For 2015, there are four Chrysler 300 variants to choose from: 300 Limited ($32,390), 300S ($35,890), 300C ($38,890) and 300C Platinum ($43,390). All feature revised styling that’s claimed to have been inspired by Chrysler models from 1955 and 2005, but for the casual observer it’s likely to be hard to tell the 2015 300 from the pre-updated model first introduced back in 2011.
The biggest change is the new front section, which benefits from a more sculpted look plus a bolder grille. The winged Chrysler logo also sits closer to the middle of the grille instead of at the top, while at the rear the lights receive a new graphic. Chrysler tells us that the list of options for colors and wheel patterns has also been expanded.
Inside, the changes are much more substantial. A seven-inch digital display has been added to the gauge cluster, the Uconnect infotainment system with 8.4-inch display has been updated, and the gear lever replaced with a new electronic rotary transmission unit similar to those used on many luxury vehicles. The steering wheel also features a new design and offered as an option are die-cast paddle shifters. Other options include Nappa and Poltrona Frau leather, quilted stitching and hand-sanded wood trim.
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Buyers upgrading to the 300C have the option of a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, which is rated at 363 hp and 394 lb-ft. This model also gets a Sport mode.
An eight-speed automatic is standard across the range for the first time, and all variants are available with all-wheel drive.
Sales of the 2015 Chrysler 300 commence early next year.
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