It seems that word is finally out on the redone Chrysler 300, as evidenced by the fact that the model's sales almost doubled last year compared to 2011 (when the distinctive sedan was a little slow out of the gates). One thing that's likely helping the car is a growing number of unique models like the 300S, 300 SRT8 and the new 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition, and now one more trim has joined the lineup. Initially announced back in September, the 300 Glacier is on sale now with a starting price of $36,845 (*not including a $995 destination charge).

Designed with cold-weather climates in mind, the 300 Glacier is only available with all-wheel drive. Chrysler says the Glacier will run an additional $1,500 over the 300S AWD off which this car is based, but that extra money gets unique 19-inch aluminum wheels, an exclusive Glacier Blue Pearl Coat paint job and special interior treatments including piano black accents and fancier leather seats and stitching. Like the 300S, power from the Pentastar V6 has been bumped up to an even 300 horsepower (up from 292 hp) with the aid of a cold-air induction and freer-breathing exhaust. Naturally, the 363-hp Hemi V8 is still available, too.

For more information, scroll down to check out Chrysler's official press release.
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All-season Athlete: New 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier
  • New Chrysler 300 Glacier edition combines the segment's most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system with unique design appointments, world-class technologies and delivers a fresh look to the stylish and sophisticated 300 series sedan lineup
  • New cold-air induction system and sport-tuned exhaust system added to 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine for 300 horsepower
  • Best-in-class city and highway fuel economy with head-turning style (EPA estimated 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway)
  • Chrysler 300 Glacier is available at dealerships now, with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,845 (excluding $995 destination)

January 18, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Through lifestyle driven models, the new 2013 Chrysler 300 continues to show the numerous personalities that are capable from its elegant and iconic design. Beginning with the ultimate in muscle – Chrysler 300 SRT8, the ultimate in luxury – new Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition, the ultimate audiophile – Chrysler 300S with Beats by Dr. Dre, and now arriving in time to tackle winter, the ultimate all-weather athlete – the new Chrysler 300 Glacier.

From cruising through the city, to escaping away to a snow-covered ski resort, the new 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier has a commanding design presence and the power and all-weather capability to carve through some of the most snow-covered landscapes.

With its state-of-the-art eight-speed automatic transmission, steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, and a more powerful 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with new sport-tuned exhaust and cold-air induction system delivering 300 horsepower - the new 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier delivers best-in-class fuel economy (18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway, while providing maximum all-weather traction, efficiency and driving performance through the segment's most advanced AWD system. For even more power, the new Chrysler 300 Glacier offers the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology to deliver 363 horsepower and up to 23 mpg highway.

The Chrysler 300 Glacier's AWD system features a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system to improve real-world fuel economy. No other major automotive manufacturer offers the combination of these two independent technologies. Chrysler 300's innovative AWD system seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive and AWD with no driver intervention. When AWD is not required, the system automatically disconnects the front axle to maximize fuel economy while still providing the outstanding fun-to-drive performance and handling inherent in rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

Building on the avant-garde appearance of the Chrysler 300S model, the new 300 Glacier features contemporary exterior and interior styling elements for a flagship sedan that delivers refinement within its landmark design. Hinting that this Chrysler 300 sedan was born with an ice-cool demeanor – unique body-color fascia accents, along with Gloss Black mirrors, headlamp bezels and Black Chrome sculpted horizontal grille blades give the Glacier a low-key street presence. Emphasizing the Chrysler 300 Glacier's iconic silhouette and head-turning proportions even more is an all-new Gloss Black painted roof option. Filling this AWD sedan's wheel wells and aiding in its world-class handling are unique 19-inch eight spoke aluminum wheels finished in Satin Carbon with P235/55R19 all-season performance tires. Exterior paint colors for this Chrysler 300 include Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic and exclusively to this model, Glacier Blue Pearl Coat.

The interior of the Chrysler 300 Glacier exudes an athletic-luxury theme with 12-way power driver and passenger sport seats featuring black "Falls" cloth in the seat centers and leather-wrapped bolsters in black and finished with black French-seamed stitching. Exclusive use of Piano Black on interior center stack, instrument panel, steering wheel, gauge cluster and door panel elements provide a uniquely lacquered and highly detailed appearance. For even more spirited driving die-cast steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters with "sport mode" are ergonomically designed behind the 300 Glacier's black leather-wrapped thick-rimmed steering wheel. Completing the enthusiast-designed interior are matte carbon hydrographic accents and black floor mats with black velour binding and "Glacier" logo embroidered.

The 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier is available at dealerships now, with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,845 (excluding $995 destination).


