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2008-10: Chrysler 300C • 300C SRT-8 • Dodge Challenger • Charger
2011-14: Chrysler 300C • Dodge Charger • Dodge Challenger
Dodge Magnum • Dodge Magnum SRT8 • Charger Squad •300C vs luxury
Reviews: Chrysler 300C • Dodge Charger R/T • Dodge Magnum RT
Also: LX cars in snow and ice • 300C concept • Photochops
Now, model by model for the 2008-10 large cars:
The 300 was the only vehicle in the United States to get coefficient heaters, which warm the cabin immediately after the car is started.
What was changed: instrument panel, center console, and door trim panel; armrests and trim surfaces; taillamps; deck lid; wheels on some models; and packages and colors (interior colors added were dark and light gray, and dark beige.)
The 300C got LED lighting in the front cupholders and both front and rear map pockets, optional adaptive cruise control, and an indication of whether the engine was running on four or eight cylinders. It also gained (as options) an iPod interface; MyGIG hard-drive radios; remote start; Sirius back-seat TV; and a Boston Acoustic eight-speaker 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound amplifier with subwoofer.
The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT, and SE had a modified front exterior design and a brighter interior look. Chrome elements were added to the front fascia and grille and Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) were optional on the R/T.
New paint colors were Light Pebble Beige and Titanium. The interior gained soft-touch surfaces, a new cruise control stalk, and optional LED lighting with some chromed highlights. The instrument panel was redesigned to be more driver orented.
Engines remained the same, but Hemi owners but fuel economy dropped due to a change in the measurement system.
Frontal Area, sq. ft. (sq. m)
Drag Coefficient, SE
AWD – SXT, R/T
The SRT8 gained a functional hood scoope, a new grille and front fascia, and a revised interior. 0-60 mph performance was in the low 5-second range. The front fascia cut lift and funneled air to the brakes. The 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 rode on 20-inch aluminum SRT-designed wheels wearing 245/45/ZR20 (front) and 255/45/ZR20 (back) F1 Goodyear tires. Drivers could now get personal performance numbers from a display in the guage cluster.
Colors for the 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 were silver, black, steel blue, and red (TorRed). Inside, it gained accent stitching, carbon-fiber leather-trim door handles, and LED lighting in the cup holders and door-map pockets. The engine was a 425 horsepower 6.1 Hemi with 420 lb-ft of torque that could do 0-100-0 mph in under 17 seconds; it was hooked up to a five-speed automatic with manual override capability. Stopping distance from 60 mph was 110 feet.
The Dodge Charger also got a refreshened interior, with a redesigned dash to include the MyGIG hard drive stereo system. Interior lighting gained LED interior lights on some models. The rear parking assist was made available, as well.
Hemi • 3.5 and 2.7 V6 • Transmissions
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