Chrysler 300C large luxury saloon (2,987cc, V6 turbodiesel, 236bhp, 0-100kmh in 7.4 seconds, top speed 231kmh, 5spd automatic gearbox), CO2 of 185g/km; VRT is 28pc. €677 annual road tax.
From €57,995 for Limited (€62,495 for Executive). Delivery and related charges extra
Swashbuckling style inside and out, massive array of spec, big for money.
Handling/ride lags top Germans, brash, bigger engine/road tax, trade-in value concerns.
Leather upholstery, electrically adjustable/ heated/ventilated front seats, 18ins alloys, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, electrically opening boot-lid, heated/ cooled cup-holders, touch-screen infotainment system with 30GB hard drive, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB receiver and integrated sat nav, reversing camera with 'Cross Path Detection', nine airbags.
Executive version (tested) adds two-tone Nappa leather trim, 20ins alloys, panoramic electric sunroof, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection and 'forward collision mitigation'.
OTHERS TO CONSIDER
Top-spec versions of Audi A6, BMW 5-series, Jaguar XF, Mercedes E-Class, Lexus GS -- even larger luxury models such as BMW 7-series.