Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300

  Chrysler’s full-size sedan, the 300, started production back in 2005 after appearing as a concept at the 2003 New York Auto Show. Available in five different variants (LX, Touring, Limited, 300C, and SRT8), the Chrysler 300 can be a steady family car or a more powerful people pusher. At the bottom of the engine lineup is the tamer 2.7L V6 engine with only 178hp and 190 lb-ft of torque, as well as the second V6 option with a larger 3.5L displacement that produces 250hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Picking up the pace is the 5.7L V8 engine that’s provides 360hp and 389+ lb-ft of torque, but the bad boy of the group – belonging to the SRT8 – is the 6.1L V8 pushing out 425hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. All engines are mated to either a 4- or 5-speed automatic transmission.

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Going to see a film is one of the best ways to get out, and one film we saw last year comes to mind: Transformers 2. After the first film, we were expecting something incredible. Fast sports cars, gorgeous women - Megan Fox - and of course, robots transforming into things. What could be better than that?

For all the special effects and explosions, underneath it all was a film that was lacking. The humor in the film was a bit off and not to mention the script wasn’t nearly on par with the first movie. Everything that one needs to make a film great was there, but it just didn’t come together the way it should have.

For all it’s mobster looks and massive power, the 2010 Chrysler 300S suffers from the same problems that plagued the film about transforming robots. Underneath that bulging exterior is a vehicle that’s lacking in many different ways.

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While the Chrysler 300C ’s death is imminent, tuners want to give the car just one last chance. The British tuner MaxPower is offering a tuning package for the American sedan that includes exterior updates and a new exhaust system.

The exterior package includes a new front grille with five horizontal bars, a front bumper with additional air intakes and new front fenders incorporating air outlets. It will also sport new side skirts, a rear window spoiler, a discreet spoiler lip, and a sport exhaust system.

The entire package is finished by two-tone finish wheels with a black center and a aluminum polished outer wheel rim.

We wish we could say that this completely changed our minds on the vehicle, but that is simply not the case. MaxPower’s attempt to jazz up the Chrysler 300C left us wishing we had caught the poetry reading down the street instead. The add-ons provided to the vehicle were just not exciting enough to marvel over. We have to say it was a meager attempt in pimping the 300. Sorry, MaxPower, we are just not impressed.

Chrysler unveiled today the 300C eco style today at the Geneva Motor Show. The model is individually accessorized with eco-friendly materials such as cork, bamboo, recycled jute carpeting and suede seat inserts and feature refurbished wheels while providing high-end luxury and elegant design.

The 300C eco style is painted in Vanilla exterior color with black roof and features unique pewter finished exterior accents and large 20-inch wheels. It is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI® engine with Multi-displacement System (MDS), a system that alternates between smooth high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is needed.

Press release after the jump.

While we thought to have discovered Chrysler cooking up a new 300 , the folks over at Left Lane News managed to capture a snapshot showing off the front end of the next generation 300 at the Chicago Auto Show. Complete with clear inspiration from its German rivals, the new 300 features a bold take on the classic Chrysler grill as well as a set of headlamps reminiscent of recent designs from Audi, framed by what appear to be a string of LED driving lights highlighted by a pair of large horizontal chrome accent strips running across the front bumper.

While some may feel that the Chrysler 300 has never been the car it needed to be. The drastic front end redesign should be a considered a serious improvement to the American made full size four door, with FIAT at the helm. While we still can’t confirm the 2011 300C’s scheduled launch date, we can tell you that the new car will go on sale by the end of the year. Among the things we do know is that the new Chrysler will be built atop a new LY chassis and will feature improved aerodynamics, as is evident by the new front end. The new car will be powered by Chrysler Chrysler ’s all new Phoenix family of V6 engines rated at 280 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque and will be mated to a new eight speed transmission to go along with more efficient axle ratios and drivetrain components.

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While perusing the internet we recently came across a patent that had been issued last September to the Chrysler corporation for the "ornamental design for an automobile body." While the document gives no insight as to what is going on beneath the proposed sheet metal, it does grant the American automaker the exclusive rights to produce a vehicle that features each of these design characteristics. The only question that remains is, what will it be used for? It was back in 2005 when Dodge brought back the Chrysler 300 with a new set of bold body lines built atop a promising rear wheel drive platform, so after five years of seeing the same old sedan, is it time for the car builder to freshen up the looks of their popular full size four door? We think so, and this design concept might just be what they have in mind.

