The venerable Chrysler 300 has seen its reasonable share of wardrobe modifications since introduced as the 2005 model year vehicle. This model is now returned from the cabinet with more changes. Miserably for Chrysler, the leading automobile manufacturer in the United States, the sales of 300 models have declined for the past three years, after a post-depression uptick that only accounted for half of its pre-depression numbers.
The manufacturer is now spicing up the 2017 Chrysler 300S by introducing interior and exterior look packages, together with a new Ceramic Gray paint. These innovative sport exterior packages offer the blacked-out model 300S a more aggressive and sporty look. The automaker confirms these packages at the 2016 auto show in New York. Cladding a model, which is already been revitalized once since its second cohort bowed five years back can be a challenge, but the 300S model is the torchbearer for the scant lineup of Chrysler and it needs to keep on visible.
2017 Chrysler 300S Changes, Exterior
The external packages come as a standard on the models 300S that are equipped with a V8 engine and as an option on the models that are equipped with a V6 engine. The external Sport Appearance Package delivers the new vehicle with a little more aggressive front face by means of beefier air intakes, body-tinted front lip and incorporated LED fog lights with an eight-position horizontal strip. The headlamps encompass a shiny black treatment, whereas the new standard 20-inch alloy wheels flank the more carved side sills. All four-wheel drive models come equipped with a set of 19-inch alloy wheels. The double exhaust tips, an athletic back-deck lid spoiler, and a comprehensive color palette, which now embraces Ceramic Gray for a more developed look, conclude the external changes.
The external tweaks can be balanced in the cabin where the Internal Sport Appearance Package delivers more curved front heated and aerated seats, benefitting from additional lateral support. The 2017 Chrysler 300S interior package also includes pierced leather performance seats, innovative interior accents and materials. The new-fangled seats will provide additional support for the occupants during the spirited driving. With this package, the 2017 model 300S will feature a Piano Black inside trim on the doors, instrument panel, and instrument cluster bezels, with Light Gray Diesel pronunciation sewing on the door and middle console armrests, sport seats, steering wheel, and instrument board brow, rounding out the inside look.
2017 Chrysler 300S Engine, 0-60
Sedan comes equipped with two different engines according to the power requirements of buyers. The base engine that is going to power the 2017 model will be a standard V6 engine with the displacement of 3.6 liters. This Pentastar engine will be capable of delivering the utmost power of 300 ponies and an utmost torque of 264 lbs per foot.
The second engine that will be operating the new 300S is expected to be a beefier V8 engine with the displacement of 5.7 liters. This HEMI engine will be capable of delivering the utmost power of 363 ponies and an utmost torque of 394 lbs per foot to the new vehicle.
Both engines will be paired to the available sport-adjusted eight-velocity mechanical gearbox and they come with the rear-wheel drive configuration as standard. However, the models that come equipped with the V6 engine can be paired to an all-wheel drive configuration as an option.
The V6 engine accelerates the new vehicle to a speed of 60 mph from the start in 6.8 seconds, whereas the V8 engine accelerates the new vehicle to a speed of 60 mph from the start in 7.1 seconds
The V6 models offer city, highway, combined mileage of 19, 31 and 23 mpg respectively, whereas the V8 models offer city, highway, and combined mileage of 18, 27 and 21 mpg respectively.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Chrysler 300S release date is expected to be August 2016 with the estimated starting price of $37,015.
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New Chrysler 300S 2017 Pictures