Dodge Restyles Magnum Lineup for 2008
The newly restyled 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup—including SRT8, R/T, SXT and SE models— will go into production beginning in late summer of 2007 and will arrive at dealerships late in the fourth quarter.The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 features a redesigned hood, grille, front fascia and functional performance hood scoop. The front fascia reduces lift while the front fascia air inlet increases brake cooling. New for 2008, drivers can receive instant feedback on their personal performance numbers from a newly available ReConfigurable Display (RCD) in the cluster. Power for the SRT 6.1-litre HEMI is channelled through a five-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated, driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers fully automatic or manual shifting selection.The Magnum SRT8 features the 425-horsepower 6.1-litre HEMI V-8, delivering 425-horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.Design changes to the 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT and SE can be seen in the Dodge crosshair front grille, which has been lowered and stretched horizontally. Chrome elements have been added to the front fascia and grille, and extra detailing around the fog lamps.The 2008 Dodge Magnum interior upgrades include soft-touch surfaces on the arm rests and top of center console, a new cruise control stalk on the steering column and optional LED lighting surrounding the cup holders and door-map pockets. Brighter, chromed highlights have been added to the interior cabin of the R/T and SXT models.The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T is equipped with a 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engine featuring MDS, which alternates between four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is demanded, increasing fuel economy as much as 20 percent. Customers may be informed when driving in four-cylinder mode by selecting the fuel-economy display option through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). The 5-7-litre HEMI V-8 engine provides 340 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque.Also available in the 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup is the 3.5-litre High Output V-6 engine, which provides 250 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque. In addition, the 2.7-litre V-6 engine is offered, providing 190 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque.The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT and SE models come standard with rear-wheel-drive performance. Also available are advanced automotive technologies that include an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Brake Assist, all-speed Traction Control System and four-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), which combine to enable the rear-wheel-drive Dodge Magnum to perform with all-season confidence. The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T and SXT also are available with all-wheel drive.