At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler presented not only 2015 Chrysler 200 but also a direction in which further design and development will go. This reasonably priced model will find itself among some tough competitors on mid-size sedan market.
2015 Chrysler 200 Engine, HP and MPG
Under the hood of the 2015 Chrysler 200 is a 2.4-Liter four cylinder MultiAir engine. This is a standard engine model and it generates 184 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with standard 9-Speed 948TE Automatic Transmission and it has estimated fuel consumption of 23 miles per gallon in the city or 36 mpg on the highway.
This is not all. Another, optional, engine is available for 2015 Chrysler 200C and Chrysler 200S – 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT engine that generates 295 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque which is paired with 9 speed 9HP48 automatic transmission. Let’s see mechanical specifications of 2015 Chrysler 200, trim by trim:
|2015 Chrysler 200 LX||2015 Chrysler 200 LIMITED||2015 Chrysler 200S||2015 Chrysler 200C||2015 Chrysler 200S||2015 Chrysler 200C|
|Engine (standard)||2.4-Liter I4 MultiAir®||2.4-Liter I4 MultiAir®||2.4-Liter I4 MultiAir®||2.4-Liter I4 MultiAir®||3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT||3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT|
|Engine (optional)||–||3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT||3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT||3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT||–||–|
|Transmission||9-Speed 948TE Automatic||9-Speed 948TE Automatic||9-Speed 948TE Automatic||9-Speed 948TE Automatic||9-Speed 9HP48 Automatic Transmission||9-Speed 9HP48 Automatic Transmission|
|Transmission (opt)||–||9-Speed 9HP48 Automatic Transmission||9-Speed 9HP48 Automatic Transmission||9-Speed 9HP48 Automatic Transmission||–||–|
|Suspension||Touring Suspension||Touring Suspension||Sport Suspension||Ride and Handling||AWD Sport||AWD Ride and Handling|
2015 Chrysler 200 Interior and Exterior
As we said above, the 2015 Chrysler 200 is designed in completely new design language. It has new grille, new headlights and updated version of Chrysler logo. The standard version will have 17 inch wheels while 18 and 19 inch aluminum alloy wheels will be available for 200S and 200C edition. On the front side are LED day driving lamps with LED fog lights while on the back are tail lights, also built in LED technology. This model is offered in eleven colors to choose from (9 exterior and 2 interior colors): Vivid Blue Pearl Coat, Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Velvet Red Pearl Coat, Lunar White Tri-Coat Pearl, Ceramic Blue Clear Coat (exclusive for 200S), and Phantom Black Tri-Coat Pearl.
The 2015 Chrysler 200 interior features high quality materials and latest technology available. Technology goodies inside are 7 inch LED which displays all kinds of useful information (such as speed, temperature, fuel economy…), Uconnect system command center, Ambient LED lighting, Leather wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls etc.
2015 Chrysler 200 Price
As for 2015 Chrysler 200 price, it varies on the trim and additional accessories, but the base prices are: 2015 Chrysler 200 LX is priced at $21,995, for Limited buyer will have to spend $23,950, for 200S $25,170, for Chrysler 200C $26,625, for 200S AWD $29,370, and for 200C AWD $30,825. For updates and more options please visit official Chrysler website.
Overall, we can say the the new model is more attractive than the previous one, mostly thanks to the new design and the new transmission, but is this enough for the competitive market of mid-size sedans?
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