The Chrysler LHS and Chrysler 300M – information and benchmarking

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Key competitive vehicles used as benchmarks in the design of new benchmarking was used to set quality and objectives. Benchmark vehicles similar technology and construction assessed to determine their and performance on key functions.

For example, with longitudinal, front-wheel power trains were for power train noise, and harshness characteristics.


Audi A6

Lexus LS 400

All seat had 8.7 inches (220 mm) of longitudinal This range of travel 96% of the US … driving population. center and rear pillars wide door openings, in the rear, for easy entry and

The LHS trunk was roomier than in both LHS and 300M trunks from a new hinge linkage did not intrude on useable space.

The 3.5-liter V-6 engine increased Stiffened, strengthened and refined structure made it run smoother and Platinum-tipped spark plugs and ignition systems provided scheduled tune-up intervals for engines.

Fuel economy was by lowering weight and reducing and aerodynamic drag.

Subtle of the steering system, suspension and tires increased steering, and ride qualities with harshness and road noise.

A saver system turned off and interior courtesy lamps if the forgot. The starter was prevented operating when the engine was Enhanced power train system capabilities helped mobility.

Body Systems

The structure was substantially stiffer previous models for enhanced quietness.

Unique structural construction that had no outer allowed each body to a unique sill appearance molded plastic sill

Quad head lamps standard on Chrysler LHS and Chrysler

Aerodynamic development of the body and systems significantly improved wiper and washer performance. mounted windshield washer with six individual washer (three per side) provided glass coverage.

One-piece, window opening moldings fit and finish.

Interior Features

seats provided increased and support

A new windshield defrosting cleared the glass more and more completely than the system

New radios provided understandable features and controls

and HVAC controls had the same and feel

The driver’s floor mat a tie-down hook to hold it in

Safety And Security

Next-generation, driver and passenger air bags smokeless inflators

Interior provided extended head protection meeting 2003

Dynamic side impact system

A Sentry Key(TM) Deterrent system provided vehicle theft protection

HomeLink universal transmitter rolling code technology to security


Reduced noise, better suspension improved body structural and better insulation all contributed to A rubber-isolated rear suspension member significantly reduced noise for rear seat Front suspension and power mounting cradle isolation was refined.

Larger door strips and more accurate fitting helped minimize noise. Full-stamped doors a consistent sealing surface for the strips.


Aerodynamics a major role in refining the designs. The combination of a rounded end in plan view, lower shaping, gently flowing pillars, aero-tuned sill to enhance air flow around the and a tapered rear end combined to these cars outstanding

The designs contained subtle refinements in the cowl, outside windshield pillars and windshield that reduced wind and helped control water over the body as well as drag. The drag coefficient of vehicles was .31.

Chrysler Concorde

Aerodynamics for water flow management and noise reduction included:

side window moldings had the possible offset from the and included full perimeter to the door frame that wind noise

Full-stamped and full side aperture construction provided more and accurate sealing surfaces to wind noise

A cowl formed to deflect air above reduced wind noise and washer fluid upward off parked wiper blades

channels in the windshield side kept the lower half of the windows clear while wind noise

Outside mirrors were for low wind noise

Full opening upper weather stopped roof water entering open doors

The new or improved features helped to ample cooling air flow the engine compartment:

Cubic-curve surrounded the grille opening to air flow through the grille

in the cowl screen allowed air to over the engine mounts and at the rear lip of the hood

A portion of the seal was removed to provide a air flow path over and electronic equipment

Louvers in the compartment side panels and openings for the drive shafts and tie allowed air to exit through the wells

Vastly improved air dam and fascia and a small under between the lower radiator member and the power train/suspension forced air to exit aft of the engine, not through the cooling module

Baffles between fascia and support panel forced air through the cooling module

and LHS Noise Reduction

Updates and

For 2000, the 300M and LHS gained new revised instrument cluster display shapes, a four-disc CD (in the cab) with Infinity II (early models tended to bounce issues with cupholders in the rear center chrome window and lock rockers, and color-keyed mirror the rear suspension was modified to cut vibration, and harshness (in spring and the gas cap was changed. The 3.5 V6 was LEV compliant in California-like

The 2002 Chrysler LHS was renamed to Concorde, and the existing Concorde was We have a review of this (the Concorde-named LHS ), as well as the and 2001 300M and the 2002 300M Special .

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