Startech Dodge Caliber 2.0 Crd in Detail

by : Lisa Ziegler

STARTECH, a Germany-based company that exclusively tunes up Chrysler and Jeep vehicle models is adding up a new item on its entire range of professionally tuned up product lineup.

This time, STARTECH applied their professional ingenuity, and made a sporty design as well as engine tuning for Chrysler Group's Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD diesel model. Moreover, the German tuning company also included a prominent aerodynamic enhancement kit for the vehicle. STARTECH engineers and designers have developed this aerodynamic enhancement parts to add to the Dodge Caliber's overall sporty design appearance and improve aerodynamics.

STARTECH gave the Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD with front fascia upgrades, which improves the compact car's front styling as well as reduces the lift on the car's front axle. At the rear fascia, the Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD received numerous auto parts enhancements from STARTECH. These include custom-tailored STARTECH lift-gate with a rear spoiler attached on it, stylized left and right tailpipes, and the STARTECH sport exhaust system. In addition, the Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD now features a lower and sleeker appearance on the side, thanks to STARTECH's side body cladding. This completes the STARTECH exterior enhancement package for the Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD.

Furthermore, STARTECH also offers an optional stainless-steel rear muffler for its customers. This stainless-steel rear muffler is equipped with one oval tailpipe on either side that is compatible for all engine types of the Dodge Caliber. Two versions of this sleek rear muffler are available: one version is integrated with the STARTECH rear fascia, and the other one is installed in combination with the stock bumper. With this quality exhaust package, STARTECH said, "The exhaust system lends the Caliber not only a more thrilling rear appearance but also a more powerful exhaust note".

STARTECH also offers a bunch of quality wheels and tires combination for the Dodge Caliber to ride on. The German tuning company is offering custom-tailored STARTECH Monostar wheel and tire combo, which include Monostar IV 19-inch five-spoke wheels wrapped with to 245/40 R 19 performance tires, and the exclusive Monostar IV 20-inch wheels covered with 245/35 R 20 tires.

There are also numerous customization options for the interiors of all Dodge Caliber models called the STARTECH Lifestyle interior package. But unfortunately, STARTECH said this interior package is not yet available inside the Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD. Meanwhile, customers can instead choose a variety of STARTECH optional features for the Caliber compact car. To improve the driving feel, STARTECH offers polished aluminum trim for gear shifter and foot pedals, as well as door-lock pins. High-quality floor mats with STARTECH signet are also available.

The STARTECH SD3 performance kit gives the Dodge Caliber 2.0 CRD equipped with 2.0-liter common-rail four-cylinder engine an additional power and torque output of 40 hp (29.4 kW) and 50 Nm, respectively. The engine now pumps out a maximum 180 hp (132 kW) at 4,000 rpm and pulls out 360 Nm amount of peak torque rotation between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. From 9.3 seconds, the STARTECH tuned Dodge Caliber can now accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.6 seconds, reaching a top speed of 201 km/h.

Watch out for other upcoming STARCTECH tuned up Chrysler and Jeep models. Probably the newly released Jeep Grand Cherokee with will be included.