Press release: Chrysler 200

The following is an edited version of Chrysler’s press-release for the 2011 Chrysler 200 model. As this is written (January, 2011), the decision has not been taken as to whether the 200 will be imported into the U.K.

The New Chrysler 200 Sedan

  • All-new interior.
  • New exterior design and new sheet metal.
  • Best-in-class V6 horsepower and exceptional fuel economy are accomplished with the all-new 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • Proven 2.4-litre World Gas Engine is retuned and mated to four- or six-speed transmission.
  • Major suspension upgrades and significantly improved acoustics.

Auburn Hills, Mich., Nov 15, 2010

Chrysler introduces the new Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan.

Virtually every system in the car is new or upgraded for 2011. Exterior and sheet metal upgrades include: front and rear fascias and fenders, grille featuring the new Chrysler brand winged badge, new hood, LED positioning light pipe in front headlamps, rear deck lid and exterior mirrors, new projector headlamps and fog lamps, new LED taillamps and an LED centre high-mounted stoplight.

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 provides drivers an agile, confident handling performance in all driving situations. Virtually every part of the suspension has been retuned or redesigned for 2011, including 26 of 30 suspension bushings. The suspension geometry was completely re-engineered. The track is an inch wider, tyre width has been increased from 215 to 225mm and the car has been lowered 12mm in the front and 6mm in the rear.

Customers will experience less body roll, reduced vehicle shake on uneven road surfaces, improved isolation on rough roads, better steering precision, response and feel, and increased grip with new premium tyres.

A new and improved powertrain lineup also contributes to the new 200 sedan’s driving experience. The 2011 Chrysler 200 is offered with the proven 2.4-litre World Gas Engine, which has been recalibrated and is now available mated to a new six-speed transmission for an exceptionally fun and fuel efficient driving experience. The new 200 sedan powered by the 2.4-litre I-4 engine produces 175PS and 225Nm.

The new 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine produces 285PS and 352Nm, and is mated to the 62TE six-speed transmission as standard. The 2.4-litre World Gas Engine also is mated to the proven four-speed automatic transmission as standard, with the six-speed unit available as an option.

Cabin quietness has been upgraded. Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) were reduced and 45 new sound deadening treatments were added, including an acoustic glass windshield, laminated side glass usually only found in higher priced vehicles, new sound absorption materials throughout the vehicle and a new three-point engine mount system for the 2.4-liter World Gas Engine, for improved sound and isolation.

The instrument panel, bezels, gauge face and steering wheel are new, as are the heating and cooling outlets in the dash.

The new Chrysler 200 offers customers innovative features to keep them connected and make the drive something to look forward to. Features include new ambient interior lighting and a new Chrysler brand steering wheel with integrated controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, handsfree phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel. Drivers stay connected with an available media centre with voice command that is easy to use and offers radio, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a 30 gigabyte hard drive, iPod connectivity, streaming music capability, and a navigation system with SIRIUS Travel Link, which provides real-time information.

An abundance of standard safety and security features in the new 2011 Chrysler 200 offers consumers peace of mind. The 200 sedan’s standard safety features include: standard advanced multi-stage front passenger air bags, active head restraints, electronic stability control (ESC), front seat side air bags, side curtain air bags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic traction control, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat anchor system and available Uconnect voice command.

The 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan is available in four different configurations in the United States: 200 LX, 200 Touring, 200 Limited and 200 S (late availability).

The standard mid-size sedan segment is the largest vehicle segment in the United States, with more than 1.6 million vehicles sold in 2009.

Chrysler 200 2.4 3.6
Cylinders 4I 6V
Valves 4 4
Camshafts
drive
2
Chain
2x2
N/S
VVT IE
Head/block A/A A/A
Bore/stroke 88.0/97.0 96.0/83.0
Swept volume 2360cc 3605cc
Compression
ratio
10.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel RON 87 Min RON 87
Injection id id
Aspiration A A
PS/rpm 175/6000 287/6400
Nm/rpm 225/4400 353/4400
Emissions EU4 EU4
Transmission
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
R
Final drive
Transfer ratio
A4 (A6)
2.842
1.57
1.00
0.69


2.21
3.91
A6
4.127
2.842
2.283
1.452
1.000
0.690
3.214
3.16
0.950
Driven wheels Front Front
Fuel tank 64l 64l
Kerb mass * 1537 1614
PS/t 113 177
Nm/t 146 218
Length 4870 4870
Width 1842 1842
Height 1482 1482
Wheelbase 2765 2765
Track: front
Track: rear
1567
1594
1567
1594
Tyres 225/55R17 225/50R18
Cd 0.342 0.342
* U.S. standard.
Chrysler
200
2.4
Citroën
C5 2.0 HDi
Auto
Škoda
Superb TDI 170
Swept volume 2360cc 1997cc 1968cc
Fuel P D D
Aspiration A T T
PS/rpm 175/6000 160/3750 170/4200
Nm/rpm 225/4400 340/2000 350/1750
Emissions EU4 EU5 EU5
Transmission A4 (A6) A6 M6
Kerb mass 1537* 1609 1555
Length 4870 4779 4838
Width 1842 1860 1817
Height 1482 1458 1462
Wheelbase 2765 2815 2761
* U.S. standard.
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