2011 Detroit Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The Chrysler 300 flagship sedan has been reskinned.
- Its new face features more chrome.
- The SRT8 performance variant goes away in 2011.
DETROIT — Chrysler continues to parcel out details on its reskinned 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, following the release of official images just before Christmas and prices late last week.
While the powerful SRT8 edition is gone from the Chrysler 300 lineup for 2011, the revamped sedan will be offered in four trim levels: 300 ($27,995), 300 Limited ($31,995), 300C ($38,995) and 300C AWD ($41,145). Prices on the 2010 models ranged from $28,010 to $38,165.
The basic 2011 Chrysler 300 is powered by the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, replacing the previous 2.7-liter unit. Output of the 3.6 V6 is 292 horsepower and torque is 260 pound-feet. EPA city/highway fuel economy is 18/27 miles per gallon. The V6 is standard on the 300 and 300 Limited. The 363-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is fitted to the Chrysler 300C and 300C AWD.
Chrysler said it has redesigned the front and rear suspension geometry on the 2011 models. It is also offering new safety technology, including adaptive forward lighting, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and front and rear park assist.
Edmunds.com says: The big Chrysler four-door gets a lot more chrome — and a lot more expensive — for 2011. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent