Friday, 8 March 2013

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Get your Employee Price Discount and 0% Financing on 2013 Dodge Darts!  Chrysler Canada has just released our most popular interest rate yet on the new Dodge Dart.
This is great news from Chrysler that is sure to boost sales on the already popular, stylish, and fun, and performance driven car that is the talk of every auto show its presented at.

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With finance payments starting at $84.00 Bi-weekly on the all new Dart this is one of if not the least cost of owning a new car in Canada.
Throw in 58 Miles per Gallon or 4.9L/100 kms and you also have great gas mileage that makes owning a Dodge Dart very, very affordable.

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Monday, 3 September 2012

2013 Dodge Dart Brochure Paint-Interior Trim-Options-Standard Equipment

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Great Info, all the exterior paint colors, interior colors and combo's, optional equipment, tire, wheel, and rim options, powertrain, engine and transmission options and more

Dodge redefines performance in the compact car segment with an all-new, state-of-the-art four-door sedan delivering class-leading aerodynamics,
the 2013 Dodge Dart.

With Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge's passion for performance at its core, the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle that's fuel-efficient, beautifully designed and crafted, agile and brings fun back to driving in the segment.
Similar to the Dodge Dart of the late 1960's, the 2013 Dart offers a special blend of style, performance and innovation. The Dodge brand leveraged its nearly 100-year history of passion for building high-quality, innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and style, as well as from its partner Fiat's global compact car expertise, to develop the all-new Dodge Dart.

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Friday, 27 April 2012

2013 Dodge Dart Production in May 2012 Special Offer on now

 Breaking News: 2013 Dodge Dart Production is underway in May!

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Production of the Dodge Dart will begin in May with full production of the compact car expected by mid-summer, Reid Bigland, head of sales for Chrysler, said today.
Bigland said the company expects to build about 2,000 Dodge Darts in May and about 8,000 in June.
“It’s going to be late summer before we really hit the stride with all of the option availability,” Bigland said today at an event in Detroit.
Built in Belvidere, Ill., the Dart is expected to be the company’s first credible compact car since the early 1990s when it introduced the Dodge Neon. The Dart, which is built on a platform adapted from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, also is the first real test of the theory that Fiat’s small car expertise can strengthen Chrysler where it has been weak.
By late summer, Bigland said he expects the company will be building 10,000 to 12,000 Darts per month.
Chrysler plans to export the Dart to about 40 different countries, including Canada and Mexico.
With a starting price of $15,995, the Dart will give Chrysler a compact car at a time when gas prices are rising and consumers are buying more small cars.
Bigland said the launch of the Dart is on schedule, even though it will take until June before most dealers receive a full allotment of cars.
“It’s not a concern,” Bigland said. “Given the size of the segment throughout North America and the enthusiasm for the Dart, we think it’s going to go OK.”

2013 DODGE DART SRT Travis Pastrana

Bigland spoke today at Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit where Dodge and SRT Motorsports announced the Dart is entering rally car racing with extreme sports racing star Travis Pastrana as the driver.
The 2013 Dodge Dart will participate in the 2012 Global Rally Cross Championship Series with Pastrana.
The Global Rally Cross Championship combines circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition into one race. The sport debuted in the US at X Games 16 in Los Angeles in 2010.
Pastrana, 28, is four-time Rally America Champion and 17-time X Games Gold Medalist. He also is a stunt performer and a proven winner in freestyle motocross and rally car racing and has competed in NASCAR.

Dodge and SRT Motorsports have collaborated on the new 2013 Dodge Dart Global Rally Cross Championships racing car.The Dart, due to piloted by four-time Rally America Champ Travis Pastrana, is capable of blasting off the line to 60mph in only 1.9 seconds.The Dart racer features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 600hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. The motor is coupled to a Sedav 4-wheel drive transmission.

The impressive performance also has to be attributed to the Dart being customarily stripped of all its interior gadgets and unnecessary equipment per usual racing-spec models."At Dodge, racing is an integral part of our heritage and embodies our competitive spirit, so we're very excited to announce the next chapter in racing for Dodge with our all-new Dodge Dart. The new Dart Global RallyCross Championship car with 600 horsepower and driver Travis Pastrana takes our passion for performance to all new heights," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO - Dodge Brand.

Dodge redefines performance in the compact car segment with an all-new, state-of-the-art four-door sedan delivering class-leading aerodynamics,
the 2013 Dodge Dart.

With Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge's passion for performance at its core, the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle that's fuel-efficient, beautifully designed and crafted, agile and brings fun back to driving in the segment.
Similar to the Dodge Dart of the late 1960's, the 2013 Dart offers a special blend of style, performance and innovation. The Dodge brand leveraged its nearly 100-year history of passion for building high-quality, innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and style, as well as from its partner Fiat's global compact car expertise, to develop the all-new Dodge Dart.


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Monday, 16 January 2012

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The All New Dodge Dart has been launched at the Detroit Auto Show 2012 earlier last week. Already the Dodge Dart is branded as the most “significant vehicle” launched at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Dodge Dart Headquarters has been covering the launch of the “Dodge Dart” at the Detroit Auto Show and you can read more about the Dodge Dart on this Blog

  •  In this article about the New Dodge Dart we will provide you with images of the Dodge Dart taken at the North American International Auto Show where the car were launched.
  • We will also provide you with some videos about the Dodge Dart.
  • We will link to previous articles about the Dodge Dart discussing the Dodge Dart and it’s technical features.
  • The Dodge Dart will also be launched at the Montreal Auto Show in Canada.

Release of the 2013 Dodge Dart at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, presented by Reid Bigland, President and Chief Executive Officer - Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chrysler Canada Inc, Head of U.S. Sales, Chrysler Group LLC

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  • The 2013 Dodge Dart have been launched at the North American International Auto Show taking place in Michigan Detroit earlier last week. This page will guide you to everything you need to know about the 2013 Dodge Dart.
  • When the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart arrives in showrooms later this year, consumers will have a full menu of more than 150 Mopar® accessories and performance parts from which to choose.
    moparJanuary 10, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – When the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart arrives in showrooms later this year, consumers will have a full menu of more than 150 Mopar® accessories and performance parts from which to choose.

    2013 Dodge Dart: 150 Accessories and Performance Parts

    Mopar® to Offer More Than 150 Accessories and Performance Parts for All-new 2013 Dodge Dart

    Most Offered in Compact-car Segment:

    • Industry-first wireless charging
    • Industry-first Wi-Fi
    • Industry-first Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS)
    • Complete list of accessories at

    Following is a select list of Mopar accessories and performance parts for the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart:

    Performance Styled Hood 2013 Dodge Dart:

    Carbon fiber scooped hood, designed to give the vehicle an aggressive and sporty appearance.

