they are nice large cars. they are based on the last mercedes e-class platform and also have the mercedes 5 spd automatics and rear axles. the american ones have their own interiors and detroit iron v6 and v8 powerplants, but basically, it is an older e-class. a nice car at a lower price than mercedes. also profitable for daimler-chrysler to recycle the old platform and wring some more money out of the tooling before it is worn out.
the top model is the srt-8 6.1L with 425hp and the two v6's are 2.7l and 3.5l with about 200hp and 250 hp. the other v8 is a 5.7 340 hp.
price for the regular V8 is around $35-38k usd nicely optioned, but the real selling point will be several thousand less since american car companies are selling at bottom dollar to compete with toyota, nissan,and honda. the base v6 is close to $20k, actual may be lower than that even.
btw, there is a challenger model and station wagon 'magnum' model that cost less, but it is the same car and engine. the nice charger/ magnums are low 30's.
what do they get in AUS for engines?