Category Archives: Dodge Charger in Miami

Miami Lakes Auto 2018 Dodge Charger Residual Value

2018 Dodge Charger Has Value for Years to Come

Miami Lakes Auto 2018 Dodge Charger Residual Value

Miami Lakes Automall has a wide selection of vehicles and brands available. Moreover, whether buying or leasing a car, we carry some of the best options around. All vehicles lose value over time, but not all vehicles lose value at the same rate. Take the Dodge Charger for example. The 2018 Dodge Charger was awarded the Residual Value Award from ALG because it is a quality vehicle that is likely to retain the highest value percentage in its class of its MSRP after three years, and this is the fourth year in a row it has earned that award.

The ALG is a trusted name for businesses looking for growth and success. Namely a company that follows automotive trends, ALG collects and analyzes data to develop projections of sales based on the quality of an automobile before and after ownership. Take for instance a consumer leasing a vehicle for several years. Following the lease term, the vehicle has surely diminished in quality and performance, but it may also have enough residual value that make it a desirable vehicle to buy or lease used.

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Miami Lakes Auto Brembo Braking System

Stopping is As Important As Speed When It Comes to Performance Vehicles

Miami Lakes Auto Brembo Braking System

With automakers churning out more and more powerful vehicles, one has to wonder how drivers keep all of the horsepower and torque of a muscle car or performance car under control. The new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds, and it can be brought to a full stop from 60 mph in 97 feet. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and can be stopped in 114 feet. Those are pretty impressive acceleration times, but the stopping times are just as impressive when you think about the physics behind it. What’s the secret to that impressive stopping power? High-performance braking systems.

Brake System Basics

Understanding brake systems can be a little confusing at first because there are a lot of components to brakes – calipers, rotors, brake pads, and pistons. A brake caliper is part of the disc brake system and is filled with several pistons. When the brake pedal is pushed and pressure is applied from the brake fluid, the pistons inside the caliper push the brake pads against the rotors to slow and eventually stop the vehicle. Typically there are usually 2-4 calipers per brake system. The brake rotor is most often an iron disc connected to the wheel’s hub that works with the brake pad to stop the vehicle; that is why a braking system may also be referred to ask a disc brake system. The more pistons, the more stopping power and the more pistons, the larger the caliper and generally the rotor as well.

Brembo Be Thy Name

“Brembo” is a name heard often when talking about brake systems. Brembo is an acknowledged world leader and innovator in the field of automotive disc brake technology and high-performance braking systems. A name automotive brands can trust, the Brembo brake systems pop up in all kinds of high-performance vehicles, such as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the Chevrolet Corvette, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Depending on the setup of wheels, axles, and suspension, the size and specifics of Brembo brakes are different, but almost any set of Brembo brakes will get the job done.

Brembo 4-Piston High-Performance Brakes are used in the Dodge Charger SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat, come standard on the Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coupe, and they are available on the Chevrolet Camaro 1LS coupe. The system is made up of 4-piston Brembo brake calipers, a 14.2-inch front rotor, and a 13.8-inch rear rotor to improve handling and control of the vehicle under extreme braking. Sometimes, such as in the Camaro ZL1, the front brakes may have a 6-piston system whereas the rear has a 4-piston system. This 6:4 setup shows up more in Corvettes, though.

Brembo 6-Piston High-Performance Front Brakes are used in the Dodge Challenger T/A 392, Challenger SRT 392, and Challenger SRT Hellcat. This is the largest front-brake system ever used on an FCA US vehicle. It is made up of 390-mm Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers. This is the power that can bring a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to a full stop in less than 100 feet whilst going 60 mph. It may seem obvious, but the more pistons there are in a braking system, the more force can be applied to the brake pad and rotor to stop the wheels. The reason these larger calipers and rotors are put in the front is because of the transfer of weight when a vehicle is brought to a stop. With the weight transferring to the front of the car, the front brakes bare the majority of task for slowing the car or bringing it to a stop.

