2016 Chrysler 300 release date, price, specs – There are not that many full size sedans with rear wheel drive and in fact the 300 alongside its platform relatives are the last of their kind. This is because most other manufacturers moved their cars on front wheel drive platforms which are easier to manufacture as well as lighter. This means that the 300 and its upcoming update, the new 2016 300 are some of the more interesting cars in their class. The design of the 300 did not change all that much throughout the years and it is very similar to the original car which has been released nearly 10 years ago.
2016 Chrysler 300 price
However, the current model as well as its update are much more refined as well as more powerful cars which do provide their passengers all they need and even more than that. The 2016 model of the car has already been released on the market and it is available for sale for a price between $32,000 and nearly $46,000. Unfortunately the SRT version of the car has been discontinued in the US market because Dodge is now the high performance brand. This doesn’t stopped Chrysler though in making an SRT version for the rest of the World and it seems now that this may even come in the US as a limited run car. The great Hellcat engines will not be available but that is fine for us considering the 300 is the perfect long distance cruiser and not a high performance machine.
2016 300 redesign
The design of the new Chrysler 300 2016 remained mostly unchanged from the 2015 model and there are only some minor details changed in order to make it a bit better looking. In the front the grille and headlights are identical but the fog-lamps now use LED strips as standard. There is less chrome on the base model which we think it does make it look a bit better than before. In the back new tail lights come as standard on all models and the exhaust system has been integrated into the bumper. A potential SRT model would likely get a more aggressive body-kit, an active exhaust system as well as bigger wheels and tires.
Inside the cabin of the 2016 Chrysler 300 on the other hand most things remained unchanged from the previous model. It still has a very similar dashboard to the smaller 200 model but it does come with more equipment than it. There is a twist-knob electronic shifter for the 8 speed automatic and the included satellite navigation system and infotainment unit is certainly better than the average of its class.
2016 Chrysler 300 specs
Engine wise, the new Chrysler 300 2016 is available with two different engines in the US with one more for the European market. The base model comes with a naturally aspirated 3.6 liter V6 good for 305 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque while the optional 5.7 liter V8 offers 368 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque. Both of them are quite similar in terms of fuel consumption and both of them will easily manage to move the massive 300 with ease to around 130 MPH. In Europe the car will come with the base V6 or with a 3 liter twin-turbo diesel which will provide 240 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, a more than impressive figure. The rumored 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT version of the car on the other hand would not use the 6.2 liter supercharged V8 from the Hellcat but rather a similar engine to the previous model of the SRT, a 6.4 liter naturally aspirated V8 which could provide up to 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque which would allow it to get to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds and up to a maximum top speed of well over 170 MPH.