2017 Chrysler 300S Debuts with Fresh Sport Appearance Packages
March 29, 2016
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The Chrysler brand is updating its blacked-out Chrysler 300S model with more athletic and aggressive styling appointments thanks to new exterior and interior sport appearance packages, plus updated color and materials.
The 2017 Chrysler 300S with new exterior and interior sport appearance packages debuted at the New York International Auto Show and will be available to the public in August.
The new exterior sport appearance package-standard with the 300S V-8 model, and available on the 300S V-6 model-features a more aggressively styled front fascia with larger air intakes and integrated LED fog lamps. These fog lamps are exclusive to the exterior sport appearance package and are comprised of a strip of eight horizontal LEDs each, for an even more distinctive signature look at night.
Nestled below the gloss-black headlamps and dimensional grille is a larger body-color painted Mobius strip. Twenty-inch (19-inch with AWD) wheels flank the new package’s sculpted side sills.
At the rear, Chrysler 300S model’s new exterior sport appearance package adds a deck-lid spoiler to complement the dual exhausts and further the sedan’s athletic appearance.
Interior Sport Appearance Package Upgrade
The interior sport appearance package, new for 2017, takes the Chrysler 300S model’s sport-contoured leather seating and upgrades it for more cradling and comfort.
New premium perforated leather performance seats with high-bolstered contours in suede provide front seat passengers with more lateral support. In addition, these front performance seats are heated and ventilated.
The Chrysler brand’s product design office (PDO) team continues to build on the brand’s leadership position in expressive and industrious exterior and interior selections by integrating colors and materials that were inspired outside of the automotive industry, including fashion, architecture and technology, and even in the design office’s backyard: Detroit.
The 2017 Chrysler 300S exudes an athletic-luxury interior with new Piano Black interior trim appointments on the instrument panel, door panel and instrument cluster bezels, according to the company. New Light Gray Diesel colored accent stitching expressively highlights the Chrysler 300S model’s craftsmanship on door and center console armrests, instrument panel brow, steering wheel as well as the leather-wrapped sport seats, or on the new performance seats as part of the new interior sport appearance package.
New Ceramic Gray exterior paint provides the 300S with a straight shade hue. Other 300S colors include Bright White, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic, Jazz Blue Pearl and Redline Red Tri-coat.
Sport Mode and Performance
Sport mode instantly transforms the Chrysler 300S model’s performance and personality. By engaging Sport mode, drivers can reduce shift times from approximately 400 milliseconds to 250 milliseconds, increase engine and throttle responsiveness, plus firm up the steering feel of the electric power steering (EPS) system.
For even greater V6 performance, the Chrysler 300S model increases the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine’s output to 300 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque, plus adds a unique sport-tuned dual exhaust system with a more distinctive sound. For customers who want more performance, the Chrysler 300S can be had with a 363-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology.
The Chrysler 300S model’s chassis features a sport-tuned suspension with increased damping to make sure the flagship sedan’s power and precision connects the driver to the road. For drivers who want more handling capability, a performance-tuned suspension with increased spring rates, performance-tuned steering and bushings, larger sway bars (with V8 engine) and Goodyear Eagle F1 three-season tires are also available on rear-wheel drive Chrysler 300S models, according to Chrysler.
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