2014 Chrysler 300 SRT Introduction

Outstanding ride, handling and capability

The adaptive damping suspension (ADS) system has three modes, Auto, Sport and Track, and is tuned specifically for the 300 SRT to offer a compliant and comfortable ride on the street yet easily can be switched to handle on-track conditions.

In “Auto” mode, a wide range of on-road and driver inputs – such as vehicle speed, steering angle, steering speed, brake torque, throttle position and longitudinal/lateral/vertical accelerations – automatically tune the suspension for specific conditions.

In “Sport” mode, the damping system rebound and compression is locked to a higher damping rate. Drivers can easily choose between settings with a press of a button on the center stack to quickly change the shock damping characteristics from “Auto,” for everyday commuting, to “Sport,” for more spirited driving situations.

In “Track” mode, the higher damping rates from the Sport mode combine with a performance shifting and gear holding feature that allows the driver full shift control when using the steering wheel mounted paddle controls or Auto Stick.

A standard launch control system helps maximize straight-line acceleration. When the vehicle is at a complete stop, the driver engages the system by pressing the ESC button twice and then with their foot securely on the brake, quickly applies full throttle. Launch control holds the engine at optimal launch rpm (1,825) and waits for the driver to release the brake. Launch control then uses engine torque management to achieve controlled wheel slip for maximum acceleration up to 62 mph (100 kph).

The performance SRT-tuned, fully hydraulic steering system uses a heavy-duty pump and unique gearing to give drivers more direct feel and on-center response.

Standard on the Core model are the 20” x 9” split five spoke cast aluminum wheels with painted pockets. Seven-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged aluminum wheels are available in both a polished finish and a Black Vapor Chrome finish. Available three- or four-season Goodyear tires provide great looks with fun-to-drive performance and handling.

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