Back on June 5, Allpar reported that the 300C would come with a standard V6, even with all wheel drive; until now, every North American 300C has been sold with a standard V8 engine. However, since customers now value gas mileage and the V6 has boosted acceleration to the former Hemi’s levels, the company has chosen to split the 300C trim level from the engine choice.
This decision has been verified by a posting at Autoland of Springfield, New Jersey, which has posted a 2013 Chrysler 300C for sale, somewhat prematurely, since information on the car is not set to be officially released for another month. The ad is clearly headlined “2013 Chrysler 300C Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan Base 8-Speed Automatic” and quotes a retail price of $38,345 plus a $995 destination charge. The luxury series is shown as starting at $42,345. Prices are below the 2012s, due to the absence of the Hemi, which will be optional.
The site describes standard features as including speed sensitive wipers, heated reverse-tilting mirrors, tilt/telescoping steering column, adjustable pedals, universal remote, leather-and-wood steering wheel, wood dash trim, heated steering wheel, seat memory, dual-row curtain airbags, dual-zone filtered air conditioning, heated/ventilated leather front seats, and a 292 horsepower V6 with 260 lb-ft of torque.
Thanks to Leonard Stern for pointing out this story — and to JR200x for providing the original information on the 300C coming with a V6.
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