Chrysler’s newly redesigned 2011 300 is more than just some newly massaged sheet metal. In fact they’ve gone through great lengths to make sure that even though it’s same basic shape is intact, that the driving experience is completely new. The base model 300 is now powered by Chrysler’s new Pentastar V6 that delivers 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, that’s up 30 hp from last years model. Even it’s riding on basically the same chassis, the car has been stiffened and treated to electric steering with some revised suspension. The interior has also been redone to include a newly redesigned forward dash, center stack and console, as well as the integration of new soft touch materials. The biggest problem with American luxury cars in the past wasn’t so much about how they drove, but the way that they felt on the inside. American’s grew accustom to cars with cheap plastic interiors that were rock hard and unappealing. Chrysler’s new goal with the new 2011 300 though is to change those perceptions and bring the American luxury car back on track.