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Chrysler 300: Power Car

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in MO

The Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in MO is a sedan with a long history of power and agility. We want to take a look back at what started the legacy of the Chrysler 300.

There was a bright young man working for Chrysler in the 1950’s who had a great idea to improve upon the existing Hemi-engined model that Chrysler was already making. This young man proposed that Chrysler build a special car, a two-door hardtop, for the Hemi. There wasn’t any budget for new sheet metal, so he bolted the top-of-the-line Imperial’s nose onto a New Yorker hardtop two-door body shell with Windsor model rear quarter panels to produce the 1955 300. Chrysler’s chief designer, Virgil Exner, tweaked the design by excising the Imperial’s massive front bumper in favor of the less ornate one used on the base Chrysler, and the 300 went into production. Today the Chrysler 300 is the herald of a new rear-drive future for Chrysler and the most spectacular home yet for an all-new Hemi V8. It’s amazing how Chrysler came back to the young man’s basic idea nearly a half century later.

The current Chrysler 300 is nothing short of sensational. Except for the fact that it’s built in the same plant and can be had with the same 3.5-liter V6 engine in lower-end models (there’s also a base model with a 2.7-liter V6), the new 300 shares practically nothing with the outgoing 300M. The new unibody structure mounts a rear-drive drivetrain and incorporates suspension components originally developed for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The styling is aggressively American with more than a taste of gangster influence. (This information was gathered from chrysler.com and classiccars.com.)

For more information on the current Chrysler 300, head to All Star and work with a member of the All Star team!

What to Expect from FCA?

New Cars at All Star Chrysler near O’Fallon

We have to go back, back to the future! Every once in a while we like to talk about the future of FCA and the Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, and Jeep vehicles that it makes. Looking forward, there are some pretty great things that appear to be coming down the pipeline for some of our favorite models. Let’s explore what is coming!

Around 2021, there may be a front wheel drive Chrysler car based on the Chrysler Pacifica. A planned crossover has been delayed. The future AWD set might use electric motors for the rear. Here’s what we think a front wheel drive 300 may look like. The main difference from the image at the top of this page is bringing the cab forward a bit more (no need to fit a V8), while leaving more room for the rear passengers.

The Dodge Caravan will continue alongside the new Town & Country into 2017, and will likely then be dropped.

“While the “Small” architectures have been lauded in Renegade and Tipo form, the CUSW setup has been praised in Cherokee and Pacifica form, and there may be one more car for it: the Dodge Journey replacement, to come out as a Chrysler. Will it be the Chrysler Voyager or the Chrysler Journey, or something completely different (Town & Country, even)? Only Auburn Hills — perhaps Turin — knows.”-allpar.com

Chrysler 100 and/or 100C, if it arrives in the US, is likely to be a true compact on the SUSW platform. There is already a Fiat Tipo (same body) sold in Mexico as the Dodge Neon, but the 100 was supposedly not just a Tipo rebadge/repower. Reportedly there is a team in Mexico trying to convert the Tipo-Neon into a car suitable for sale in the US, with a standard Fiat 1.4 turbo.

For more information on the futures of these models, head to All Star Chrysler near O’Fallon today!

Ram 2500 4WD Tough

Los Angeles USA - November 19 2015: Ram 2500 Power Wagon on display during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

One of the very best truck manufacturers on the market today is Ram. They make strong and powerful trucks that can handle anything that you throw at them. Today we want to share with you some of great things about the Ram 2500 4WD. If you have any additional questions be sure to contact All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville.

It’s super tough – The 2015 Ram 2500 is clearly one of the toughest pickup trucks on the market. When working in a rugged environment, the truck’s tank-like build quality enables it to take a pounding. Owners can also look forward to an incredibly long service life. The truck’s overall durability gives it a big advantage over a regular pickup truck.

It’s got a Hemi – Over the last decade, the Hemi engine has reemerged as one of the most powerful V-8 engines on the market. With a total output of 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, the 6.4-liter engine provides plenty of muscle. When fitted with the proper towing accessories, the V8-powered Ram 2500 can tow up to 16,300 pounds.

It’s got diesel power – In terms of sheer power, the 6.7-liter Cummings diesel engine is a spectacular performer. With the assistance of a turbocharger, the beastly engine is able to pump out 370 horsepower and a monumental 800 pound-feet of torque. It can pull hefty loads with ease. In fact, the diesel-powered Ram 2500 has a towing capacity of nearly 18,000 pounds.

