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Chrysler unveils the new and improved 300

By Rigval on 01 Jan 2011

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And my favourite luxury cab on the island of Singapore as well as the only American 4 door sedan that I (kind of) fancy gets a total redesign for 2011. The Chrysler 300 sedan gets a whole new exterior and interior and will be officially unveiled at the upcoming North American International Auto Show 2011 (NAIAS) this January.

From what we can tell the car gets a more rakish design. The grille, windscreen is more sloped than before and the whole car seems to be more hunkered down with a stance ala Maserati Quattroporte/BMW F01 7 Series instead of looking like a Bentley Arnage clone. Of course, some Bentley aping still remains, albeit done in good taste.

The interior gets better materials and looks good with blue lighting. Wodd looks real too and it seems more continental (European) rather than plasticky American.

The engines that will be available upon launch over in America are the 3.6liter V6 (292bhp/353Nm torque) and the 5.7liter HEMI V8 (370bhp/536Nm). Both engines transmit power to the rear wheels via a 5 speed automatic transmission. I suppose a diesel will follow for sales in the UK and Europe where the 300 does decently well.

It does look pretty good, with the right amount of ‘bling’ if you get what I mean.

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Rigval
Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.



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Proton_neutron Jan 01 2011 04:51 PM
The design is a failure. Why did they just slab the Grand Voyager's face to the 300C??
Happily1986 Jan 01 2011 10:11 PM
i doubt the hemi will ever make it here to sg.
Quadcam6 Jan 06 2011 05:41 PM
Chrome surrounds for the rear lights? In 2011? Joke!! BTW, there is at least one current model Hemi in SG.
Rigval Jan 06 2011 07:28 PM
Americans love having bling...hence the chrome, even if its 2011.
Fattytey Jan 06 2011 09:36 PM
now the cab companies have a new LIMO... well done CHRYSLER... well done
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