Chrysler 300C Goes On Sale In Australia



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Chrysler 300C
RRP for the Chrysler 300C
is $53,990 for the V6 and
$59,990 for the V8

ON 30/12/05
OF 2005

You'll see it
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30th October, 2005

  • Multi-award winning Chrysler 300C goes on sale
  • Dramatic and innovative exterior design
  • All-new platform features rear-wheel drive
  • Multi-Displacement System (MDS) increases V8 fuel efficiency

Following its success in the United States, the Chrysler 300C has arrived in Australia, priced from $53,990.

With an entirely new shape based on the company’s rear-wheel drive architecture, the Chrysler 300C features classic proportions - a long bonnet, short rear deck and a dramatic profile complete with 18-inch wheels.

With 250 kW of power and 525 Nm of torque, the Chrysler 300C V8 can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.

The Chrysler 300C features cylinder deactivation, the Chrysler Group’s Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which seamlessly turns off the fuel injection in four cylinders of the 5.7-litre engine when V8 power is not needed. This provides a world-class combination of outstanding performance, power and very competitive fuel efficiency (12.1L/100km combined cycle - ADR81/01).

Two engine variants are available in Australia; a 3.5-litre V6 engine delivering 183 kW of power and 340 Nm of torque, complements the 5.7-litre V8.

Twenty four years have elapsed since Chrysler last sold a large rear-wheel drive sedan in Australia.

“The 300C is absolutely stunning, no question, this vehicle really stands out from the pack,” said Gerry Jenkins, managing director, Chrysler Jeep Australia.

“The powerful HEMI V8 performance is complemented by our MDS cylinder deactivation system, delivering up to a 20 per cent increase in fuel efficiency and adding a clever and differentiating element to this segment of the market.

“Customers can enjoy impressive performance and still achieve excellent fuel economy."

“With its contemporary styling, undeniable road presence, powerful performance and comprehensive list of standard equipment, the 300C aptly illustrates the essence of the Chrysler brand while adding a new dimension to our heritage and setting an exciting course for the future,” said Jenkins.

Chrysler has priced (RRP) the 300C at $53,990 for the 3.5-litre V6 and $59,990 for the 5.7-litre V8.

The 300C will begin arriving in Chrysler dealerships across the country in early November, 2005.

The Chrysler 300C model range is expected to expand further next year with a wagon version of the vehicle, the 300C Touring, which builds upon the attributes of the sedan, likely to make its way to Australia mid 2006.

Chrysler 300C
The Chrysler 300C sold in Australia
is assembled in Graz, Austria


  • Two engine choices including:
    • 5.7-litre V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick®.
    • 3.5-litre V6 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick®.
  • 6.4 second 0-100 km/h with 5.7-litre V8
  • 18-inch polished five-split-spoke alloy wheels
  • Multi-Displacement System (MDS) on 5.7-litre V8
  • Rear-wheel drive configuration
  • Short and long arm (SLA) front suspension
  • Independent five-bar multi-link rear suspension
  • Rack and pinion steering

Chrysler 300C standard features at a glance (3.5-litre V6 and 5.7-litre V8)

  • Leather seats– heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with flush-mounted audio, trip computer controls and vehicle information controls
  • Driver and front passenger adjustable lumbar support
  • Eight-way power driver and passenger seats
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control with infrared and sun sensors
  • Express-up/down power front windows
  • Dual driver memory system controls for driver’s seat, mirrors and radio presets
  • Air filtration system
  • Electrochromic interior and driver’s rear-view mirror
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • California walnut wood accents (V8)
  • Patented tortoise shell interior accents (V6)
  • Boston Acoustics six-speaker premium sound system with 276 watts of digital

Additional features on Chrysler 300C V8

  • Six-disc CD
  • Boston Acoustic seven speaker premium sound system with 368 watt digital amplifier and subwoofer

Standard safety features (both models)

  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • All-speed Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Four-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
  • High-pressure headlamp washers
  • Driver and front passenger multi-stage front airbags
  • Front and rear side-curtain air bags
  • Front seat belt pretensioners
  • Three-blink lane change turn signal feature
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • Enhanced battery saver
  • Ultrasonic rear park assist system
  • Sentry Key® engine immobiliser system
  • Security alarm with interior monitoring

Testifying to the Chrysler designers’ meticulous efforts in safety and design, the 2005 Chrysler 300C has been awarded five-star ratings for driver and front passenger protection in a frontal crash, the highest rating in the U.S. government’s safety crash test programme, conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Chrysler 300C sedan is covered by Chrysler's three-year/100 kilometre warranty and three-year/unlimited kilometer road side assistance.

Chrysler 300C

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