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Dodge Magnum Restyled for 2008

January 16, 2007

DETROIT, MI – The newly restyled 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup — including SRT8, R/T, SXT, and SE models — features HEMI power, fuel-saving cylinder deactivation, and rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive performance. Advanced technologies, flexible and functional cargo space, and integrated safety and security features combine to provide a powerful, capable family vehicle with the ride and handling of a sports car.

The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 rides on 20-inch aluminum, SRT-designed wheels wearing 245/45/ZR20 (front) and 255/45/ZR20 (back) F1 Goodyear tires. Available exterior colors for the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 are Bright Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat and TorRed. Enhancements for 2008 include agate-color accent stitching, carbon-fiber leather-trim door handles, and LED lighting in the cup holders and door-map pockets.

Under the newly designed hood of the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 is the 6.1L HEMI V-8, delivering 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm) of torque, contributing to a performance roster that includes a 0-60 mph time in the low 5-second range and 0-100-0 mph in under 17 seconds. Power for the SRT 6.1L HEMI is channeled through a five-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated, driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers fully automatic or manual shifting selection.

Design changes to the 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT, and SE can be seen in the signature Dodge crosshair front grille, which has been lowered and stretched horizontally to create a more aggressive look. Chrome elements added to the front fascia and grille and extra detailing around the fog lamps provide additional interest and refinement to the face of the new Magnum.

The Magnum R/T features optional Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) elements in the headlamps for greater visibility while adding a sophisticated, high-tech look to the exterior. The hood of 2008 Dodge Magnum models features expressive accent lines that run from the leading edge toward the windshield, highlighting its muscular character and hinting at the power beneath. Optional chrome-clad aluminum wheels and 245/45R20 all-season performance tires contribute to the bold, powerful image that is pure Dodge.

The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T is equipped with a modern 5.7L HEMI V-8 engine featuring MDS. MDS seamlessly 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 without sacrificing vehicle performance. Drivers may be informed when four-cylinder mode is active by selecting the new fuel-economy display available through the optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).

The 5-7L HEMI V-8 engine provides 340 horsepower (254 kW) @ 5000 rpm and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (525 Nm) @ 4000 rpm and offers an EPA fuel economy rating of 17/25 (city/hwy). Also available in the 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup is the 3.5L High Output V-6 engine, which provides 250 horsepower (186 kW) @ 6400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. of torque (340 Nm) @ 3800 rpm and a fuel economy rating of 19/27 (city/hwy).

In addition, the 2.7L V-6 engine is offered, providing 190 horsepower (142 kW) @ 6400 rpm and 190 lb.-ft. of torque (258 Nm) @ 4000 rpm and a fuel economy rating of 21/28 (city/hwy).

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