An iconic license plate is back in the Chrysler lineup once again.
On Tuesday, the 2023 Chrysler 300C broke the cover with a large V-8, special badge, and limited availability of just 2,200 units. Each will cost $ 55,000 and will be among the last 300 models. The automaker has confirmed that production of the 300 will end after model year 2023 and reservations for the 300C are now being taken with deliveries starting in the spring.
The 300C is equipped with a 6.4-liter V-8 that produces 485 horsepower and 475 Nm of torque
As a real salute to the 300, Chrysler pushed its 6.4-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with 485hp and 475Nm of torque under the hood to create the 300C. If that name sounds familiar it is because the 300C was originally introduced in 1955 and returned in 2005 before fading again after model year 2020. The engine measures 392 cubic inches and will launch the 300C from 0-60mph in 4, 3 seconds, it will propel the full-size sedan through the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds and propel the car to a top speed of 160 mph.
Loud and proud, the 300C will feature a dual exhaust with electronic exhausts. Updated four-piston red Brembo calipers will reign in the 300C with 14.2-inch front and 13.8-inch ventilated brake discs. An 8-speed automatic transmission will send power to the rear wheels through a limited-slip rear differential. Active shock absorbers will balance driving and handling needs.
Chrysler will offer the 2023 300C in Gloss Black, Velvet Red and Bright White paint
Despite the large engine, the 300C will be a sleeper with only minor exterior modifications to warn those with keen eyes that this is not a V-6 powered rental 300. Black chrome accents, a new tricolor 300C badge, and model-specific 20-inch forged aluminum wheels are the only distinct visual differences that notice that this is a special edition. Chrysler will offer the 300C in Gloss Black, Velvet Red and Bright White paint only.
From the black Laguna leather seats to the leather-covered dashboard, the 300C will be the most luxurious Chrysler model on sale this year
Inside, the special edition continues its understated nature with a black leather-covered dashboard, Laguna leather seats and an embossed 300C logo on the front seat backrests. Silver stitching throughout the cabin is paired with carbon fiber and piano black finishes.
Each 300C will be equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor and control lane.
Chrysler said 2,000 of the 2023 300C models will arrive in the United States, while the other 200 units will be for the Canadian market.