2012 Chrysler 300C
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2012 Chrysler 300C SRT8 Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
In this review, we take a very in-depth look at the all new 2012 Chrysler
300C SRT8. The vehicle was provided courtesy of yet another one of our good
friends, Q Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Irving, TX for us to review. This review
is designed to provide accurate information to both car enthusiasts and
potential consumers alike.
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: Got 'Dat Boom, Boom, Boom
Chrysler snuck the new 300 SRT8 in at the last minute for the New York Auto
Show which is good. It's what everyone wanted to see. The car's refined and
faster with much upgraded
technology. This one definitely has that Boom, Boom, Boom.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350
Video of our muscle car showdown between the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
and the 2012 Shelby GT350. Only 1492 Challengers like this one will be
built, and Shelby has a cap of 2200, with only 500. Read the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350 photos and comparison test here:
6.4 LITER HEMI 2012 CHRYSLER 300c SRT8 TEST DRIVE and REVIEW
I will be video reviewing the CHARGER SRT8, 300 SRT8 and JEEP SRT8.
You can read those reviews here:
2011 DODGE CHARGER:
CHARGER SRT8 2012:
300c SRT8 2012:
JEEP SRT8 2012:
► Chrysler 300 SRT8 (2012) on the track
The Street and Racing Technology (SRT) performance engineering team builds
upon the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan already executed for a world-class
luxury experience, to deliver Chrysler's most powerful and best handling
Performance numbers include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second
range; quarter mile in high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16
seconds, top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.
The return of the 300 SRT8 to the Chrysler lineup in 2012 evokes a strong
comparison to the original high-performance production car of its time --
the 1955 Chrysler 300. Known for simple, strong lines, excellent
engineering, high levels of luxury and outstanding performance with the
first modern American V-8 engine to produce 300 horsepower, the first
Chrysler 300 (C-300) was styled by Virgil Exner, who radically redesigned
the entire Chrysler line and created what they called "The Forward Look" in
1955. Without much chrome on the sides, his designs were simple, but
strong. Exner is credited with creating the illusion of fast, forward
Under the hood of the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, the new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8
makes its debut in the Chrysler brand product lineup delivering 470 horsepower (351 kW) and
470 (637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque, up 45 horsepower and 50 lb.-ft.
over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.
The improved torque output -- including an additional 80 lb.-ft. at 2,900
rpm -- allows for inspired standing starts and improved straight-line
performance while new, performance-tuned motor mounts improve idle
stability and ride control at any speed. An active intake manifold and
high-lift camshaft with cam phasing provides maximum low-end torque while
optimizing high-end power.
2012 Chrysler 300C Executive Series (2011 New York Auto Show)
All-new 2012 Chrysler 300C Executive Series
Designed to be the most luxurious Chrysler flagship sedan ever, the all-new
Chrysler 300C Executive Series combines ultra-premium leather -- once
limited to some of the most exotic Italian luxury cars -- with world-class
refinement and handling, state-of-the-art safety and connectivity features
and the legendary 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI®
V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology.
"For us, it's not only about making the all-new Chrysler 300C great for a
segment, it's about tailoring it for an individual . . . the businessman .
. . the outperformer . . . the trendsetter," added Francois. "The 2012
Chrysler 300C Executive Series makes a statement with all of its
appointments and contrasts. With hand-sanded real wood accents,
hand-stitched Italian leather dash, two-tone ultra-soft Nappa leather
seats, uniquely polished 20-inch wheels and state-of-the-art Uconnect Touch
-- our flagship provides passengers with the sense of pure old-school
craftsmanship combined with innovative technology."
Exclusive features found on the Chrysler 300C Executive Series interior
include either Mochachino or Black Poltrona Frau "Foligno" leather-wrapped
instrument panel, cluster brow, center console side panels and upper front-
and rear-door panels. Premium Nappa leather covers the door armrest,
bolster and center console armrest. Two-tone Mochachino or Black seats are
wrapped exclusively in supple Nappa leather and include 12-way
power-adjustable driver and front-passenger seats (including four-way power
lumbar) with two-mode ventilation and two-mode heated seats for both front
and rear passengers. Specially selected Natural Pore Mocha or Pore Gray
real wood trim is finished in a low-gloss to enhance the beauty of the
On the exterior, the Chrysler luxury flagship replaces chromed fascia,
mirror and door handle accents with a unique platinum chrome finish for an
even more upscale look. Topping off the unique exterior is a
platinum-chrome finished grille surround with platinum-chrome sculpted
grille blades for a truly distinctive appearance (late availability).
Premium interior amenities within the Chrysler 300C Executive Series model
include the state-of-the-art Uconnect Touch 8.4N with Garmin® navigation,
SIRIUS Traffic and SIRIUS Travel Link, 160-mph LED-illuminated instrument
cluster with driver-selectable color EVIC, heated and leather-wrapped
steering wheel, power tilt and telescoping steering column with memory,
power-adjustable pedals with memory, power backlight sunshade, premium
18-ounce berber floor mats with nubuck trim, satin chrome lower door sills
with "Chrysler" logo, dual heated/cooled cup holders, ambient lit foot well
lighting, LED illuminated interior door handles and front and rear map
pockets, premium carpeted trunk mat, HomeLink universal transceiver and
power-folding chromed exterior mirrors with memory, auto-dimming and
auto-tilt in Reverse.
Available in rear-wheel drive or with the segment's most advance AWD
system, the 2012 Chrysler 300C Executive Series models arrive at Chrysler
dealerships in the fall of 2011.