To herald the all-new 2012 Chrysler 300 going on sale, the Michigan-based automaker revealed a trio of editions for its range-topping sedan. The SRT8 and 300S models fall on the sportier side of the spectrum, while the 300C Executive is made for those buyers looking for more luxury.
Most important to enthusiasts is the second-generation 300C SRT8. Packing a 465-horsepower 6.4-liter V-8 and making the run from 0 to 60 mph in the high-four second range, the SRT8 is a mean machine complete with a blacked-out mesh grille, darkened headlight surrounds, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and a large rear spoiler. The interior gains a sports steering wheel with paddle shifters, performance bucket seats, and carbon fiber trim.
The 300S meets between the SRT8 and lesser 300 variants with sport-inspired trim, and red or black leather. The exterior is finished with body-color fascia pieces and blacked-out headlight trimming like on the SRT8; it’s a sinister look. Coolest feature? The sound system for the 300S was acoustically designed by Beats by Dr. Dre. The 300S is available with both V-6 and V-8 powertrains.
Aimed at CEOs, the 300C Executive adds a higher level of luxury trimming to the top-level 300C. Matte wood, two-tone leather, and a chrome exterior trim add to the luxe factor of the highest 300.