Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

Elegant Chrysler 300 sedan delivers world-class handling

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PRICING: The base Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2007 Chrysler 300 sedan starts from $24,320 for the base sedan up to $37,075 for the 300C AWD. Destination charges add $675.

SAFETY FEATURES: Dual front airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, battery saver, automatic power door locks, remote keyless entry and engine immobilizer. Touring adds four-wheel anti-lock brakes, fog lights, electronic stability program, tire pressure monitor and traction control. Limited adds alarm system, garage door opener and automatic headlamp control. 300 C adds Smartbeam headlamps.

The Chrysler 300 has been designed to deliver contemporary rear-wheel drive performance and world class handling.

Available in 300, Touring, Limited and 300C models, the Chrysler 300 sedan adds the following standard equipment for 2007: new 18-inch chrome-clad wheels for Limited, 300C and AWD models; and SmartBeam intelligent headlamp system control for 300C.

Engine choices include the base 2.7L V6, 3.5L V6 and the popular 5.7L HEMI V-8. The HEMI motor also features a cylinder deactivation system that seamlessly turns off the fuel consumption in four cylinders of the engine when V8 power is not needed, improving fuel economy up to 20 percent.

Power is communicated to the pavement through an updated version of the company's proven four-speed automatic transmission. A five-speed automatic gearbox is bolted to the powerful HEMI motor, equipped with the AutoStick driver-selectable range control.

On the road, the base 3.5L V6 engine turns in a performance that is strong and responsive – smooth and solid, it inspires driver confidence at speed. The large Chrysler sedan is equipped with a four-wheel independent suspension system. The front suspension hardware includes short⁄long arm with high upper “A“ arm, lateral and diagonal lower links with dual ball joint front knuckle, coil springs over gas-charged shock absorbers.

Inside, the cabin is cavernous and comfortable. The tilt⁄telescopic steering wheel is user-friendly for tall and short drivers alike.

Rear seat passengers are treated to leg room and the comfort of the large sedan. Creature comforts found in the rear seat include center armrest with dual cupholders and 60⁄40 split fold- down seating – to maximize both passenger and cargo carrying ability.

-Motor News Medi