Thursday, January 13, 2011

Detroit Auto Show | 2011 Chrysler 300C

2011 Chrysler 300 starts at $27,995 and it don't look like the po'boy Bentley anymore.

Chrysler has finalized pricing and trim levels for the 2011 300 sedan. The car will be divided into four configuration levels with ascending amounts of equipment. 300 and 300 Limited models are equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 rated at 292 hp, while the 300C and 300C AWD boast a 363-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8.

Starting at $27,995, the entry-level 300 features 17-inch wheels, twin chrome tailpipes, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever, dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition, and a 12-way power driver’s seat. Chrysler’s Uconnect Touch entertainment interface is standard, with iPod, Sirius satellite radio, and SD cards connectivity standard for the six-speaker sound system. LEDs are employed for the running lights, taillights, gauge illumination, and for interior accent lighting. Standard safety tech includes side-curtain airbags, stability control, and a driver’s knee airbag.

Stepping up to the 300 Limited requires $31,995 and nabs leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth with voice recognition, a backup camera, a 276-watt audio system, 18-inch wheels and chromed out trim. Now upgrade this model to the Luxury Group, and your looking at auto-dimming mirrors, chrome door sills blazing the Chrysler logo, heated and cooled cup holders, Nappa leather upholstery, heated rear seats, and a choice of black or olive wood interior trim now costing $35,245.

And there's the 300C with it's Hemi V-8 building on the 300 Limited with Luxury Group with sport suspension tuning, larger brakes, and Garmin-powered navigation.  Lastly, there will be an all-wheel-drive version, the $41,145 300C AWD.  Primarily driving the rear wheels and only engaging the fronts when extra traction is required. Stock on 19-inch chromes and rides 0.2-inch lower than previous-gen AWD 300s - a welcome change from the 4x4 look from before.  Get the C AWD with HID headlights; forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control; a blind-spot warning system; parking sensors; and LED rear fog lights, you're looking at a Chrysler for $43,940.






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