2012 Chrysler 300C Review & Price
Chrysler has certainly risen to the challenge of producing luxurious cars with an affordable price tag in a bid to fend off German, Japanese and Korean luxury car makers.
The 2012 Chrysler 300C offers a fantastic package in terms of massive power, well-appointed interiors, a juicy V8 engine for the 300C variant, and a very tempting price tag as well.
Here are key features of the 2012 Chrysler 300C that addresses a few shortcomings in the earlier model and turns this luxurious sedan into a zippy 4325 Pound handsome beast.
2012 Chrysler 300C Features
The 2012 Chrysler 300C is a low slung and sleek-looking sedan that will simply take the breath away as it glides into view. The front of the 300C is dominated by a huge chrome grill just like the earlier Mercedes cars albeit with a refreshing design and the wide Chrysler badge affixed at the top of the grill.
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Cat-eye type projector headlamps embellished with daytime LED lights along with a sleek air dam flanked by round fog lamps continue with the aggressive-yet-sleek look. The sides sport a bulge that starts at the door handle level and continues with another massive bulge on the front and rear wheel arches.
The 300C seems to stretch on for a long time and certainly seems to be worth every Dollar as it oozes oomph from all corners. The rear too is quite aggressive with vertical tail lamps adorned with a chrome strip that travels across the lip of the huge-but-low boot. Smart 18 inch alloy wheels fitted with wide 225/60R tires complete the muscular theme in true Chrysler style.
Interiors and Features
The 2012 Chrysler 300 is available in several trim levels such as Base, Limited, SV6, C, SV8, C Luxury, and the most powerful of them all, the SRT8. The 300C remains somewhat in the middle in terms of trim levels as well as in price.
The interiors of this opulent sedan feature a soft feel curvy dashboard that holds a mesmerizing instrument panel with a sky-blue back-lit theme that matches with the center console too.
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Massive twin pods house the speedometer and tachometer while the center console holds the voice-based navigation system above the single DVD/CD/MP3 Player with Sirius Satellite Radio along with 6 Alpine speakers.
Further features in the 300C variant include a reversing camera system, automatic wipers and headlamps, heated wooden steering wheel, and heated mirrors.
The all-black leather themed interior that includes the seats, door panels, gear lever, steering wheel and center arm-rest does look impressive, and is interrupted stylishly by use of faux alloy and wood inserts.
Engine and Transmission
The 2012 Chrysler 300C gets the juicy and silky-smooth 5700 cc V8 gasoline engine that pumps out 363 HP along with 394 lb/ft of Torque. The heavy weight of this beast dulls performance levels to some extent and the 5-speed automatic transmission does not help improve matters.
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The automatic transmission powers the rear wheels although top end variants also get all-wheel drive. Fuel economy figures of the 300C are 16/25 mpg in city/highway running, which is quite decent considering the massive 4325 Pound weight of this car.
2012 Chrysler 300C Price
The 2012 Chrysler 300C is priced at around $38,500 and buyers also have a choice to opt for various other trims such as the Base version that starts at around $27,500 and the top-end SRT8 that costs around $47,500.
Chrysler has certainly hit the nail straight on the head of its rivals with its aggressive and sleek 300C that is sure to attract many more fans that want an all-American luxury sedan.