The Detroit News reports that Chrysler will contract Accubuilt, Inc. to manufacture stretched 300C sedans to compete with Ford Motor's aging Lincoln Town Car and GM's stretched Cadillac DTS.

The stretched 300 will have its wheelbase extended 6 inches, and will be offered with touring and HEMI engine packages. With the limo, Chrysler is broadening the applications of its RWD LX platform, currently underpinning the 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum, and the upcoming Dodge Challenger muscle car.

Preliminary descriptions of the 300 limo sound virtually identical to Accubuilt's prototype (shown above), which debuted at the SEMA show in November.

Given the success of the standard 300C since its launch two years ago, we expect the 300 limo to be a huge hit (so to speak).

More prototype pics and specs after the jump.

Chrysler 300C limo 450 pr photo

? Wheelbase 126.0?
? Overall Length 202.8?
? Overall Width 74.1?
? Trunk Space 15.6 cubic ft.
? Front Headroom 38.7?
? Rear Headroom 37.0?
? Front Legroom 41.8?
? Rear Legroom 46.2?
? Fuel Capacity 18 gallons
Chrysler 300C limo 450 pr photo
? In headrest (right and/or left) flat screen monitors
with DVD player
? Center headliner-mounted flip down flat screen
monitor with DVD player
? Lighted rear writing tables (right, left or both)
? Power ports for cell phones, portable PCs or
other electronic devices
? Directional lighting

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