First, let’s compare the RWD 300 against...
The 2012 Chrysler 300 brought an optional eight-speed automatic to the V6. The 2012 300 SRT8 packed 465 horsepower.
The base engine on was a V6; the 300S V6 had 300 horsepower but the others had 292. The eight-speed automatic dropped V6 0-60 times to 6.6 seconds, versus the five-speed, while raising gas mileage by around 3-4 mpg. The 5.7 liter Hemi went up slightly to 363 horsepower, but gas mileage increased; 0-60 times are quoted at under 6 seconds.
Europeans got a 188 hp or 236 hp (their choice) VM diesel, with better gas mileage, more power, and quieter operation than the Mercedes diesel used in 2010.
There were four models (and an SRT8 for the 2012-14 model years): Touring (with V6), Limited (with V6, leather, heated front seats, fog lamps, backup camera, 18-inch chrome wheels, bright door handles, and more), 300C (standard V8), and 300C AWD. For 2013, again, Limited was dropped, 300S added, 300C V6 added.
2011-14 Chrysler 300and Chrysler 300C
See above for 2013 comparisons.
JackRatchett did a fine job with his advance rendering...
In 2007, Allpar reported that the next generation (2011) LX would be:
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