Chrysler 300C 10 January 2011 by Parkers New 300C doesn't feature Bentley inspired grille More sedate styling designed to rival German competition 300C will appear in UK showrooms in 2012 Chrysler has launched a new 300C super barge at Detroit and it's set to take aim at cars like Audi's A6 and the BMW 5-Series. The UK's best-selling Chrysler gets a slightly less garish exterior than before with the front end looking suspiciously like its distant relative, the Mercedes E-Class. It will appear in showrooms some time in 2012 with a choice of four trim levels. The base level 300 gets a cloth interior, 17" alloy wheels and LED lighting, while the higher-spec ‘Limited' adds leather seats (with the front ones being heated), ‘Uconnect' voice command, a rear-view camera, an upgraded stereo and flashy 18" wheels. Lower-end 300Cs will feature a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine and five-speed automatic gearbox. However, if you are fond of your local petrol station, you can opt for the higher spec with a gargantuan 5.7-litre V8 engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox. This trim level adds more luxurious interior items such as a heated steering wheel, adjustable pedals, LED interior lighting and electric folding mirrors. There will also be the option to choose four-wheel drive instead of the standard car's rear-wheel drive. Ticking the box on the option list titled ‘SafetyTec Group' means you get HID headlights, a forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and audible parking sensors.