End of an Era: 2023 Chrysler 300C to honor nearly 70 years of the iconic luxury sedan

The all-new 2023 Chrysler 300C luxury sedan was unveiled in Detroit on Sept. 13, 2022. (Jerome Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

Detroit — Chrysler brand held a press conference on the Spirit of Detroit Plaza to unveil the special-edition Chrysler 300C, ahead of the Detroit Auto Show.  Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand Chief Executive Officer, Stellantis was on hand and spoke about the vehicle as a celebration of architecture, passion and development.  

The 2023 Chrysler 300C model is powered by the 6.4L Hemi producing 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.  It includes red four-piston Brembo brakes, 20-inch wheels and great fuel efficiency which is 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.  The top speed of this vehicle is 155 mph. 

“The 300C will be available in three exterior colors:  gloss black, bright white and velvet red.  This 300C is a limited edition with a remarkable design.  It is stunning.  It inspires the customer to be the customizer,” says Feuell. 

The interior is premium black laguna leather embossed with the 300C logo and silver stitching accents.  It is equipped with a 19-speaker audio system, advanced brake assist, lane departure warning plus, and collision warning plus.

“Twenty-two hundred vehicles will be available for America,” she explained. “You can pre-order today.  The cost is $55,000 plus destination charges.  Early reservations can be made at Chrysler.com which features three simple steps:  select an exterior color, select a dealer and submit a deposit.  Chrysler 300 production will end after the 2023 model year.”

Other features include a new version of tri-color 300C badge on grille and rear decklid, a 3.09 limited slip differential, active damping suspension, active exhaust system and black rounded exhaust tips.

Ralph Gilles, head of design, Stellantis asked why do owners like this car so much?  “The designers saw the car as a canvas.  We wanted to capture the American Spirit.  You can feel the history and enthusiasm in transportation.  The performance factor of the 300 was always there.  We wanted to end the story well.”

Underneath the tent, there were three older models of the Chrysler 300 on display.  One from 1955, another from 1957 and the 2005 model.  The new 2023 model honors the nearly 70-year history of the iconic luxury sedan.

The 2022 North American International Auto Show opens on Saturday. For tickets and more info, go to www.naias.com.

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