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2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 “Core” unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show

The new 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 “Core” model gets a 6.4L badge on the front fenders, marking the first time for the 300 SRT8 to have these features. In addition, it gets a set of 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets and standard black Brembo brake calipers (which also come in red).

The inside of the new “Core” model comes with black seating surfaces that use the same premium “Ballistic” cloth inserts from the SRT Viper.

On both sides, it has black “Axel” cloth bolsters and door bolster inserts. The instrument panel, door bezels and center console are surrounded by different matte carbon and piano black accents. Each Chrysler 300 SRT8 model is powered by the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers 470hp (351 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. (637 Nm) of torque.

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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Challenger SRT8 and Grand Cherokee SRT8 pricing

Pricing for the first four models on Chrysler’s SRT performance brand has been revealed. These vehicles are the following: the Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Production will start towards the later part of July and dealerships will start receiving them before the third quarter ends.

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is priced at $46,660. The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 has a price of $47,995. The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 costs $55,295. The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is being sold for $44,077.

These prices exclude a $1,300 gas guzzler tax on the automatic transmission and $1,000 for the six-speed manual. Prices include shipping cost of $825.

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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 offers world-class power, handling and luxury

The 2011 Chrysler 300 was already a world-class machine blessed with dynamic power, comfortable luxury and elegant style. But even so, the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) performance engineering team saw it very fitting to build on the strengths of the MY2011 Chrysler 300 sedan and create Chrysler's most powerful and best handling model to date – the MY2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8.

The efforts of the SRT team resulted in the creation of a machine that is an amalgamation of world-class luxury, power and handling. MY2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is powered by the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, making it the first Chrysler vehicle to use such powertrain. The new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 returns up to an estimated 465 hp of output and 465 lb.-ft. of torque – which is around 40 hp and 45 lb.-ft. better than the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.

The new engine’s higher torque -- including an additional 80 lb.-ft. at 2,900 rpm – allows the MY2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 to accelerate from zero to 60mph at the high 4-second range and achieve a top speed of 175 mph. The vehicle is estimated to complete a quarter mile in the high 12 second range and go from zero-100-zero mph in less than 16 seconds. The 300 SRT8 also boasts of stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet. With the estimated 465 hp and 465 lb.-ft. of torque at its disposal, the 300 SRT8 is made to appeal to customers who can’t live without the driving thrill and excitement and yet can’t live without comfort and innovative features.

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2017 Chrysler 300 gets software updates, now recommended again by Consumer Reports

The company has named this software AutoPark, which basically works the way it sounds. This system automatically gets activated when the driver leaves the car and is left in gear. What happens is AutoPark will stop the car while leaving it on accessory mode - this will keep the radio and other feature stay active for 30 minutes before it shuts off. This feature will also be activated when the driver opens his door with the seat belts unbuckled. This software update was introduced back in April. However, cars that have this software were only released in the summer.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was not only put on the spot over the new shifter designs. They were in hot water last year when actor Anton Yelchin met a tragic accident. The problem with the new shifter is not because it is complicated to use, but because it does not tell the driver whether the car is already parked. This is a problem because drivers have gotten used to this for decades now, as it is a standard in all vehicles.

The reason for the outrage was because the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that 266 crashed, 68 injuries, and 686 complaints were related to the electronic shifters that were the same as that on Anton Yelchin’s Jeep Grand Cherokee. After the incident, the company had to recall a total of 1.1 million vehicles in April 2016, so that they could upgrade the software on the shifter designs.

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Fiat Chrysler is reported to continue with its line-up of large cars well until 2020. Both the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger are not expected to have any redesigns through the Giorgio platform all the way to the 2021 model year. This is true as well for the Chrysler 300 sedans. This information was revealed by Automotive News citing two sources.

The Giorgio platform mentioned forms the basis of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the same vehicle that is expected to begin sales by the end of this year in North America. With regards to this platform, it is likely that for the North American market, the platform would be made wider and longer for it to be used for the Challenger and the Charger. In addition, the Giorgio platform has the needed rigidity to help the brand make a comeback on the convertible market. Should this happen, it would be the brand’s return to this segment after it stopped production of the Chrysler 200 Convertible back in 2014.

According to FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, the platform’s versatility was no accident as it was created at the same time as the launching of the Giulia. He adds that the architecture has more than proven its worth and the best benefit that it gives in terms of technical development is that it can be used on a wide array of applications.

