Chrysler 300 Model Overview

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Why Isn't The Reversing Wire Sending A Signal To Either The Lights Or The R...

I was installing my aftermarket reversing camera to my aftermarket head unit. After instillation I noticed my reversing lights weren't turning on when put into reverse gear, and the relay (I was tol...

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My Middle And Right Brake Light Won't Work But The Left Does

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Vehicle Shut Off And Would Not Restart

As I approached a stop, my car just cut off. I could not get it to restart. It sounded like it would start, was turning over but never fired up. Everything inside the vehicle was still working, it ...

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Battery Down And Can't Get Trunk Open And No Key Lock On Trunk

2013 Chrysler 300c. Battery dead and can't open trunk. Put battery charger on but don't help. Also no key way on trunk lid. Now what?

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Coolant Outlet Housing

I was coming home from a friends an hr away and my heater cut out just started blowing cold air and then about 10 mins later my overheat light came on but my gauge wasnt showing it. It was still ...

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Chrysler 300 Overview

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.

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