Chrysler takes the 300 to another level with new Luxury Series

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 27, 2011

Chrysler Group unveiled today the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series, a new version of its flagship sedan, which combines ultra-premium leather with world-class refinement and handling, state-of-the-art safety and connectivity features. Moreover, the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series offers the eight-speed automatic transmission bolted to a Pentastar V6 engine (292 hp), capable to deliver 31 mpg.

Still, Chrysler offers the powerful 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine delivering 363 hp. So, here is what we find when we enter the Chrysler 300 Luxury Series: first of all, we get the Black or Mochachino Poltrona Frau “Foligno” leather-wrapped instrument panel, cluster brow, center console side panels and upper front- and rear-door panels – which is usually found in Maserati vehicles.

Moreover, we get Premium Nappa leather on the door armrest, bolster and center console armrest. The seats are wrapped in black or two-tone Mochachino 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.

The steering wheel is also wrapped in black or two-tone Mochachino leather-wrapped steering wheel. Chrysler also offers the a unique chrome accent ring on the steering wheel to highlight the segment-exclusive 360-degree heated rim. The interior is completed by specially selected Natural Pore Mocha wood trim featuring a matte finish to enhance the beauty of the real wood. The exterior receives 20-inch polished face (rear-wheel drive (RWD) only wheels and 19-inch rims for the all-wheel drive (AWD) version.

Furthermore, we find platinum chrome fascia accents, exterior mirror caps and door handle accents. The design is completed by the platinum-chrome finished grille surround with platinum-chrome mesh grille. As expected, the goodies keep coming and the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series offers the segment’s largest touchscreen infotainment system (8.4-inch) Uconnect Touch 8.4N with Garmin navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link, LED-illuminated instrument cluster with driver-selectable color EVIC, power tilt and telescoping steering column with memory, power-adjustable pedals with memory, power backlight sunshade, premium 18-ounce Berber floor mats satin chrome lower door sills with “Chrysler” logo, dual heated/cooled cup holders, ambient lit foot well lighting, LED illuminated interior door handles and front and rear map pockets, premium carpeted trunk mat, HomeLink universal transceiver and power exterior mirrors with memory, driver mirror auto-dimming and auto-tilt in Reverse.

Regarding the price tag, the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series starts at $40,145 for the RWD version while the AWD version is available for $40,145, including $825 destination. The more powerful Chrysler 300C Luxury Series (RWD) can be yours for $42,895 while the AWD versions is available for $45,245. The RWD version powered by the 3.6-liter V6 engine delivers 31 highway mpg, while the AWD version delivers 18 city and 27 highway mpg.

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