Thursday, July 22, 2010

2010 Dodge Caliber

Chrysler has released a five-door C-segment hatchback, the Dodge Caliber. The Dodge Caliber featuring an all-new Euro V capable engine is paired to a six-speed manual transmission and produces 120 kW (163 hp DIN) and 320 Nm (236 lb.-ft.), delivering 16 percent more power, 3 percent more torque and 25 percent more towing capability (1500 kg) compared with the previous diesel engine. Forged steel connecting rods, aluminum head and pistons, and fourth-generation direct-injection system provide durability, weight reduction and performance. Passenger refinement also improves as dual balance shafts and sound-deadening materials reduce the diesel engine’s vibration and harshness by 25 percent compared with the previous Dodge Caliber CRD.

The 2010 Dodge Caliber will also be available with 2.0-liter World Engine which replaces the 1.8 liter and delivers 115 kW /156 hp DIN and 190 Nm / 140 lb.-ft. of torque. The most powerful version of the 2010 Dodge Caliber is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an output of 125 kW (170 hp DIN) and 220 Nm (162 lb.-ft.) of torque.

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