2011 Chrysler 300




These are the first official pictures of the car.
And it does look quite nice.
Seems much more Art Deco than before, and maybe that gives it a bit more personality.

The main engine will be the new 3.6 Liter V6 that Chrysler has put in almost everything they make this year.
And of course the usual V8s.

Much more on this very soon…

Conversation 37 comments

  1. Very Nicely Done…

    They successfully maintained the iconic made-the-USA musculature of the original, while lending the entire shape a more edgy/modern look.

    Additionally: The 'brightwork' is nicely executed as well.

  2. I am going to be politically correct and say that about the only people that are interested in this car are the people have been slobbering over the previous one.

    What is this car underneath? Isn't it a Mercedes E-class from what? Two or three generations ago? How embarassing.

  3. THEY SAY it has forward collision warning, folding mirrors with exterior signals and courtesy lamps, rear fog lamps (a first for Chrysler?), adaptive bi-xenon HID headlamps with automatic levelling, adaptive cruise control, ParkSense for both front and rear, and blind spot and cross path detection, active head restraints, stability and traction control, rear parking camera, four wheel performance disc brakes, and a power shade for the back window.

    But with design so eliquintly executed, it's all just "frosting on the cake" And so is the 300HP/30MPG V8. Or the upcoming HEMI+ZF 8-speed.

    I'd pay $40k- $60k just for the look.

    OOOH-HAAA!

  4. It doesnt look muck different over the previous model. Apart from adding a quarter glass window into the rear doors.

  5. I liked the first generation, because it was typically American-looking. Besides the PT Cruiser this is the only American car that could be called successful in Germany and that was because it looks so American…so I don't understand the comment on its personality…it was the only American sedan with personality. The new one is also good-looking, but a little bit softened.

  6. What is with American car companies and chrome? I'm not sure that all the shiny trim will have a lasting look. In about two years it will look old. Also, the current 300 came out in 2003 as a 2004 which is 7 years between updates. Will this look last another 7 years?

  7. It's not a noticable update. It's not bad, every element is just slightly different. Like a Chinese knockoff.

  8. it does look updated and new. but i fear that IN REAL PERSON it will look just like the previous generation.

    i really dig the dashboard and gauges. i hope the car sells well.

  9. I know it needed an update, but I think it lost a lot of its personality. Now it just looks like a boxy sedan.

  10. I like it, but I'm not sure I like it better than the previous one.

    Of course, my taste might be suspect to some because I had a 2005 Magnum Hemi (in black) so I feel some affinity for the model series. And for the record, I had the Magnum for two years and 50K miles and it was a blast and performed perfectly. Drove it cross country and it was the easiest trip I ever had.

  11. I actually think it isn't too bad.

    I'm pretty anxious to see what these guys and gals can do with a proper development timeline available to them with some R&D money….

  12. I dotn understand how everybody is looking it as a diffrent better looking design look from the previous 300. It looks exactly like the previous one to me.

  13. Looks like a previous 300 after a trip to Pep boys with a cashed welfare check. Ribs and fried chicken waiting in the trunk.

  14. I can understand the "refinement" instead of starting from scratch. BMW, Mercedes, Audi & Lexus have been "evolving" their designs for decades. And if those guys don't have the guts to radically change cars that never sold as many copies as the previous 300 has; then I can certainly understand Chrysler's reluctance to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Why throw out everything when all you really need to do is raise the bar a bit (to keep sales numbers ahead of the competition).

  15. Anonymous Dec6,5:48AM said…
    it does look updated and new. but i fear that IN REAL PERSON it will look just like the previous generation…

    if they can THAT off
    with the pix looking so different,
    they really worked a miracle!
    😉

  16. Looks like… with a cashed welfare check… Ribs and fried chicken…

    Since when do wellfare recepients buy $40k – $50 cars???

    And who eats greasy food in a $40-$50k car?

