The 1969 Dodge Charger Came with a few changes from the 1968 version. This year Chrysler started the SE version. SE standing for Special Edition. This model came with leather seats on the front seats only,wood grain steering wheel, wood grain intstrument panels, Chrome rocker moldings, and came with the base engine, a 318c.i. 2bbl V8. Another change from 1968 is the grille. They added a split to the middle of the grille, and the last change is the tail lights to a full bar style.