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Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 1, 2007 - Loaded with premium features, stunning Chrysler design, fuel-saving technology and abundant standard safety features, the 2008 Chrysler 300 continues to make everything else on the road seem ordinary.

The dramatic exterior design of the Chrysler 300 has been refreshed for 2008 with minor changes to the front and rear fascias and tailamps and a new rear deck lid that incorporates an SRT-inspired integrated spoiler and relocated high-mounted stop light.

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However, the classic proportions of long hood, short deck and dramatic profile remain to give the Chrysler 300 its continued award-winning, stunning presence for 2008.

The sophisticated interior design of the Chrysler 300 has been enhanced for 2008 with a new instrument panel and center console design, highlighted with satin silver bezels. Soft-touch surfaces on arm rests and door panels, and a newly designed and relocated cruise control stalk, add to the comfortable interior. Available light-emitting diode (LED) lighting in the front cup holders and front- and rear-door map pockets provide additional driver convenience.

New entertainment and communications options on the 2008 Chrysler 300 include a Boston Acoustics eight-speaker 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound system, SIRIUS Backseat TV™ and MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System with optional navigation.

In addition, seat-mounted air bags have been added to the front and rear side-curtain air bags for increased driver and passenger safety.

The 5.7-liter HEMI®-powered Chrysler 300C offers a “Fuel Saver Mode” display, included as part of the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) that tells drivers when they are in four-cylinder mode, allowing them to modify their driving habits for improved fuel efficiency.

New technologies and exterior and interior refinements continue to offer Chrysler 300 customers an elegant, confidence-inspiring vehicle at an exceptional value.

2008 CHRYSLER 300: WHAT’S NEW FOR 2008

Exterior:

* Three new exterior colors: Clearwater Blue Pearl Coat, Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replace Marine Blue Pearl Coat, Linen Gold and Silver Steel Metallic
* Exterior refresh including front and rear fascias and grille, and new bodyside molding, taillamp design and deck lid

Interior:

* Interior refresh including redesigned instrument panel, instrument cluster, center console and door trim panels
* Available adaptive cruise control (Chrysler 300C)
* Faux wood interior accents (Chrysler 300 Limited)
* iPod interface added to UConnect® module
* LED lighting in front cup holders and front- and rear-door map pockets (included in Luxury package on Chrysler 300 Limited, standard on Chrysler 300C)
* New interior color combinations of Dark Khaki/Light Graystone and Dark Slate Gray
* New cloth seat material
* New speed control stalk
* Upgraded soft-touch surfaces on arm rests, center console and door trim

Electrical:

* New radio options
o AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio (standard)
o AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio (option)
o MyGIG, a cutting-edge multimedia audio and entertainment system with available navigation
* Boston Acoustics eight-speaker 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound amplifier including subwoofer (option on Chrysler 300C)
* Rear-seat Video Entertainment System (VES™) includes SIRIUS Backseat TV and one-year subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Video (available on Chrysler 300 Touring Executive Series, 300 Limited and 300C models)
* Remote start (option on Chrysler 300 Limited, standard on Chrysler 300C)

Powertrain/Chassis:

* New 17-inch wheel covers (standard on Chrysler 300 LX)
* New 17-inch machined face aluminum wheels (standard on Chrysler 300 Touring)
* “Fuel Saver Mode” display (standard on Chrysler 300C)

Safety and Security:

* Power adjustable pedals (now standard on Chrysler 300 Limited)
* Side-curtain and seat-mounted side air bags (standard on Chrysler 300 Great American package and available on remaining models)
* Tire pressure monitor warning lamp (now standard on Chrysler 300 LX model)

New Packages:

* Luxury Group package: Includes sun roof; Boston Acoustics six-speaker, 276-watt DSP Amp speaker system; MyGIG Entertainment System with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio; California Walnut wood accent on steering wheel, door pulls and interior trim; remote start; LED-illuminated front cup holders and front- and rear-door map pockets; SmartBeam™ headlamp control system and rain-sensing windshield wipers (available on Chrysler 300 Limited)
* Luxury Equipment Group II package: Includes adaptive cruise control, mirrors with supplemental turn signals and puddle lamps, passenger side auto-dimming mirror, heated rear seats and California Walnut wood trim (available on Chrysler 300C)

DESIGN
The dramatic exterior design of the Chrysler 300 has been refreshed for 2008 with new tailamps and a new rear deck lid that integrates an SRT-inspired spoiler and relocated high-mounted stop light. However, the classic proportions of long hood, short deck and dramatic profile remain to give the Chrysler 300 its continued award-winning, stunning presence for 2008.

