2015 Chrysler 300C SRT to Exist without Hellcat Hemi
When the 2014 Chrysler Group Five Year Plan was made public last month, the biggest news was that the SRT brand was being discontinued and those SRT models would go back to the same brands as their non-SRT variants. Really, outside of bringing an end to the SRT name as a brand of its own, the only real difference is that the SRT Viper would go back to being the Dodge Viper in the very near future. We also learned that the SRT Charger and Challenger would get the new supercharged Hellcat Hemi and the reports around that time indicated that while the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT would continue into the new model year – the SRT version of the luxurious Chrysler 300C would be killed off.
Well, according to a new report from the Chrysler Group enthusiasts at Allpar, insider information indicates that there will be a 2015 Chrysler 300C SRT – but it won’t pack the same 6.2L Hellcat Hemi that will motivate the 2015 Charger SRT and 2015 Challenger SRT. According to the source, the 2015 Chrysler 300C SRT will get some subtle changes to the front and rear fascia, but the engine won’t be changing. The 2015 SRT 300 will be powered by the same 6.4L Hemi that is offered in the current (2014) SRT models, but I would expect that the 2015 Chrysler 300C SRT will get the increase in horsepower and torque like the other SRT V8 models. The 2015 Challenger SRT392 will offer 485hp and 475lb-ft of torque rather than the 470 and 470 offered by the current models and it would be nothing short of amazing if the Chrysler Group didn’t give the high performance 300 that extra shot of power for the new model year.
The Future of Non-Dodge SRT Models
Allpar has also reiterated that the Grand Cherokee SRT will continue into the 2015 model year with the 6.4L Hemi. Both the 300 SRT and the Jeep SRT will benefit from the added power and the added fuel economy through the impressive high performance 8-speed automatic transmission.