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The Dodge 116 was a car built by the Dodge Brothers in Detroit. It was an evolution of the Model 30 and was introduced in June 1922 as a 1923 model year car.

Like its predecessors, the car had a side-valve four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 3479 cc. This gave a power output of 35bhp (25.7 kW). Power was driven through a multi-plate dry clutch and a three-speed transmission (with floor shift) and derlivered to the rear wheels. The rear wheels were mechanically braked.

The wheelbase of the chassis was 2896 mm. Unlike the previous models, two trim levels are offered. The standard equiptment was offered with the two-door roadster, four-door touring car, four-door sedan, two-door business coupe and four-door luxury sedan. The custom equipment was offered on the four-door sedan, two-door four-seater coupe and three-door van. For the first time in the U.S. automotive industry all-steel bodies were offered (instead of the usual wood-steel composite construction).

In 1924, the series had been completely revised. The wheelbase has increased by 2 "to 2946 mm and all the bodies had a lower and more stretched profile. All cars were now equipped with a (single) brake light. New Special models had the same structures as the standard models, but were better equipped. They also had automatic wipers.

In 1925, the 1924 built models were essentially unchanged. They came with automatic wipers (instead of the previously hand-operated) and they were standard for all models. As a custom model, a five-door station wagon was offered.

The Dodge 116 was replaced by the Series 126. A total of 580,108 cars were made during in three years of production.