Introduced as a 1966 year model, the two door fastback came with a four bucket seat interior. Its size landed it in the intermediate class, sharing components with the Coronet, and using the Chrysler B platform. Powering the first-generation Dodge Charger was a base 318 cubic inch, 5.2-liter V8, backed buy a three-speed manual transmission, or optional automatic transmission. Other engines, like the 426 Hemi V8 were available, which were bigger and more powerful. Sales for the first generation were low.