2017 Dodge Challenger GT is the first American muscle-car with AWD

For those who wish to drive their muscle-car even in winter time, Dodge is offering the first Challener with a four-wheel drive system. In fact, the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT is the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive American muscle coupe.

The new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD model has a starting U.S price of $33,395 (excluding $1,095 destination charge). With production beginning in January, the all-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger GT is scheduled to arrive at Dodge dealerships nationwide in the first quarter of 2017.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD features Dodge’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, delivering 305 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and 268 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm. A tuned induction system and dual exhaust from the manifolds back to the tips help deliver more than 90 percent of the engine’s peak torque from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm. With the standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, Challenger GT offers up to an EPA-estimated 18 city/27 hwy miles per gallon (mpg).

2017 Dodge Challenger GT is the first American muscle-car with AWD

The Dodge Challenger GT features Dodge’s all-wheel-drive system. Also found in the Charger AWD, this technologically advanced system includes an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect.

Under normal driving conditions, the front axle is disengaged and 100 percent of the engine’s torque is directed to the rear wheels. This preserves the outstanding fun-to-drive performance and handling characteristics inherent to rear-wheel-drive vehicles. When sensors indicate the need for additional traction, the system automatically engages the front axle, instantly transitioning Challenger GT into all-wheel-drive mode.

In addition, the new Dodge Challenger GT AWD features paddle shifters and Sport mode. With Sport mode active, gear changes are quicker and revs are held higher for even more performance-oriented acceleration and higher shift dynamics. For even more control, the driver can also use the die-cast steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and view gear election through the full-color Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) centered in the instrument cluster.

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