Victoria Police Take a Chrysler 300C

Chrysler 300C

14th September, 2006

Victoria Police has boosted their vehicle fleet and injected some ‘cool’ with the addition of a Chrysler 300C.

"This bold, powerful and capable vehicle is more than ready to help police officers go and get the bad guys!" said Gerry Jenkins, managing director for the Chrysler Group in Australia.

“And with a comprehensive list of standard equipment and safety features the police will be doing it in style too,” he said.

Mr Guy Hungerford of Victoria Police Fleet Division said the 300C is proving extremely popular with the public.

“There has been a positive reaction to this car, with its good looks and striking presence it turns a lot of heads and has some serious street cred."

"When people see the 300C they just want to take a closer look and talk about it which helps to encourage positive interaction,” he said.


The midnight blue 300C with its flashing lights and chequered decals is fully operational and will be used throughout Victoria in general police duties.

“We are also using the 300C at police open days and high profile events like the 2006 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island,” said Hungerford.

“Victoria Police have trialled many vehicles in the past yet none have attracted the attention and interest of the 300C. Using this fantastic car is proving to be an enormous success,” he said.

Chrysler 300C line-up

The Chrysler 300C comes in a line-up with Sedan and Touring versions both available with a engine range catering for everyone from the performance enthusiast with the 300C SRT8, to the fuel conscious with the state-of-the-art turbo diesel.

The four powertrains include the:

  • 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine (183 kW, 340 Nm)
  • 5.7-litre V8 petrol engine with Multi-Displacement System which increases fuel economy up to 20 per cent (250 kW, 525 Nm)
  • 3.0-litre V6 CRD turbo diesel engine with standard diesel particulate filter and fuel consumption of just 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres (160 kW, 510 Nm)
  • 300C SRT8 powered by a 6.1-litre V8 – already available in the Sedan and arriving in the Touring late in 2006 (317 kW, 569 Nm)

Models are equipped with a comprehensive list of standard equipment and safety features including Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Emergency Brake Assist, All-speed Traction Control System (TCS), four-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), driver and front passenger multi-stage front airbags, front and rear side-curtain air bags and front seat belt pretensioners.

Testifying to the Chrysler designers’ 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).

Prices for the 300C start from $53,990 for the 3.5-litre V6 Sedan.

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