2006 chrysler 300c srt8 specs

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CHRYSLER 300C SRT8 2005 - 2010

There has been a long time until an American carmaker offered a 4-door sedan hot-rod, but in 2005 Chrysler dared to launch on the market a car that could run the quarter-mile in lows 13 seconds.

After the Mercedes-Benz took-over the Chrysler, their alliance made possible the evolution of a few models and the introduction of several cars that made history. One of them was the Chrysler 300 C, which took some parts from the E-Class but with a retro-design of the '60s American sedans. Besides its aggressive look, the 300 C SRT8 could walk the walk.

The 300C featured a unique design, with a low greenhouse and only slightly raked A-pillars. Its slightly curved areas, long hood, and short trunk lid made the car looks ready to jump in a fierce race against any other vehicle on the road. A massive, flat and vertical, grid installed as a grille enhanced the aggressive look.

Inside, the SRT8 featured a distinctive white-dial instrument cluster with black needles. A green on black LCD sat on the upper side of the panel and displayed various parameters, including G-meter. To keep its occupants in place, the powerful version of the C300, Chrysler installed bucket-seats with high-bolstering for the front occupants. The sat-nav was offered as an option.

Under the hood, a 6.1-liter pushrod V8 engine was an all-classic Hemi that provided 430 hp on regular gasoline. It was paired to a 5-speed automatic transmission that sent the power to the rear wheels. Chrysler 300C SRT8 featured a stiffened suspension, which could handle the heavyweight barge at the same level as its AMG German brothers.

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Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 Specs


(2006 - 2008) - Technical Specifications for Years 2006, 2007, 2008

Chrysler 300C image

With a fuel consumption of 14 litres/100km - 20 mpg UK - 17 mpg US (Average), 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 5.0 seconds, a maximum top speed of 168 mph (270 km/h), a curb weight of 4328 lbs (1963 kgs), the 300C 6.1 SRT8 has a naturally-aspirated V 8 cylinder engine, Petrol motor.
This engine produces a maximum power of 431 PS (425 bhp - 317 kW) at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 569 Nm (419 lb.ft) at 4800 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 5 speed Automatic gearbox.
On the topic of chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behavior and ride comfort, the 300C has Coil springs. front suspension and Coil springs. rear suspension. Stock tire sizes are 255 / 45 on 20 inch rims at the front, and 255 / 45 on 20 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the 300C 6.1 SRT8 braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Discs at the rear.
The 300C model is a Turismo car manufactured by Chrysler, with 4 doors and 5 seats, sold new from year 2006 until 2008, and available after that as a used car.

Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 Engine Technical DataChrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 Engine Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders : V 8
Engine Code : -
Fuel type : Petrol
Fuel System : Indirect Injection.
Engine Alignment : Longitudinal
Engine Position : Front
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 6059 cm3 or 369.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke : 103.0 x 90.9 mm
4.06 x 3.54 inches
Number of valves : 16 Valves
Aspiration : N/A
Compression Ratio : 10
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 431 PS or 425 bhp or 317 kW @ 6200 rpm
Maximum torque : 569 Nm or 419 lb.ft @ 4800 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds :

Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range

Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: 14 L/100km
20 mpg UK / 17 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Open road: 9.9 L/100km
29 mpg UK / 24 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - City: 21.0 L/100km
13 mpg UK / 11 mpg US
Range : 514 Km or 319 miles
Fuel Tank Capacity : 72 L
15.8 UK gallons
19 US gallons
CO2 emissions : 330 g/Km (Chrysler)

Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 Performance Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 Performance

Top Speed : 270 km/h or 168 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 5.0 s

Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight

Body : Turismo
Num. of Doors : 4
Wheelbase : 304.8 cm or 120 inches
Length : 499.9 cm or 196.81 inches
Width : 188.1 cm or 74.06 inches
Height : 147.1 cm or 57.91 inches
Front Axle : 160 cm or 62.99 inches
Rear Axle : 160.3 cm or 63.11 inches
Num. of Seats : 5
Aerodynamic drag coefficient - Cx : 0.36
Front Brakes - Disc dimensions : Vented Discs (360 mm)
Rear Brakes - Dics dimensions : Discs (350 mm)
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions : 255/45 R20
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions : 255/45 R20
Front Wheels Width : 9,0"
Rear Wheels Width : 9,0"
Curb Weight : 1963 kg OR 4328 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 4.6 kg/hp
Trunk / Boot capacity : 504 L
Steering : Rack and pinion
Front Suspension : Coil springs.
Rear Suspension : Coil springs.

What engine is in Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8?
The Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 has a V 8, Petrol engine with 6059 cm3 / 369.7 cu-in capacity.

How many horsepower (hp) does a 2006 Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 have?
The 2006 Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 has 431 PS / 425 bhp / 317 kW.

