Dodge Charger Pursuit to offer segment’s most advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) system
Dodge Charger Pursuit to feature the most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system in the segment,
delivering maximum all-weather traction and fuel-efficiency
Segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system automatically enables
AWD for slick conditions, while maintaining the outstanding performance and handling inherent in
a rear-wheel- drive (RWD) architecture
Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD is based on the record-setting RWD model that set the fastest-ever lap
time in Michigan State Police’s Vehicle Evaluation Test history
Dodge is turning up the heat in the police pursuit vehicle segment. In response to police fleet customer
demand and with input from the Chrysler Group’s Police Advisory Board, the already well-received Dodge
Charger Pursuit will offer an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system with the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine.
“Adding available all-wheel-drive capability to the already popular Dodge Charger Pursuit will broaden the Charger’s appeal to police departments that are accustomed to dealing with rough winters and adverse weather conditions,” said Peter Grady, Vice President – Network Development & Fleet, Chrysler Group LLC.
“With the Charger Pursuit now offering dual capability of both rear- and all-wheel-drive, we’ll be able to
meet the needs of our police fleet customers across the country.”
The Dodge Charger’s AWD system features a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle disconnect system that better balances performance and fuel economy.
“The Dodge Charger offers the most sophisticated all-wheel-drive system in its class,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. “Only Charger offers a front-axle disconnect that seamlessly transitions from the outstanding performance and handling of rear-wheel drive to the all-weather traction of all-wheel drive, with class-leading fuel economy and iconic styling.”
Chrysler Group engineers have already started testing the Dodge Charger Pursuit with the AWD system.
The vehicle will meet the police pursuit durability cycle set for RWD models that ensures the car can
reliably handle the extreme conditions seen in police use. Police fleet customers will be able to start
ordering the Dodge Charger Pursuit with AWD for the 2014 model year.
Dodge Charger Pursuit
The 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit features two uncompromised, high-performance engines that
deliver world-class levels of power, refinement, technology and fuel efficiency.
Delivering best-in-class power and achieving the fastest-ever lap time at Michigan State Police’s (MSP)
Vehicle Evaluation Test for the 2012 model year (1:33.70) at Grattan Raceway in Michigan – the Dodge