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Thursday, August 7, 2008

2009 Chrysler 300 Sneak Peek

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The 2009 Chrysler 300 should see no major changes after its 2008 freshening. This large car shares its basic design with Dodge's Charger sedan. Available trim levels should include LX, Touring, Limited, 300C, and 300C SRT8. All are available with rear-wheel drive. Touring, Limited, and 300C are available with all-wheel drive. LX versions have a 178-hp 2.7-liter V6 engine.

Touring and Limited use a 250-hp 3.5-liter V6. The 300C and SRT8 use 5.7- and 6.1-liter versions of Chrysler's "Hemi" V8, with 340 hp and 425 hp, respectively. Exclusive to the 5.7 V8 is Chrysler's Multi-Displacement System cylinder deactivation. The 300 LX and rear-drive Touring and Limited have a 4-speed automatic transmission. All others use a 5-speed automatic.

Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. Available on the Touring and 300C is the Walter P. Chrysler Executive Series package that increases the vehicle's overall length by 6 inches. This report is based on evaluations of the 2008 Chrysler 300.


Pete said...

The new 2012 Chrysler 300C is out now. Check it out!