2012 Chrysler 300/300C Luxury Series revealed
Moving the brand into even more upscale territory, the new 2012 Chrysler 300 and 300C Luxury Series sedans are set to arrive in showrooms during the first quarter of next year. An ultra-premium extension of the 300 family, both the V6-powered 300 Luxury Series and the V8-powered 300C Luxury Series will be the most lavishly appointed sedan offerings ever to wear a Chrysler badge. "The new 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series is more than just our flagship car, it's the trophy for the tireless majority, an automobile designed and built to meet the most discerning of expectations," said Saad Chehab, President and CEO - Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.
Setting the stage for the luxury within, the new 300 Luxury Series cars get platinum-finished grille surrounds and platinum-chrome inserts set off by platinum-chrome fascia accents, exterior mirror caps and door handle garnish. Rear-drive models are fitted with 20-inch polished-face alloy wheels while opting for all-wheel drive nets 19-inch alternatives with a painted pocket design.
Elegantly outfitted, the finely crafted passenger cabin on any Chrysler 300 Luxury Series model features premium Nappa leather - in black or two-tone Mochchino -- seat coverings as well as Nappa hides on the armrests, bolsters and center console. A similar color scheme appears on the instrument panel, cluster brow, center console side panels and upper front- and rear-door panels which are done in Poltrona Frau "Foligno" leather, all of which is set off by Natural Pore Mocha wood trim featuring a distinctive hand-sanded matte finish.
Other 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series highlights include 12-way power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustments, dual-mode ventilation and two-mode front/rear heated seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with die-cast paddle shift levers and the upline Uconnect Touch 8.4N system with its 8.4-inch touchscreen and Garmin navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link.
Motivation for these new Luxury Series sedans carries over from the 2012 Chrysler 300 lineup. The 300 Luxury Series matches its 292-horsepower/3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with a segment-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission -- a combo that nets its top comparative fuel economy marks in either rear-drive or all-wheel-drive configuration. The 300C Luxury Edition packs a 363-horse/5.7-liter Hemi V8 with cylinder-deactivating Fuel Saver Technology backed by a five-speed automatic.
Pricing for the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series will start at $40,145 for the rear-drive model and $42,495 for the all-wheel drive variant. The 2012 Chrysler 300C Luxury Series opens at $42,895 with the AWD version commanding $45,245.