Kamis, 21 November 2013
LA Show 2013 Highlights: 2014 Chrysler 300S
The exterior beltline trim, window trim, and headlight and taillight accents are now Gloss Black, and the grille is a new Black Chrome piece. There are new, black 19- and 20-inch wheel designs (the former for all-wheel-drive models, the latter for rear-drivers), and Dark Ceramic Gray paint joins the options list. Inside, new Ambassador Blue leather upholstery can be specified; we assume this nods toward Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge, which is painted blue and connects Motown to Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Thankfully, the sharp-looking blue cabin lacks rust, tolls, or sticky legal situations involving government-funded alternative bridges, er, interiors.
The 300S carries forward its standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 making 300 horsepower and a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can still spec their 300S with a 370-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, as well as all-wheel drive. The midlevel 300’s base price never cracks $40,000 regardless of configuration, which strikes us as a good deal, no matter where it’s “imported” from. Which is technically Canada, not Detroit, although some completed cars for U.S. sale travel over the Ambassador Bridge and through Detroit.
Thanks to: Car and Driver