November 5, 2010
The Chrysler 300
The American car market was in need of a sedan to compete with BMW and Lexus. Chrysler answered with the 300 series. A vehicle that is pleasing to the eye, with several engine options for maximum power output, the sedan meets the call. The 300 series has the look, power and features needed to compete in its class.
In a newspaper article written by Paul Byrne, he states that the 300 series is roomy enough to seat five adults comfortably, and the controls are conveniently placed. The trunk is a smaller than other sedans in its class but does contain rear fold down seats to help with transporting larger items. (2006 E1) Clare Dear comments on the exterior of the 300C includes the decklid with the integrated spoiler, 20 inch tire on the multi spoke alloy rims. (2008 DT12) The appearance of the vehicle is enticing, but with the choice of three different engine sizes the costumer can choose how much power they want.
With the V6, available in the Touring model providing plenty of power and being the most fuel efficient of the three it is capable of driving well above posted speed limit postings (Byrne 2006 E1). In an article by David Morley it states that the V6 turbo diesel gets 8.2L/100km. (2008, 13) Clare Dear gives us the specs on the 300C SRT and 300C SRT8. The SRT model comes with a 5.7L V8 engine that provides 350 horsepower. The larger engine uses more gas, but Chrysler has included its multiple displacement technology which shuts down cylinders when they are not needed to preserving fuel. The SRT8 comes with the Hemi 6.1L V8 which gives the driver 425 horsepower. This series is about pure performance, it does not include the multiple displacement technology to help with gas consumption. Although there are only three engine options, the 300 series comes with many standard features. (2008, E1)
Among the many standard features available are an extensive stereo...