The Chrysler brand has seen a fair amount of success with its “S” appearance packages, and looking at the 2014 Chrysler 300S it’s easy to understand why. The car showcases perhaps the sharpest execution yet of the S line’s blackout-style, complemented by 300’s hallmark RWD driving experience—or one of the most sophisticated all-wheel-drive systems in the industry, backed by a front-axle disconnect feature that can enable up to 27 mpg highway.
Now, we’ll cover the hardware in a moment, but let’s first recognize the car’s distinctive style enhancements, starting with a monochromatic exterior that’s offered in a new Dark Ceramic Gray. The deep clear-coat finish is then accented by exclusive body-color door handles and fascia inserts, as well as Gloss Black moldings, a Black Chrome grille surround, and Hyper Black 19- and 20-inch wheels. The brand’s traditional “wing” badges are done in Liquid Chrome, with inset black badges, while a Gloss Black roof is available to cap things off.
The cabin gets a more athletic makeover as well, highlighted by a new “Ambassador Blue” color scheme and 12-way power-adjustable sport seats for both the driver and front-seat passenger. Piano Black is used as the primary trim element, but the Nappa leather seats also boast silver accent stitching, with the cockpit also displaying carbon hydrographic accents and die-cast paddle shifters.
Of course, there’s also plenty of substance available to go with that style, including:
- Either a 300-hp, 31-mpg V6 or a robust 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that makes 363 hp
- An advanced eight-speed automatic transmission with sport mode
- Chrysler’s award-winning Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen
- Segment-exclusive sound from Beats by Dr. Dre, boasting 10 speakers, a 12-channel amplifier and performance specifically tuned for the cabin of the 2014 Chrysler 300S
The final words from Al Gardner, president and CEO of the Chrysler brand: "Chrysler brand's S-models continue to be among the most sought after lineup of vehicles with their modern and athletic style—and for 2014, the new Chrysler 300S redefines 'S' for 'Stance,' with an even more imposing presence.”
More specifically, that will be for the spring of 2014, when the 2014 Chrysler 300S goes on sale at a price that’s currently TBD.