The five-speed uses an AutoStick that can be shifted like a full-manual valvebody. Or you can leave it in Drive.The five-speed uses an AutoStick that can be shifted like a full-manual valvebody. Or you The stuff-stowage areas are plenty. We like the sunglasses holder and cargo net in the trunk.The stuff-stowage areas are plenty. We like the sunglasses holder and cargo net in the tru The 300C is all about leather. It drives like a Mercedes and looks like a lead sled. We approve.The 300C is all about leather. It drives like a Mercedes and looks like a lead sled. We ap The new Hemi makes 340 hp at 5,000 rpm and 390 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm. It's hidden under a logo-encrusted cover that pops off easily for engine access. There is a 425hp version on the way.The new Hemi makes 340 hp at 5,000 rpm and 390 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm. It's hidden under a log The traction control (ESP) can be switched off... ...and for once, the button is right out in the open. 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 « | 1 | 2 | 3 | View Full Article By Douglas R. Glad Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!