Chrysler 300 was first unveiled at New York Auto Show 2003 as a concept car with its sales beginning in year 2005. The full size luxury sedan was designed by Ralph Giles and Freeman Thomas in year 2001. The 4 door sedan carries a front engine with all wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Chrysler 300 has shared its underpinnings with Chrysler LX platform and is found very closely related with Lancia Thema. Chrysler 300 has successfully succeeded Chrysler 300M and Chrysler Concorde.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Chrysler 300 is made available in 3 trim levels in Philippines automobile market as 300 Limited, 300C and 300C Luxury. All the 3 engine variants are powered by a single 3.6 litres engine. The 3.6 litres Pentastar engine with V6 cylinders, VVT and DOHC specification burns out maximum power of 286 Hp at 6350 rpm and maximum torque of 340 Nm at 4650 rpm. The sedan reaches to a top speed of 210 kmph accelerating from 0-100 kmph in 6.5 seconds time. This engine also delivers a decent fuel economy counting 7.5 kmpl, which is a decent enough figure for the given engine.
The overall dimensions measured by Chrysler 300 are 5044 mm X 1902 mm X 1484 – 1503 mm (L X W X H) along with 3052 mm wheelbase. The exterior fashion statement of Chrysler 300 is carried by its chrome surrounded radiator grille with liquid chrome bars surrounding it. The Bi-halogen projector headlamps with front fog lamps illuminates your way in darkness. The rear fog lamps with LED tail lights enhances rear view of your Chrysler. The body coloured exterior mirrors can be folded manually as required. The rear spoiler is deck lid mounted and is integrated with LED stop lamp in it.
The interiors of Chrysler 300 are designed so as to create a luxury feeling inside the car. The automatic dual zone temperature controller in integrated with humidity sensors in it so as to to keep your internal atmosphere cool as well as removes humidity in rainy and hot season. A 24X7 external view can be approached via panoramic full power front and fixed rear sunroof which gets operated via one touch open and close feature. The instrument cluster consists of a speedometer in it with temperature display. Space in Chrysler 300 is enhanced via folding the rear seats in 60:40 ratio. The audio system is comprised of a touch screen screen display of significant inches with AM, FM, Radio and CD player in it and USB and AUX connectivity.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
The safety of passengers in Chrysler 300 is ensured by 7 airbags which includes advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger airbag, supplemental side and curtain airbags. All the four wheel brakes are locked with an Anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution. The tire pressure monitoring system monitors all the tires and alerts the driver if its found inflated. The park sense front and rear park assist system helps you to park in small and congested places. Other safety features includes electronic stability control with emergency brake assist, ready alert braking, child seat anchor system, hill start assist, security alarm and more.
Chrysler 300 fascinates elegant and well made interior to its occupants with powerful engine option. Chrysler drives are generally sturdy and rugged, but this one combines elegance in the arsenal as well.