Compare 2008 Chrysler 300 vs 2008 BMW 5-Series

2008 Chrysler 300
2008 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan 300 RWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 300 RWD LX 18 26 $23,430 $25,150
4-Door Sedan 300 RWD Touring 17 24 $27,332 $29,485
4-Door Sedan 300 AWD Touring 15 22 $29,901 $32,340
4-Door Sedan 300 RWD Limited 17 24 $30,149 $32,615
4-Door Sedan 300 AWD Limited 15 22 $32,124 $34,810
4-Door Sedan 300 RWD C Hemi 15 23 $33,389 $36,215
4-Door Sedan 300 AWD C 15 22 $35,279 $38,315
4-Door Sedan 300 RWD C SRT8 13 18 $39,395 $42,405
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 528xi 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 535xi 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535xiT 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD M5 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,430
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,150
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line

Like American gangsters, the 2008 Chrysler 300 exudes a kind of cool that is coveted by all, but attained by few.
The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.6 99.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
30.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.8 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 13.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3725 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
EER NA
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 6400 230 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.66
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.46
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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