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DaimlerChrysler Web Site Explains New RWD Technology

May 17, 2004

AUBURN HILLS, MI – A detailed explanation of DaimlerChrysler’s new technologically advanced rear-wheel system on the Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300 is available at, announced company officials. The technology offers drivers improved handling and stability under all road conditions. Advancements in technology enabled Chrysler Group engineers to develop a rear-wheel-drive platform for a large car and truck with all-season capability. "Rear-wheel-drive technology is in our DNA," said Burke Brown, Chief Engineer, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum. "From end to end, the execution of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum signifies not only our return to creating outstanding rear-wheel-drive vehicles, but our ongoing commitment to performance and safety." Technologies available in the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum such as electronic stability program (ESP), all-speed traction control, anti-lock brake systems (ABS) have reached new levels of advancement over time. These advancements combined with improved tire design provide more overall balance and control of rear-wheel-drive vehicles in a variety of surface and weather conditions.
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