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Chrysler 300
2016 Chrysler 300 Limited AWD front 4.22.19.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerChrysler[a]
Also calledLancia Thema (Europe; 2011–2014)
ProductionFebruary 2004[1] – present
Model years2005–2010 (LX)
2011–present (LD)
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury car[2] (E)[3]
LayoutFront engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Chronology
PredecessorFor Chrysler 300:
Chrysler 300M
Chrysler Concorde
Chrysler Intrepid (Canada)
Chrysler Valiant (Australia)
Chrysler Sigma (Australia)

For Lancia Thema:
Lancia Thema (Europe)

The Chrysler 300 is a full-sized luxury car[4][5] manufactured and marketed by Stellantis North America (and its predecessor companies) as a four-door sedan and station wagon in its first generation (model years 2005–2010) and solely as a four-door sedan in its second and current generation (model years 2011–present). The second generation 300 was marketed as the Chrysler 300C in the United Kingdom and Ireland and as the Lancia Thema in the remainder of Europe.[6]

The Chrysler 300 continues a very long tradition of large front engine, rear wheel drive V8 powered sedans the company has offered, starting in the 1940s with the Chrysler Saratoga and Chrysler New Yorker, followed by the Chrysler Windsor, Chrysler Newport, Chrysler Cordoba and the Chrysler Fifth Avenue. When the company began operations in 1925, the Chrysler Six was entered as a roadster in the 1925 24 Hours of Le Mans where it finished the race, and in 1926, the Chrysler Imperial started the tradition of luxury and performance products.[7] The original Chrysler Hemi engine was used in a specialty racecar and finished the 1952 Le Mans, 1953 Le Mans and 1954 Le Mans endurance races, as well as the 1953 12 Hours of Sebring.

Currently, Nitro Funny Car racing in 2020 has become a one-team, one-manufacturer monopoly. Don Schumacher's Stellantis factory team won all eleven rounds of the 2020 Camping World Drag Racing Series, with the Dodge Charger body, which is shared with the current Chrysler 300 sedan.

First generation (2005–2010)[edit]

First generation
2008 Chrysler 300.jpg
Overview
Also calledChrysler 300C
ProductionJanuary 2004–2010
Model years2005–2010[8]
AssemblyBrampton, Ontario, Canada (Brampton Assembly)[9]
Graz, Austria (Magna Steyr) (2005–2010)
Beijing, China (Beijing Benz) (2006–2009)[10]
DesignerRalph Gilles (2000)
Freeman Thomas (2000)
Tom Gale (2000)
Body and chassis
Body style4-door notchback sedan
5-door station wagon (Europe, Australia, South America, Middle East, Japan)
PlatformChrysler LX platform
RelatedDodge Charger
Dodge Challenger
Dodge Magnum
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Powertrain
Engine2.7 L EER V6
3.5 L EGG V6
5.7 L EZB Hemi V8
6.1 L ESF Hemi V8
3.0 L OM642 turbodiesel V6
Transmission4-speed 42RLE automatic
5-speed W5A580 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase120.0 in (3,048 mm)[11]
126.0 in (3,200 mm) (Executive Series)
Length197.8 in (5,024 mm)
Width74.1 in (1,882 mm)
Height58.4 in (1,483 mm)
SRT8: 57.9 in (1,471 mm)
Curb weight3,721–4,046 lb (1,688–1,835 kg )[12][13]

The 300 debuted as a concept at the 2003 New York International Auto Show with styling by Ralph Gilles and production starting in January 2004 for the 2005 model year. The Chrysler 300 was designed as a modern interpretation of the 1955 Chrysler C-300 (and the letter series Chryslers that followed), featuring a large grille, long hood and low roofline that was prominent on those vehicles. The styling retained many elements of the 1998 Chrysler Chronos concept car, such as chrome interior accents and tortoiseshell finishing on the steering wheel and shifter knob. It was the last Chrysler vehicle designed under Tom Gale, upon his retirement from DaimlerChrysler in December 2000.[14][15]

The Chrysler 300 is based on the rear-wheel drive Chrysler LX platform with varying components derived from the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class of the era.[16] Shared and or derived components from Mercedes-Benz included: the rear suspension cradle and 5-link independent rear suspension design derived from E-Class, the 5-Speed NAG1 (W5A580/WA580) transmission, rear differential, ESP & ABS systems, steering system, cabin electronics and seat controls, seat frames, wiring harness, and a double wish-bone front suspension design derived from the W220 S-Class. AWD models also benefited from use of Mercedes-Benz's 4MATIC system, including transfer case components.

