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What's next for 2013?

So there was talk at some point about a supercharger, 8 speed tranny etc...anymore rumors/truths?

Anyone got any updates for the next MY?
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Re: What's next for 2013?

I highly expect there to be no changes except for maybe pricing structure. This model year they are simply fighting to complete all builds ordered and work out quality kinks. I would imagine the second year, 2013, would consist of producing the identical vehicle at a more efficient and "normal" pace.

I could see price structure changing. IMO, I think they will make the Lux 2 and SRT Audio a standard feature, and bump the base/MSRP pricing accordingly. If I were them, that's what I would do. Removing the ordering constraint and allowing customization of all choices again makes their build process more difficult....very rarely do large companies add things that make production/logistics more costly/timely.
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I highly expect there to be no changes except for maybe pricing structure. This model year they are simply fighting to complete all builds ordered and work out quality kinks. I would imagine the second year, 2013, would consist of producing the identical vehicle at a more efficient and "normal" pace.

I could see price structure changing. IMO, I think they will make the Lux 2 and SRT Audio a standard feature, and bump the base/MSRP pricing accordingly. If I were them, that's what I would do. Removing the ordering constraint and allowing customization of all choices again makes their build process more difficult....very rarely do large companies add things that make production/logistics more costly/timely.
Agreed - don't think they will make that many changes from the 2012. They just retooled for the 2012 and they won't do anything drastic and change the plant to accommodate after just one model year.

I think Milous even said at one point the 2013 wouldn't even see the 8inch touch screen as in the 300. If they can't even change an infotainment center I doubt they will change a transmission etc.
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Re: What's next for 2013?

Good info. Just trying to make a buying decision here in the next 9 months. Ok, so it seems no major stuff...I know that stuff was floating around out there just was not sure when/if it will land. Maybe LED tail lights?
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I think Milous even said at one point the 2013 wouldn't even see the 8inch touch screen as in the 300.
Yep, according to Milous, MY2014 will be THE MY where things are going to change.
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Re: What's next for 2013?

If the Wk2 SRT8 life cycle mimics the WK1 SRT8, there will be minimal changes for 2013 and 2014 will have the significant upgrades.

http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_srt8_features.htm#2007
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Re: What's next for 2013?

Dude. We're 12 days into 2012.
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Dude. We're 12 days into 2012.
"Dude", automotive model years begin in late July. We're 6 months into the 2012 MY
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"Dude", automotive model years begin in late July. We're 6 months into the 2012 MY
Exactly. 2013 is right around the corner. Hence my original question. It always seems when I am ready to pull the trigger within 6 months - the vehicle I want is either in the tail end of the model lifecycle (CTS-V) or in the early stages...Jeep SRT8.
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Exactly. 2013 is right around the corner. Hence my original question. It always seems when I am ready to pull the trigger within 6 months - the vehicle I want is either in the tail end of the model lifecycle (CTS-V) or in the early stages...Jeep SRT8.
I wouldn't buy a CTS-V now unless you absolutely have to have it. I almost bought one last Aug 2010 and decided not to. Rethought the buy again this Sept when Iwas fed up with the WK2, but after thinking about it, the CTS-V is aging quickly. Sure, great power and handling, but the creature comfort technology is very poor. The infotainment package was the biggest downfall for me, followed by its long term build quality.

2014 should be the new CTS-V with Caddy's new Nav/infotainment package that looks really nice (called "Cue"). However, the CTS is sliding up a market level in the lineup and the new ATS is moving into the CTS spot.
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Re: What's next for 2013?

Exactly. I am in a holding pattern. Not sure if there will be a V version of the ATS. I was more interested in the wagon. I guess that gives me more time to look and save but then I start to go all over the map. Looked at a 2007 GT3RS the other day...no back seats though and I don't need another 911. Audi can't seem to make up their mind on the RS4...whether it is or isn't going to be at all, and/orcoming to US or not, and why not try to train US buyers with wagons? Bring over the RS4 Avant and we will be a wagon nation. The C63 is rather sedate/no stick...no more M3 Sedan and the M5 looks bloated. GT-R has too much lag (don't care for turbos)...dunno.

Guess I will hold tight for now.
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"Dude", automotive model years begin in late July. We're 6 months into the 2012 MY

When did people first start taking deliveries of their 2012 WK2 SRT-8s?
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