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Chrysler 300C returns for 2023 with SRT power and more

Chrysler will revive the SRT formula for a special 2023 300C model equipped with the snarling 6.4-liter Hemi V8. While the badge itself won't return, the 2023 300C will offer everything the old 300 SRT had and more, including a limited-slip differential, big brakes, a sport exhaust and active dampers. Chrysler 300 Scat Pack, here we come — but you'd better act fast, as only 2,000 of them will be produced for the U.S. market (plus another 200 for Canada). And after 2023, the whole Chrysler 300 lineup will be gone for good.

"We’re celebrating the Chrysler 300 and it’s iconic legacy in the automotive world," said Chrysler brand chief Chris Feuell. "The Chrysler 300 changed the automotive world in so many ways, and we will carry that spirit of ingenuity forward as we transform Chrysler with a fully electrified future and breakthrough customer experiences."

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It's cool they are doing this, but I was already tired of the 300c a decade ago.... They left this one on the vine to long, even with the refreshes.
Yeah, but you got to admit, it did have a certain presence about it or staying power. It was just one of those looks that a lot of folks went for and find appealing. I'm one of them myself too... ;).
 

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They were good cars but now they are outdated. They were originally built around the HEMI. It was good in 2005 but this is a handicap in 2022. The HEMI is massive and takes up too much space for its performance, especially when compared to the LS.
 

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I have read that LX platform had some Mercedes components but was primarily a Chrysler developed platform and not the prior generation E class platform.
Also what I have read: Chrysler developed the platform in-house & from the start as RWD. Daimler forced some rear suspension hard points off on Chrysler, which required re-engineering, then charged them royalties and engineering fees for something already fully amortized.
 

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Also what I have read: Chrysler developed the platform in-house & from the start as RWD. Daimler forced some rear suspension hard points off on Chrysler, which required re-engineering, then charged them royalties and engineering fees for something already fully amortized.
The original LH platform, underpinning the Intrepid, Concorde and Vision was adaptable as a FWD/AWD/RWD platform. Originally the chassis was a design leftover from the AMC days before Chrysler purchased them in '87. By the time Chrysler got their hands on it they ended up with the original Cab Forward cars which were a big deal. In the late 90's they decided they wanted to switch to RWD and at that point were DaimlerChrysler so while they did have some influence on the platform... it's all Chrysler/Dodge. LH -> LX

If anyone goes back and reads the articles from 2004... The first generation sedan Charger in 2006 was originally going to be named Intrepid.
 

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If anyone goes back and reads the articles from 2004... The first generation sedan Charger in 2006 was originally going to be named Intrepid.
As I understand it, the Intrepid name had too much of a FWD association with the buying public, and the Charger name still had equity as unmistakenly RWD, even though historically the Charger had always been a two door..

I suppose they could have resurrected the Polara or Monaco names, which might have made more sense, but I wasn't consulted..
 
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