Who’s after a distinctive and very smart station wagon? The colossal size and intimidating presence of the great looking Chrysler 300C Touring is superb. Not even an Audi or Bentley quite captures the stately, yet “don’t mess with me” character of the Chrysler 300C Touring design. The powerful bonnet lines, the huge grille, the steeply raked smaller-than-you-would-expect front windscreen, beautiful alloys and massive tyres boast a magnificent display for a car that has all the road presence you would expect a US president or ambassador to drive. There is something about the Chrysler 300C Touring that is very special indeed.
Luxury comes as standard on the Chrysler 300C Touring. Inside the well appointed interior you will find voluptuous leather-trimmed seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and an elegant analogue clock featured in the dash display. With 1602 litre of cargo volume (with rear seats lowered) and five passenger standard seating capacity, it’s more than just spacious. Optional genuine California walnut (standard on 5.7L) or tortoise shell-style trim (standard on 3.5L and 3.0L CRD) on the steering wheel, shift knob, and front and rear door pull handles add to the overall feel of complete sophistication and extravagance. Electrical techies will be amazed at all the gadgetry on offer. Such kit like memory-controlled, driver’s seat, radio presets, and exterior mirrors, are standard on the Chrysler 300C Touring. With an electronic vehicle information centre (EVIC) that boasts up to 128 different screen displays, the Chrysler 300C Touring occupants will be well amused on the long haul. Heated front seats, and sound systems that would make a U2 concert sound quiet the Chrysler 300C Touring is a sensationally well endowed machine. The crisp tones of a the Boston Acoustics audio system with a 276 watt digital amplifier and MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System with available navigation has the goods to pump out all your favourite music whilst being capable of tracking the right root forward for your chosen journey. Every MyGIG unit is equipped with a 20GB hard drive for storing photos and over 1000 digital music files, a USB port, MP3 capability and hands-free communication. All of these features can be operated by a touch-screen or voice command. Wow!
Right at the back is a massive luggage carrying area that when worked in conjunction with the standard 60/40-split folding rear seat set up accommodates a colossal amount of luggage. A roomy 1020mm of rear-seat legroom and 772 litres of cargo space ensure that you can carry enough equipment for your local soccer club. Family holidays don’t come much more relaxing and comfortable than in the Chrysler 300C Touring. With a wheelbase of 3050mm you can see why the ride is so nice and the cabin so spacious.
What engines are there? The Chrysler 300C Touring offers a wide range of capable engine options to suit a variety of tastes and preferences. Each engine usese the very silky five-speed automatic transmission. And one thing is for sure, each engine has ample energy and grunt to get you swiftly to where you want to be in complete refinement. A car looking this great needs to have something special under the bonnet, and that is why a 3.5-litre high-output V6 SOHC engine with 183kW and 340Nm of torque kicks the variants off. A diesel option is available too. And the 3.0-litre CRD V6 engine with an impressive 160kW and 510Nm of torque is a creamy performer. Efficient and capable of hurtling the big Chrysler 300C Touring body from a standstill to 100 km/h in a little over eight seconds touring becomes a relaxed and effortless affair – even loaded up to the hilt. Two bruisers are available in the line-up. The 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine with a Multiple-Displacement System boasts an impressive 250kW of power and 525Nm of torque. And if that isn’t enough, then you’ll have to settle for the high performance 6.1-litre SRT HEMI V8 engine found in the 300C SRT8 Touring with 317kW and 569Nm of torque. That shouldn’t be too much of a hardship, though!
Safety is a premium, and so it should be – it’s would you expect. The best technology is found inside, and features like: power performance four-wheel discs, anti-lock and Brake Assist, all-speed traction control, an advanced Electronic Stability Program, advanced front multistage air bags are standard, side curtain airbags standard, and all models offer additional side-impact protection to front- and rear occupants in the event of a severe side impact.
The Chrysler 300C Touring has a suspension that has been designed to balance maximum control with a comfortable ride. The quiet ride boasts an advanced suspension mounting system that significantly reduces road noise.
Loaded with heaps of high-end features, which can be upgraded if you desire – to the extreme, and looks that are fantastic, an impeccable ride and superbly quiet interior, I can’t imagine a better all-round package in the large estate sector of the car market. And when you consider the price…well why look anywhere else. This is an all round winner and a highly recommended vehicle for those on the look out for luxury, space and grunt.
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