Chrysler 300 gets luxury version with upgraded interior

(December 28, 2011) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Designed to be the most luxurious and fuel-efficient Chrysler flagship sedan ever, the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series combines ultra-premium leather — once limited to some of the most exotic Italian luxury cars — with world-class refinement and handling, state-of-the-art safety and connectivity features and eight-speed automatic transmission with the Pentastar V-6 engine for 31 best-in-class highway mpg.

"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 of Chrysler Brand.

“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.”

The new 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series expands the Chrysler flagship sedan lineup further with a fuel-efficient V-6 engine option, in addition to the top-of-the-range Chrysler 300C Luxury Series sedan with its powerful 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology.

Retail prices, including freight, for the luxury models start at $40,145 for the rear-wheel-drive version of the 300 and top out at $45,245 for the all-wheel-drive version of the 300C.

The Chrysler 300 Luxury Series sedans are scheduled to arrive in showrooms during the first three months of 2012 and are being assembled at the automaker's plant in Brampton, Ontario.