The sophisticated interior design of the Chrysler 300 has been enhanced for 2008 with a new instrument panel and center console design, highlighted with satin silver bezels. Soft-touch surfaces on arm rests and door panels, and a newly designed and relocated cruise control stalk, add to the comfortable interior. LED lighting in the front cup holders and front and rear door map pockets provide additional driver convenience.

ENGINEERING
Three powertrain options are available in the 2008 Chrysler 300 lineup, offering outstanding combinations of performance, fuel economy, quietness and durability.

The rear-wheel-drive 2008 Chrysler 300 LX is equipped with a 2.7-liter V-6 engine providing 178 hp (133 kW) @ 5500 rpm and 190 lb.-ft. (258 N•m) of torque @ 4000.

A 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine featured on the rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 Touring and Chrysler 300 Limited models provides 250 hp (186 kW) @ 6400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. (340 N•m) of torque @ 3800 rpm.

The 2008 Chrysler 300C rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models feature the modern 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine equipped with a Multi-displacement System (MDS). MDS seamlessly turns off the fuel consumption in four cylinders when V-8 power is not needed, improving fuel economy as much as 20 percent. HEMI'S “Fuel Saver Mode” display, included as part of the Electronic Vehicle Information Center, tells drivers when they are in four-cylinder mode, allowing them to modify their driving habits for improved fuel efficiency.

The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine provides 340 hp (254 kW) @ 5000 rpm and 390 lb.-ft of torque (258 N•m) @ 4000. The HEMI-powered 2008 Chrysler 300C can go from zero to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds.

ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The 2008 Chrysler 300 lineup offers the latest entertainment and communication technology available in the automotive industry while maintaining simplicity, safety, freedom and flexibility.

* Available factory-installed SIRIUS Satellite Radio delivers more than 130 channels of radio programming
* New, larger 6.5-inch full-screen DVD-based Navigation System using Global Positioning System (GPS) provides easy trip routing and turn-by-turn route guidance through voice recognition and touch screen
* Touch screen MyGIG, an audio, entertainment and hands-free communication system including a 20-gigabyte hard drive with optional navigation capability
* Rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System (VES), conveniently located under center console armrest cover to provide easy access to rear-seat passengers
* SIRIUS Backseat TV offers three channels of respected children’s TV programs
* UConnect® Hands-free Communication System uses Bluetooth technology to provide voice-activated wireless cellular communication

MyGIG
MyGIG is a completely integrated Harman/Kardon touch screen audio, entertainment and hands-free communication system. MyGIG also is available with an optional navigation system, which adds voice recognition.

The best-in-class, next-generation navigation radio features a 6.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Display with a touch-screen panel that can support 65,000 colors, providing a three-dimensional appearance to graphics and animation, as well as multiple font sizes and styles. The MyGIG navigation system allows voice-activated commands and includes many new features for music, sound, movies and personalized picture displays, including:

* A 20-gigabyte hard disc drive that includes Music Juke Box for organizing music and pictures on the hard drive
* Universal Serial Bus (USB) port that provides downloading of WMA, MP3 and JPEG files onto the hard drive
* Gracenote® database that is installed on the hard drive to provide song identification, including composer, artist and title
* Playlist creation capability to provide easy access to files
* Voice memo recording that allows a 3 minute message to be recorded using the microphone integrated into the rearview mirror
* Radio display screen that can show movies (when vehicle is not in motion)
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio, which provides customers with more than 130 channels of the best music, entertainment and information coast-to-coast, 24 hours a day. This includes music, as well as sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather
* UConnect Hands-free Communication System that uses Bluetooth® technology to provide voice-activated wireless communication between the occupants’ compatible cell phones and the vehicle’s onboard receiver. The hands-free option promotes safety, freedom, value and flexibility

The 2008 Chrysler 300 also offers a MyGIG system without navigation.

Rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System
The rear-seat VES is cleverly packaged under the center console armrest cover and is easily accessible to rear-seat passengers. The system includes a 7-inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen, a remote control and two wireless headsets. The hinged LCD screen can be fully stored into the console armrest cover or flipped up for viewing. Auxiliary audio and video plug-in jacks are included on the faceplate so that rear-seat passengers can view video directly from a video camera, play games from a video game console or play music directly from a portable MP3 player. New for 2008, rear-seat passengers can enjoy SIRIUS Backseat TV.

SIRIUS Backseat TV
Chrysler LLC will be the first and only auto manufacturer to offer SIRIUS Backseat TV in its vehicle lineup in the 2008 model year.

SIRIUS Backseat TV features three channels of respected children’s TV featuring many of the most well-known kids’ programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Rear-seat passengers will be able to watch shows such as Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” and Cartoon Network’s “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.”

SIRIUS Backseat TV operates through an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas. Programming, in addition to the channel name, program title and rating are displayed on the vehicle’s rear seat video screen. For added flexibility, rear-seat passengers can enjoy SIRIUS Backseat TV while front-seat occupants listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio. The system can be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment remote or the radio head unit in the front instrument panel. In addition, when the vehicle is in Park, programming can be displayed on the MyGIG screen (if equipped) for front-seat viewing.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

* Chrysler redefined the classic American automobile with the Chrysler 300. Boasting an entirely new shape based on Chrysler Group’s rear-wheel-drive architecture, this striking sedan continues the Chrysler brand’s proud “letter series” tradition in a thoroughly modern way
* With stunning, noble proportions, Chrysler 300 signaled an entirely new design direction for the Chrysler brand when first introduced in March 2004 as a 2005 model year vehicle
* Chrysler 300C offers exceptional performance with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 340 hp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque and features a cylinder deactivation system (MDS) that provides as much as a 20-percent improvement in fuel economy. Chrysler 300C can go 0-60 mph in just 6.3 seconds
* Technologies such as Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Brake Assist, All-speed Traction Control System (TCS) and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), have reached new levels of advancement to control rear-wheel-drive vehicles in a way that is transparent to the driver
* Optional all-wheel-drive models feature excellent cornering balance under all driving conditions and improved traction in snow and wet-weather conditions
* Unsurpassed comfort and spaciousness, the Chrysler 300 has the interior space of a front-wheel-drive package in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle
* Chrysler 300 offers leading DaimlerChrysler technology at a mid-market price

2008 CHRYSLER 300 MODEL LINEUP

2008 Chrysler 300 LX (Rear-wheel Drive)

Standard Features

* Rear-wheel-drive configuration
* 2.7-liter V-6 engine —178 horsepower (133 kW) and 190 lb.-ft. (258 N•m) of torque
* Four-speed automatic transmission
* 17-inch bolt on steel wheel covers
* P215/65R17 all-season ride tires
* 18-gallon fuel tank
* Air conditioning
* AM/FM/CD radio with an auxiliary audio input jack and four speakers
* Analog clock
* Driver- and passenger-adjustable lumbar support
* Driver-side, one-touch-down power windows
* Fixed, power mirrors
* Front and rear floor mats
* Glove box lamp
* Illuminated visor mirror
* Low-risk deployment air bags
* Manual tilt and telescoping steering column
* Oil change alert
* Outside temperature display
* Power eight-way driver’s seat
* Power four-wheel disc brakes
* Power locks
* Rack-and-pinion steering
* Rear 60-40 split seat with armrest and cup holder
* Rear window defroster
* Remote keyless, illuminated entry
* Sentry Key® engine immobilizer
* Speed control with instrument panel indicator light
* Tire pressure monitor warning lamp

