With its iconic rear-wheel drive proportions, elegantly sculptured bodyside, world-class craftsmanship and refinement, the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 series proudly delivers the distinction, innovation and premiumlarge sedan features at a legendary value, while setting a new course for the American brand. After several waves of exterior photos Chrysler has finally given up the goods on its upcoming 300 sedan’s all-new inner trappings prior to its official unveiling next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The latest photos reveal a myriad of major changes. A sophisticated dashboard-mounted UConnect Touch infotainment system is set to take on Ford's MyTouch by offering numerous convenience and connectivity features. Chrysler says that the 8.4-inch screen – just over an inch smaller than an Apple iPad – is the largest standard screen in the segment. Other interior upgrades include new blue back lighting for the gauges, more contoured seats and, Chrysler says, vastly improved interior materials.
The profile of the all-new Chrysler 300 features the distinctive proportions of its predecessor with added design refinement for a more tailored appearance. For improved aerodynamics and visibility, the all-new Chrysler luxury flagship's windshield has been raked back 3 inches, while rolled-framed doors with thinner pillars improve outward visibility by 15 percent.
To take in the sky above, a new dual-pane panoramic sunroof provides Chrysler 300 passengers with twice the outward visibility of a standard sunroof. Delivering a touch of world-class sophistication, Chrysler 300 is highlighted by chrome daylight openings, chrome front- and rear-fascia accents and available 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels.
At the heart of the improvements will be Chrysler's all-new Pentastar V6 engines. The new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 will replace both V6s currently offered in the LX cars, improving both fuel economy and performance. The new Pentastar V6 should pack about 290 horsepower while offering close to 30mpg on the highway. The 2011 300 will have to make due with a five-speed unit.