Dodge’s plans no longer include the branded Hemi engines, but the process is taking time. The Global Medium Engine turbocharged 6 (GME T6) is set to replace the Hemi V8.
In the near future, the turbocharged straight-six will take the place of the massive V8. The 5.7-liter and 6.2-liter Hemi V8s, as well as their Hellcat variants, may soon be phased out of Dodge pickups in favour of smaller-displacement turbocharged engines. Now, in a move just seconds away, FCA is apparently going to stop building gas-burning Hemi V8s in any of the cars or trucks it produces. WFLA-TV in Tampa reports: In 2023, Dodge will no longer produce the Challenger and the Charger.
A Dodge representative recently told Motor1 that the Hemi V8 is on its way out due to changing times and the inevitable rise of electrified automobiles. Motor1 reports that a Dodge spokesman stated that the next-gen platform would be devoid of all combustion engines, not just the V8s.
Dodge has stated in a press release that while Hellcats will be discontinued at the end of 2023, there may be some shared components between the present Ice-powered Challengers and Chargers and the future replacements for both models. Motor Trend, which also interviewed Kuniskis, provided additional information on the three new Dodge vehicles that will succeed the Charger and Challenger.