Optional Features/Packages

* Bodyside molding
* Engine block heater
* ESP with Brake Assist, All-speed Traction Control System and four-wheel ABS
* Premium front and rear floor mats
* Power adjustable pedals
* Protection Group including supplemental side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags, air filtration, self-sealing tires and UConnect® Hands-free Communication System with auto-dimming rearview mirror and iPod interface
* Sound Group including six-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with 276-watt Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Amplifier, AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS
* Great American package includes 17-inch tires and machined aluminum wheels, ESP with Brake Assist, all-speed TCS, four-wheel ABS, supplemental side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags, air filtration, premium front and rear floor mats, heated body-color exterior mirrors, six-speaker sound system and AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio
o Options available on 2008 Chrysler 300 Great American package include engine block heater, power adjustable pedals, Protection Group package including UConnect Hands-free Communication system and self-sealing tires, and Sound Group package including Boston Acoustics six-speaker 276-watt Amp speaker system and SIRIUS Satellite Radio

2008 Chrysler 300 Touring (Rear-wheel Drive)

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler 300 LX, the Chrysler 300 Touring adds/replaces the following:

* 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine — 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft. (340 N•m) of torque
* 17-inch machined-face aluminum wheels
* All-speed TCS
* ESP with Brake Assist
* Four-wheel ABS
* Body-color heated mirrors and bodyside moldings with bright insert
* Fog lamps
* Front and rear premium floor mats
* Leather-trimmed seats, steering wheel and shift knob

2008 Chrysler 300 Touring (All-wheel Drive)

In addition to the standard features available on the Chrysler 300 Touring rear-wheel-drive model, the all-wheel-drive model adds/replaces the following:

* 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* P225/60R18 all-season touring tires
* 19-gallon fuel tank
* Five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
* Front differential and transfer case, and unique all-wheel-drive front suspension
* Performance disc brakes

Optional Features/Packages

The Chrysler 300 Touring models (RWD/AWD) offer the following optional features/packages:

* Comfort/convenience Group includes heated front seats, power passenger seat, power adjustable pedals and express-up/down power front windows
* Protection Group including supplemental side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags, air filtration, self-sealing tires and UConnect with auto-dimming rearview mirror and iPod interface
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS
* Sound Group includes MyGIG Entertainment System including AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio featuring touch screen operation, six-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with 276-watt DSP amplifier and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS
* Sun roof with express open and close, anti-pinch operation
* Walter P. Chrysler Executive Series long-wheelbase package adds six inches to the standard wheelbase and includes eight-way power front passenger seat, heated front seats, express-up/down power front windows, uniquely calibrated ESP, longer electrical wiring harness and a Walter P. Chrysler Executive Series badge. Options available on the 2008 Chrysler 300 Touring Walter P. Chrysler Executive Series model include:
o Power adjustable pedals
o Protection Group including UConnect and iPod connection, air filtration, security alarm and self-sealing tires
o Sound Group including MyGIG Entertainment System with six-speaker 276-watt Amp Boston Acoustics sound system and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS
o Rear-seat VES with SIRIUS Satellite Radio and SIRIUS Backseat TV — both including one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS
o MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio with navigation featuring touch screen and voice recognition

2008 Chrysler 300 Limited (Rear-wheel Drive)

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler 300 LX and 300 Touring models, the Chrysler 300 Limited adds/replaces the following:

* 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* P225/60R18 all-season tires
* Automatic headlamps
* Driver and passenger express up/down power front windows with auto-reverse sensing system
* Dual-zone automatic temperature control
* Eight-way power passenger seat
* Heated driver and front-passenger seats
* Power adjustable pedals
* Projector headlamps
* Reconfigurable Display Group including EVIC, compass, HomeLink universal home security system transceiver, auto-dimming rearview mirror, reconfigurable display in instrument cluster, trip computer and steering wheel-mounted audio controls
* Security alarm with panic button on key fob
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio with first-year subscription provided by SIRIUS
* Six-speaker 276-watt DSP amplified Boston Acoustics sound system
* Touring suspension

2008 Chrysler 300 Limited (All-wheel Drive)

In addition to the standard features available on the Chrysler 300 Limited rear-wheel-drive model, the Chrysler 300 Limited all-wheel-drive model adds/replaces the following:

* 19-gallon fuel tank
* Five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
* Front differential and transfer case, and unique all-wheel-drive front suspension
* Performance disc brakes

Optional Features/Packages

The Chrysler 300 Limited models (RWD/AWD) offer the following optional features/packages:

* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio with navigation featuring touch screen and voice recognition
* Protection Group including supplemental side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags, air filtration, self-sealing tires and UConnect with auto-dimming rearview mirror and iPod interface
* Rear-seat VES including SIRIUS Backseat TV with one-year subscription to Satellite Video provided by SIRIUS
* Sun roof with express open and close, anti-pinch operation
* Luxury Group package including sun roof, California Walnut wood accents, SmartBeam headlamps with rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED-illuminated cup holders and door map pockets, remote start, Boston Acoustics 276-watt digital six-speaker system and MyGIG Entertainment System including AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 touch screen radio

2008 Chrysler 300C (Rear-wheel Drive)

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler 300 LX, Touring and Limited models, the Chrysler 300C adds/replaces the following:

* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine — 340 horsepower (254 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. (525 N•m) of torque
* Fuel-saving MDS — improving fuel economy as much as 20 percent
* Five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
* 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* 19-gallon fuel tank
* 160-mph speedometer
* P225/60R18 all-season touring tires
* Boston Acoustics six-speaker, 276-watt DSP amplifier and door-trim badge
* Chrome door handles and upper daylight opening
* Chrome, multi-function, power, heated foldaway mirrors with memory feature and driver’s auto-dimming and auto-adjust in reverse
* Deck lid liner – trunk
* Dual exhaust with bright tips
* “Fuel Saver Mode” display, included in EVIC
* Leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
* LED-illuminated cup holders and map pockets
* Memory system for mirrors, steering column, pedals, driver’s seat and radio
* Performance four-wheel-disc ABS
* Power adjustable pedals with memory
* Power tilt and telescoping steering column with memory
* Premium leather interior trim
* Projector halogen headlamps with delay
* Rain-sensing windshield wipers
* Remote start
* Satin Silver accent bezel on center console
* Self-sealing tires
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio with first-year subscription provided by SIRIUS
* SmartBeam Headlamp control system
* Tire pressure monitor with premium display
* Tortoise shell-style interior accents on steering wheel, shifter bezel, door pulls and passenger-side instrument panel
* HomeLink universal home security system transceiver

2008 Chrysler 300C (All-wheel Drive)

In addition to the standard features available on the rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300C, the Chrysler 300C all-wheel-drive model adds/replaces the following:

* Front differential and transfer case
* Unique all-wheel-drive front suspension

Optional Features/Packages

The Chrysler 300C models (RWD/AWD) offer the following optional features/packages:

* Genuine California Walnut wood trim
* Sun roof with express open and close, anti-pinch operation
* Xenon HID headlamps
* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System including AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio with navigation featuring touch screen and voice recognition
* Rear-seat video entertainment system with SIRIUS Backseat TV satellite video and one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS
* Luxury Group II package including adaptive cruise control, auto-dimming passenger mirror, heated rear seats, supplemental turn signal mirrors with courtesy puddle lamps and California Walnut wood trim
* Protection Group II package including side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags, air filtration, UConnect, iPod connection and ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
* Sound Group II package, including eight-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with 368-watt DSP amplifier with 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound processing and MyGIG system including AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 touch screen radio
* W.P. Chrysler Executive Series long-wheelbase package, which adds six inches to the standard wheelbase and includes uniquely calibrated ESP and longer electrical wiring harness. Options available on the Chrysler 300C Executive Series include:
o Luxury Equipment Group II package including California Walnut wood trim, auto-dimming passenger-side exterior mirror, heated rear seats and supplemental signal mirrors with courtesy puddle lamps
o Protection Group II package that consists of UConnect system with iPod connection, air filtration and ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
o Rear-seat VES with SIRIUS Backseat TV satellite video and one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS
o Sound Group II package, including eight-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with 368-watt DSP amplifier with 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound processing and MyGIG Entertainment System including AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 touch screen radio
o California Walnut wood trim
o Xenon HID headlamps
o MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio with navigation featuring touch screen and voice-recognition operation

SAFETY AND SECURITY
The Chrysler 300 earned five stars for driver and front-passenger protection in a frontal crash, the highest rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Please refer to the safety glossary for descriptions of the following available features:

