From Chrysler press: The 2006 Chrysler 300 lineup includes the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Chrysler 300, Chrysler 300 Touring and the HEMI®-powered Chrysler 300C. The 2006 Chrysler 300 Touring and 300C also are available with all-wheel drive (AWD). A Limited package also is available on both the rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations of the 300 Touring model.
The 2006 Chrysler 300 features a rear-wheel-drive configuration and a 2.7-liter V-6 engine that provides 190 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, featuring Variable Line Pressure (VLP), which accurately estimates the pressure necessary for maximum operating efficiency (late availability). This precise control of pressure reduces parasitic losses from the pump and hydraulic system, which provides enhanced fuel economy.
The 2006 rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 Touring features a 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick (late availability) that offers 250 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque, providing the perfect blend of performance and fuel economy.
The 2006 Chrysler 300 Touring and Chrysler 300 with the Limited package vehicles are equipped with a 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine mated to Chrysler Group’s five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick® (late availability). AutoStick features driver-selectable range control, offering a fully automatic or manual shift selection. Previously, the 3.5-liter V-6 engine was mated to a four-speed transmission on Chrysler 300 models.
The 2006 Chrysler 300C continues to feature the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, with cylinder deactivation, mated to the five-speed transmission. With 340 horsepower (254 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. (525 N•m) of torque, the Chrysler 300C can go from zero to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds.