The fashionable Chrysler 300 line – which went into manufacturing 17 years in the past – will likely be axed within the US after 2023, marked by a restricted run of 6.4-litre V8 efficiency editions.
The Chrysler 300 will disappear from North American showrooms after Mannequin 12 months 2023 – two years after it was axed in Australia – after a restricted run of final-edition V8s are offered.
The fashionable Chrysler 300 has been in US showrooms since 2005 – or 2011, for the heavily-upgraded mannequin on sale in the present day – however will come to an finish after Mannequin 12 months 2023 manufacturing concludes subsequent 12 months, alongside its siblings beneath the pores and skin, the Dodge Challenger and Charger V8 muscle automobiles.
However to mark the automotive’s remaining 12 months, Chrysler will roll out 2000 examples of a particular 300C remaining version for the US and Canada, powered by Dodge and Chrysler’s acquainted 6.4-litre naturally-aspirated ‘Hemi’ V8, growing 362kW (485hp) and 644Nm.
It’s the identical engine used within the former 300 SRT, the ultimate 300 variant to be offered in Australia, and final provided within the US in 2014. Its outputs within the new 300C version are 12kW and 7Nm larger than the final SRT offered in Australia.
Energy is shipped via an eight-speed automated transmission to the rear wheels, good for a 4.3-second claimed dash from 0-60mph (97km/h), a 12.4-second quarter-mile (402m) time, and a high pace of 257km/h (160mph).
Normal efficiency options embody four-piston Brembo brakes with purple calipers, a limited-slip rear differential, adaptive suspension, a variable sports activities exhaust system with black ideas, and 20-inch cast alloy wheels with all-season efficiency tyres.
Visible variations between the 6.4-litre 300C and current 5.7-litre 300S ‘sport bundle’ mannequin embody black chrome entrance bumper accents, black headlight and tail-light bezels, a retro-themed tri-colour 300C badge on the grille, and certainly one of three exterior colors: Velvet Crimson, Gloss Black and Vibrant White.
Inside, the 300C presents black Laguna leather-based upholstery with 300C embroidery on the entrance seats, silver distinction stitching on the seats, doorways and instrument panel, and carbon-fibre and gloss black accents.
Normal options embody an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, heated and ventilated entrance seats, a heated steering wheel, and a collection of superior security programs.
The 2023 Chrysler 300C is now out there to order within the US, priced from $US55,000 ($AU81,000) – or $US10,000 ($AU14,600) greater than the 5.7-litre 300S V8 mannequin beneath it.
With right-hand-drive manufacturing already wrapped up, the Chrysler 300C version gained’t come to Australia.