2010 Chrysler 300 | new car review
The Chrysler 300 is a full-size rear-wheel drive sedan, which has been in the market since 2005.
The ageing model will be replaced by the next-generation 300, expected to debut by the end of 2010 as a 2011 model.
The 2010 300 range includes the 300C, 300C SRT8 and the latest entry-level model, 300 Limited. Known for its spacious and comfortable interiors, powerful V8 engine and distinctive exterior styling the 300 has sold its fair share both internationally and in the Middle East.
The 300C is powered by a 360bhp, 5.7-litre V8 engine while the 300C SRT8 pursues more sporty intentions with a 6.1-litre V8 motor capable of producing 425bhp. Both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Apart from the bigger engine the SRT8 boasts of larger 20-inch alloy wheels, Brembo brakes, rear spoiler and embossed seats. The 300 has a spacious interior and a large boot that thanks to the split-folding rear seats can hold plenty of cargo, even in odd shapes.
For the budget-conscious a new entry level 300 Limited has been launched with a 250bhp, 3.5-litre V6 engine and four-speed automatic transmission. Despite being priced nearly 45,000AED less than the 300C, the 300 Limited does not skimp on equipment and comes loaded with dual zone climate control, 18-inch chrome wheels, chrome mirrors, leather trimmed seats and gear knob, LED ambient lighting and fog lamps.
On the inside the 300 Limited features a redesigned instrument panel and centre console. To improve the car’s safety Chrysler has made side airbags standard on all 2010 300 models, in addition to dual front airbags, ABS, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and tyre pressure monitoring.