Chrysler re-invented the sedan back to the way it used to be, and the result was the 2005 Chrysler 300. Styling is bold, uncompromising, and makes no apologies. Rear-wheel-drive architecture allowed this whole new shape. Rear-wheel drive is much better than front-wheel drive for managing horsepower. In the case of this 300C, which comes with a 340-horsepower Hemi V8, it’s too powerful for front-wheel drive. The sedan roofline, a sort of ’30s gangster tease, beautifully complements the lines which are long, low and carved as if from a big horizontal block of metal.
With the 300C, it’s all about the growl, a sweet-sounding exhaust note coming from subtle pipes under the rear bumper. The Hemi has to carry 4046 pounds, so it won’t run with a Corvette, but it is plenty fast, with a 0-60 time of 6.3 seconds, according to Chrysler. At the same time, the ride is smooth, solid and comfortable and the cabin is very quiet. It’s a killer car!
This 300C’s styling is distinctive, and its interior is roomy, efficient and stylish. The instrument panel and switchgear are easy to read and operate. Pieces of Mercedes-Benz are slipping into Chrysler cars nowadays, and the 300C features a Mercedes-like steering wheel, leather under an arc of wood at the top.
This 300C is as solid as it looks, having inherited significant mechanicals from its parent company, Mercedes-Benz. You won’t find a weakness in the ride of this sedan, and you won’t want to change a thing. Just as it’s considered a family sedan, it could just as easily be labeled a high-performance sports sedan. It’s a keeper. Put this one on your short list and come see us today for a test drive!