Model range[edit]

Base[edit]

The basic 300 (or 300C in some countries) comes with standard 17-inch wheels, wheel covers, four-wheel disc brakes, single disc CD player, auxiliary input jack, power driver seat and a 4-Speed (42RLE) automatic transmission. It uses a 2,736 cc (2.736 L; 167.0 cu in) EER V6 making 190 hp (142 kW). In Canada, it comes standard with the Touring model's 3,518 cc (3.5 L; 214.7 cu in) V6 engine. The vehicle comes with standard rear wheel drive and available all wheel drive. The basic 300 model was renamed to LX for 2008 and remains as the code-name for the platform.[17]

Touring[edit]

The Touring model uses a 3,518 cc (3.5 L; 214.7 cu in) V6, producing 250 hp (186 kW) and 250 lb⋅ft (339 N⋅m) of torque, either a 4 or 5-speed transmission depending on the year and drive configuration, and comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels, AM/FM radio with CD player and auxiliary audio jack, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), remote keyless entry, leather trimmed seats, and SIRIUS satellite radio. This model was renamed Touring Plus for the 2009 and 2010 model years.[17]

Limited[edit]

The Limited model included the Touring model's 3.5 L V6 engine, generating 250 hp (186 kW) and 250 lb⋅ft (339 N⋅m) and either a 4 or 5 speed transmission depending on the year and drive configuration. Additional features included 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, anti-roll bars.

300C[edit]

Chrysler 300C

The top-of-the-line 300C version uses a 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8.[17] Using the Multi-Displacement System (MDS), this engine can run on four cylinders when less power is needed to reduce total fuel consumption. The USEPA-rated fuel consumption of the 300C is: 15 miles per US gallon (16 L/100 km; 18 mpg‑imp) city, and 23 miles per US gallon (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg‑imp) highway. When all eight cylinders are needed, the 300C can produce 340 hp (254 kW) and 390 lb⋅ft (529 N⋅m) of torque. It uses a five-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with 18-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, Chrysler's MyGIG Infotainment System in 2008 and SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Backseat Television in 2008. The Hemi cylinder heads necessitate the use of a double rocker arm shaft configuration, with a cam-in-block, overhead valve (OHV) pushrod design. There are two spark plugs per cylinder to promote efficient fuel/air mixture burn and thereby reduce emissions. In 2009–2010 power output was increased to 360 hp (268 kW; 365 PS).

SRT-8[edit]

Chrysler 300C SRT-8

The SRT-8 model was equipped with a 6.1-liter Hemi engine producing 425 hp (317 kW; 431 PS) at 6,200 rpm and 420 lb⋅ft (569 N⋅m) of torque at 4,800 rpm. The SRT8 can accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.9 seconds.[18]

Other variants[edit]

Station wagon[edit]

2010 Chrysler 300C Touring

Chrysler marketed the 300C in Europe, Australia, South America, Middle East, and Japan as both a four-door notchback sedan and a five-door station wagon. The five-door station wagon was marketed as the 300C Touring (not to be confused with the North American notchback sedan's "Touring" trim level), which shared its sheet metal aft of the C-pillar and wheel designs with the Dodge Magnum. The base Chrysler 300 was not marketed in Europe, instead, all cars came with the 300C body style/interior and a choice of either V6 diesel or V8 gasoline powerplants. The economical V6 diesel, sourced from Mercedes-Benz, was optional in Europe. All 300C Touring models, along with European 300C sedans and right-hand drive models were assembled by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria beginning in June 2005.[19] Steyr insisted on upgrading suspension components to suit European tastes. Dodge Charger/Magnum wheels with Chrysler center caps were used instead of the distinct wheels used on Canada-assembled models. The five-door station wagon body style was discontinued after the first generation.

Diesel (2006–2011)[edit]

In Europe and Australia, the 300C was available with a Mercedes-Benz 3.0 L diesel V6 engine (internal code OM642) rated 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp) at 3800 rpm and 376 lb⋅ft (510 N⋅m) of torque at 1600 rpm. Fuel economy for the 300C diesel is rated at 26.2 mpg‑US (9.0 L/100 km; 31.5 mpg‑imp) City, 42.8 mpg‑US (5.50 L/100 km; 51.4 mpg‑imp) Highway and 34.9 mpg‑US (6.74 L/100 km; 41.9 mpg‑imp) on the combined cycle. It can accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.9 seconds while the top speed remains the same as the gasoline V6 (140 mph (225 km/h)).

