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2014 Chrysler 300S gains subtle updates, more attitude

By Bob Nagy on November 15, 2013 10:54 AM
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Making its first public appearance at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2014 Chrysler 300S gets a mild makeover that adds a bit more noir to the visual mix. Highlighting the tweak list are a new Black Chrome finish on the grille surround and sculpted blade elements and front/rear Chrysler wing badges rendered in Liquid Chrome with a black center logo. Gloss Black headlamp and taillamps bezels, greenhouse surrounds and belt moldings are set off by new 20-inch Hyper Black alloy wheels (19-inch on 300S All-wheel drive models) and the top can now be had in a Gloss Black finish. Dark Ceramic Gray Clearcoat also joins the 2014 color menu.

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Inside the same kind of subtly understated character enhancements prevail, complementing features like the Uconnect 8.4 system and Beats by Dr. Dre premium audio package with a new Ambassador Blue Nappa leather choice in addition to the existing black. No changes to the 300S' powertrain for 2014. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with a cold-air package and tuned exhaust is matched with an 8-speed automatic that features steering-wheel-mounted shifter paddles. For those needing more than the 300 horses it cranks out, the 2014 300S also can be had with the 363-horse/5.7-liter Hemi V8 backed by a 5-speed automatic with Auto Stick and paddles. As in the past, the 300S also features quicker steering and a more aggressively tuned suspension. The 2014 Chrysler 300S will be arriving in showrooms next spring. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

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