New 2023 Chrysler 300C | 6.4-Liter V-8!
2023 Chrysler 300C – Overview
After over 20 years of manufacturing, the Chrysler 300 will be discontinued after the 2023 model year.
But the 300 won’t die gently; instead, it will roar to its death behind a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8.
Here are the major highlights:
- With only 2000 units planned for sale in the US, the 2023 Chrysler 300C serves as the 300’s final iteration.
- The well-known 6.4-liter Hemi V-8, which generates 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, powers the 300C.
- The 300C costs $56,595 at launch.
This is the core of the limited-edition 300C, unveiled ahead of the Detroit auto show.
Only 2000 of the powerful sedan’s units are expected to be produced for the US and a further 200 for Canada.
2023 Chrysler 300c Specs/Performance
Chrysler claims that its 391-cubic-inch engine can reach 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds while producing 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. 160 mph is the claimed top speed.
This engine was initially used in the 300 SRT from 2012 to 2015.
However, the V-8 in that vehicle produced 15 fewer horsepower.
All that’s left for Chrysler to do is remove the Stow ‘N Go seats from the Pacifica minivan and swap them out for the 6.4-liter to create a mid-engined muscle van.
The 300C only has rear-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and red four-piston Brembo brakes to provide stopping force.
Additionally, the 300C is equipped with adjustable dampers and a limited-slip differential.
The exterior features circular black exhaust tips, black headlight and taillight bezels, and black chrome accents on the front end.
The limited-edition 300C has 20-inch wheels and comes in Gloss Black, Velvet Red, or Bright White paint.
The front grille and the headrests of the black Laguna leather seats are also decorated with a new 300C emblem, which is reminiscent of the tri-color 300C badge from the 1950s.
Along with the dashboard and doors, the seats have silver contrast stitching.
A 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is included as standard equipment, along with heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel.
Orders for the 2023 300C are currently being accepted, according to Chrysler.
However, CEO Chris Feuell was mentioned in the press release as claiming Chrysler will evolve with “a completely electrified future.” Unfortunately, Chrysler hasn’t made many declarations about what comes after the 300 monikers.
Chrysler’s electric vehicle range is anticipated to include the Airflow crossover concept from the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show.
Still, it is unclear whether the iconic 300 sedans will be given a new electric life.
Did Chrysler stop making the 300C?
The 300C and Limited trim levels were eliminated for the 2021 model year, leaving the Touring, Touring L, and 300S, which came standard with the Red S Appearance Package from the previous year.
Is the Chrysler 300 getting a redesign?
In contrast to the connected Dodge Charger and Challenger, a new model won’t be unveiled in 2024. Instead, a sizable crossover that parent company Stellantis has already hinted at might subtly replace the 300.