The 2008 UK models included the 300C SRT-Design model in sedan or Touring body, which included SRT 20-inch alloy wheels and wheel arch spats, chrome mesh grille, MyGIG satellite navigation, SRT-8 steering wheel, SRT-8 leather sports seats and carbon fiber interior details.[20]

ASC Helios 300[edit]

ASC created a convertible version of the Chrysler 300C, dubbed the ASC Helios 300, and unveiled it at the North American International Auto Show in early 2005. Despite rumors', Chrysler confirmed that the vehicle would not be produced.[21][22]

Executive Series 300[edit]

The Walter P. Chrysler Executive Series 300 was an extended wheelbase version shown at the 2006 New York Auto Show. It added 6 inches (152 mm) to the rear passenger compartment. The wheelbase was 126 in (3,200 mm) for this edition.[23]

Heritage Edition 300C The Chrysler 300C Heritage Edition debuted in 2006 and was a performance oriented trim that used the 5.7 Hemi and had styling cues from the Chrysler 300 "letter series" of the 1950s and the 1960s.[24]

Reception and legacy[edit]

In the US, the 300C enjoyed a wave of popularity in the mid-2000s, aided by celebrity owners (including US President Barack Obama,[25]) and appearances in music videos. In 2004, rapper Snoop Dogg famously called then-Chrysler CEO, Dieter Zetsche, asking for his own 300C; he later appeared in a commercial for the car alongside Lee Iacocca.[26] The 300C was ranked No. 12 in a Complex.com article, "The 25 Most Iconic Hip-Hop Cars", due to its popularity in many hip-hop music videos following its introduction.[27] Chrysler 300 designer Ralph Gilles reflected on the vehicle's success in 2008, saying that the "300 turned out to be a bit of an icon for Chrysler".[28]

In the UK, the BBC's Top Gear team described the 300C as "something different with a bit of kitsch gangster cool". They praised the spacious and well-equipped interior and the low price while criticizing the quality of materials, ride, steering and low engine torque.[29] The first generation model was popular with British buyers who regarded it as the "poor man's Bentley".[30]

On hip-hop artist Drake's album Views, the song "Keep The Family Close" references the Chrysler 300 with the lyrics "Always saw you for what you could've been / Ever since you met me / Like when Chrysler made that one car that looked just like the Bentley".[31]

Awards[edit]

The 300C was the 2005 Motor Trend Car of the Year.[32] It was on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for both 2005 and 2006.[33][34] Automobile Magazine named it its Automobile of the Year.[35]

It also won the North American Car of the Year award.[36] It was voted Canadian Car of the Year by automobile journalists as the Best New Luxury Car.[37]

Receiving numerous other recognitions during its debut year, it was promoted as being one of the most awarded new cars ever.[38] The 300C was also included in the finalists for 2005 World Car of the Year, but final points total put it in fifth place equal to the BMW 1-series.[39]

Second generation (LD; 2011–present)[edit]

Second generation
Chrysler 300C 3.6 Limited 2014 (19655263969) (cropped).jpg
Overview
Also calledLancia Thema (Europe; 2011–2014)
Chrysler 300C
ProductionDecember 2010[40]–present
Model years2011–present
AssemblyBrampton, Ontario, Canada (Brampton Assembly)[9]
Body and chassis
Body style4-door notchback sedan
PlatformChrysler LD platform
RelatedDodge Charger
Dodge Challenger
Powertrain
Engine3.0 L Pentastar V6 (China)
3.6 L Pentastar V6
5.7 L Hemi V8
6.4 L Hemi V8
3.0 L VM A630 turbodiesel V6
Transmission5-speed 5G-Tronic automatic
8-speed 8HP45 automatic[41]
Dimensions
Wheelbase120.2 in (3,053 mm)
Length198.6 in (5,044 mm)
Width75.1 in (1,908 mm)
Height58.4 in (1,483 mm)

A significantly redesigned 300 was introduced in 2011 as a four-door sedan.

Exterior design[edit]

Chrysler 300S (US; pre-facelift)

Exterior changes included revised sheet metal, thinner roof pillars, a more raked windshield, bi-xenon HID projector headlights, LED daytime running strips within the headlights, new taillights with LEDs and a horizontally slotted front grille with an updated version of the Chrysler winged brand emblem. Options included a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels.

