2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsNtravel.com

The return of the 300 SRT8 to the Chrysler lineup in 2012 evokes a strong comparison to the original high performance production car of its time the 1955 Chrysler 300. Known for simple strong lines, excellent engineering, high levels of luxury and outstanding performance with the first modern American V-8 engine to produce 300 horsepower.

All new leather wrapped, heated, SRT exclusive steering wheel features a unique satin chrome rim section with a flattened bottom surface showing the SRT logo. Standard paddle shift controls flank both sides of the new contoured palm rests while all audio and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) controls are accessible from the horizontal spokes on the steering wheel.

Chrysler brand’s signature SafetyTec Group is available on the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 and packages many first-time-available features including adaptive forward lighting (AFL), high-intensity discharge (HID) projector high and low beams with automatic headlamp leveling, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with adaptive cruise control (ACC), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, Park Sense front and rear park assist system, LED illuminated rear fog lamps, exterior mirrors with supplemental turn signals and approach lamp.
The state of the art Uconnect Touch 8.4N system provides all of the next generation mobile infotainment and multimedia items to keep passengers connected between any destinations. With the segment’s largest standard touchscreen display (8.4 inches), the easy to use system delivers world class functionality with an intuitive user interface that was benchmarked against the best E-segment sedans from Europe, Asia and North America.

New for 2012, the Chrysler 300 SRT8 features an available 900 watt, 19 speaker premium SRT performance audio surround sound system from Harman Kardon. The system offers world premier innovation, featuring a 32 volt Tracking Power Supply (TPS) 12 channel Class D amplifier that delivers outstanding acoustics and brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for all interior occupants.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is $47,170 (plus $825 destination). mlezcano@carsntravel.com


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Emilio Lezcano

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Professional Race Car Driver

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