* Adaptive Cruise Control
* Advanced Multi-stage Air Bag System
* All-speed Traction Control System
* Auto-dimming Interior and Exterior Rearview Mirrors
* Auto-reverse Sun Roof
* Auto-reverse Windows
* BeltAlert
* Brake Assist
* Brake/Park Interlock
* Child-protection Rear Door Locks
* Constant Force Retractors
* Crumple Zones
* Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* Energy-absorbing Steering Column
* Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
* Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
* Height-adjustable Seat Belts
* HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver
* Inside Emergency Trunk Release
* Interior Head-impact Protection
* Knee Bolsters
* LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
* Low-risk Deployment Air Bags
* Navigation System With Voice-Recognition
* ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
* Power Adjustable Pedals
* Projector Headlamps
* Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers
* Remote Keyless Entry
* Remote Start
* Seat Belt Pretensioners
* Security Alarm With Panic Button
* Self-sealing Tires
* Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer
* SmartBeam Headlamp Control
* Supplemental Side-curtain and Seat-mounted Air Bags
* Supplemental Turn Signal Mirrors with Courtesy Puddle Lamps
* Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column
* Tire Pressure Monitor Systems
* UConnect Hands-free Communication System
* Xenon HID Headlamps

COLOR AVAILABILITY

* Clearwater Blue Pearl Coat (new)
* Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat (new)
* Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat (new)
* Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
* Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
* Cool Vanilla Clear Coat
* Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
* Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

* 2008 model year production start: August 2007
* Production location: Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
* Walter P. Chrysler Executive Series long-wheelbase modification: Accubuilt, Inc. in Lima, Ohio
* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine: Saltillo Engine Plant in Saltillo, Mexico
* 3.5-liter V-6 engine: Kenosha Engine Plant in Kenosha, Wis.
* 2.7-liter V-6 engine: Kenosha Engine Plant in Kenosha, Wis.
* Five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick: Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Ind.
* Four-speed automatic variable-line pressure transmission: Kokomo Transmission Plant in Kokomo, Ind.

MARKET POSITION
The 2008 Chrysler 300 continues the return of the great American car. With strikingly beautiful styling, the Chrysler 300 combines elegance, confidence, power and value.

DEMOGRAPHICS

* Gender: 60 percent male/40 percent female
* Age: 40-54
* Median Annual Household Income: $75,000
* Education: 45 percent to 60 percent with undergraduate/graduate degrees
* Household: 73 percent married; 16 percent have children living at home
* Occupation: 40 percent to 50 percent professional/technology/manager

MARKET ADVANTAGES
Strikingly beautiful styling

* Pays homage to the original Chrysler 300, albeit in a modern way

Incredible performance

* Modern HEMI V-8 engine (340 hp and 390 lb.-ft of torque) with fuel-saving MDS
* Most engine choices in its class – 2.7-liter V-6, 3.5-liter High Output V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8
* The exhilarating feel of rear-wheel drive
* Optional all-wheel drive for outstanding performance and stability with four-season traction

Dynamic and controlled handling

* Near perfect 50-50 weight distribution
* Electronic Stability Program with Brake Assist and All-speed Traction Control System
* Front independent short- and long-arm suspension
* Rear five-link independent suspension

Unsurpassed comfort and spaciousness

* Front-wheel-drive interior package in a rear-wheel-drive passenger car
* Tailored driver adjustability for custom comfort
* Stunningly affordable
* Combination of elegance, power and performance at an exceptional value

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2007 Model Year

* Colors: Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Marine Blue Pearl Coat and Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat replace Magnesium Pearl Coat, Midnight Blue Pearl Coat and Satin Jade
* New 18-inch chrome-clad wheels standard on 300 Limited package, 300C and all AWD models
* New interior color combination of Khaki/Light Graystone replaces Deep Jade/Light Graystone
* Automatic oil change alert
* SmartBeam® intelligent headlamp system control available on 300 Limited package and standard on 300C models
* Low-risk deployment air bags
* Self-sealing tires now standard on Chrysler 300C
* New W. P. Chrysler Executive Series long wheelbase package adds six inches and 10.2 cubic feet of interior space to 300 Touring and 300C rear-wheel-drive models
* Luxury Group II package bundles auto-dimming passenger-side exterior mirror; heated rear seats, and supplemental turn-signal mirrors with courtesy puddle lamps (available on 300C)

