• Apr 18, 2011
2011 Chrysler 200 S sedan and 200 S convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chrysler is jumping the gun, so to speak, choosing to reveal two new family members ahead of the 2011 New York Auto Show. The 2011 Chrysler 200 S sedan and 2011 200 S convertible appear to be edgier than their non-S counterparts, which is because Chrysler has given them a shot in the styling arm, upping the visual appeal by a few degrees.

The 2011 200 S gets an S-specific Chrysler wing badge on the nose, body-colored side mirrors and door handles and a pair of headlamps with black backgrounds. Sitting underneath the fenders are four 18-inch aluminum wheels, which also all wear the S badge. Inside, the 200 S gets embroidered front headrests, heated leather front seats with suede inserts, suede door trim and a 276-watt Boston Acoustic audio system.

Under the hood, the 200 S gets the now-familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which is good for 283-horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an automatic transmission, the duo is good for 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The fixed-roof 200 S will set you back $26,790 while the drop-top costs $32,490. Both versions are expected to show up on dealer lots sometime this spring.

Be sure to check out the full press release posted after the jump.



[Source: Chrysler]
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Distinctive Style and Attitude Define the New 2011 Chrysler 200 S Sedan and 2011 Chrysler 200 S Convertible

April 19, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The new Chrysler 200 series vehicles provide customers elegant, well-crafted mid-size vehicles with an extraordinary level of standard content and an exhilarating driving experience. From the ground up, the new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan and convertible have been redesigned and upgraded to deliver great American design and engineering, with a value proposition that exceeds expectations.

Now, with the introduction of the S models, Chrysler expands the lineup, offering customers production vehicles with a one-of-a-kind style. The S models have the same DNA as the traditional models, but with an entirely different appearance and attitude. While the traditional Chrysler models make a style and luxury statement, the S models create a different path through the Chrysler brand, taking style in a whole new direction, with a completely different attitude.

"The New York International Auto Show is the perfect place to debut the new 2011 Chrysler 200 S sedan and Chrysler 200 S convertible models," said Olivier Francois, President and CEO, Chrysler Brand – Chrysler Group LLC. "These vehicles are built with an unmistakable attitude and a signature style; and you could say the same of New York itself. The attitude may be 'Imported from Detroit,' but it's definitely at home on Park Avenue."

Chrysler 200 S Sedan
With an elegant style, refined ride and handling characteristics, an exquisitely-crafted interior, a new powertrain and an abundance of standard safety features, the Chrysler 200 sedan is beautifully inspired and a remarkable value. The Chrysler 200 provides drivers a little more style and elegance in segment traditionally known for its "sea of sameness."

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan S model brings a distinct style with a little bit of attitude for the customer that wants to express their individual style, at a price that makes sense.

Distinctive exterior design elements exclusive to the S model include a unique front grille with an S model-only Chrysler winged badge with a black background, body color mirrors and door handles, black background headlamps for a little extra attitude, distinctive 18-in. aluminum wheels with dark painted pockets and "S" badging.

The interior exclusive design features include a perforated leather steering wheel; leather, heated front seats with Digital suede inserts and an embroidered "S" on the front head rests; suede door trim bolsters; a black headliner and a standard Boston Acoustic sound system with a 276-watt CD/DVD/MP3/30 gigabyte hard drive media center with Uconnect® voice command.

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 provides drivers an agile, confident, handling performance in all driving situations, whether it's commuting to work, a weekend adventure on twisty roads or going out with family and friends. Virtually every part of the suspension has been re-engineered or redesigned for 2011, including 26 of 30 suspension bushings. The suspension geometry was completely re-engineered. The track is an inch wider, tire width has been increased from 215 to 225 mm and the Chrysler 200 has been lowered 12 mm in the front and 6 mm in the rear for a lower, wider, more substantial stance.
Customers will drive with confidence in the Chrysler 200 and 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 tires.

The 2011 Chrysler S sedan is powered by the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which produces a best-in-class horsepower rating of 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, but still achieves an exceptional 29 miles per gallon EPA highway fuel economy rating The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine is mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transaxle.

Cabin quietness has been upgraded, resulting in one of the quietest cabins in the segment, and allowing passengers to enjoy their conversations, largely devoid of outside noise. 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 and new sound absorption materials throughout the vehicle.

An abundance of standard safety and security features in every 2011 Chrysler 200 model offer consumers peace of mind at a price they can afford. 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 is Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "Top Safety Pick."

The 2011 Chrysler 200 S has a starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $26,790 (including $750 destination).

Chrysler 200 S model sedans are available to order now and will begin arriving in U.S. dealer showrooms in the second quarter.

Chrysler 200 S Convertible
The new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible offers consumers an open-air driving experience featuring elegant craftsmanship inside and out, a fun, yet refined driving experience, innovative technology, an abundance of standard safety features and an extraordinary level of standard content. The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible is an exciting alternative for customers who want the benefits of a coupe and the true open-air freedom of a convertible, all at a surprising value.

Redesigned and re-engineered for 2011, the Chrysler 200 Convertible is unique in the standard specialty segment as a true mid-sized convertible that comfortably seats 4 adults and has enough room in the trunk, even when the power top is dropped. Consumers can choose from two automatically latching tops, a body-color painted steel, retractable hard top, or a cloth soft top, both of which can drop with the press of a button on the key fob.

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan S model brings a distinct style with a little bit of attitude for the customer that wants to express their individual style, at a price that makes sense.

Distinctive exterior design elements exclusive to the S model include a unique front grille with an S model-only Chrysler winged badge with a black background, body color mirrors and door handles, black background headlamps for a little extra attitude, distinctive 18-in. aluminum wheels with dark painted pockets and "S" badging.

