Chrysler aims to step up their game another notch with the introduction of a new 8-speed automatic transmission in the 2012 Chrysler 300. The workhorse 5-speed automatic has served Chrysler well over several years but not it seems it is time that they got with the program. The new 8-speed automatic transmission delivers better performance and efficiency, a touted 31 mpg when mated to the Pentastar V6 engine, proving that Chrysler got the memo from us and many other journalists talking about how “aged” the 5-speed auto was.
A new commercial, posted below, attempts to demonstrate Chrysler’s innovation of the 8-speed automatic in the new 2012 300 combining luxury and efficiency. This new character and conviction comes straight out of the heart of Motown. Enjoy the video below.