2011 Chrysler 300C SRT8 Road Test Review

23 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2011 Chrysler 300C SRT8 Road Test Review
Chrysler 300C

SRT8

CHRYSLER 300C SRT8

Vehicle Style: Luxury Sedan

Price: $65,000

Economy (claimed): 14.2

Fuel Economy (tested): l/100km

The 300C SRT8 has with us since 2006. it first arrived in Australia, it was a challenger to our local V8 luxury cars.

Five years on, the have grown their counts and moved the game considerably, but there is still of appeal wrapped up in the 300C package.

Quality: There is a feel to the SRT8’s interior, a mix of quality plastic, leather and finishes. Fit and finish is a step the local heroes.

Comfort: With acres of and suede throughout, and electrically-adjusted and SRT8 performance seats up it’s easy for both and passengers to get comfortable There is an abundance of legroom in the rear.

Standard equipment includes a sound system, electronic information centre, dual-zone control, heated front rain sensing wipers and Intensity Discharge (HID)

SRT-only features include leather-covered steering wheel, and door-pulls, a 300kph speedometer, and temperature gauges. A tyre monitoring display within the panel display is also

Storage: Storage spaces a centre console storage coin holder, four glove-box, door bins on all doors and overhead sunglasses The boot will swallow 442 of luggage.

Driveability: The SRT8 is a fun mix of old-school and luxo barge. It’s no scalpel, but what it lacks in at the wheel and cornering prowess, it up for with character.

The 6.1 litre is a lazy torque monster in driving, but it will get its nasty on a foot-to-the-floor prod of the long-travel

Poke it in the ribs and with a or two, the SRT8s demeanor from wafting limo, to mad muscle car.

The automatic is only a five-speed, but are 569Nms to smooth over the ratio and it’s not noticed driving.

Gears can be manually by moving the selector sideways in drive, but it’s not especially and the selector is best left in

Refinement: There were no or plastic squeaks, just an sense of solidity. Inside quiet and refined and feels a considerably more expensive

Suspension: The 300C’s standard wishbone front suspension, and a rear suspension, is upgraded in guise with tuned revised spring rates and bushings, and larger diameter bars.

The ride is smooth, but the engineers been able to dial out all of the created by the huge 20-inch alloy wheels. You’ll it, but not enough to care.

Braking: wheel runs Brembo caliper brakes with rotors. Pedal feel is and stopping power prodigious.

rating: Not rated

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Safety Standard active safety include an Anti-lock Brake (ABS) and Electronic Stability (ESP).

The SRT8 comes with dual frontal side curtain airbags and mounted thorax airbags.

AND SERVICING

Warranty: Three / 100,000 kms, whichever first.

Service costs: Servicing are set for every 12,000km, with a service costing between – $500. The first service is due at 48,000km, and costs $1250

HSV Senator Signature – The over-styled HSV isn’t a for the 300C’s build-quality. On the plus of the ledger is the muscular (317kW/550Nm) Chev engine.

It’s a more focused performance with a genuine and respected (see HSV reviews )

FPV GT-E – With 335kW/570Nm, the new Coyote V8 has propelled the V8 FPVs to performance sedan ‘King of the status.

Hard to fault, but the HSV it carries a big price premium the SRT8. (see FPV reviews )

TMR VERDICT | OVERALL:

It’s a case of mathematics. The 300C is such a huge bargain, like a barn-find without the straw and chickens.

Fully (with the exception of a sunroof) for it undercuts the equivalent HSV and FPV by well $15,000.

While it’s not better than either of the offerings, it is rarer, unique, and importantly (for the enthusiast), it has and a HEMI.

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