How much does a Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 weighs?
The Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 weighs 1963 Kg / 4328 lbs.

What is the top speed of a Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8?
The Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 top speed is 270 Km/h / 168 mph.

Is Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 All Wheel Drive (AWD)?
No, the Chrysler 300C 6.1 SRT8 is not All Wheel Drive (AWD). It's Rear Wheel Drive (RWD).

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Chrysler 300

"Chrysler Three Hundred" redirects here. For the letter series of cars from the 1950s and 1960s, see Chrysler 300 letter series. For the non-letter series from the 1960s and 1970s, see Chrysler 300 non-letter series. For the 1999 to 2004 model, see Chrysler 300M. For the station wagon as the Chrysler 300C, see Dodge Magnum. Also see 300 (disambiguation).

Motor vehicle

The Chrysler 300 is a full-sizedluxury car[4][5] manufactured and marketed by Stellantis North America (and its predecessor companies) as a four-door sedan and station wagon in its first generation (model years 2005–2010) and solely as a four-door sedan in its second and current generation (model years 2011–present). The second generation 300 was marketed as the Chrysler 300C in the United Kingdom and Ireland and as the Lancia Thema in the remainder of Europe.[6]

The Chrysler 300 continues a very long tradition of large front engine, rear wheel drive V8 powered sedans the company has offered, starting in the 1940s with the Chrysler Saratoga and Chrysler New Yorker, followed by the Chrysler Windsor, Chrysler Newport, Chrysler Cordoba and the Chrysler Fifth Avenue. When the company began operations in 1925, the Chrysler Six was entered as a roadster in the 1925 24 Hours of Le Mans where it finished the race, and in 1926, the Chrysler Imperial started the tradition of luxury and performance products.[7] The original Chrysler Hemi engine was used in a specialty racecar and finished the 1952 Le Mans, 1953 Le Mans and 1954 Le Mans endurance races, as well as the 1953 12 Hours of Sebring.

Currently, Nitro Funny Car racing in 2020 has become a one-team, one-manufacturer monopoly. Don Schumacher's Stellantis factory team won all eleven rounds of the 2020 Camping World Drag Racing Series, with the Dodge Charger body, which is shared with the current Chrysler 300 sedan.

First generation (2005–2010)[edit]

Motor vehicle

First generation
2008 Chrysler 300.jpg
Also calledChrysler 300C
ProductionJanuary 2004–2010
Model years2005–2010[8]
AssemblyBrampton, Ontario, Canada (Brampton Assembly)[9]
Graz, Austria (Magna Steyr) (2005–2010)
Beijing, China (Beijing Benz) (2006–2009)[10]
DesignerRalph Gilles (2000)
Freeman Thomas (2000)
Tom Gale (2000)
Body style4-door notchbacksedan
5-door station wagon (Europe, Australia, South America, Middle East, Japan)
PlatformChrysler LX platform
RelatedDodge Charger
Dodge Challenger
Dodge Magnum
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Engine2.7 L EERV6
3.5 L EGG V6
5.7 L EZB HemiV8
6.1 L ESF Hemi V8
3.0 L OM642 turbodiesel V6
Transmission4-speed 42RLEautomatic
5-speed W5A580 automatic
Wheelbase120.0 in (3,048 mm)[11]
126.0 in (3,200 mm) (Executive Series)
Length197.8 in (5,024 mm)
Width74.1 in (1,882 mm)
Height58.4 in (1,483 mm)
SRT8: 57.9 in (1,471 mm)
Curb weight3,721–4,046 lb (1,688–1,835 kg )[12][13]

The 300 debuted as a concept at the 2003 New York International Auto Show with styling by Ralph Gilles and production starting in January 2004 for the 2005 model year. The Chrysler 300 was designed as a modern interpretation of the 1955 Chrysler C-300 (and the letter series Chryslers that followed), featuring a large grille, long hood and low roofline that was prominent on those vehicles. The styling retained many elements of the 1998 Chrysler Chronos concept car, such as chrome interior accents and tortoiseshell finishing on the steering wheel and shifter knob. It was the last Chrysler vehicle designed under Tom Gale, upon his retirement from DaimlerChrysler in December 2000.[14][15]

The Chrysler 300 is based on the rear-wheel driveChrysler LX platform with varying components derived from the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class of the era.[16] Shared and or derived components from Mercedes-Benz included: the rear suspension cradle and 5-link independent rear suspension design derived from E-Class, the 5-Speed NAG1 (W5A580/WA580) transmission, rear differential, ESP & ABS systems, steering system, cabin electronics and seat controls, seat frames, wiring harness, and a double wish-bone front suspension design derived from the W220 S-Class. AWD models also benefited from use of Mercedes-Benz's 4MATIC system, including transfer case components.

