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If you've never seen the European Chrysler 300C Touring, you may be shocked to see the leonine nose cone of the 300C sedan attached to the business end of a Dodge Magnum. It's a distinctly European model, one we'll never see on these shores. Still, it's a Chrysler, meaning it's fair game for German tuning house, Startech, which specializes in mechanical tweaks for DaimlerChrysler products. This model, the Chrysler 300C 3.0 CRD StarTech β€” set to be unveiled at Germany's Essen motor show (that country's version of SEMA) β€” shows off what the company thinks about diesel-powered station wagons. A mild performance package boosts horsepower of the 3.0-liter V6 common-rail turbodiesel engine from the standard 218 to 262 and torque from 326 to 428 ft.-lbs. Despite its largesse, the finished product, made even more finished with body kit that improves its aerodynamic profile, can hit 144mph. (C'mon, it's still a diesel.)

Startech Tunes the Jeep Grand Cherokee [internal]