By bringing back a limited-edition performance model of the 300 sedan for its final year of production, Chrysler will wave adieu to its formerly well-known 300 sedan.
According to the manufacturer, the 2023 Chrysler 300C will be equipped with a 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi engine that generates 485 horsepower and 475 foot-pounds of torque. It should be capable of reaching 160 mph at its top speed and accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in around 4.3 seconds.
The automaker announced that it would only make 2,000 of the vehicles for the United States and 200 for Canada. The pricing will start at $55,000. Following the vehicle’s company-sponsored Detroit auto show debut on Tuesday night, reservations can be ordered at reservation.chrysler.com.
While crossovers and SUVs are popular among American buyers, Chrysler received praise for reviving the 300 in 2005 as a new model. The 300 was first produced in 1955. It was referred regarded as a “mini-Bentley” because of its robust design and road presence, which included a big, checkered grill.
Annual sales were over 100,000 units, but over the past two years, they have gradually decreased to less than 17,000 units. For the model year 2020, it last offered a 300C variant. The 300’s top performance variant now on the market comes with a 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi engine that produces 363 hp and 394 foot-pounds of torque.
The 300’s production will terminate after the 2023 model year, according to Stellantis, the parent company of Chrysler. The vehicle is made in Ontario, Canada, together with the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger vehicles, whose manufacture will also terminate the following year.
A special edition performance variation is also being offered on both Dodge automobiles. The business recently unveiled a concept version of an all-electric performance automobile that is anticipated to take the place of the muscle cars.
The Pacifica minivan is one of just two vehicles offered under the Chrysler brand; the 300 sedan is the other. Chrysler declined to speculate on what, if anything, is anticipated to replace it. The electric Chrysler Airflow, which was introduced as a concept vehicle earlier this year for the CES consumer technology exhibition, might take the place of the current vehicle.
According to Chrysler, its first battery-powered electric vehicle will debut in 2025, and an all-electric portfolio will follow in 2028.