CC Outtake: 2008 Chrysler 300C Touring 3.0 CRD – Diesel Powered Magna-Magnum

2008 Chrysler 300C Touring 3.0 CRD - 1

I don’t know what’s the story behind it, but this big wheeled, brawny Mopar wagon hasn’t been touring much lately. It just has been sitting there for quite some time now.

The Chrysler 300C Touring was the European equivalent of the North American Dodge Magnum, they were built by Magna Steyr in Austria. The 300C sedans for the European market rolled off the same production line.

OM 642 engine

Back then, the Mercedes-Benz OM 642 turbodiesel was a popular 300C engine choice in Europe. It was also offered in the contemporary Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander. A 3.0 liter V6 DOHC 24v engine with a variable nozzle Garrett turbocharger and common rail injection, good for 218 DIN-hp in those days.

Currently, several Mopar products are still offered with a 3.0 V6 turbodiesel, nowadays an up-to-date Italian VM Motori engine. Have a look at some of Jim Klein’s reviews here and here.

2008 Chrysler 300C Touring 3.0 CRD - 2

According to the information I found, a grand total of 74,647 Chrysler 300C sedans and wagons was built by Magna Steyr. The owner should get this 4,255 lbs Magna-Magnum show on the road again.