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I'd like to see a mild turbo version, i.e. as much torque as possible with the automatic transmission.

I'd like to have it because I live at high altitude, 6700 feet, and normally aspirated engines lose about 30% of their power here. A properly designed turbo will recover the loss. Furthermore, even for you low altitude buyers, a turbo will deliver better fuel efficiency than a bigger displacement engine. I don't need 300 hp, but 200 hp would be sweet!

I'll bet the 300 hp turbo is being offered only with a manual transmission because the automatic cannot handle that much torque.

Any plans for a milder turbo?:)
 

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yea i think your gonna have to create your own little monster
 

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Vision67 said:
I'd like to see a mild turbo version, i.e. as much torque as possible with the automatic transmission.

I'd like to have it because I live at high altitude, 6700 feet, and normally aspirated engines lose about 30% of their power here. A properly designed turbo will recover the loss. Furthermore, even for you low altitude buyers, a turbo will deliver better fuel efficiency than a bigger displacement engine. I don't need 300 hp, but 200 hp would be sweet!

I'll bet the 300 hp turbo is being offered only with a manual transmission because the automatic cannot handle that much torque.

Any plans for a milder turbo?:)
Hello Vision67,

Unfortunately at this time there are no plans to include a turbocharger in the upcoming Dodge Caliber SE/SXT/RT models. The SRT-4 Caliber will feature the TD04 Turbocharger and a GF DMT-6 six-speed transmission and limited slip differential.

For low altitude areas such as yours, additional modifications may be performed on the vehicle to help alleviate the loss in power output.

I appreciate your feedback and if you have any additional questions, I will do my best to assist you.

Dan
 

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it would be a bad choice by the company for that. it would lose them money. they arent ganna produce a car that has less power for a few people. they would lose money doing that. most people who care enough about power would just go with the srt
 

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I think buying aftermarket and doing it that way will be the best bet, if you don't want SRT-4. All assuming turbos will be avaiable with the 2.0L World Engine.
 
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