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Chrysler 300/300C changes for 2013

by David Zatz on

Allpar member JR200x wrote that the Chrysler 300 and 300C would get a V6 power boost and a simplified lineup for 2013. He wrote that they would have four basic Chrysler 300 models for 2013: 300, 300S, 300C, and 300C Luxury Series (plus SRT8). The Hemi V8 will be available as part of a package on 300S, 300C, and 300C luxury series. Every model, including the base 300, will have standard leather, UConnect Voice, and BlueTooth.

Every model, including 300C for the first time, will come with the V6 and eight-speed automatic, standard. The eight-speed will not be coupled to the Hemi, except in the Ram, at least until the Kokomo plant reaches full speed… probably in the 2014 model year.

The V6 has been boosted to 300 horsepower on the 300S (but apparently not the others), with the same 31 mpg highway mileage rating. All wheel drive will be available on the base 300, as well.

The Beats sound system will be an option on every price class, and will remain standard on 300S.

The Safety Tec setup will be split up, with a new Light Group option (ADA) with Smartbeam (“Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control”) and HID Headlamps.

New colors will include Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Jazz Blue and Phantom Black Tri-Coat; a new black painted roof will be available on S and SRT8 models.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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