Chrysler plans high-performance Mopar version of 300 flagship
For the third straight year, Chrysler Group will assemble at the factory a full-sized car highly customized with Mopar accessories.
The Mopar '12 300, a version of the flagship Chrysler 300 sedan, will be available this summer. The all-black four-door with blue pinstripes will feature the same powertrain as the Chrysler 300 S except for a boosted rear differential that provides quicker acceleration.
The car is powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi engine teamed with a five-speed automatic transmission. Five hundred copies of the car will be built at the Brampton, Ontario, assembly plant. The sticker price is $50,920, including freight.
Other features include a stiffer suspension than the Chrysler 300's; high-performance brakes; a black chrome grille, headlamp bezels and fascia accents; gloss black forged-aluminum wheels; and a mono-tone black interior accented with Mopar blue stitching on the leather seats.
The car shares several features with upscale trim levels of the 300, including its 8.4-inch infotainment screen and UConnect, a system that enables drivers to control audio functions and operate cell phones by voice commands.
Mopar previously sold customized versions of the Dodge Challenger and Charger.
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