Wednesday, November 29, 2006

2006 Dodge Charger SRT8

In every cloud is a silver lining they say.
Michel Deslauriers at seems to have gotten a deal on the silver lining part.
He gives a good review on a 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8. That he seems to ahh, gotten a deal on. Something about a automotive journalist and 222 km/h on a Canadian highway. That can be dangerous to your wallet.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

One Million Chryslers

Almost 15 years after the first Chrysler Voyager rolled off the production line in Graz, Austria in 1991, Daimler Chrysler's Chrysler Group celebrated a milestone of one million Chrysler and Jeep(R) vehicles "Made in Europe." The one millionth vehicle was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler Group's top-selling model outside North America. Today, MSF assembles six Chrysler Group vehicles for delivery to almost all markets outside of North America where Chrysler Group operates. They are the Chrysler Voyager, Grand Voyager, Chrysler 300C Sedan, 300C Touring, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The plant also assembles the high-performance Chrysler 300C SRT8 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 models via

Monday, November 27, 2006

Green 300C

Continuing on the energy saving theme. RobGT over at his blog-t site gives a interesting summary of a 450 page report by CNW Marketing Research, which recently completed a two year research project into the 'dust-to-dust' cost of a large selection of vehicles. You can down load the whole report here
A pleasant note was that the Chrysler 300C was one of the automobles considered
dramatically 'greener' than the current load of hybrids on the market.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Drive a 300C save gas

Even though gas prices have dropped a little. leaving a little more in the wallet. Here is something to think about. If you have The Chrysler 300C AWD (all-wheel drive) system, which is available on 300C, Limited, and Touring,and with the HEMI V8 engine. It has the lowest Annual Fuel Cost of any V8-powered AWD Vehicle according to the 2006 EPA Fuel Economy Guide Annual Fuel Cost estimates. This from Chrylser See drive a 300C and save gas.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

2007 300C special packages

Here's a taste of what's some of what's coming up for 2007 in the 300C series. SWWWEEET !!!
300C: production starts January 8, 2007
300C SRT Design Group:limited production starts December 1, 2006
Performance specialty vehicle positioned between 300C and 300C SRT8. Will combine content from both vehicles in an affordable monochromatic look vehicle complete with its own unique 20-inch tires/wheels.
300C Heritage Edition production starts January 17, 2007
Cognac Crystal Paint (exclusive color)
300C LWB production starts January 8, 2007)
Custom paint colors
Exterior mirrors with puddle lamps and supplemental signals
Heated second row seats
300C SRT8 Production start August 8, 2006
300C series special packages
Luxury Group II:
optional, not available with SRT Design group
- Adaptive speed control
- Power-folding mirrors - chrome, heated, with memory, driver’s and passenger auto-dimming and auto-adjust in reverse and featuring puddle lamps
- Heated second-row seats
- Power adjustable pedals

Protection Group II (optional, not available with SRT Design group)
- Front and rear supplemental side-curtain air bags (not included on long-wheelbase model)
- Air filtration
- ParkSense Rear Park Assist system
- Self-sealing tires (not available with SRT Design Group)
via 300cforums.

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Future of the 300C

On Nov21st Chrysler revealed sketches that may suggest the future direction of the Chrysler 300C . "It could be the face of the future Chrysler cars, though certainly none of that has been decided," Chrysler spokesman Rick Deneau said.
He said Chrysler released the sketches nearly two months before the Detroit auto show in a bid to gauge public reaction to the concept models. Erich Merkle, an auto analyst with Grand Rapids-based IRN Inc is quoted that "It's more curvaceous and doesn't have quite that block look that the 300C provides"
more via detnews


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Fast "stock" 300C

These are just fun to watch once and awhile. A clip on Google video of a Brand new Chrysler 300C with 200 miles on it with nothing done to it except a big muffler cut off. 8.85 @ 80mph in the 1/8mile.


Monday, November 20, 2006

China Produced Chrysler 300C

The China version of the Chrysler 300C Sedan is currently built at Beijing-Benz DaimlerChrysler Automotive Co., Ltd. in Beijing, China, powered by a choice of 2.7L, 3.5L and 5.7L they have been available since November 8, 2006. The Chrysler 300C will make everything else on the road now in China seem ordinary . The Chrysler 300C interior comes with a generous level of standard equipment and amenities, including a remote-controlled DVD audio video system in the rear seats.
Housed in the center of the vehicle’s dashboard, this system features a large 14.7cm full-color display, AM/FM stereo, six-disc CD system that can play MP3 audio files and navigation system, all in one unit. To get all the details check out the whole story at theautochannel or here direct from China Chinacars


2007 Chrysler 300C CRD

If you are in France you could have a 300CRD (common-rail diesel) with a Mercedes-Benz a 215-hp, turbocharged and intercooled, 3.0-liter diesel V-6. With 376 lb-ft of torque, just 11 lb-ft less than the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, this engine propels the 300 to 62 mph in 7.6 seconds, only 1.2 seconds slower than the Hemi. And it returns an average of 29 mpg when cruising at 80 mph. Unfortunately, the 300C CRD isn't offered in America. The diesel's abundant torque, available from idle, means that the car always feels lively. The 300C CRD's top speed is 141 mph-WOW !
via automobilemag

Saturday, November 18, 2006

2007 Chrysler 300C LWB

If you are looking for more leg room in the rear seat the new 2007 Chrysler 300C LWB (Long Wheelbase) is the car for you. The six-inch lengthening of the body should give plenty of rear-seat legroom.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

300C better than a Bentley ?

Now here's a man who knows his automobiles. Leading Queensland, Australia businessman Craig Gore, who is co-owner of Team Australia, which campaigns two cars in the Atlantic Series as well as two cars in the Champ Car World Series. Is parking his Bentley Black Label Arnage T Mulliner at home in his Gold Coast garage and using a new black Chrysler 300C as his daily drive car. He is quoted in a article at that “It looks great, has plenty of power and rides just as good as the Bentley". He's got the right idea.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Hella's Adaptive Cruise Control for 300C

Earth reports that the Chrylser 300 Limited and 300C will be the first to offer Hella's Light Detection and Ranging cruise control as optional equipment on 2007 models. Read more about it here

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Hemi History

Did you know the first use of a hemi engine was in a four cylinder car named the "Welsh"
Did you know the first Chrylser-hemi was a airplane engine ?
If you want to find out more about the "hemi" history" a really good site to check out is They have a lot of information on the development of the "hemi" design.


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Custom Wheels Galore !

A good place to find custom wheels is at I counted 274 brands of wheels on their site. Just guessing ten or more different styles per brand, that comes up to about more than 2740 styles to choose from. Think they might have a style you like ?

I'm partial to this style of P.Miller's Signature PM506. They are really cool.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Dodge Charger SRT8 goes to South Africa

So you are going to South Africa and you don't want to be left walking ? Ian Little reported on Tyger Burger You will soon be able to pick up a SRT-8 in South Africa. Chrysler continues to expand their market of excellent American cars for discriminating drivers around the world.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Performance Under the Hood

Want to beef up what's under the hood, looking for some hot headers and exhaust?
Over at Tbyrne Motorsports they are offering some good prices on JBA Headers/Exhaust through a group purchase process. The "Fine Print" for this can be seen in the Group Purchase section on their website. They need 10 or more orders by Monday, November 20th for this to go through. The first batch will be ordered as soon as they receive 10 orders.
JBA has been building and testing headers for the 5.7L HEMI since it was introduced in 2003. JBA has spent countless hours testing and tuning to engineer the perfect exhaust for the Magnum and Charger including SRT8 models. The end result is an ultra high flow system that makes real power with the authentic sound of a true muscle car without annoying interior resonance common on other systems.

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Chrysler 300C autosculpt

Some thing a little different. I found this on You Tube. This is just plan COOL ! Thanks to Antoine. Nice work.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

Chrysler Group's 7th Annual Awards Aftermarket Design

The Chrysler Group's 7th Annual Awards Aftermarket Design winners were announced at the 2006 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The winner of Chrysler Vehicle/Product: was the Glassback roof system by 'Classic Design Concepts'

What a sweet way to look at the stars.


Friday, November 03, 2006

I could use a station wagon

Oh, there are days I'd like to have a good old station wagon for grocery shopping and such. I think this one by Geiger of Germany would do very nicely. The new Chrysler 300C SRT8 here by Geiger Cars of Germany offers an equally extensive and exclusive tuning program for the sporty Chrysler top-of-the-line model.

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