Los Angeles 2014: Chrysler 300 No Longer Has An SRT Version

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

But the Bentley grille is standard [UPDATE – 2 p.m. Pacific, 11/19/2014: Live photos, new info now available – CA].

Electric power steering and an 8-speed automatic are the big changes for 2015. We’ll be driving the new 300 next month.

Though the SRT is dead, there are four trims from which to choose: Limited, S, C and C Platinum. The Limited and S models (starting at $32,390 and $35,890 respectively) receive power from the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, while those who opt for the 300C and 300C Platinum can tell those Dodge boys that their ride has a 5.7-liter HEMI.

Whatever power lies under the hood, the aforementioned 8-speed delivers the results to the back or, with optional AWD, all four corners.






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  • V8fairy Absolutely no, for the same reasons I would not have bought a German car in the late 1930's, and I am glad to see a number of other posters here share my moral scruples. Like EBFlex I try to avoid Chinese made goods as much as possible. The quality may also be iffy, but that is not my primary concern
  • Tsarcasm No, Japan only. Life costs by Rank:#1 - House (150k+)#2 - Education (30k+)#3 - Automobile (30k+) why waste hard earned money in inferior crap => Korean, Chinese, and American cars are trash. a toyota or honda will last twice as long.
  • Tassos In the 90s we hired a former PhD student and friend of mine, who 'worked' at GM "Research" labs, to come work for us as a 'temp' lecturer and get paid extra. He had no objection from GM, came during the day (around 2 PM), two hours drive round trip, plus the 1.5 hour lecture, twice weekly. (basically he goofed off two entire afternoons out of the five) He told me they gave him a different model new car every month, everything (even gas) paid. Instead of him paying parking, I told him to give me the cars and I drove them for those 90 mins, did my shopping etc. Almost ALL sucked, except the Eldo coupe with the Northstar. That was a nice engine with plenty of power (by 90s standards). One time they gave him the accursed Caddy Catera, which was as fun driving as having sex with a fish, AND to make it worse, the driver's door handle broke and my friend told me GM had to pay an arm and a leg to fix it, needed to replace almost the whole damned door!
  • 3-On-The-Tree I only buy Toyota cars. But if the Chinese cars are cheap people will buy them. They don’t care about the above issues that were stated in this forum.
  • Tassos Ford models are like dumb Hollywood movies. The original is far better than their god damned sequels. This was true of the Mustang vs the II, AND the Capri vs its second gen, and their BEV PORKER atrocities many decades later
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