Muscle Car Drive

1972 Dodge Charger

1972 Charger Rallye

The 1972 Dodge Charger was the first year of the new emissions version of the muscle car. Consequently, gone were the hemi and six pack option. Instead, buyers could opt for the 340 motor. However, a new 400 cid and 440cid big blocks were still available. As well, the R/T and Super Bee models were now extinct. However, the performance image was not totally done away with as cars were available with bulge hoods, sure-grip, and pistol grip shifters. Although these cars were available with substantial performance options the next 3 years would see the Charger transformed from a muscle car to a luxury vehicle.

Models:

Rallye: The final "performance" version of the Charger was the Ralleye edition. It included door vents, a blacked out grill and a bulge hood. Note new door vent designs (4 bars).

SE: High trim option

Powertrain options:

Cid Compression Horsepower Torque Notes
225 8.4 145 @ 4000 215 @ 2400 2V
318 9.0 230 @ 4400 340 @ 2400 2V
340 8.5 240 @ 4800 290 @ 3600 New option
400 8.2 190 @ 4400 310 @ 2400 2V
400 8.2 255 @ 4800 340 @ 3200 4V
440 8.2 280 @ 4800 340 @ 3200 4V

 

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