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.
Chrysler launched for the European market a diesel version for the 300C SRT. It will be powered by a three-litre V6 engine developing 218bhp and a peak torque of 376 lbs-ft. Is true is not the 425hp HEMI, but still is something just the Europeans will get!
It will get a revised rear end with new light clusters and a bootlid spoiler. There are a few tweaks inside, too, with a fresh instrument panel and extra LED lights for that sinister interior glow.
The 300C SRT also features touch control sat nav and a 20GB hard drive.
The new fuel-economy regulations gave a lot of trouble to all auto-makers and made them give up to a lot of RWD models,but it seems that Chrysler will keep its RWD LX platform around for the next-generation Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger.
According to TheCarConnection, the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger will receive a major makeover for the 2011 model year, but the company has no money to switch to front-wheel drive, even if this could improve the fuel economy.
The revamp in the works for the early part of the next decade will be fairly substantial. Chrysler is said to have decided that a bold styling statement is critical to the lineup’s sales success–but certain features of the car, like its low roofline, will change to give the cars a more updated look.
Used, but very reasonably priced.
$8,000 minimum bid on eBay.
for one of the 1600 original C-300 Chryslers built in 1955.
The car is described as complete, though with some minor rust-through in the rockers – though currently located in California, it was originally a Wisconsin car, according to the seller. But it is missing the tail light lenses – parts which were not unique to the 300, but shared with other ’55 Chryslers. Plus, the seller will throw in a (...) > Full story
How about a 300C with a Phantom grille? Sounds pretty aggressive no? Well so it looks like! Webb Bland took a Chrysler 300C, lowered it, tinted it, and had the tail lights blacked out.
next they added Asanti Forged 3PC Chrome 24" Wheels, Jackknife Doors and of course the Phantom Grille!
The begin of 2007 will bring a Touring version of the Chrysler 300C SRT-8. The SRT-8 Touring is powered by the same 6.1-litre HEMI V8 engine as the SRT-8 saloon and delivers the same levels of performance – 0 to 60 in 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 168mph.
Exciting performance. Alluring design. A quiet, comfortable ride. Reliability. Innovative engineering. Affordability. These are the elements of a quality vehicle, and they are exemplified in the new Chrysler 300 sedan.
Shortly after its launch in China, the locally produced Chrysler 300C Sedan debuts at Auto China 2006 to give another hit to Chinese public. With a shape based on the company’s all-new rear-wheel-drive architecture, the Chrysler 300C features classic proportions of the legendary Chrysler brand flagship. A long hood, short deck and dramatic profile complete with 18-inch wheels give Chrysler 300C its stunning presence.
The vehicle that marked the return of the great American car in 2004 now has the distinguished title of the most-awarded new car in automotive history. Consumers have embraced the Chrysler 300’s striking proportions, classic American design and advanced technologies, helping spur the Chrysler brand to record-breaking sales numbers for 2004.