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Dodge Dart Gets 9-Speed Auto, 40 MPG

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New details have been revealed on the all-new Dodge Dart compact sedan by Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.

The Dart is designed to rival cars like the Hyundai Elantra so first and foremost it has to be just as efficient. Dodge has taken care of that and promises 40 mpg or about 5.8 liter per 100 km. That’s good for the next two or three years.

Another great feature of the car which is also good for publicity is a 9-speed automatic ZF gearbox available as an option. It might sound like an overkill for a car of this type, but it contributes to the car’s fuel economy by up to 15 percent.

At launch Dodge Dart will be available with 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 four cylinder engine.

To catch the first glimpse of the car’s looks we are going to have to wait for 2012 Detroit Motor Show.

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