Prices start at $27,995 (€21,556)for the entry-level 2011 Chrysler 300, which comes with brand new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine. When installed under the full-size sedan’s hood it will produce a total of 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque. The vehicle will offer E-85 flex-fuel capability and a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick.
Standard features include a full set of airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), Hill-start Assist (HSA), 17-inch alloys with P215/65R17 tires, Uconnect Touch 8.4, USB port with iPod Control, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, leather steering-wheel with audio controls, six-speaker audio, keyless start, dual-zone automatic climate control, 12-way power driver’s seats, cruise control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and 60-40 split-fold rear seat.
The car keeps its V6 mill in the higher 300 Limited spec, that starts at $31,995 (€24,639), but adds several standard features such as leather trimmed seats, heated front seats, handsfree Bluetooth phone capability, a premium audio system, 18-inch chrome-clad alloys with P225/60R18 tires, chromed exterior mirrors and door handles, power folding and heated mirrors and front fog lamps.
The 2011 Chrysler 300 Limited with Luxury Group package is priced at $35,245 (€27,142) and comes with a long list of changes made: Authentic Black or Dark Olive Ash Burl interior trim, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with Black or Dark Olive Ash Burl trim, 180-amp alternator, driver’s side auto-dimming mirrors with memory and auto-tilt in Reverse, Satin Chrome lower door sills with “Chrysler” logo, LED illuminated front-footwells, interior door handles and front and rear map pockets, heated/cooled cup holders, 12–way driver and front-passenger seats with lumbar, trimmed in Nappa leather with perforated inserts, heated and ventilated front seats with driver memory, heated rear seats, power-adjustable pedals with memory, power backlight sunshade, trunk mat, power tilt and telescoping steering column. Sounds like they through everything in except the kitchen sink.
The V6 is offers decent performance and economy, but who doesn’t want a bigger engine with more power? If you do, then go for the 300C with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8, that delivers 363 horsepower and helps the car complete the 0-62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) sprint in less than six seconds, coming with either RWD or AWD. Both powertrain variants come with the same standard equipment as the 300 Limited with the Luxury Group package, with the AWD model getting larger 19-inch wheels with wider P235/55R19 all-season performance tires. The HEMI-powered 300 will set you back $38,995 (€30,030) with RWD and $41,145 (€31,686) with AWD.