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2007 LX models: Features, Changes and introductory pricing

Last updated: January 28, 2007

Important Notes:

* Most of the info on the list below debuted here on 300CForums.com for the first time anywhere
* Some features may be optional and/or grouped in packages and available only on selected models■


2007 Chrysler 300 Series

Production startup (unless otherwise noted): July 24th, 2006
2007 model sales introductory date: September 1, 2006 (some models later)


Models:

300 Base
300 Base - Great American Sedan edition

300 Touring
300 Touring AWD
300 Touring LWB (long wheelbase)
300 Touring Signature Series III
300 Limited
300 Limited AWD

300C
300C AWD
300C Heritage II edition
300C LWB (long wheelbase)
300C SRT Design edition
300C SRT8


Engines:

2.7 (300 base model only)
3.5 (300 Touring and Limited only)
5.7 (300C only)
6.1 (SRT only)


Exterior colors:

Bright Silver Metallic
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
Cool Vanilla
Linen Gold Pearl
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl (additional cost)
Marine Blue Pearl (new, production starts September 12, 2006)
Silver Steel Metallic
Steel Blue Metallic (new, production starts August 22, 2006)
Stone White (fleet only)
Plum Crazy Pearl Coat (new, production starts April 3, 2007)

Discontinued colors:

Magnesium Pearl (discontinued Feb 2006)
Satin Jade Pearl (discontinued late April 2006)
Midnight Blue (discontinued late May 2006)
Linen Gold Metallic Pearl Coat (discontinued January 2007)


Interior colors:

Same as 2006 models except Dark Khaki/Lt. Graystone interior replaces Dark Jade


Navigation system:

Model REC (available option on Limited and all 300C models)


Discontinued features:

Occupant Classification System dropped
Cargo net dropped on all 300 models


New Features:


300
Standard 18" aluminum chrome-clad wheels
New push to release park brake foot mechanism
Oil change alert - automatic


300 Touring
Dark Khaki/Lt. Graystone interior replaces Dark Jade
Oil change alert - automatic
New push to release park brake foot mechanism
Smartbeam headlamps (starting with October production)


300 Touring Signature Series package
September introduction, production starts October 3, 2006
All-chrome grille
All exterior colors available, with Signature Series badges
AM/FM/6 CD Full Screen Navigation Radio (no extra charge, $1495 value)
Boston Acoustics 6-Speaker Ssytem with 276 Watt Digital Amplifier
Sirius Satellite Radio with 1-Year subscription provided by Sirius
Unique two-tone leather-trimmed front seats
17" Chrome clad aluminum Wheels
Signature series package MSRP: $2240.00


300 Touring LWB (Long wheelbase)
Custom paint colors
Lighted rear writing tables
New push to release park brake foot mechanism
Oil Change Alert - Automatic
Rear footrests


300 Limited
Adaptive Speed Control (Europe, 2007 models; North America, delayed until 2008 model year)
New push to release park brake foot mechanism
Oil change alert — automatic
Standard 18" aluminum, chrome-clad wheels


300C
Adaptive Speed Control (Europe, 2007 models; North America, delayed until 2008 model year)
Exterior mirrors with puddle lamps and supplemental signals (production starts January 2007)
Heated second row seats
New push to release park brake foot mechanism
Oil change alert — automatic
Power adjustable pedals (now standard)
Smartbeam headlamps (standard)


300C SRT Design Group (limited production)
November introduction (production delayed until February 12, 2007)
Performance specialty vehicle positioned between 300C and 300C SRT8. Will combine content from both vehicles in an affordable monochromatic look vehicle complete with its own unique 20-inch tires/wheels.
350 HP 5.7L V8
Performance independent front and load-leveling rear with height control
Performance 9-Land steering gear
New style 20" SRT forged, ultra-brite, aluminum wheels with 245/45WR20 all-season performance tires
Performance exhaust system
High-speed engine controller
Trunklid spoiler
Body-color door handles
Leather-wrapped, performance front seats perforated with Preferred Suede® inserts
Power adjustable pedals
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with perforated leather upper trim
Shift knob with Satin Silver accent


300C Heritage Edition
December introduction, production delayed until February 14th, 2007
Cognac Crystal Paint (exclusive color)
Chrome heated exterior mirrors with puddle lamps and supplemental signals
Auto-dim passenger mirror added
New push to release park brake foot mechanism
New interior look including translucent materials & ShinEtsu faux wood interior bezels.
Power adjustable pedals (now standard)


300C LWB (Long wheelbase)
Adaptive Speed Control (delayed until 2008 model year)
Custom paint colors
Exterior mirrors with puddle lamps and supplemental signals
Heated second row seats
Lighted rear writing tables
New push to release park brake foot mechanism
Oil Change Alert — automatic
Power adjustable pedals (now standard)
Rear footrests
Smartbeam headlamps


