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 2015 Chrysler 200C Coming Soon

The 2015 Chrysler 200C is a very important car for the automotive brand. The 200C is Chrysler’s premiere luxury sedan designed to compete in an already highly competitive segment. Previous iterations of the 200 haven’t been well received, but the 2015 model is definitively stirring the automotive pot.

Based on the Dodge Dart, the 2015 Chrysler 200 uses the same platform, Chrysler’s Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW) platform. Even with similar underpinnings, the Dart and 200C look nothing alike. The 200C has an airy flow of elegance the Dart doesn’t exude.

Power comes from one of two available engines. Standard in the 200C is the 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four engine. It packs Fiat’s MultiAir2 valve-lift technology and produces 184 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque. The optional engine is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, making 295 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, which is available on the 200C AWD (all-wheel drive) model.

Regardless of engine choice, a ZF-designed nine-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board, though paddle shifters are available in V-6 equipped models. Cars with all-wheel drive also have a Sport mode available, which adjusts the steering, throttle response, transmission and driveline behavior, stability control, and adaptive cruise-control system for increased performance.

What separates the 200C from the more plebeian 200 models in the lineup is the 200C’s aim towards luxury. Chrome accents tastefully adorn the exterior luxury sedan, while a slew of differing interior accents are available depending on your taste, including real wood and bronze that are available in the optional Premium Group. Seventeen-, 18- and 19-inch wheels are available.

A seven-inch screen is standard on the 200C, wedged into the instrument panel, while an enormous 8.4-inch Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system is standard. Inside, the 200C is a luxury car disguised as a family sedan. Interior accents and materials feel like they are out of a far more expensive car, while bucking common—and boring—interior design, adding such features as a pass-through center console.

With a starting price point of $25,995, the 200C is set to compete well in this segment. For more information on the 2015 Chrysler 200C, visit Chapman Dodge today.