The Chrysler 300 V-8 2015 came to satisfied all the HEMI fans and here, at Up and Coming Cars, the muscle cars are more than welcome. Beast engine and a lot of horsepower are a fact, plus the fidelity and quality of a HEMI.
HEMI marked a really memorable times in all the North Americans’ memories. Huge engines and excellent performance in the muscle car early in 70s was the hype and still on. Muscle and speed are not all on these days and Chrysler did a risky bet combining a luxury car with a powerful engine time ago. Chrysler ended up being victorious and created a beautiful car: the 2015 Chrysler 300 V-8.
Equipped with a powerful engine and summing up all the comfy needed for a driver, this car is versatile as a few, capable of leaving some tires marks in the road without lack of premium feeling. With a cool design and line, certainly this car is promising.
Let’s talk a little bit about this bad boy.
Performance as a Muscle Car
In performance matter, this car has shined since his first appearance, presuming the mighty 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine with an efficiency expected in his line of Fuel Saver Technology. The 2015 Chrysler 300 came in plenty of models such as 300S, 300C and 300C platinum RWD.
A 3.6 L Pentastar V6 engine capable of delivering up to 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque is also offered by the North American maker. But the spotlight here is for the 5.7L HEMI V8, delivering up to 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. Both the 3.6 L Pentastar V6 and the 5.7 HEMI V8 are paired with the class-exclusive TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission featuring rotary E-shift activating shift selection electronically rather than mechanically, delivering smooth transitions between gears.
Both of them offers an All-wheel drive system allowing the driver to use torque in infinite variables split combinations between the front and rear wheels. Electronic Stability Control system is also featured to improve the traction and dynamic performance. Selecting Sport Mode in the E-shift enhances the overall performance, mainly through the engine, transmission and many more.
Design Line and Interior
Used to be a full-size top of the range luxury sedan, the 2015 Chrysler 300 still emanates that feeling. Opulent with a large grill hasn’t changed since his invention in 2004, and still have that classy style. This second generation remains with the same essence of past years with small changes, mostly in fog lights, headlights lens, and grille.
Interior is all well packaged with refined seating with leather-trimmed, simple steering wheel but nice to the eyes with multifunction controlling voice commands and driver information display. Uconnect 8.4 and navigation are present here, including an 8.4-inch high-resolution touchscreen, featuring, Bluetooth, hands-free calling and Uconnect Acces with a 6-months trial.
Uconnect 8.4 NAV adds extra features such as Premium Garmin navigation with 3-D graphics, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link, with a five years service included. The audio setup is exceptional with exclusive BeatsAudio premium sound system as standard in the 300S. This setup includes ten speakers, a trunk-mounted dual-voice coil subwoofer, and 12-channel 552-watt amplifier.
Harman Kardon brand is present in this car as well, being standard on the Chrysler 300C Platinum and available for the 300C. The 19-speaker audio system includes Harman Kardon Logic 7 GreenEdge 900-watt amplifier.
The Bottom Line
The 2015 Chrysler 300 still being a powerful sedan capable of delivering a real muscle car sensation with a wide repertory of options. There is no lack of comfy and interior features.
The base price is US$31.695