Chrysler 300 Mopar special edition announced

Chrysler has announced plans to introduce the Mopar 300 at the Chicago Auto Show.

Built to celebrate Mopar's 75th anniversary, the model is distinguished by a black chrome grille, tinted headlights, blue body stripes and special badging. There's also a sport-tuned suspension, high-performance brakes and 20-inch wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.

The cabin features perforated Katzkin leather seats, a thick-rimmed steering wheel (with die-cast paddle shifters), carbon fiber trim and piano black accents. Other highlights include a new gear knob, an Alpine audio system and a Uconnect Touch infotainment system.

Power comes from a 5.7-liter V8 engine which produces 363 hp (271 kW / 368 PS). Thanks to revised gearing - with a 3.91:1 final drive ratio - the sedan accelerates from 0-60 mph in the "low 5-second range."

The 2012 Mopar 300 will be available this summer and pricing starts at $49,700.

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Motor show Chicago Auto Show
Model Chrysler 300
Automaker Chrysler
Article type Special Editions
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