Chrysler has taken the wraps off the 2015 Chrysler 300 at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The most easily noticeable change in the exterior is the front grille which is enlarged. The badge on the grille is elongated and there are new LED headlamps and taillamps as well.
Inside the car, there are better quality materials, a standard 7″ display in the instrument cluster and an 8.4″ touchscreen Uconnect infotainment system that has been updated to feature, Wi-Fi hotspot capability using data-ready SIM card, voice-to-text messaging, 3D navigation mapping, and SiriusXM internet radio connectivity.
There’s a new rotary dial gear selector and also a new three-spoke steering wheel which has optional die-cast paddles shifters and larger, and more ergonomic controls. There’s a new Sport button that changes the steering response and sharpens the throttle, engine and transmission calibrations. A few other changes are new cast aluminum axles, improved adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning system, and an updated electric power steering.
Under the hood, there’s a Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 292 bhp and 352 Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels (all-wheel drive also available optionally) through an eight-speed transmission. The 300S model now sports 20-inch wheels in Hyper Black, new boot lid spoiler, new side sills, and a juiced up 3.6-liter V6 engine that churns out 300 bhp and 357 Nm of torque.
The 300S has a new Sport mode with quicker gear shifts, as quick as 250 milliseconds. The more powerful HEMI 5.7-liter V8 engine produces 363 bhp and 533 Nm of torque which reaches the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.