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by Tony West
Dodge celebrates 100 years of muscle cars with the release of the Limited Edition 2014 Charger and 2014 Challenger whips at the LA Auto Show. As the “heart of Dodge” both whips will have unique design features that should be a collector’s dream.
Along with a limited edition owner’s kit for the Challenger and Charger, they will also have the commemorative “Dodge 100” logo on the interior center caps, and “Dodge Est. 1914” engraved on the front fender badges. Both models also offer tricked-out paint options like High Octane Red, Granite Crystal, and Header Orange. And the interior has optional heated Molten Red or Foundry Black Napa leather sports seats. The leather trimmed interior also has cool brass stitching and die cast “Dodge Est. 1914” badges on the front seatbacks and floor mats. Both the 2014 Charger and the 2014 Challenger have 20” aluminum wheels 5-spoke, and Graphite center console bezels.
2014 Dodge Charger Limited Edition
Enhancements to the design and to the powertrain should lure Dodge lovers and muscle car collectors to the Limited Edition 2014 Dodge Charger. The sporty 2014 Charger based on the Charger SXT Plus features a 3.6 liter Pentaster V6 engine with 300 horsepower and goes from 0-60 in less than 6 seconds. The Charger based on the Charger R/T features a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 engine with 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. This model also reaches 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. While the SXT Plus Limited Edition Charger will get 31 mpg on the highway, the robust R/T replica will only get 25 mpgs during highway driving. Both models have an 8-speed transmission with “sport” mode and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. The SXT Limited Edition Charger has standard rear-wheel-drive while the R/T has 4-cylinder Fuel Saver Technology.
Dodge really upped their game with the 2014 LE Charger’s interior. The Napa leather has a custom cloud overprint for the sport seats, center console, and door armrests. Graphite center console bezels and the Graphite steering wheel add premium flair. The Charger LE also comes with a cool Electric Vehicle Information Center that has noir black-faced gauges. And the 5.4 inch touch screen has Beats by Dre technology with a 10-speaker audio system and UConnect.
2014 Dodge Challenger Limited Edition
The 2013 Dodge Challenger Limited Edition is the fly-guy’s muscle car. It has similar commemorative design elements as the 2014 Dodge Charger LE like 20-inch wheels, trippy paint options, and the Napa leather interior. The Challenger badge swags out the Granite crystal grille. While a “Dodge Est 1914” imprint decks out the front fender badges. Much of the interior also matches the 2014 Charger LE. Molten Red or Foudry Black Napa leather sport seats with a custom cloud overprint give premium racer swag.The Dodge Challenger LE based on the 2014 Challenger SXT Plus has a standard 3.6 liter Pentaster V6 engine with 305 horsepower.
The Challenger LE based on the 2014 Challenger R/T comes with a V8 engine with 375 horsepower. Both models go from 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds. And both engines offer an optional 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.