Chrysler 300 Hybrid Coming in 2013

The single American manufacturer to have stood by and watch the electric and hybrid frenzy which has engulfed the industry decided it was high time to play ball and join the game of the giants.

According to the latest word from the US, Chrysler plans to take full advantage of the announced success of the 300 model and launch a hybrid version of the car sometime in 2013. The news comes straight from the mouth of the company's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, who doesn't seem to be scared of what happened with Chrysler's previous attempt to create a hybrid, the Aspen.

The details of the hybrid 300 are far from being official, but, as is the case with any such vehicle, pairing an internal combustion engine with an electric motor is the only way to go. According to Auto123, the engine of the car will be controlled through an eight-speed transmission developed by ZF.

The regular Chrysler 300 was presented to the American public last week, at the North American International Auto Show. The car was brought to Detroit wearing the two engines Chrysler is currently using, the 3.6l Pentastar V6 (292 horsepower) and the 5.7l HEMI V8 (363 horsepower), the latter equipped with Fuel Saver Technology, which allow the V8 to work while using only four of its cylinders.

According to what it’s known, the hybrid version of the 300 will be based on the V6 engine, which is better suited for the task at hand. More details on the project will likely surface starting later this year.
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