Known as the “banker’s muscle car”, the Chrysler 300 was designed by the now famous Ralph Gilles
The 6.1L features the same stroke as the 340hp 5.7L Hemi found in the 300C (and Charger R/T cars), but with a larger bore. Adding cubic inches was necessary for more performance, but since SRT was chasing horsepower and RPM rather than torque, the increased size was obtained by enlarging the bore rather than increasing the stroke. Combined with higher flowing heads and improved valvetrain components, the “oversquare” design allows the 6.1L to make peak horsepower at a substantially higher RPM (6000 RPM vs 5000 RPM for the 5.7L)
The 6.1L features a completely different (reinforced) block, with revised coolant channels and oil jets to cool the pistons. Compression ratio is increased to 10.3:1 (from 9.6:1). Redesigned connecting rods are now made of high strength powdered metal. Piston pins are now full-floating to handle more abuse. Bottom line, the 6.1L is substantially different from the 5.7L
Key Model Year Changes:
First year of the SRT8
The following year (2007) was the first year of Kicker Mobile surround sound
2008 was the first and only year of significant changes, which included a new trunk lid w/ integrated spoiler, updated tail lights, and new body side moldings. Adaptive Cruise Control with ESP calibration and tip/remote start debuted this year. The interior could now be optioned with side-curtain air bags, SIRIUS BackSeat TV, new instrument panel, updated, center console, LED lighting in the front cup holders and front/rear door map pockets
2009 received a new front grille, new headrests, standard sunroof, rear-window-mounted antenna, a trunk organizer, and new floor mats. New suspension tuning involving the knuckle, shock valve and ESP calibrations. Fuel economy numbers are improved
No changes were made for 2010, which was the final year of production
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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