The Final Chrysler 300 Recently Rolled Off the Production Line


the final chrysler 300 recently rolled off the production line

The Chrysler 300 is joining its corporate siblings in being discontinued after the 2023 model year, and the automaker recently announced that the last car has left the production line. Workers at the Brampton Ontario Assembly Plant recently gathered to commemorate the end of the line for the car, giving it a sendoff before the automaker moves further toward electrification.

The Velvet Red 2023 Chrysler 300C rolled off the line last week, sporting a 6.4-liter Hemi making 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Though the powertrain delivers incredible performance and a gnarly sound, Chrysler parent Stellantis has been moving away from eight-cylinder engines in favor of its newer inline-six-cylinder mills.

Chrysler has a long history, with the 300 dating back to the 1950s. It ran for several years before taking a nearly 30-year hiatus from the market. It returned in the late 1990s and got further updates in 2005 with a Hemi V8 and later in 2014 with the 6.4-liter engine seen today. It, along with its Dodge counterparts, the Charger and Challenger, have been long overdue for an update, but the move to electrification has changed the role these types of cars will play going forward. Dodge may revive one or both of its cars with a new engine and an electric variant, but Chrysler hasn’t hinted at a return for the 300 down the road.

The 300C joins the Dodge Charger and Challenger in being discontinued after this model year, but its sendoff hasn’t been as elaborate. Dodge gave the coupe and sedan a series of limited-edition models that honor historic models from their long-running histories in the U.S. auto market.

[Image: Chrysler/Stellantis]

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