Chrysler to end 300 sedan line after limited edition V-8 model rollout

2023 Chrysler 300C sedan

Chrysler

DETROIT — Chrysler will bid farewell to its once-prominent 300 sedan by resurrecting a limited edition efficiency model of the automotive for its final yr of manufacturing.

The 2023 Chrysler 300C shall be powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi engine that produces 485 horsepower and 475 foot-pounds of torque, in accordance to the corporate. It’s anticipated to have a high velocity of 160 mph and obtain 0-60 mph in about 4.3 seconds.

The carmaker stated it would solely produce 2,000 of the vehicles for the U.S. and 200 for Canada. The beginning worth shall be $55,000. Ordering reservations can be found at reservation.chrysler.com, following the corporate unveiling of the automotive Tuesday evening throughout the Detroit auto present.

2023 Chrysler 300C sedan

Chrysler

While crossovers and SUVs are in vogue with U.S. customers, Chrysler was applauded for resurrecting the 300 — first launched in 1955 — as a brand new model in 2005. Due to its robust design and street presence, together with a big, checkered grill, it was dubbed a “mini-Bentley.”

Sales topped 100,000 items yearly however have step by step declined to lower than 17,000 items the previous two years. It final provided a 300C model for the 2020 model yr. The present high efficiency model of the 300 presents a 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi engine able to 363 horsepower and 394 foot-pounds of torque.

Production of the 300 will end subsequent yr after the 2023 model yr, in accordance to Stellantis, Chrysler’s mother or father firm. The automotive is produced in Ontario, Canada, alongside the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger vehicles, which are also ending manufacturing subsequent yr.

2023 Chrysler 300C sedan

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