Great car that's safe an very customizable. The 2008 Chrysler 300 strikes a retro chord with its exterior styling and its nods to Chryslers of the 1950s and 1960s. For the trim an leather seats an all the features an the low mileage an price I paid. Update: Just passed 170,000 miles and the car's still running strong. Significant challenges in the commercialization of engine designs utilizing hemispherical chambers revolved around the valve actuation, specifically how to make it effective, efficient, and reliable at an acceptable cost. Interior Design and Special Features The Chrysler 300's interior features a simple but elegant and sophisticated layout for 2008 as a result of new instrument panel and center console designs highlighted with satin silver bezels. In National Highway Transportation Safety Administration crash testing, the 2008 Chrysler 300 earned a perfect five stars for driver and passenger protection during frontal impacts.
It's also extremely comfortable an big inside for the cost. Three different types of Hemi engines have been built by Chrysler for automobiles: the first known as the from 1951 to 1958, the second from 1964 to 1971, and the third beginning in 2003. Touring and Limited models upgrade to a 3. The shorter runners results in improved horsepower. New soft-touch materials, new upholstery, and a relocated cruise control stalk also make the cut for 2008. The new version of the 5.
Only didn't have a version, instead retaining the Dodge : there was no Plymouth hemi engine until the 1964 426. Limited Model: The 2008 Chrysler 300 Limited trim level shares the same engine as the Touring model and adds 18-inch aluminum chrome wheels and a four-wheel independent touring suspension. It uses a coil-on-plug distributorless ignition system and to shorten flame travel leading to more consistent combustion and reduced emissions. Safety has been enhanced with new front seat-mounted side airbags added to the 300's available side curtain airbag system. Limited models have the same powertrain story as Touring versions and add heated and powered front seats, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone climate control, and a sportier suspension. For 2008, Chrysler has made a number of significant upgrades to keep the 300 from becoming a full-size aberration.
Fitted with the optional passive safety devices, the 300 performed well in government crash tests. The dash is now covered in nice looking soft touch plastic surfaces, a definite step up for the interior-challenged company. The 300C comes with the 5. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. It is a 90-degree , 2-valve design like the past Magnum series engines, displacing 5,654 cc 345 cu in , with a bore of 3.
The 300's traction and stability electronics are well sorted and effective, delivering good all-season performance, and all-wheel drive is an option for those who live in the snow belt. Chrysler's number for this recall is P57. However they were sold to the general public. The car was an immediate hit. Besides writing tables, options include footrests, illuminated vanity mirrors, adjustable reading lights and 12-volt power plugs for charging mobile electronic devices. Top-fuel racing organizers limited the bore spacing of engines until very recently, when under pressure from Ford and other manufacturers, the bore spacing allowed was increased to 4.
Wrapping everything up is freshened front and rear exterior styling and Chrysler's new limited lifetime powertrain warranty. A new instrument panel and center console were combined with improved materials for a far more lux interior. Anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control are optional, but standard on the other models. For 1958, Chrysler offered the 392 in two configurations: 325 bhp 242 kW with 9. The engine used a 3. Sound systems have also been reconfigured. A majority of reviewers find the power on the lower trim levels inadequate and lacking for the size and weight of such a sedan.
The 2008 Chrysler 300 hits the streets with several major improvements for the year. The Chrysler 300 is rear-wheel drive, and we consider that a benefit. At lower engine rpm the valve is closed, resulting in improved low-end torque from the longer runners. Sadly I was hit by someone doing 45 at a complete stop. What's New for 2008 Significant changes are in store for the 2008 Chrysler 300. Due to reliability problems with the primitive onboard computer which controlled the injection system, however, 15 of the 16 300D cars built with the fuel injection option were recalled and retrofitted with carburetors.
These experiences enable this team to offer you a definitive opinion on this distinctly American sedan. Eventually, three of the four Chrysler divisions had its own versions of the FirePower engine, with different displacements and designations, and having almost no parts in common. Front seat-mounted supplemental air bags have been added on some models; side-curtain bags covering front and rear rows remain standard. These were available with one or two four-barrel carburetors, and were offered in Dodge's heaviest duty models as the 'Power Giant V-8' from 1957 through 1959; they were the largest of four hemi truck engines offered by Dodge in the 1950s. As you'd expect, traction control and side and curtain airbags are optional. The bore pitch, shared by all DeSoto FirePower engines, was 4.
The deck height, at 10. Lumbar adjustment broke after dealer replaced the leather seat covering, dealer ordered 4 seat covers before I finally got my color. Starting with the exterior, you'll find new front and rear fascias, a new grille, and taillamps. Since the combustion chamber is a partial hemisphere, a flat-topped piston would yield too low a unless a very long stroke is used, so to attain desired compression ratio the piston crown is domed to protrude into the head at top dead center, resulting in a combustion chamber in the shape of the thick peel of half an orange. The Chrysler 300 models are comfortable. Like most of Chrysler's past-model Hemi-head engines, the 5.
Heritage Edition Model: The 2008 Chrysler 300 Heritage Edition has performance specifications that are identical to the 300C Model. It feels even bigger and bolder than in Dodge trucks, with the fat power and an aggressive sound of a classic Detroit V8. Great highway cruiser, and it pulls strong up to it's 130 mph electronic limit. Inside and out, this car makes no apologies. But the optional high-performance D-500 version of this engine had a four-barrel carburetor and a larger valved Dodge hemispherical combustion chambered head. This lack of commonality was due in part to the three engine versions using different bore pitches the center-to-center distance between adjacent cylinders.