Read the entire article Dodge Challenger, Charger, Chrysler 300 will not get a new platform until 2020

Chrysler is updating its Chrysler 300S model by endowing it with sportier and more aggressive styling through its new Exterior and Interior Sport Appearance Packages. Unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, the 2017 Chrysler 300S with new Exterior and Interior Sport Appearance Packages could be ordered at Chrysler dealerships across the United States this August.

For the 2017 model, the Chrysler 300S will be available with Exterior and Interior Sport Appearance Packages as well as with updated color and materials. Aside from the new Exterior and Interior Sport Appearance Package, Chrysler is now offering a new set of colors and materials for the exterior and interior. These new selections are inspired from areas outside the auto industry, like fashion, architecture and technology.

As expected of the Chrysler brand’s product design office (PDO) team, the interior of the 300S has become a canvass that conveys both sportiness and luxury. For instance, the instrument panel, door panel and instrument cluster bezels now feature new Piano Black interior trim appointments while the door and center console armrests, steering wheel, and the instrument panel brow are highlighted with new Light Gray Diesel colored accent stitching.

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The bold 2016 Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition, built with cutting-edge technology and materials, offers a unique and world-class execution. The new 300S model had a classic Dark Bronze grille on the front. Meanwhile, the Gloss Black dimensional-textured grille comes with a Titanium-finished Chrysler wing emblem.

The Gloss Black headlamps and body color mirror caps add up to the sporty appearance of the vehicle. A drawn Dark Bronze Mobius strip, which can be found below the commanding grille, outlines the lower grille opening and extends outward, surrounds the LED fog lamps.

The signature proportions of the Chrysler 300 are emphasized more as the Gloss Black DLO moldings are paired with Dark Bronze 20-inch aluminum wheels (19-inch for the AWD). Furthermore, its rear stance involves a Titanium-plated Chrysler wing emblem and a Dark Bronze-finished "300S" emblem.

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The 2015 Chrysler 300 has just received a facelift and everybody will be able to see it at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Among the changes, the 2015 Chrysler 300 Facelift arrives with a new front fascia that consists in a new mesh grille featuring the Chrysler winged logo, redesigned daytime running lights and headlamps.

At the rear, the vehicle featured new LED taillamps, but the overall design remains the same. At the interior, designers upgraded both the center stack and instrument panel and added a 7-inch information screen in the instrument cluster. The most interesting addition is the new rotary shifter that replaces the T-handled shifter.

The steering wheel was also updated and Chrysler designers added new color combinations. Engines remain unchanged, which means that we will find the well-known 3.6-liter V6 that developed 300 hp and the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 363 hp. For the 2015MY, the HEMI V8 is offered as standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the previous five-speed transmission.

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Through an official press release, Chrysler announced that it will return to its roots as the quintessential American brand but it also revealed some new details regarding its upcoming vehicles. According to the company, the refreshed 2015 Chrysler 300C will be unveiled in November, at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

In addition, the first units will be delivered to the dealerships in the first quarter of 2015. According to Chrysler, sales of the 300 are up 50 percent from 2009 and the sedan has more than 10 percent market share of the full-size car market.

Until the new model arrives, you can buy the John Varvatos Edition, the 300 SRT, get V6 or V8 engines, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

Read the entire article Refreshed 2015 Chrysler 300C officially confirmed for 2014 LA Auto Show

Chrysler Group is trimming the prices of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 in China by CHY65,000 ($10,500) and the Grand Cherokee Summit by CHY45,000 ($7,300) following a report that it has become a subject of an anti-monopoly investigation by the National Development and Reform Commission.

China National Radio reported that the NDRC in Shanghai was near to closing a probe into possible monopolistic practices at Chrysler and said that Chrysler would be punished in the near future.

Chrysler will also trim prices of around 145 high-value and high volume warranty components by 20 percent. Daphne Zheng, managing director of Chrysler Group China Sales Limited, remarked that the price cuts were voluntary and the carmaker would “look for additional opportunities” to proactively improve its competitive offer in China.