Some brake systems may also come visually tailored to the specific model and trim. For instance, the Brembo 4-Piston High-Performance Brakes used in the Dodge Charger SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat come with red brake calipers, whereas the Brembo 6-Piston High-Performance Front Brake system used in the Dodge Challenger T/A 392 come with black brake calipers (red on Challenger SRT 392, and Challenger SRT Hellcat). The Chevrolet Corvettes also have some choices – yellow or red brake calipers are available on the Corvette Stingray and Corvette Grand Sport, with dark gray metallic-painted calipers on the Grand Sport with the Z07 package. The Chevy Corvette Z06 comes standard with red brake calipers, but has the option of dark gray metallic as well. In the end, it’s just a personal style choice.

If interested to know more, we discussed many performance parts and how they work in our article “Performance Parts Explained – Dodge”. Check it out. If interested in getting a feel for how well these brakes work, check out our inventory or give us a call for a test drive.

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Miami Lakes Performance Parts Dodge

Performance Parts Explained – Dodge

Miami Lakes Performance Parts Dodge

Ever find yourself reading about a Dodge Challenger or Dodge Charger, and all these high-tech terms stand out? It’s a little irritating reading about cold air intakes and dual air extractors, having no idea what any of that means. What’s worse is automaker websites seem to forget their average consumer didn’t grow up in an auto shop, so a lot of us don’t know what’s so special about all those components they add that make a performance vehicle so powerful. That’s why we’re starting this series – Performance Parts Explained. This week, we’re looking at many of the performance parts found on Dodge muscle cars.

What’s Under the Hood

The most important part under the hood of a vehicle is, without a doubt, that powerful revving engine. Here’s some of the components you might notice on, or under, the hood of a Dodge Challenger or Dodge Charger.

Air Catcher Scoop – Take a look at the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. See that huge opening that nearly stretches across the entire hood? That’s an air catcher scoop, and you can find a similar, smaller version on the Hellcat and other trims. They’re designed to increase the volume of air introduced to the engine, for more power of course. Some are operated by a vacuum to suck even more air in as the car drives along. When it comes to the SRT Demon, the engine sucks in about 1,000 cubic feet of air per minute.

Cold Air Intake – If you’ve ever browsed the Mopar Performance Parts catalog, this component has most likely come up. A cold air intake replaces the factory-installed air intake, moving the origination point of intake outside of the engine compartment so that colder air is introduced into an engine’s cylinders, versus the warmer air already in and around the engine. Colder air is denser than warmer air, and the more oxygen the engine can burn, the more power it can deliver.

Headlight Air Catcher – Here’s a neat design. Sometimes, a headlight in a vehicle isn’t just a headlight. Today, halogen headlamps are being replaced by LEDs, which are a lot smaller and offer some room for modification. On the Dodge SRT Demon, being that the headlamps are powered by LEDS, a small 2.6-inch passage lies in the center, acting as another air intake to feed air directly into the airbox and then the engine.

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Miami Lakes Dodge Pursuit Officer Protection

New Dodge Charger Pursuit Officer Protection Package

Miami Lakes Dodge Pursuit Officer Protection

The Dodge Charger Pursuit is a pretty nifty car. We’re not sure if we should be jealous or impressed. On one hand, the men and women in blue get a customized vehicle just for them, and Dodge is trusted enough to build cars for them. The 2017 model came out not too long ago, but it’s already being upgraded with the Officer Protection Package.

Eyes Everywhere

The new Office Protection Package adds upgraded visual and motion detecting systems that help to make officers safer in their vehicles. The new cameras and equipment will be on at all times, and Dodge hopes this will help prevent a potential ambush of officers in the vehicle.

In a press release Jeff Kommor, Vice President for FCA U.S. Sales Operations, Fleet and Small Business Sales, said, “This technology is designed to prevent an officer from being ambushed from the rear while parked. While it does not replace vigilance, this technology acts as a second set of eyes and provides police officers with added peace of mind when they are in a parked Charger Pursuit.”