300C SRT8
Production startup August 8, 2006
Same key features/options/wheels as 2006
Kicker mobile surround sound audio
0-60 ET timer function added to EVIC
New color: Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat (production startup August 15, 2006)
New color: Steel Blue Metallic
New push to release park brake foot mechanism
New rotors, slotted
Oil change alert message - automatic



300C series special packages

Luxury Group II (optional, not available with SRT Design group)
- Adaptive speed control
- Power-folding mirrors - chrome, heated, with memory, driver’s and passenger auto-dimming and auto-adjust in reverse and featuring puddle lamps
- Heated second-row seats
- Power adjustable pedals

Protection Group II (optional, not available with SRT Design group)
- Front and rear supplemental side-curtain air bags (not included on long-wheelbase model)
- Air filtration
- ParkSense Rear Park Assist system
- Self-sealing tires (not available with SRT Design Group)




2007 Dodge Charger

Models:

Charger SE
Charger SE AWD
Charger SXT
Charger SXT AWD
Charger R/T
Charger R/T AWD
Charger R/T Daytona edition
Charger SRT8
Charger SRT8 Super Bee


Engines:

2.7 (SE only)
3.5 (SE, SXT only)
5.7 (R/T only)
6.1 (SRT only)


Navigation:

Model REC (optional on all models except SE)


Exterior colors:

Bright Silver Metallic
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
Detonator Yellow (new, SRT8 only, production starts August 7, 2006)
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl
Marine Blue Pearl (new)
Silver Steel Metallic
Steel Blue Metallic (new, production starts August 22, 2006)
Stone White
TorRed (new, introduced on some models April 2006)

Discontinued colors:

Magnesium Pearl (discontinued Feb 2006)
Midnight Blue (discontinued late May 2006)
Linen Gold Metallic Pearl Coat (discontinued January 2007)

Interior colors:

Same as 2006 models


New Features:


SE
New AWD model
Oil Change Alert — automatic
Wheels, optional 17" machined faced aluminum


SXT
New AWD model
New Convenience Group III package includes auto headlamps, auto temperature control and express up/down front windows
Oil Change Alert — automatic
Wheels, optional 18" aluminum chrome-clad


R/T
Production starts October 19, 2006
New AWD model
Oil Change Alert — automatic
Wheels, optional 18" aluminum, chrome-clad
Wheels, 20" Chrome Clad Aluminum standard on Daytona edition

Road/Track Performance Group option:
-350 HP 5.7L V8
-Heated, power performance front seats with Preferred Suede® inserts
-Performance steering
-Performance suspension with load leveling and height control shocks
-20" aluminum, chrome-clad wheels
-P245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires
-Power adjustable pedals,
-Automatic Dual Zone Temperature Control
-Heritage R/T badging
-Front fascia spoiler and rear decklid spoiler
-Driver’s and front-passenger one-touch auto-up/down front windows
-Performance dual exhaust system


SRT8:
Same key features/options/wheels as 2006
Kicker mobile surround sound audio
Oil Change Alert — automatic
Super Bee model (Limited Edition of 1000, Detonator Yellow w/black accents, production start August 7, 2006)
TorRed edition
New rotors, slotted



2007 Dodge Magnum

Models:

SE
SXT
SXT AWD
R/T
R/T AWD
SRT8


Engines:

2.7 (SE only)
3.5 (SE, SXT only)
5.7 (R/T only)
6.1 (SRT only)


Navigation:

Model REC (optional on all models except SE)


Colors:

Bright Silver Metallic
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl
Marine Blue Pearl (new)
Silver Steel Metallic
Steel Blue Metallic (new, production starts August 22, 2006)
Stone White
TorRed (new) (SXT and R/T only)

Discontinued colors:

Magnesium Pearl (discontinued Feb 2006)
Midnight Blue (discontinued late May 2006)
Linen Gold Metallic Pearl Coat (discontinued January 2007)

Interior colors:

Same as 2006 models


New Features:


SE:
Oil Change Alert — Automatic
Wheels, optional 17" machined faced aluminum


SXT:
Automatic oil-change alert message
New Convenience Group III includes auto headlamps, auto temperature control and express up/down front windows
Wheels, optional 18" aluminum chrome-clad


R/T:
Production starts November 1, 2006
Oil Change Alert — Automatic
Wheels, optional 18" aluminum chrome-clad

Road/Track Performance Group option:
-350 HP 5.7L V8
-Heated, power performance front seats with Preferred Suede® inserts
-Performance steering
-Performance brakes
-Performance suspension with load leveling and height control shocks
-20" aluminum, chrome-clad wheels
-P245/45WR20 all-season performance tires
-Power adjustable pedals,
-Automatic headlamps
-Automatic Dual Zone Temperature Control
-Heritage R/T badge
-Driver’s and front-passenger one-touch auto-up/down front windows
-Performance dual exhaust system


SRT8:
Production starts September 2006
Same key features/options/wheels as 2006
New color: Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat
New color: TorRed
0-60 ET timer function added to EVIC
Kicker mobile surround sound audio
New rotors, slotted
Oil Change Alert — automatic



2007 LX introductiory MSRP pricing

MSRP ….. +Destination ….. Model

300 series

$23,805 ……. $675 ……. 300 Base
$25,270 ……. $675 ……. 300 Base - Great American Sedan package
$27,885 ……. $675 ……. 300 Touring
$30,880 ……. $675 ……. 300 Limited
$29,885 ……. $675 ……. 300 Touring AWD
$32,180 ……. $675 ……. 300 Limited AWD
$34,260 ……. $675 ……. 300C
$35,585 ……. $675 ……. 300C AWD
$35,755 ……. $675 ……. 300C SRT Design edition
$36,460 ……. $675 ……. 300C Heritage edition
$40,295 ……. $675 ……. 300C SRT8 (+ GG tax of $2100)


Charger

$20,900 ……. $675 ……. SE (fleet only) w/ 2.7L
$20,900 ……. $675 ……. SE (retail) w/ 2.7L
$22,800 ……. $675 ……. SE (retail) w/ 3.5L
$25,780 ……. $675 ……. SXT
$28,030 ……. $675 ……. SXT AWD
$30,090 ……. $675 ……. R/T
$32,090 ……. $675 ……. R/T AWD
$33,790 ……. $675 ……. Daytona edition
$35,795 ……. $675 ……. SRT8 (+ add $2100 GG tax)
$37,695 ……. $675 ……. SRT8 Super Bee edition (+ add $2100 GG tax)


Magnum

$22,870 ……. $675 ……. SE
$26,730 ……. $675 ……. SXT
$29,160 ……. $675 ……. SXT AWD
$30,915 ……. $675 ……. R/T
$32,915 ……. $675 ……. R/T AWD
$37,545 ……. $675 ……. SRT8

Pricing note: The destination charge is in addition to the base MSRP that is listed, as is the Gas Guzzler tax for the 300C SRT and Charger SRT models.


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Im drooling over all these add ons.
But what exactly is Adaptive Speed Control?

-Adaptive Speed Control
-Exterior mirrors with turn signals
-Heated second row seats
-Smartbeam headlamps (first appeared for LX models on the Ltd Heritage Edition)
-REC nav ParkView rear back-up camera system (?)

I wish some of these things can be added on out models.
 

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The exterior mirrors should not be that difficult to upgrade too. If a 2007 is wrecked they have to have replacement parts so they should be able to be fitted on a 06 hopefully wihtout a big hit if the wiring is primarily in the mirrors.
 

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NautcaSprt6 said:
Im drooling over all these add ons.
But what exactly is Adaptive Speed Control?
This is all I know:

Two companies are developing a more advanced cruise control that can automatically adjust a car's speed to maintain a safe following distance. This new technology, called adaptive cruise control, uses forward-looking radar, installed behind the grill of a vehicle, to detect the speed and distance of the vehicle ahead of it.

Adaptive cruise control is similar to conventional cruise control in that it maintains the vehicle's pre-set speed. However, unlike conventional cruise control, this new system can automatically adjust speed in order to maintain a proper distance between vehicles in the same lane. This is achieved through a radar headway sensor, digital signal processor and longitudinal controller. If the lead vehicle slows down, or if another object is detected, the system sends a signal to the engine or braking system to decelerate. Then, when the road is clear, the system will re-accelerate the vehicle back to the set speed.

The 77-GHz Autocruise radar system made by TRW has a forward-looking range of up to 492 feet (150 meters), and operates at vehicle speeds ranging from 18.6 miles per hour (30 kph) to 111 mph (180 kph). Delphi's 76-GHz system can also detect objects as far away as 492 feet, and operates at speeds as low as 20 mph (32 kph).

Adaptive cruise control is just a preview of the technology being developed by both companies. These systems are being enhanced to include collision warning capabilities that will warn drivers through visual and/or audio signals that a collision is imminent and that braking or evasive steering is needed.

Source: HowStuffWorks.com
 

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ResumeSpeed said:
This is all I know:

Two companies are developing a more advanced cruise control that can automatically adjust a car's speed to maintain a safe following distance. This new technology, called adaptive cruise control, uses forward-looking radar, installed behind the grill of a vehicle, to detect the speed and distance of the vehicle ahead of it.

Adaptive cruise control is similar to conventional cruise control in that it maintains the vehicle's pre-set speed. However, unlike conventional cruise control, this new system can automatically adjust speed in order to maintain a proper distance between vehicles in the same lane. This is achieved through a radar headway sensor, digital signal processor and longitudinal controller. If the lead vehicle slows down, or if another object is detected, the system sends a signal to the engine or braking system to decelerate. Then, when the road is clear, the system will re-accelerate the vehicle back to the set speed.

The 77-GHz Autocruise radar system made by TRW has a forward-looking range of up to 492 feet (150 meters), and operates at vehicle speeds ranging from 18.6 miles per hour (30 kph) to 111 mph (180 kph). Delphi's 76-GHz system can also detect objects as far away as 492 feet, and operates at speeds as low as 20 mph (32 kph).

Adaptive cruise control is just a preview of the technology being developed by both companies. These systems are being enhanced to include collision warning capabilities that will warn drivers through visual and/or audio signals that a collision is imminent and that braking or evasive steering is needed.

Source: HowStuffWorks.com
Now thats crazy.
I want one now.
I want a 2007 model is its made.......:684:
 

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Adaptive Cruise Control

Several hi-buck companies offer this feature on 2006 models. Apparently it's filtering very quickly down to more affordable cars in 2007. Benz claims to be the coolest in that theirs works all the way down to 0mph. So you can be stopped in a traffic jam, engage the active cruise-control (or whatever they call it) and when the car in front of you starts moving, you start moving too, automagically.

In a few years I expect that I'll be in the market to retrofit such a system to all my cars. Hope it will be possible. I think it will be very desirable and soon will be provided with all cars. Look at it negatively: what car company could take the risk of providing a non-adaptive cruise control, like what we get today, at the risk of being sued when there's a head-on collision because someone was not paying attention with the cruise engaged?
 

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Resume Speed, great info as always. I am curious to know if the 07 SRT8 will also have all the new features of the 07 300C or are the exclusive changes for each model type? In other words, are all the potential changes for the 07 300c automatically going to be available on the SRT8? Thanks!
 

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...In other words, are all the potential changes for the 07 300c automatically going to be available on the SRT8? Thanks!
No, not necessarily. I have seen the SRT8 info and so far have not seen the Adaptive Cruise, SmartBeam lamps, heated 2nd row seats, supplemental signal mirrors or rear backup cam. However, I am still gathering information and it's possible one of more of these features would appear on the SRT8 versions. I would think the rear cam option for sure. I'll know a little more in the days and weeks ahead as I believe DCX is still finalizing some of the specs and options.
 

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artichoke said:
Several hi-buck companies offer this feature on 2006 models. Apparently it's filtering very quickly down to more affordable cars in 2007.
Even longer, its been on some Lexus models since at least 2002, maybe even earlier. Looks like the park assist sensors on the back of the 300, only in the front.
 

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Adaptive Cruise Control has been available on high end Mercedes Benz models for several years now. I believe that MB invented it. Looks like the cost has finally come down to the point that it can be installed on cars in the near luxury class. Personally, they can keep the turn signals in the mirrors and give me a voice programable Nav system that I can program while moving. I would also consider cooled seats instead of the turn signal mirrors. This should be cost effective since Buick now has them in some models, and high end cars have had them for years.



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I'm all for the voice command features, and the cooled seats. It is pretty cool to say "Nearby Gas Stations", and the closest five pop up on the screen, you say "2", and you are routed immediately.

The adaptive cruise control, is neat, but gets a little tiresome. You can adjust the "sonar range" which is the distance between you and the car in front of you, but be ready when some jerk-off jumps in your lane all of a sudden. It is the equivalent of dropping the flaps and engaging the dive brake in the midst of a high speed maneuver. It's good to have seat belt pre-tensioners.
 

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Even longer, its been on some Lexus models since at least 2002, maybe even earlier. Looks like the park assist sensors on the back of the 300, only in the front.
Heh this shows what I know about options. Notice that my car's a "stripper" ... as stripped as a CSRT8 can get, which is NOT VERY. :laughing:
 

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LOL....."I'm sorry officer, but my Adaptive Speed Control was engaged and the guy in front of me must have been speeding!!"
Ohhh...I like that...
 

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I am wondering if these options will be added as after market options.

I'd like the turn signal mirrors, and the parkview.

If I could add the other options would be great for the value of the car, but doubt I would ever use them.
 

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The signal mirrors will be easy to install and wire. Assuming that the nav unit is still the same then the parkview will be a easy install too, someone has to figure out how to activate the camera once the car is in reverse.
 
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