Press Kit: 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8, What's New for '06

2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 Feature Highlights

Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2005 -

New high-performance version of the Chrysler 300 with new 6.1-liter HEMI® engine featuring performance-tuned ride and handling and premium amenities

Exterior

  • Colors: Bright Silver, Brilliant Black, Silver Steel (new for 2006)
  • Modified front fascia with integrated brake-cooling ducts
  • Rear deck spoiler
  • Body color front and rear bumper inserts
  • Body-color mirrors
  • Body-color door handles
  • Unique SRT  badging
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps

Interior

  • Colors: Light Graystone/Dark Slate
  • Power adjustable sport seats: Seats have performance suede inserts, front and rear. Seats include heat and memory functions
  • Adjustable pedal cluster with memory
  • “Technical” leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Trim includes special finishing on center stack, door pulls, door trim, shifter, steering wheel
  • Full instrumentation with 180-mph (300-kph) speedometer, tachometer and temperature gauges. Tire Pressure Monitoring display included in instrument panel
  • AM/FM radio with six-disc CD changer
  • Boston Acoustics speaker system
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Available 13-speaker Kicker Audio System with 322-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer
  • Available DVD system with center console-mounted flip-up screen
  • Available SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Available UConnect™ hands-free communications system with Bluetooth™ technology
  • Automatic temperature control system with dual-zone controls and infrared temperature sensing
  • Advanced multi-stage air bag system
  • Occupant Classification System (OCS)

Powertrain

  • New 425-horsepower 6.1-liter HEMI engine
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • Specially calibrated driver-selectable AutoStick®
  • Heavy-duty four-flange prop shaft
  • Upgraded differential and axles
  • Orange-painted cylinder block and black valve covers

Chassis

  • SRT-tuned dampers
  • Specially tailored spring rates
  • Specially tailored suspension bushings
  • Electronic Stability Program tuned for SRT performance handling
  • New 20-inch forged aluminum wheels
  • High-performance Goodyear F1 three-season 245/45/20 tires, front, and 255/45/20, rear with asymmetrical tread
  • Available four-season tires
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Four-wheel Brembo performance disc brakes with four-piston calipers; 360 x 32 mm vented rotors, front; and 350 x 28 mm vented rotors, rear
  • Anti-lock brake system