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Know Chrysler History

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Oakville

Did you know that Chrysler has been around for nearly one hundred years. It started as a small company and has grown into one of the most loved auto brands in the country. Today we want to take a brief look back at the history of Chrysler. This impressive legacy is easy to be a part of, you just need to head to All Star Chrysler near Oakville.

1946-1954: The first indication of changing times at Chrysler came with the 1951 development, and enthusiastic reception, of the authoritative, hemispheric-head V-8 engine. The soon-to-be legendary HEMI® combined better combustion, higher compression and lower heat loss to create much more horsepower than previous V-8s. Close behind was the fully automatic Powerflite transmission.

Chrysler then reaffirmed its engineering reputation by commissioning a revolutionary gas turbine engine program. This 27-year campaign to apply an aircraft engine turbine’s smooth power and low maintenance requirements to automobiles became part of the Chrysler brand’s folklore.

1955-1962: Exner revived Chrysler production car design with the sleek, sculptured Forward Look designs of 1955 that transformed the product line overnight. The Forward Look flagship was the 1955 Chrysler 300, a striking automobile that combined smooth styling with brawny HEMI power. The 300, arguably the first muscle car, became a legend on and off the race track and set records throughout the 1950s, including a 143-mph performance at Daytona Beach. As the Fifties progressed, Chrysler products began to sprout distinctive tailfins, ostensibly to improve handling and stability above 70 miles per hour. The 1957 Chrysler brand standard-bearer, the 300C, was equipped with a standard 392-cubic-inch, 375-horsepower HEMI, two four-barrel carburetors, a high-output camshaft, Torsion-Aire suspension and the new Torqueflite transmission, making it the fastest, most powerful production car built in America that year and earning it the appellation “beautiful brute.” (This information was compiled from chrysler.com and nadaguides.com.)

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Chrysler 300: Power Car

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in MO

The Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in MO is a sedan with a long history of power and agility. We want to take a look back at what started the legacy of the Chrysler 300.

There was a bright young man working for Chrysler in the 1950’s who had a great idea to improve upon the existing Hemi-engined model that Chrysler was already making. This young man proposed that Chrysler build a special car, a two-door hardtop, for the Hemi. There wasn’t any budget for new sheet metal, so he bolted the top-of-the-line Imperial’s nose onto a New Yorker hardtop two-door body shell with Windsor model rear quarter panels to produce the 1955 300. Chrysler’s chief designer, Virgil Exner, tweaked the design by excising the Imperial’s massive front bumper in favor of the less ornate one used on the base Chrysler, and the 300 went into production. Today the Chrysler 300 is the herald of a new rear-drive future for Chrysler and the most spectacular home yet for an all-new Hemi V8. It’s amazing how Chrysler came back to the young man’s basic idea nearly a half century later.

The current Chrysler 300 is nothing short of sensational. Except for the fact that it’s built in the same plant and can be had with the same 3.5-liter V6 engine in lower-end models (there’s also a base model with a 2.7-liter V6), the new 300 shares practically nothing with the outgoing 300M. The new unibody structure mounts a rear-drive drivetrain and incorporates suspension components originally developed for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The styling is aggressively American with more than a taste of gangster influence. (This information was gathered from chrysler.com and classiccars.com.)

For more information on the current Chrysler 300, head to All Star and work with a member of the All Star team!

Chrysler Plans for the Next Few Years

Chrysler Cars at All Star near IL

Over the past year we have seen some changes in the Chrysler line up, but it turns out that there might be more changes coming to the beloved auto brand. We want to take a look at what some are saying we should expect over the next few years. As soon as these new cars are available, you will be able to see them at All Star near IL.

Chrysler 100: Plans for a Chrysler 100 small sedan have been shelved as part of the automaker’s production conversion to build more Jeeps and Rams. However, there has been talk about continuing with the plans for the 100 now that FCA has decided to invest in their existing factories instead of building in Mexico.

