Chrysler launched the 2023 300C as its last HEMI-powered model in history in September last year. This sedan with a 6.4-liter V8 engine was only produced as many as 2,000 units and all were sold out within 12 hours of opening the order book. Turns out there was one last chance to buy a V8-powered Chrysler for those who missed the previous opportunity.
Based on the information from the dealer documents, MopartInsiders reports the brand will also be launching a more affordable version of the 300S sedan for the 2023 model year. It should receive Chrysler’s 5.7-liter V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and send power to the rear wheels. This less powerful model could also be quite well equipped with features like heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, advanced driving assistance systems and more.
Just like the 300C, production of the 300S will be very limited. According to the online publication, only 1,450 examples of the V8-powered model will be built in 2023, making it even rarer than the 300C model.
It should be noted that Chrysler will also be selling a version of the 300S featuring a 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine with a peak output of 300 horsepower (220 kilowatts) and 264 pound-feet (358 Newton-meters) of torque. This more affordable version is significantly slower than the 300S and 300C, though – 7.1 seconds to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) compared to 5.3 and 4.3 for the 300S and 300C.
According to available information, the 300S V8 will cost from $50,975 with destination fees included. The 300S V6, in turn, will be cheaper at $43,750 before options. In comparison, the 300C sold out from $56,595 including destination, making it the most expensive 2023 Chrysler 300. As a side note, production of the 300S V6 will reportedly be limited to 850 units.
The good news is that reservation books for the 2023 300S in V6 and V8 form appear to be open at this time, meaning you haven’t missed your last chance to buy a new Chrysler 300.
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