It’s a 4×4 – The truck’s capable 4WD system gives it an extra level of ruggedness. When traveling in snow or deep mud, the tires just keep churning. Drivers will find the enhanced traction to be extremely useful throughout the year. In an effort to enhance the truck’s versatility, Ram also designed the 2500 with a tow/haul mode.

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star today!

Sweet Rack on the Power Wagon

Strong man child showing bicep muscles concept for strength, confidence or defense from bullying

Ram at All Star near St. Louis

Trucks are made for the hard jobs, the dirty jobs, and the hauling jobs. We like it when our favorite trucks get more features that make these jobs easier. One such example is the sweet new rack that is available on the Ram Macho Power Wagon that is available at All Star near St. Louis. Let’s take a closer look at this new rack!

The truck is powered by the normal Power Wagon’s 6.4-liter V8, and it has the stock front winch. This Ram also sports quite a few concept parts besides the wheels and fender flares. Starting at the front and moving rearward, the Macho Wagon gets custom bumpers with skid plates and tow hooks, a new hood with big heat extractors, an LED light bar, a roof rack, single-piece running-boards, and five-inch exhaust tips.

There’s one more custom piece in back. Immediately behind the C-pillar is a sport hoop, under which hides another hoop that can slide along tracks on the bed. These hoops together are called the Ramrack, and when the second hoop is moved back along the bed, it works together with the cab’s roof rack to create a long utility rack. It’s a thoroughly clever way of adding practicality without sacrificing appearances. “We would love to see something like this reach production, since it could be very handy on quad cab pickups with short beds, allowing them to carry long objects without having to drop the tailgate to get them to fit. Because there’s nothing macho about that.” -autoblog.com

For more information on the Ram Macho Power Wagon, stop by All Star today. Their team would be more than happy to assist you in anyway that they can.

What Do You Think?

Rear end of a 1998 Dodge Durango.

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near O’Fallon

What do you think of the Dodge Durango? At All Star Dodge near O’Fallon we love the Durango, but we don’t want you to take just take our word for it, we want you to see what real customers have to say about owning a 2016 Dodge Durango.

urchased a “USED”… yes used 2016 Durango R/T with 65 miles on it (July 2016). With the addition of a second child (we opted for 2nd row captain chairs), our 2013 Audi Q5 3.0T Prem Plus, S-Line just did not have enough interior room. Durango is a nice vehicle for its size. The V8 is a must for the weight of this vehicle. Coming from a supercharged V6 german CUV, my wife could not stand the Dodge V6. The 8sp is smooth. We tested other American SUV’s that had the quad captain chairs as options and the Durango ticked all our boxes for satisfaction. We liked the turbo-6 on the Ford explorer but not much else on that vehicle. U-Connect is intuitive, I just hope the touchscreen lasts. – Sco Stu

This is a terrific machine. Looks great, has all the gadgets you want and enjoy, the 5.7 hemi with the 8 speed gearbox is a rocket. Super comfortable, excellent interior, super build quality, feels like a more expensive machine. This is my second Durango and I’m very pleased with it. Not the cheapest sticker, but you get what you pay for. Strong recommend for this machine; I have the R/T. – Neil

The 2016 Durango Citadel is a well-made, well designed full size SUV. The interior and exterior are well appointed and well designed, with great comfort and convenience items that are pleasing (vented driver and passenger seats) and start-stop technology. – Michael

To review the Dodge Durango for yourself, stop by the dealership today!

Challenger Hellcat Faster than Expected

ROYAL OAK MI/USA - AUGUST 15 2014: A 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hemi Hellcat car at the Woodward Dream Cruise the world's largest one-day automotive event. Woodward is a National Scenic Byway and Michigan Heritage Route.

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Mehlville

We have talked before about the new Challenger trim, the Hellcat, that will be coming out soon. The new Challenger Hellcat will be edgier than the other trims and offer an engine with loads of agility. We had thought that Dodge had all of the final details of the Hellcat trim ironed out, and then we hear the news about the added horsepower. Let us take a deeper look at this today.

Like the standard Challenger, the Hellcat will ride on the same rear-wheel drive platform as the Alfa Romeo Giulia and, possibly, the second-gen Dodge Journey. (Some of this is just rumor and speculation at this point.) The Italian architecture will make the Challenger markedly smaller and lighter than the current model, and more dynamic to drive.

