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What’s it Like Driving the Dodge Challenger?

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur

We all know the rush that we experience when we are in the middle of doing something exhilarating. One of those experience is driving one of the worlds most powerful muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur. We want to describe what it is like to drive one of these powerful beasts.

It’s a strange feeling, sitting in the (current) most powerful muscle car of all time, listening to the massive, supercharged V8 thrum along like a champion speedboat, gazing out over the hood that’s seemingly large enough to land an aircraft, and thinking: this isn’t the peak.

For Dodge wasn’t content to set a record without already getting started on the next one, and so the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat occupies an odd space: it’s no longer the post powerful muscle car, nor the most powerful Dodge, for the 840-horsepower drag-ready Challenger Demon went ahead and upstaged it.

The Challenger is already the most family-friendly muscle car of the big three, if not only because of its immense size. You can actually fit five adults inside with minimal complaining, and if they do start up, just drown them out with the engine…

“The trunk is huge, the seats are essentially recliners, there’s heat and ventilation for your tush, a Harman/Kardon stereo for when you’d rather listen to tunes, and even in-car WiFi on the new-and-improved UConnect touchscreen. The ride is comfortable when you want it to be, though much harder sprung than less hardcore Challenger models, and on the highway, there is basically no road noise save the ever-present thrum of the beast within.”-nydailynews.com

Experience this rush for yourself with a test drive of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat at All Star Dodge today!

What You Need to Know about the Challenger Hellcat

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Ladue

When it comes to muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger reigns supreme. We are so happy to announce the the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is just about ready for release to be available at All Star Dodge near Ladue by the end of this year (hopefully!). Today we want to take a look at what you need to know about the new Challenger Hellcat.

Designed explicitly for drag racing, the Demon is the first street-legal production car that can lift its front wheels off the ground under hard acceleration. It has 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque. It’ll hit 60 mph in 2.3 seconds, 100 mph in 5.1 seconds and blitz the quarter-mile lights in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.

With a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and bodywork about as aerodynamic as the factory this car came out of, you could be forgiven for thinking SRT simply resorted to a blunt-force-trauma approach to more speed — more power.

You’d be half right, but despite resurrecting a storied ’70s nameplate, the Demon is no knuckle-dragger — there’s a truly surprising amount of technology and production-firsts at work here. Dodge has found ways to make just about every old-school drag-racer performance trick reliable enough to slip into a production car and still slap a warranty on it.

“The SRT Demon is the first factory-production car available with a specially-calibrated engine control computer to take advantage of 100 plus octane race gas. It’s the first production car equipped with a transbrake, which locks the transmission so that drag racers don’t have to worry about standing on the brakes to prevent creeping through the timing lights when dialing up the RPMs at the starting line — you just tug the steering wheel paddles to launch.”-cnet.com

For more information on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, head to All Star!

 

What’s Coming for Dodge?

New Cars at All Star Dodge in Bridgeton

We love the current line up of vehicles at All Star Dodge in Bridgeton, but it’s nice to look to the future to see what we can expect to see from Dodge in the coming years. Today we want to look at a little timeline to see what models are coming.

2018: Jeep Wrangler (JL), Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, Dodge Durango SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2019: Ram 1500 (DT), Special new performance packages on Charger and Challenger SRT392 and Hellcat models, Jeep Cherokee (KL) refresh, Jeep Renegade (BU), Ram HD (DJ/D2) refresh, JT pickup

2020: Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL), Dodge Durango (WE?), Grand Wagoneer/Wagoneer (WS), Stelvio-Journey replacement (??), Chrysler midsize CUV based on KL, Chrysler fullsize CUV (RD), Jeep K8 (Euro-Asia), Ram ProMaster (VG)

2021: Chrysler 300 (GX), Dodge Charger (GD), Dodge Challenger (GA), new Ram HD (DK/D3), Ram ProMaster City (VN)

2022: Dodge midsize RWD Sedan (G?), Portal based electric minivan (RE?)

Ram HD moved back to 2021; current trucks will get a 2019 mild refresh.

“The Chrysler and Dodge large cars (Challenger, Charger, 300) might still be updated for model-year 2019 to get updated Pentastar engines and other refinements for their final two or three years. Here’s another rendering of what the 2019 Chrysler 300 may look like. (Sources are now saying the current versions will soldier on until they are replaced around 2020-21.) The Chrysler Portal was, we were told, a preview of new styling themes to come — perhaps replacing the relatively low-key Pacifica’s themes.”-allpar.com

For more information on the different models that are coming out in the upcoming years, or to take a test drive in the current models, you need to head to All Star Dodge. Their friendly and knowledgeable team would love to get you behind the wheel of this line up!

Speed and Luxury – Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue

The Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Ladue is an iconic vehicle that has its roots in the muscle car glory days and its heart in the latest technologies. It used to be that you had to choose between speed and luxury, but not any more. The latest Dodge Challenger at All Star is the perfect combination of speed and luxury – let’s take a look at some of the trims that make this marriage possible.

