2015 Chrysler 200S: Behold The Dark HorseBy: Aleyia Dixon - March 23, 2014
While the 2015 Chrysler 200 is what Chrysler hopes will rise its company to the top of the U.S. midsize sedan sales chart, the 200S model is the most interesting thing about the model intended to be Chrysler’s flagship vehicle.
The brand also has a luxury “C” and a Limited trim level availability with the Chrysler 200, and while the Limited will likely make the most sales, the “S” aka The Dark Horse is the most exciting.
The words used to describe the “S” model so far have been “dark”, “sinister” and “Detroit-inspired.” Funny words to be attached to a Chrysler, but this isn’t your Aunt Edma’s Fifth Avenue. While the “S” was available on first-generation 200s, it was an optional trim package more focus on appearance- and it wasn’t as intense as this year.
The 2015 Chrysler 200S will come with Hyper Black aluminum wheels, black metal accents, dual exhaust pipes along with cloth and leather black and blue interior materials. The 200S provides a $4,200 optional configuration that offers a 262 lb.-ft of torque, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with an unmatched 295 horsepower.
The 2015 200S will offer an optional all-wheel-drive that only Ford Fusion provides at this current time. This option makes it great for winter driving and gives the driver a rear-wheel-drive feel. The 200S also provides a fully disconnecting rear axle when the all-wheel-drive isn’t used to improve fuel economy. These features coupled with its intense look put the Chrysler 200S in a “revolutionary” category while its related “C” and Limited trends are no slouch–inside and out– either.
The standard 2015 Chrysler 200 comes with the brand’s 2.4-liter MultiAir 2 Tigershark I-4 with a 13 percent fuel economy improvement.
The entry-level vehicle starts at $21,795, the 200S starts at $24,495 and the 200C starts at $25,995 with differing prices according to each trim level and chosen option. You can check out everything from more intricate details to a dealer near you at the Chrysler website.
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