Model range[edit]

Base[edit]

The basic 300 (or 300C in some countries) comes with standard 17-inch wheels, wheel covers, four-wheel disc brakes, single disc CD player, auxiliary input jack, power driver seat and a 4-Speed (42RLE) automatic transmission. It uses a 2,736 cc (2.736 L; 167.0 cu in) EER V6 making 190 hp (142 kW). In Canada, it comes standard with the Touring model's 3,518 cc (3.5 L; 214.7 cu in) V6 engine. The vehicle comes with standard rear wheel drive and available all wheel drive. The basic 300 model was renamed to LX for 2008 and remains as the code-name for the platform.[17]

Touring[edit]

The Touring model uses a 3,518 cc (3.5 L; 214.7 cu in) V6, producing 250 hp (186 kW) and 250 lb⋅ft (339 N⋅m) of torque, either a 4 or 5-speed transmission depending on the year and drive configuration, and comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels, AM/FM radio with CD player and auxiliary audio jack, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), remote keyless entry, leather trimmed seats, and SIRIUSsatellite radio. This model was renamed Touring Plus for the 2009 and 2010 model years.[17]

Limited[edit]

The Limited model included the Touring model's 3.5 L V6 engine, generating 250 hp (186 kW) and 250 lb⋅ft (339 N⋅m) and either a 4 or 5 speed transmission depending on the year and drive configuration. Additional features included 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, anti-roll bars.

300C[edit]

Chrysler 300C

The top-of-the-line 300C version uses a 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8.[17] Using the Multi-Displacement System (MDS), this engine can run on four cylinders when less power is needed to reduce total fuel consumption. The USEPA-rated fuel consumption of the 300C is: 15 miles per US gallon (16 L/100 km; 18 mpg‑imp) city, and 23 miles per US gallon (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg‑imp) highway. When all eight cylinders are needed, the 300C can produce 340 hp (254 kW) and 390 lb⋅ft (529 N⋅m) of torque. It uses a five-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with 18-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, Chrysler's MyGIG Infotainment System in 2008 and SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Backseat Television in 2008. The Hemi cylinder heads necessitate the use of a double rocker arm shaft configuration, with a cam-in-block, overhead valve (OHV) pushrod design. There are two spark plugs per cylinder to promote efficient fuel/air mixture burn and thereby reduce emissions. In 2009–2010 power output was increased to 360 hp (268 kW; 365 PS).

SRT-8[edit]

The SRT-8 model was equipped with a 6.1-liter Hemi engine producing 425 hp (317 kW; 431 PS) at 6,200 rpm and 420 lb⋅ft (569 N⋅m) of torque at 4,800 rpm. The SRT8 can accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.9 seconds.[18]

Other variants[edit]

Station wagon[edit]

2010 Chrysler 300C Touring

Chrysler marketed the 300C in Europe, Australia, South America, Middle East, and Japan as both a four-door notchback sedan and a five-door station wagon. The five-door station wagon was marketed as the 300C Touring (not to be confused with the North American notchback sedan's "Touring" trim level), which shared its sheet metal aft of the C-pillar and wheel designs with the Dodge Magnum. The base Chrysler 300 was not marketed in Europe, instead, all cars came with the 300C body style/interior and a choice of either V6 diesel or V8 gasoline powerplants. The economical V6 diesel, sourced from Mercedes-Benz, was optional in Europe. All 300C Touring models, along with European 300C sedans and right-hand drive models were assembled by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria beginning in June 2005.[19] Steyr insisted on upgrading suspension components to suit European tastes. Dodge Charger/Magnum wheels with Chrysler center caps were used instead of the distinct wheels used on Canada-assembled models. The five-door station wagon body style was discontinued after the first generation.

Diesel (2006–2011)[edit]

In Europe and Australia, the 300C was available with a Mercedes-Benz 3.0 L dieselV6 engine (internal code OM642) rated 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp) at 3800 rpm and 376 lb⋅ft (510 N⋅m) of torque at 1600 rpm. Fuel economy for the 300C diesel is rated at 26.2 mpg‑US (9.0 L/100 km; 31.5 mpg‑imp) City, 42.8 mpg‑US (5.50 L/100 km; 51.4 mpg‑imp) Highway and 34.9 mpg‑US (6.74 L/100 km; 41.9 mpg‑imp) on the combined cycle. It can accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.9 seconds while the top speed remains the same as the gasoline V6 (140 mph (225 km/h)).