2006 Model Year

* Colors: Linen Gold Metallic Pearl Coat replaces Deep Lava Red
* Eight-way power passenger seat with power recline (replaces six-way power passenger seat)
* Cruise control instrument panel indicator light added
* Optional DVD video entertainment system in center console (300 Touring, 300 with the Limited package and 300C)
* Audio input jack added to AM/FM/CD radio
* Five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick mated to 3.5-liter V-6 engine
* Variable Line Pressure (VLP) feature added to four-speed automatic transmission
* New Tire Pressure Monitor warning lamp (300 Touring, 300 Limited Pkg.)
* New Tire Pressure Monitor display (300C)
* 300 Touring new 17-inch machined-face aluminum wheel
* Comfort/Convenience Group (300 Touring)
* Power-adjustable pedals with memory standard equipment on 300C
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription standard on 300 Limited package and 300C
* Chrysler 300 Touring Signature Series package introduced in 2005/2006 model year
* Chrysler 300 Great American package introduced
* Chrysler 300C Heritage Edition introduced

2005 Model Year

The all-new Chrysler 300 was introduced in model year 2005 marking the brand’s return to rear drive and the return of the HEMI engine after 50 years

Features included:

2005 CHRYSLER 300

* 17-inch wheels and tires
* 2.7-liter, DOHC, 24-valve 178-hp V-6 engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission
* Advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags
* Air conditioning
* AM/FM/CD radio with changer controls, auxiliary audio input jack and four speakers
* Analog clock
* Driver and passenger adjustable lumbar support
* Driver-side one-touch-down power windows
* Glove box lamp
* Illuminated vision vanity mirrors
* Occupant Classification System
* One-touch, three-blink lane change signal standard
* Outside temperature display
* Power eight-way driver’s seat
* Power four-wheel disc brakes
* Power locks
* Rack and pinion steering
* Rear 60/40 split seat with armrest and cup holder
* Remote keyless/illuminated entry
* Sentry Key® engine immobilizer system
* Solar control window glass
* Speed Control
* Tilt and telescoping steering column

2005 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING

Included all Chrysler 300 standard features plus/replaced by:

* 17-inch seven-spoke machined aluminum wheels
* 3.5-liter, SOHC, High Output, 24-valve 250 horsepower V-6 engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission
* All-speed Traction Control
* Available all-wheel drive with five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
* Body-color power heated mirrors
* Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Brake Assist
* Fog lamps
* Leather-trimmed seats, steering wheel and shift knob
* Mini-Carbon center stack bezel accent
* One-touch, three-blink lane change signal
* Power four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

2005 CHRYSLER 300 LIMITED PACKAGE

Included all Chrysler 300 Touring standard features plus/replaced by:

* 17-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* Automatic headlamps
* Cargo net
* Driver and passenger one-touch up/down power front windows
* Dual zone automatic temperature control with infrared sensing
* Electronic vehicle information center with up to 128 customer-programmable features including trip computer, compass, HomeLink universal transceiver and electrochromatic interior rearview mirror
* Heated driver and front passenger front seats
* In-cluster reconfigurable display
* One-touch, three-blink lane change signal standard
* Power six-way passenger seat
* Security alarm with panic button on key fob
* Six-speaker audio system
* Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls

2005 CHRYSLER 300C

Included all Chrysler 300 Limited standard features plus/replaced by:

* 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* 19-gallon fuel tank
* 5.7-liter HEMI 340 hp V-8 engine with Multiple Displacement System mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
* 160 mph speedometer
* Boston Acoustics six-speaker sound system with 276-watt digital (DSP) amplifier
* Chrome exterior door handles and window trim
* Chrome, multi-function, power, heated foldaway mirrors with memory feature and driver’s auto-dimming and auto-adjust in reverse
* Dual exhaust with bright tips
* Memory system: dual driver seats, radio presets, steering column, display and pedals (if equipped)
* One-touch, three-blink lane change signal standard
* Performance four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with All-speed Traction Control and Electronic Stability Program with Brake Assist
* Power tilt and telescoping steering column with memory
* Premium leather interior trim
* Projector halogen quad headlamps with delay
* Rain-sensitive wipers
* Tortoise shell-style interior accents
* Satin Silver center stack accent bezel
* Trunk decklid liner

Source: Chrysler LLC

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