NEW FOR 2015:
-Eight-speed automatic standard in all models, replaces six-speed with V8 engine
Chrysler’s bold 300 flagship gets updated styling for 2015, plus a mechanical update that makes the eight-speed automatic the only transmission offered, replacing a five-speed previously used with the Hemi V8. Engine choices are a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 that makes 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque in standard tune, and 300 hp/264 lb-ft in 300S trim. The 5.7-litre V8 is rated at 363 hp and 394 lb-ft. All-wheel drive is available in V6-powered models. The high-performance SRT8 model is gone.
Trim levels include Touring, 300S, 300C and 300C Platinum.
Standard equipment includes the 3.6-litre engine, cloth high-back bucket seats, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, seven-inch customizable gauge cluster display, Uconnect 8.4A multimedia centre and touchscreen display, Bluetooth handsfree communication with streaming audio, six-speaker stereo with satellite radio, media hub with SD card slot and USB and auxiliary inputs, 12-volt centre console power outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control with humidity sensor, full-length floor console with illuminated cupholders, 12-way power driver’s seat with lumbar, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, power windows with one-touch up/down for front glass, rotary shift control, electric power steering, tilt-and-telescoping steering, rear armrest with cupholder, illuminated rear assist handles, auto-dimming rearview mirror, acoustic windshield and front door glass, and front and rear solar glass, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, front and rear floor mats, analog clock, 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights with chrome surrounds, black grille with bright surround, body-colour door handles, dual bright exhaust tips, LED taillights with chrome surrounds, body-colour heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, comfort suspension, seven airbags with driver’s knee blocker, intelligent keyless entry, security alarm, tire pressure monitoring display, and compact spare tire.
300S trim adds Nappa leather-faced sport bucket seats, 20-inch hyper-black wheels, heated front seats, power front passenger seat with lumbar, rear seat armrest with illuminated cupholder, 10-speaker/552-watt stereo, sport mode, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, black chrome grille surround and black headlight surrounds, LED fog lights, black taillight surrounds, backup camera, remote engine start, performance suspension, garage door opener and 180-amp alternator.
300C models gets 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, perforated Nappa leather seats, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, chrome side mirror housings, power rear sunshade, LED footwell and map pocket lighting, driver seat/radio memory, auto-adjust-in-reverse side mirrors, granite crystal grille with chrome surround, bright door handles, six-speaker stereo with 276-watt amplifier, heated steering wheel with wood/leather trim, power-adjustable steering column and doorsill scuff badges.
300C Platinum trim brings premium Nappa leather seats and leather interior trim and dashboard, luxury floormats, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, platinum chrome side mirrors and door handles, black grille with platinum surrounds, luxury steering wheel, touring suspension, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, power-adjustable pedals, paddle shifters, sport mode, and heated-and-cooled front cupholders.