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2008 LX (300/Charger/Magnum) and LY models (Challenger): Confirmed Features and Changes
Last updated: March 22, 2007

Notes:
* This post will be continuously updated and/or corrected between now and until the 2008 models are released next fall
* Most of the listed info is debuting exclusively here on 300CForums.com
* Some features may be optional and/or grouped in packages and available only on selected models■
* Some of the information posted here has not and will not be officially confirmed for quite some time
* Please do not make a vehicle buying decision based on information herein until official


2008 Chrysler 300 Series

Production startup: August 27, 2007 (SRT models start 10/03)

Models:

300 LX
300 Great American Edition
300 Dub edition (intro May 2008)
300 Touring
300 Touring LWB
300 Touring AWD
300 Touring Signature Series (Oct. 2007)
300 Limited
300 Limited AWD
300C
300C AWD
300C (LWB)
300C Heritage Edition
300C SRT Design Group
300C SRT8

Engines:

2.7 (300 LX model only)
3.5 (300 Touring and Limited only)
5.7 (300C only)
6.1 (SRT8 only)

Exterior colors:

Bright Silver Metallic
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
Cool Vanilla
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl
Steel Blue Metallic
Stone White (fleet only)
New - Clearwater Blue Pearl (n/a with SRT Design Group models)
New - Dark Titanium Metallic (n/a with SRT Design Group models)
New - Light Sandstone Metallic (n/a with SRT Design Group models)


300C SRT8 Exterior colors:

Bright Silver Metallic
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
Steel Blue Metallic


Discontinued colors:

Linen Gold Metallic Pearl


Seat colors:

Verona cloth/Dark Slate Gray
Verona cloth/Medium Khaki
Torino leather trim/Dark Slate Gray
Torino leather trim/Light Graystone
Royale leather trim/Dark Slate Gray
Royale leather trim/Light Graystone
Luxury leather trim with perforated Preferred Suede/Microfiber accents/Dark Slate Gray


Interior colors:

Dark Khaki/Lt. Graystone
Dark Slate Gray


300C SRT8 Interior colors:

Dark Slate Gray with graphite accents


Navigation system:

Model RER "MyGIG" entertainment system with Navigation (AM/FM/MP3/DVD/HDD)


Radios (New gen 4 series):

Model REN "MyGIG" entertainment system without Navigation (AM/FM/MP3/DVD/HDD)



New 300 Features:

EXTERIOR

• Three new exterior colors: Clearwater Blue Pearl Coat, Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replace Marine Blue Pearl Coat, Linen Gold and Silver Steel Metallic
• Exterior refresh including front and rear fascias and grille, and new bodyside molding, taillamp design and deck lid

INTERIOR

• Interior refresh including redesigned instrument panel, instrument cluster, center console and door trim panels
• Available adaptive cruise control (Chrysler 300C)
• Faux wood interior accents (Chrysler 300 Limited)
• iPod interface added to UConnect® module
• LED lighting in front cup holders and front- and rear-door map pockets (included in Luxury package on Chrysler 300 Limited, standard on Chrysler 300C)
• New interior color combinations of Dark Khaki/Light Graystone and Dark Slate Gray
• New cloth seat material
• New speed control stalk
• Upgraded soft-touch surfaces on arm rests, center console and door trim

ELECTRICAL

• New radio options
• AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio (standard)
• AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio (option)
• MyGIG, a cutting-edge multimedia audio and entertainment system with available navigation
• Boston Acoustics eight-speaker 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound amplifier including subwoofer (option on Chrysler 300C)
• Rear-seat Video Entertainment System (VES™) includes SIRIUS Backseat TV and one-year subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Video (available on Chrysler 300 Touring Executive Series, 300 Limited and 300C models)
• Remote start (option on Chrysler 300 Limited, standard on Chrysler 300C)

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS

• New 17-inch wheel covers (standard on Chrysler 300 LX)
• New 17-inch machined face aluminum wheels (standard on Chrysler 300 Touring)
• “Fuel Saver Mode” display (standard on Chrysler 300C)

SAFETY AND SECURITY

• Power adjustable pedals (now standard on Chrysler 300 Limited)
• Side-curtain and seat-mounted side air bags (standard on Chrysler 300 Great American package and available on remaining models)
• Tire pressure monitor warning lamp (now standard on Chrysler 300 LX model)

NEW PACKAGES

• Luxury Group package: Includes sun roof; Boston Acoustics six-speaker, 276-watt DSP Amp speaker system; MyGIG Entertainment System with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio; California Walnut wood accent on steering wheel, door pulls and interior trim; remote start; LED-illuminated front cup holders and front- and rear-door map pockets; SmartBeam™ headlamp control system and rain-sensing windshield wipers (available on Chrysler 300 Limited)
• Luxury Equipment Group II package: Includes adaptive cruise control, mirrors with supplemental turn signals and puddle lamps, passenger side auto-dimming mirror, heated rear seats and California Walnut wood trim (available on Chrysler 300C)


New 300C SRT8 Features:

EXTERIOR

Deck lid with integrated spoiler
Taillamps
Body-side moldings

INTERIOR

Available side-curtain air bags
Available SIRIUS BackSeat TV™
Available Kicker premium surround sound system
SRT®-exclusive Reconfigurable Display
New instrument panel cluster
New center console
LED lighting in the front cup holders and front- and rear-door map pockets
Dark Slate Gray interior color

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS

Adaptive Cruise Control with special Electronic Stability Control (ESP) calibration
Tip start
Remote start


Introductory Base MSRP pricing:

LX - $24,495 + $675 destination
Touring - $28,590 + $675 destination
Limited - $31,620 + $675 destination
300C - $35,395 + $675 destination
300C SRT8 - $41,385 + $675 destination + $2100 GG tax = $44,160

Touring AWD - $31,445 + $675 destination
Limited AWD - $33,815 + $675 destination
300C AWD - $37,495 + $675 destination




2008 Dodge Charger

Production startup: August 27, 2007 (SRT models 10/3)

Models:

Charger SE
Charger SE AWD
Charger SXT
Charger SXT AWD
Charger SXT Dub edition (intro May 2008)
Charger R/T
Charger R/T AWD
Charger Daytona R/T
Charger SRT8
Charger SRT8 Super Bee


Engines:

2.7 (SE only)
3.5 (SE, SXT only)
5.7 (R/T only)
6.1 (SRT8 only)


Navigation system:

Model RER "MyGIG" entertainment system (AM/FM/MP3/DVD/HDD/with Navigation)


Radios (New gen 4 series):

Model REN "MyGIG" (AM/FM/MP3/DVD/HDD/without Navigation)


Exterior colors:

Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
Bright Silver Metallic
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl (n/a on R/T)
Plum Crazy (SRT, introduced end of 2007 model year)
Steel Blue Metallic
Stone White
Surf Blue Pearl Coat (SRT8 Super Bee)
TorRed (n/a on SE)
Dark Titanium Metallic (New) (n/a on R/T)
Light Sandstone Metallic (New) (n/a on R/T)


Seat colors:

Ellington Medium Slate Gray (cloth)
Ellington Dark Slate Gray (cloth)
Royale Leather Trim Dark Slate Gray
Caprice Vinyl with Perforated Preferred Suede Dark Slate Gray
Royale Leather Trim Light Slate Gray


New Charger Features:

Exterior

• Colors: Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replace Marine Blue Pearl Coat and Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat

Interior

• Interior refresh including redesigned instrument panel, instrument cluster and center console
• Air filtration, heated front seats, power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, express-up/down power front windows (now standard on Charger R/T)
• Air filtration, power adjustable pedals and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS (now standard on Charger SXT)
• iPod interface added to UConnect Hands-free Communication module
• LED lighting in front cup holders and front and rear map-pockets (included in Charger R/T Popular Equipment Group option)
• New cloth seat material
• New speed control stalk located at 4 o'clock position
• Satin chrome bezels and accents added to instrument panel, center console and door trim panels
• Upgraded soft-touch surfaces on door arm rests, center console arm rest and door trim

Electrical

• Air filtration (now standard on Charger SXT, R/T)
• New radio options
• AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio (standard)
• AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio (included in R/T Popular Equipment Package)
• MyGIG, a cutting edge multimedia information and entertainment audio system with available safety navigation (option)
• SIRIUS Backseat TV — including one-year streaming video subscription provided by SIRIUS (standard with optional rear-seat Video Entertainment System available on Charger SXT with SXT Popular Equipment Package and Charger R/T models)
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS (now standard on SXT, option with SE Popular Equipment Group)

Powertrain/Chassis

• New 17-inch wheel covers (standard on Charger SE)
• New 17-inch machined face aluminum wheels (standard on Charger SXT)
• New 18-inch machined aluminum wheels (standard on Charger R/T)
• New 18-inch machined aluminum wheels (standard on Charger AWD models)
• “Fuel Saver Mode” display (available on Charger R/T equipped with EVIC)

Safety and Security

• Tire pressure monitor (now standard on all models)
• Power adjustable pedals (now standard on SXT)
• Seat-mounted air bags added to side-curtain air bags (option on all models, standard on Charger Daytona R/T model)
• Xenon HID headlamps (option on Charger R/T)

Packages

• New SE Popular Equipment Package includes: 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, eight-way power driver’s seat, SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS, bodyside molding and premium front and rear floor mats
• New SXT Popular Equipment Package includes: power heated leather-trimmed driver and front passenger seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, express-up/down power front windows, Boston Acoustics six-speaker 276-watt DSP Amp speaker system and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels
• New R/T Popular Equipment Package includes: AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio; Boston Acoustics eight-speaker 368-watt Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Amp with 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound; security alarm; EVIC including compass, trip computer, “Fuel Saver Mode” display, steering wheel audio controls and HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transmitter; remote start; LED-illuminated cup holders and door-map pockets and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels (RWD only)


New Charger SRT8 Features:

EXTERIOR

• New color: Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat

INTERIOR

• Available Side-curtain Air Bags
• Available SIRIUS BackSeat TV™
• Available SRT-engineered Kicker premium surround sound system
• New instrument panel cluster
• New center console
• SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display (RCD)
• LED lighting in the front cup holders and front and rear door-map pockets
• Dark Slate Gray interior color
• Agate-color accent stitching
• Carbon-fiber pattern door handles and carbon-fiber leather-trim steering wheel

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS

• New optional 20-inch aluminum wheel

PACKAGES

• Super Bee Special Edition — with Surf Blue Pearl Coat


Charger Introductory Base MSRP pricing:

Charger RWD $21,575 + $675 destination
Charger AWD $25,940 + $675 destination
Charger SXT RWD $25,685 + $675 destination
Charger SXT AWD $28,035 + $675 destination
Charger RT RWD $30,755 + $675 destination
Charger R/T RWD with R/T package $34,695 + $675 destination
Charger R/T AWD $32,855 + $675 destination
Charger SRT8 $36,155 + $675.00 destination + $2,163 GG tax = $38,993



2008 Dodge Magnum

Production startup: August 27, 2007 (SRT models 10/03)

Models:

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


Engines:

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


Navigation system:

Model RER "MyGIG" entertainment system (AM/FM/MP3/DVD/HDD/with Navigation)


Radios (New gen 4 series):

Model REN "MyGIG" (AM/FM/MP3/DVD/HDD/without Navigation)


Exterior Colors:

Bright Silver Metallic
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl
Steel Blue Metallic
Stone White
TorRed
Light Sandstone Metallic (New)
Dark Titanium Metallic (New)


Interior seat colors:

Caprice Vinyl with Perforated Preferred Suede/Dark Slate Gray
Ellington/Dark Slate Gray
Ellington/Medium Khaki
Royale Leather Trim/Light Graystone
Royale Leather Trim/Light Slate Gray


New Magnum Features:

EXTERIOR

• Colors: Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replace Marine Blue Pearl Coat and Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat
• Exterior refresh including new crosshair grille, additional chrome elements and extra detailing around fog lamps and expressive accent lines highlighting the hood
• All-new wheel covers and wheels

INTERIOR

• Interior refresh including redesigned instrument panel, instrument cluster, center console and door trim panels
• Air filtration, heated front seats, eight-way power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, express-up/down power front windows, auto-dimming rearview mirror (now standard on Magnum R/T)
• iPod interface added to the UConnect® Hands-free Communication System
• LED lighting in front cup holders and front/rear door-map pockets (included in R/T Popular Equipment Package option)
• New cloth seat material
• New speed control stalk located at 4 o’clock position
• Satin chrome bezels and accents added to instrument panel, center console and door trim panels
• Upgraded soft-touch surfaces on arm rests, center console and door trim
• Air filtration (now standard on SXT, R/T)

ELECTRICAL

• New radio options
• AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio (standard)
• AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio (included in R/T Popular Equipment Package)
• MyGIG, a cutting-edge multimedia information and entertainment audio system with available safety navigation (option)
• SIRIUS Backseat TV and one-year subscription to SIRIUS satellite video – available with rear-seat VES (option on Magnum SXT with SXT Popular Equipment package and Magnum R/T models)
• Remote start (option on Magnum R/T)
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS (now standard on SXT, included in SE Popular Equipment Package option)

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS

• New 17-inch wheel covers (standard on Magnum SE)
• New 17-inch machined aluminum wheels (standard on Magnum SXT, option on SE)
• New 18-inch machined aluminum wheels (standard on Magnum R/T, option on SXT)
• New 18-inch machined aluminum wheels (standard on Magnum AWD models)
• 18-inch chrome-clad wheels (option on SXT and R/T RWD models)
• “Fuel Saver Mode” display (available on Magnum R/T equipped with EVIC)

SAFETY AND SECURITY

• Seat-mounted air bags complement front and rear side-curtain air bags (option on all models)
• Power adjustable pedals (now standard on Magnum SXT)
• Road/Track Performance Package adds side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags as standard (Magnum R/T)
• Tire Pressure Monitor warning lamp (now standard on all models)
• Xenon HID headlamps (option on Magnum R/T)


PACKAGES

• New SE Popular Equipment Package includes: 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, eight-way power driver’s seat, air filtration, SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIUS, power adjustable pedals, bodyside molding and premium front and rear floor mats
• New SXT Popular Equipment Package includes: front heated power leather seats, leather- wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, express-up/down front windows, Boston Acoustics six-speaker 276-watt DSP amplifier speaker system and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels
• New R/T Popular Equipment Package includes: AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio; security alarm, EVIC with new “Fuel Saver Mode” display, compass and trip computer; steering wheel audio controls; HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver; remote start; LED-illuminated front cup holders and front and rear door-map pockets; and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels (RWD only)


New Magnum SRT8 Features:

EXTERIOR

• Redesigned hood with functional performance hood scoop
• New front fascia and grille
• New headlamps

INTERIOR

• Available side-curtain air bags
• Available SIRIUS BackSeat TV™
• Available SRT-engineered Kicker premium surround sound system
• New instrument panel cluster
• New center console
• SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display (RCD)
• LED lighting in the front cup holders and front and rear door-map pockets
• Agate-color accent stitching on shift boot and steering wheel; red accent stitching on seats
• Carbon-fiber leather-trim door steering wheel; carbon-fiber-pattern-door handles

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS

• Tip Start
• New optional 20-inch aluminum wheel


Magnum Introductory Base MSRP pricing:

Magnum RWD $23,420 + $675 destination
Magnum SXT RWD $27,225 + $675 destination
Magnum SXT AWD $29,855 + $675 destination
Magnum R/T RWD $31,780 + $675 destination
Magnum R/T RWD with R/T package $35,320 + $675 destination
Magnum R/T AWD $33,880 + $675 destination
Magnum SRT8 $37,905 + $675.00 destination




2008 Dodge Challenger (preliminary information)

(For 2009 Challenger information see: 2009 LX and LY models: Features and Changes )

Production startup: April, 2008


Models:

Challenger SRT8
Challenger R/T (unconfirmed for '08, definite for '09)


Engine:

6.1L


2008-2009 Exterior colors: (partial list)

Bright Silver Metallic
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
Deep Water Blue Pearl
Hemi Orange Pearl
Melbourne Green Pearl


Interior color:

Dark Slate Gray


Navigation system:

Model RER "MyGIG" entertainment system with Navigation (AM/FM/MP3/DVD/HDD)


Challenger Features: (partial list)

5-speed automatic transmission W5A580
Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brembo Brakes
Bright Pedals
Dual Exhaust Tips, Chrome
Electronic Stability Program
Fuel Filler Door, Chrome
Fuel Tank, 19 Gallon est.
Heated Front Seats
High Intensity Discharge headlamps
High Performance Suspension
Illuminated Cupholders
Illuminated Front Map Pockets
Performance Tuned Steering
Power Heated Fold-Away Mirrors
Rear Spoiler
Reconfigurable Display with track timers
Remote Start System
Sunroof, Power
Supplemental Front Seat Side Air Bags
Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
UConnect Hands-Free Communication
Universal Garage Door Opener
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Vehicle Information Center
Wheels, 20X9.0 Aluminum


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No Mention of the Challenger yet?

Do you know if these new nav systems will be swappable with the older model cars?
 

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The CAN Bus is the cars electronic network. (True techheads correct me if I stray, I only stay at Holiday Inns:)) They, like your home computer, run a certain speed. The new radio requires the newer bus, which is faster at transferring data than ours. If you'll note, only new or newly reworked platforms, like the Caliber, Sebring, and Nitro get it this year. The LX wont get it til next year.
 

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Ahbizmal said:
No Mention of the Challenger yet?
As I understand it the Challenger will not be on the "LX" platform so I have not included it on the LX list... however, I could certainly add it to the 2008 post under its own category. I don't have much "unreleased" Challenger info at this time but will have some "new" info before long, perhaps sometime in January.


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Do you know if these new nav systems will be swappable with the older model cars?
No. The new radios are an all-new "4th generation" series from Chrysler and run off of a new updated CAN Interior bus system. That's not to say that someone in the future won't come up with a work-around but it could prove very difficult as you would have to convert the CAN signals. The new radios use dual 22-pin connectors plus a 10-pin connector, a lot more wiring options than the current "REC" radios.
 

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As I understand it the Challenger will not be on the "LX" platform so I have not included it on the LX list... however, I could certainly add it to the 2008 post under its own category. I don't have much "unreleased" Challenger info at this time but will have some "new" info before long, perhaps sometime in January.



No. The new radios are an all-new "4th generation" series from Chrysler and run off of a new updated CAN Interior bus system. That's not to say that someone in the future won't come up with a work-around but it could prove very difficult as you would have to convert the CAN signals. The new radios use dual 22-pin connectors plus a 10-pin connector, a lot more wiring options than the current "REC" radios.

Again, pardon my ignorance.... but why would this be a "non-starter" as an earlier poster suggested?
 

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SRT design spare tire

I asked this before but it was a long time ago before anyone really knew how these cars were configured. I was wondering if anyone knows if the SRT design group will have a spare tire? The reason I ask is as we all know the SRT8 and the SRT design group both sport 20 inch wheels and I was just hoping that maybe, just maybe if the design group has a spare it might fit on the SRT8 (or at least the back wheels of an SRT8). Sorry to post a question I posted before but maybe there's more info available now.
 

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So why do they need a greater data bandwidth for the radio? Is it for improved sound quality, more surround-sound channels, GPS/Nav use, the rear camera, what? It's a major change, it's probably rather important.

Other than that the changes are trivial as they should be imho. These are great cars and there's no big need to tinker at this time.
 

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So why do they need a greater data bandwidth for the radio? Is it for improved sound quality, more surround-sound channels, GPS/Nav use, the rear camera, what? It's a major change, it's probably rather important...
The updated bus system offers data transfer improvements for many interior components so was not designed specifically for the new nav radio. Another new feature for '08 is Sirius Satellite streaming which may have been another reason for the change.


Other than that the changes are trivial as they should be imho. These are great cars and there's no big need to tinker at this time.
Note that what is listed so far is just a partial list of what's coming for 2008, although what I have revealed so far comprises most of the major feature changes. I will be adding more to the list in the months ahead. I'm not sure what interior/exterior design improvements or changes that are planned, if any. The 300 is in its 4th year of a 5 or 6 year run so they are not going to get too carried away but overall the changes will be worthwhile and noticeable.
 

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I looked into the trunk of a 2007 Charger R/T with the 20 inch Goodyear RSA tires and it did have a spare. I would guess the SRT design car will also have the spare.
 

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Depends on if the car has regular brakes or the bigger brembos - which the spare apparently can't fit over.
 

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Depends on if the car has regular brakes or the bigger brembos - which the spare apparently can't fit over.
those "bigger brembos" only come on SRT cars - so a non SRT car with the SRT Design Group or the Dodge Road/Track option has regular brakes.
 

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I hope the face lifted 2008 SRT8 gets paddle shifters and the new 392 HEMI (6.4 liters) with 500 HP along with a 21 gallon gas tank.
 
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