In preparation for the winter, Chrysler has introduced a new edition of the 300 sedan dubbed as the Glacier. Chrysler is famous for its numerous special editions. In fact, it has recently unveiled the Chrysler 300S Turbine at the Detroit auto show. The 300 Glacier has all the features that any driver will need during the winter.
These include all-wheel drive, heated seats and a Glacier Blue-Pearl paint color. The 300 Glacier is powered by either Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 (with 300hp) or the Hemi V8 (with 363hp). The Pentastar is capable of returning 27 mpg on the highway while the Hemi offers 23 mpg.
The V6 is mated to an eight-speed transmission while the Hemi has a five-speed. Furthermore, the all-wheel drive system in the 300 as well as in the Dodge Charger gets an active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system to boost fuel economy.
If all-wheel drive is required, it automatically kicks in with no driver involvement. Otherwise, just the rear wheels get power. The Glacier offers unique styling with body-color fascia accents, gloss black mirrors, headlight bezels and black chrome horizontal grille blades. In addition, the Glacier gets a gloss black painted roof. It also rides on unique 19-inch, eight-spoke aluminum wheels finished in satin carbon.
Other available colors are white and silver metallic. The interior of the Glacier features a 12-way power driver’s seat in black. The center stack, instrument panel, steering wheel and gauge cluster have piano black trim accents.
What are offered as standard are die-cast, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier is priced at $37,840, which includes a destination charge of $995. It is positioned above the 300C but under the Luxury Series trim. The Glacier is already on sale.