    Performance Braking Upgrade 2013 Dodge Dart:

    Upgraded calipers, rotors and performance pads provide increased braking power.

    Unique Grille 2013 Dodge Dart:

    Chrome aluminum, replaces production grille below the bumper to provide a unique appearance.

    Grille Cross-hatch Insert 2013 Dodge Dart:

    Carbon fiber-style finish, attaches to Dodge cross hatch over grille area, perfect for enhancing the “tuner” image.

    18-inch Wheels 2013 Dodge Dart:

    Unique Mopar design, polished spokes and black-painted pockets.
    Rear-air Diffuser 2013 Dodge Dart:
    Matte Black, attaches to rear fascia to provide a unique look to the rear of the vehicle. Designed to coordinate with Chin Spoiler.
    Front Fascia Appliqué 2013 Dodge Dart:
    Chrome-plated appliqué slides over front/center bumper area to provide a bright front-end appearance.
    Front Chin Spoiler 2013 Dodge Dart:
    Matte Black, attaches to front fascia to give more aggressive look to the front end.
    Side Sills 2013 Dodge Dart:
    Matte Black, attaches to side rocker panels to provide a sportier appearance. Designed to coordinate with Front Chin Spoiler and Rear-air Diffuser to provide a unique appearance.
    Rear Deck Lid Spoiler 2013 Dodge Dart:
    Matte Black, attaches to rear deck lid for a sporty appearance.
    Chrome Fuel Door 2013 Dodge Dart:
    Made of chrome aluminum, replaces production fuel door. Coordinates with Chrome Mirror Covers and stainless steel B-pillar appliqué.

    Chrome Mirror Cover 2013 Dodge Dart:

    Chrome-plated, replaces production mirror cover

    B-Pillar Appliqué 2013 Dodge Dart:
    Polished stainless steel, attaches to b-pillar area to enhance appearance.
    Pedal Kit 2013 Dodge Dart:
    Bright finish, attaches to gas and brake pedals to enhance driver’s foot well appearance.
    Industry-first Wireless Charging 2013 Dodge Dart:
    With a higher demand on power from phones and other battery-powered devices, this new wireless charging system allows driver to set electronic devices in a specified charging zone and charge without wires. This is accomplished by creating a virtually invisible charging zone in the vehicle instrument panel or center stack. Energy is then transferred from the charging pad to the device battery, utilizing a compatible device-specific case.
    Industry-first Wi-Fi 2013 Dodge Dart:
    Allows owners to utilize electronic devices as far as 150 feet from the vehicle. Each passenger may separately access the Web on the go. In-vehicle router receives 3G broadband Internet, allowing access to social media, maps, e-mail, online games, music and more. Works with Wi-Fi enabled device. Subscription required and sold separately.

    Industry-first Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS):
    Mopar system is powered by Guidepoint Systems, the leader in GPS-enabled stolen-vehicle recovery systems. Unlike other vehicle-tracking systems, the Mopar EVTS offers nationwide tracking without a subscription.

    Mopar-First Features

    Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:
    • Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
    • Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to market with a new interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters
    • Wi-Fi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
    • Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format
    • 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak: first to introduce a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car
    • Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers
    WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network

    About the Mopar Brand

    Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC's service, parts and customer-care brand and distributes 280,000 parts and accessories. With the creation of the Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A. partnership, Mopar is extending its global reach, integrating service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance dealer and customer support worldwide. Combined with Fiat S.p.A., Mopar's global portfolio includes more than 500,000 parts and accessories which are distributed in more than 120 countries. Mopar is the source for all genuine parts and accessories for Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A. brands.
    Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A. vehicles — a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide.

    75 Years of Mopar

    Mopar (a simple contraction of the words Motor and Parts) was trademarked for a line of antifreeze products in 1937. The Mopar brand made its mark in the 1960s — the muscle-car era. The Chrysler Corporation built race-ready Dodge and Plymouth “package cars” equipped with special high-performance parts. Mopar carried a line of “special parts” for super-stock drag racers and developed its racing parts division called Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use.

  • All-new 2013 Dodge Dart Interior is a Modern Blend of Precision Craftsmanship, State-of-the-art Technology, Exciting Bursts of Color and Hand-sculpted Shapes that Creates a Highly Customizable Interior.

    • High-tech, unseen-in-the-segment features available on the Dart include class-exclusive customizable 7-inch gauge cluster, 8.4-inch Uconnect® touchscreen, heated steering wheel and illuminated floating island bezel in the instrument panel
    • New 2013 Dodge Dart built with materials and precision craftsmanship typically found in more expensive vehicle segments
    • The highly customizable Dodge Dart gives customers 14 interior color and trim options

     The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart zeroes in on customer comfort and personal style, setting a new standard for compact car interior refinement. Starting with modern Dodge DNA and through the use of innovative ambient interior lighting, well-crafted soft-touch materials, high-tech features and unexpected bursts of color, the 2013 Dodge Dart is loaded with cool amenities and unexpected delights for both drivers and passengers.


     The Dart’s signature “driver-centric” layout is designed to put all controls within easy reach of the driver. Easily customizable displays and comfort-tuned seats are packaged in an exceptionally spacious, pleasing interior. The 2013 Dodge Dart features the footprint and value of a compact car, combined with the interior spaciousness of a mid-size sedan, and it boasts best-in-class hip and shoulder room and superior rear seat leg room compared with some mid-size sedans. The Dart’s spacious interior is noticeably refined and designed with driver and passenger comfort and convenience in mind.
    Tantalizing technology 
     The technological centerpiece of the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is the available lit floating island bezel that houses an available segment-exclusive 7-in. Thin Film Transistor (TFT) customizable gauge cluster display. The cluster appears dark or blank until the driver pushes the start button and the animated digital and analog instrumentation comes to life. The display is intuitive and has easy-to-understand full-color visual graphics. The gauges are backlit with LEDs, which makes them appear exceptionally crisp and clear. When combined with the large, performance font of the numbers, the gauges are very easy to read.

    An available 8.4-in. touchscreen media center – the largest touchscreen in the compact car class – completes the soft, partially wrapped instrument panel, which is wrapped in premium, soft-touch materials. Cut, sewn and hand-wrapped leather-like protein vinyl surfaces are used around the floating island bezel brow on all models.
    The 2013 Dodge Dart features available Ruby Red LED accent lighting that frames the floating island bezel, audio and heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) controls, reminiscent of the Dart’s class-exclusive racetrack tail lamps. Standard four-gauge analog design clusters are trimmed with Ruby Red LED illumination rings around the speedometer and tachometer.
    Lighting in all the right places provides drivers and passengers a warm, comfortable cockpit. In addition to the available racetrack lighting surrounding the floating island bezel, ambient lighting for the door handles, map pockets, foot wells, glove box, storage bin and illuminated cup holders is both useful and provides a warm atmosphere inside the vehicle.