Variants[edit]

2011 Lancia Thema

The 2011 model was offered in Touring, Limited, 300C, and 300C AWD trim levels. Touring and Limited trims included the Pentastar V6, while the 300C line offered a standard 5.7 Hemi.[42]

A new 300C Executive Series luxury trim level was introduced alongside a new 300S trim at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The sport themed 300S featured black treatment for grille and headlamps, 20-inch polished-face aluminum wheels with black painted pockets, 10-speaker Beats by Dr. Dre sound system,[43] and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.[44] The Executive/Luxury Series was also sold in Europe, rebranded as the Lancia Thema from 2011 to 2014.

For the 2021 model year, the 300C and Limited trim levels were dropped, leaving the Touring, Touring L, and 300S, which included the previous year's Red S Appearance Package as standard.[45]

SRT[edit]

Chrysler 300 SRT-8 (Australia)

An SRT version was unveiled at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, featuring the 6.4 L 392 Hemi V8 engine.

The 6.4 392 Hemi engine is also used in other Chrysler Group SRT vehicles such as the Dodge Charger and Challenger. With 470 hp (350 kW), the new 300 SRT can go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in the low 4-second range.[46]

In addition to the increase in power, the SRT receives specific exterior trim including a lower front fascia, large exhaust tips, body color instead of chrome trim and large 20-inch (508 mm) aluminum wheels. The car also gets a lowered, sportier suspension setup and a large Brembo brake package.[47]

The 300 SRT (or SRT8) was discontinued for the 2015 model year in the United States, but is still sold in Australia and the Middle East. Some Australian police departments use the 300 SRT as a patrol/pursuit vehicle along with the BMW M5. Contrary to past statements by Chrysler, the 300 SRT is still sold in left and right-hand drive abroad.[48]

Special editions[edit]

  • Mopar '12, available as a 2012 model year vehicle. This Special Edition Chrysler 300 was designed by Mopar Performance to mark Mopar's 75th anniversary. Featuring a 3:91 gear ratio, sport-tuned suspension, and unique badging, only 500 Mopar Edition 300's were made.
  • 300S Glacier Edition, available in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year vehicle. Based on the Chrysler 300S, the Glacier Edition adds signature details not found on other Chrysler 300 models.
  • 300 Motown Edition model sales began in the spring of 2013. The Motown Edition is a tribute to the Motown genre of music. Additions to the Chrysler 300C features include special chrome wheels, a Beats by Dr. Dre ten-speaker sound system, "Motown Edition" badges on the front fenders, as well as 100 Motown songs preloaded on a USB drive.[49] Berry Gordy, Jr., the creator of the Motown genre, appears in a 2012 TV ad for the Chrysler 300 Motown Edition, promoting his musical, and saying "This is Motown. And this is what we do". The song playing in the commercial is "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".
  • John Varvatos Edition available in 2013 and 2014 in "Luxury" or "Limited" trim.[50] Each version featured unique exterior and interior colors and materials.
  • 300S Alloy Edition available starting in 2016. Features include dark bronze 20-inch wheels (19-inch on AWD) and 300S badge, titanium exhaust tips and wing badge, as well as gloss-black window, headlight, and taillight accents.
  • 300S Sport Appearance Package available starting in 2017. 300S equipped with the exterior sport appearance package includes 20-inch wheels, while AWD models feature 19-inch wheels. Inside, the Interior Sport Appearance Package adds perforated leather performance seats with suede bolsters and new interior accents and materials.
  • 300S Red S Appearance package available for the 2020 model year. The Red S Appearance package includes unique wheels, red inserts on badges, and an optional bright "Radar Red" interior.[51]

Powertrain[edit]

The predecessors' 2.7 and 3.5 L engines were replaced with Chrysler's new 3.6 LPentastar V6 engine producing 292 hp (218 kW) and 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) of torque. The 5.7 L Hemi V8 engine remained available with 363 hp (271 kW). A 3.0 L VM Motori V6 turbodiesel is also available in Europe, and Australia.[52] Beginning with the 2012 model year, all V6 models were equipped with the 8-speed 845RE Chrysler Torqueflite automatic transmission, licensed from ZF Friedrichshafen.[53]

