NYIAS 2011: Dodge Avenger R/T [Live Photos]
Chrysler is presenting in New York pretty much its entire lineup of models. And since it has nearly no new models to show, it decided to present a few special editions or new trims of the existing nameplates.
Among them is the new R/T version for the newly launched Avenger. Packing both visual and performance tweaks, the R/T comes to complete a lineup that was already interesting enough for Dodge lovers.
The R/T is powered by a 3.6l Pentastar V6 engine, paired to a six-speed automatic, which develops 283 horsepower. Using this transmission and, the model provides fuel economy figures of 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
Visually, the new R/T sets itself apart from the regular models (Dodge Avenger is available in four different configurations) thanks to the 18-inch aluminum wheels or the “war paint” R/T decal on the front quarter panel at the exterior and the leather-trimmed bolsters or the Boston Acoustic sound system on the interior.
“The Avenger R/T offers performance design cues both inside and out, as well as unique handling characteristics and a sport-tuned suspension. It’s a vehicle that is ready to earn its stripes as part of the Dodge performance family of vehicles,” said Ralph Gilles, Dodge CEO
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