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The 2015 Chrysler 300 SRT offers a potent blend of performance, technology and luxury

Chrysler 300C SRT

The beating heart of any performance vehicle is its engine, and the 2015 Chrysler 300 SRT’s beats to
the tune of a 6.4-litre HEMI V8 producing 350kW and 637Nm.
The engine’s high torque output allows for blistering standing starts and straight-line power, while
performance-tuned motor mounts improve idle stability and ride control at any speed. An active
intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing provides maximum low-end torque while
optimising high-end power.
Proving performance doesn’t have to be costly, the 300 SRT includes an active valve exhaust system
that allows for standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode) to engage over a wider rpm
range, meaning extra urban consumption of just 8.6L/100km.
New to the 2015 Chrysler 300 SRT is its TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, providing
world-class shift quality, refinement and fuel efficiency. The design of the transmission further
contributes to efficiency – at 88kg, it weighs just 1.8kg more than the previous five-speed gearbox.
Furthermore, the transmission features particularly close fifth- through eighth-speed gear ratios for
smoother shifting, along with a lower cruising rpm in top gear for added refinement.
The addition of the TorqueFlite gearbox has also allowed for the enhancement of an advanced
launch control system that allows the driver to personalise performance options including the
desired launch rpm, as well as track-ready timing functions including a 400-metre sprint log that
allows drivers to save their best times.
For spirited road driving, engaging Sport mode instantly transforms the sedan’s performance and
personality by activating sport-tuned steering calibration and paddle-shift mode, in addition to sport
engine and transmission calibration, and increased responsiveness of the accelerator pedal
calibration. Engaging Sport – by switching the rotary shifter to ‘S’ – provides lightning-quick gear
changes, reducing shift times by 37 percent (250 milliseconds versus 400 milliseconds) and can hold
the desired gear without unexpected shifts, including at the redline.
Completing the 300 SRT’s impressive performance credentials are the Brembo Performance fourpiston
brakes with slotted rotors for exceptional stopping performance, mechanical limited slip rear
differential and four-wheel independent sport performance suspension with performance-tuned