2018 Dodge Magnum is a nameplate used by several Dodge vehicles, featured as a large coupé marketed from 1978 to 1979 in the United States, as well as a rear-wheel drive car introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year and produced up to end of the model year 2008 and assembled at the Brampton Assembly Plant, near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In the case of Mexico, the Dodge Magnum was a two-door sports car with rear-wheel drive based on the Chrysler M body (American Dodge Diplomat / Plymouth Gran Fury). The Dodge Magnum was introduced for 1978 to complement the Dodge Charger. Dodge Magnum was sold in two forms, the “XE” and the “GT” and was the last vehicle to use the long-running Chrysler B platform. The appearance was somewhat of a rounded boot and it was in response to getting a car that would be eligible for NASCAR that would be more aerodynamic, rather than the 1975-1978 boot was not.
Dodge Magnum 2018 model’s style features included four rectangular headlights behind the shrinking transparent lids, with narrow opera windows, and an optional T-bar or electric sunroof. The Magnum was well equipped with power steering, brakes, and seats; The suspension included Chrysler’s standard adjustable longitudinal adjustable torsion bars, bottom dragging couplings, and anti-swing bars. The base engine was the 318 cu3 (5.2 L) V8 with Lean-Burn, while the V8 two-cylinder and four-cylinder 360-inch (5.9 L) and 400-cc (6.6 L) were optional; The weight was almost 3,900 pounds (1,800 kg).
On November 1, 2007, Chrysler announced that as part of its restructuring plans, the Dodge Magnum would be one of four models discontinued after the 2008 model year. In Chrysler’s words: “The Magnum, along with the PT Cruiser convertible, The Crossfire, and the Pacifica were not gaining their maintenance. ” Production ended on March 28, 2008. The Dodge Magnum, (along with the short wheelbase Dodge Caravan), has been replaced by the Dodge Journey.
2018 Dodge Magnum Engine
Dodge Magnum had a V8 engine of 360 CID (5.9L) with a single carburetor of 4 barrels with a nominal power of 300 CV (224 kW). From 1983 to 1988 Dodge marketed a sporty two-door K-car with a turbocharger available from 1984 as “The Magnum”.
Total four engines were offered for the Mexican Magnum K, a SOHC I-4 2.2L (K-Trans-4), a SOHC I-4 2.2L (1983-86) and two other 2.5L SOHC I-4s with and without turbocharger (1987-88). The Mexican front-wheel drive Magnum was officially called “Dodge Magnum 400” between 1983 and 1984, as it was a Mexican sports variation of the American Dodge 400 from the early eighties. By 1985, the suffix “400” was deleted. For the 1987 season, the turbocharger received an intercooler and the turbocharged engine power changed from 140 to 150 horsepower (112 kW).
2018 Dodge Magnum SRT 8
A high-performance version SRT-8 debuted at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Dodge Magnum SRT-8 was based on a concept car that was exhibited at the 2003 Los Angeles Auto Show. Magnum went on sale in 2005 as a 2006 model. Like the 300C SRT-8, it introduced the new 6.1l (370 cu in) Hemi engine, which produces 425 horsepower (317 kW).
The 2018 Dodge SRT-8 was chosen as the best new and modern muscle car in the 2006 Canadian Car of the Year (20), the firmer suspension, the larger brakes (Brembo), the new 2018 Dodge Magnum SRT8 lower body treatment and a revised façade and back competition.