The new Chrysler 300C will cost from £35,995 when it hits UK showrooms in June
2 May 2012

The new Chrysler 300C will cost from £35,995 when it hits UK showrooms in June.

The 300C is available with one engine only – a 3.0-litre V6 diesel, which produces 236bhp and 398lb ft of torque.

Chrysler claims the 300C will return a combined fuel economy figure of 39.8mpg with 185-191g/km CO2 emissions (dependent on wheel size).

Inside the 300C’s cabin, the new car features the “largest standard colour touch-screen display and the largest sunroof in its segment,” according to the marque.

Entry-level ‘Limited’ spec cars get heated seats, load-levelling suspension and height control and hill start assist as standard, while top-spec ‘Executive’ cars (£39,995) add adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitoring system, keyless entry, electric rear sunshade, and heated leather seats

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2 May 2012

[quote Autocar]Inside the 300C’s cabin, the new car features the “largest standard colour touch screen display and the largest sunroof in its segment,”[/quote]

Glad to see the American design philosophy is still bigger is better......

Can't help thinking though that a Hemi engined version for the UK market, whilst not a big seller would be a great halo car.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

2 May 2012

It could also benefit from borrowing the Fiat 170bhp 2.0 diesel as a fleet seller. Seems obvious? Probably could top 50mpg in that guise and still be quick enough for most.

2 May 2012

Have i missed something? This has increased in price by around £10,000 since it was last on sale. I am sure one of the main reasons for its previous success was price.

I expect this to be a rare sight on UK roads as a result

2 May 2012

[quote artill]Have i missed something? This has increased in price by around £10,000 since it was last on sale. I am sure one of the main reasons for its previous success was price.[/quote]

Inflation, a weaker pound and a slightly higher quality finish on the product have all had their effects I guess...

2 May 2012

[quote Oilburner]

It could also benefit from borrowing the Fiat 170bhp 2.0 diesel as a fleet seller. Seems obvious? Probably could top 50mpg in that guise and still be quick enough for most.

[/quote]

I think they've missed a trick there. Is it being offered in the Lancia versions?

Still, 40+mpg from a V6 diesel is impressive for such a big car.

A nice alternative to the usual exec. choices. I like it.

2 May 2012

[quote Oilburner]It could also benefit from borrowing the Fiat 170bhp 2.0 diesel as a fleet seller. Seems obvious? Probably could top 50mpg in that guise and still be quick enough for most.[/quote]

The Fiat 2.0 diesel is suited to transverse mounting only at the moment. In Italy the Thema is offered with 190ps or 240ps but always with the 3.0 V6 from VM Motori

2 May 2012

Wouldn't buy one new, but probably make an OK used buy as the residuals are likely to be poor. Engine seems a bit dated though given a petrol 2.0 BMW 5-series (in 528i guise) offers 245bhp, 43.5mpg and 152g/ km co2 emissions. Similar sized car and thats with the auto gearbox

2 May 2012

[quote March1][quote artill]Have i missed something? This has increased in price by around £10,000 since it was last on sale. I am sure one of the main reasons for its previous success was price.[/quote]

Inflation, a weaker pound and a slightly higher quality finish on the product have all had their effects I guess...[/quote] And the fact that Chrysler is keeping Fiat afloat

2 May 2012

[quote artill]Have i missed something? This has increased in price by around £10,000 since it was last on sale. I am sure one of the main reasons for its previous success was price.[/quote]

It's a totally new car so the price will always go up and the old one was last on price lists in January 2011.

I looked over the specs for it a few weeks ago and it is very well equipped and priced versus the competition. However, there are a few problems; the compeition is very good and the vast bulk of sales in this sector are not V6 engines so, yes, you're quite right when you say it will be a rare sight.

Judged in isolation this is a very competitive car. Saw a few in NY a few weeks ago, looks nice.


2 May 2012

It's badly hampered by the venerable Mercedes 5-speed auto (same as the Grand Cherokee) and by the hefty weight, as well as the lack of an Estate version.

Fiat has announced that the ZF 8-speed auto will be offered soon on the Diesel (it's currently available on the 3.6 petrol); I guess this is not helping push sales of the current version.

And yes, it seems good value, until you look at the Superb 2.0 170, with comparable performance, much better economy, more space and better value.

Some may argue that Skoda has no brand cachet, but to these eyes, neither does this Lancia / Chrysler pastiche. Those who buy a car for the brand won't look at this.

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