Dodge Super Bee range
The Dodge Super Bee was manufactured by the US automaker Dodge from 1968 to 1971 muscle car . In the model year 2007 Dodge based on the Charger on a limited special series under the same name.
The Super Bee was originally based on the Dodge Coronet and was only available as a two-door coupe.
The Super Bee was as a cheap muscle car Dodge's counterpart to the Plymouth Road Runner . In the 1968 model year, the Super Bee stood exclusively as a B-pillar coupe with two different engine options in the program, the 335 SAE gross-strong 383-Magnum (6.3-liter) and the seven-liter Hemi engine with 425 hp. The standard equipment included a sports suspension and the running around the tail trim strip with bee logo. For an additional charge there was a four-speed gearbox.
In 1969, a hardtop coupe was added to the B-pillar coupe; In early 1969, added a 7.2 -liter V8 with six-pack(ie, with three double carburetors), the engine selection. With 426 dollars extra and 390 hp he was in terms of performance between the 6.3-liter and the Hemi engine, the latter had a surcharge of well over $ 1000.
For the model year 1970, the Super Bee received a new front end with two halves, separated by a center bar in body color chrome frame, which was indeed praised by Dodge marketing as "Bumble Bee Wings" (bumblebee), but met with little favor to customers ,
- 1968-1970 - 6.3-liter V8, 335 hp
- 1968-1970 - 7.0 l Hemi V8, 425 hp
- 1969-1970 - 7.2-liter V8, 390 hp
- 1968 - 7842 copies (7717 with 6.3-liter, 125 with Hemi-Siebenliter)
- 1969 - 27,800 copies (25,727 with 6.3-liter, 1970 with 7.2-liter, 166 with Hemi-Siebenliter)
- 1970 - 15,506 copies
Since the 1971 Coronet only as a sedan and station wagon, but no more than coupe, the Super Bee emigrated to the Dodge Charger model family. Although the Charger R / T was already there as a high-performance model, but placed the Super Bee continues as a low-cost muscle car entry-level model. There were again 4166 Super Bees, 22 of them with the Hemi Siebenliter. For the first time in the Super Bee was the 5.6-liter V8 (340 cui) available with quadruple carburetor, which in 1971 was still a purebred sports engine, before he mutated to banal sedan engine. The 7.2-liter Magnum V8 with quadruple carburettor was not offered officially in the Super Bee 1971, but was nevertheless built 26 times.
From about 1970 there was in Mexico on the Dodge Dart , starting from 1977 on the Dodge Aspen building up Super Bee, which remained until 1979 in the offer. The Aspen was sold in Mexico as Dodge Valiant Volare.
- 1971 - 5,6-liter V8, 275 hp
- 1971 - 6.3-liter V8, 300 hp
- 1971 - 7.2-liter V8, 370 hp
- 1971 - 7.2-liter V8, 385 hp
- 1971 - 7.0 l Hemi V8, 425 hp
At the 2006 Detroit Auto Show, Dodge featured a state-of-the-art Super Bee based on the current Dodge Charger with special paint in Detonator Yellow . The model was launched in a limited 4 door series of 1000 copies in the model year 2007. The new Super Bee is identical to the regular Charger except for paint, trim and interior modifications and is driven by a 6.1-liter Hemi engine of the latest generation.
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