The 2023 Chrysler 300C is still in existence in some way. For 2023, this current-generation model—which was first released in 2005—will be available in a new “C” trim with well-known styling and a 485-hp Hemi V-8. Only 2200 units will be produced before the 300’s manufacture is permanently stopped.
The Chrysler 300 will no longer be produced after this year, but not before the manufacturer makes a big exit with its full-size sedan. The 2023 Chrysler 300C, a limited-edition model that places a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that under sedan’s hood for the final time, made its debut on Tuesday ahead of the 2022 Detroit Auto Show.
2023 Chrysler 300C
Since the 2015 redesign of the 300, styling for the 2023 300C has remained largely unchanged. With the exception of the front end, which features a distinctive mesh grille with only an offset tri-color emblem, all of the bodywork and lighting components are identical. Additionally, there are 20-inch forged wheels with all-season tires and black chrome accents. They cover the four-piston Brembo brakes with calipers that are red-painted. There are only three external paint choices available: Bright White, Velvet Red, and Gloss Black.
Consider this to be a new 300 SRT8, a vehicle Chrysler abandoned in the US but continues to sell in other nations. With 485 horsepower and 475 pound feet of torque, the 2023 300C can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. The 300C sits on distinctive 20-inch wheels covered in all-season tires and has multiple Brembo main brakes, a restricted rear differential, variable suspension damping, and an activated exhaust to enhance the performance improvements.
The interior’s carbon-fiber highlights can be found all around the cabin, and the seats are upholstered in black leather with engraved 300C emblems. Carriageway warning, a 19 speaker Harman Kardon sound system, warmed and ventilated front seats, and the 8.4-inch Uconnect display infotainment system are all standard on every 300C, according to Chrysler.
2023 Chrysler 300C Performance
The only exterior modifications, aside from such wheels, are model-specific emblems on the grille as well as rear deck lid. The only hues that are available are dark red, white, and black.
The 6.4-liter naturally aspirated Hemi V-8 engine that powers the Stellantis makes 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic gearbox as well as a limited-slip differential at the back of the vehicle deliver power to the rear wheels. According to Chrysler, the quarter-mile will take 12.4 seconds and the 0-60 time will be 4.3 seconds. 160 mph is the top speed.
Active suspension dampening and an active catalytic converter with blacked-out tips are two further performance enhancements. The front seats of the 2023 300C are upholstered in black leather and have the 300C emblem stamped on them. Silver contrast stitching can be seen on the seats, door, and instrument panel. The interior of the cabin also features carbon fiber and black piano detailing. Both a 19.2-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system and an 8.4-inch display screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. There are other safety features onboard as well, such as collision and lane departure warning.
2000 of the 2200 300Cs Chrysler expects to produce will be sold in the US, and the other 200 will be shipped to Canada. The cost of the U.S. is $55,000 when fully equipped.
The 300C will only be offered in the US in 2,000 units, with 200 more going to Canadian clients. Via Chrysler’s dedicated website, you can place your order right away. The website also indicates that the sedan will come with a $55,000 MSRP, which most likely does not include the required destination fee. That represents an increase of almost $5,000 above the existing 300S, which is powered by a less potent 5.7-liter V8 engine. Get one as soon as possible because neither will be around for very long.