The 2025 Dodge Charger muscle coupe looks good in pre-production photos



Dodge has remained suspiciously tight-lipped about the final production-version details of its upcoming all-new, redesigned 2025 Dodge Charger muscle car, previewed last year by the dramatic all-electric Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept car. We know it will be available as an EV, but questions remain about whether or not it will get other internal-combustion or hybrid powertrain setups as well.

The 2025 Dodge Charger muscle coupe looks good in pre-production photos


That's makes these latest images from Dodge a bit of a mystery, as they seem to confirm the new Charger will indeed be produced in coupe form (the outgoing Charger is a sedan, with the coupe version dubbed the Challenger), with a design that sticks very close to the concepts we've seen so far, Fratzog symbol and all. But what else is going on? Can we possibly determine which powertrain this photographed car has?


Just based on the photos uploaded to Dodge's social channels this week, it's possible we're looking at an all-electric Dodge Charger Daytona pre-production car, considering the lack of visible exhaust pipes and the "Daytona" name on the rear-end of the vehicle.

There's no obvious high-voltage stickers or other indications that this has to be a BEV model though. Previous reports (and production floor leaks) have indicated that the new generation of the Charger could still spawn gas-powered variants, likely with the brand's new Hurricane inline-six engine family with standard and high output variants, as well as a four-cylinder version also already in development.

At 2022's SEMA show, Dodge floated two 400-volt architecture setups good for 456 hp and 590 hp, as well as a higher-performance 800-volt setup for the SRT Banshee model. Back in Nov. 2023, The Drive reported to have insider knowledge claiming that both Hurricane and all-electric variants of the new Charger would eventually go on sale with at least three EV powertrain options. The entry-level Charger EV could get closer to 400 hp from a single rear-mounted e-motor, with the other 400-volt and 800-volt setups getting all-wheel drive and up to 670 and 885 hp respectively.

Gas models with the turbocharged Hurricane inline-six are also reported to possibly be available eventually with somewhere around 420 and 510 hp outputs, though it's unclear if all-wheel drive will be an option. Hopefully we'll find out more soon, as the new Charger is slated to go into production and on sale, in some form or another and with some sort of powertrain, by the end of this year.


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