty, meaning they come with unique bolstering to accommodate officers' belt-mounted gear and without a shifter in the way, there are a bunch of center-console mounted controls in easy reach too.
The Charger Pursuit also comes with cop brakes and cop suspension, no kidding. Plus LEDs and a pair of powerful searchlights.
The base package also includes a 100-watt siren, emergency equipment electrical system wire harness integrating both the 24-way connector and the 12-pin connector, a power distribution center supplied from the battery with two 100-amp main fuses, a slide-out trunk tray with a 37.5-inch by 19-inch mounting surface for electrical and communications gear and trunk air-circulation for keeping all that gear from overheating.
Here's Chrysler's full list of standard and optional equipment. It's a long one:
Driver warning and assist, chassis control and brake systems
Available systems featuring ultrasonic, camera and other technologies combine to offer the driver nearly 360-degree awareness.
- All-speed traction control system: While driving, helps keep wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or at speed by applying brakes alone or in combination with engine torque limitation (standard)
- Anti-lock brake system (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions (standard)
- Brake assist: System applies maximum braking power in emergency braking situations, minimizing stopping distance
- Brake-lock differential system (BLDS): Allows the vehicle to maintain forward motion if one or two wheels lose traction by selectively and aggressively applying brakes to the spinning wheels
- Brake-Throttle override: Allows driver to stop the vehicle when throttle and brake inputs occur simultaneously; electronic throttle control reduces engine-power output until vehicle stops or pedal inputs cease
- Brake/park interlock: Prevents the transmission from being shifted out of "Park" unless the brake pedal is pushed (standard)
- Brake traction-control system (BTCS): Helps to keep wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during slow speeds by applying individual brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
- Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD): Optimizes stopping distances and control under all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure, front-to-rear (standard)
- Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM): Uses input from electronic stability control (ESC) sensors to anticipate potential rollover conditions; applies brakes individually and modulates the throttle position to help driver maintain control (standard)
- Electronic stability control (ESC): Enhances directional control and stability of vehicle in various driving conditions; activation occurs when steering-wheel angle differs inconsistent with vehicle; automatically reduces throttle input and/or selectively deploys brakes to counteract oversteer or understeer (standard)
- Hill-start Assist: Assists drivers when starting from stop on a hill; maintains brake pressure for short period of time after driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal; if throttle is not applied within short period of time thereafter, brake pressure will be released (standard)
- ParkView rear backup camera: Provides wide-angle view of area immediately behind vehicle, giving driver greater peace of mind before reversing; features dynamic grid lines to aid driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or narrow areas; also assists when lining up trailer to vehicle's hitch, when so equipped; image displayed on the navigation screen when the transmission is shifted into reverse
- Rain brake support: In rainy conditions, occasionally pushes brake pads lightly against brake rotors to keep rotors dry (standard)
- Ready Alert Braking (RAB): Anticipates situations when driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and uses ESC pump to set brake pads against rotors, decreasing time required for full brake application
Occupant restraint technology
- Active head restraints: Deploy during collision; designed to reduce injuries by minimizing gap between occupant's head the head restraint (standard)
- Advanced multistage driver and front-passenger air bags: Inflate with force appropriate to the severity of the impact; meet FMVSS 208 advanced air bag requirements for smaller, out-of-position occupants (standard)
- All-row, full-length side-curtain air bags: Extend to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers; housed in headliner above side windows, each side air bag has its own impact sensor that triggers deployment on the side of the vehicle where impact occurs
- BeltAlert: Activates chime and/or illuminates icon in instrument cluster to remind driver and front passenger to buckle up if vehicle is driven without belted front-seat occupants (standard)
- Child seat anchor system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats (standard)
- Constant-force retractors: Regulates force exerted on occupant by seat belt, then gradually releases webbing in controlled manner (standard)
- Front seat-belt pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate front seat-belt pretensioners to remove slack in the seat-belt system, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant's head and torso (standard)
- Front-seat-mounted side pelvic thorax bags: Help provide enhanced protection to driver and front passenger in certain impacts; each side air bag has its own impact sensor that triggers deployment on side where an impact occurs
- Driver's-side knee air bag: Deploys with advanced multistage driver air bag; located below instrument panel, device designed to properly position occupant during impact (standard)
