The beating heart of any performance vehicle is its engine, and the new Chrysler 300 SRT's beats to the tune of a 6.4-litre HEMI V8 producing 350kW and 637Nm.
The engine's high torque output allows for blistering standing starts and straight-line power, while performance-tuned motor mounts improve idle stability and ride control at any speed. An active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing provides maximum low-end torque while optimising high-end power.
Proving performance doesn't have to be costly, the 300 SRT includes an active valve exhaust system that allows for standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wider rpm range, meaning extra urban consumption of just 8.6L/100km.
The Chrysler 300 SRT has a new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, providing
world-class shift quality, refinement and fuel efficiency. The design of the transmission further
contributes to efficiency - at 88kg, it weighs just 1.8kg more than the previous five-speed gearbox. Furthermore, the transmission features particularly close fifth- through eighth-speed gear ratios for smoother shifting, along with a lower cruising rpm in top gear for added refinement.
The addition of the TorqueFlite gearbox has also allowed for the enhancement of an advanced launch control system that allows the driver to personalise performance options including the
desired launch rpm, as well as track-ready timing functions including a 400-metre sprint log that allows drivers to save their best times.
For spirited road driving, engaging Sport mode instantly transforms the sedan's performance and personality by activating sport-tuned steering calibration and paddle-shift mode, in addition to sport engine and transmission calibration, and increased responsiveness of the accelerator pedal calibration. Engaging Sport - by switching the rotary shifter to 'S' - provides lightning-quick gear changes, reducing shift times by 37 percent (250 milliseconds versus 400 milliseconds) and can hold the desired gear without unexpected shifts, including at the redline.
Completing the 300 SRT's impressive performance credentials are the Brembo Performance four- piston brakes with slotted rotors for exceptional stopping performance, mechanical limited slip rear differential and four-wheel independent sport performance suspension with performance-tuned steering.
The new Chrysler 300 SRT stands apart from the competition with a bold, confident design and a menacing street presence.
Adopting the key design changes of the new Chrysler 300, the 300 SRT now offers a redesigned
fascia featuring a more sculptured surface, taller more prominent grille with a unique dimensional texture.
Bi-Xenon headlights with adaptive forward lighting (AFL) capture the road ahead, while integrated Chrysler C shaped LED daytime running lamps (DRL) highlight the 300 SRT's unmistakable brand identity.
The new 300 SRT sits lower than non-SRT models and features SRT-exclusive side sill cladding
painted in matching body color for the "planted" look of a true sports sedan. Standard wheels are 20 x 9-inch for a menacing appearance.
Race-inspired and high-performance interior
The Chrysler 300 SRT interior combines world-class luxury accommodations with performance- oriented technology and appointments.
An SRT-exclusive leather-wrapped, flat-bottomed steering wheel features the SRT logo and is flanked by diecast paddle shifters. Taking the place of a traditional instrument cluster is the 300 SRT's fully customisable seven-inch instrument cluster display, offering performance readouts as well as speed, fuel economy and navigation information. SRT models include real carbon fibre interior trim pieces integrated into the instrument panel, door spears and shifter bezel and racing style brake and accelerator pedals.
The UConnect 8.4-inch colour touchscreen display with navigation (navigation optional on Core) offers SRT Performance pages that delivers performance data such as steering angle, power and torque outputs along with engine gauges.
Chrysler 300 SRT models offer standard heated and ventilated front seats with active headrests and the SRT logo embroidered in the seat backs. Rear seats also are heated for passenger comfort. Modified door trim panels feature unique bolster material and accent stitching on armrests to match the seats. While 300 SRT Core model's interior includes premium cloth performance seats also embroidered with the SRT logo.
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