Chrysler have updated their 300C saloon with a new model range and new, lower prices. As a result you can now order a 300C in SE, SR, SRT and SRT-8 trim levels.
The first three (the SE, SR and SRT) will get you a 215bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine which is hardly a pinnacle of engineering at this horsepower figure. The SRT-8 offers you the massive 6.1-litre HEMI V8 with 425 pure American horses.
As kit goes, the new range differs from the old one.
SE trim includes: leather seats, ESP, ABS, front, rear and side-curtain airbags, heated front seats, dual zone climate control, LED ambient lighting, front fog lamps, parking sensors, Xenon headlamps, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and some 18″ alloys. You even get an MP3-capable stereo.
SR trim has an auto-dimming rear view mirror, an upgraded sound system, satellite navigation, a phone with voice recognition and Bluetooth.
SRT trim offers mostly exterior cosmetic changes. In addition to the SE and SR options you receive a chrome mesh grille, body coloured door mirrors and door handles, wheel arch extensions, 20 inch alloys and on the interior leather and suede trimmed sports seats and carbon fibre interior details.
SRT-8 trim is the most powerful with the mighty V8 under the hood. This exclusive trim level comes as standard with Brembo calipers, power sunroof, and sportier steering and suspension.
Chrysler say that, before they brought us this revised 300C range, they have studied the needs of the market. And they came up with the idea that the 300C was too expensive. Peculiar I say, as this saloon was already cheaper than most its European or Japanese rivals. As a result the basic one in SE trim now costs only £24,995 which is dirt cheap for a big saloon car.