Read the entire article Prices of Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Grand Cherokee Summit cut in China

At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Chrysler Group introduced new Satin Vapor Editions of the Chrysler 300 SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT and Dodge Charger SRT. We will start with the 300 SRT Satin Vapor Edition, which comes with 20-inch by-9-inch forged-aluminum split five-spoke wheels with a Black Satin Vapor Chrome finish, new Satin Black mirrors, a Satin Black Spoiler, a new Satin Black spoiler, grey 6.4-liter HEMI badge, Satin Black roof and red Brembo calipers.

Moreover, the vehicle is available in three exterior colours: Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal. Chrysler also offers an optional black body stripe. Inside, the 300 SRT Satin Vapor Edition features black seats trimmed in Nappa leather with ultra-suede inserts various matte carbon and piano black accents surrounding the instrument panel, door bezels and center console.

Under the hood, we find the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that generates 470 hp (351 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. (637 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the standard Fuel Saver Technology (four-cylinder mode), the engine has is capable of doing up to 23 mpg on the highway. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the 300 SRT Satin Vapor Edition package is $2,300.

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Chrysler updated the 300 flagship sedan for the 2014 and unveiled the new car ahead of 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2014 Chrysler 300S now carries even more blacked out design elements and comes with body-color door handles and fascia inserts, new Gloss Black belt molding, daylight opening surrounds and tail lamp bezels that are paired with Gloss Black headlamp bezels, a new Black Grome grille surround with sculpted horizontal grille blades, front and rear badges in Liquid Chrome with black “Chrysler” logo.

What’s more interesting is the availability of a Gloss Black painted roof. The exterior design is completed by 20-inch wheels, featuring a sculptural appearance and Hyper Black finish.

The AWD models get the 19-inch wheels. For the 2014MY, the Chrysler 300S also gets a new Dark Ceramic Gray color. Inside, we find 12-way power driver and passenger sport seats wrapped in all-new Ambassador Blue Nappa leather with silver accent stitching, a center console armrest and door armrests color matched to the seats, Piano Black on interior center stack, instrument panel, steering wheel, gauge cluster and door panel elements.

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Chrysler Group LLC will bring at the 2013 SEMA Show a customized 2014 Chrysler 300S. Wearing a Phantom Black Tri-coat color for the exterior, the Chrysler 300S comes with a 13-bar black “Gotham” grille surround, a lowering kit which brings the car lower to the ground, as well as a new set of 20-inch wheels finished in Mopar bronze and accented with Mopar wheel center caps.

If you take a closer look, you will see that the wheels are actually borrowed from the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition. The Chrysler 300S also comes with a black SRT spoiler.

Inside, we find seats and door inserts in Katzkin “Bisque” leather, while the “Imported From Detroit” logo are embossed in the leather seatbacks.

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A package of Chrysler Group chief executive Sergio Marchionne’s customized 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 and Mopar’s latest HEMI V-8 crate engine will be placed under the hammer in the Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 4-6, 2013. The auction of the package is in support of United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM), as proceeds will be donated to the organization.

The special contribution is concurrent with United Way’s annual community giving campaign launched in September 2012, aiming to raise $35 million in funds. Marchionne, who serves as Campaign Chair for the campaign, helped launched the annual campaign on Sept. 14, 2012, with a symbolic torch lighting ceremony on Detroit’s Hart Plaza. Michael J. Brennan, President and chief executive of United Way, thanked Marchionne and Chrysler Group for their “commitment to Detroit and its surrounding communities.”

Brennan remarked that the generous support of people who will participate in the Barrett-Jackson auction will allow United Way to accelerate the impact of its work in three interconnected areas: education, income and basic needs.

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SRT has applied the Super Bee treatment to the 2012 Challenger SRT8, leading to the SRT8 Yellow Jacket. The new 2013 Challenger SRT8 Core has basically the same components but it will have some new features. For instance, the SRT8 Core models have all types of blacked-out trim, which include a black grille, rear spoiler, “392” logos for the front fenders, and Brembo brake calipers.

Black is usually available as an exterior paint color, but buyers can also opt for Mopar goods and get the Hemi Orange and Plum Crazy, which are unique to the Challenger Core trim. All other Challenger SRT8 colors can also be offered on SRT8 Core models with the exception of Phantom Black tri-coat pearl and Redline pearl. It is powered by the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8.