- Height-adjustable seat belts (front-row): Outboard seat belts feature height adjustment, allowing for seat belt to be placed in optimal position for any driver
- Occupant restraint controller: Detects crash and determines if air bag deployment, and degree of same, is appropriate; front seat-belt pretensioners also managed through the controller (standard)
- Three-point seat belts: Lap and shoulder belts; all five seating positions
- Energy-absorbing steering column: Manual-adjust steering column features two hydroformed coaxial tubes that move relative to each other to allow for enhanced energy absorption during an impact; power-adjust steering column employs a calibrated bending element that deforms during column stroke for optimal energy management (standard)
- Front and rear crumple zones: Specially formed structural members that crumple and absorb energy in a collision, helping protect the occupant cabin
- Laminated glass: Plastic sandwiched between glass panes to provide added strength; discourages break-ins
- Safety cage body structure: Helps protect occupants by managing and controlling energy in the event of an impact
- Side-guard door beams: Reinforcement beams inside the doors that help provide occupant protection in certain side collisions
Lighting and visibility systems
- Active turn signals: Turn signal flashes three times when stalk is depressed for one second (standard)
- Auto-adjust exterior mirrors: Side-view mirrors automatically adjust to accommodate rear view when vehicle shifted into reverse
- Automatic headlamps: Headlamps turn on and off automatically depending on exterior light levels and if windshield wipers are operating (standard)
- Center high-mount stop lamp: Illuminates when brakes applied; makes vehicle more visible in traffic (standard)
- Daytime running lamps (DRL): Low-intensity halogen or signature LED lights that illuminate during daytime conditions, increasing vehicle's visibility to other drivers
- Heated windshield washer nozzles: Delivers heated washer fluid to more efficiently clear windshield in inclement weather
- Halogen infrared reflecting bulbs (HIR): Unique component coating delivers greater light output than conventional bulbs
- LED tail lamps: Provide dual-function illumination (brake, stop, turn and running light functions); light-emitting diode technology ensures light output is consistent throughout the tail lamp
- Rear-window electric defrost – Automatically activates with remote start when ambient temperature is below prescribed threshold
Emergency connectivity and other safety and security features
- Auto-reverse windows: Automatically reverses when it senses an obstruction while closing
- Capless fuel-filler door: Enables fuel-filling simplicity (standard)
- Child-protection rear door locks: Disables rear doors' inside-release handle by adjusting a small lever opposite the doorjamb (standard)
- Electronic locking fuel filler door: Prevents theft or tampering, which can lead to damage, inefficiency and unwanted fuel vapor release
- Express up/down windows: One-touch express up/down window button located on the front driver and passenger-side door
- Intelligent battery sensor (IBS): Continually measures flow of current into and out of
battery; if battery is running low, system shuts off less-critical electrical systems to conserve power; icon in cluster denotes activation (standard)
- Inside emergency trunk-lid release: Glow-in-the-dark handle enables unlocking from inside trunk (standard)
- Keyless Enter 'n Go: Electronic sensors detect if unique vehicle key fob is present, which enables passive cabin entry and trunk access; illuminates interior lamps and enables push-button ignition – no need to insert key (standard)
- Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lamps. If vehicle is equipped with security alarm, remote also arms and disarms system (standard)
- Secure Park: Segment exclusive system which prevents idling cars from being driven without the key fob in the car
- Sentry Key engine immobilizer: Utilizes engine key with embedded transponder and preprogrammed security code to discourage vehicle theft; when key is inserted into the ignition, controller sends a random number to the transponder and engine is allowed to start; engine will shut off after a few seconds if an incorrect key is used (standard)
- Speed-Sensitive Door Locks: System automatically locks doors when vehicle acceleration reaches prescribed threshold (standard)
- Stealth Mode: Dims lighting on the cluster screen and Uconnect system to decrease visibility of the vehicle
- Tilt-and-telescoping steering column: Allows steering column to tilt and move toward or away from the driver to achieve a safe and comfortable distance from the advanced multi-stage front driver air bag, if deployed
- Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM) system – Lock-on Sync: Standard feature informs driver when tire pressure is too low; pressure-sensor modules within valve stems of all four wheels send continuous radio-frequency signals to a receiver (standard; available system uses graphic display to indicate tire-specific pressure)
- Uconnect Voice Command: Voice-recognition technology enables hands-free navigation-system inputs and access to real-time information, such as weather forecasts via SiriusXM Travel Link
- Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth: Voice-recognition technology enables drivers to use Bluetooth-enabled phones while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road
Oh, and ballistic door panels for driver and passenger doors are also available.
Those steelies make me wanna kick some butt with this.