    Surprising bursts of color Rather than using traditional film or faux wood appointments, the Dodge Dart uses thoughtfully placed splashes of color in intuitive locations like door inserts, storage locations, stitching and seat bolsters. The fresh Dodge color concept is what differentiates the 2013 Dodge Dart from other compact cars; it’s a unique, contemporary design concept that enables the Dart to strike an emotional chord with drivers and passengers.
    In fact, the highly customizable Dodge Dart gives customers 14 interior color and trim options in either cloth or leather. Leather front seats are available heated, and the Dart is the only compact sedan to offer a heated steering wheel option.
    The 14 interior combinations with seven interior environments in cloth or leather include: Black Denim, Black/Light Diesel Grey, Black/Light Frost Beige, Black/Ruby Red, Diesel Grey/Citrus Peel, Diesel Grey/Light Diesel Grey and Ceramic White/Light Diesel Grey. Soft to the touch and crafted with precision Soft-touch surfaces of the hand-sculpted instrument panel are a result of 12 mm soft-backed vacuum-formed surfacing in the instrument panel, center armrest and door armrest on all models. Dodge Dart Limited and R/T models have additional soft surfacing in door tops and door pull handles.
    The interior grain surfaces include a micro-matte gloss diffusion that ensures low gloss, high-tactility in the interior. The grain execution resists noticeable scratching or marks over the life of the vehicle.

    As with the exterior of the Dodge Dart, precision crafting and attention to detail were paramount when designing the interior. For example, rather than traditional framed speaker outlets, the Dodge Dart features a triangular scatter pattern over the speaker outlets for a more creative, clean and uninterrupted look. A similar treatment is on the interior door pulls, often an area left unfinished in competitive vehicles. A wrap-around top cover takes the customer’s eye from one side of the vehicle to the other and builds on the interior spaciousness of the Dodge Dart, while eliminating any gaps between the door and instrument panel.

    The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart’s seats were engineered to be exceptionally comfortable. The front and rear seats feature tri-layer lower seat cushions, which incorporate three layers of foam. A dense base foam works with the springs for primary suspension and distribution of weight, a 10 mm topper pad is glued to the top of the base pad for pillow-top-like comfort and a layer of lighter density foam is sewn into the seat covers. Front seats travel up to 180 mm forward and 40 mm rearward, 30 mm up and 30 mm down to allow drivers and passengers to find the most comfortable position. The seats have a serpentine spring suspension that distributes weight more evenly and a wide seat track to give rear passengers more room to put their feet.

    Clever storage spaces keep items out of sight and securely stowed Interior storage in the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart was thoughtfully designed with the driver and passengers in mind. Segment-exclusive front-passenger in-seat storage enables secure, undetected storage of valuables under the passenger seat cushion without sacrificing headroom. Access to the storage space (roughly 203 cubic inches) is achieved by simply flipping the seat cushion up. An oversize, deep-depth largest-in-the-class glove box can hold an iPad or other tablet so they are stored out of sight.
    The center console houses a forward cubby with removable, rubberized, molded liners providing an intuitive, easy-to-reach location for items like garage door openers, sunglasses, wallets and change. Center console side pockets are within easy reach and are perfect for storing smaller items, such as personal hand-held devices and mobile phones.
    Two front cup holders incorporate grips to secure different sized beverage containers and are rubber lined, which makes them very easy to clean. Select models of the Dart offer illuminated cup holders ringed with white ambient light.
    The center armrest on most models of the new 2013 Dodge Dart opens up compliments of piano hinging, and it slides fore and aft. Storage under the armrest includes a large bin with an easy-to-clean rubber mat that houses consumer electronic ports (AUX, APO, USB and SD) so drivers can hook up their personal electronic devices. The Dart features up to two 12-volt power outlets, one in the instrument panel and, on select models, a second outlet in the center console.
    Available door map pockets incorporate beverage holders large enough for 20-ounce bottles. The door pull cups contain rubberized molded liners, not die cut, with embossed surfacing for tactility and sound dampening.

  • The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart will be powered by three refined, fuel-efficient and powerful, state-of-the-art four-cylinder engines that add to Dart’s fun-to-drive quotient.

    Drivers can select from a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.0-liter engine, a 16-valve 1.4-liter MultiAir® Intercooled Turbo engine and a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.4-liter MultiAir 2 four-cylinder engine. Read more about the Dodge Dart Engine.

    • All-new Dodge Dart features three new technologically advanced, fuel-efficient and powerful engines
    • All-new 2.0-liter Tigershark engine to be standard engine for 2013 Dodge Dart
    • All-new Tigershark 2.4-liter MultiAir® 2 and 1.4-liter Turbocharged MultiAir engines available
    • Dodge Dart is the first sedan built in North America to feature MultiAir 2
    • Transmission choices will include six-speed manual, new six-speed dual dry clutch transmission (DDCT) and six-speed automatic

    Drivers can select from a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.0-liter engine, a 16-valve 1.4-liter MultiAir® Intercooled Turbo engine and a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.4-liter MultiAir 2 four-cylinder engine.
     ”The three new engines available in the new Dodge Dart have been designed and tested to meet consumer’s needs for fuel economy, refinement, durability and power in a compact car,” said Bob Lee, Vice President – Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. “Technologies, including the latest generation of MultiAir (MultiAir 2) and turbocharging, provide improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and increased power. A forged steel crankshaft, forged connecting rods and select fit main bearings are just a few of the many design features that contribute to the highly refined sound character of these engines.”

    The 2013 Dodge Dart will be the first compact sedan built in North America to feature MultiAir engine technology. MultiAir technology delivers optimum combustion at any speed under all driving conditions by allowing direct and dynamic control of air intake and combustion. The result is up to a 15 percent increase in low engine rpm torque and up to a 7.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency.
    The new Dart also will feature three transmission choices coupled with the new engines, including a six-speed manual, new six-speed dual dry clutch transmission (DDCT) and a new six-speed automatic.
    These three engines, combined with three transmission choices, redefine performance by providing the most diverse powertrain lineup in the Dart’s class.

