Chrysler has announced the debut of the Chrysler 200 S sedan and convertible. The cars have bowed in at the New York Auto show and they look pretty darn good. The cars have been redesigned and upgraded from the ground up based on American driving habits and style. The S models of the 200 have the same core as the normal versions of the 200 with a different appearance on the outside.
"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."
Both of these cars are 2011 models and will be differentiated from normal models with "S" badges, 18-inch wheels with dark painted pockets and a unique front grill. Inside the cars are other exclusive features. They have perforated leather steering wheels, leather, heated front seats with suede inserts, and "S" on the headrests. The cars also have black headliners and Boston Acoustic sound systems with 276W of power.
The suspension in the S models is revamped for performance with less body roll and a lower ride height than normal versions. Both the convertible and the coupe use the same 6-speed auto transmission, 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine rated for 283hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 29mpg on the highway for the convertible and coupe. The S series starts at $32,450.