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‘17 Dodge Vehicles Receive 5-Star Overall Safety Rating

Miami Lakes Dodge Vehicles NHTSA

Safety is one of the most important features in a car. Even with the most fuel-efficient engine, or the coolest, smartest technology, without safety, an automobile is a potentially dangerous transportation method. That’s why auto manufacturers strive to not only put lots of fancy and alluring features in their vehicles, but they’re constantly looking for ways to improve safety. An auto brand that’s amping up its safety this year is Dodge.

When it comes to measuring a vehicle’s safety, there are two main organizations that the public trusts – the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Both organizations deliver safety ratings and sometimes full reports on the safety features of an automobile.

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Dodge New Challenger Charger Models Miami Lakes

All-New 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona

Dodge New Challenger Charger Models Miami LakesEarlier this month, Dodge announced two new models were being added to the 2017 Dodge Challenger and Charger lineup — the Dodge Challenger T/A and the Dodge Charger Daytona.

Both are throwbacks to previous models, but feature modern tech, more features and retro design. To make a little more noise, Dodge is taking a couple of High-Impact Colors (HIPs) out of its archives and has added a new HIP hue. Both, the 2017 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger will be available in Go Mango, the all-new Green Go, a revised Yellow Jacket, and TorRed.

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Dodge Charger v Ford Mustang

Comparison: Dodge Charger v Ford Mustang

Miami Lakes Dodge Charger Ford MustangThere’s no hiding the fact that a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger are both American muscle cars, and they are both chosen for speed. Though the two vehicles may seem similar for that reason, there are actually a lot of differences between the two if you take a close look. For this article however, we’re focusing on the most basic trim for each.

Engine

Both vehicles feature V6 engines, but they differ in engine sub-type. A 3.6L 24-valve VVT V6 engine is standard in the Dodge Charger; it’s an engine designed to open or close the valve earlier to improve performance and fuel economy. A 3.7L Ti-VCT engine, which is standard in the Ford Mustang is similar but it operates based on a twin-independent variable camshaft system, also to increase performance.

Coming in at 300 horsepower, the Ford Mustang is capable of generating about 8 more horsepower than the Dodge Charger’s 292 horsepower engine.

The Dodge Charger has a slightly better fuel economy than the Mustang. The Charger gets an average of 19 MPG when in the city and 31 MPG when on the highway and the Ford Mustang averages 17 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.
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More than Power: Why We Love the Dodge Charger’s Interior

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Most car buyers are pursuing a Dodge Charger for its performance capabilities, but the 2016 model should be recognized for so much more, including it’s interior. The muscle car’s cabin includes plenty of luxury amenities, like heated seats and an impressive BeatsAudio Sound System. Plus, the vehicle delivers a surprising amount of cargo room.

Instead of focusing on the vehicle’s engine and mechanics, let’s shift our focus to the inside of the vehicle. Continue reading to understand why this car’s cabin stands out from similar vehicles. When you’ve finished, you’ll recognize that you should be pursuing a Dodge Charger in Miami

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The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: Terrifyingly Powerful

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Hell hath no fury like a Dodge Charger.

At least, not after Dodge has added its SRT Hellcat engine package. Mean, muscular, and full of intense power, the Charger SRT Hellcat boasts the most powerful engine available on a mass-produced sedan – and an imposing, aggressive exterior to match. The next time you see a mean-looking, rubber-burning, engine-roaring Dodge Charger in Miami, know this – you may have just witnessed a Hellcat.

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Why the Police Love Driving the Dodge Charger

When the police look for a car, they need a serious piece of equipment. It has to accelerate rapidly, brake without delay, and hit top speeds well above those reached by normal drivers. And, most importantly, it needs to be able to take a serious beating – with hours of daily use and some seriously difficult driving ahead of it, any police cruiser needs to be durable enough to roll with any punches that might be thrown at it.

Many car companies recognize this need and market models specifically upgraded for police – and for law enforcement, this is a huge benefit. If you’ve seen a police officer driving around in a Dodge Charger in Miami recently, you’re not alone – police departments across the country have picked up on the power of the Charger Pursuit and taken it into the fold.

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