Dodge Charger SixPack Keeps Internal Combustion Muscle Alive

Jackson Wheeler
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  • The Dodge Charger with the 3.0-liter Hurricane I6 will be available in 2025, following the rollout of the Charger Daytona BEV.
  • Dodge will offer the Charger SixPack models with 420 hp in standard output trim and 550 hp in high output dress.
  • The 2025 Dodge Charger SixPack will come with an all-wheel-drive system as standard.

Calm down, everything is going to be fine, Charger fans. Well, mostly fine. For Hemi fans, it’s still not exactly great news, but for internal-combustion devotees who still want to hop behind the wheel of the next-generation Charger, it’s going to be OK.

While Dodge’s Charger Daytona will be sequestered exclusively to a battery-electric powertrain, Dodge won’t ignore the internal-combustion set and is planning on stuffing the Hurricane I6 under the hood of the upcoming Charger.

Carrying the SixPack name, Dodge is continuing the tradition of leaning on its heritage while it’s moving ever closer to the future. However, instead of three Holley carburetors, the SixPack name stands for the six cylinders of its Hurricane heart.

These gasoline-powered Chargers will come in two flavors: standard output and high output. Standard output, or SO models will send 420 hp, and high-output, or HO, models will squeeze 550 hp out of the 3.0-liter I6.

With the arrival date set for some time in 2025, Dodge is still holding back important details about these ICE Charger models. Looking over at the ’25 Ram, we see the standard output Hurricane makes 420 hp and 469 lb-ft of torque.

The more potent HO variant makes 540 hp and 521 lb-ft of torque. Naturally, there are going to be some changes from the Ram to the Charger, so those torque figures could be different when the Charger SixPack models come out in 2025.

The standard-output Dodge Charger SixPack will come with four doors when it arrives in 2025.

That power will travel through an eight-speed automatic transmission. That’s right: no manual option for now. From there, the power heads to the standard all-wheel-drive system. Dodge knows that some prefer to rip around with only the rear wheels powered and note that the Charger SixPack drivers will be able to select rear-drive only.

Dodge notes that it could make the door count power-dependent. The Charger SixPack SO will come with four doors when it arrives in 2025, with the Charger SixPack HO arriving in two-door form. Of course, these constraints could be driven by the launch cycle, but it’s too early to tell.

As for the interior, it’s the same regardless of powertrain. The same interior styling, 12.3-inch center media display, and the same 10.25- or 16-inch instrument clusters are available. Now, there could be a shakeup on option packages, so the same interior feature sets from the Charger Daytona EV might not cross over exactly, but you can almost expect the high-back seats and other accoutrement to make it to the gas-burning Charger SixPack in someway.

We’re over a year away, so your best bet to determine pricing might be a dartboard and a fresh set of darts. Fuel economy numbers, too, are a guess for anyone outside of the Stellantis engineering team. We’re sure to find out closer to the Charger SixPack’s 2025 launch.

Do you think people will flock to the ICE-powered Charger? Or will people enjoy both Chargers evenly? Tell us your thoughts below.

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Wesley Wren has spent his entire life around cars, whether it’s dressing up as his father’s 1954 Ford for Halloween as a child, repairing cars in college or collecting frustrating pieces of history—and most things in between. Wesley is the current steward of a 1954 Ford Crestline Victoria, a 1975 Harley-Davidson FXE and a 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie. Oh yeah, and a 2005 Kia Sedona.

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