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2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit Reports for Duty

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Following the redesign of the 2015 Dodge Charger, it was only a matter of time before the automaker introduced the police car version, the Charger Pursuit. Coming to a rearview mirror near you soon, the 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit benefits from all of the styling updates of the new Charger as well as some police-specific improvements to the interior.
Like the standard Charger that was unveiled at the New York Auto Show, the new Charger Pursuit has a new look to chase down the bad guys with the LED-accented wraparound headlights and Dodge’s signature racetrack taillights. Dodge says the Charger Pursuit gets a front fascia that was specifically designed for this application offering brake cooling ducts to help keep the larger front brakes from overheating.

The 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit upgrades to 14.5-inch front rotors and 13.8-inch rear rotors, which are almost an inch larger than the 2015 Charger models introduced this year. Additional changes for the 2015 Charger models include an upgrade from the five-speed automatic to a new eight-speed automatic gearbox, and this new transmission helps both the V-6 and V-8 cop cars deliver an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg on the highway; all-wheel drive is still an option, too.

As you’d expect, the biggest differences between the standard Charger and the Charger Pursuit is the interior. For starters, the Charger Pursuit continues to use a column-mounted shifter instead of a conventional console shifter to allow for a more upfitter-friendly center console area. Mopar offers a center console that mounts between the seats and can accommodate all of the additional computer equipment and vehicle controls required from a police car. Some of the new-for-2015 equipment found inside the Charger Pursuit include an upgraded steering wheel that now offers buttons that can be programmed to control aftermarket equipment such as lights and sirens.

Standard equipment on the 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit include a dedicated wiring harness and fused power distribution center, a slide-out trunk tray to make loading and unloading the trunk an easier task and a dedicated fan for the trunk to keep electronic equipment operating at ideal temperatures. Mopar even offers a handful of parts for the Charger Pursuit such as the ballistic door panel inserts for the front doors, steel panels for the back of the front seats and a spare tire relocation bracket.
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