2023 Chrysler 300C
Over the years, many people have grown to love the Chrysler 300’s macho exterior styling and ultra-spacious interior. If you crave an enhanced level of performance, the sedan’s all-new 300C trim will get your attention. It is the perfect alternative to the popular Dodge Charger Scat Pack. With the 300 expected to soon be discontinued, this model is bound to become a highly coveted collector’s item. Let’s take a closer look at what the powerful 300C brings to the table.
Big Motor Under the Hood
Chrysler stopped producing the mighty 300 SRT8 after the 2014 model year. It developed a monstrous 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Under the hood of the new 300C sits a similar 6.4-liter, HEMI V8 engine. However, output has increased to 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. According to reports, this enough muscle to promote a fleet 0-60 mph time of just 4.3 seconds.
As expected, power is routed to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. You can look forward to enjoying smooth, rapid shifts. Drivers can gain manual control by using the car’s steering wheel‑mounted paddle shifters.
Unlike the lineup’s other trim levels, the 300C comes equipped with an active exhaust system. At the press of a button, drivers can give this sedan the iconic sound of a pure muscle car.
Enhanced Handling Capabilities
The new 300C is one of the best-handling models in the sedan’s history. Chrysler outfitted it with adaptive suspension dampers, thus allowing you to adjust the level of firmness. A limited-slip differential helps the tires to maintain better traction. You can also trust the 300C to stop quickly during emergencies. It comes standard with a beefy set of high-performance Brembo brakes.
Expect the new 300C to get plenty of attention on the street. Black chrome accents help it to stand out. You’ll also notice the sedan’s black headlamp and taillight bezels. Meanwhile, unique 20-inch forged wheels bring a powerful stance. Black rounded exhaust tips are found on the rear. There are three available paint colors: Bright White, Gloss Black and Velvet Red.
Special interior touches further set apart the 300C model. Black Laguna leather sport seats with silver accent stitching make the cabin feel a bit racier. Carbon-fiber accents add to the sedan’s exclusivity.
Still a Luxury Bargain
Chrysler lists the new 300C with a starting price of $56,595. When comparing this sedan to its European rivals, it still proves to be a legitimate bargain. The 300C definitely packs enough premium features to satisfy most luxury fans.
Regardless of the outdoor weather, heating and ventilation modes for the front seats enable you to set the perfect temperature. Music fans will especially enjoy the powerful Harman Kardon sound system, which features a total of 19 amplified speakers. Another highlight is the automaker’s applauded Uconnect 5 infotainment system. It provides an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
To help drivers to avoid accidents, Chrysler equips the 300C with today’s most sought-after safety technologies. A few of the highlights include full-speed forward collision warning with active braking, lane departure alert, and a traditional backup camera.