DaimlerChrysler Unveils Production Chrysler 300C and Dodge Magnum.

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  1. TriShield

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    by Paul W. Cockerham

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    The production Chrysler 300C sedan and Dodge Magnum sports tourer were quietly introduced in New York October 7, with marketing execs proclaiming this the most significant model rollout for Chrysler since the LH platform buried the K-car in 1992.

    Very little has changed since the concepts were introduced. The 300C was shod with 18-inch tires, as opposed to the 20-inchers sported by the concept, and both cars wore a little less chrome trim.

    Both cars will hit dealer showrooms next spring and are based on the new LX rear-wheel drive platform. Engines will range from a 200-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 through a refined version of the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that produces 340 hp at 5200 rpm and 365 ft/lbs of torque at 4000 rpm, which should provide zero-to-sixty times of 6.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 150 mph.

    The transmission is a five-speed electronic AutoStick with a gated shifter, and ABS, all-speed traction control, and DC's Electronic Stability Program will be standard. A full-time AWD system will be an option on the Magnum.

    Interiors of both cars feature watch-face instrumentation, adjustable pedals, four-spoke tilt-and-telescoping steering wheels, and, in the case of the 300C, elegant tortoiseshell trim on the steering wheel, shift knob, and door pull handles.

    In addition, approximately 20 percent of the vehicles componentry is from Mercedes Benz, particularly in drivetrain hardware, suspension modules, electrical systems, and seat modules.

    Packaging and pricing details still need to be worked out with the dealer network, execs said.

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    ugh. As soon as i jumped on the dodge bandwagon with my purchase of a new Dodge Ram the other designs go to shit
     
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    340HP, RWD

    Not too bad. :big grin:
     
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    what the hell is up with that grill? :ugh:
     
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    TireSmokinSRT Bring in the stunt cock

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    The front is like a HUGE flat wall. :ugh: I've always liked Chrysler/Dodge styling more than other domestics, but this is :down:
     
  8. Sonic

    Sonic Live every day to the fullest, for yesterday is go

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    Not groundbreaking either.:dunno:

    Kinda plain to me, but decent.
     
  9. blkhonda1991

    blkhonda1991 "Zoinks!!"

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    i had high hopes for the magnum :wtc:
     
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    Purging V6 FWD sedans for powerful V8, RWD performance oriented sedans is a pretty drastic change.
     
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    seriously that grill belongs on a dodge ram
     
  12. KyngNothing

    KyngNothing My own little world...

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    I like the magnum, the other is :ugh:
     
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    Sigh, I'd like a Magnum. It has character.
     
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    HOLY POOR MAN's ROYLE ROLLS!!!



    looks :cool: though. :hs:
     
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    SycoPhant Get out my way

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    They're finally making a hemi coupe :eek3:
     
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    Sonic Live every day to the fullest, for yesterday is go

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    The design, sir, the design.

    And only one V8 and 2 V6s are available.:dunno:
     
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    GT40 lol

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    A full size, RWD performance station wagon, and a similarly sporting luxury car that looks unlike anything else on the road.

    ok
     
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    You sound like a ricer. I for one, am a fan of 'bland' and restrained styling. That's why Audi rocks.
     
  20. SirSmith

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    I really like the C series. I think 340HP, RWD and on some 21's or 22's would be nice, but first they should half the front grille. Heres a quick photoshop attempt where you can see it would look a lot better with half a grille.

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  21. omgomgomg123

    omgomgomg123 Oh My God.

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    Hopefully they'll do an SRT Magnum.
     
  22. dmora

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    the ugly is strong in this thread :ugh:
     
  23. HisXLNC

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    Those are both very nice looking cars.
     
  24. iZero

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    Hideous. The 300M proved they can make nice looking cars, and yet this...
     
  25. BLoG

    BLoG Willing to discuss potato salad

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    the wagon got FUCKED somewhere between concept and reality.

    The chrysler still has potential. The grill is a disaster though.
     

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