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Feature Flick: Chrysler Celebrates The 2012 300’s Eight-Speed Automatic

If there was one item that was tough to overcome on the 2011 Chrysler 300 (plus a few other Chrysler cars) it was the ancient five-speed transmission. Great news  — the 2012 Chrysler 300 debuts the new eight-speed gearbox, which should be smoother and more fuel efficient. So why the delayed rollout of the new gearbox?
The narrator in the following commercial explains it like so:
“If you’re going to build a fuel efficient car, the first thing you gotta do is make a car worth building. One with character and conviction. That has all the luxury you’d expect. And pride that you can notice from down the street. Then, and only then, do you put in an eight-speed transmission that gets 31 mpg.”
Fine. We’re just glad it’s finally here. Keep a look out for our driving impressions of the Chrysler’s new gearbox.
Source: YouTube

If there was one item that was tough to overcome on the 2011 Chrysler 300 (plus a few other Chrysler cars) it was the ancient five-speed transmission. Great news  — the 2012 Chrysler 300 debuts the new eight-speed gearbox, which should be smoother and more fuel efficient. So why the delayed rollout of the new gearbox?
The narrator in the following commercial explains it like so:
“If you’re going to build a fuel efficient car, the first thing you gotta do is make a car worth building. One with character and conviction. That has all the luxury you’d expect. And pride that you can notice from down the street. Then, and only then, do you put in an eight-speed transmission that gets 31 mpg.”
Fine. We’re just glad it’s finally here. Keep a look out for our driving impressions of the Chrysler’s new gearbox.
Source: YouTube
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Buying Guide

2011 Chrysler 300

Fair Market Price $14,988 Touring RWD Sedan

0-60 MPH:

7.2 SECS

EPA MPG:

18 City / 27 Hwy

Horse Power:

292 @ 6350

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