Mopar ’12 300 price starts at $49,700, gives you street cred

One of the most important vehicles to debut today during Mopar’s celebration of its 75th anniversary was the Mopar ’12 300. Based on the Chrysler 300S model, the special-edition model gives you more street cred with visual and high-performance parts from the Mopar catalog.

Power for the Mopar ’12 300 comes from a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 making 363-hp – it also features four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology that helps you save some money at the pump. The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic, which Mopar says will get you from 0 to 60 mph in the low 5 second range.

Handling has also been taken care of  with a second-generation E-segment architecture performance-tuned suspension with 42 percent stiffer front and 23 percent stiffer rear spring rates compared to the Chrysler 300 models with touring-tuned suspension.

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Visually, the Mopar ’12 300 gets a blacked-out appearance with Mopar’s Black Chrome seven-bar grille and grille-surround, black-accented headlamp bezels and fascia accents. It also features a Mopar Blue A-line body-side stripes, 20-inch by 8-inch Mopar forged-aluminum wheels in Gloss Black. Celebrating the brand’s 75th anniversary are ‘Mopar 75’ badges.

Inside the black and blue theme continues with heated-front sport seats, blue accent stitching and French-seamed stitching at the perimeter and a black/blue two-tone leather combination. The Mopar ’12 300 also comes with Chrysler’s Uconnect Touch 8.4 inch touchscreen display  and an Alpine 9-speaker premium audio system

The Mopar ’12 300 will be available this summer with prices starting at $49,700. Production will be limited to 500 units.

– By: Omar Rana