Here’s the first bunch of 2011 Chrysler 300 official photos released before the car’s debut at the next Detroit Motor Show. The thoroughly revised design of the 300 sedan might have become sleeker and softer and smoother, but it still has that undeniably bold presence which makes it such a cool car. It looks like Al Capone!
You might have noticed that it’s no longer badged as 300C, but if look deeper you notice that the new LED daytime running lights are arranged in the shape of a “C” in Chrysler’s honor. How about that! We also quite like the new Chrysler signature grille which has more character than the dull grille of the old 300C. But we don’t dig those chrome bits underneath the headlights, they’re really unnecessary.
Although there’s no image of the cabin available yet, but that’s too has been totally revamped, just like other new models from Chrysler and now offers a much better design and quality compared to the old model. It also gets some nice traditional touches like wooden trims and analogue clock.
One other great feature of the new 300 is the new-look 20-inch wheels which were totally necessary for this massive thing. They could have ruined it if they were to use smaller rims. Chrysler has also tweaked the suspension for more ride comfort and also used more acoustic insulation materials for a quieter cabin.
As for the engines, sure you get the firm’s Pentastar 3.6L V6 with 292-hp and 260-lb-ft pf torque, along with the 5.7 liter HEMI V8 churning out 360-hp and390-lb-ft of torque which is a bit outdated to be honest, being an OHV and all. Plus if you give 5.7 liters to European they will come up with at least twice the power of this unit.
There are lots of other cars in this segment which offer better value than the 300, but none of them has such a magnificent character. The European and Korean cars might handle better, be more efficient, and be easier to live with, but we prefer the Chrysler 300 just becasue of its looks!
Official specs and pricing of the car are yet to be announced.