The Dodge Barracuda could become the next big mid-size muscle car in the 2016 auto world. This is due to the ongoing rumors where people have even begun to compare it with other cars within its segment like the Challenger STR to find out which among the two will have better performance than the other. The already available sketches of the 2016 Dodge Barracuda is indeed captivating while a look at the expected features is also intriguing. 2016 Dodge Barracuda will spot numerous innovative features and an enhanced overall appearance. The automaker is expected to put extra attention the model’s performance to enable it to stay on top of its competitors and also to attract more sales.
2016 DODGE BARRACUDA: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The 2016 Dodge Barracuda will be made using light weight materials such that the car will reduce about 300 kilograms. The said auto will be ride on the D-RWD platform which is also used by the Alfa Romeo. Its front part as well as the grille will be redesigned to bring in a sportier appeal with better aerodynamics. On its rear side, there will be a smaller spoiler alongside long rectangular tail lights and two exhaust pipes that shall be a distance apart. The auto will be offered in a two door version.
Inside, this 2016 Barracuda will be quite luxurious. It will feature red skin sports seats. On its centre console, there will be LCD display with GPS navigation, USB connectivity, audio system with quality speaker, 8 inch touch screen, cruise control and infotainment gadgets. Its control buttons will be placed within the drivers’ reach. Amazingly, the all new 2016 Dodge Barracuda will be offered with more standard features than there are in the current model. Special attention will be given to its safety features as well as the luxury elements, thus enabling the driver to stay at ease even while driving at accelerated speeds. Its safety features will include stability control, various airbags, traction control, anti lock brakes and rear view camera among others.
2016 DODGE BARRACUDA: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
According to official reports, 2016 Dodge Barracuda will run on a range of engine options, the principal one being the well known 2.4 liter four cylinder TigerShark power unit. This engine is being planned as the base power unit in the upcoming model. It will be capable of delivering 184 horses and 175 pounds-feet of torque. Its EPA ratings will be around 23/35 mpg city/highway respectively. The second engine choice could be a V8, but there are debates as to whether it will be a 5.7 liter of a 6.4 liter unit. As for the 5.8 liter powertrain, it is able to generate up to 375 horses and 410 pounds-feet or torque. When it comes to the 6.4 liter V8, it is good in delivering 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. There will also be a much sportier powertrain for the sportier version of the 2016 Dodge Barracuda. It is expected to be a 6.2 liter Hemi SRT V8 Hellcat producing approximately 707 horsepower and a torque of about 650 lb-ft.
2016 Dodge Barracuda: Release Date, Price and Competitors
This renowned model, 2016 Dodge Barracuda will face stiff competition from a few models which include Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The new 2016 Barracuda will come with a wide range of prices depending on the available engine. The prices are expected to begin at $ 55 000 to about $ 60 000. Its release date is not yet known but there are expectations that it will occur before the end of 2016.