300c


dniemall
09-20-2004, 02:23 PM
what a sweet car. 0-60 in 5.3 seconds. what a beast.

Scott Long
09-22-2004, 10:57 PM
Yes sir, bad ass machines. Looks like a Bently, priced like a Chrysler, runs like a raped ape. 13.90 in the 1/4 mile stock. Wait till some bolt on mods start becoming popular for the hemi motors, and could you imagine a supercharger kit to put it in the 500-550 hp range? That would be a good sleeper.

AWP9521
09-25-2004, 01:35 AM
How about the upcomming 300C SRT-8 .4 extra liters making it a 6.1 and a 85 HP increase bringing 425 net ponies to the game which happens to be the same gross power rating as the legendary 426 Hemi. Now that will be a beast!

Scott Long
09-26-2004, 02:58 PM
That will be a sweet car. I have been told that the 426 hemi although rated 425 hp put out closer to 500 hp. Hopefully that car will be able to compete with such super sedans as the BMW M5 and the Mercedes Benz E55 AMG both of which run low 13's in the 1/4 mile and are between 385-450 horsepower, and all are 4 door sedans.

Samurai75007
09-26-2004, 08:06 PM
The SRT-8 300C will not be hosting the 6.1, it will be keeping the 5.7 but gets a supercharger. The SRT-8 Mag will get the 6.1.

brihamlin
10-04-2004, 08:27 AM
what a sweet car. 0-60 in 5.3 seconds. what a beast.

Here is a pretty good review of the car: http://www.automedia.com/autoReviews/rts200409013c/rts200409013c.asp

300CFan
10-10-2004, 03:39 PM
I purchased a Silver Metallic 300C (http://300C.blogspot.com) recently and posted links to many of the sites I found when researching the car. This includes Reviews, Photos, Forums and Accessories links.

alloyed2sea
10-17-2004, 09:43 AM
The SRT-8 300C will not be hosting the 6.1, it will be keeping the 5.7 but gets a supercharger. The SRT-8 Mag will get the 6.1.
Wrongo.
No supercharger.
Rather the 6.1, sorry 'bout that.

Samurai75007
10-17-2004, 10:00 AM
My bad the 300C SRT-8 is getting the 6.1L the Magnam SRT-8 is getting the supercharged 5.7

alloyed2sea
10-18-2004, 08:09 AM
My bad the 300C SRT-8 is getting the 6.1L the Magnam SRT-8 is getting the supercharged 5.7
Really?
Now that I had not heard.
Very, very interesting - as I know that the aftermarket specialists are struggling to accomplish the same goal. Apparently, the engine computer's air flow values are giving them fits.
Can't wait to see this one.
Do keep us informed.
THANX!

mavisky
10-22-2004, 08:21 PM
My bad the 300C SRT-8 is getting the 6.1L the Magnam SRT-8 is getting the supercharged 5.7

as a salesman for a chysler, jeep, dodge, and hyundai dealership i must say that this conflicts with every report i've ever heard about either vehicle.

Samurai75007
10-22-2004, 08:57 PM
as a tech at a chysler, jeep, dodge dealership and seeing the car in person i beg to differ.

"5.7-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine (estimated 430 horsepower, 480 lb.-ft. torque)"

mavisky
10-22-2004, 10:15 PM
as a tech at a chysler, jeep, dodge dealership and seeing the car in person i beg to differ.

"5.7-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine (estimated 430 horsepower, 480 lb.-ft. torque)"

so you've actually seen the motor on the magnum? why the hell are they using two different approaches to the same vehicle? hell even the grand cherokee srt is supposedly going to use the 6.1 liter, and i've never found a single article or piece of literature (other than what you just typed) that says otherwise. i've just been in the business too long to believe that they'd openly spend more money to regulate two different setups. they would have to smog check each new engine and transmission setup, that's why the new grand cherokee has the same 5 speed auto-stick as the 300c and magnum rt.

mavisky
10-22-2004, 10:25 PM
doing some searching i was able to find this which may have been what confused you.

Date Posted 12-20-2002

Dodge Magnum SRT-8

What Is It?
Dodge Magnum SRT-8 concept

What's Special About It?
It may look like a station wagon, but Dodge's latest concept is anything but homely. Not only does it sport broad-shouldered styling that makes it look like the kind of grocery-getter that Mad Max's wife would drive, it has the muscle to back up its sinister appearance. A supercharged 430 horsepower Hemi V8 lurks under the hood while a five-speed automatic borrowed from Mercedes-Benz takes care of the shifts


but note the posted date. that's from edmunds.com and its coverage of the 2003 LA Auto show in which the magnum srt-8 was only a pre-production prototype.

