As the premium model of the newest addition to Chrysler’s luxurious new lineup, the 2011 200 Limited is an ideal embodiment of the company’s reinvigorated commitment to style and sophistication.
The 200 Limited (MSRP $19,245) is at the top of a line that also includes LX and Touring trims. With attractive styling, chrome accents, LED taillamps and a streamlined profile to accompany its shiny new wings, the design work on Chrysler’s all-new 200 Limited (starting MSRP $23,745) is mature and sophisticated. Aggressively sculpted advanced halogen headlamps with LED accents, projector foglamps, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels and a pair of bright exhaust tips, however, suggest an underlying athleticism to Chrysler’s newest luxury offering.
And that’s precisely what drivers get, as the all-new Limited offers Chrysler’s new, lightweight, compact Pentastar V6 engine along with a revamped suspension setup engineered from the ground up. With dual-overhead cams, variable-valve timing and a high-flow intake and exhaust, the 200’s new 3.6-liter V6 delivers a healthy 283 hp through a standard six-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick® clutchless manual shifting. Standard Limiteds come with Chrysler’s advanced, 173-hp 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder, along with fuel economy ratings topping out at 31 highway mpg.
All-Speed Traction Control and Electric Stability Control come standard on Chrysler’s top-model 200, but the real star is the painstakingly engineered suspension system. A new MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear setup delivers exceptional balance and agility around tight corners while a lowered ride height and
comfort-tuned springs ensure luxurious comfort and smoothness on tougher roads. The 200’s suspension navigates the line between enjoyable athleticism and refined luxury with startling agility.
Inside, however, there is only refined luxury. The cabin of Chrysler’s Limited is both expressively styled and elegantly outfitted. Soft-touch door and instrument paneling complement carefully tailored, leather-trimmed bucket seats with driver and passenger heating. Leather trimming on the steering wheel and shiftknob, subtle blue LED ambient lighting and black and chrome premium accents reflect the impressive attention to detail Chrysler paid the 200. The cabin itself is even designed to mitigate harsh road noises and vibrations, integrating innovative sound absorbers, laminated glass and silencers where necessary to preserve quality and refinement.
The Limited gets a standard remote starter, as well as standard heated power side mirrors and an available sunroof. Along with standard steering wheel-mounted controls, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and optional Boston Acoustics® speakers, the 200 gets Chrysler’s available uconnect™ Media Center. Through touchscreen or Bluetooth® voice control, uconnect provides access to a 30GB in-dash hard drive full of your music (up to 6,700 songs), along with available navigation, real-time traffic, hands-free phone and even web access (when properly equipped).
Elegance and intelligent performance; they’re what make Chrysler’s top-model 200 Limited a standout amongst a deep sea of competitors. An all-new entry to a refreshed and reinvigorated lineup, the 200 earns its wings.