Detroit Auto Show: 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 Special Editions

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 29, 2010

The 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit is highly anticipated and there are only a few more days left before the event, carmakers are starting to release details of the car that will be displayed.

Chrysler has announced the arrival of the 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 and S8, two versions of the 300. Both are distinguishable from the mainstream 300 due to their distinctive look and some highly powerful engines.

The 300 S6 is powered by a 3.5l V6 engine, capable of developing 250 horsepower and able to return a 25 mpg highway fuel consumption.

The S6 and the S8 feature full-chromed grilles and fascia accents for blacked-out grilles with chromed surround and body-color fascia accents, new darkened headlamp bezels, as well as 20-inch polished face wheels with painted pockets. 

With regards to the interior, both the 300 S6 and S8 add to the range a uniquely designed steering wheel with carbon weave, red stitching and brushed silver spokes, Dark Slate Gray leather front seats with embroidered 300 S logo on the seatback and carbon-weave door-pull handles with red accent stitching.

The 300 S8 is powered by a huge 5.7l HEMI V8 engine, which produces 360 horsepower and 527 Nm of torque. When coupled with the five-speed Auto Stick transmission, the 300 S8 returns the same mileage as the S6, despite the improved performances and increased displacement.

Both models have the 13-speaker Kicker audio system with a 322-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer, Uconnect Phone, iPod Control and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Press Release

Chrysler 300 S6 / 300 S8 Special Edition

Starting with the sedan that marked the return of the great American car, the new 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 (3.5-liter V-6 engine) and 300 S8 (HEMI® V-8 engine) reignite the vehicle’s incredible styling in an all-new model.

Both the Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 models add a very serious, low-key look to the bold proportions of the Chrysler 300. Starting with its 300 roots, the 300 S6 and 300 S8 models trade-in their full-chromed grilles and fascia accents for blacked-out grilles with chromed surround and body-color fascia accents. New darkened headlamp bezels keep up the low-key look, while cleanly “shaved” doors with body-color mirrors and large 20-inch polished face wheels with painted pockets, hint at the 300 S6 and 300 S8’s handling potential. Chromed door handles, belt molding and daylight opening surrounds foreshadow the luxurious appointments within the vehicle.

The cabins of the new Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 models exude a serious, athletic-interior theme. A uniquely designed steering wheel with carbon weave is accented with red stitching and brushed silver spokes. Beautifully bolstered Dark Slate Gray leather front seats are track-tested and feature an embroidered “300 S” logo on the seatback. Specially perforated Dark Slate Gray suede fills the front and rear seats, seatback and seat cushion with hints of red accent beneath. The Dark Slate interior theme continues around the driver and passenger side and is highlighted with brushed aluminum accents on the instrument panel center stack, center console side trim and upper-door trim. Carbon-weave door-pull handles with red accent stitching finish off the interior of both 300 S6 and 300 S8 models.

Keeping passengers connected with their favorite tunes or mobile devices, the 300 S6 and 300 S8 models feature an array of user-friendly technologies including a 13-speaker Kicker audio system with a 322-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer, Uconnect™ Phone, iPod® Control and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Additional standard convenience features include remote start, heated front seats, power driver and passenger seat, power-adjustable pedals, HomeLink universal transceiver and Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM).

Designed to deliver excitement, the Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 models feature a performance-tuned suspension with performance shocks, steering, all-season performance Goodyear Eagle RSA tires and performance brake linings.

The 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 delivers its driving excitement through a fuel-efficient, 250 horsepower (186 kW) 24-valve 3.5-liter high-output V-6 engine with Auto Stick, capable of 25 highway mpg.

Chrysler 300 S8 offers exceptional performance with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, which generates 360 horsepower (268 kW) and 389 lb.-ft. (527 N•m) of torque and features fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) technology that provides as much as a 20 percent improvement in fuel economy. Mated to a quality-proven five-speed Auto Stick transmission, the 2010 Chrysler 300 S8 delivers 25 highway mpg.

The 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 will arrive at Chrysler dealerships in the spring of 2010.

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