You know what? That’s not half bad for car that looks as good as the new 2011 Chrysler 300. Production of the new sedan began on Friday, January 7th, and as such Chrysler thought it would be a good idea if they released some pricing. From its inception in 2005, Chrysler has always pushed the flagship 300 as a less expensive American alternative to European sedans. For 2011 the 300 has gone through a complete redesign both inside and out. For instance, under the hood the base engine will now be Chrysler’s new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, a mill that pumps out 292 hp, that’s a gain of 42 hp over the previous model year. The 300 will also be available with an all-wheel drive system for when the weather goes south. Interior updates include a much needed new dash and gauge layout, as well as an optional luxury package that will include a heated steering wheel, 12-way heated and air-conditioned power seats and multi-temperature cup-holders.
The 300 will also be offered in four different configurations and price points:
• Chrysler 300, priced at $27,995.
• 300 Limited, $31,995, (with luxury package, $35,245).
• 300C, $31,995.
• 300C AWD at $41,145.
Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler CEO stated, “The 300 is the flagship of the Chrysler brand” and “This all-new 2011 model has a lot to live up to.” If the updates to this car are as extensive as Chrysler states, then I have a feeling it will have no problem living up to any expectations that are placed upon it.