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Last year, AOL Autos Technology of the Year Award named the Chrysler Uconnect as the winner. This year, Chrysler is getting a second chance at claiming the gold.
This year Mopar introduced an industry-first of including wireless charging technology for portable devices. That technology is now among six finalists up for the AOL Autos Technology of the Year Award.
The award is to honor and bring attention to the companies who raised the bar the highest in automotive tech. The final judgement will be decided by a expert team of judges from numerous tech blogs including AOL Autos, Autoblog, Engadget TechCrunch, and others.
Mopar’s wireless charging is currently available for the 2013 Dodge Dart. The power bin for the system rests below the center stack and in front of the center console. When the car is started, the driver can place their smart device in the bin and let the magic happen. A specialty phone case is required to make it work, however, but that is included in the feature.
Mopar’s wireless charging system is currently available for $199 plus installation. For more information on getting this amazing service installed in to your vehicle, contact our service department at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.
I hate hearing the word “hurricane” living in New York, not after the last storm. It’s nice to see however the word being used for something so promising.
Chrysler is developing an engine known as code-named “Hurricane” due out in 2016. Details are scarce at the moment, but AutoNews.com is reporting that it is planned as a retooling of the base 2.0-liter I-4 engine. Thanks to looking into some documents from Chrysler, they believe the engine’s cylinder head is proving to be engineering challenge. “The new head, according to Chrysler documents,‘is an engineering challenge which uses many new technologies to achieve excellent fuel economy.’”
When Auto News asked Chrysler’s reps for a comment, the company declined to say anything.
The I-4 was recently reworked for use in current models of Chrysler products, the Dodge Dart and the upcoming 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The aim in the reworking was for better fuel economy and performance, which would also be the goal of the 2016 “Hurricane” engine.
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The Dart may have to wait until next summer to enjoy being turbo-charged to appear on screens in the new Fast and Furious film, but that isn’t stopping Mopar from giving it a makeover in time for this season.
But sadly, this Mopar-ization comes with a limit. Only 500 of the them will reach sales floors. Dealerships are taking pre-orders now to get them in the hands of the lucky few who really want them.
The lucky ones get their hands on a truly unique ride. The outside is given the Mopar standard paint job of being coated in black with a cool blue racing stripe stretching from the front to the rear of the Dart. This is the same paint scheme that’s been used previously whenever the parts maker has gotten their hands on a vehicle, such as the Dodge Charger or the Challenger.
That same quality of design is evident in the interior as well. The seats are done up with Katzkin leather. And the rest of the cabin’s look is similar to the exterior with blue accents on a predominately black theme on the driver’s seat, the steering wheel, and the instrument paneling.
Mopar is notorious for the power of their product and it only makes sense that whenever they take a vehicle, such as the Dart, under their wing, that they prove why they’re considered one of the best in the business. The engine is a Multiair turbocharged 1.4-liter four cylinder. It also has six-speed manual transmission.
The limited edition Dart also comes with the 8.4-inch Uconnect screen and system, wireless charger, premium Mopar floor mats, and a sport-pedal kit.
For bragging rights, the list of features goes beyond what’s in and on the car. The 500 individuals who purchase the limited edition will also get a personalized plate that has the vehicles specifications as well as a unique identification number and production date. The last piece of the proverbial pie is a sketch of the car signed by Mark Trostle who is the Chief Designer for Mopar.
Not too shabby of a deal for a limited edition that has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $25,485.
For more details on the 2013 Dodge Dart and other Dodge products, visit Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge online. We have our new and pre-owned inventory available for viewing. For visitors in need of auto repair and service, schedule a time to come in with our high-quality service department. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more auto news and for our monthly parts and service specials.
The Fast and Furious films are pretty much my biggest guilty pleasure when it comes to major blockbuster films. It’s hard not to love a group of people getting together and trying to figure out new ways to get the sexiest and most powerful cars to perform the most outrageous stunts. The poster may show Vin Diesel, The Rock, or Paul Walker on it, but the cars have been and always will be the stars of the franchise.
In the new upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 6, the filmmakers turned to the ones they loved. The team at Dodge and SRT had no problem providing the best cars to work with.
Previously one of the most spectacular action sequences came at the end of Fast & Furious 5 with 2 Dodge Chargers dragging a massive bank vault through the streets of Rio. How do you top something so impressively awesome? Well, judging from the trailers, it seems bringing down a plane and racing from a tank is a good place to start.
How does Dodge and SRT feel about their cars being used in such reckless fashion? Seems they’re huge fans of it actually. Ralph Gilles, CEO of SRT Brand, enjoys handing over his top-of-the-line cars to the crew behind the films to see how many actually make it back to him.
Dodge is really stepping up to help advertise the film though. They’ve already released a “How To” video concerning how to make the Dart a Fast and Furious car.
Also, any fan that purchases their ticket in advance for a showing of Fast & Furious 6 will be entered into a contest to win a Dodge Charger SRT8 from the movie. I feel whoever wins should have to sign away all liability that may occur after watching the films. Dodge is not responsible for any injuries that occur while ramping a car off a train.
For the rest of us, getting a vehicle in such condition to race a tank requires hardwork and dedication. It doesn’t hurt to have a place to find quality parts and upgrades. That’s where Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge comes in. We operate in the Queens area with top quality staff and tech to help you with your car problems. If you’re having issues with your car, contact our service department and we’re schedule a time to help get you back on the road asap. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter for more news and monthly part specials.
It’s time for the North American International Auto Show to switch gears. The media only days are over and starting on January 19th, the public get the chance to enter the show room. One area in particular should stand out as a beacon to car lovers and that would be the Mopar Garage.
Taking up 1,015 sq-ft on the show floor, the Mopar Garage will be showing off all the latest and greatest things the part maker has. More than 300 different performance parts and accessories are laid out over a glass wall. There will also be plenty of supped up vehicles on display, one in particular is the new 2013 SRT Viper as well as the Dodge Dart Slingshot, all fully Moparized.
Mopar will be also offering fans the ability to create their own garage at home. They will be offering for sale high-end commercial-grade toolboxes. They are offered with the logo of the company as well as three different colors of Mopar Blue, HEMI Orange, and White. Mopar will also have a line of both standard and commercial-grade custom cabinetry. If you’re interested, you can go to their website at www.wearmopar.com to learn more and make purchases.
If you’re more interested in giving your own vehicle a tune-up, you can do so by visiting the Mopar E-Store at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Be sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for our full list of monthly parts and service specials.