The Dodge Magnum SRT-8 concept vehicle takes the Hemi one step further, with a Whipple supercharger to add power at both low and high rpm. It helps to raise power to about 430 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque - just a tad more than the official ratings of the legendary 426 Hemi, and without the single-digit gas mileage or oil consumption.

from allpar.com once again discussing the 2003 srt-8 concept car, not the 2005 or 2006 production vehicle.

image of the underhood shot of the 2005 300 srt-8 concept vehicle. note no supercharger and also not the 5.7, this is the new 6.1

http://www.dodgeboy.net/news/300c/pages/IM002366_JPG.htm

and for those who don't think the 300 and the magnum are the same vehicle, behold the 300 wagon that sells in europe since they technically don't carry dodge in europe. (even the viper is now a chrysler viper over there)

http://www.dodgeboy.net/news/300c/pages/300Cwagon_300C1_jpg.htm

oh and here's another quote from another mopar guy

According to Cliff, Mopar Now, there are some changes to the SRT-8 package deal.

The SRT-8 will be supplied with the new Hemi V-8 6.1 ltr engine vice the Hemi 5.7. However, you can still buy the Magnum wagon with the 5.7 version but not with the Whipple Supercharger. More of a in between the bottom wagon and the SRT-8 version.

The SRT-8 will have over 400 HP and 450 plus lbs of torque. It will be mated with the the next generation heavy duty 5-speed automatic.

The pricing is south of 30K but close to it.

What is unbelievable is the tight lip seal on the next hemi 6.1 engine development.

There is still plan on using a whipple supercharger on the 5.7 but I can't get any word on which planned platform. Hopefully it will be the 300N or Daytona Charger.

Samurai75007
10-22-2004, 10:47 PM
So are you trying to say that im wrong? I actually have seen the car in person. I have pics of my own but none of the engine, iv seen the price tag. It was at VOI8 here in Dallas where I live.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/samurai75007/66d8fb1f.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/samurai75007/4b47f4d9.jpg

mavisky
10-22-2004, 10:50 PM
So are you trying to say that im wrong? I actually have seen the car in person. I have pics of my own but none of the engine, iv seen the price tag. It was at VOI8 here in Dallas where I live.

all i'm saying is that there are different sides to this story and obviously dodge hasn't made it 100% clear to the public considering what is going on with the situation.

mavisky
10-22-2004, 11:02 PM
congratulations you just posted pictures of the 2003 magnum srt-8 prototype that then lost the supercharger and became the magnum rt.

this is exactly what i was talking about in my post, read it clearly next time. you're talking about a prototype that's 2 years old and won't be seeing production in its exact form. so now i am calling you wrong if that's the best you have to back up your claim of a supercharged 5.7 in the next srt-8. hell you still haven't offered up a good explanation as to why they'd spend hundred's of thousands of dollars to put that separate motor through emissions testing.

call your nearest dca rep or pick up the new motor trend. either way you'll get the info that i'm preaching and not the 2 year old news you are sporting.

Samurai75007
10-22-2004, 11:32 PM
ok there you go
http://www.ziplink.net/~jnocerin/cmt/Friday/photos/DSC_0038.JPG

mavisky
10-23-2004, 08:42 AM
ok there you go
http://www.ziplink.net/~jnocerin/cmt/Friday/photos/DSC_0038.JPG

jesus and i thought our techs were slow, look you just keep re-posting pictures of tha 2 year old prototype, you really think the factory car would have hard-piped intakes and two K&N filters hanging out in mid-air like that?? look at the headlights, those are the pre-production projectors in the black housings that never made it to production in that form.
http://www.swiftindavis.com/sblog/media/1/20040301-05_MAGNUM_030104_1.jpg
see the difference now. quit posting 2 year old pics if you want me to believe your story. or just educate yourself, admit you're wrong about the whole thing, and we can move on.

Samurai75007
10-23-2004, 05:46 PM
ther not two year old pics they were taken at LOI-8 a month ago

mavisky
10-23-2004, 07:09 PM
ther not two year old pics they were taken at LOI-8 a month ago

i understand that, my point was that the car itself has been around since december of 2002 and is not a current prototype, but rather a pre-magnum-production showcar and not the current srt-8 test mules.