It should be coupled with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. It’s believed that the Challenger Super Bee and the adaptive Bilstein dampers were dropped in lieu of cheaper parts. Furthermore, there won’t be leather-trimmed seating surfaces inside. Rather, front and rear seats use the same “Ballistic” cloth from the base-grade 2013 SRT Viper coupes.

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Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee for the 2013 model year will be getting several aesthetic modifications. For example, the 2012 SRT8 Super Bee was only available in black or yellow. But the 2013 model will be offered with the following options: Hemi Orange pearl coat, Plum Crazy pearl, Bright White, Pitch Black, and TorRed. It appears that the yellow theme isn’t available anymore.

The other modifications to its exterior include the black hood stripes, wrap-around decklid stripe with Super Bee logos, blacked-out grille with vintage Super Bee emblem, and a set of 20-inch wheels with black accents have been carried over for 2013 model year. The mechanicals for the 2013 model were unchanged from the prior model. This means that Chrysler’s 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 still powers it.

Charger SRT8 Super Bees deliver as much as 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque while a five-speed automatic distributes this power to the rear wheels. Chrysler hasn’t given an official announcement yet but it’s likely that the standard Charger SRT8’s adjustable Bilstein dampers have been scrapped to reduce costs. Nevertheless, the SRT8′s Nappa leather seating surfaces have been replaced with cloth fabric, together with striping and Super Bee logos.

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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.

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Chrysler will release a special Motown Edition 300 sedan in celebration of Motown Records, the iconic record label that has produced some of the greatest musicians in history. Next year, “Motown: the Musical” is also set to make a splash in Broadway. The Motown 300 is based on a stock 300, which will be powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 (292 hp) partnered with Chrysler’s eight-speed automatic transmission.

There are four available colors for this car: bright white, gloss black, deep cherry red, and jazz blue (a new hue). The car rides on a set of four 20-inch polished aluminum wheels. The shiny wheels are a match to the grille, which consists of seven horizontal chrome blades, and other chrome trim pieces on the front and rear fascias, rear-view mirror caps, exterior window trim, and door handles.

There are Motown badges on the front quarter panels to signify that the vehicle is an edition 300. The interior of the Motown 300 uses a white and black color scheme. Its interior gets a black trim mainly but it is enhanced with black olive ash wood trim, black soft touch material on the dashboard and doors, and piano black accents on the center stack and steering wheel. Meanwhile, the seats make use of pearl white Nappa leather upholstery and it features black piping and stripes.

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Chrysler Group’s Product Design Office designed the Chrysler 300 “Luxury” and used Mopar parts and accessories. This raised the luxurious feel of the Chrysler 300 to another level. The sleek proportions of the Chrysler 300 “Luxury” are emphasized by its Unique True Blue Pearl Coat exterior paint. Meanwhile, the platinum mesh grille is surrounded by a True Blue grille.

The vehicle is equipped with stunning Mopar 20-inch satin carbon wheels, with an additional enhancement of Mopar logo center caps. Black painted calipers behind the wheels really catch the public’s attention. In terms of performance, the ride is smooth and sturdy due to Mopar’s 3:91 rear axle and performance handling coilover kit. Its interior is very luxurious, with premium Katzkin leather seats contribute to a quilted, premium look.

The shift handle is covered by Katzkin leather. This style is borrowed from that of the limited-edition Mopar ’12 300, which was launched in early 2012. Other Mopar accessories available for the Chrysler 300 are logo premium carpet floor mats, Chrysler logo illuminated door-sill guards and a bright pedal kit.

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Fashion designer John Varvatos has built two Chrysler 300C models that will be offered to the public. Last March, Varvatos partnered with the automaker to make a unique 300S for an auction that benefited the Stuart House. They had so much success that they have to decided to make two more. The first is a limited-production 300C John Varvatos model that is inspired by a ‘Detroit-tough’ attitude.

The second is the 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition with its exclusive interior finishes and exterior accents that have a Platinum Chrome finish. Beginning with the Limited Edition model, the 300C will be offered with a one-of-a-kind Phantom Black tri-coat exterior paint job that will be enhanced even further with a Titanium-finished grille surround, Titanium Chrome Chrysler ‘wing’ badge, and Black Chrome grille blades.

The vehicle appears bolder due to slight revisions on its front bumper as well as its bigger air inlets and Black Chrome grille blades and Titanium-finished accents. The sedan is fitted with 20-inch wheels while the LED taillights are blackened.

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