Dodge Charger S.E.
The Charger nameplate ended its run temporarily after 1974. In 1975 the name returned, in a sense. Looking much like a Chevy Monte Carlo of the time, Dodge’s new B-body was christened ‘Charger S.E.’, which stood for ‘Charger Special Edition’.
Standard engine was a 360 CID 2bbl V8 (180hp). The smaller 318 CID 2bbl V8 (150hp) was optional for the economy-minded.
In 1976, the powertrain choices expanded. Base engine was now the 318 2bbl with the 360 2bbl being the optional one. California cars got the 360 4bbl V8 (175hp) when the 360 was chosen. Additionally, federal cars could get the 400 CID 2bbl V8 (175hp) or the 400 CID 4bbl dual exhaust V8 (240hp). An additional engine was offered for California cars, which was the 400 CID 4bbl single exhaust V8 (185hp).
Engines offerings for 1977 were trimmed down a bit. They were limited to the 318 2bbl, 360 2bbl, and 400 4bbl V8s. Optional T-tops were new this year.
in 1978 engine offerings were the same with one exception. Now offered for the SE’s last year was a 400 CID 4bbl ‘Heavy Duty’ V8, which made 185hp)
The Charger SE did not carry forward after 1978. It was replaced with the Dodge Magnum.