First up is the SXT, powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine (305 horsepower, 268 pound-feet of torque). Although the V6 Challenger isn’t the fastest kid on the block, at least you’ll be rolling with plenty of standard features. The SXT comes with 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control and a power driver seat. Tech features include Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker sound system with a USB port.

The R/T Scat Pack is the next rung up the ladder. It’s powered by an even larger V8, this one displacing 6.4 liters (485 hp, 475 lb-ft). In addition to the stronger engine, there’s Brembo performance brakes (four-piston front and rear), a sport-tuned suspension, a black decklid spoiler, sport seats, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and an Alpine audio system. Front and center in the cabin is an 8.4-inch touchscreen with the newest version of Uconnect, HD and satellite radio, two USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. (This information is compiled from edmunds.com.)

We invite you to head to All Star today and test drive the Dodge Challenger so that you can experience the speed and luxury that this wonderful muscle car has to offer. Get behind the wheel of the Challenger today!

Chrysler Makes No Apologies for Horsepower

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near O’Fallon

Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars have been around for a long time. Though there have been different models and styles through the years, one thing hasn’t changed, the immense amount of horsepower that these vehicles offer. Today we want to take a look at a few of the high horsepower models that were at one of the auto shows earlier this year.

In an era where the biggest buzz in the automotive industry is about self-driving cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been doubling down on jaw-dropping horsepower.

At the New York Auto Show, the automaker revealed the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — an 840-horsepower car better suited for the drag strip than the streets. And the next day? Fiat Chrysler unveiled the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk — an SUV with a 707-horsepower Hellcat engine.

Just a few months earlier, at the Chicago Auto Show, Dodge revealed the 2018 Durango SRT. Touted as the  “most powerful and capable” three-row SUV, it has a Hemi V-8 that generates 475 horsepower.

Tim Kuniskis, head of Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, frequently pokes fun at the industry’s current obsession with self-driving cars when he boasts about Dodge’s stable of high-powered, modern muscle cars.

“They are not autonomous, they are not hybrids, they do not get 50 miles per gallon and you cannot summon them with your smartphone,” Kuniskis quipped last year when the company introduced special edition versions of the Challenger and Charger. “They are domestic, not domesticated.”

“The gratuitous display of horsepower at the reveal of the Dodge Demon in New York spawned screaming headline after headline. But it also caused some to question the automaker’s commitment to keeping up with competitors who are plowing money into electric and autonomous vehicles.”-usatoday.com

For more information on the current Chrysler Cars, head to All Star Chrysler near O’Fallon.

Educated Buyer Gets Perfect Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge in MO

There are so people out there who like to make sure that they know everything there is to know about the vehicle that they want to purchase. They do hours of research, test drive the different trims and engine types, and will wait for several years to ensure that they get the technology they want. (This is possible because in the auto industry, manufacturers will accidentally on purpose release rumors about what we can expect to see in upcoming models. This is thanks to advanced research and development departments.) Today we want to share with you a story we recently heard about a man who knew what he wanted in a Dodge Challenger and got it.

He knew exactly what he wanted when he purchased his Dodge Challenger. He had been looking at the body style since it came back on the market in 2012. He had seen the reviews about it being difficult to see out of and the blind spots and how heavy the car was – all the negative stuff. But he remember the Dodge Challenger from the the early 70’s when it was a sexy beast of a muscle car. So when American Muscle started showing back up I got excited. “When I finally saw my 2017 challenger with the scat pack, in Yellow Jacket Yellow with black tail stripes and leather interior, I had to have to it. From the moment that I pushed the start button and heard that 6.4 liter rumble to life I got a permanent smile on my face.”-Eddie

He found his muscle car soulmate in the Dodge Challenger. We think you might too! Head to All Star Dodge in MO and test drive one of these might beasts – we know that you will soon become one with this muscle car and need to take it home!

Dodge Challenger Reborn

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near North County

The Dodge Challenger has been a part of the American landscape since the late 1960’s have been a favorite among novice and expert drivers alike. It has seen some changes through the years, but has always stayed true to its original design. Today we want to take a look back at the second generation of the Dodge Challenger, you can get the latest Challenger generation at All Star Dodge near North County.

For the 1971 production model, the Dodge Challenger received some minor styling changes, particularly around the grille and tail lamps. The single tail lamp styling in the 1970 model was modified into 2 distinct lights while a new twin inlet grille was incorporated with silver painting on the standard models and black painting on the R/Ts. The latter were also equipped with a set of fiberglass quarter panel louvers. In addition, the lineup received a new coupe model featuring fixed quarter windows. The Dodge Challenger retained the exterior colors, striping options, and wide range of trim levels that made the car remarkably special but then dropped the R/T convertible, SE models, and the T/A.

