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Chrysler’s Turbo Diesel 300C Awarded Best Luxury Car - (Australia)

June 2nd, 2008



The Chrysler 300C CRD has been awarded Best Luxury Car at the recent ECOCar of the Year Awards.

The award was presented in Melbourne by Chris Mullet, managing editor of Delivery and ECOCar magazines.

During his presentation Chris said, “The Chrysler 300C CRD is an outstanding package of comfort, luxury, and value for money and fuel economy as low as 7.0L/100kms”

The recently refreshed Chrysler 300C Sedan and Touring made their first Australian debut earlier this year. Loaded with premium features, signature Chrysler design and abundant standard safety features, the 300C continues to make everything else on the road seem ordinary.

“Like the styling or loath it, it has street presence, comfort and economy from its diesel engine at a price that is unmatched”, said Mullet.

The 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine is fitted with Bosch high-pressure fuel injection, a variable geometry turbocharger, four valves per cylinder, dual overhead camshafts and Piezo injectors with a 0.1 millisecond response time. Maximum power is 160 kW, and peak torque is 510 Nm from 1600 to 2800 rpm. Fuel consumption with the 3.0-litre V-6 CRD is rated at 8.1L/100km (combined).

The dramatic exterior design of the Chrysler 300C has been refreshed in 2008 with minor changes to the rear fascias and tail lights. The 300C Sedan now features a rear deck lid with an SRT-inspired integrated spoiler and high-mounted stop light. However, the classic proportions of a long bonnet, short deck and dramatic profile remain to give the 300C its continued award-winning presence.

The interior design of the Chrysler 300C has also been enhanced with even more luxury appointments including standard MyGIG entertainment system, LED lighting in the front cup holders and front- and rear-door map pockets, and soft-touch surfaces on arm rests and door panels.

The Chrysler 300C is priced from $53,990 (excluding dealer and statutory charges).

ECOCar Magazine is Australia’s only specialist publication that details the developments in ECO friendly motoring with road tests, vehicle comparisons and editorial features covering the latest developments in LPG, hybrid, diesel and alternative fuels. The ECO Car Awards include the categories of Best Small, Medium and Large ECO Car and Best Luxury ECO Car.


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