Very likely to piss off a few tree huggers. Too bad.
Compared to the likes of the BMW M5, the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is an absolute bargain. US MSRP is $63,995 and that includes a $1,700 gas-guzzler tax. For that cash you’re treated to the quickest, fastest, most-powerful production sedan ever. That’s 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque all for you. Life’s short. Live it well. Unfortunately, a car of this caliber isn’t exactly cheap at the pumps. But thanks to modern engineering and an advanced eight-speed automatic gearbox, the Charger SRT Hellcat is fairly fuel efficient.
Chrysler has just announced the official EPA fuel economy numbers for the Charger Hellcat, and they’re actually pretty darn good. The Charger Hellcat will return 22 mpg on the highway, 16 mpg in combined-cycle driving, and 13 mpg in the city. For a big sedan that does the quarter-mile in 11 seconds flat and a top speed of 204 mph, those numbers are very impressive. And it all comes from America. Not Germany.