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Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear compares the Chrysler 300C SRT8 to the E60 BMW M5. Not a bad comparison I would say, as the Chrysler 300C was based on a previous version of the Mercedes Benz E-Class, now called the Chrysler LX platform. The SRT-8 version features a 6.1 litre Hemi V8 engine making 425hp at 6,200rpm and 569Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. This is the same engine used in most SRT-8 versions, including Dodge and Jeep vehicles.

It’s interesting how the two companies chose to engineer the top of the line performance versions of their mid-sized luxury sedans. The BMW M5 proves to be a real driver’s car – but what about the 300C SRT-8?

Video after the jump.

Video: E60 BMW M5 vs Chrysler 300C SRT8