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Chrysler 300 gets new grilles and wheels courtesy of Mopar

The guys from Mopar came to the conclusion that the standard radiator grille mounted on the recently launched Chrysler 300 MY2011 was not too fancy.

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Under the strict and careful management of FIAT, the Chrysler Group reported last month the first profit figures for Q1 in years, since the harsh, global financial crisis stroke at the end of 2008 and the company emerged from bankruptcy in June 2009. The Italians restored the image of the American brand and renewed the range with rehauled generations for the 200 and 300 models.

One of the key sales vectors was the business limousine Chrysler produces, which now benefits from the exquisite Mopar treatment. Under the slogan "Mopar maximizes the thrill of the grille and the appeal of the wheel", the official tuner for the car makes gathered under the Chrysler Group umbrella is now offering a set of eight different radiator grilles and six wheel-design packages for the Chrysler 300 flagship. All these parts were designed to follow technical requirements, so they are not just styling pieces.

Two of the grille models proposed by Mopar really stand out of the crowd: I am talking about the 13-bar grille and the diamond-pattern one. Both are manufactured of billet aluminium, are chrome-plated and are polished to display a luxury shine.

The radiator grille with 13 horizontal louvres draws back memory to the 1950s models produced by Chrysler, whereas the other extravagant grille features 154 individual diamond shapes. For all these six parts, Mopar offers a 3-year or 36,000 miles warranty.

The new wheels designed by Mopar for the Chrysler 300 are a powerful demonstration of force. Offered in six variants of several dimensions (18-, 19- and 20-inch), they were trimmed to offer extensive protection to corrosion in addition to giving an upscale look to the entire car. The two, high-end wheels with an overall diameter of 20 inches are constructed of forged aluminium and showcase either a 10-spoke pattern (available in Satin Carbon and Gloss Black finish) or a traditional 5-spoke pattern (available in Black Chrome finish).

Credits: Chrysler Media

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