In September it was reported that a widebody version of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat dubbed the Challenger ADR would arrive next year, along with a new AWD version of the V6 Challenger called the Challenger GT. The ADR’s eventual arrival has since been confirmed by sightings of pre-production prototypes and now the EPA has revealed the Challenger GT’s inevitable arrival by listing its fuel economy figures on its site.
The Challenger GT will be available with Fiat Chrysler’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive system, borrowed from the all-wheel drive Charger sedan, will not be offered with either the 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engines due to packaging and torque restrictions.
According to EPA estimates, the Challenger GT will return 18 MPG city and 27 MPG highway for a combined rating of 21 MPG. The figures are down compared to the rear-wheel drive V6 Challenger, which will return 19 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway for a combined rating of 25 MPG. The Challenger GT will still be more efficient than the 5.7-liter V8 equipped Challenger, which carries EPA estimates of 16 city/ 25 highway for a combined rating of 25 MPG.
We’re expecting both the 2018 Dodge Challenger ADR and Challenger GT to debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.