WHAT LIES BENEATH
IN ‘ATMO HEROES’ (Wheels, September 2019), you expressed delight at the handling of the Chrysler 300, expecting such an overt American to fall short (my paraphrasing).
It’s only American on the outside. Underneath the Chrysler is the Mercedes W210 E-Class platform (1995-2002), given to Chrysler by Daimler-Benz during the 1998-2007 ‘marriage’ and which provides the Chrysler with the “surprisingly direct and trustworthy” and “balletic” handling you enjoyed. Actually, an interesting road-test comparison would be the 2019 Chrysler 300 and the 1999 Mercedes E55.