UNITED STATES: Chrysler’s whole brand portfolio, from Charger to Challenger and Renegade to Voyager, has developed a strong business model by capitalising on its heritage.
It has continued to do so under a number of different parent firms, including the current administrator, Stellantis. So, it is only fair that it sends off its flagship with a special edition to remember the “letter series” performance automobiles Chrysler produced from 1955 to 1965.
The modern 300 was launched in 2005 to a very different world. At that time, people still drove sedans. Over 140,000 consumers chose the 300 in the 2005 calendar year, making it one of only three products that now bear the Chrysler name (the other two being the Pacifica and Voyager minivans).
Regrettably, sales dropped to below 18,000 in 2021. With production coming to an end at the end of the 2023 model year, it is currently in the autumn of its years and getting ready to leave not so peacefully into the night.
Chrysler last revived the “C” moniker in 2005. Only 2,000 2023 Chrysler 300C automobiles will be made this time around, with an additional 200 going to Canada.
Chrysler 300C Nerd stats
The 2023 Chrysler 300C will be the last model to use the manufacturer’s 6.4L Hemi V8 engine, which produces 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. A 3.09:1 rear axle and an eight-speed automatic transmission transfer the engine’s power to the rear wheels. A zero-to-sixty time of 4.3 seconds is sure to cause a commotion when the active exhaust clears its throat. With this equipment, Chrysler claims it will complete the quarter mile in just 12.4 seconds.
A four-piston Brembo braking system is available to slow down the vehicle, and an adaptive suspension is available to strike the ideal balance between handling and ride quality.
Exterior and interior features
Apart from the red brake callipers concealed behind forged 20-inch wheels, the 300C’s exterior tells are subtle. A newer 300C badge is mounted to the grille and rear decklid.
The black headlamp and taillamp bezels match the black chrome elements on the grille and lower fascia. There will only be Gloss Black, Velvet Red, and Bright White available as exterior colours.
Black Laguna leather inside seating surfaces with silver stitching, a 300C logo stamped on the front, and silver stitching accents. The front seats are heated and ventilated, and the heated steering wheel is also covered in leather.
The cabin features several carbon fibre embellishments. Additionally, silver stitching and black leather are used to encircle the instrument panel.
2023 Chrysler 300C Pricing
The 2023 Chrysler sedan order books are now open, and bookings are possible through a straightforward three-step online process: Choose one of the three exterior colours offered, choose a dealer, and pay a deposit. The starting MSRP of $55,000 is reasonable for a limited-edition Q-Ship in its final stages.