Features Galore for the 2012 Chrysler 300

During the 50s, the Chrysler 300 was a vehicle held with great esteem. However, during the 60s, it slowly disappeared from circulation.  After more than thirty years, however, the Chrysler 300 came back. In 2005, the Chrysler 300C became an instant hit in showrooms because of its retro looks, rear wheel drive, and V8 engines. However, as people got over how great it looks, sales started to dwindle. It seems that Chrysler has a knack for creating cars that become instant hits as soon as they are released. For instance, the PT Cruiser and Prowler were popular for a few years but then faded into oblivion once the fad had passed.

This year, Chrysler is going to try again. With a more powerful V6, more features, and a better interior, the redesigned 300 will hopefully fare better than its predecessors.

The 2011 five- passenger Chrysler 300’s platform was based on Mercedes Benz technology. Although the 2012 Chrysler’s platform is still based on Mercedes E-Class technology, but Chrysler claims that only 23% of the original platform is in the car. Although the 300 is known for its V8 engine, the new Chrysler 300’s V6 engine is more than satisfactory where power and smoothness is concerned. Moreover, thanks to its new 8-speed automatic transmission, the engine is fuel-wise.

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