NAIAS Preview: 2010 Chrysler 300 S6, S8
Among them, American manufacturer Chrysler announced the arrival of the 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 and S8, two "serious, low-key" versions of the 300. Both versions come with a distinctive look, which sets them apart from the mainstream 300, as well as with some serious mechanics under the hood and body.
The 300 S6 is powered by a 3.5l V6 engine, capable of developing 250 horsepower and able to return a 25 mpg highway fuel consumption. On the outside it features (as does the S8) full-chromed grilles and fascia accents for blacked-out grilles with chromed surround and body-color fascia accents, new darkened headlamp bezels, as well as 20-inch polished face wheels with painted pockets.
Even more exciting than the 300 S6 (and more powerful) is the 300 S8, powered by a huge 5.7l HEMI V8 engine, which generates 360 horsepower and 527 Nm of torque. Paired with the five-speed Auto Stick transmission, the 300 S8 returns the same mileage as its little peer, despite the improved performances and increased displacement.
Infotainment in both models is insured thanks to a 13-speaker Kicker audio system with a 322-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer, Uconnect Phone, iPod Control and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
No pricing for the two has been announced yet, but we expect Chrysler to put a price tag on them soon, as both models will hit dealerships this spring.
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