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2023 Chrysler 300C

With its aggressive and blocky styling and obtainable V8 energy, the 300 was a daring affront to the smooth Harmony it changed in Chrysler showrooms again in 2005. Gone was the Harmony’s “cab ahead” design, changed by the 300’s lengthy hood and large, aggressive grille.

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After practically twenty years Chrysler is saying goodbye to the 300, however not and not using a becoming sendoff. For 2023, the sedan’s final mannequin yr, a limited-edition high-performance 300C is being made obtainable, however solely by particular order.

2023 Chrysler 300C

2023 Chrysler 300C

Solely 2200 300Cs shall be constructed, with 2000 going to U.S. clients, the rest to our buddies up North. The 300C will function a lineup-exclusive engine, sport suspension, Brembo-brand efficiency brakes, upgraded audio system, and distinctive exterior and cabin appointments.

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2023 Chrysler 300C

2023 Chrysler 300C

A 485-horsepower 6.4-liter “Hemi” V8 mated to a “TorqueFlite” 8-speed automated will propel the 300C to 60 mph from a cease in a claimed 4.3 seconds.

A one-price mannequin, the 300C comes absolutely loaded for $55,000, not together with a $1595 supply charge. To order a 300C, clients want to go to reservation.chrysler.com, register, and decide a paint colour.

For its final mannequin yr, the 300 will even be obtainable in 300 Touring, 300 Touring L, and 300S trim ranges. Returning for these fashions are a 3.6-lter V6 and 5.7-liter V8, the previous of which could be mated with AWD.

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We’re unhappy to see the 300 go away, however the massive sedan had grown lengthy in tooth, and was languishing in an nearly nonexistent product class. The actual information right here is that the Chrysler model shall be pared all the way down to a single mannequin, the Pacifica minivan, after 2023—or will it? We count on to listen to information of a brand new Chrysler product, in all probability an all-electric crossover, within the close to future. Keep tuned.

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2023 Chrysler 300C

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Chrysler reveals new efficiency mannequin tonight: Watch it dwell

[Update: The 2023 Chrysler 300C has been revealed.]

Final week, Chrysler teased a brand new efficiency mannequin to be unveiled on the eve of the Detroit Auto Present. The day has arrived, and Chrysler has remained tight-lipped about what precisely it plans to point out, however based mostly on the specs within the teaser (and Chrysler’s diminutive lineup), now we have a fairly good thought what we would see this night. 

Chrysler’s teaser included a photograph of the wheel from the 300 sedan, which not that way back was provided in an SRT variant. The large, purple Brembo caliper behind the face of this alloy means that we might be taking a look at a revival of the previous SRT components, possible with the mixture of the 6.4-liter Hemi V8 and eight-speed automated transmission — a pairing that was by no means provided on the previous SRT mannequin. 

Whereas this definitely is not definitive, Chrysler stated the brand new variant will probably be “probably the most highly effective and opulent particular version autos” in its model historical past. The SRT mannequin based mostly on this era of the 300 left the market in 2015 with 470 horsepower. Different fashions with the 6.4-liter supply as a lot as 485, so there’s headroom right here for a brand new mannequin if Stellantis is so inclined.

There’s additionally the likelihood {that a} supercharged Hemi might be launched, or that AWD might enter the combination, however given the sundown standing of Chrysler’s present internal-combustion powertrains, it is unlikely that such a stage of improvement cash would have been thrown at a soon-to-be-discontinued mannequin. However hey, Stellantis, we would nonetheless like to see the Challenger SRT-10. Simply saying. 

Be a part of us tonight at 6 p.m. EDT to seek out out precisely what Chrysler has in retailer. 

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Chrysler 300C returns for 2023 with SRT energy and extra

Chrysler will revive the SRT components for a particular 2023 300C mannequin geared up with the snarling 6.4-liter Hemi V8. Whereas the badge itself will not return, the 2023 300C will provide all the things the previous 300 SRT had and extra, together with a limited-slip differential, huge brakes, a sport exhaust and energetic dampers. Chrysler 300 Scat Pack, right here we come — however you’d higher act quick, as solely 2,000 of them can be produced. And after 2023, the entire Chrysler 300 lineup can be gone for good. 

“We’re celebrating the Chrysler 300 and it’s iconic legacy within the automotive world,” mentioned Chrysler model chief Chris Feuell. “The Chrysler 300 modified the automotive world in so some ways, and we’ll carry that spirit of ingenuity ahead as we rework Chrysler with a completely electrified future and breakthrough buyer experiences.”

Chrysler final bought the 300C variant (with its customary 5.7-liter Hemi V8) for the 2020 mannequin 12 months. Whereas the 5.7 was nonetheless accessible within the 300S, the C was lengthy the top of non-SRT fashions within the 300 lineup. In a lot the identical means that Lexus IS500 F Sport Efficiency revived the underlying components of the previous IS F, this limited-edition 300C brings again the magic that made the SRT8 (later simply SRT) mannequin so fascinating. 

Earlier than it was canned for the U.S. market in 2015, the 300 SRT was briefly provided with the 6.4, albeit with the five-speed computerized that dated to the Daimler-Chrysler years. The 2023 revival packs 485 horsepower (up from the previous SRT’s 470) and 470 pound-feet of torque. Energy goes to the rear wheels by the use of an eight-speed computerized and limited-slip differential. Chrysler says this combo is nice for a 4.3-second dash to 60 and a quarter-mile time of 12.4 seconds. 

From there, the record of goodies on this limited-run 300C traces up fairly carefully with a regular Dodge Charger Scat Pack. Chassis enhancements embody four-piston Brembo brakes and energetic dampers, and the spherical black ideas are hooked up to an energetic exhaust to permit for delicate cruising or wild hooning. Distinctive 20-inch wheels, black chrome accents on the grille and bumpers, blacked out head- and taillights and a brand new tri-color Chrysler badge will assist the 2023 300C stand out in a crowd. 

Inside, distinctive components embody Black Laguna leather-based seats embossed with the 300C brand, distinctive silver stitching, carbon fiber inserts and gloss black trim. Chrysler’s 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is included within the package deal, as are heated/ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel. The 2023 300C can be a one-size-fits-all-proposition with an MSRP of $56,595 (together with vacation spot). 

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