    2.0-liter Tigershark Engine  
    The all-new, standard 2.0-liter Tigershark engine brings new levels of fuel efficiency, refinement and performance to Dart. The preliminary performance ratings for the 2.0-liter Tigershark engine are 160 bhp (119kW) at 6,400 rpm and 145 lb.-ft. (196 Nm) of peak torque at 4,800 rpm.
    The new engine starts with a lightweight, high-pressure, die-cast aluminum block with cast-iron bore liners and includes a host of features that increase fuel economy and provide quiet operation. A forged steel crankshaft and forged connecting rods, coupled with a cast-iron structural main bearing beam, contribute to an extremely rigid and quiet lower structure. Bore diameter is 88 mm and stroke is 82 mm on the new engine. Total displacement is 1995 cc.
    To help reduce noise from the lower reciprocating assembly, the engine is equipped with a steel sandwich type design oil pan that includes acoustic material between the outer and inner steel surface of the pan.
    The four-valve, aluminum cylinder head also is new and includes larger, 36 mm intake valves to provide exceptional performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Independent variable valve timing on the intake and exhaust side have extended cam phaser range to 60 crankshaft angle degrees of motion.
    Port fuel-injection provides precise fuel delivery. Both the intake manifold and fuel rail have acoustically dampened covers that contribute to reduced engine noise in the passenger cabin. Regular fuel with an 87 octane rating is recommended.
    The 2.0-liter Tigershark engine is standard on the Dart SE, SXT, Rallye and Limited models.

    1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo Engine 
    For those looking for added performance and a dramatic torque increase, the new Dodge Dart also will be available with a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbocharged Intercooled engine. The preliminary ratings for the Dart 1.4 MultiAir Turbo engine are 160 bhp (118 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 184 lb.-ft. (249 Nm) of torque from 2,500 through 4,000 rpm.
    Structurally, the 1.4-liter engine starts with a cast-iron block. Bore is 72 mm and stroke is 84 mm. A forged steel crankshaft is fitted with select fit main bearings and is supported across five main journals. Forged steel connecting rods, which include a unique cross section to minimize longitudinal and lateral bending, also are used for increased durability. Cast-aluminum pistons with a compression ratio of 9.8:1 are used.
    The aluminum cylinder head features MultiAir technology. Unlike fixed lobes on a conventional camshaft that control valve lift and duration, the intake valves with the MultiAir system are electro hydraulically controlled. This results in wide flexibility of intake valve openings for better fuel economy and power with lower emissions.
    The substantial power level is a result of the turbocharger, which includes a single intercooler. Boost pressure is dynamically managed to provide a broad torque curve over a wide variety of ambient conditions with peak pressure of 22 psi at 4,000 rpm.

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      2.4-liter Tigershark Engine with MultiAir® 2  
    Largest of the trio of engines available in the 2013 Dodge Dart, the new 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir® 2 is the third Chrysler Group engine to feature MultiAir technology. The preliminary ratings for the 2.4-liter TIgershark with MultiAir 2 are 184 horsepower (137 kW) at 6,250 rpm and 171 lb.-ft. (232 Nm) of torque at 4,800 rpm. The engine is slated for availability in the third quarter of 2012.
    The new 2.4-liter engine incorporates many of the same features found in the 2.0-liter Tigershark, including a high-pressure, die-cast aluminum block with cast-iron bore liners, forged steel crankshaft and forged connecting rods. Bore diameter is 88 mm and stroke is 97 mm. Total displacement is 2360 cc.
    Lightweight cast-aluminum pistons have been designed specifically for lower friction on the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine and provide a 10.1 compression ratio. Maximum engine speed is 6,500 rpm.
    The aluminum cylinder head includes a four valves-per-cylinder arrangement with 36 mm intake valves for optimum performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. MultiAir 2 allows better control of the start and end of the valve events and an extended opening on the intake cycle for better exhaust gas recirculation. Both features improve fuel economy.
    Exhaust is through a tubular exhaust manifold that is located in the front of the engine compartment. The location of the exhaust manifold helps decrease the possibility of exhaust noises entering the passenger cabin. Other sound refinement features, including an aluminum head cover, aluminum front engine cover, an acoustically dampened intake manifold and a fuel rail cover, reduce outside engine noise significantly.

    2013 Dodge Dart Transmissions 

     The new 2013 Dodge Dart will feature three transmission choices, including a new six-speed DDCT, six-speed manual and a new six-speed automatic.

    C635 Six-speed Manual Transmission  
    Standard on all three engines is the six-speed C635 manual transmission. This state-of-the-art gearbox is designed and built by Fiat Powertrain. Compact and lightweight, the transmission is designed to withstand maximum torque values up to 350 Nm. With six gears, the transmission is designed to operate at a low engine rpm to provide maximum fuel economy. The low operating speed range also reduces noise and provides a quiet cabin environment at highway speeds.

    C635 Dual Dry Clutch Six-speed Automatic Transmission  
    Improved performance and fuel efficiency are just two attributes of Chrysler Group’s new C635 DDCT. The new DDCT will be available exclusively on 2013 Dodge Dart models equipped with the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbocharged engine.
    Designed specifically for lighter vehicle applications, the new DDCT represents the first application of this technology to Chrysler Group front-wheel-drive passenger vehicles. The six-speed DDCT is designed to handle up to 350 Nm of torque.
    The new DDCT also includes a hill start assist feature that helps prevent vehicle rollback when the vehicle is on an incline. Working with the brake control unit, the transmission momentarily holds brake pressure until adequate torque is reached to move the vehicle forward.

    6F24 Six-speed Automatic Transmission 
     Small and compact, the Powertech six-speed automatic transmission is fully electronic and is designed for increased fuel efficiency. Torque capacity for the new transmission is 250 Nm.
    With a 5.4 gear spread, gear changes are nearly imperceptible at all speeds and optimum shift quality is provided throughout the rpm range, including launch, acceleration and passing at highway speeds. Autostick is standard.
    Designed to provide maximum durability, the six-speed automatic is “fill-for-life” and requires no maintenance.

