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2010 Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 Announced for Detroit

 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 Announced for Detroit
2010 Chrysler 300 S8

New name, minor tweaks

Chrysler has announced plans to introduce a revised 300, dubbed the 300 S6 and the 300 S8, at the North American International Auto Show.

In terms of styling, the updated model features a blacked-out grille, body-color accents, darkened headlights, cleanly "shaved" doors, chrome door handles, and 20-inch wheels.

Inside, the 300 has a revised steering wheel (with red stitching and brushed silver spokes), brushed aluminum accents, faux carbon fiber trim, and dark gray seats upholstered in leather and suede.

Other goodies include a 13-speaker Kicker audio system (with a 322-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer), SIRIUS satellite radio, HomeLink, remote start, heated front seats, and power-adjustable pedals.

The 300 S6 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 250 hp (186 kW), while the 300 S8 has a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 360 hp (268 kW) and 389 lb-ft (527 Nm) of torque.

Look for the "new" 300 to start arriving at dealerships this spring.

Source: Chrysler

Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8

Starting with the sedan that marked the return of the great American car, the new 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 (3.5-liter V-6 engine) and 300 S8 (HEMI® V-8 engine) reignite the vehicle's incredible styling in an all-new model.

Both the Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 models add a very serious, low-key look to the bold proportions of the Chrysler 300. Starting with its 300 roots, the 300 S6 and 300 S8 models trade-in their full-chromed grilles and fascia accents for blacked-out grilles with chromed surround and body-color fascia accents. New darkened headlamp bezels keep up the low-key look, while cleanly "shaved" doors with body-color mirrors and large 20-inch polished face wheels with painted pockets, hint at the 300 S6 and 300 S8's handling potential. Chromed door handles, belt molding and daylight opening surrounds foreshadow the luxurious appointments within the vehicle.

The cabins of the new Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 models exude a serious, athletic-interior theme. A uniquely designed steering wheel with carbon weave is accented with red stitching and brushed silver spokes. Beautifully bolstered Dark Slate Gray leather front seats are track-tested and feature an embroidered "300 S" logo on the seatback. Specially perforated Dark Slate Gray suede fills the front and rear seats, seatback and seat cushion with hints of red accent beneath. The Dark Slate interior theme continues around the driver and passenger side and is highlighted with brushed aluminum accents on the instrument panel center stack, center console side trim and upper-door trim. Carbon-weave door-pull handles with red accent stitching finish off the interior of both 300 S6 and 300 S8 models.

Keeping passengers connected with their favorite tunes or mobile devices, the 300 S6 and 300 S8 models feature an array of user-friendly technologies including a 13-speaker Kicker audio system with a 322-watt amplifier and 100-watt subwoofer, UconnectTM Phone, iPod® Control and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Additional standard convenience features include remote start, heated front seats, power driver and passenger seat, power-adjustable pedals, HomeLink universal transceiver and Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM).

Designed to deliver excitement, the Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 models feature a performance-tuned suspension with performance shocks, steering, all-season performance Goodyear Eagle RSA tires and performance brake linings.

The 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 delivers its driving excitement through a fuel-efficient, 250 horsepower (186 kW) 24-valve 3.5-liter high-output V-6 engine with Auto Stick, capable of 25 highway mpg.

Chrysler 300 S8 offers exceptional performance with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, which generates 360 horsepower (268 kW) and 389 lb.-ft. (527 N•m) of torque and features fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) technology that provides as much as a 20 percent improvement in fuel economy. Mated to a quality-proven five-speed Auto Stick transmission, the 2010 Chrysler 300 S8 delivers 25 highway mpg.

The 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 will arrive at Chrysler dealerships in the spring of 2010.

 

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Smartchoice
As owner of a new 2009 300C with AWD... I purchased a new one last spring when I traded-in my '99 300M, which I owned for 10 troublefree years, my 300C is a wonderful car! Achieves 18 to 20 mpg city and 26 to 29 mpg hwy - real numbers! It's spacious, more comfortable and has better performance and is a much better value than the comparable Cadillac model. As a retired industrial designer, I rate the design, fit and finish and ergonomics of the 300C as Class A. For those who refuse to visit a Chrysler dealership, suggest you stop-in and check out the 300 series. The Chrysler 300 offers a wonderful range of vehicles, with lots of optional features (from MDS to AWD) in a very attractive price range $25,000 to $44,000.
Mar 3, 2010 4:06 pm
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Wickedated
Chrysler is the worse... who goes to a Chrysler dealership anymore? Seriously... be gone.
Jan 11, 2010 10:24 am
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andrewB
i totally agree with 2010s5, just reminds me of a shiny dick that mafia or overloaded cash buys who then pimp it to be more of a dick then they already are, i would rather HSV GTS or something which has class
Jan 9, 2010 1:52 am
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RobERob
Still, it'll always be a poor mans Cadillac. Like they say... you can paint a pile of dung gold, but in the end, it's still a pos!
Jan 9, 2010 1:49 am
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Andres2007
I'm not even sure the "effort" or the good intentions count anymore. Whatever this Chrysler does is just wrong.
Jan 8, 2010 11:12 pm
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radmeister
LoL lawsuit coming, no way Audi will let them keep this name. They have S6 and S8 as a registered name and this is pretty clear copyright infringement.
Jan 8, 2010 8:47 pm
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mphillips12000
From the day this car arrived, I thought it looked like a Soviet limo. Now it just looks like a sad, tired and cheap Soviet limo. FIAT product cannot come soon enough.
Jan 8, 2010 6:13 pm
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fatter1
Love it.
Jan 8, 2010 5:53 pm
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2010S5
I personally hate everything about this car, especially that many times someone I know sees it passing by, he/she asks me if it's a Bentley. They can dress up the interior all they want but it'll always be terrible.
Jan 8, 2010 5:44 pm
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Narco
It may be long in the tooth, but when this car first came out, it had more awards than any other new car launch in history. You can google this pretty easily. Did the S5 in your mind-garage accomplish that? Fishes, Narco.
Jan 9, 2010 12:16 am
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2010S5
I'm just stating my opinion. Fair enough if you like this car but then I could run you a list of everything my S5 has and is capable of that this car does not have and is not capable of. Unfortunately would take too long.
Jan 9, 2010 1:27 am
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wjaprep
just because a car wins alot of awards does not mean everyone should like it.
Jan 10, 2010 5:06 am
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