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2011 Chrysler 300 Official Info & Images Out; NAIAS Roll Out Planned 22
Posted by Alex Ion in 2011 Chrysler 300, Automotive News, Chrysler, naias, Sculpted design, Upcoming Events, V6 on 12 22nd, 2010

Chrysler has been keeping all info on the new 2011 Chrysler 300 under wraps, even after the web saw many a leak and spy pictures of the vehicle in regular intervals. It seems like the car maker has finally woken up to reality and let out some official information about the upcoming car.

First things first. The car will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The company has, along with some images, released info on the 2011 Chrysler 300 and it talks of some awesome specs that the car will bring about. The car is to come with a new grille and LED-infused headlights.

Chrysler has thrown in two engines into the car. While the entry-level 3.6-liter V6 is to return 292 hp (218 kW / 296 PS) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 will offer 370 hp (276 kW / 375 PS) and 395 lb-ft (536 Nm). They will be linked to a five-speed automatic that will power the rear wheels .

Sculpted bodywork is to add style to the exterior, while the cabin has some amazing additions in terms of design.

Blue ambient lighting and wood trim complete the masterpiece-like styling  and brings in Nappa leather seats, a two-piece sunroof. An Uconnect Touch with 8.4 inches of display adds to the charm.

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Chrysler Pentastar V6 Features in the New 2011 Challenger 25
Posted by Alex Ion in 2011 Challenger, Automotive News, Autostyle, Car Styling, Chrysler, Dodge, Firestone tires, Pentastar V-6 engine, Performance, Powertrain, V6 on 10 25th, 2010

A statement from Dodge confirms that the company’s 2011 Challenger will definitely be running on the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 305 hp (227 kW / 309 PS) and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm) of torque.

The Chevrolet Camaro V6 gives 312 hp (233 kW / 316 PS) and 278 lb-ft (377 Nm), and Ford’s Mustang V6 delivers 305 hp (227 kW / 309 PS) and 280 lb-ft (379 Nm) of torque. Compared to this the Challenger’s performance will come out at the bottom of the list of contemporaries who are on the V6. Sources say that it is also highly possible that the new offering from Dodge will be more expensive and heavier.

As with the Journey, Dodge has made minor changes to the Challenger – giving it a revised suspension, a better braking system, and gripper Firestone tires.

Sources at Chrysler say that the Pentastar V-6 engine will be available in all of Chrysler’s 13 models. The company says that improved fuel efficiency combined with increased power and lesser emissions is the hallmark of this engine, which is the most advanced six-cylinder engine made by the Chrysler Powertrain group. The new engine can be used in passenger cars, mini-vans as well as sport utilities.