  • Safety and Security:
    were at the forefront in the development of the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart. The new Dart was engineered with 60 available safety and security features, all designed to give drivers and passengers peace of mind when traveling.
    • Dual-stage, adaptive venting, front driver and passenger air bags
    • Front-seat-mounted pelvic and thorax air bags
    • Rear-seat-mounted pelvic air bags
    • Front driver and passenger knee air bags
    • All-row side-curtain air bags
    The 2013 Dodge Dart is also the only car in its class to offer Rear Cross Path Detection.
    The Dart also features standard four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes on all models, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, available ParkView® rear back-up camera that displays on an 8.4-inch touchscreen monitor and ParkSense® rear park assist. These features and more all work to protect passengers in the event of a crash. Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) allow for a child safety seat to be placed in any of the three rear seating positions.
    Standard and available safety and security features on the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart include:
    • All-speed traction control system: Part of the standard anti-lock brake system (ABS), helps keep driving wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during all speeds by applying individual brakes alone or in combination with engine torque limitation to prevent wheel slip
    • Anti-lock, four-channel braking system: Senses and prevents wheel lockup independently at all four wheels, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions. The four-channel system monitors the speed of each wheel individually and allows individual wheel braking for superior control, as well as provides backup braking in the unlikely event that one of the two braking circuits would fail. (Four-wheel disc brakes standard on all models)
    • Auto-dimming rear view mirror: Detects and reduces glare from rearward headlamps without driver intervention
    • Automatic headlamps: Detects dim driving conditions or when the Dodge Dart is being driven in a tunnel and turns on the headlamps without driver intervention
    • Automatic Humidity Sensor: Enables the Dodge Dart’s automatic temperature control (ATC) system to measure humidity inside the vehicle and provide a fog-free windshield automatically without driver intervention
    • Belt Alert: Activates a chime and/or illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver and front passenger to buckle up if the Dodge Dart is driven without belted front-seat occupants
    • Blind-spot Monitoring: Uses dual ultra-wideband radar sensors to aid the driver when changing lanes or if being passed by or passing unseen vehicles. The system notifies the driver of a vehicle in their blind spot via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
    • Brake Assist: In an emergency brake situation, the system applies maximum braking power, minimizing the stopping distance
    • Brake-lock differential system (BLDS): Allows the vehicle to maintain forward motion if one or two wheels lose traction by selectively and aggressively applying brakes to the spinning wheels
    • Brake Override: When a disagreement exists between the throttle and the brake, the brake signal causes the engine controller to reduce engine power, allowing the operator to stop the Dodge Dart
    • Brake/Park interlock: Prevents the Dodge Dart from being shifted out of “Park” unless the brake pedal is applied Brake-traction control system (BTCS): Helps to keep driving wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during slow speeds by applying individual brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
    • Child-protection rear door locks: Disables the rear doors’ inside-release handle by adjusting a small lever on the door-shut face
    • Driver’s side knee air bag: Located below the instrument panel, the knee air bag deploys when the driver air bag deploys and is designed to properly position the occupant during impact and offer additional lower leg protection
    • Dual-stage front air bags: Inflate with a force appropriate to the severity of the impact. In addition, the Dart’s passenger air bag is designed to deploy at varying inflation rated based on the occupant’s position. Both meet FMVSS 208 advanced air bag requirements for smaller, out-of-position occupants
    • Electronic brake-force distribution: Assists the driver to optimize stopping distances and control under all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure front-to-rear
    • Electronic roll mitigation (ERM): An extension of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Uses input from ESC sensors to anticipate if the vehicle is at risk of entering a potential roll situation then reacts immediately, applying the brakes individually and modulating throttle position as needed to attempt avoiding a roll situation
    • Electronic stability control (ESC): Enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability under all conditions. Provides the benefit in critical driving situations, such as turns, and is valuable when driving on mixed surface conditions, including snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between driver input through the steering wheel and the Dart’s path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle input to guide the Dart back on to the driver’s intended path
    • Emergency trunk release: A glow-in-the-dark release handle, which may be activated in the event of an adult or child being inadvertently trapped inside the trunk
    • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting and unlocking doors after air bag deployment. Also shuts off flow of fuel to the engine
    • Express up/down power windows: One-touch powered express up/down window button located on the driver and front passenger doors
    • Front and rear crush zones: Designed to compress during an accident to absorb energy from an impact, which decreases transfer of that energy to occupants
    • Front passenger knee air bag: Located below the instrument panel, the knee air bag deploys when the passenger air bag deploys and is designed to properly position the occupant during impact and offer additional lower leg protection
    • Front seat-belt active load limiters: Designed to optimize the chest loading in an impact event
    • Front seat-belt pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate front seat-belt pretensioners to remove slack in the seat belt system, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant’s head and torso
    • Front-seat-mounted air bags: Deploy for enhanced thorax protection during a side impact
    • Head restraints: Included at all three rear seat positions
    • High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps: Provide approximately three times the light output of conventional reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination
    • High-strength steel, 68 percent: Hot stamped, high-strength- and ultra-high-strength steel are used to construct a lightweight, modern solid vehicle architecture
    • Hill-start Assist: Prevents the Dodge Dart from rollback and assists drivers when starting from a stop on a hill by maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period of time after a driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal
    • Intrusion alarm (Ultrasonic Intrusion Alarm): The ultrasonic intrusion alarm provides an increased level of security beyond a traditional alarm. The intrusion sensor monitors glass breakage, vehicle shock (bumping) and vehicle attitude (towing) changes
    • Keyless Enter ‘n Go: When an individual enters the Dodge Dart, electronic sensors detect if the vehicle key fob is present. This will then allow the individual to push a button to start the Dodge Dart without having to insert the key into the ignition (The driver must apply the brake pedal when starting the car). The sensors also allow the deck lid to open without use of pressing the key fob
    • LATCH: is designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats
    • LED taillamps: Provide dual function illumination (brake, stop, turn and running light functions) with harmonious and consistent illumination throughout the tail lamp due to individual illumination points
    • Lock on Sync tire pressure monitors – Tire pressure monitoring system self-learns tire position after rotation or tire is moved to a new location
    • Navigation system: Easy-to-use maps with audible turn-by-turn directions, more than 6 million points of interest and lane guidance
    • Occupant Restraint Controller: Detects an impact and determines whether a crash is severe enough to trigger air bag deployment and whether the primary or secondary stage inflation is sufficient. In addition, the controller detects side impacts and determines whether the rail-curtain and side seat-mounted (thorax protection) airbags should deploy. Engagement of front seat-belt pretensioners are also managed through the controller
    • ParkSense rear park assist: Assists at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects. Consists of audible warnings for the driver and has a display in the instrument cluster’s Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
    • ParkView rear backup camera: Provides a wide-angle view on the navigation screen of the area immediately behind the Dodge Dart, giving the driver greater peace of mind before reversing at low speeds. The display features grid lines to help the driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or narrow areas. The image is displayed on the 8.4-inch touch screen when the transmission is shifted into Reverse
    • Rain-sensitive wipers: A driver convenience feature that automatically senses moisture on the Dart’s windshield and activates wipers
    • Rainy Brake Support: The system uses the ESC pump to occasionally push brake pads lightly against brake rotors in rainy conditions in order to keep rotors dry and assure maximum braking performance under wet conditions
    • Reactive head restraints: Activate in the event of a rear collision. Restraints are designed to reduce injuries by minimizing the gap between the head restraint and the passenger’s head
    • Ready Alert Braking: The system anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and uses the ESC pump to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application
    • Rear Cross Path Detection: In parking lot situations, this system warns drivers backing out of parking spaces of traffic moving toward their vehicle. It activates any time the Dodge Dart is in Reverse. The driver is notified of vehicle(s) crossing behind the vehicle via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
    • Rear-seat-mounted air bags: deploy for enhanced pelvis protection during a side impact
    • Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lamps. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional security alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system
    • Safety cage body structure: Protects occupants by managing and controlling energy in the event of an impact
    • Security alarm: Deters vandalism and theft, frequently lowering insurance premiums. System protects the vehicle from theft by monitoring door-ajar switches and the ignition circuit for unauthorized entry
    • Sentry Key® engine immobilizer: Uses a key fob that has an embedded transponder with a pre-programmed security code to shut off the engine after a few seconds and discourage vehicle theft
    • Side-curtain air bags: Full-length side-curtain air bags extend protection to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact sensors that autonomously trigger the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. This type of air bag is housed in the headliner just above the side windows
    • Side guard door beams: In front and rear doors provide occupant protection during a side impact
    • SiriusXM Travel Link: Provides passengers with real-time information and entertainment to make every trip more efficient and safe
    • SmartBeam® headlamps: Headlamp system adjusts to ambient light and oncoming traffic to deliver maximum lighting
    • Tilt-and-telescoping steering column: Allows steering column to tilt and move toward or away from the driver to achieve a safe and comfortable distance from the advanced multi-stage front driver air bag, if deployed
    • Three-point seat belts at all positions: Front and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belts
    • Tire-pressure monitoring system: Informs driver when tire pressure is too low. Pressure-sensor modules within the valve stems of all four road wheels send continuous radio-frequency signals to a receiver and the system
    • Trailer-sway control: Reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions caused by crosswinds and traffic. The system monitors the vehicle’s movement relative to the driver’s intended path, then applies alternating brake pressure to slow the vehicle and then increases the pressure on one front wheel in order to counteract the sway induced by the trailer
    • Turn signals on exterior mirrors: Visually signals other drivers warning of a turn or lane change
    • Uconnect Touch: Integrates world-class infotainment and convenience technologies to keep passengers connected, comfortable and safe
    • Uconnect Voice Command: An in-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that allows drivers to operate a Bluetooth compatible phone with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. When the Bluetooth phone is initially connected, the contact list is automatically downloaded, synchronizing as many as 1,000 phone book entries, which can then be selected by simply saying a contact name. It also allows drivers to switch radio modes, tune to AM/FM and SiriusXM Satellite Radio stations and request real-time information (such as fuel prices) from SiriusXM Travel Link using natural voice commands. The hands free option promotes safety, freedom, value and flexibility
  • As the first vehicle to evolve from Chrysler Group’s alliance with Fiat, the Dodge Dart builds off Alfa Romeo’s performance virtues and Dodge’s increasingly zealous attention to quality. The Dodge Dart and Alfa Romeo partnership.