A Midsize Crossover?: Delayed to 2019, the front-wheel-drive, three-row vehicle will share a Fiat platform and many components with the Jeep Cherokee.

Chrysler 300: Redesign of Chrysler’s large sedan has been delayed until 2020, when it would move to the Giorgio platform if the model is continued. But the 300 is under consideration to be withdrawn after the 2020 model year.

The Hybrid Pacifica: The minivan will pick up a hybrid variant this fall that is expected to achieve an equivalent of about 75 mpg. Its next redesign won’t come until at least late 2019.

A Full-Size Crossover: The all-wheel-drive crossover with three rows of seats will share a platform and many features with the Pacifica, but without its sliding doors and Stow ’n Go seats. It has been delayed until 2018.

Bear in mind, this is just conjecture at this point, we are not sure about any of  these plans actually come true, except for the Hybrid Pacifica, that is happening. Stay tuned for more changes in the Chrysler line up; check them out as soon as they are available at All Star!

The Bold Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton

One of the boldest sedans on the market today is the Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton. There has been some question about what the new platform of this model will look like with some of the changes happening will some models leaving the FCA vehicle lineup. Will the 300 be going away? As it looks now, this is highly unlikely. The Chrysler 300 has been one of the most popular models ever put out by Chrysler.

Part of the speculation about changes coming on the Chrysler 300 comes from comments made by Mr. Marchionne, the headhancho at FCA. “Company boss Sergio Marchionne recently hinted that engineers could have major changes in store for the next-generation 300, and they’re not likely to please owners of the current model.”-digitaltrends.com

The brand new platform found under the 2017 Pacifica, Chrysler’s latest minivan, can be modified to underpin a large sedan like the 300, according to Marchionne. If Chrysler decides to take that route, the next 300 will come standard with a transversally mounted engine and front-wheel drive, and buyers who need more traction will be able to order all-wheel drive in exchange for a few thousand additional dollars.

Marchionne pointed out that it’s technically possible to build the 300 on the Pacifica platform and assemble the two in the same Windsor, Canada, factory, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen. The sedan is still at the embryonic stage of development, so a final decision hasn’t been made yet and Chrysler still has time to mull it over because the second-gen 300 isn’t expected to arrive until halfway through 2018 at the very earliest. Some sources even claim it’s been delayed until 2019 or later, giving engineers, executives, and bean-counters additional time to think it through.

We will just have to anxiously await to see what happens with the Chrysler 300!

New Year, New Chrysler Cars!

New Chrysler Cars at All Star near Town and Country

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We hope that everyone has had a wonderful and joyous holiday season filled with loved ones. We certainly enjoyed this holiday season. With today being the very first day of 2017, we think that it is time to get things back to business and back to helping the great people of our community find their perfect Chrysler model. Today we want to talk a little bit about the different Chrysler Cars that are offered at All Star near Town and Country.

One of the top selling models in the line is the Chrysler 300. This bold sedan, as it is branded, has introduced another trim, the 2017 Limited. The 2017 Limited 300 comes with a lot of great features, including:

  • 18-Inch Fully Polished Aluminum Wheels and P225/60R18 BSW All Season Tires (RWD models) or 19-Inch Fully Polished Aluminum Wheels and P235/55R19 BSW All Season Tires (AWD models)
  • Uconnect® 8.4 Nav System with 8.4-Inch Touchscreen, CD/DVD/MP3/HDD, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio11, Voice Command, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Voice Recognition
  • Heated Eight-Way Power Leather-Trimmed Front Seats with Four-Way Power Lumbar Adjustment
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera

The exterior of the 300 is enticing in its own right. Chrysler says, “Bold design defines the distinguished look of the Chrysler 300. The Chrysler 300S offers a Sport Appearance Package featuring a black chrome grille surround, premium LED fog lamps, body-color fascias and a body-color rear spoiler.” There are a number of stylish and distinguished exterior colors from which you can choose.

