Dodge Adds AWD Option to Hemi-Powered 2014 Charger Pursuit Police Cars – Ruge’s Dodge

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2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Package

2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit, in a typical shady alley and without all-wheel drive

As bad-ass as Dodge’s Charger Pursuit police car looks, the rear-drive cop car’s, ahem, pursuit skills potentially face limitations in inclement weather—until now. Dodge is introducing all-wheel drive as an option for cop Chargers for 2014; the new drive configuration will be available only on Charger Pursuit models equipped with the 370-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8.

The police Charger’s all-wheel-drive system is shared with the civilian versions of Chrysler’s Charger and 300 sedans. That means it features the same front-axle-disconnect setup as those pedestrian sedans, which automatically de-couples the front wheels from the driveline when they’re not needed, aiding fuel economy. Fleet customers still will be able to order the rear-wheel-drive V-8 Charger Pursuit, in addition to the rear-wheel-drive V-6 model.

Chrysler did not reveal what kind of fuel economy to expect from the AWD Charger…

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