Few vehicles are as recognizable as the Chrysler 300C, and few vehicles deserve to be. The sedan has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with on the American automotive landscape, racking up multiple awards for FCA, including a “Motor Trend” Car of the Year designation and a North American Car of the Year trophy. A pre-presidency Barack Obama even had a 2005 model as his daily driver back in the day.
Bold design that makes a statement
With a large, aggressive grille and solid, clean lines forming the vehicle’s profile, the 300C strikes quite a pose on the street. The classic elegance and strength that the car’s design projects means it is no surprise that this would be the preferred vehicle of one of the world’s most powerful men. Drivers can project that same kind of confidence by owning the range-topping 300C Platinum model.
As the pinnacle of the Chrysler lineup, the 300C Platinum has everything the lower trims have and more. Exterior design highlights include model-exclusive Platinum Chrome finishes and 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels. Inside, the cabin boasts a signature two-tone Indigo/Linen interior environment with segment-exclusive quilted and perforated Nappa leather seats and door panels, hand-sanded natural pore wood, French accent stitching, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with unique chrome accent ring.
The Platinum model also features sport mode with paddle shifters, which instantly transforms the personality and performance of the vehicle by reducing shift times from approximately 400 milliseconds to 250 milliseconds, increasing engine and throttle responsiveness and providing a firmer steering feel. Whether your model is equipped with the standard 292-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, or the throatier 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 363 hp, you will get a kick out of the 300C Platinum’s top-notch performance.
Also new for 2017 are several tech advancements, including the standard fourth-generation Uconnect System, which debuts smartphone integrations such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
You can look, feel and drive the part when you are behind the wheel of the advanced, powerful and luxurious 2017 Chrysler 300C Platinum.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.