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2005 Chrysler 300c Hemi - Tech

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Tech Specs

Vehicle: '05 Chrysler 300C
MSRP: $33,530 as tested
Exterior color: Magnesium
Interior: Jade/gray stone leather
Engine: 5.7L (345ci) Hemi, 90-degree V-8 cast-iron block, aluminum heads
Horsepower: 340 hp at 5,000 rpm
Torque: 390 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm
Valvetrain: OHV, two valves per cylinder, eight deactivating and eight conventional hydraulic lifters
Bore/stroke: 3.92x3.58 inches (99.5x90.9 mm)
Compression ratio: 9.6:1
Redline: 5,800 rpm
Transmission: Five-speed automatic
Axle ratio: 3.40:1
Front suspension: Upper and lower control arms, coil springs over gas-charged shocks, antiroll bar
Rear suspension: Five-link with coil springs, gas-charged shocks, anti-roll bar
Brakes: 13.6-inch vented discs, front; 12.6-inch vented discs, rear
Wheels: 18x7.5, aluminum
Tires: P225/60R19
Wheelbase: 120 inches
Curb weight: 4,018 pounds
Quarter-mile*: 14.27 at 98 mph*Motor Trend, 2004

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