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Chrysler 300 Diesel Under Consideration for US Market

Chrysler is considering a diesel powered Chrysler 300 for the US market as popularity with diesel vehicles surges.

Speaking to the media at an Automotive Press Association luncheon, Chrysler CEO Saad Chehab said a diesel model for the US could make sense as the company could use the same diesel engine from the Lancia Thema, also built by Chrysler.

Currently in Australia the Chrysler 300 is offered with three engine options – a 3.6 litre V6 with 210kW of power and 340Nm of torque found in the base model (reviewed), a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel with 176kW and 550Nm of torque and a massive 6.4-litre V8 that generates 347 kW and 631 Nm of torque in the SRT8.

Chrysler is expected to expand their diesel lineup in the next few years with the launch of new diesel models such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel recently at the North American International Motor Show.

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