From Dodge press: The newly restyled 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup continues the boldly styled theme of American muscle, with its unique profile, exceptional versatility, available HEMI® power with fuel-saving cylinder deactivation and rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive performance. Sophisticated exterior and interior enhancements, combined with bold Dodge attitude, create a modern Magnum lineup for 2008.
The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T is equipped with a modern 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine featuring Chrysler LLC's Multi-displacement System (MDS). MDS seamlessly alternates between four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is demanded, increasing fuel economy as much as 20 percent without sacrificing vehicle performance. Drivers are informed when four-cylinder mode is active by selecting the new ‘Fuel Saver Mode’ display available through the optional EVIC.
The 5-7-liter HEMI V-8 engine provides 340 horsepower (254 kW) @ 5000 rpm and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (525 N•m) @ 4000 rpm. The HEMI-powered Dodge Magnum R/T equipped with the optional Road/Track Performance Group provides a total of 350 horsepower through a specially calibrated performance exhaust/induction system.
Also available in the 2008 Dodge Magnum lineup is the 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine, which provides 250 horsepower (186 kW) @ 6400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. of torque (340 N•m) @ 3800 rpm.
In addition, the durable 2.7-liter V-6 engine is offered, providing 178 horsepower (133 kW) @ 5500 rpm and 190 lb.-ft. of torque (258 N•m) @ 4000 rpm.