• Sep 14th 2010 at 11:01AM
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2011 Chrysler 200 teaser images – Click above for high-res image gallery

These teaser images don't reveal much, but what we see are some of the finer details of the 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan, set to replace the Sebring when it hits dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2010. Chrysler is counting on the 200 to make up some of the market share that the Sebring failed to gain, and if new products like the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee are anything to base judgments on, we fully expect the 200 to be a giant step in the right direction.

Details are slim, but we do know that the 200 will be available with a choice of two powertrains. The standard engine is Chrysler's 2.4-liter inline-four, mated to either a four- or six-speed automatic transmission, and the automaker's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 will be available on higher-end trim levels. Rated at 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, the Pentastar should provide more than enough grunt for Chrysler's new mid-size luxury sedan, and a six-speed auto 'box should make for relatively respectable fuel economy numbers, too.

We anticipate that Chrysler will release more images and details within the next few weeks, so stay tuned for the full raft of details. For now, hit the jump to read Chrysler's press release, and scroll through our gallery of teaser shots below.

[Source: Chrysler]
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Craftsmanship, Elegance and Value: Chrysler Brand Introduces the New 2011 Chrysler 200

September 14, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today released photos of the new 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan. Offering consumers exceptional craftsmanship inside and out, a refined and spirited driving experience, innovative technology, an abundance of standard safety features and an extraordinary level of standard content, the 2011 Chrysler 200 is an exciting alternative for customers that want style and substance, all at a surprising value.

Virtually every system in the sedan is new or upgraded for 2011, giving the Chrysler 200 its own identity and space in the highly competitive mid-size sedan segment. Exterior and sheet metal upgrades include: front and rear fascias and fenders, grille featuring the new Chrysler brand winged badge, hood, rear decklid and exterior mirrors, new projector headlamps and fog lamps, new LED taillamps and a LED center high-mounted stop light.

The Chrysler 200 gets a new powertrain lineup featuring the 2.4-liter I-4 World Gas Engine mated to either a four- or six-speed automatic transaxle, or the new Pentastar V-6 engine which produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle; improved ride and handling tuning which includes stiffened body mounts and softer ride rate, improved suspension geometry with a raised roll center, a new rear sway bar, and new tires and an extensively upgraded treatment for the reduction of noise, vibration and harshness including acoustic laminated glass for the windshield and front door windows.

Quality materials abound in the beautifully updated new interior for 2011. Updates include a new instrument panel, bezels and gauge face, upgraded seats with a new design that incorporates more cushion material and revised spring geometry as well as new leather and cloth seating materials, new "soft touch" door trim panels, new "soft touch" armrests and dash and new heating and cooling outlets in the instrument panel with improved design and functionality.

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 provides drivers a beautifully inspired sedan that doesn't compromise safety or practicality and offers the best value in its class. The Chrysler 200 will be built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. and will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter 2010.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll reserve judgement until we see the entire car, but I will say that I'll be extremely disappointed if they end up taking the easy way out and put together another Sebring. That 200 concept was *nice*, and just the kind of style that would have helped Chrysler greatly. I don't care if they had to get through bankruptcy, they need to impress, and giving customers anything close to the "same old" will not pull anyone but the die-hards away from Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Hyundai, VW, and Ford. How is building another Sebring going to fill the coffers enough to build a better car in a couple years?

      Also, to the several that have said the Sebring isn't that bad: Have you driven one? Or been in one? It is a shockingly awful car to drive, with a poorly laid out interior. I'm sure that the product designers at no time felt pride in their creation, just "it's done."
        • 4 Years Ago
        Although not that great, its not shockingly awful. It drives like a 90s buick(very soft suspension, IMO), which isnt terrible but nothing to brag about. The interior layout is fine, the major complaint is the hard plastic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should move it upmarket to compete with the Lexus ES
      • 4 Years Ago
      rear looks like a melted taurus tail light
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Auto manufacturers seriously still put 4 speed auto's cars? Seriously?!? In the interest of fuel economy alone I'd've thought a 6 speed should be standard by now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rear? Yuck! Cheap! Front? Looks to be an improvement
      • 4 Years Ago
      if the 200 has the same stupid stubby trunk, then it is as worthless as the sebring! there was nothing midsize about the sebring's trunk, which was the same as most compact cars! the sound system better have more than just 276-watts also! what a dramatic decrease in trunk size between the 2006 and the 2007 models- went from 16.0-cubic feet down to 13.6...rear leg room went from 38.1 inches down to the current 36.2- which is quite a decrease if you have long-legged passengers in back! the new v6 is a major upgrade, but since the car is on the same platform and is expected to have similar dimensions, trunk space and rear leg room will still be a deterrent!
      • 4 Years Ago
      You know what would be a game-changer? It's if the 200 was RWD. [sarcasm] And Chrysler's probably gonna do it too. [/sarcasm]
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes! That LED strip in the headlights will make me buy one for sure!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Beautiful. I hope it has an Alfa 2uetto interior!!

      (to whom it may concern,
      I apologize for stealing your thunder. haha)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Eh? So far from the angles cues the production version is still very much like the original concept.

      • 4 Years Ago
      A little too much BMW 7 series and Jag XF in the rear, but any change is an improvement. Love the headlights. Don't love the new logo still and the wings get lost in the chrome. Can't wait to see the interior.
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