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Our Thoughts on the new Chrysler 300c

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Back in 2005, the Chrysler 300C was retired, but now, in 2012, Chrysler has introduced four models that are an updated version of that older model. The models available now are the 300 Limited, the 300C, the 300C Luxury, and the SRT8.

All of the models are available in the following colors:

  • BlackBerry Pearl
  • Deep Cherry Red
  • Gloss Black
  • Luxury Brown
  • Tungsten Metallic
  • Cashmere Pearl
  • Ivory Tri Coat
  • Bright Silver
  • Bright White

Prices for these cars start at $43,000 for the V6, 300 Limited, which is more expensive than its closest competitors, the Holden Commodore Omega sedan at $39,990 and the Ford Falcon XT at $37,235. Although the cars from the competition are cheaper, the 300 Limited has some features that its competitors are lacking.

Features such as dual zone climate control, proximity key entry and pushbutton start, and 8.4 inch touchscreen, front and rear parking sensors, and a reversing camera are a few of the things that the new Chrysler models have that the competition does not.

Chrysler was pretty ambitious when they were designing the new 300 models. They said that they wanted to match the comfort and noise suppression of the Lexus LS460, the technology and features of the Hyundai Genesis, the fuel economy of the Toyota Avalon, and the ride and handling of the BMW 5 series.

Clyde Campbell, the chief executive of Chrysler Australia, was quoted as saying, “Once Australian enthusiasts experience the performance, quality and value of the new 300 range, they’ll realise that this is a world-class car, equally capable of taking on Australia’s best home-grown large rear-drive sedans, as it is tackling the very best from Germany, Japan and Korea.”

Chrysler 300 Limited

The entry-level model in this series is the Chrysler 300 Limited with a base price of $43,000. This model features a 3.6 L, V-6 petrol engine, with an 8 speed automatic transmission. Optional powertrain features include a 3.0 L, V-6 turbo diesel and a 5 speed AutoStick transmission.

Exterior features include 18-inch Aluminium wheels, Automatic headlamps (ON/OFF), Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with auto-levelling, Front and rear fog lamps, LED daytime running lamps, Power-folding heated exterior mirrors, and Dual rear exhaust.

Interior features include, Lighting – Illuminated entry system; activated by remote keyless entry system, Automatic Dual-Zone Temperature Control, Steering wheel mounted cruise control, Three 12-volt power outlets located in the front cubby bin, centre console, and rear of centre console, Black Trim – Premium cloth bucket seats, 8-way power driver and front-passenger seats with 4-way power lumbar adjust 60/40 split-folding rear bench with armrest, Shift Knob – Leather-wrapped, Steering Column – Power tilt/telescoping, Steering Wheel – Leather-wrapped with audio, trip computer, EVIC, voice recognition and cruise controls, Windows – Power with driver’s and front-passenger one-touch auto-up/down. Optional features include Black/Light Frost Beige Trim – Premium cloth bucket seats

Chrysler 300C

Next is the Chrysler 300C with a base price of $46,500. In addition to the features offered in the Chrysler 300 Limited, the 300C has heated leather seats, satellite navigation, an incredible 9 speaker audio system with a subwoofer and a 506 watt amplifier, a driver’s seat with memory settings, rain sensitive windshield wipers, a powered rear window sunshade, auto dipping highbeam headlights, a heated steering wheel, and even heated and cooled cupholders up front.

Chrysler 300C Luxury

The Chrysler 300C Luxury has a base price of $51,000 but it is named “Luxury” for a reason. This model has trim enhancements, premium leather seats, paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel, 20 inch alloy wheels, a 10 speaker audio system, and a cruise control system that automatically adapts the cars speed to match that of the cars in front of it. It also includes a forward collision warning system.

Chrysler SRT8

The Chrysler SRT8 is the high-end car in this line up with the base price of $66,000. It boasts of a 6.4 L V-8 engine. It also features four-piston Brembo brakes, performance tuned mechanical steering, and also a dedicated sport mode and a three mode stability control adjustment. This model also features a 19 speaker sound system with 900 watts of power and a 10 inch subwoofer. There are also optional features that include a Dual-pane panoramic sunroof and 20-inch black polished forged aluminium SRT8® wheels.

 

Author Bio – This is a guest post by Adrian Bonanno who works for ExecutiveTransfers.net.au. If you’re visiting Australia and looking for Chrysler Car Hire in Brisbane, do get in touch with Executive Transfers today.

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2 Responses to "Our Thoughts on the new Chrysler 300c"

  1. Silvia Beats says:

    Great Post Adrian. We are a Chrysler dealer in Florida and have been looking for a good summary of the Chrysler 300. You have developed a good one here.

    Best, Silvia from Arrigo Automotive

  2. Adrian says:

    Hello Silvia,

    Thanks for the comments, we are quite excited about the new model just trying to decide what colour is the hardest part.

    Adrian.

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