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Chrysler 300 becomes America’s 1st luxury sedan with 8-speed A/T

CHRYSLER’S flagship sedan, Chrysler 300 has been refreshed with new features including a new eight-speed automatic transmission and Beat sound system.

The award winning Chryslers luxury sedan, by this new automatic transmission becomes America’s first eight-speed automatic luxury sedan.

Chrysler 300 boasts best-in class highway fuel economy, best-in class combined fuel economy and unsurpassed city fuel economy according to Chrysler corporation.

Saad Chechab, Head Chrysler brand  — Chrysler Group LLC explained that integrating the first eight-speed automatic transmission in a domestic luxury sedan, the new Chrysler 300 series sedans offer world-class technological innovation and quality – while delivering stylistic distinction and premium sedan features at a legendary value.


“The Chrysler 300 is built on the idea that luxury feels better earned – that those who worked hard to achieve their place in the world should demand as much as is demanded of them.”

Mirko Plath, CEO, Weststar Associates Limited – Authorised Sole Distributor of Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge in Nigeria described the luxury sedan as thus “the Chrysler 300 is built without compromising the comfort, size or bravado you would expect from the Motor City’s luxury sedan, thanks to its all-new state-of-the-art eight-speed automatic transmission, it is best-in-class in terms of fuel economy”.

“Once limited to premium import vehicles costing twice as much, the new segment-exclusive ZF 8HP45 eight-speed automatic transmission expands the world-class power and fuel-efficiency of the Chrysler 300 and offers class leading fuel efficiency.”

The addition of three more gear ratios in the proven ZF eight-speed automatic transmission design help to reduce the gaps normally associated with upshifting and downshifting. Combined with the award-winning 292 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, passengers will experience world-class levels of refinement due to small, evenly spaced ratios that provide quicker acceleration and smoother shifts”.

The new Chrysler 300 sedan’s Uconnect Touch system has been upgraded for, adding hands free texting, voice commands and more iPod® control features to expand on the system’s world-class infotainment, connectivity and convenience technologies.

For the Chrysler brand, safety is a priority and the upgraded Uconnect Touch 8.4 and 8.4N models with hands free texting, keep passengers even more connected through voice commands. With a compatible Bluetooth phone, Uconnect Touch enables text-to-speech for incoming text messages, and provides the driver with ‘canned’ speech-to-text responses for outgoing messages.


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