Tuning News: STARTECH 2007 Dodge Caliber

Tuning specialist Startech revealed it's first interpretation of Dodge's new 2007 Caliber. As with all Startech versions, the Caliber can benefit from an upgraded suspension and engine kit (the latter is available only for the diesel model for now), and a variety of exterior and interior accessories.

Press Release

40Hp+ for the Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD: The STARTECH SD3 performance kit consists of a plug-and-play control module that can be installed by any authorized Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealer in half an hour. With STARTECH SD3 tuning peak power output of the 2.0-liter common-rail four cylinder engine with Diesel particulate filter jumps from standard 140 hp / 103 kW to 180 hp / 132 kW at 4,000 rpm. Even more important is the increase in peak torque from 310 Nm to 360 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. Sprint time from 0-100 km/h (62mph) is shortened from 9.3 to 8.6 seconds while top speed of the tuned model increases to 201 km/h (125mph).

Exhaust: For all engine variants STARTECH will soon offer a stainless-steel sport rear muffler with four tailpipes. It lends the Caliber not only a more striking rear appearance but also a more powerful exhaust note.

Suspension: STARTECH offers more driving fun in the form of custom-tailored modifications to the suspension of the Dodge. Progressive-rate springs precision-calibrated to the standard shocks lower the ride height of the vehicle by some 30 millimeters.

Wheels: STARTECH offers various custom-tailored STARTECH Monostar tire/wheel combinations with 19- and 20-inch diameters for the Caliber. The palette of suitable Monostar IV five-spoke wheels ranges from size 8.5Jx19 all around with tires up to 245/40 R 19 in size to an especially exclusive version with size 9Jx20 wheels and 245/35 R 20 tires.

Bodykit: To add more sporty emphasis to the characteristic appearance of the Dodge Caliber the STARTECH designers have developed an aerodynamic-enhancement kit that'll be introduced shortly.

Interior: The STARTECH program also offers numerous customization options for the interiors of all Caliber models including polished aluminum for door-lock pins, shifter and foot pedals. Also available are high-quality floor mats with STARTECH signet.

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