    In our market these things share a garage with a Lexus (if owners are elderly) and an Escalade or Beamer (if owners are middle aged)

    Apparently in your neighborhood the only folks buying Mercedes, 300c's, Jags, etc are kids selling drugs

  17. Hey Vince, I think this looks terrible. I know that other have said it before, but I, too, think it looks like a mishmash of a bunch of different designs. It DOES look like a cheap Chinese knockoff.

    Those tail lights are straight out of Pep-Boys, the grill is a rip off of Audi's trademark grill, and the Chrysler logo is a BLATANT rip of Aston Martin's logo. Actually it is so obvious, I am surprised that Aston hasn't sued for infringement.

    As far as I am concerned, the only Chrysler product worth a damn is the new Grand Cherokee. I still firmly believe that Chrysler deserved to fail, and that they should have been responsible for finding their employees new jobs and ensuring the suppliers didn't go belly up.

    "Anonymous said…
    Looks like… with a cashed welfare check… Ribs and fried chicken…

    Since when do wellfare recepients buy $40k – $50 cars???

    And who eats greasy food in a $40-$50k car?

    In our market these things share a garage with a Lexus (if owners are elderly) and an Escalade or Beamer (if owners are middle aged)

    Apparently in your neighborhood the only folks buying Mercedes, 300c's, Jags, etc are kids selling drugs

    December 6, 2010 7:22 PM"

    The person who you are quoting makes a good point.

    I live outside of Washington DC in Vienna, VA. Inner city ghetto folk often live in the ghetto and spend EVERY LAST DOLLAR on their vehicle and chrome rims.

    Their house has no heat, their house is filthy, they don't have money for food, they can't pay any of their other bills, they can't support their multiple illigitmate children, but they drive some ghetto cruiser (300, Magnum, Charger, Impala, etc) all chromed out on 22"s.

    This has been verified many times by my co-workers wife who is a guidance councelor for inner city children. She thinks it is disgusting what these kids parents do and how they have no concept of how to live a productive and meaningful life. They don't understand if you make under $20,000 a year, or have no job at all, you can't buy a $30,000 vehicle and $3,000 rims.

    KFC and fried fish in the trunk indeed.

  18. Hey MULTIPLE POINTS:
    "This has been verified many times by my co-workers…"

    So what's the point? We should blame Chrysler, Mercedes, Cad, Lincoln, Lexus, etc. because 15% of their vehicles are purchased by those who can't afford them? Why is it their fault? And who are you to judge what should be the "politically correct" way to buy a little happiness?

    If you're insecure about your own cheap ride then that's your problem–not everybody else's.

    Mabey if you worried more about your own situation and less about everybody else's you'ld be able to afford the latest high-powered, high-tech luxury sport sedan too!!!

    I was poor once, but I never begrudged someone else's choice to get themselves a nice car, boat, bike, house or whatever. If that's what makes them happy; so be it!

    It's smarter than buying weed, wine & fast food to make you happy!

  19. Its societies fault not mine!
    Wheres muh beer.

    That would make a nice country song…No? Complete with whining singer and guitar…..

    The design is more dull but less ghetto.

  20. To: December 7, 2010 8:14 PM

    WTF are you talking about?

    I drive a 2005 330Ci with the ZHP package that I bought new. Poor I am not, millionaire I am not. I have everything I need, and I have nearly everything I could want.

    Obviously reading comprehension isn't a strong suit of yours. I wasn't talking about myself, but merely the poor choices people make that continually perpetuate their poor circumstances. Buy a little happiness? Really? They barely have a home to live in, most have been repossessed. Just so you know, most of them have a drug problem as well.

    Learn to read, then come back to the conversation, please.

