Will Chryler's Ãœber-macho 300 C SRT usher in a new super American diesel for Europe?

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” was a business motto someone told once a long time ago. For 300C, the badge SRT has previously meant HEMI V8 displacing 6100cc and power of 317kW. Surprisingly today it only means 3.0-litre 218 bhp/ 163kW and 376lb ft of torque. No V12/ V10 or even V8 super diesel to sniff of at this time.

Has Chrysler tamed the SRT monster? No. This is the SRT diesel version, which uses the same 3.0-litre CRD motor but gets loads of facelift with bits like a bootlid spoiler, new rear light cluster sat nav with 20GB drive, and extra LED lights. So all dressed up with nowhere to go then? Seems that way. Thankfully for those hankering for real SRT performance, you’ll be pleased to know that only Europe is getting this particular 300C SRT.

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