2015 Chrysler 300 S Platinum 5.8L V8 Extreme Performance
2015 Chrysler 300 S 5.8L V-8
Quick! Name an American, rear-drive, V-8–powered, full-size sedan. If you
said, “Chrysler 300,” you’re only 15 percent right, because that’s
the proportion of 300 buyers who actually opt for the V-8. The rest decide
that the V-6 will suffice, a strong indicator that while the model name may
be rooted in a high-performance heritage, the car sells mostly on its
styling, size, and value. All the same, the V-8 is key to the car’s image
so that’s the version we sought out first—in both the 300C and sportier
300S trims—to sample on roads in and around Austin, Texas.
A decade after Ralph Gilles’s design for the 2005 model caused an
industry sensation, the 300 has been revamped a second time, with new nose
and tail treatments featuring redesigned lights and a 32-percent larger
grille, a fresh interior, and an eight-speed automatic operated by a rotary
dial on the console. The EPA combined fuel-economy rating goes up 1 mpg to
19 (16/25 mpg city/highway) with the new transmission, the quicker shifting
of which Chrysler says will also improve performance even though the engine
The 300 got a thorough redo in 2011, but for 2015 it gets no new
sheetmetal, unlike its platform-mate, the Dodge Charger. It does add
another trim level, the 300C Platinum. The C, S, and C Platinum all offer
the V-8 as an option but the engine is not available on the base Limited,
adding a perhaps-unintended layer of meaning to that version’s name.
Checking the option box for the 5.7-liter V-8 costs $3000, which gets you
not only the 363-hp Hemi, but also bigger brakes (with dual- rather than
single-piston calipers up front and ventilated rather than solid rotors in
back) and a 160-mph speedometer. The 300S also gains a decklid spoiler,
while C and Platinum trim levels get the paddle shifters that come standard
on any S. This year, the V-8 can no longer be paired with all-wheel drive,
owing to that combo’s abysmal take rate; evidently, people who already
commit $2500 extra for AWD are disinclined to throw another three grand at
the lump under the hood.
Brand president and CEO Al Gardner’s marching orders for Chrysler are to
square up more directly against the industry’s volume-sales leaders,
including Ford, Chevrolet, and Toyota. As Chrysler’s flagship, the 300
still has some near-luxury pretensions, but the sharpened focus gives Dodge
precedence as the “performance” brand. This goes some way toward
explaining the lack of a U.S.-market SRT8 version. The SRT8 will survive in
some foreign markets, but its price point exceeds (and its sales volumes
fall far short of) Chrysler’s targets for North America.
A pity perhaps, but mainstream buyers in search of a V-8’s bellowing
torque still have the 5.7-liter and its 394 lb-ft to lust after. New
mechanical elements are the eight-speed gearbox, electric-assist power
steering, and a retuned suspension using aluminum components. Aside from
the rotary-dial gear selector much like the one on the Chrysler 200,
prominent changes inside include a handsome new steering wheel, a new
instrument cluster, and a redesigned center stack. There’s a good
division of labor between the 8.4-inch UConnect touch screen and the button
interfaces, although we grew frustrated by a radio we couldn’t turn
off—the volume can be muted, but it repeatedly reactivated itself without
our bidding. Also, the heated-seat controls are buried in the touch-screen
menu rather than given dedicated buttons; partially offsetting that
annoyance, a seat-heat icon appears on-screen when you first start the car,
so you can avoid the irritation if you’re quick.
Supplementing that screen is a new 7.0-inch driver-information display
nestled between the tach and speedometer. As long as you’re okay with the
dial-a-gear setup, the controls are all easier to figure out and use than
in the previous model, even with the added indicators and buttons for the
new electronic driver aids, which include adaptive cruise control with
full-stop ability, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist,
forward-collision warning, and brake assist. These are contained in the
SafetyTec 2 package, a $1695 option; SafetyTec 1, also at $1695 and
required to get SafetyTec 2, brings parking assist, blind-spot and
cross-traffic alerts, as well as forward-collision and adaptive cruise.
Chrysler 300C SRT8 Race Car LOUD SOUND - Monza Superstars Series 2012
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During last race weekend at Monza Circuit I recorded a very loud Chrysler
300C SRT8. The car races in the 2012 International Superstars Series
Championship, a racing series which is reserved for production-based saloon
(sedan) V8 cars.
In this video you can hear the fantastic sound of this HEMI V8 engine with
some loud revs, accelerations and fast fly bys.
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Тест-драйв Chrysler 300c | Не ссы, доедем! s02 ep03 (Chrysler 300c)
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Видео-подкаст о тачках "Не ссы, доедем!". 3
эпизод второго сезона.
Выпуск посвящен Chrysler 300c.
В подкасте использована музыка:
Chemodan - Лейся песня
Муслим Магомаев - Ах, эта свадьба
Black Strobe - I'm a Man
Tomahawk (Mike Patton) - God Hates A Coward
Swollen Members -- Put On Me (feat. Everlast)
How to fix your Chrysler 2.7 Engine The Right Way! Part 1 of 3
Primary timing chain tensioner
3 primary timing chain guides
Camshaft timing sprocket
2 Camshaft timing chains
2 camshaft timing chain tensioner and guide.
Optional but recommended
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These engines are not bad. They are like every other engine just people
don't replaced Waterpumps when they should be.. and a lot of people
mis-diagnose or ignore the defect on these cars.
2015 Chrysler 300 S AWD - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - Debut at 2014 LA Auto Show
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RUN : Chrysler 300C HEMI VS Nissan 200SX
A 1000m drag race with my chrysler 300C HEMI V8 5.7L AWD VS a Nissan 200SX
(european version of the 240SX). Made @Clastres in france, 25/03/2012.
i have some mods on the 300C :
-K&N 57 series cold air intake (CAI)
-Flowmaster super 40's American Thunder cat-back
-Diablosport Predator 93 octane CAI tune, with 10% of Throttle Booster
-Billet Technology oil catch can
-20" FOOSE legend rims and 245/45/20 Pirelli P ZERO tires
The Nissan is an RS13 with the Nissan CA18DET 4 cylinders 1.8L turbo engine producing 171HP stock. But i don't
know if this one is modified, i think it has a stainless steel Exhaust system and maybe more...