  • The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart Redefines Performance :
    Dodge engineers used the latest technological advances combined with a passion for excellence when developing the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart, and the result is a high-performing, sleek, aerodynamic sedan that is both fuel efficient, fun to drive and whisper quiet on the inside.

    The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart Redefines Performance

    • World-class Aerodynamics, State-of-the-art Technology and an Agile, Responsive Driving Experience Compliments of Alfa Romeo-based Architecture
    • More than 600 hours of development time in Chrysler Group’s wind tunnel combined with segment-leading technology, such as active grille shutters and extensive use of under body belly plans, helped Dodge Dart achieve its world-class aerodynamic performance
    • Proven, modular Alfa Romeo Giulietta architecture lengthened 12 inches and widened roughly an inch on each side for North American market; delivers fun-to-drive experience with more interior roominess than some mid-size sedans
    • The Dart body has one of the highest high-strength steel contents in the industry, 68 percent, which results in a solid, rigid structure
    • Liberal applications of sound-deadening materials contribute to Dodge Dart’s whisper-quiet interior

    2013 Dodge Dart R/T

     The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart was developed and engineered to exceed customer expectations for satisfaction, quality and reliability. Dodge engineers looked at every detail during development by tracking more than 5,000 customer functional objectives for the car on a weekly basis.
    The functional objectives were determined from consumer clinics that took place at the start of the design and development of the Dart. Engineers spent time with consumers who owned a compact car and tracked things that truly matter to them.
     ”The 2013 Dodge Dart was engineered to compete with the best vehicles in the compact car segment,” said Matt Liddane, Vehicle Line Executive – Chrysler Group LLC. “We listened to our customers and developed an outstanding compact sedan that delivers where it matters most – it’s fuel-efficient, extremely quiet, has all the latest high-tech features, is unsurpassed in the class with 10 airbags and it’s an absolute blast to drive. We can’t wait for our customers to experience it.”

     The Dart excels not only in traditional performance metrics, but also as an ecologically smart, fuel-efficient vehicle.

    Alfa Romeo Roots FIAT Group architecture – compliments of the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta – is the basis for the underpinnings of the new 2013 Dodge Dart. The Giulietta is renowned for satisfying the most demanding customers in terms of exceptional driving dynamics and agility, and that DNA carries over to the new Dodge Dart. Dodge engineers lengthened the platform 12 inches as they expanded it from a hatch to a sedan and widened it roughly 2 inches – almost 1 inch on each side –to create a spacious compact sedan with the interior roominess of a mid-size car.

    The Giulietta’s proven modular architecture means many models can be built using the same basic underpinnings. The result is better quality and reliability, as well as lower costs, less development time and tooling. The Compact U.S. Wide (CUS-wide) architecture Dart is built on is comprised of common, modular and interchangeable components and allows for modularity of the wheelbase, front track, rear track, front overhang, length and width across vehicle lines.
    The 2013 Dodge Dart’s body structure has a high-strength steel content of 68 percent, one of the highest in the industry. Hot stamped-, high-strength- and ultra-high-strength steel are used to construct a strong, lightweight, solid vehicle architecture.