The 2008 UK models included the 300C SRT-Design model in sedan or Touring body, which included SRT 20-inch alloy wheels and wheel arch spats, chrome mesh grille, MyGIG satellite navigation, SRT-8 steering wheel, SRT-8 leather sports seats and carbon fiber interior details.[20]

ASC Helios 300[edit]

ASC created a convertible version of the Chrysler 300C, dubbed the ASC Helios 300, and unveiled it at the North American International Auto Show in early 2005. Despite rumors', Chrysler confirmed that the vehicle would not be produced.[21][22]

Executive Series 300[edit]

The Walter P. Chrysler Executive Series 300 was an extended wheelbase version shown at the 2006 New York Auto Show. It added 6 inches (152 mm) to the rear passenger compartment. The wheelbase was 126 in (3,200 mm) for this edition.[23]

Heritage Edition 300C The Chrysler 300C Heritage Edition debuted in 2006 and was a performance oriented trim that used the 5.7 Hemi and had styling cues from the Chrysler 300 "letter series" of the 1950s and the 1960s.[24]

Reception and legacy[edit]

In the US, the 300C enjoyed a wave of popularity in the mid-2000s, aided by celebrity owners (including US President Barack Obama,[25]) and appearances in music videos. In 2004, rapper Snoop Dogg famously called then-Chrysler CEO, Dieter Zetsche, asking for his own 300C; he later appeared in a commercial for the car alongside Lee Iacocca.[26] The 300C was ranked No. 12 in a Complex.com article, "The 25 Most Iconic Hip-Hop Cars", due to its popularity in many hip-hop music videos following its introduction.[27] Chrysler 300 designer Ralph Gilles reflected on the vehicle's success in 2008, saying that the "300 turned out to be a bit of an icon for Chrysler".[28]

In the UK, the BBC's Top Gear team described the 300C as "something different with a bit of kitsch gangster cool". They praised the spacious and well-equipped interior and the low price while criticizing the quality of materials, ride, steering and low engine torque.[29] The first generation model was popular with British buyers who regarded it as the "poor man's Bentley".[30]

On hip-hop artist Drake's album Views, the song "Keep The Family Close" references the Chrysler 300 with the lyrics "Always saw you for what you could've been / Ever since you met me / Like when Chrysler made that one car that looked just like the Bentley".[31]

Awards[edit]

The 300C was the 2005 Motor TrendCar of the Year.[32] It was on Car and Driver'sTen Best list for both 2005 and 2006.[33][34]Automobile Magazine named it its Automobile of the Year.[35]

It also won the North American Car of the Year award.[36] It was voted Canadian Car of the Year by automobile journalists as the Best New Luxury Car.[37]

Receiving numerous other recognitions during its debut year, it was promoted as being one of the most awarded new cars ever.[38] The 300C was also included in the finalists for 2005 World Car of the Year, but final points total put it in fifth place equal to the BMW 1-series.[39]

Second generation (LD; 2011–present)[edit]

Motor vehicle

A significantly redesigned 300 was introduced in 2011 as a four-door sedan.

Exterior design[edit]

Chrysler 300S (US; pre-facelift)

Exterior changes included revised sheet metal, thinner roof pillars, a more raked windshield, bi-xenon HID projector headlights, LED daytime running strips within the headlights, new taillights with LEDs and a horizontally slotted front grille with an updated version of the Chrysler winged brand emblem. Options included a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels.

Variants[edit]

The 2011 model was offered in Touring, Limited, 300C, and 300C AWD trim levels. Touring and Limited trims included the Pentastar V6, while the 300C line offered a standard 5.7 Hemi.[42]

A new 300C Executive Series luxury trim level was introduced alongside a new 300S trim at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The sport themed 300S featured black treatment for grille and headlamps, 20-inch polished-face aluminum wheels with black painted pockets, 10-speaker Beats by Dr. Dre sound system,[43] and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.[44] The Executive/Luxury Series was also sold in Europe, rebranded as the Lancia Thema from 2011 to 2014.

For the 2021 model year, the 300C and Limited trim levels were dropped, leaving the Touring, Touring L, and 300S, which included the previous year's Red S Appearance Package as standard.[45]

SRT[edit]

Chrysler 300 SRT-8 (Australia)

An SRT version was unveiled at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, featuring the 6.4 L 392 Hemi V8 engine.