“EPA emission standards were also adjusted during this period, leading to some changes in the powertrain. For starters, the 340 cubic inch Six pack-equipped power-plant and the optional 440 cubic inch 375hp engine were eliminated. The compression ratio for the 440 cubic inch 375hp engine was lowered, resulting in a power output of 300hp for improved emissions. A Dodge Challenger graced its presence at the 1971 Indianapolis 500 race.”-moneyinc.com

You can get the latest generation of the Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge – stop by today and become a part of the American muscle car tradition. We are sure that you will love the Dodge Challenger at All Star!

Used Inventory Specials – Highlights!

Used Car Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

If you are in the market for new car but don’t want to pay a new car price, then you need to look at the used cars that are currently on special at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville. These used cars are offered at amazing discounts – this means you get more car and more options for your money! Today we want to highlight a couple of models that are currently on special at All Star. If you like what you see, get a hold of All Star as fast as possible – these cars won’t be available for long!

2016 Dodge Challenger – HIGH PERFORMANCE! Super Clean! 20-Inch x 9.5-Inch Brass Monkey SRT(R) Forged Wheels, One Owner, Challenger SRT Hellcat, 2D Coupe, 6.2L V8 Supercharged, 6-Speed Manual, RWD, Billet Clearcoat, and Black/Sepia Leather. GPS Nav! This 2016 Challenger HellCat is for Dodge fans looking all around for a great one-owner gem. So go ahead and feel free to flex your muscle in it. It will go from 0-60 in just about the same time it’ll take you to catch your breath. Head to All Star to feel the power of this Challenger!

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited – JEEP CERTIFIED & LOADED! 5.7L V8, Navigation, Sunroof, Leather, Tow Hitch, Gorgeous, One Owner, Grand Cherokee Limited, 4D Sport Utility, 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, and Leather. Get the NEW look for the used price on this one owner vehicle. Previous owner purchased it brand new! Jeep Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 3Mo/3,000Mile Maximum Care Limited Warranty, but also up to a 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 125-point inspection/reconditioning, 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car benefits, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report. (This information was compiled from 314allstar.com.)

For more information on the Used Car Specials currently available, head to All Star!

First News on the Dodge Challenger Demon

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Ladue

We always get really excited when Dodge starts teasing the new Challenger trim models. There is a big auto show coming up, where we expect to see the final product that is the Dodge Challenger Demon. Until then, we wanted to share with you the little bit of information that we do have on the new Demon.

The Challenger Demon prototype has hood pins, visible rivets, and LB Performance stickers, making it look like someone’s custom Challenger, but the Demon-specific hood scoop and dual headlight/airflow passages give away its true identity. (They thought they were being so sneaky – we know what we are looking at!)

“With the Demon, Dodge wants its buyers to be able to drive their Challengers to and from the track on four (wide, barely street-legal) drag radials. At the drag strip, owners may swap the front wheels for skinny drag-racing “runners” that can be stored in a special metal toolbox complete with a jack, tire-pressure gauge, and torque wrench. The unused wide front wheels and tires can either be set aside until the drive home or even employed as replacement rear tires should an owner crack off a few too many quarter-mile runs in one outing.”-autoblog.com

The Challenger Demon will look pretty much like every other Challenger save for a quartet of fender flares that widen the already large coupe by about 3.5 inches, plus an extra-wide hood scoop.

We are assuming that the Demon will be powered by a version of the supercharged and intercooled Hemi V-8 found in the Challenger SRT Hellcat. We’re also assuming that the engine’s output will far surpass the Hellcat’s mighty 707 horsepower. Our current best guess pegs the peak horsepower figure at 815 and torque at more than 700 lb-ft.

For more information on the Dodge Challenger and its different trims, head to All Star near Ladue.

All Star Dealership Knows You Best!

Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars at All Star near St. Peters

Spring is in the air and we are enjoying the time that we are getting to spend outside. It is the time of year that we start to get get outside and cruise the suburbs of St. Louis in order to take in the beauty of the countryside. How are you getting around this spring? Are you taking that old car you have siting in your garage? It that car tired and worn out? It’s probably seen better days. We think that it is time that you head to All Star near St. Peters and check out their vast selection of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. There are so many that you can choose from! If you want something sporty, look at the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger – you can get them with HEMI engines for added power. If you need something for your springtime yard projects, look at the Ram truck models, each of the 1500, 2500, and 3500 models have a little something different to offer. Maybe going off-road is more your style – if so, then you need to check out the entire Jeep line of vehicles; all of which are designed to handle each and every off-road adventure. (It would seem like the only thing that it cannot do is drive vertically!) If you are not sure which of the many vehicles would be right for you, we encourage you to talk with some of the members of the All Star team. They know everything that there is to know about the many models that are on the All Star lot. From the Chrysler 200 to the Jeep Patriot, the All Star team has the knowledge and passion to help you find the right vehicle. Head to All Star today for your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars!