2005 Model Year

The all-new Chrysler 300 was introduced in model-year 2005 marking the brand’s return to rear-wheel drive and the return of the HEMI engine after 50 years! Elegance comes standard on the 2005 Chrysler 300. An aerodynamic exterior delivers refined wind-noise management, enhancing fuel efficiency and creating a quiet interior. In addition, the 120-inch wheelbase and “wheels-to-the-corners” design provide not only a more balanced ride, they actually increase interior space for you and your passengers.


    • The 5.7L HEMI® Multi-Displacement System (MDS) VS engine with 340 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 390 lb-ft of torque is standard on 300(,making it the most powerful sedan in its class.. The MDS system allows the engine to operate on four cylinders when power demands are minimal for an up to 20-percent increase in fuel efficiency. This provides the power of a VS with the economy of a large V6.(EPA estimated mpg: 17 city/ 25 highway).
    • The 3.5-liter high-outputV6 single overhead camshaft (SOHC) engine with 250 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 250 lb-ft of torque, standard on 300 Touring and 300 Limited.(EPA estimated mpg: 18 city/ 28 highway).
    • The 2.7-liter double overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve multi-port fuel injection (MPI) V6 engine with 190 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 190 lb-ft of torque, standard on the 300.(EPA estimated mpg: 21 city/ 28 highway).

Rear Wheel Drive

It’s something you haven’t seen on a Chrysler performance sedan in over fifteen years, but this rear-wheel-drive system provides a whole new driving experience. Design and engineering advancements combined with new,world-class technologies offer all the advantages of rear­ wheel drive and the confidence of maximum driver control.

The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system Available on 300(, 300 Limited and 300 Touring, means better acceleration,especially when traction is limited. It provides power to both axles at all times; 62 percent of the engine torque to the rear wheels, and 38 percent to the front wheels, to provide the rear-wheel drive feel essential for performance sedans.A planetary center differential allows the axles to rotate at different speeds, necessary for cornering.

Exterior Colors

  PB8,BB8 Midnight Blue
  PD3,744 Brilliant Silver
  PMQ,ZMQ Black Lava Red
  PP4,AP4 Satin Jade
  PPK,BPK Magnesium
  PS2,WS2 Bright Silver
  PSB,WSB Bright Silver
  PXR,AXR Brilliant Black
  PYG,CYG Linen Gold



This spacious well-appointed interior features Satin Silver accents and an elegant analog clock. Its handcrafted interior feel continues with the refinement and sophistication of optional real California walnut trim. For the ultimate in luxury, 300C comes standard with industry-first tortoiseshell accents on the power tilt and telescopic steering wheel,shift knob, and door pull handles.

Sound System

Cruise the streets and turn up the available AM/FM stereo with integral six-disc CD/MP3 player and full-screen navigation. For a seriously stellar sound, couple it with a Boston Acoustics 368-watt digital amplifier and subwoofer (available only on 300C). Performance characterized by smooth octave-to-octave tonal balance, natural frequency response, and uncolored presentation free of distortion, from the very softest to the loudest passage, identifies the Boston Sound™ – a faithful reproduction of the original recording.