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      godwhomismike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is there nearly 30 photos in the gallery, and none of them are of the interior?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @godwhomismike
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      adam 9c1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does it come with engine block heater?
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      $37,000 Chrysler? I want to meet the person dumb enough to lay down that kind of money on a Chrysler.
        Hazdaz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        Riiiight... $37k is too much for a Chrysler, but if it had inferior quality, inferior styling, less room and power but carried a German logo on it and cost $20k more, I'm sure someone as "intelligent" as you would be fawning all over it. Get real dumbass, the 300 is one of the best cars in its segment and is an absolute bargain.
      dadslife83
      • 1 Year Ago
      Old product made even more boring.
        Smilez1105
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dadslife83
        It was just completely redesigned. But thanks for playing.
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Had a 300 has a rental this week. Was pleasantly surprised. Felt almost like being in an E-class, interior beats anything from Ford/Chevy, remote start/xenons/heated seats/etc...pretty luxurious for a rental. Steering was vague and disconnected, but good for highway cruising. RWD was a blast in the snow (traction control kept it going straight, but you could definitely engage in some mischief). Styling is truly unique, retro but fresh. I don't think there is another ~$35k car that makes you feel as much like a pimp.
      TrueDat
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Designed with cold-weather climates in mind" sooo then why aren't heated seats and a heated steering wheel standard? just because a car has AWD doesn't make it 'designed' for cold weather. i hate gimmicks that don't actually have any substances.. it's literally a paint scheme.. that's it.. wtf is the point?
        Toronto St. Pats
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TrueDat
        It doesn't have that? I thought it'd be a given. So should 4 extra tires & rims for the snow/ice. I bet the "AWD" system sucks too.
          OffRoaderWrangler
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Toronto St. Pats
          The AWD system is fantastic...tried it last winter with the Hemi...as silly as it may be most people here don't use winter tires...this makes the vehicle better with the all seasons. It's 90/10 most of the time and switched when you need it to be more 50/50. Why would you say poo poo to AWD if there's an option to get RWD if you want it?
        Winnie Jenkems
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TrueDat
        Anything that claims to be a luxury car and starts at over $35K should have heated seats standard. There's no excuse for that.
          The Wasp
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Winnie Jenkems
          @Kyle because it probably costs the manufacturer about $50... That's just cheap if Chrysler didn't want to include heated seats. It helps resale and, believe it or not, there are people in warm climates that use them too. People in LA last week were complaining about it being 50-60 degrees F...
          Kyle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Winnie Jenkems
          Anything? What if the person buying the car lives in a warm climate and has no use for them? Then he/she is just wasting his/her money buying things they don't need when they could have payed less and gotten exactly what they wanted.
      gfviperman
      • 1 Year Ago
      Car gets better-looking every time I see one ....
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perfect for winter: a paint scheme that blends in with the snow/ice background. Should make for many fun fender-benders.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Toronto St. Pats
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      whofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car was hit when it came out and it keeps getting better with each passing year. It also has a bit of retro charm to it. For those of us in the snow belt AWD is most welcome. RWD is useless in snow.
        Toronto St. Pats
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
        Of course it was hit. Look at that paint-scheme...perfect blend of snow/ice coat so that nobody can see it.
          F150Soul
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Toronto St. Pats
          That comment was as about as refreshing as $10 hooker at sunrise.
        Karfreek
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
        I respectfully disagree with your RWD comment. I have driven my 2005 Magnum RT thru 7 winters without incident. If course I have dedicated quality snows. Anyone who lives in the snow belt knows even the best all-seasons are not meant for a real NE snowstorm. The LX platform is very balanced and has one of the best stability programs going.
        leo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
        I had my G35 RWD for 6 winters in Michigan....only reason I switched to the AWD is because i have kids now so it makes it a bit easier in the winter... still miss RWD no matter how good AWD is ... just not as much fun
          • 1 Year Ago
          @leo
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          Rallywhale
          • 1 Year Ago
          @leo
          No, it doesn't. But he likes having the extra peace of mind that comes with having AWD while transporting his kids. And there's nothing wrong with that. So stop being a douche.
        kingrat001
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
        Hardly. I've been driving almost 40 years, almost all of it done in RWD vehicles, and I've yet to be actually stuck, with one exception where I parked, and the heat from the engine melted the ice under the car, and the front wheels went through the ice and were in about 6" of water. I had to use a lot of sand, salt, and a blanket under the back wheels to get out. I drive year round in my Challenger R/T and do fine, as long as the traction control is disabled.
      scott3
      • 1 Year Ago
      This leaves me a little cold. FYI RWD is not useless if you have good tires and know how to drive. Never had an issue in 36 years of great lakes snow belt driving.
        redgpgtp97
        • 1 Year Ago
        @scott3
        I totally agree. I had a 1980 Olds Cutlass Supreme 2 dr coupe back in the day and with good tires, never had a problem diving in the Northeast Ohio snow.
      Anthony Williams
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love Chrysler cars.. but editions aren't worth squat to me. cars should be deemed editions when at least 30% of the car has been modified mechanically/functionally some how. Why pony up extra cash for some unique fancy badges and different interior treatment.
        CJ_313
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Anthony Williams
        It does have some mechanical modifications, as the article stated the V6 versions make 8hp more than the standard 300 V6. It still seems like a gimmick, but at least there\'s a small amount of substance to it as well.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Anthony Williams
        Seeing as it's only a $1500 package who cares? Not like they're trying to sell it as some sort of limited edition $10,000 package that really has nothing added.
          tony36619
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          Isn't that the point?! why care about something with so little effort placed into the concept anyway..
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