The 6.4 392 Hemi engine is also used in other Chrysler Group SRT vehicles such as the Dodge Charger and Challenger. With 470 hp (350 kW), the new 300 SRT can go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in the low 4-second range.[46]

In addition to the increase in power, the SRT receives specific exterior trim including a lower front fascia, large exhaust tips, body color instead of chrome trim and large 20-inch (508 mm) aluminum wheels. The car also gets a lowered, sportier suspension setup and a large Brembo brake package.[47]

The 300 SRT (or SRT8) was discontinued for the 2015 model year in the United States, but is still sold in Australia and the Middle East. Some Australian police departments use the 300 SRT as a patrol/pursuit vehicle along with the BMW M5. Contrary to past statements by Chrysler, the 300 SRT is still sold in left and right-hand drive abroad.[48]

Special editions[edit]

  • Mopar '12, available as a 2012 model year vehicle. This Special Edition Chrysler 300 was designed by Mopar Performance to mark Mopar's 75th anniversary. Featuring a 3:91 gear ratio, sport-tuned suspension, and unique badging, only 500 Mopar Edition 300's were made.
  • 300S Glacier Edition, available in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year vehicle. Based on the Chrysler 300S, the Glacier Edition adds signature details not found on other Chrysler 300 models.
  • 300 Motown Edition model sales began in the spring of 2013. The Motown Edition is a tribute to the Motown genre of music. Additions to the Chrysler 300C features include special chrome wheels, a Beats by Dr. Dre ten-speaker sound system, "Motown Edition" badges on the front fenders, as well as 100 Motown songs preloaded on a USB drive.[49]Berry Gordy, Jr., the creator of the Motown genre, appears in a 2012 TV ad for the Chrysler 300 Motown Edition, promoting his musical, and saying "This is Motown. And this is what we do". The song playing in the commercial is "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".
  • John Varvatos Edition available in 2013 and 2014 in "Luxury" or "Limited" trim.[50] Each version featured unique exterior and interior colors and materials.
  • 300S Alloy Edition available starting in 2016. Features include dark bronze 20-inch wheels (19-inch on AWD) and 300S badge, titanium exhaust tips and wing badge, as well as gloss-black window, headlight, and taillight accents.
  • 300S Sport Appearance Package available starting in 2017. 300S equipped with the exterior sport appearance package includes 20-inch wheels, while AWD models feature 19-inch wheels. Inside, the Interior Sport Appearance Package adds perforated leather performance seats with suede bolsters and new interior accents and materials.
  • 300S Red S Appearance package available for the 2020 model year. The Red S Appearance package includes unique wheels, red inserts on badges, and an optional bright "Radar Red" interior.[51]

Powertrain[edit]

The predecessors' 2.7 and 3.5 L engines were replaced with Chrysler's new 3.6 LPentastar V6 engine producing 292 hp (218 kW) and 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) of torque. The 5.7 L Hemi V8 engine remained available with 363 hp (271 kW). A 3.0 L VM Motori V6 turbodiesel is also available in Europe, and Australia.[52] Beginning with the 2012 model year, all V6 models were equipped with the 8-speed 845RE Chrysler Torqueflite automatic transmission, licensed from ZF Friedrichshafen.[53]

Chrysler
ModelEngineDisplacementPower at rpmTorque at rpmYears
Touring 3.6 V6Pentastar3,604 cc (219.9 cu in) 296 PS (218 kW; 292 hp) at 6,350 rpm 352 N⋅m (260 lbf⋅ft) at 4,800 rpm 2011–
Limited
300S[54]3.6 V6 Pentastar3,604 cc (219.9 cu in)304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp)358 N⋅m (264 lbf⋅ft) at 4,800 rpm2011–
300C and 300S (2012)5.7 V8 Hemi5,654 cc (345.0 cu in)368 PS (271 kW; 363 hp) at 5,150 rpm534 N⋅m (394 lb⋅ft) at 4,250 rpm2011–
300 SRT-86.4L 392 Hemi V8 engine6,430 cc (392 cu in)477 PS (351 kW; 470 hp) at 6,000 rpm637 N⋅m (470 lb⋅ft) at 4,300 rpm2012–2014
Lancia (Chrysler UK)
Gasoline 3.6 V6Pentastar3,604 cc (219.9 cu in) 286 PS (210 kW; 282 hp) at 6,350 rpm 340 N⋅m (251 lbf⋅ft) at 4,650 rpm 2011–2014
Diesel 3.0 V6VM MotoriA6302,987 cc (182.3 cu in) 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) at 4,000 rpm 440 N⋅m (325 lbf⋅ft) at 1,600–2,800 rpm 2011–2014
239 PS (176 kW; 236 hp) at 4,000 rpm 550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft) at 1,800–2,800 rpm

Interior changes[edit]

Interior changes included a revised instrument panel with localized "soft-touch" materials, 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch, new steering wheel and center console, and standard leather seating on all trim levels. Both seat-mounted and curtain side airbags were standard.

