When Ralph Gilles first designed the Chrysler 300 in 2001, he knew it was something special. Not only did it look great, but it was also Chrysler’s first rear-wheel-drive full-size sedan since the discontinuation of the Chrysler Newport of 1981. The car was first shown at the 2003 New York Auto Show as a concept car and auto enthusiasts went wild. With the release of the new 2016 Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition, auto fans have another reason to fall in love with this sophisticated sedan.
Based on the blacked-out 300S model, the Alloy Edition package delivers an even bolder appearance with the natural brilliance and contrast of Dark Bronze. The Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition’s prominent grille is finished in Dark Bronze, while the Gloss Black dimensional textured grille is fitted with a Titanium-finished Chrysler wing badge. Gloss Black headlamps and body color mirror caps provide a discrete and athletic appearance. Nestled below the commanding grille is an elegantly drawn Mobius strip in Dark Bronze, which outlines the lower grille opening and extends outward, surrounding the LED fog lamps.
The interior features exclusive Black Nappa leather with Caramel accent stitching on the sport-contoured heated front seats, rear seats, instrument cluster bezel, steering wheel, and armrests. The exclusive use of Titanium paired with Piano Black on the interior center stack, instrument panel, steering wheel, gauge cluster, and door panel elements provide a uniquely lacquered and highly detailed appearance. Completing the interior is a new instrument panel clock that exudes watch-like precision and craftsmanship, thanks to its dark-colored analog face and Piano Black bezel.
The Chrysler 300 sedan’s signature proportions take on an even more contemporary aesthetic as Gloss Black DLO moldings are now paired with Dark Bronze painted 20-inch aluminum wheels (19-inch with AWD) for a road-holding look. The Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition’s powerful rear stance includes a Titanium-plated Chrysler wing badge and Dark Bronze-finished “300S” badge. In addition, a pair of elegantly drawn, Titanium-plated exhaust tips give this Chrysler 300S an upscale, sophisticated appearance. Completing the contemporary look are LED tail lamps with a Gloss Black accent and a body color rear fascia accent trim.
Under the hood, the Chrysler 300S AWD Alloy Edition pairs the 300-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with the state-of-the-art TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission. For those who want more performance, the Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition can be had with a 363-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine and deck lid spoiler.
The 2016 Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition will be available in five exterior body colors: Gloss Black Clear Coat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, Redline Tri-coat Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, and Bright White Clear Coat. The Alloy Edition package will be available this spring.
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