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.

The 2009 Chrysler Sebring , Chrysler 300 and Dodge Avenger come with new entry-level models, improved fuel economy and better equipment.

The Chrysler Sebring Limited sedan features standard leather interior, heated seats, power front driver seat and tortoiseshell accents, as well as chrome and brushed trim accents and is priced $23,380 with the fuel-efficient 30 mpg, 2.4-liter I-4 engine.

Chrysler Corp. updates three vehicles for 2009

For the Chrysler 300 the new entry model is the Touring Edition with a base price of $27,41. The WPC Touring Signature Edition is priced at $31,825 and comes with 18" chrome clad wheels, touring ride control, 60/40 rear folding seat, power adjustable pedals, Unlimited Powertrain Warranty. The 300 Limited has a MSRP of $36,035. The 300C, powered by the 5.7-liter V-8, has a MSRP of $37,585.

Chrysler Corp. updates three vehicles for 2009

The Avenger lineup now includes only three models: R/T powered by a 30 mpg 2.4-liter I-4 engine and priced at $22,790. The R/T version powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engineis priced $1,160 less than the previous R/T 3.5-liter model. The Avenger SXT is the new entry-level model with a base MSRP of $21,255.

Press release after the jump.

Chrysler models are no longer a hit among customers and that’s not a secret anymore: sales are down 25 percent this year. To further complicate the situation, although all modes will be priced about $500 higher next year, there are few new products besides the Ram truck scheduled for 2009. So, there next opportunity for true rebound is 2010.

In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli confirmed that Chrysler’s full renaissance is two years away. "In the pipeline for 2010: A brand new 300, a brand new Charger ... a brand new Jeep, the pipeline is full, plus we have these smaller vehicles coming through partnerships and alliances," Nardelli said. "I think the product cadence at Chrysler is coming back strong."

The company is also working on a new Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Nissan-made small car in 2010. The automaker also has announced plans to begin selling a hybrid version of its Dodge Ram in 2010. Last week, Chrysler unveiled three electric-drive vehicles, one of which will be ready for market by the end of 2010.

Source: FreeP
Posted on by Panait 2

This vehicle is a clear example that if you don’t have the money to buy yourself a new car, then you can update your old one. The car you see in the photos is a Mercedes E-Class and due to the fact that is old the owner wanted to refresh it a little and updated with a facelift. As you can see from the front the car looks exactly like a Chrysler 300C ...too bad that the rest of the car remained the same...the owner could modify also the rear to look like a Chrysler. What’s your opinion?

The 300 sedan is one of the Chrysler’s models what won’t be cut in the future. Launched in 2004, the car was a real success, so the company is working on a new generation 300.

Keeping the same shape as the current generation, the future 300 will have an “evolutionary” exterior, Joe Dehner says. However, the interior will make a “huge leap.”

"The products coming out in 2011, 2012 will be very competitive with Asian (models) as far as content, materials, fit-and-finish," Gasevski says of future Chrysler, Dodge Dodge and Jeep Jeep vehicles. Cerberus Chairman Steven Feinberg is "tough and he wants to deliver a quality product with advanced technology."

One advanced technology for the next-generation 300 may be a dual viewing screen. The design allows the primary screen to project a movie to the front-seat passenger, while the driver can view maps or vehicle information. Drivers are prohibited by law from watching movies.

Source: Wards Auto

The 2008 “DUB Edition” Chrysler 300 Touring and Dodge Charger SXT models will make their debut today at the Atlanta Auto Show. These special “DUB Edition” vehicles may be ordered today at Chrysler and Dodge dealers and will arrive later this spring.

Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger DUB Edition

Both models are powered by a 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick. All 2008 “DUB Edition” models feature a performance-tuned suspension as well as Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Brake Assist.

The limited production run of the 2008 “DUB Edition” Chrysler 300 Touring and Dodge Charger SXT includes 1,385 Chrysler models and 2,180 Dodge Dodge models for the U.S. Both models will be built at Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario. Production begins next month and Chrysler and Dodge dealers are now taking orders. MSRP for the 2008 “DUB Edition” Chrysler 300 Chrysler 300 Touring is $33,140, which includes destination. MSRP for the 2008 “DUB Edition” Dodge Charger SXT is $30,235, which includes destination.

Startech revealed at the Geneva Motor Show a tuning kit based on the current generation Chrysler 300C. The tuning kit adds front spoiler and custom-tailored mounting elements with daylight running lights, giving the 300C a more sportier look.

Startech Chrysler 300C

The Startech Chrysler 300C is powered a 3.0-liter V6 common-rail turbodiesel engine that bumps power output from standard 218 hp (214 hp SAE net) / 160 kW to 262 hp (259 hp SAE net) / 193 kW at 4,000 rpm. Even more important for everyday driving is the increase in torque from 510 Nm to 580 Nm (376 to 428 lb-ft), available already between 1,600 and 2,800 rpm.

Startech Chrysler 300C

The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is shortened from 7.6 (wagon: 7.9) seconds for the production car to 7.2 (Touring: 7.5) seconds with STARTECH SD6 tuning. Top speed grows to 238 (wagon: 232) km/h (149 and 145 mph).

Press release after the jump.

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!

Chrysler 300C SRT Diesel for the European market

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.

Source: TopGear
Charger and 300 facelift coming in 2011

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.

Posted on by Ralph Kalal 0
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 complete factory air (...)
Source: eBay

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