Buyers will be asked to choose between V6 and V8 engines, and it’s not too far-fetched to speculate that the coupe will receive the 300-horsepower turbo four that will be inaugurated next year by the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Technical details about the Hellcat model are few and far between, but its output is expected to lie in the vicinity of 750 horsepower.

“Interestingly, Automobile Magazine reports the Challenger will spawn a convertible model that will resurrect the Barracuda nameplate. It will be shorter than the Challenger, and it will feature a look of its own that will pay homage to the original Plymouth-badged Barracuda. The Dodge Barracuda and the next Challenger are expected to land in time for the 2019 model year, assuming they aren’t delayed. We might have to wait until the turn of the decade before we see the next Hellcat, however.” -leftlanenews.com

For more information on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat stop by All Star Dodge near Mehlville today!

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Durango Goes Brass Monkey

Brass ornament of the 3 wise monkeys isolated against white background.

Dodge Durango at All Star near Illinois

Brass Monkey, you funky monkey… Can you name that song? It is Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys! For those who love the song, or the band, or the look of the new Durango package, you will want to pay close attention, because we are going to share with you information on this great new trim from Dodge!

“The 2016 Dodge Durango full-size SUV will arrive at Dodge dealerships later this year with several upgrades, including standard engine stop-start technology on models equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine and a new Brass Monkey Appearance package.” -edmonds.com

-Pricing will be announced closer to launch date.-

The updates are designed to make the Durango more competitive against the Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander. Engine stop-start technology lowers emissions and saves fuel by shutting the engine off when the vehicle comes to a complete stop. (The EPA has not released fuel economy numbers on the 2016 Durango, but we expect it to be similar to the existing models.) The optional 5.7-liter V8 engine does not receive stop-start.

The Brass Monkey Appearance package, which will be available late in the model year, adds 20-inch Burnished Bronze wheels, Gloss Black grille and exterior badge, body-color door handles, exterior mirrors, front fascia, rear fascia, sills and wheel flares.

All 2016 Durangos get a Sport mode button for what Dodge calls a “more responsive driving experience.” Sport mode adjusts the steering and pedal calibration and shift pattern.

We are sure that everyone is going to love the new Brass Monkey package! For more information on this package, stop by All Star Dodge Cars Dealership near Illinois. Their friendly team would be more than happy to tell you about the existing packages and about the packages that will be released soon!

The Chrysler Year End Blockbuster Sales Event!

End of Year Sale

The end of 2015 is near and your friends at All-Star Chrysler cars dealership near St. Louis are offering some of the best deals of the year!  These deals are on select 2015 models and designed to save buyers the most money on their luxury purchase from Chrysler.  Let’s take a look at how much the Chrysler Year End Blockbuster Sales Event can save you!

  • Highly qualified 2015 Chrysler Town & Country buyers save with Cash Allowance Savings PLUS 0% APR financing from Chrysler Capital for up to 75 months on select models.
  • Highly qualified 2015 Chrysler 200 buyers save with Cash Allowance Savings PLUS 0% APR financing from Chrysler Capital for up to 75 months on select models.   Excludes the Chrysler 200 LX model.
  • Highly qualified 2015 Chrysler 300 buyers save with Cash Allowance Savings PLUS 0% APR financing from Chrysler Capital for up to 75 months on select models.  Excludes Chrysler 300 V8 models.

If these offers don’t meet your buying needs.  You can also take advantage of other ways to save on the 2015 Chrysler lineup.  These savings include:

  • Get up to $5,000 in combined cash allowance when you qualify for Midwest Chrysler Capital 2015 Bonus Cash, Midwest 2015 Retail Bonus Cash, and Midwest BC Retail Consumer Cash when you purchase select 2015 Chrysler 200 models.
  • Lease the 2015 Chrysler 300 Platinum RWD for only $379 per month with $3,999 cash due at signing and no security deposit.
  • Get up to $1,000 in Midwest 2015 Retail Bonus Cash allowance when you purchase select 2015 Chrysler 300 models.
  • Get up to $2,500 in combined cash allowance when you qualify for Midwest Chrysler Capital 2015 Bonus Cash and Midwest 2015 Retail Bonus Cash when you purchase select 2015 Chrysler Town & Country models.
  • Lease the 2015 Chrysler Town & Country Platinum for only $409 per month for 39 months with $3,499 cash due at signing and no security deposit.

