i am trying to get a new 300 for about a year now here in germany. they are being sold as Lancia Thema and i am sort of stuck with a few things one of you guys hopefully can help me with. As the car is simply being relabled i have high hopes...
1. When looking at pictures of the cockpit i can find two different versions:
The one from the catalogue:
yet on nearly ALL vehicles listed in online sites the steering wheel looks like this:
The lancia press area at Fotos - Fiat Group Automobiles Germany - Pressesystem
Both Pricelist and Catalogue do not tell what color the wooden stuff of the executive/luxury series has if you order with black leather.
Again, there are multiple variations on the web:
Black Leather, Gray Wood, Black Steering Wheel:
Black Leather, brown wood, dual color steering wheel:
I was told at one point that ALL cars would have paddle shifters from week 10 2012 on forward. unfortunately the german catalogue and price list has no information on this, nor do the dealers. yet i found pictures of recent 2012 Lancia themas with paddle shifters:
Also there should be a harman kardon sound group be available (rear sunshade removed if you choose it) but no info on that either. None of the dealers here has any clue about that. So i am really hoping to get some answer (perhaps from ChryslerCares ^^) on how those cars are actually built at the very moment. Of course i'd like to have paddle shifting, of course i love the dual color steering wheel with chome and brown wood with the black leather.
Is there some information out there on how the current 300 are built? I know this is a rather strange set of questions, but i am really stuck with the dealers here... one actually suggested someone has retrofit the shifting paddles and that he thinks that the wooden stuff is brown for sure as "brown is clearly the best choice". But.... uhm... that really does not help me - i need to know what kinda car i am getting upfront...