For fans of the Chrysler 300 who need a big back seat (for various reasons), Chrysler has just the thing -- the Chrysler 300 Extended Wheelbase. Announced today and to be shown at the New York Auto Show, the stretched version of the popular sedan offers up an additional six inches in length, for 10.2 extra cubic feet of interior space. Sure to make fans among livery companies everywhere, the new Big Daddy LH will be available with Chrysler's 3.5-liter V-6 or the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI.

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New 2007 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase Will Have Extended Run at the New York International Auto Show, April 14-23              

  • New Chrysler 300 is six inches longer than current models, providing an additional 10.2 cubic feet of interior space
  • Engine options include the 3.5-liter V-6 and the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI®
              Auburn Hills, Mar 27, 2006  - 

It will soon take just a bit longer than usual to linger over the Chrysler 300. 

Chrysler Group announced today that a new model — the 2007 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase — will be on display at the New York International Auto Show, in the Jacob K. Javits Center, April 14-23 in New York City. The Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase is six inches longer than the current models, providing more than 46 inches of rear legroom and an additional 10.2 cubic feet of interior space.  Available this fall, the lengthier Chrysler 300 is expected to attract sales from the livery/limousine industry, as well as retail customers.

"The 300 Long Wheelbase will have six inches more of the elegant, distinct design that made the Chrysler 300 the most-awarded new car in automotive history," said David Rooney, Director —Chrysler Marketing Communications. "In addition, limousine-like features have been added and custom options are available. The result is a truly distinctive and personalized experience for commercial and retail customers, all for what will be an affordable price."

Both the 300 Touring and 300C Long Wheelbase models can be ordered with unique, personalized features, including lighted rear writing tables, two 12-volt power ports for computers/cell phones, footrests, lighted vanity mirrors and directional reading lights for rear passengers, and available custom paint colors or pinstriping. 

The Chrysler 300 Touring Long Wheelbase model will be equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, providing 250 hp, more than some domestic V-8 competitors.  The 300C Long Wheelbase will have the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI® engine, generating 340 hp, and the Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which seamlessly reduces the number of cylinders from eight to four when less power is required, improving fuel economy.

The 300 Long Wheelbase will be modified by Accubuilt, a leading custom specialty vehicle manufacturer with more than 128 years of experience, based in Lima, Ohio, and will be sold through Chrysler dealerships. 

Pricing and production information will be provided closer to launch this fall.

[Source: DaimlerChrysler]