Don’t wait for the offers to get any better!  The best savings on your favorite Chrysler cars near St. Louis are happening now!

Your 2016 Ram Chassis Cab Model Choices!

Time For Something New

For the 2016 model year, Glendale area Dodge Ram Chassis Cab buyers will have their choice of twelve unique models.  These models include the Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR Tradesman, 3500 Tradesman, 4500 Tradesman, 5500 Tradesman, Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR SLT, 3500 SLT, 4500 SLT, 5500 SLT, Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR Laramie, 3500 Laramie, 4500 Laramie, and 5500 Laramie.  Let’s take a closer look at each model!

  • The Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR Tradesman offers a starting price of $32,270 MSRP and standard 6.4L HEMI V8 Engine, 18″ steel wheels, and an electronically controlled throttle.
  • The Ram 3500 Tradesman offers a starting price of $32,670 MSRP and Best-in-Class standard 50,000 PSI Rear Frame Strength, 17″ wheels, and a max payload rating of 7,640 pounds.
  • The Ram 4500 Tradesman offers a starting price of $36,045 MSRP and Best-in-Class available 74 gallon combined dual fuel tank capacity.
  • The Ram 5500 Tradesman offers a starting price of $37,145 MSRP, standard 19.5″ dual rear wheels and an available 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine.
  • The Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR SLT offers a starting price of $35,750 MSRP, standard heated exterior mirrors with supplemental signals and courtesy lamps, and 18″ chrome clad wheels.
  • The Ram 3500 SLT offers a starting price of $36,150 MSRP and an available power take-off split shaft with AISIN six-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Ram 4500 SLT offers a starting price of $39,650 MSRP, max towing of 24,650 pounds, and standard cloth 40/20/40 split bench seating.
  • The Ram 5500 SLT  offers a starting price of $40,750 MSRP and gives buyers access to the available Best-in-Class dual alternator amp rating of 440 when equipped with a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine.
  • The Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR Laramie offers a starting price of $44,950 MSRP and a max towing capacity of 17,920 pounds.
  • The Ram 3500 Laramie offers a starting price of $45,350 MSRP, standard 17.6″ aluminum wheels and electronically controlled throttle.
  • The Ram 4500 Laramie offers a starting price of $48,885 MSRP and has standard premium power driver and passenger seats with driver’s side memory.
  • The Ram 5500 Laramie offers a starting price of $49,995 MSRP and can be upgraded with the availble 8.4″ Uconnect touchscreen system featuring navigation, Uconnect Access Voice Command, and Bluetooth Streaming Audio.

Ask the Glendale area Dodge Ram team at All-Star about these Chassis Cab options today!

The 2015 Ram 1500 Specialty Model Lineup Will Soon Be Gone!

Exclusive, Unique, and Special

Did you know that this may be your last chance to get into one of the amazing 2015 Ram 1500 specialty models?  Don’t miss out on your chance to own a Dodge Ram for sale near North County by getting into All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram now!  The All-Star inventory is up and our prices are low.  This makes for the best time to get that new Ram Truck you’ve been looking for.  Today, let’s take a look at the 2015 Ram 1500 specialty lineup before it’s too late!

  • Ram 1500 Red Wings – The Ram 1500 Red Wings model was introduced as a 2014 model and built as the Official Truck of the Detroit Red Wings.  This model features a starting price of only $37,555 MSRP and offers a 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with a 395 horsepower and 410 torque rating.
  • Ram 1500 Outdoorsman – The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Mossy Oak Edition was designed as the ultimate truck for hunters everywhere.  This model has a starting price of $41,605 MSPR and offers an available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 with an EPA estimated mpg of 27 on the highway, a maximum payload rating of 1,650 pounds, and a max towing capacity of 10,160 pounds.
  • Black Ram 1500 Express – The Black Ram 1500 Express offers an all-black exterior package and an available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine that features 395 horsepower, 410 pound-feet of torque, an EPA estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg on the highway, and a max tow rating of 10,650 pounds.
  • Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport Package – This package gives crew cab buyers the chance to add-on the distinctive ignition orange exterior paint color, 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with TorqueFlite 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and much more!

Did you know that All-Star Dodge Ram near North County is the area’s leading Ram Truck dealer?  If not, you need to visit the All-Star dealer lot today to get in on the remaining 2015 inventory of Ram Trucks.  This may be your last chance!  Hurry in for a test drive and go home with the truck you’ve always wanted to own.