You probably can’t buy a new Chrysler 300C

In its final year, the 2023 Chrysler 300C will be produced as a special edition using a 392 cubic inch Hemi V8—the same engine size and type as in the original 1957 300C. But you probably can’t buy one, if you haven’t already signed up to do so.

2023 Chrysler 300C

After revealing the new car, Chrysler put up a reservation page on its web site. It took 12 hours to gather 2,000 American buyers and 200 Canadian buyers, reserving every one of the 2,200 Chrysler 300Cs to be made for 2023. After that, Chrysler left the link up, but new signups only go onto a waiting list. Buyers had to put up a refundable deposit.

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This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as the Chrysler social media channels have been providing pretty clear hints as to what was coming from 2023, but today, it is official – the 392-powered 300C is back and it is better than ever.

2023 Chrysler 300C

The main unique feature of the 300C is the 6.4-liter (392 cubic inch) Hemi, which provides 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic and 3.09 gears. That makes this the fastest 300C ever, with 0 to 60 mph times of 4.3 seconds and quarter miles of 12.4 seconds (the original ran 0-60 in 8.3 seconds, nearly double the time). The top speed is 160 mph, and an active exhaust system alters the volume depending on the drive mode. All of these features, incidentally, have been available on Dodge Chargers, but not with the same level of interior luxury.

Bilstein adaptive dampers help with cornering; while Brembo 4-piston front calipers and 20×9 wheels are a good match for the engine’s ability to hit high speeds quickly.

One feature not shared with any 21st-century 300 series is the new 300C badge, inspired by the 1950s’ “letter cars” red-white-and-blue design. It’s on the grille and trunk lid. Paint colors are black, red, and white.

2023 Chrysler 300C

The list price is $55,000. The reservation page is here.

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John Pitz

Feeling very good about my 13 Chrysler 300 SRT8 – 1 of 623 Made that year!

Anonymous

this makes me feel great about my 2013 Chrysler 300SRT8

james trent thurber

Yes and they were top of the line vehicles, which have not been seen at dealers for years. If Chrysler brand offered even half the models and option packages of it’s sister cars, it’s sales would be far higher than now, consistently, since neither Dodge offers the luxury of a Chrysler. Low sales are due to extreme neglect, not lack of
interest in product.

Nodrog

Yes! Blue and Linen! And brightwork! That sharp 300C badge has 3 colors. They released red and white already.

Bill Burke

Knock, knock, anyone home? The Chrysler 300 sedan has legs, an audience, a viable business case, they just sold every 300 C they can build. Knock, knock. A next generation sedan should be built along with the Challenger and Charger, even if the Airflow comes to market. Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Acura, Maserati, Alfa Romano, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Genesis, and many others sharing some overlap with Chrysler disagree that the sedan market is dead. 2200 people in less than a day agree, the 300 should go forward. Is there anyone willing to stand up to factual rather than group think speak decision making inside Chrysler? As those immortal song words resonate, “ who’s that knocking on my door, all last night and the night before” Not Mable, it’s the buying public and reality, facts and truth. Anyone home?

masb1955

Lights are lit but nobody’s home.

Pentastar-fan

True, they sold 2,200 of the special-edition 300C in 12 hours, which is very nice, and an average rate of ~183 cars per hour. But in both 2020 and 2021 Chrysler brand sold ~16,600 300’s for each year, which equates to ~ 3 cars per hour (assuming dealerships open an average of 8 hrs/day, 365 days/yr).

I’m a heavy-duty Chrysler fan, proud of and APPRECIATIVE OF all that Chrysler Corporation contributed not just to the automotive world but to the US military efforts and the space race over multiple decades of US history. But equating what effectively was a flash sale of a known limited-production swan-song vehicle to a robust market for Chrysler sedans, is a bit of a stretch. Yes, there is a market for sedans, but the current and future sedan buyers are predominantly import-centric folks.

james trent thurber

Yes and they were top of the line vehicles, which have not been seen at dealers for years. If Chrysler brand offered even half the models and option packages of it’s sister cars, it’s sales would be far higher than now, consistently, since neither Dodge offers the luxury of a Chrysler. Low sales are due to extreme neglect, not lack of
interest in product.

Chuck east

You should say knock knoc more to really pound your statement home

james trent thurber

I have never been a fan of red on cars other than Ferrari, but if the color shown is correct, it will be beautiful in real life. Now, if they would release another 2200 in Ocean Blue and Bright Silver Metallic with Linen interiors, as a second offering, that would be sweet!

Bill Gordon

B-5 Blue would be nice.

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