The interior exclusive design features include a perforated leather steering wheel; leather, heated front seats with Digital suede inserts and an embroidered "S" on the front head rests; silver accent thread and a standard Boston Acoustic sound system with a 276-watt CD/DVD/MP3/30 gigabyte hard drive media center.

The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible models provide drivers a fun, confident, handling performance in all driving situations, whether it's commuting to work or a weekend adventure on scenic roads. Virtually every part of the suspension has been retuned or redesigned for 2011, including 22 of 28 suspension bushings. The suspension geometry was completely re-engineered. The track is an inch wider, tire width has been increased from 215 to 225 mm and the Chrysler 200 has been lowered 12 mm in the front and 6 mm in the rear for a lower, wider, more substantial stance.

Customers will drive with confidence in the Chrysler 200 Convertible and 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 tires.

The 2011 Chrysler S Convertible is powered by the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which produces a 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, but still achieves an exceptional 29 miles per gallon EPA highway fuel economy rating The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine is mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transaxle.

With every available safety and security feature standard in the new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible, consumers receive peace of mind at a price they can afford. The 200 Convertible's standard safety features include: advanced multi-stage front passenger air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, electronic stability control (ESC) with brake assist and traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), Brake Override, active front-seat head restraints, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat anchor system, remote keyless illuminated entry, SentryKey engine immobilizer and security alarm.

The 2011 Chrysler 200 S has a starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $32,490 (including $750 destination).
The Chrysler 200 Convertible S model will begin arriving in U.S. dealer showrooms later this spring.

The 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan and convertible models are built at the Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant.


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  • 30 Comments
      Brandon Ivy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, please!!!!!!
      ExoPlanet
      • 3 Years Ago
      From an enthusiasts POV, you dont look at this car as a "Chrysler 200"..you look at it as a design experiment that they had 1 year to accomplish and were given the Sebring as a starting point. Then, you can appreciate the vehicles looks. Cant wait for 2013/2014 to see the REAL Chrysler 200 :)
        Herp-a-Derp
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ExoPlanet
        a little OT, but i dunno if its the camera and its filters but that paint color...do want.
      joyryderr28
      • 3 Years Ago
      i like the color of the car and i think the black out grill makes it look much better and same with the wheels, so if they could just get rid of that tacky side plate with the 200 on it and just put glass there that might even help until they can get the new one out. But i have driven the old one and this interior is nothing like the 2010 model i rented. its like night and day better, shocking better lol
      Felipe Politano
      • 3 Years Ago
      Give it the long awaited 8-speed tranny and some decent four-pots [A revised 2.4 with Fiat's Multiair tech? The downsized 1.75 turbo mill that makes 170 to 220hp? An all-new 4 cylinder Pentastar?] and it's ready to compete with the best propositions in its class.
      scocrmch
      • 3 Years Ago
      You can put all the lipstick in the world on a pig and you still have a pig.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @scocrmch
        [blocked]
        dystroglycan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @scocrmch
        these cars are actually really nice in person, you'll still see the sebring in the side view, but its no pig
      sirjaysmith
      • 3 Years Ago
      the sedan is ugly, but the convertible looks quite nice even with the hardtop up.
      tagg8019
      • 3 Years Ago
      The car looks nice but the awful photography isn't doing it any favors. The blurry motion shots with Detroit in the background, wheels "moving" and ... no driver, in any of them. For people who dump in the car, yes it could be better but it really isn't "the worst car ever" the way some claim. It's actually pretty quick, has good quality, and looks good. It's not great at anything but it is hardly awful.
      Christian Gani
      • 3 Years Ago
      Michael Scott...your next vehicle has arrived.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      JonZeke
      • 3 Years Ago
      The sooner Chrysler can dump this platform, the sooner we can enjoy a properly realized car from the talented design staff in Auburn Hills. Its painful to see the beauty elements sitting on the awkward proportions of this chassis.
      and003
      • 3 Years Ago
      These Chrysler 200s look good considering what Chrysler started with in the Sebring. One can only imagine how the Sebring could have been improved if they weren't planning to design a new mid-size sedan from the ground up. It makes me wonder why Daimler AG or Cerberus didn't think of these improvements.
        ExoPlanet
        • 3 Years Ago
        @and003
        Daimler sucks.
        Andreas O Gatos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @and003
        Is anyone under the impression that Fiat has had any impact on Chryslers products in just a little over a year after they took over? How fast do you think decisions can be taken and tooling can change? The products we are seeing now is the aftermath of Daimler's ownership, plain and simple. The new Cherokee, 300 is based on Mercedes hardware (Cherokee and new M-class even look alike) and the 200 facelift (look at those bumbers! Typical AMG..) was propably signed off before Fiat took over.
          john
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Andreas O Gatos
          The products we are seeing now are NOT the developments of Daimler. Daimler TRASHED Chrysler, cheapened everything, ran off very smart people that were running Chrysler before the "merger." Cerberus came in, started cleaning house, fixing stuff, putting some money back into design and engineering. Unfortunately the economy/auto market crashed....and their work was never fully realized until after the Bankruptcy. Fiat is essentially finishing and putting their own spin on the plans Cerberus started out. I give Cerberus and Fiat both credit. And the team Marchionne as hassembled is pretty darn good. We're all in for some automotive treats.
      Xterra_Mayo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not a huge Chrysler fan but this not a bad looking convertible at all, ten times better than the last sebring convertible. I'd put it just under the BMW and Audi convertible class
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