Chrysler has announced the updated 300 SRT will be available on order in Australia starting next month.


The revised model is already featured on the company's official website in Australia and will carry over the HEMI V8 6.4-liter engine but its output is going to increase by 4 bhp (3 kW) and 4 lb-ft (6 Nm) to 469 bhp (350 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm). The engine will no longer work with the five-speed automatic gearbox as Chrysler will be replacing it with an eight-speed auto transmission. Other changes include the implementation of electric power steering and rotary gear selector borrowed from the lesser versions.


The base SRT Core version will cost $59,000 AUD and is going to come as standard with body-colored mirrors and door handles, rear spoiler, cloth upholstery, launch control, six-speaker audio system, door sill scuff plates, SRT Performance Data logging and a sports steering wheel.


Those who upgrade to the SRT Premium will have to pay $69,000 AUD and will benefit from cruise control with distance control, blind spot monitoring system, electronic damper control, sat-nav, heated front & rear seats, heated & cooled front cup holders, sports pedals and Nappa leather upholstery. This high-end version also gets ventilated front seats, auto-dipping high-beam headlights while a 19-speaker sound system (with subwoofer), puddle lights, automatic wipers and a heated steering wheel are also part of the package.

Sales of the 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT (AU-spec) will begin in September and it should be mentioned the model is also available in the Middle East with a LHD layout.

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