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2011 Dodge Charger R/T and Chrysler 200 Convertible - Chicago Auto Show

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February 9, 2011

Dodge says the design of 2011 Dodge Charger R/T is heavily inspired by the classic, second-generation Charger of the late 1960s, with an aggressive “split crosshair” face, muscular bodyside scallops and an all-new signature tail lamp design with164 LEDs.

The four-door Charger R/T is equipped with 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine and a four-cylinder mode with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 370 horses and 0-to-60 in less than six seconds.

An all-wheel-drive version has been added; the system will automatically disconnect the front axle to maximize fuel economy when not needed.

Dodge's flagship muscle car has an all-new interior with premium materials, including a leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel.

The Charger R/T, in dealerships now, comes in three lifestyle packages: the R/T Plus, R/T Road & Track and R/T Max. The MSRP starts at $35,995 and goes up to $38,145, including the $825 destination fees.

The 2011 Challenger R/T coupe is also already on sale, starting with an MSRP of $30,495.

Meanwhile, the automaker's new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible made its global debut at the Chicago show, about a month earlier than expected. Chrysler had earlier revealed photos and pricing details, so it was a matter of seeing the car in person. It's better looking than the mid-size Sebring it will replace and will be available with either the 2.4-liter I4 World Gas Engine or the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine.

The 200 Convertible will be available in this country with three different packages: the Touring, Limited and S. The car goes on sale this spring, starts at $27,195.

JEAN HALLIDAYis a seasoned journalist with the nation's longest consecutive run covering auto advertising. Her years in the trenches include stints at Automotive News, Adweek and Advertising Age. The native New Yorker now lives outside the Motor City. You can read Jean's blog at

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