2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series gets luxury touches, price starts at $40,145

At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the Chrysler brand will expand the 2012 300 sedan lineup with the new Luxury Series package that gives the model some luxury appointments including ultra-premium nappa leather and hand-sanded matte wood.

“The new 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Edition is more than just our flagship car, it’s the trophy for the tireless majority, an automobile designed and built to meet the most discerning of expectations,” said Saad Chehab, President and CEO – Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “It’s fitted with a paddle shifting eight-speed transmission found only on cars twice its cost, dressed with the highest grade Italian Poltrona Frau leather and finished with hand sanded real wood found only in exotic cars – all to deliver a surprising combination of hyper craftsmanship, style, technology and ‘uber’ best-in-class fuel economy at 31 mpg.”

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Some interior luxury appointments include Black or Mochachino Poltrona Frau ‘Foligno” leather-wrapped instrument panel, cluster brow, center console side panels and upper front- and rear-door panels, nappa leather covers the door armrest, bolster and center console armrest, black or two-tone Mochachino seats are wrapped nappa leather, black or two-tone Mochachino leather-wrapped steering wheel and natural Pore Mocha wood trim featuring a matte finish.

On the outside, the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series gets 20-inch wheels on the RWD model and 19-inc wheels on the all-wheel-drive models. You also get chrome fascia accents, exterior mirror caps and door handle accents, platinum-chrome finished grille surround with platinum-chrome mesh grille.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 will also be the first luxury sedan with an 8-speed automatic transmission mated to a 3.6 liter 292-hp Pentastar V6 engine allowing for a 31 highway mpg rating. Other than that you have the 363-hp 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology.

Prices for the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series start at $40,145.

 The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury models is:

  • Chrysler 300 Luxury Series (RWD) $40,145
  • Chrysler 300 Luxury Series (AWD) $42,495
  • Chrysler 300C Luxury Series (RWD) $42,895
  • Chrysler 300C Luxury Series (AWD) $45,245

– By: Omar Rana