Chrysler decided to give its 300S sedan another dose of energetic styling through the new Exterior and Interior Sport Appearance Packages.
The kit was conceived to further emphasize the vehicle’s main character traits, offering a more prominent “commanding presence” – according to Chrysler. With a subtly, yet aggressively tweaked front fascia – sporting large air intakes and integrated LED fog lamps – the package comes standard with the 300S V8 model and can be commissioned on the V6-powered variant as well.
Below the Gloss-Black headlamps and dimensional grille you can find what Chrysler likes to describe as “a larger body-color painted Mobius strip”, which, of course, gives the car a new road presence; a trait also underlined by the new Ceramic Gray exterior paint, and the 20-inch (19-inch with AWD) rims.
“The new 2017 Chrysler 300S re-excites the passion of what owning an American flagship sedan is about. And now for our Chrysler enthusiasts, two all-new sport appearance packages that take the 300S model’s athletic styling and appointments to the next level,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America.
Step into the cabin and you’re greeted by the model’s sport-contoured seats with new premium perforated leather and more lateral support for, ahem, spirited driving. The cockpit is bedizened with Piano Black interior trim appointments on the instrument panel, door panel and instrument cluster bezels, and Light Gray Diesel colored accent stitching.
Speaking of spirited driving, the models come with a “Sport Mode”, which reduces shift times (from approximately 400 milliseconds to 250 milliseconds), sharpens the engine and throttle responsiveness and firms up the steering in the 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine.
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine got some attention too, with Chrysler bumping the power up to 300 horsepower and 264 lb-ft (357 Nm) of torque, plus adds a unique sport-tuned dual exhaust system with a more distinctive sound.
The variant will debut in the metal at the New York Auto Show and will be made available at Chrysler dealerships for ordering in August.