Chrysler 300 Model Overview
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Why Won't My 2007 Chrysler 300c 5.7lt Awd Start Every Time?
Car starts fine in the morning, sits for 5-7 hours at work then won't start. Turns over fine, no problem there, just doesn't fire. I have to hold the key for almost 10 seconds before the engine fire...
How Do You Remove Chryslers Plastic Mag Hub Cap
When Changing The Rear Differential Fluid...... Is There Already A Seal Or ...
2006 300 Touring - Dash Failure
The power in my dash fails on occasion mostly during start-up (car left outside during New England winter). I cleaned the battery and the wires to the ground, will replace wires next. Anyone have ...
Can't Shift 06 300 Tour Out Of Park, What Happened?
Went to back car out from garage and shifter would not move out of park, no advanced warning ,no codes showing ?
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About the Chrysler 300
The Chrysler 300 nameplate has a long history. It was a source of great pride for Chrysler when it first appeared in the 1950s. The American automaker attempted to keep the name alive, but after a thoroughly unimpressive model in the late 1970s, the 300 nearly sputtered out. However, the large sedan returned in 2005 with a bold new look and serious power.
The new 300 is available in a variety of trim levels. The base model features the most modest power plant: a 190-horsepower V6 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. A Touring model also uses a V6, but it grows from 2.7 to 3.5 liters and makes an additional 60 horsepower. A Limited edition has come and gone, also powered by the larger V6. Both the Touring and Limited Trims are equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission. An extended wheelbase model would also debut in 2006.
At the pinnacle of the 300 series is the C model. The 300 C also uses the 5-speed automatic, but it is now paired with a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI. This engine produces 340 horsepower and 390 pound feet of torque. The sedan even goes one step further: the 300 C SRT-8. While it wears a similar badge and utilizes the same platform, this 300 is an entirely different car. Chrysler drops a 6.1-liter Hemi V8 into the SRT, giving it 425 horsepower. In addition to a considerably higher price than the other 300s, buyers can also expect to pay a gas guzzler tax.
All the regular 300 trims are available with either rear wheel or all-wheel drive. The sedan is built upon the Chrysler's LX platform, which utilizes several elements of the last-generation Mercedes E-Class. Suspension, transmission, and drivetrains move from the Mercedes to the 300, thanks to their Daimler kinship.