Chrysler joined forces with Daimler-Benz in 2005 and together they reimagined Chrysler’s flagship luxury sedan, the Chrysler 300c. When this vehicle first came out, it was anything but subtle. You either loved the 300c or you hated it. The latest Chrysler 300c for sale is no exception. This heavily revised, Detroit inspired luxury cruiser is better and more refined than ever. It has a pedigree unlike any other car on the market. Let’s take a closer look.
The looks of the 300C
The front and rear ends have been subtly enhanced with slight changes that make a huge impact on the way the 300c looks. The grille is bigger and the new lighting options, in the form of LED fog lamps, really do make the car stand out.
The car is still brawny but elegant at the same time. Think of a bouncer at a high end club, menacing but stylish. The new side sills bring some agility into the car’s appearance. If swagger and presence is something you are after, then this car will definitely do that for you.
Under the shell
The interior of the latest Chrysler 300c for sale is where the car really stands out from the crowd. You will be spending most of your time here so this is where quality is non-negotiable. Here you will find smooth curves that flow effortlessly into the large American style seating that are made from premium leather and enclosed by natural wood finishes. The higher end 300c model has Nappa leather with hand sanded open pore wood. All the instruments are wrapped in Poltrona-Frau leather with a unique satin finish.
There is a lot of space inside the cabin. Plenty of cup holders and multiple storage areas throughout the vehicle. There’s a massive boot and plenty of leg room so you can really relax in luxury.
The instruments that come standard are LED daytime lights, a push to start button, powered driving seats/windows/locks and mirrors. Then you get dual climate control with satellite radio, USB and a 7 inch (8.4 in the platinum edition), full colour touchscreen infotainment display in the instrument cluster.
Features of the Chrysler 300C
We briefly mentioned some of the class leading features in the Chrysler 300c so let’s go into more detail.
The Uconnect unit is an intuitive all-in-one location for all of your media. This includes cellphone, mp3, GPS navigation and smartphone integration. You can also turn on the climate control and heat the seats from the unit. You can stay in touch or be entertained, all while keeping focus on your driving.
The Uconnect system has a built-in voice activated and hands-free phone. You can pair up to seven devices on this system and it synchronises with your contact list every time you step inside the car.
Here you get turn-by-turn voice navigation and a visual display. The vehicle uses an exclusive Garmin GPS system to help you find out where you are or where you are going.
Keep your eyes on the road by using your voice to do things like make calls and change your radio station channel.
All of your media can be managed in one place. This includes Bluetooth streaming , iPod control, voice command, Aux jack and a SD card slot that are all compatible with multiple devices and gaming consoles.
Performance and engine variants
The bottom-of-the-range Chrysler 300c for sale is by no means a bottom-of-the-range driving experience. This powerful entry level model comes with a menacing 3, 6 Liter Pentastar V6 motor that is combined with a Cygnus eight speed transmission. The Chrysler 300c is the first vehicle in the world to use this transmission and it allows the engine to power forward with unsurpassed fuel efficiency. This will get you 210 kW and 340 Nm of torque and acceleration from 0-100 kph in 7,7 seconds.
Next you can get a 3,0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine variant that was actually developed by Fiat. This uses Multi-Jet 2 technology to reduce fuel consumption. This engine will give 117 kW and 550 Nm of torque and will get you from 0-100kph in 7,4 seconds. This uses a standard five speed transmission.
Lastly we have the top-of-the-range SRT8 engine, but let’s explain the whole SRT8 package below:
The top-of-the-range Chrysler SRT8 300c model
The Chrysler SRT8 is the best that money can buy in terms of a Chrysler 300c. Here you get a massive 6.4-litre natural aspirated HEMI engine that produces a whopping 347 kW and 631 Nm of torque. This model is a rear wheel driven car with a five speed automatic transmission equipped with paddle shifters to allow you to override the automatic gearing selection. A Getrag built limited slip differential means that this beast propels itself from 0-100 kph in 5 seconds and is limited at 280 kph. There is also a new Two-Mode Adaptive Damping Suspension (ADS) that increases handling sensitivity and comfort. To top it off you have the sport and automatic buttons that change the ride to either make it more sensitive and stiffer for a track-like driving experience or turn the 300c into a road cruising dream.
The exterior has also been tweaked here. It’s essentially an up scaled version of the lower spec 300c. Everything is bigger with the exception of the back end that keeps the 300c look. A lower ride height and a four inch chrome exhaust are also present.
The Chrysler SRT8 is really the best of both worlds in terms of power and luxury. Inside the vehicle you will see well designed chrome accents with a real matte carbon fiber trim. A heated, leather wrapped, steering wheel secures you in luxurious seats that are designed to keep the driver in a stable position. Premium leather is used throughout the vehicle.
Your gadgets are better too. The infotainment screen goes from 7 to an 8.4 inch monitor (which is the largest in its class) with an EVIC feedback system that tracks how you drive and logs statistics of your drive so you can review and monitor how you drive.
The Chrysler 300c and the Chrysler SRT8 variant are designed to impress with the highest level of luxury and refinement. If we have peaked your interests and you want to find a Chrysler 300c for sale, then Auto Mart is definitely the place to have a look. We have a wide range of 300c models for sale. If you have a Chrysler 300 for sale then you can place a free advert online.