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