Nappa leather was used for the door bolster, armrest and center console armrest. Safety With top scores in front, side and rear crash tests, as well as a top roof-strength score, the 300 is rated a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For this strategy to work, the transmission has to be quick to downshift so you have power when you need it. Heated cloth seats are standard, while our test car had leather, which brings with it power front seats. Even while making huge mistakes, like one entry into the man-killing Turn 9 that came way too late and way too hot, the Chrysler can be saved from trouble without resorting to the stability system. In addition to a new front fascia, buyers could get black chrome upper and lower grille surrounds and rear valance strip as part of the optional Black Chrome Package.
New motor mounts smoothed the car at idle, while an active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing added maximum low-end torque without losing high-end power. Its not really noticeable unless you are looking for it. Please take into account that the Chrysler 0 to 60 times and Quarter mile data listed on this car performance page is gathered from numerous credible sources. Projected performance numbers include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in high 12 second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds, top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet. It kept the Mercedes five-speed automatic and added paddle shifters for manual control, along with a sport mode.
When the road turns curvy, however, this Chrysler doesn't keep up with a Bentley --- it humiliates it. I think most are running either 245,255,265 or 275 wide tire with a 30 or 25 profile tire. In 1956, the Chrysler 300B model won both events again. Not that you'll notice, unless you just stepped out of a Flying Spur. Both methods give the driver the ability to manually shift the transmission.
A tip to distinguish the five-speed from the eight: The five-speed has a more conventional gear selector that slides through a serpentine gate on the center console. Now, complicating matters, the 300S version comes with a choice of V-6 or V-8 engines. A black-painted roof became optional, as well. Several companies make this combo. Specifications See for engine details and for interior specifications. Now, complicating matters, the 300S version comes with a choice of V-6 or V-8 engines. The damping, the braking, the transmission response - all superb.
Standard features include a full complement of front and side airbags, active head restraints and the required antilock brakes and electronic stability system. The grille is black chrome. The 300 also includes the Uconnect Touch system, which relies on an 8. So if you want to wait for improvements to the 2013, definitely consider the idea that they might do something about that shift gate. Race inspired and functional interior The all-new interior environment combines world-class luxury accommodations with performance-oriented technology and appointments. In addition, standard front-row reactive head restraints, standard full-length side-curtain air bags, driver's knee bag and standard front seat-mounted side-thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision. Like most vehicles, including considerably larger ones, the 300 accommodates two rather than three child-safety seats in the backseat.
Seats are covered in cloth from the Viper Core. Modified door trim panels feature unique bolster material and accent stitching on arm rests to match the seats. Our car specs website is considered by many, to be the most easy-to-find directory for car statistics including classic cars, hybrid cars, luxury cars, muscle cars, sports cars and more! Not that the Germans are doing it much better, mind you. The problem is that this isn't a common size. The 2012 Chrysler 300S V6 with rear-wheel drive impressed us with its responsive new transmission, high mileage and luxury appeal. As Kelsey Mays detailed in an , Chrysler redesigned its 300 full-size sedan for the 2011 model year, bringing the car up to date in all ways except one: Its automatic transmission continued as a five-speed. The color theme is black, including the ceiling headliner.
A legendary and luxurious performance car was born. What Makes an S The S trim level is mostly about exterior and interior attributes and standard features, but there are some mechanical differences, too. The big V-8 seems to never run out of breath and warps you to the next turn pronto. New seven-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged aluminum wheels and available three- or four-season tires provide great looks with fun-to-drive performance and handling. I have to turn around at the end of my street so I can park facing the right way in front of my house. Launch Control then held the engine at 1,825 rpm and, when the driver released the brake, worked for minimal, controlled wheelslip up to 62 mph 100 kph. Matte carbon and piano black accents surround the instrument panel, door bezels and center console.
It also earned five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Send Joe an Hide full review. Improved brake cooling and fade performance comes courtesy of new underbody belly pan with integrated brake ducting. Depending on how wide the tires are when you lower it you may need to roll the fenders. Uconnect Voice Command, Uconnect Touch, steering-wheel controls and familiar center-stack controls all work in synergy to make the experience intuitive and simple for the driver.
Rounding out the Black Chrome Package are the black chrome accent spear and exclusive black chrome wheels. With the new transmission, the 3. It will leave a bigger wheel well gap and make you want to lower the car. Show full review As Kelsey Mays detailed in an , Chrysler redesigned its 300 full-size sedan for the 2011 model year, bringing the car up to date in all ways except one: Its automatic transmission continued as a five-speed. The display is customizable to a driver selectable background. The improved torque output - including an additional 80 lb.
With an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb. Specific fuel economy numbers will be announced closer to the vehicle introduction. Since then, Chrysler has been making steady improvements, and the 300 is indeed luxurious — the most luxurious Chrysler in history, or at least of the modern era. Chrysler's done something interesting: A few years after its divorce from , it's created a virtually perfect take on the German supersedan. Few sedans are faster in the real world.