2015 facelift[edit]

Chrysler 300 (US; facelift)
Chrysler 300 (US; facelift)

In late 2014 a facelift version of the 300 was introduced. Changes include:

Marketing[edit]

As part of the 2011 Chrysler 300 advertising campaign, three TV commercials were produced. "Homecoming" featured Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh driving through his rainy hometown of Portland, Oregon, in his new 2011 Chrysler 300, retracing his humble beginnings. "Attitude" featured John Varvatos seeking inspiration at a record store in Brooklyn and record under his arm and into his Chrysler 300. "Good Things" featured Dr. Dre driving through the streets of Los Angeles in a Beats by Dre equipped 2012 Chrysler 300.[56]

The "See It Through"' TV commercial featured the Chrysler 300 and notable Detroit locals, including former Detroit Lion Ndamukong Suh and a poem written in 1917 by Edgar Guest titled "See It Through".[57]

300S Turbine[edit]

Chrysler 300S Turbine

  • The 300S Turbine at its presentation in Detroit in 2013

  • Chrysler 300S Turbine (8404025800).jpg

At the Detroit Motor Show in 2013, Chrysler presented a 300S paying homage to the 1964 Chrysler Turbine. It was finished in two-tone bronze and black, an over-chrome grille and 22-inch wheel design reminiscent of the turbine motif.[58]

Safety[edit]

The Lancia Thema in Italy

The Lancia version was safety tested by Euro NCAP in autumn 2011 with the following results:

Concept cars[edit]

  • In 2000, Chrysler introduced the 300 Hemi C,[60] a 2+2convertible powered by the new 5.7 L Hemi engine with 353 hp (263 kW) and 353 lb⋅ft (479 N⋅m) of torque. It had rear wheel drive and a four-speed automatic transmission. It was capable of 0–60 mph in under 6 seconds.
  • In 1991, Chrysler introduced a Monteverdi High Speed inspired concept 300,[61] employing the Dodge Viper engine. It was inspired by a 1970s Swiss-built sedan powered by Chrysler.

Sales[edit]

Calendar year United States Canada Europe Mexico Australia Europe as Lancia Thema
2004[62]112,930 10,048 2,460[63]
2005[62]144,068 14,654 5,520 1,001[64]363
2006[65]143,647 13,316 14,186 1,024 1,864
2007[65]120,636 10,021 13,463 660 1,645
2008[66]62,352 7,443 7,244 412 1,087
2009[67]38,606 5,234 3,428 200 822 3,428[68]
2010[69]37,116 4,180 3,507 218 874 3,507
2011[70]36,285 3,045 504 308 360[71]1,203
2012 70,747[72]5,760 292 293 1,206 2,021
2013 57,724[73]5,375 221 157 2,508 2,457
2014 53,382[74]4,117 88 116 1,580 480
2015 53,109[75]4,443 10 139 880 38
2016 53,241[76]3,662 6 87 460 25
2017 51,237[77]4,332 8 77 257 8
2018 46,593[78]3,512[79]6 39 250 6
2019 29,213[80]1,949[81]5 292
2020 16,653[82]447[81]5 218
Subtotal 1,127,539 101,438 50,943 4,471 7,555 13,173
Total 1,305,119

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5 things I Love and Hate about my 2006 Chrysler 300 SRT-8...

SRT8 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
2006 Chrysler 300C Specs

Interior
Front head room39 "
Rear head room38 "
Front shoulder room59 "
Rear shoulder room58 "
Front hip room57 "
Rear hip room56 "
Front leg room41.8 "
Rear leg room40.2 "
Luggage capacity15.6 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity15.6 cu.ft.
Standard seating5
Exterior
Length196.8 "
Body width74.1 "
Body height57.9 "
Wheelbase120.0 "
Curb4,160 lbs.
Fuel
Fuel tank capacity19.0 gal.
EPA mileage estimates14 City / 20 Hwy
Performance
Base engine size6.1 liters
Base engine typeV-8
Horsepower425 hp
Horsepower rpm6,000
Torque420 lb-ft.
Torque rpm4,800
Maximum towing capacityN/A
Drive typerear-wheel
Turning radius19.4 ''
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From the June 2005 issue of Car and Driver.

Chrysler's 300C SRT8 is the car we thought the American auto industry would not build again. After the muscle-car era, United States automakers relinquished the high-performance family-sedan formula to the Germans (who added refinement but charged elitist prices) and Japanese (who charged a little less than the Germans but somehow sterilized the whole thing).

On occasion, the home industry was good for the affordable yet unrefined eye-opener that temporarily salved our pain—to name a few, the Buick Grand National and GNX, the Chevrolet Impala SS, and the Ford Taurus SHO. Those vehicles offered performance and price but lacked the refinement of the import brands. For 2004, Cadillac gave us the 400-hp CTS-V that matched the performance and refinement of the über-sedans, but at $51,485, General Motors charges fully for it.

What makes the SRT8 version of Chrysler's 300C exceptional is that it's the first sedan from anyone, anywhere, to combine the refinement and performance of the pricey supersedans with a sticker of $42,095, no incentives necessary. It's something the U.S. auto industry should have done long ago, but it was worth the wait.

