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The New Chrysler 300 Unveiled on the Web

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On: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 3:56PM | By: Chris Weiss


The New Chrysler 300 Unveiled on the Web

Chrysler really doesn't like using auto shows anymore, does it? Even when said auto show is less than a month away and is right in their own backyard. After teasing the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 earlier this month, Chrysler has done a full Internet reveal, something that it's getting quite adept a, what with the 2011 Dodge Durango and 2011 Chrysler 200 (formerly the Sebring) also unveiled on the Web this year. The 300 is a markedly distinguished but equally executive flagship from the last-gen 300.

The new 300 gets a full facelift with a new chrome grille with horizontal slats, reshaped LED headlamps, and a new bumper. Look close and you'll see the LED daytime running lights spell "C" for Chrysler. The nose itself is more rounded than the 2010 300 and the hood has some new lines on it. The cabin and rear bear strong resemblance to the last generation, but get slightly altered angles and dimensions.

Moving around the cabin, the 300 sports its fair share of chrome bling. The rear bears the most similarity to the last generation, but gets slightly redesigned taillights, modified bumper and new dual exhaust tips.

Under that new shapely hood, the 300 will pack two primary engine options: a 360-hp 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and a 292-hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. The car will be offered in 5-speed automatic, though a ZF 8-speed transmission is rumored for later down the line. All- and front-wheel-drive configurations will be available.

Inside, the new 300 gets a variety of upgrades including 8.4-inch infotainment system, upgraded trim, and an acoustically tuned cabin that fights noise while enhancing the music and sounds that you wan to hear. Options include heated/cooled seats and cupholders, and a dual-pane sunroof.

The cat may be out of the bag, but the 300 will still make its official auto show debut in Detroit. It's expected to go on sale shortly thereafter, sometime in the first quarter. Base price is set at $28,000.


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