2016 Chrysler 300 Engine, New

Despite numerous claims that new generation and big redesign will come with new 2016 Chrysler 300, this model will not be changed for this model year. According to various reliable sources which reported on this vehicle, the 300 sedan will be changed for 2017 model year. The word came from Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne itself. 2016 model year changes will be modest, and will only indicate what new generation could bring. Let’s review closely news regarding the 2016 Chrysler 300:

2016 Chrysler 300 front

2016 Chrysler 300 Exterior and Interior

Previous model year brought some alterations on both design and performance of the 300 sedan. However, this time, Chrysler will minimize its changes, in order to make room for the upcoming new generation changes which will happen for next, 2017 model year. The changes we can expect from Chrysler 300 are mainly related to interior, or its features, to be precise. One or two additional features will probably be it.

All four trims will be carried over from previous, 2015 model, including 300 Limited, 300S, 300C and 300C Platinum. Even the base trim is highly equipped. Some of the features found on this trim include 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, sound system with 6 speakers, two-zone auto A/C, heated mirrors and front seats, leather upholstery, keyless start and entry and numerous others. The wheel go from 17-inch to 20-inch depending on trims and drivetrains. Chrysler also provides numerous optional features, grouped into packages or as stand alone.

2016 Chrysler 300 rear

2016 Chrysler 300 Engine and MPG

Under the hood of the upcoming Chrysler 300 will be offered same powertrains as before. Base engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. For 300S trim, the output of the engine is increased to 300 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. However, all trims are packed with 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive as standard, while all-wheel drive is available as optional, again regardless of trim. 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine is optional, but it is not available for the base trim 300. It produces 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. Transmission and drivetrain are the same. Fuel economy depends on engine and drivetrain. With base V6 and RWD 2016 Chrysler 300 will deliver same figures as previous model, meaning it will be able to return 19/31 mpg city/hwy and 18/27 mpg with AWD. Stronger V8 unit fuel economy will be 16/25 mpg city/hwy with RWD and 15/23 mpg with AWD.

2016 Chrysler 300 interior

2016 Chrysler 300 Price and Release Date

Pricing of the model will be the same, with minor increase that follow the new model year. This means we can expect Chrysler 300 to start at $32,000 and go up to $43,000 with RWD models. AWD models will probably go from $35,000 to $45,000. Release date is expected sometime during the second half of this year, 2015.

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