Chrysler teases Sebring replacement: the 200

Chrysler has released teaser pictures, as well as info, on their Sebring replacement: the 200.

The car looks like it should be much better looking than the drab and dreary Sebring. However, let’s have a look under the skin.

Customer will be able to order a 2.4L I4 or the new 3.6L Pentastar V6. Power figures aren’t revealed on the former, but the latter will put out 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. Here’s the interesting part though: the 2.4L I4 is offered with either a six-speed automatic, or a four-speed auto. Who in this day and age still makes a four-speed gearbox?

Nonetheless, the car sounds like it’ll be a huge step forwards compared to the Sebring. We’ll have more details for you as they become available.

Press Release

Chrysler Brand Releases Information Regarding New 2011 Mid-sized Sedan, the Chrysler 200

September 14, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -Chrysler Group LLC today announced details 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.

The Chrysler 200 gets a new powertrain lineup featuring the 2.4-liter I-4 World Gas Engine mated to either a four-speed or six-speed automatic transaxle, or the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque 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.

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.

Source: Chrysler

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