Chrysler
Model Engine Displacement Power at rpm Torque at rpm Years
Touring 3.6 V6 Pentastar 3,604 cc (219.9 cu in) 296 PS (218 kW; 292 hp) at 6,350 rpm 352 N⋅m (260 lbf⋅ft) at 4,800 rpm 2011–
Limited
300S[54] 3.6 V6 Pentastar 3,604 cc (219.9 cu in) 304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp) 358 N⋅m (264 lbf⋅ft) at 4,800 rpm 2011–
300C and 300S (2012) 5.7 V8 Hemi 5,654 cc (345.0 cu in) 368 PS (271 kW; 363 hp) at 5,150 rpm 534 N⋅m (394 lb⋅ft) at 4,250 rpm 2011–
300 SRT-8 6.4L 392 Hemi V8 engine 6,430 cc (392 cu in) 477 PS (351 kW; 470 hp) at 6,000 rpm 637 N⋅m (470 lb⋅ft) at 4,300 rpm 2012–2014
Lancia (Chrysler UK)
Gasoline 3.6 V6 Pentastar 3,604 cc (219.9 cu in) 286 PS (210 kW; 282 hp) at 6,350 rpm 340 N⋅m (251 lbf⋅ft) at 4,650 rpm 2011–2014
Diesel 3.0 V6 VM Motori A630 2,987 cc (182.3 cu in) 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) at 4,000 rpm 440 N⋅m (325 lbf⋅ft) at 1,600–2,800 rpm 2011–2014
239 PS (176 kW; 236 hp) at 4,000 rpm 550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft) at 1,800–2,800 rpm
  • Source for Lancia[55]

Interior changes[edit]

Interior

Interior changes included a revised instrument panel with localized "soft-touch" materials, 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch, new steering wheel and center console, and standard leather seating on all trim levels. Both seat-mounted and curtain side airbags were standard.

2015 facelift[edit]

Chrysler 300 (US; facelift)
Chrysler 300 (US; facelift)

In late 2014 a facelift version of the 300 was introduced. Changes include:

Marketing[edit]

As part of the 2011 Chrysler 300 advertising campaign, three TV commercials were produced. "Homecoming" featured Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh driving through his rainy hometown of Portland, Oregon, in his new 2011 Chrysler 300, retracing his humble beginnings. "Attitude" featured John Varvatos seeking inspiration at a record store in Brooklyn and record under his arm and into his Chrysler 300. "Good Things" featured Dr. Dre driving through the streets of Los Angeles in a Beats by Dre equipped 2012 Chrysler 300.[56]

The "See It Through"' TV commercial featured the Chrysler 300 and notable Detroit locals, including former Detroit Lion Ndamukong Suh and a poem written in 1917 by Edgar Guest titled "See It Through".[57]

300S Turbine[edit]

At the Detroit Motor Show in 2013, Chrysler presented a 300S paying homage to the 1964 Chrysler Turbine. It was finished in two-tone bronze and black, an over-chrome grille and 22-inch wheel design reminiscent of the turbine motif.[58]

Safety[edit]

The Lancia Thema in Italy

The Lancia version was safety tested by Euro NCAP in autumn 2011 with the following results:

Euro NCAP test results
Lancia Thema (2011)[59]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 29.7 83%
Child occupant: 37.7 77%
Pedestrian: 21.3 59%
Safety assist: 5 71%

Concept cars[edit]

  • In 2000, Chrysler introduced the 300 Hemi C,[60] a 2+2 convertible powered by the new 5.7 L Hemi engine with 353 hp (263 kW) and 353 lb⋅ft (479 N⋅m) of torque. It had rear wheel drive and a four-speed automatic transmission. It was capable of 0–60 mph in under 6 seconds.
  • In 1991, Chrysler introduced a Monteverdi High Speed inspired concept 300,[61] employing the Dodge Viper engine. It was inspired by a 1970s Swiss-built sedan powered by Chrysler.

Sales[edit]

Calendar year United States Canada Europe Mexico Australia Europe as Lancia Thema
2004[62] 112,930 10,048 2,460[63]
2005[62] 144,068 14,654 5,520 1,001[64] 363
2006[65] 143,647 13,316 14,186 1,024 1,864
2007[65] 120,636 10,021 13,463 660 1,645
2008[66] 62,352 7,443 7,244 412 1,087
2009[67] 38,606 5,234 3,428 200 822 3,428[68]
2010[69] 37,116 4,180 3,507 218 874 3,507
2011[70] 36,285 3,045 504 308 360[71] 1,203
2012 70,747[72] 5,760 292 293 1,206 2,021
2013 57,724[73] 5,375 221 157 2,508 2,457
2014 53,382[74] 4,117 88 116 1,580 480
2015 53,109[75] 4,443 10 139 880 38
2016 53,241[76] 3,662 6 87 460 25
2017 51,237[77] 4,332 8 77 257 8
2018 46,593[78] 3,512[79] 6 39 250 6
2019 29,213[80] 1,949[81] 5 292
2020 16,653[82] 447[81] 5 218
Subtotal 1,127,539 101,438 50,943 4,471 7,555 13,173
Total 1,305,119

Notes[edit]

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