2012 Chrysler 300C Executive / 300C Luxury Series
Designed to be the most luxurious Chrysler flagship sedan, the Chrysler 300C Luxury Series (née Executive) combines ultra-premium leather – once limited to exotic luxury cars – with the legendary 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology.
Olivier Francois wrote, “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.”
The paint on the prototype at the New York Auto Show was a deep brown, giving the illusion of depth, with metallic sparkles embedded; it’s a style we haven’t seen for some years. The two-toned interior, not done justice by the blue and white spotlights, was just one color combination, and it looked deeply luxurious in person. The leather was soft, the wood... obviously real. While Lexus has been busy disguising wood as plastic (by dying it a deep black and applying layers of glossy plastic to hide any texture or grain), Chrysler is showing wood in its natural form.
Exclusive features of the Chrysler 300C Executive Series 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. Natural Pore Mocha or Pore Gray real wood trim is finished in a low-gloss to enhance the beauty of the wood.
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).
Amenities include top-end telematics, 160-mph cluster with driver-selectable-color EVIC, heated steering wheel, adjustable pedals, power backlight sunshade, 18-ounce berber floor mats with nubuck trim, satin chrome lower door sills, dual heated/cooled cup holders, ambient lit foot well lighting, illuminated interior door handles and map pockets, and power-folding chromed exterior mirrors with memory, auto-dimming and auto-tilt in Reverse.
Available in rear-wheel drive or AWD, the 2012 Chrysler 300C Executive Series models arrive at Chrysler dealerships in the fall of 2011.