Chrysler Plans To Bring The 300 SRT Back
When the Chrysler 300 received a facelift for 2015, the SRT trim level was dropped for the U.S. market. But plans are afoot to bring the trim level back, and this raises a few questions. For starters, the SRT trim level for the 300 was originally the result of SRT being made into its own division, a bit like AMG is to Mercedes-Benz. But it has now been rejoined with Dodge, and so an SRT product from a division other than Dodge is seemingly something that shouldn’t happen. Not to say that it’s impossible to wrap your mind around, but still an unexpected move.
Chrysler replaced the SRT with the 300S, a 363-horsepower version of the car, with a 5.7-liter V8. It falls well short of the 470 horsepower produced by the 2014 Charger SRT8, Dodge’s performance version of the platform, but it’s currently the only performance option for the car. Of course, Chrysler could simply swap the 5.7-liter engine in the 300S out for the 6.4-liter unit from SRT8 products without changing the badging. But whatever the approach, we’re happy so long as there’s a faster 300, and the whole thing is likely to get shaken up again with the new generation in 2018, anyway.
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