All-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger GT appears in EPA ratings
The oft-rumored and officially conceptualized Dodge Challenger GT AWD appears to have been confirmed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
A new listing on the federal fuel-efficiency website, spotted by Jalopnik, shows a new Challenger GT alongside the standard editions and sportier SRT packages. The specs sheet explicitly lists “all-wheel drive” rather than a rear-wheel drivetrain.
The GT AWD appears to be limited to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ venerable Pentastar 3.6-liter V6, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle received city/highway/combined ratings of 18/27/21 mpg. The most significant penalty can be felt at highway speeds, losing 3 mpg compared to the equivalent RWD build.
FCA last year revealed the Challenger GT AWD in concept form (pictured), billed as a “year-round muscle car.” It is unclear if the production version will also feature unique bodywork or other visually distinguishing characteristics.
The Challenger GT will presumably make its formal debut in the near future.