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Features Galore for the 2012 Chrysler 300

The 2012 Chrysler 300 comes in 7 trim levels: SRT8, 300C Luxury Series, 300S V8, 300C, 300S V6, Limited, and Base.  The higher the trim the better features and add-ons it has.

For instance, the lowest trim (Base model) comes with an 8-way power driver seat that comes with lumbar adjustments, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, which can be tilted, cruise control, keyless/ignition entry, heated mirrors, a rearview mirror that automatically dims, automatic headlamps, and 17” alloy-wheels. Its 6-speaker sound system includes a touchscreen interface, steering wheel controls, a USB/iPod audio interface, a cd player, satellite radio, and an auxiliary audio jack. Bluetooth connectivity is optional.

The next trim up the ladder is the Limited. It has all the features in the Base model plus leather upholstery, a power front passenger seat, upgraded transmission, heated front seats, remote ignition, upgraded speakers, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and 18” chrome wheels. The AWD (all-wheel drive) has upgraded brakes and 19” chrome wheels.

300S V6- (in addition to the Base and Limited) includes a bigger touchscreen display, a Dr. Dre sound system, performance tires, unique styling components, and steering wheel shift paddles. AWD have 19” polished aluminum wheels and RWD have 20” polished aluminum wheels. However, the power passenger seat and leather upholstery are optional.

Overall, the Chrysler 300 is a great choice in a sedan for customers who want a sedan with more personality than your ordinary family sedan. It is also a good choice for those who want a car that can substitute for European luxury sedans because even the base trim can pass as a luxury car.

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.