Chrysler CEO Saad Chehab has confirmed the company is considering a Chrysler 300 with a diesel engine.

Chrysler CEO Saad Chehab has confirmed the company is considering a Chrysler 300 with a diesel engine.

Speaking at an Automotive Press Association luncheon, Chehab said the model could make sense because the company already builds a diesel-powered Lancia Thema. The real question remains whether or not consumers would pay a substantial price premium for the engine. As a result, Chehab contends a decision in nowhere close.

The executive also said the next-generation Chrysler 200 will be launched early next year and could be "amazing" with a diesel engine. Chehab we on to say the model will have sporty styling and a high-quality interior.

As we have previously reported, Chrysler is slowing expanding their diesel lineup in the United States. The company introduced the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel at the North American International Auto Show and has confirmed plans to launch the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel in the third-quarter of 2013.

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