January 6, 2004


Chrysler 300 and Magnum base models to be value-priced

Detroit, Michigan – The Chrysler Group announced that the 2005 Chrysler
300 sedan will start below U.S.$24,000 in the United States, and the
Dodge Magnum wagon will be priced under U.S.$30,000 for entry-level
trims. Canadian prices were not announced.

2005 Chrysler 300
Chrysler 300C. Click image to enlarge

The base 2005 Chrysler 300, which goes on sale in the Spring, features a
190 horsepower 2.7 litre V6 engine, with a four-speed automatic
transmission. All Chrysler 300 models include 17-inch wheels, eight-way
power driver’s seat, manual tilt/telescoping steering column, a premium
cloth interior and body colour mirrors.

The Chrysler 300 Touring is the second model in the 300 line-up, and
includes the high output 250 horsepower 3.5-litre V6 engine, 17-inch
aluminum wheels, fog lamps, four-wheel disc antilock brakes, all-speed
traction control, electronic stability control, emergency brake assist,
chrome accents inside and out, and leather seating for U.S.$27,395
including destination.

For U.S.$29,890 including destination, the Chrysler 300 Limited features
electrochromic mirror, automatic headlamps, heated seats, power passenger
seat, express-up and down front windows, dual-zone automatic temperature
control and reconfigurable information center.

At U.S.$32,995 including destination, the Chrysler 300C features the 340
horsepower Hemi V8 engine, mated to an electronically controlled
five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick. Chrysler 300C models
feature dual exhaust tips, large performance disc brakes, unique chrome
exterior appearance, patented tortoise shell interior highlights, power
tilt/telescoping steering wheel, rain sensing wipers and Boston Acoustics
six-speaker 288-watt digital amplifier sound system.

The 2005 Chrysler 300C will be the first production vehicle in North
America to feature cylinder deactivation when it goes on sale in the
spring of 2004. The Chrysler Group Multi Displacement System (MDS)
seamlessly turns off the fuel consumption in four cylinders of the
5.7-litre Hemi engine when V8 power is not needed.

2005 Dodge Magnum
2005 Dodge Magnum. Click image to enlarge

The new Dodge Magnum will have a base MSRP of U.S.$22,495 including
destination. The Dodge Magnum SE features the 190 horsepower 2.7 litre V6
engine with a four-speed automatic transmission. All Dodge Magnum SE
models include a 60/40 split rear folding seat, remote keyless entry,
outside temperature display, AM/FM CD radio, manual tilt/telescoping
steering column, super access lift gate, reversible cargo load floor, and
body color door handles and mouldings.

The Dodge Magnum SXT is the second model in the lineup with the high
output 250 horsepower 3.5-litre V6 engine, four-wheel disc antilock
brakes, all speed traction control, electronic stability control,
emergency brake assist, eight-way power driver’s seat, 17-inch aluminum
wheels and sunscreen glass for U.S.$25,995 including destination.

The Dodge Magnum RT, $29,370, has the 340 horsepower, Hemi V8 engine
mated to an electronically controlled five-speed automatic transmission
with AutoStick. All Dodge Magnum RT models feature 18-inch polished
aluminum wheels, dual exhaust, large performance disc brakes, fog lamps,
exterior chrome accents, leather seats, and Boston Acoustic Premium Sound
System with six-speaker 288-watt digital amplifier. This vehicle also
features 3,800 pound towing capability when properly equipped.

The 2005 Dodge Magnum RT will also feature cylinder deactivation when it
goes on sale in the spring of 2004.

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