    World-class Aerodynamics 
     The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart hits the mark with world-class aerodynamic performance compliments of a modern, sculpted exterior design and innovative technology not typically seen in the compact sedan segment.
    The Dart spent more than 600 hours of development time in the Chrysler Group’s state-of-the-art aero acoustic wind tunnel. As a result, designers optimized the car’s front end for smooth airflow above, below and around the car without compromising styling or engine cooling requirements. Examples include the notch angle at the rear of the car, the shape of the rear taillamp applique and rear corners, all of which combine to improve aero performance without hurting the design aesthetics. In addition, work in the wind tunnel helped designers aero shape the mirrors for a significant improvement in aerodynamic performance.
    The all-new Dodge Dart is the first Dodge vehicle to employ an active grille shutter system, which automatically closes the airflow through the lower intake when cooling is least needed, reducing drag roughly 3 to 5 percent when compared with a vehicle without an active grille shutter system.
    When the active grille shutters are closed, airflow is redirected around the front of the vehicle and down the sides, rather than through the vehicle, enhancing aero performance. Engine coolant temperature and vehicle speed determine whether the shutter is open or closed. For example, the shutter will close at highway speeds when less engine cooling is required and aerodynamic drag is most significant; the system will open when the car is hot city driving, traveling up a hill or pulling a trailer.
    The 2013 Dodge Dart includes segment-exclusive underbody panels that run virtually stem to stern on the Dart’s underbody and are more typically found on luxury vehicles. The belly panels are constructed of Mold-in-color (MIC) black composite and essentially cover 90 percent of the underbody. In addition to the aerodynamic benefits, the panels also serve to stop road noise from entering the passenger cabin.
    The extensive use of underbody treatments, including a stylized lower radiator close out panel that is positioned below the front fascia, front and rear tire spats, an engine belly pan, two mid-floor belly pans, a center diffuser and outboard diffusers, collectively reduce aerodynamic drag by 7 percent.
    Never Neutral 2013 Dodge Dart

    Fun-to-drive Dynamics

    The Dart’s chassis was engineered to deliver sporty European handling dynamics and steering precision with ride and comfort characteristics tuned for North American roads.
    The front and rear suspensions on the Dodge Dart are built using bushings and geometry tuned to achieve excellent handling with maximum comfort.
    The exceptional balance of fun-to-drive dynamics, emergency handling, ride comfort and a quiet cabin is accomplished through the suspension bushing tuning and the exceptional body structure, including the front aluminum cradle, rear upper/under body structure reinforcement and superior suspension attachment stiffness.
    The 2013 Dodge Dart features the proven MacPherson strut front suspension, which is renowned for its packaging efficiency and light weight. Dodge engineers specifically tuned the front suspension geometry to minimize camber loss, resulting in more responsive steering and handling characteristics and a smooth ride with little to no road noise – all qualities drivers will appreciate.
    Dodge engineers used aluminum alloys for the knuckles and brake calipers and high-strength steels for the suspension linkages. They also optimized structural components to minimize unsprung weight (the weight of parts that are not carried on the springs, such as wheels, axles, and brakes), which results in more responsive vehicle handling, ride quality and reduced road noise.
    The stiffness and low weight of the front suspension helps reduce typical rolling noise, keeping the road noise where it belongs – on the road and out of the Dart’s passenger cabin.
    The 2013 Dodge Dart’s suspension features a flat-bottomed geometry in which the floor plan is nicely integrated, which actively contributes to the Dart’s exceptional aerodynamic performance. Many key front-suspension components improve ride quality, durability and safety.
    • Ride quality is improved, in part, thanks to the use of:
      • Split dome anti-sway bar blocks that optimize the exchange of forces between the suspension and body, filtering out vibrations
      • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers with high lateral stiffness
      • Solid half-shafts throughout the range that help reduce weight and vibration
      • Side load coil springs that optimize the thrust axis and help transfer loads on the shock absorber to improve comfort
      • High-strength springs
    • Durability and perceived vehicle quality are improved in part by:
      • Spring isolators interposed between the springs and their support bases to eliminate running noise
      • One-piece cast-iron lower control arms to enhance durability
    • A third load path, which provides additional safety benefits for drivers and passengers, is created with attachments on the cast-aluminum, flat cross member that are strong enough to absorb loads in the event of an impact. The flat cross member enhances vehicle rigidity
    The Dart’s front suspension cradle is constructed of high-pressure, die-cast aluminum, which is 14-pounds lighter than more conventional front cradle applications. The cradle also is stiff, helping stop the transmission of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) into the passenger compartment, contributing to the Dart’s exceptionally quiet interior.
    A bi-link independent rear suspension on the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart enables European handling capability for those drivers who love to lean into corners and the smooth ride North American drivers covet.
    Lightweight, hollow aluminum longitudinal arms enable the Dart’s exceptional handling capability. Engineers dampened and isolated the ride harshness by employing premium urethane jounce bumpers, which provide smooth, progressive engagement over sharp bumps. The rubber upper and lower spring seat isolators and shock absorber bushings and tuned rubber bushings at the inboard and outboard ends of the suspension provide additional isolation.
    Many key components of the rear suspension improve vehicle handling, reduce road noise and improve durability.
    • Handling performance is improved, in part, thanks to the use of:
      • An aluminum cross member with an optimized weight/stiffness ratio improves the reaction to lateral loads
      • A stabilizer bar with torsional stiffness delivers sporty handling
      • Bushings with stiffness characteristics are designed to maximize handling
    • Road and running noise is reduced through the use of:
      • Spring isolators between the springs and their support bases
      • Bushings with low dynamic stiffening ratios minimize the noise levels transmitted from the road
    • Vehicle durability is improved with the use of:
      • Steel springs with high fatigue durability allow for weight containment
      • Chrome guide rods enable very long durability even under extreme use conditions
    • Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers that connect to the lower link are engineered for minimal bulk
    The rear suspension cradle is crafted in the same manner as the front, with a high-pressure die-cast aluminum structure. It is optimized to provide minimal weight, which enables fuel-efficiency, and for stiffness, which reduces the transmission of NVH into the passenger compartment.
    The Dart’s all-season tires provide exceptional grip and balanced performance and contribute to the vehicle’s excellent ride comfort. The standard 16-inch and available 17-inch tires were picked with an emphasis on fuel efficiency. Dart R/T’s standard 18-inch tire puts a priority on steering and handling.

