• 110
2011 Chrysler 300 – Click above for high-res image gallery

It's been endlessly teased and occasionally spied, and now it's official: the 2011 Chrysler 300 has arrived ahead of its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month.

As we've seen before, the exterior of the 300 is even more audacious than its predecessor, thanks to the liberal application of chrome below the headlamps, on the grille, coating the side mirrors and partially framing the tail lights and trunk. New LEDs are fitted up front, and while Chrysler hasn't released interior shots just yet, judging by what we've already spied and recently sampled in the automaker's latest offerings, the insides should be significantly improved.

Power will come from the same engines we've been familiarizing ourselves with over the last year, specifically Chrysler's new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 5.7-liter V8, with power sent to either the rear wheels or all four depending on spec. Sales should begin in the first quarter of 2011, and expect pricing to hit closer to the 300's debut in Detroit.



[Source: Chrysler]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 110 Comments
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care enough to comment- oh wait, dang it! :)

      Seriously though, I liked the "gangster"-ness of the older design and wished they had kept a bit of that in the front. They went more "Good Cop" rather than "Bad Cop"... This is the car the rat shows up in, ifyahknowwudImean...

      The LED Christmas light thing in the headlights is getting old for me, but the chrome accents on the taillights rocks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I couldn't figure out how to put it until I read your post. I was always intrigued by the "gangster-ness" of the 300 too. It's certainly been lost in this updating.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or....people realize that this is a decent update to a car that sold well in its first generation, AND are getting tired of every little 'that blowz' or 'fugly' juvenile comment.

        Look posts for other cars by other automakers too...lately I've been seeing more intelligent discussions and self moderation (down voting).
      • 4 Years Ago
      It screams we have to change something, but we have no money to do anything. How can we take the same old crap, reshape it to look new, so these dumb Americans will think we care about Chrysler and not just want their delaership network to sell Fiats and Alfas plus the manufacturing capacity?

      Which, oddly, is exactly the spot they are in.

      Ok, let's do this and in 10 years we'll say it was a damaged brand.

      Sounds good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not sure the new grille works for me....
      • 4 Years Ago
      The new rear end and tail lights are actually starting to grow on me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Same here. I like the line that carries from the C-pillar through the tail lights to the rear bumper too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      oh god that is ugly. I always said Chrysler bail out was not worth it from the beginning. They didnt learn their lesson. Chevy and Ford are waay ahead of them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Like Obomber, Chrysler just doesn't get it. The only thing good from Chrysler are the Ram and Jeep lineups.
      • 4 Years Ago
      First off I do like the update of this car. Sure it wasn't love at first sight as the previous gen but it works. It's sleeker and seems more classy. Secondly, those of you that complain "oh the grill's too small.", its the same size as before. It's visually smaller due to the large top chrome piece and the pattern of the grill. My only gripes are the placement of the emblem and the the turning signals. Can't wait to see the SRT version.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Uh, wrong! The grill on the 2011 300 is not even close to being the same size as the current model 300. Even Ray Charles could see this. The problem with the 2011 version is that the entire front end seems out of place and doesn't mesh well with the rest of the car. If Fiat/Chrysler would have kept a similar grill dimension and changed the cheap fog light housings to give the front a more finished look, this car could have been spectacular.


      • 4 Years Ago
      Grand Slam upper deck homerun! Ralph Gilles said he wanted to build a luxury car Americans would be proud of and they succeeded magnificently. I can't wait to rev that HEMI.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think those that liked the old design, will probably like this one as well.

      Those people that never warmed up to the previous 300, will probably not like this one either.

      I personally think it looks pretty darn good. A slightly more modern spin on the old 300 formula that was fairly popular. The 300 always had great proportions for a large family sedan, and this is no different. Some of the details look a little off, but still a nice looking car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Expected better for C300 who designed this? Grand Cherokee looked so much better is Chrysler already reverting to its old self.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Quite stately looking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I cannot wait to put my 30" chromed rims on this bad boy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Psssch, I'm puttin' 30" gold spinnahz, son.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You forgot the [sarcasm] [/sarcasm] around your post...
    • Load More Comments