Stefanel1
10-27-2004, 08:20 PM
I'm not a big fan of American cars, but the 300C is simply wonderfull ! I'm falling in love with this car !
I was hesitating between the Lancia Thésis and the Peugeot 607 to replace my BMW 530, now, I'll consider the 300C. I'll have to see the built quality and the handling. Do you know what it looks like versus the Peugeot, BMW, and Lancia ?

brihamlin
10-27-2004, 09:55 PM
Those are some interesting alternatives, are you European? The 300C is a top quality car with a lot of Mercedes-Benz parts and feel. I've yet to hear anything bad about that car, really! Enjoy the 300 if you decide to go for it.

DVS LT1
10-29-2004, 11:01 AM
The 300C and Magnum are super wicked cars - they're the pride and joy of the Brampton, Ontario assembly plant! :cheers: Chrysler recently announced it will be adding a third shift to keep up with demand. Problem is (like with every hot new car) there is already way too many of these things on the road, not so much the Magnum but the 300 is everywhere. They’re so popular to begin with, but being a Canadian built car has made them all the more appealing for people who want to keep the local economy booming, plus national pride, etc…

I think Chrysler is brilliant for how they’re using and moreover marketing the new 5.7 HEMI. It’s very similar to how GM utilized the 5.7 LT1 back in the early 90’s as the engine of choice for their entire truck/SUV line, F-Body and large RWD sedan line. As mavisky already mentioned or alluded to in this post, going with one star engine is much more economical and strategically sound than having to maintain a spare parts bin for several different engines.

DVS LT1
10-29-2004, 11:02 AM
Oh ya, isn't the 300C built on a Mercedes platform???

surf2
11-05-2004, 08:35 PM
:smokin: just purchased the 3ooc a fast car,reminds me of the green hornet and cato automobile back in the 60"s (a chrysler) :smokin:

wesexcellence
11-20-2004, 09:18 PM
I purchased a Silver Metallic 300C (http://300C.blogspot.com) recently and posted links to many of the sites I found when researching the car. This includes Reviews, Photos, Forums and Accessories links.

I am new to this forum... I just got my 300c.
How do I post my pics. It looks pretty good w/ 22's.
www.imagestation.com/album/?id=2135304923

Samurai75007
11-20-2004, 09:28 PM
well if you have a host for the pic's then you do with the url in the space.

kathygarnerville
11-27-2004, 11:14 AM
Whether it's a Hemi or SRT the 300C is a great riding car. I wouldn't own one personally, but from what I see, a lot of men seem drawn to that car. Specifically men hoping to attain a certain "cool" image, and who are of Italian descent. LOL


It's just stylish and let it go at that.

Chryslertech
01-14-2005, 07:30 PM
Just to settle some arguing on here, I've been to Daimler Chrysler Tech school very recently and was told by multiple instructors that the new Charger WILL offer a supercharged 6.1 Hemi. Not the 5.7. I also know for a fact that the 300C SRT 8 WILL have a NON supercharged 6.1 Hemi, But you should know that already if you are a chrysler tech(Samarai), cause they went over the whole car in last months' Master Tech and you can look on dealer connect and read the engine options for a 2005 300C (2.7/3.5/5.7/6.1)

Chryslertech
01-14-2005, 07:33 PM
Just to settle some arguing on here, I've been to Daimler Chrysler Tech school very recently and was told by multiple instructors that the new Charger WILL offer a supercharged 6.1 Hemi. Not the 5.7. I also know for a fact that the 300C SRT 8 WILL have a NON supercharged 6.1 Hemi, But you should know that already if you are a chrysler tech(Samarai), cause they went over the whole car in last months' Master Tech and you can look on dealer connect and read the engine options for a 2005 300C (2.7mpi/3.5mpi/5.7mpi/6.1mpi)

porscheguy9999
01-21-2005, 09:31 PM
The wildly popular 300C is now even better. The SRT-8 has 425hp and a 6.1 liter Hemi V8. But the touring costs like $28,000. And if Snoop has one, I think that is the stamp of approval from the Rap Industry. That and the Magnum, which was in the video of the song "The Game" which had 50 Cent in it (correct me of I'm wrong). This car is the Shizznit (ha ha...)

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