Without the 10Best-winning 340-hp 300C, which probably wouldn't have gestated in its current form had it not been for the Mercedes merger, SRT (Street and Racing Technology) director Dan Knott would not have had such a superb starting point on which to perform the modifications necessary to make the car into something worthy of SRT badging. For those whose free time is completely taken up by reruns of VH1's Strange Love, the SRT division of Chrysler and Dodge is akin to Mercedes-Benz's AMG and BMW's M division in that they take regular production cars and up the ante until they have about 50 more horsepower than you'd expect.

Highs: Performance shames that of most sports cars, $42,095 base price, machine-gun exhaust note, Porsche-grade stopping distances, room for five.

In the case of the 300C SRT8, the enhanced engine makes 425 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque from a bored-out, high-compression-ratio 6.1-liter version of the corporate 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. Tricks such as variable valve timing or a multistage intake manifold are not present. New stuff includes just a single hot camshaft sitting in the block, 16 lightened valves, and a forged crankshaft that allows the large V-8 to spin to a melodic 6400 rpm. The torque peak arrives at 4800 rpm. That may sound high for an engine this big, but the copious displacement means enough torque is available off idle to put the limited-slip differential to good use. Compared with the 5.7-liter it's based on, the 6.1-liter feels sportier and, oddly, smaller because of its penchant for high revs.

An eager five-speed automatic modified by SRT provides immediate upshifts and downshifts and is a terrific partner to the 6.1-liter. Full-throttle shifts at the redline are accompanied by an explosive sonic boom from the exhaust. Back off the throttle, and the sound becomes mellow and unobtrusive. At 70 mph we measured 69 decibels of noise, but you don't hear the engine as much as you hear the wind rushing around the brick-like body and the hum of the wide tires. Following the logic of AMG's offerings, the German automaker's American operations do not offer a clutch pedal. Manual transmissions in sedans this large and with this much power somehow feel out of place and too often suffer from high efforts that make them difficult to drive smoothly.

The SRT8 is a big sedan with 56 cubic feet of front passenger space and 51 in the rear. It isn't light at 4212 pounds, but at just below 10 pounds per horsepower the SRT8 will bust through 60 mph in 4.7 seconds on its way to a 13.2-second quarter-mile at 109 mph. If the SRT8 had been included in the "Executive Adrenalators" comparison [ C/D, November 2004], it would have been less expensive and offered more sheetmetal and its acceleration would have been at the top of the heap. The SRT8's ungoverned top speed of 173 mph also would have placed it on top and is especially startling when you consider the block-like drag coefficient of 0.36 and the garage-door-sized frontal area of 25.8 square feet. Better yet, the SRT8 outpaces the ungoverned CTS-V by 12 mph and all AMG products (which are governed at 155 mph) by 18 mph. Academic for sure, but if you paid more for those other cars, you'd definitely want the bragging rights.

Lows: Acres of gray plastic inside, choppy bad-road ride, spongy brake-pedal feel.

The weight of the SRT8 is also effectively hidden by suspension changes that lower and stiffen the chassis. Striking 20-inch wheels that look nearly big enough to double as turbofan blades on a Boeing 777-200LR are wrapped by uncompromised Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar summer tires that adhere to the skidpad to the tune of 0.89 g. For those who don't want to buy new wheels and snow tires (you'd have to buy new wheels if you wanted snows, since a 20-inch snow tire doesn't exist at the moment), Chrysler will equip the SRT8 with all-season Goodyear RS-As that might have a better chance of getting you out of a snowy driveway. The tire sizes are staggered—smaller 245/45R-20 fronts and slightly larger 255/45R-20 rears—and on a dry, tight handling course there is some initial understeer, but it's easily canceled by a quick crack of the throttle. Steering feel isn't quite as award-worthy as the rest of the chassis. The power-assisted rack-and-pinion setup is predictable and never surprises, but it lacks the feedback you want in a car so willing to defy centripetal forces.

Standard on the SRT8 is a specially tuned stability-control system that allows for more slipping and sliding than the regular 300C's more intrusive system. As with Mercedes products, pushing the stability button on the dash doesn't completely disable the control system, but you'll be permitted even more freedom before the system finally intervenes. With the button pushed, hanging the tail out for those Dukes of Hazzard moments is as easy as cranking the steering wheel and matting the accelerator— Yee-haw!


The Duke boys might appreciate the stiff ride of the SRT8, but if you're looking for a supple ride, the regular-strength 300C may be more your speed. In the SRT version you and your passengers will experience more bucking than Travolta did in Urban Cowboy. The dubs, the low-profile tires, and the firmer suspension increase the grip but degrade the ride over less than glassy pavement. Fortunately, even the harshest impacts don't elicit quivers from the unyielding unibody. The strong structure imparts the SRT8 with a feeling of refinement and serenity that rivals that of sedans from das Vaterland.

