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Chrysler 300 News

  • 2011 Chrysler 300. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

    Sergio Marchionne, the head of the Chrysler Group and Fiat Motors, has never been a fan of hybrid electric or pure electric vehicles. But in a recent interview with autonews.com, the boss of both car firms said that the only way Chrysler will reach fuel economy goals set in place by the Obama administration would be to develop hybrid drivetrains. Marchionne confirmed that the Chrysler 300 Hybrid would be the first of Chrysler’s hybrid cars, but that more would be needed in order to bring the brand’s average fuel economy up to acceptable levels. Ironically, while Chrysler is...

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    2012 Chrysler 300 To Get 31 MPG Highway, Thanks To 8-Speed Automatic

    Half a century ago, automatic transmissions had two or three speeds, and progress has come slowly since then. Today, many cars are still sold with four-speed automatics, though five- and six-speeds are the new normal. Next year, Chrysler will introduce eight-speed automatics on its full-size...

  • 2011 Chrysler 300. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    Hybrids Redux: Chrysler 300 Hybrid Sedan To Launch In 2013

    Chrysler's got bigger problems right now than whether or not it builds hybrid cars. After quickly spiffing up of its line of aging, unappealing cars and crossovers for 2011, the company's engineers are deep into designing modern, fuel efficient compact and midsize Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles...

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    Fuel-Efficient ZF Eight-Speed Automatic Coming To Chrysler Cars By 2013

    Chrysler will soon be offering a new eight-speed automatic transmission developed by Germany’s ZF and used by luxury marques like BMW and Audi. The new transmission is said to be both more fuel-efficient and cheaper to manufacture than ZF’s popular six-speed unit that’s currently used by...

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