    Power Steering System  

    With a 15:1 steering ratio, the 2013 Dodge Dart is one of the fastest-steering vehicles in the compact car segment. The Dart’s steering system is designed and engineered for the best performance for the driver in sporty driving conditions, as well as excellent handling and reduced effort during parking maneuvers.
    The all-new Dart employs standard electric power steering (EPS). All of the power assist is provided via an electric motor system rather than a traditional hydraulic system. Because the system is fully electronic, the driver experiences optimal steering effort at all vehicle speeds, and there is less noise and better fuel efficiency since there is no parasitic loss from a power steering pump.
    The boost, or assist, is variable and speed sensitive, responding to sensors monitoring steering torque, steering wheel speed and angle and vehicle speed. The steering system is fully integrated with the vehicle’s electronic stability control (ESC) system and helps to compensate in split-traction, torque steer and pull-drift (crowned road) situations.
    The 2013 Dodge Dart features next-generation electric dual-pinion steering, which delivers sporty handling by managing significant loads at all steering wheel operating speeds, power assist curves modulated according to driving conditions and up to a 3 percent improvement in fuel efficiency when compared with a conventional hydraulic system.
    The Dart steering column is designed for telescopic adjustment of up to 40 mm and up to 4 degrees of angular adjustment. The Dodge Dart has an estimated turning circle of 38.1 feet.


     The 2013 Dodge Dart is the only vehicle in the compact sedan segment to include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) with traction control standard on all models.
    The Dodge Dart features a four-channel anti-lock braking system that monitors the speed of each wheel individually. The four-channel system allows individual wheel braking for superior control and provides backup braking in the unlikely event that one of the two braking circuits would fail. The ABS software uses a steering wheel angle sensor that allows the system to differentiate between straight-line braking and braking in a turn resulting in better straight line braking with minimal yaw.
    The Traction Control System (TCS), which is integrated with ABS, is an all-speed, four-channel system. TCS helps maximize driver control in all conditions by combining both engine torque and brake control to regulate wheel spin at all driving speeds. When the system senses impending wheel slip during acceleration, it signals the throttle control to reduce drive wheel torque. Under extreme situations, such as going from pavement to ice during acceleration, the system will selectively apply the brakes to maintain control. An ESC button on the center stack allows the driver to partially turn off the system.
    The all-new Dodge Dart also features electronic brake-force distribution, which helps the driver optimize stopping distances and maintain control under all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure front-to-rear.
    Vented 305 x 28 mm front rotors help dissipate braking-related heat and improve braking performance compared with non-vented brake rotors. Solid 264 x 10 mm rear disc brakes improve braking performance with better pedal feel and reduced stopping distance. They are also quieter and lighter than drum rotors.

    Fun from the inside too 2013 Dodge Dart

    Whisper-quiet interior 
     The Dodge Dart’s interior cabin is engineered to be exceptionally quiet. This is accomplished through the honing of exterior shapes and the use of sealing and acoustic sound-deadening materials and applications.
    The all-new Dart was engineered using multiple techniques to optimize and hone exterior shapes and to make for a smooth, quiet ride. From front to rear, those techniques include:
    • Laser-braised roof ditch eliminates noise-inducing cavities and resonance along the roof line
    • A segment-exclusive seal from the backlight to the decklid stops turbulence in the area resulting in a quieter ride for rear seat occupants. The seal also eliminates the chance for air leakage into the trunk compartment and protects the trunk from water seepage
    • The grille grates are optimized to minimize air “swoosh”
    • Wiper blades are positioned below the hood line, which ensures near silent operation
    • A hood seal closes off the hood-to-fascia gap, minimizing air turbulence
    • 3.0 mm acoustic laminate windshield glass delivers a 2.5 to 3.0 decibel reduction in noise when compared with standard laminate glass
    • Door uppers were designed and engineered so nothing invades air flow around the vehicle, which can be a common source of wind noise
    • Mirrors were refined and optimized during hundreds of hours of wind tunnel analysis to improve both aero and sound performance
    • A triple door seal system for all doors keeps wind and noise from seeping into the passenger compartment
    The 2013 Dodge Dart also is the first Dodge vehicle to use a hybrid system of rocker foam and acoustic baffles. The acoustic baffles are paint-oven expandable and are placed in cavities in the Dart’s body structure to reduce road noise. Twenty-four acoustic baffles are applied in the B-pillars, dog-leg, sail/C-pillars, rails and A-pillar. Similar to the acoustic baffles, expandable tape is applied in three-to-four locations in the window frames of all four doors, which stops air leakage in the door header, weld flanges and holes.
    Engineers also applied 100 percent fully sealed acoustic perimeter water deflectors in all four doors, which is a key enabler to reducing the amount of air and related noise that sneaks into the passenger compartment. The rubberized shield has only one orifice while most have multiple holes.
    Baked on mastic in the floor pan of the new Dodge Dart reduces road noise and vibration and adds to the vehicle’s smooth, quiet ride.
    Engine covers and a glove-fit instrument panel pad on the passenger compartment side reduce powertrain noise.
    All of the treatments result in less air entering into the passenger cabin, giving drivers and passengers world-class levels of interior-cabin quietness in the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart.
    Segment-leading heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC)

    The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart offers best-in-class heating and cooling performance delivering exceptional heat up, cool down and defrost, as well as quiet performance.
    To achieve the segment-leading performance, engineers used Computational Fluid Dynamics to deliver just the right amount of air flow through the ductwork. A variable displacement condenser continually matches the requested cooling load, which keeps the system stable and helps it operate quietly and efficiently. The central unit doors of the system are electronic; there are no cables, so drivers and passengers experience a more consistent feel when the system is on.
    The air outlets are adjusted with rack-and-pinion vein adjusters, which make them both feel pleasant to the touch and give a consistent feel when they’re repositioned in a different direction. Outboard air outlet bezels in the Dodge Dart come in three finishes: black, satin chrome or black chrome. Models equipped with automatic temperature control also include a humidity sensor, which creates an automatic de-fog capability.

    Customer-focused Vehicle Development  
    The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart was developed and engineered to exceed expectations for customer satisfaction, quality and reliability. Engineers used Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) to ensure the voice of the customer was captured during the vehicle development process. DFSS folds in voice of the customer data along with lessons learned to ensure every vehicle is of the highest quality possible.
    Before the Dart was even designed, customer focus teams were established to understand the voice of the customer. Critical areas and key systems were used to designate projects. The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart had more than 100 DFSS projects during its development phases. Dodge engineers looked at every detail during development by tracking more than 5,000 customer functional objectives for the car on a weekly basis. The customer functional objectives were determined from consumer clinics held at the start of the Dart’s design and development.
    The 2013 Dodge Dart was engineered with a new definition of performance in mind. The Dart excels not only in traditional performance metrics, but also as an ecologically smart, fuel-efficient vehicle.

     As Quoted by 2013 Dodge Dart Headquarters " The 2013 Dodge Dart is a car for the people, the level of refinement, performance, economy, and customization is at a level never seen before in the segment let alone any vehicle under $50,000 dollars.  That this car starts at $15,995 is a engineering miracle."

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