If you would like more information on the Chrysler 300, or any other models in the Chrysler line up, simply head to All Star! Their team is ready to serve you in this new year. Why not ring in the new year with a new car? Why not ring in the new year with a new Chrysler Car?

Front Wheel Drive for the 300?

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Kirkwood

It has been rumored for a while that the Chrysler 300 would be going front wheel drive for some time. As it turns out, this could be happening for the 2017 model year, and we are super excited about it! Today we want to explore this front wheel drive notion a little further.

“FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne hinted that the strapping rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 sedan could go front-wheel drive for its next generation using the underpinnings from the Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Speaking at the Pacifica’s production launch in Windsor, ON, Marchionne said, “this plant and this architecture is capable of making the 300 successor, the front-wheel, all-wheel-drive successor,” Reuters reported.” -autoblog.com

Perhaps realizing he appeared to be announcing a dramatic shift in product strategy, Marchionne backpedaled in response to a follow-up question, noting only that the Ontario factory is “capable” of making the sedan. “It’s capable. It’s not a commitment,” he said, according to Reuters. The 300 is currently built in Brampton, ON, alongside the mechanically similar Dodge Charger and Challenger. The platform, known as LX in enthusiast circles, is an evolution of Mercedes-based chassis pieces that date to the Daimler Chrysler era.

Based on this information, we could be seeing an all wheel drive Chrysler 300 sooner rather than later. Living in an area that sees such a variety of weather conditions, it would be nice to have such a sturdy sedan with all wheel drive, especially at this time of the year.

For more information on the impressive Chrysler 300, head to All Star near Kirkwood. Their team would be more than happy to take you on a test drive of this impressive model. Stop by the dealership and learn all about the Chrysler 300 and its many features!

Should You Buy a Chrysler 300?

Los Angeles USA - November 19 2015: Chrysler 300 S on display during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Chrysler 300 at All Star near Arnold

The short answer to the title is “yes!” But we know that just telling you that you should buy the Chrysler 300 is not good enough, we need to tell you why. That is exactly what we are going to do.

It has a spacious interior – When you are looking for a spacious family sedan that behaves and looks like any good high-performing luxury car, then going for a 2016 Chrysler 300 sedan makes an excellent choice. According to auto critics, the 2016 Chrysler brings a stylish interior that has lots of high-end materials.

  • Both seats rows are roomy and comfortable
  • You get very elegantly designed interiors
  • The finish and fit are impeccable.

This vehicle is spacious enough that even those over six feet tall will find that they are incredibly comfortable.

The interior got an update – “Perhaps the most significant interior car update is the exclusion of the infuriating detect-less shifter that made it challenging for you to identify whether you were in drive, reverse, or neutral. The new Chrysler 300 brings the same fine rotary shifter you will find in the smaller Chrysler 200.” – carbuyingstrategies.com

It has powerful performance – Test drivers have reported that the 2016 Chrysler 300 got excellent power from both the standard V6 and the more powerful optional V8 engine.The 2016 comes loaded with some of the best safety and most advanced technology features.

It seats so many! – The 5-passenger interior of the 2016 Chrysler 300 is roomy comfortable. Especially commendable is the rear-seat legroom at over 40 inches. Particularly generous is the driver seat adjust-ability and the steering wheel tilt-and-telescoping. The big rear seats are supportive, spacious and can accommodate three adults.

For more information on the Dodge Durango, head to All Star near Arnold. Their team would be more than happy to assist you!

Chrysler 300 Movie Ready?

Van Nuys CA - USA - September 20 2015: Chrysler 300 customon display at The 4th Annual Galpin Car Show.

Chrysler 300 at All Star near Fenton

FCA, the company that makes Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, and Jeep model vehicles, really does love a good movie tie in. There was a specialty car for the Batman vs. Superman movie, and now it looks like there is going to be a specialty vehicle for the new Wolverine movie.

We can see the car’s rear three-quarters and not a lot else. It looks broadly based on the 300, but much longer. The Chrysler winged badge is clearly visible on the trunk, while a retro script version of the automaker’s logo sits on the rear pillar. “There’s also an unexplained “E8″ badge to the right of the driver’s side taillight. And as for those lamps, it’s like FCA mashed together the current 300’s taillights with those from a Cadillac CT6. The trunk and rear window are the strangest elements of all. We can’t figure out what’s happening with the tiny rear glass, the strange curve to it, or the tiny, sloping rear deck,” (autoblog.com). We will have to wait and see what it looks like in the movie to get a realistic idea of what it actually look like. The pictures we have seen so far are not super flattering, but you have to remember that vehicles are sometimes made a certain way to look correct in the film.

From the rest of what’s visible, it’s clear this particular car is a limo of some kind. The front end has been modified with fat fender flares sitting over some big multi-spoke wheels, and the door handles have been shaved.

We can really only speculate on what the Wolverine Chrysler 300 will look like, but we are excited to see how it comes out in the movie! For more information, stop by All Star near Fenton!

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Be a Chrysler 300 Owner!

Los Angeles USA - November 19 2015: Chrysler 300 S on display during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Chrysler 300 at All Star near Wentzville

When you are considering which new sedan you should purchase, look no further than the Chrysler 300 at All Star near Wentzville. Why should you buy this model, you ask? Well, allow us to share with you a few details on the Chrysler 300 so that you can fully embrace everything that this lovely model has to offer. If you have any additional questions about the 300, how to get it, financing, or trade ins, don’t hesitate to ask the team at All Star. They are always ready and able to help in any way that they can!

The Chrysler 300 is incredibly reliable. We all know that there are recalls all of the time on different models. It can be something really minor or something pretty major. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not effected safety recalls on this car make. (That means that there have not been any!) The Chrysler 300 brings along a 36,000-mile/3-year basic warranty plus a 60,000-mile/5-year powertrain warranty. You can even add to or extend these warranties. Just ask the All Star team what all warranties are available!

Another wonderful set of attributes of the 300 is its level of comfort and quality. “By far ahead of the original Chrysler incarnation, the 2016 model is a comfortable, quiet, and a well-designed car. It comes with just enough wind, road and engine noise to keep you harmoniously connected with the highway, “(carbuyingstrategies.com). You will be hard pressed to find a competitor of the Chrysler 300 that is as luxurious, comfortable, and made of the kind of quality materials that the 300 offers. Head to All Star today and test drive this wonderful sedan and experience why you should be a Chrysler 300 owner as soon as you can.

Chrysler 300 – New Platform?

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Chrysler 300 at All Star near University City

One of our favorite vehicles is the Chrysler 300 that is available at All Star near University City. For a number of years, the Chrysler 300 has mostly remained unchanged, but that might be changing in the years to come.

The Chrysler 300 has quite the following; loyal fans that have stuck with the 300 for a number of years and do not really want it changed. One thing that looks like will be changing on the new 300 will be the platform. The brand new platform found under the 2017 Pacifica, Chrysler’s latest minivan, can be modified to underpin a large sedan like the 300, according to Marchionne. If Chrysler decides to take that route, the next 300 will come standard with a transversely mounted engine and front-wheel drive, and buyers who need more traction will be able to order all-wheel drive in exchange for a few thousand additional dollars.

“The sedan is still at the embryonic stage of development, so a final decision hasn’t been made yet and Chrysler still has time to mull it over because the second-gen 300 isn’t expected to arrive until halfway through 2018 at the very earliest. Some sources even claim it’s been delayed until 2019 or later, giving engineers, executives, and bean-counters additional time to think it through.” -digitaltrends.com

We are not exactly sure what we will see for the Chrysler 300 in the next generation but we are really looking forward to it. For more information on the Chrysler 300, we invite you to stop by the All Star dealership today. Their friendly team will be more than happy to show you what makes the current Chrysler 300 such an impressive piece of machinery. Don’t miss out! Get the Chrysler 300 at All Star today! You will love it!

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