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Old 04-09-2019, 02:53 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Sid03SVT View Post
This goes directly against FCA's move with Dodge products, mainly that you only innovate as much as you absolutely have to, and never try to save weight, ever.
It's a legit complaint, but saving weight on a long wheelbase vehicle is hard.
Challenger wheelbase is 116" and Charger is 120".
For comparison purposes, BMW 5er wheelbase is 117" and 7er is 126".
MB S class short wheelbase is 119.5", long wheelbase is 124.6".
Chevy SS is 114.5", Tauris is 112.9".
Camaro is 110" and Mustang is 107".

I'm just trying to provide perspective here; the only way to save weight is to go with a much shorter wheelbase, which means less space for occupants.
I think Dodge would lose the few customers they have if they shrank Charger or Challenger; that's why they're not going to do it.
They'd need to come up with different models altogether alongside Charger/Challenger.
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