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The Chrysler 300C and Chrysler 300 - Comparisons to 2005 luxury cars

For many specs, we are considering bigger to be better; but for external size and weight, smaller is better. Luxury cars have other nice features — wood-grain dashboards, more chrome, higher quality leather, more frequent repairs (BMW, Jaguar), gadgets, snob appeal, better treatment by car dealers, and such. And we didn't make it past J, so Lexus isn't on the list, as it should be.

Specification (2005)

Chrysler 300C

Cadillac STS

BMW 545i

Jaguar XJ8

Size

5.7 V8

4.6 V8
(base: 3.6 V6)

4.4 V-8

4.2 V-8

0-60 (Motor Trend) 5.8 5.4 5.4 6.6
Quarter Mile (Motor Trend) 14.1 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Braking, 60-0 (Motor Trend) 122 113 121 96
600 ft slalom (Motor Trend) 63 mph 64 mph 66 mph 60 mph

Horsepower

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Torque

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Wheelbase mm (in)

3048( 120.0)

2957 (116.4)

2888 (113.7)

3033 (119.4)

Front track mm (in)

1600 (63.0)

1570 (61.8)

1557 (61.3)

1557 (61.3)

Rear track mm (in)

1603 (63.1)

1582 (62.3)

1582 (62.3)

1547 (60.9)

Width mm (in)

1881 (74.1)

1844 (72.6)

1847 (72.7)

1859 (73.2)

Weight, pounds

4,042

4,026

3,748

3,766

Specification

Chrysler 300C

Cadillac STS

BMW 545i

Jaguar XJ8

Front headroom mm (in)

983 (38.7)

983 (38.7)

958 (37.7)

975 (38.4)

Front legroom mm (in)

1061 (41.8)

1082 (42.6)

1054 (41.5)

1095 (43.1)

Front shoulder room mm (in)

1510 (59.5)

1488 (58.6)

1455 (57.3)

1481 (58.3)

Front seat travel mm (in)

269 (10.6)

NA

NA

241 (9.5)

Rear headroom mm (in)

966 (38.0)

963 (37.9)

963 (37.9)

980 (38.6)

Rear legroom mm (in)

1020 (40.2)

973 (38.3)

914 (36.0)

983 (38.7)

Rear shoulder room mm (in)

1466 (57.7)

1458 (57.4)

1453 (57.2)

1481 (58.3)

Rear seat volume (index)

51.2

48.3

45.2

50.4

Interior volume (index)

106.6

104.3

97.1

104.6

Total volume (index)

122.2

NA

111.1

121.0

Gas mileage

17/25 

 17/24 (V8)
(17/26 V6)

 16/24-
18/26

18/28

List price with destination

$32,995

V6, $56,000
V8, $68,725

$55,000

$59,330

See our main 300 page for comparisons to the 300M and Concorde.

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