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.
Thanks to its iconic design, the new 2013 Chrysler 300 is able to don several different ultimate personalities. For instance, it can be an ultimate muscle car (Chrysler 300 SRT8) or an ultimate audiophile (Chrysler 300S with Beats by Dr. Dre). It can also be an ultimate luxury car (Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition). Now, the Chrysler 300 is donning a new personality made to challenge the winter season as the ultimate all-weather athlete -- the new Chrysler 300 Glacier.
The new 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier features a new aggressive design as well as all-weather capability and dynamics, allowing it to conquer snow covered places with ease. Of course, it is as capable when moving through the city roads.
Key to this all-weather capability is a number of vital components like its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with new sport-tuned exhaust and cold-air induction system. This engine is capable of generating around 300 hp of output for the new 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier, while delivering top-of-class fuel economy estimated at 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. For those who wanted to squeeze more power from their Chrysler 300 Glacier, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine (with four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology) delivers 363 hp and returns up to 23 mpg highway.
These engines are complemented by the segment's most advanced AWD system, offering optimal all-weather traction and driving performance. Channeling the power from the engines to all four wheels of the 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier is an innovative eight-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters.
The AWD system for the new Chrysler 300 Glacier comes with an active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system – which means that only Chrysler is offering a combination of these two independent technologies. Interestingly, Chrysler 300's AWD system allows for a seamless transition between rear-wheel drive and AWD without any intervention from the driver. When there is no need for the Chrysler 300 Glacier to be driven on all four wheels, the AWD system automatically unlinks the front axle, thereby helping maximize fuel economy while giving the car the traits of rear-wheel models.