See how the Chrysler 300 sedan has evolved over the yearsJuly 8, 2020
A video has appeared on Cars Evolution’s YouTube channel that shows various versions of the 300 American sedan that have been available throughout the model’s life cycle.
While the sports coupe Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger sedan in an even more powerful Hellcat performance were and are quite popular, another high-performance sedan of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles concern – the Chrysler 300C model, despite its rather good technical characteristics, for some reason was not so interesting to buyers. As part of their recent YouTube video, the guys from Cars Evolution showcase various versions of the 300 model throughout the model’s life.
Unlike the same Challenger and Charger, 300 began its life as a family sedan. Based on the Chrysler LX platform, the car was not originally adapted to the fast pace of the ride.
The car was equipped with a 2.7-liter V6 engine with a capacity of only 190 horsepower.
The more productive version of the 300C gave the car a significant improvement in performance. The V6 engine disappeared, and in its place was a powerful 5.5-liter HEMI V8 with 340 hp. Along with the new powerplant, the 300C received a five-speed automatic transmission and other new technologies. While the HEMI engine was delivering a solid amount of power, it also had cylinder deactivation technology that could increase fuel economy by 20%. Shortly after the introduction of the HEMI engine, a new version of the SRT8 was released whose power was 470 hp.
One aspect of the evolution of the 300C, which is hard to miss, concerns its appearance, or rather, the invariability of appearance. Small changes certainly appeared in different parts of the body, but the 2020 model year sedan still remains relatively unchanged from the moment compared to the car that was introduced in 2005. After a little “rethinking of design” that took place in 2011, the car body got smoother lines, but the general aesthetics remained largely similar to the original car of 2005.
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