At first the sketches reminded us of the European Opel Insignia with its swept back front end and blistered arches housing a set of split seven spoke rims, but after studying the design a little closer we noticed the classic Chrysler grill as well as the C shaped headlights and tail pipes poking through the rear bumper as well as the unmistakable emblem on the back of the trunk. After all this is the slippery shape of cars to come, with hood that seamlessly blends in with the raked windshield leading into fast back profile with a short trunk overhang for improved aerodynamics. However it was the extremely elevated belt line that made us think 300.

Let us know what you think in the comment box below.

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Chrysler has come up with a special edition vehicle that will be auction off in order to help the American Red Cross Haiti relief efforts. The unique Chrysler 300 car has was signed by hundreds of Hollywood celebrities during the "Golden Globe Awards," an event that honors the best in film and television, and was held on January 17 in Beverly Hills, California.

Olivier Francois, President and Chief Executive Officer – Chrysler brand, said: "Hundreds of celebrity signatures now grace the exterior of the Chrysler 300 Haiti edition thanks to the actors and actresses attending a recent red carpet event and we are hopeful the car will raise a significant amount of money at auction, which will be given to the American Red Cross for their Haiti relief efforts."

Adorned with the autographs of the entertainment industry’s best and brightest, the benevolent Chrysler 300 will be auctioned off on Saturday, February 20 at 2 P.M.

Check out the press release after the jump for more details.

Chrysler will unveil at the Detroit Auto Show the 2010 300 offered in two trim levels: 300 S6 and 300 S8. Sales will begin in the spring of 2010.

The 2010 300 will feature full-chromed grilles and fascia accents for blacked-out grilles with chromed surround and body-color fascia accents. Both models will be offered with 20-inch polished face wheels with painted pockets.

Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8

The 300 S6 will be offered with a 3.5-liter high-output V-6 engine with Auto Stick that delivers a total of 250 hp. The 300 S8 version gets a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that delivers a total of 360 hp and a peak torque of 389 lb.-ft.

Both models will be offered with all the latest technologies: a 13-speaker Kicker audio system with a 322-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer, Uconnect™ Phone, iPod® Control and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Press release after the jump.

For 42 years, the Essen Motor Show has been regarded as one of the biggest – if not the biggest – car tuning show in Germany.

While the show has seen some of the most remarkable range of perfectly-tuned supercars, tuning cars, classics, F1 cars and so many more, there are those rare occasions when a car shows up and draws attention for the wrong reasons.

This year, a number of attention-grabbing rides were present, but none drew as many curious looks as this pink Chrysler 300C .

Sporting a Bizzaro Hello Kitty – appropriately dubbed ‘Hello Bitchy’, with matching eye patch to boot – on the front doors, the pink Chrysler 300C is definitely something that ought to have come straight from Paris Hilton’s garage. Making things a little more creepy…err…interesting, the car also comes with tinted windows, a large ‘69’ – what else could it be? – on the front hood, a police siren on top, and a list of names on the side panel of people that have ‘presumably’ taken a ride in the car.

We won’t spare any more details because we’re pretty sure your imaginations are doing it for you.

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In an attempt at a bit of viral video marketing, Ford showed this video to a group of journalists at the recent launch of the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO . The drag pits Ford’s factory tuned flagship model against an upscale Audi A6 with Quattro all wheel drive and a Hemi powered Chrysler 300. Which do you think won?

What’s interesting is that Ford is playing up the four wheel drive and V8-like capabilities of the new for 2010 SHO, but what would have happened if Ford Ford put their best four door sedan up against an Audi S6 or an SRT-8. Either way, the blue oval group proved that a boosted V6 can outrun a V8, and use less gas while doing it.

Last week the American automotive giant, Chrysler, launched a new global Corporate Advertising Campaign promoting their future line up of vehicles. Models highlighted in the campaign are the Chrysler Voyager minivan, 300C sedan, Dodge Journey crossover and the venerable Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Judging by the photo we can see the design team Is hard at work restyling the rear end of the 300C for 2011, and it clearly looks like an improvement over the current offering. But in order to get a better idea of where Chrysler is going with their design language, check out the Dodge 200C EV Concept that was unveiled earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show.

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