Big difference between the 2.7 & 3.5 Magnum in terms of acceleration. With the 2.7 0-60 mph is about 10.5 secs for the 2.7. With the 3.5 it is 7.5 secs. From Car and driver:
"Having already burned the treads off a 300C Hemi, we focused the drive time on a Magnum SXT with the 3.5 V-6 and four-speed automatic, a familiar Chrysler slushbox shared with, among other vehicles, the Dodge Dakota pickup. No manuals are offered on the Magnum or 300C.
Tuned up for this year with a variable-length intake manifold, the big 3.5 pulls hard but doesn't generate grins like the Hemi. We ducked the cops on a desert back road to steal a 7.5-second 0-to-60 with a 15.8 quarter-mile at 89 mph."
I have the 5 speed autostick on mine, not the 4 speed as mentioned in the article.
Former 2001 Chrysler Intrepid SE owner
Currently own a 2012 Ford Focus