With its recent unveiling of the 2023 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition, the Chrysler brand announced the end of HEMI engines in its passenger car lineup after 2023. It didn’t take long for all 2,200 units of the limited run of 6.4-liter (392 cubic inch) HEMI V8 sedans to be snatched up by the public, thus showing a continuous love for V8-power and rear-wheel drive.
But for those who weren’t available to get their hands on one, the 2023 Chrysler 300S continues to offer the 5.7-liter (345 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 under its hood. Delivering 363 horsepower and 394 lb.-ft. of torque, the Chrysler 300S continues to make a statement through its SRT-based good looks, a luxurious large interior, and a number of features that continue to be at the forefront of its segment.
The 5.7-liter HEMI is no slouch either, with the ability to run from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6-seconds. That is done by a smooth, but super fast shifting 8-speed 8HP70 TorqueFlite automatic transmission. With the “Sport” mode activated, the 300S reduces shift times from approximately 400 milliseconds to 250 milliseconds, increases engine and throttle responsiveness, and makes firmer steering feel for more feedback.
HEMI-powered 300S models offer a performance-tuned suspension with increased spring rates, performance-tuned steering and bushings, larger sway bars, and Goodyear Eagle F1 three-season tires are available for drivers who want more handling capability.
The 300S brings a more sport-oriented feel to the 300 Series, with the addition of paddle shifters, Sport mode, blacked-out exterior accents, 20-inch x 8-inch Black Noise aluminum wheels, leather-wrapped sport seats, exclusive Piano Black interior accents, and 9-speaker Alpine audio system with surround sound, 506-watt amplifier, and a trunk-mounted subwoofer.
There are two available packages that add even more comfort, safety, and luxury to the 300S. Those packages include…
Comfort Group –
- Adaptive Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps
- Automatic Adjust-in-Reverse Exterior Mirrors
- Automatic Headlamp Leveling System
- Deluxe Security Alarm
- Door Sill Scuff Pads
- Driver and Passenger Lower LED Lamps
- Front and Rear LED Map Pocket Lights
- Heated Second-Row Seats
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Illuminated Rear Cupholders
- Power Backlight Sunshade
- Power Tilt / Telescope Steering Column
- Power Multi-Function Mirrors with Manual Fold
- Memory for Radio, Driver Seat, and Exterior Mirrors
- Trunk Mat
- Ventilated Leather-Trim Sport Seats
SafetyTec Plus Group –
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
- Advanced Brake-Assist
- Automatic High-Beam Headlamp-Control
- Full-Speed Forward-Collision Warning Plus
- Lane-Departure Warning Plus
- Rain-Sensitive Windshield Wipers
Customers can choose from 5 exterior colors, which include Gloss Black, Granite Crystal, Silver Mist, Velvet Red, and Bright White. All 300S models come with an all-Black interior for that urban and sporty look.
The 2023 Chrysler 300S proves to be a lot of car, for under $50,000 USD. Ordering for the 2023 Chrysler 300S is scheduled to begin next month. Production will begin in December 2022 and run until December 2023, when the car is discontinued.
The car shown is a 2022 Chrysler 300S V8, from our friends at White Rock Dodge in Surrey, British Columbia.
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