Review: Chrysler 300C (2012 – 2015)

Rating:

Extremely high level of standard equipment. Sumptuous luxury. Strong diesel engine.

Steering not as precise as a Jaguar. Cheaper 'Limited' version lacks paddleshifts.

Chrysler 300C (2012 – 2015): At A Glance

  • Insurance Group 40

Chrysler re-launched its 300C with the improved model going on sale in the UK from June 2012. There are two versions available with prices starting at £35,995 on the road for the distinctive four-door saloon.

Chrysler was by then owned by FIAT and the brand promised that the 300C (built in Canada) would deliver 'European-style quality and finesse' while still retaining the bold American styling that made it so popular. There have been a few tweaks, with new headlights and a redesigned grille along with a new rear end look.

It also got a very high level of standard equipment with entry-level Limited models coming with heated front and rear seats, hill start assist, load levelling suspension and LED daytime running lights. The top 300C Executive version costs £39,995 on the road and comes even better equipped with heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitoring system and a forward collision warning.

Power comes from a VM Motori chain cam 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine developing 236bhp and 540Nm of torque. Claimed economy was 39.8mpg and CO2 emissions are 185g/km to 191g/km depending on wheel size.

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Chrysler 300C tyre recommendation?

I have a 2012 Chrysler 300C with Firestone P225/60R18 tyres on it. I haven't been much impressed by the grip and think it's time to replace them. What do you think are the best tyres to go with this car?
Michelin Primacy 3s, Continentals or Pirellis. The tyre fitter needs to be careful because the TMPS monitors in the valves are very fragile.
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