    By the way, there is nothing high tech or sporty about the 300. There is also no way in hell I would ever want to own one…

  21. TO: GET REAL. So the 300 is too much car for you. O:K. That doesn't make it too much car for everybody. My Grandma says the big Chrysler is too much for her too (she has one of those little German cars the size of an Omni. A 4 or 3 (330) or something. It's cute, but not for a 6'6" 285-pounder like me. I just need more space and more power. So the 300c is ideal. And classy!

  22. It is societies fault that they are poor…It is not the fact that they guzzle beer and watch TV.

    These 300s are all over the ghetto areas. I bet this new one won't be to their liking though.

  23. December 8, 2010 4:54 PM

    You have no idea of what you are talking about, none.

    I am 6'3" and 220 pounds and I fit perfectly fine, there is still a good 2-3 inches of seat travel to go. Do you even know what a 3 Series is? You think it is the size of an Omni? You are joking, right? Please do some research because you are VERY wrong.

    There is nothing classy about a ghetto cruiser. Also, just so you know my 330 is faster than all 300's but the SRT-8 version, but it will still handle much better than the SRT-8.

    It just sounds like you are making excuses.

  24. There is nothing classy about a ghetto cruiser. Also, just so you know my 330 is faster than all 300's but the SRT-8 version, but it will still handle much better than the SRT-8.

    I don't believe you. But then, I've never been near a ghetto, so you probably know better than I what those ghetto people drive. At our Club, the pool guy, tennis instructor, & golf pro all drive little cars like Jetta, BMW 330, A4, Cruze, & Calibur. The members all drive REAL automobiles. (Cad, Chrysler, Jag, Jeep, Hummer, Lincoln, etc.) Only of few elderly drive those little econo compacts. And to say such a little thing has 425HP right out of the factory I think is totally unbelieveable. Mabey if was modified by AMG or ROUSH or some speciality shop. But not as it was designed to be.

    So you are proud to be humble. Good for you. The world could use a few more humble folks.

  25. To: December 9, 2010 5:02 PM

    You sound like the same idiot that was talking about their "art" collection and your boat.

    Guy, I live in one of the most expensive areas in the US as far as cost of living goes. Look up Mclean, VA and get back to me please. I can afford a nicer vehicle but I love my 330 and the ZHP package is hard to come by. It was over $43,000 when it was new so trying to imply that I am poor doesn't work.

    You are showing your bias and ignorance by saying real cars are all American (aside from Jag) and are all considered junk where I come from. Jeep and Hummer? Really? Hummer is gone and Jeep only has a single worthy model and I'd never buy it over a ML, X5 or a Q7. Every single brand aside from Jag and Lincoln, their parent company (GM and Chrysler) filed for bankruptcy and sucked the tax payers dry. Yeah, they made some REALLY good cars, that is why they went bankrupt.

    No one drives a Chrysler, Lincoln or Cadillac around here unless they are a card carrying member of the AARP. You do, however see a lot of S classes and 7 series, A8's, etc.

    Who the hell said my car has 425HP? I certainly didn't. You have no idea how weight and efficiency factor into the speed equation, do you? Roush modifies Mustangs, not BMWs. AMG is the in house tuner for Mercedes, and has never touched a BMW. You know nothing about the automotive industry, and you are proving your ignorance.

    Bottom line?

    1. As it stands now, the 300 is a rental fleet queen. I wouldn't be caught dead in something that could as easily be driven by a octogenarian or have an Enterprise sticker on the back.

    2. You are full of it. When you try to hard it makes it obvious that you are lying. From the fact that you capitalized the C in "Club" to showing your bias toward your favorite brands.

  26. To: December 9, 2010 5:02 PM

    1) Sorry, but I enjoy my 300's just as much as any of my toys.

    2) I don't dislike all BMWs; just the little ones. Sorry if that offends you.

    3) I love the 300 for it's style, it's size, it's power. I dislike the little "3" for it's lack of all three.

    4) I don't really care what YOU drive. I empathesize with your obsession of the little cars; because quite frankly, I'm a bit obsessed with the big ones.

    5) To each his own.

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