- Oct 26, 2006
Chrysler 300C Pullman stretches the concept of big American sedans
SEMA's right around the corner and the sneak peeks are flowing freer than beer at the Firehouse in January. The latest preview comes from Chrysler, which will be showing this stretched version of the 300C called the Pullman, a name that refers to various models of stretched Mercedes-Benz limos over the years. The wheelbase on this thing looks even longer than the 126-inch span on the 300 Long Wheelbase, though Mike Ellis tells us that the concept is actually another variant of the 300C that swaddles its occupants in luxury like the Imperial concept, which got mixed reviews for its chunky styling at the 2006 Detroit auto show. Like the Imperial, the Pullman also features rear suicide doors to aid entry into this big, rear-wheel drive sedan, as well as to give us photogs on the floor an unobstructed view of the interior. The roof is long enough to support two full sunroofs, and the wheels have also grown to size 22-inch TIS chrome rims wearing Diamondback tires. Chrysler did address the Pullman's power and performance by tapping the aftermarket for a Bassani dual cat-back exhaust, Hotchkiss Sportline suspension that lowers the vehicle on those giant rims, and a K&N cold air intake. We don't know yet what engine powers the Pullman, whether it's your garden variety 5.7-liter HEMI or the 6.1-liter HEMI from the 300C SRT-8, but we'll find out soon enough since SEMA starts on Monday.
UPDATE: better pic added