The brakes are also up there with the finest from the autobahn nation. Stops from 70 mph take only 162 feet of real estate, and these brakes do so over and over again with no sign of fade. The front rotors measure 14.2 inches, and the rears are 13.8 inches across, with four-piston calipers doing the clamping at every corner. Despite the SRT8's remarkable braking performance at the track, after the car returned from testing, the brake-pedal feel became a bit spongy, requiring more travel than we like before biting down.

What doesn't quite measure up to more expensive sedans is the interior of the SRT8. On the plus side there are new pseudo-suede and leather front seats that look like Viper seats let out between the bolsters. The chairs are supportive, and the wider size will fit big-and-tall shoppers with ease. An easy-to-use optional navigation system kept us from getting lost whenever we became disoriented by the SRT8's acceleration. The nav system is part of a $1965 package that includes an upgraded and crisp-sounding stereo with Sirius satellite radio. Metallic trim adorns the center console and doors, but it doesn't change the plastic-filled cabin to the extent that the rest of the modifications alter the character of the car. Some might call the interior understated, and it is certainly not an unpleasant place to spend time—it's just a bit dull in light of the stellar performance.

The Verdict: AMG-like performance, Mercedes-like refinement—at a Chrysler price.

DaimlerChrysler must certainly recognize the greatness and appeal of the 300C SRT8 as it will soon be joined by SRT8 versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Charger and Magnum. Right now, the only other car selling in the low 40s that approaches the joy we get from the Chrysler is the lightweight, uncompromised Lotus Elise. Obviously, the two cars couldn't be more different. So why do we want both of them in our garage so badly? Because in both cases a Ferrari-like devotion to driver happiness is the reason they exist, and no one does it as well for the money.


Counterpoint

You can call the 300C SRT8 a poor man's Mercedes E55 AMG or a four-door Dodge Viper, but I just call it impressive. With a base price of about 42 large, the SRT8 runs right with a Cadillac CTS- V (about 10 grand more) and not too far behind a Corvette. Chrysler has built a true four-door American muscle car here—for pity's sake, it's a 4212-pound brick that can hit 173 mph! Perhaps more impressive is that from 70 to 0, it halts those two-plus tons in a fade-free 162 feet. This thing can stop and go better than LeBron. And it's got mad street cred, thanks to jet-fan dubs, Bentley-esque styling, and a lowered stance. As Chick Hearn used to say, "Slam dunk!" —Ron Kiino


The folks at Chrysler's SRT had better be careful. I doubt their German bosses paid much attention when the econobox Neon was turbocharged to within an inch of its life or when a Dodge Ram pickup truck was endowed with 500 horses. But now SRT has struck on something a bit dearer to those bosses' hearts—the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG. At 4.7 seconds, the 300C SRT8 is just 0.4 second slower to 60 mph. However, the SRT8 outstops the E55 by 11 feet from 70 mph and outgrips it on the skidpad. The SRT8 is also more involving to drive and less like a tool for speed. One last detail: It costs $40,000 less than the Benz. Uh-oh. —Dave VanderWerp

What a brute. The steering is nothing if not manly. The ride quality is just this side of Fred Flintstone. The interior décor is distinctly austere for a $42,095 car. I mutter about these demerits as I rumble around Michigan's battered byways. Then I tramp on the gas, and— vroom!—a half-mile disappears before a sense of license preservation sets in. I repeated this process regularly during my travels with the SRT8 and emerged with the same conclusion every time: Horsepower is good. More horsepower is better. Not to mention habit-forming. As a child of the muscle-car era, I suppose I subscribe to the foregoing more than most. But I also suppose no one is immune. —Tony Swan

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8

VEHICLE TYPE
front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

PRICE AS TESTED
$45,450

ENGINE TYPE
pushrod 16-valve V-8, iron block and aluminum heads, port/direct/port and direct fuel injection
Displacement 
370 in3, 6059 cm3
Power 
425 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque 
420 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

TRANSMISSION
5-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension (F/R): multilink/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 14.2-in vented disc/13.8-in vented disc
Tires: Goodyer Eagle F1 Supercar, F: 245/45ZR-20 99Y R:255/45ZR-20 101Y

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 120.0 in
Length: 196.8 in
Width: 74.1 in
Height: 57.9 in
Passenger volume: 107 ft3
Trunk volume: 16 ft3
Curb weight: 4212 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 4.7 sec
100 mph: 11.2 sec
130 mph: 20.0 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.7 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.0 sec
1/4 mile: 13.2 sec @ 109 mph
Top speed (redline limited): 173 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 162 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.89 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 14 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 15/13/18 mpg

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