The latest Sebring Convertible and Sedan brother were excellent examples of Chrysler lost completely. Cars like the Chrysler Sebring led the former Corporation to ruin nearby. While well intentioned, was not enough, the Sebring droptop sports or luxury, or in the least worth to drive. To top it all off, it was ugly, the ultimate proof that the leaders in Auburn Hills were distracted or just not care, because Chrysler had in the past ten years, produced many good designs.
Backup bankruptcy Chrysler mat is broken, but ready to fight again. Until there is a whole new wave of Fiat-based medium-class cars can be manufactured in the U.S. for consumption, the company has to make the best of his Sebring lineup. It started with ditching the name of Sebring, which had become synonymous with auto-lameness, in favor of the 200 benign nickname. We have already about the new Chrysler 200 sedan, which we went in November last year [LINK HERE] said. So far we have behind the wheel of the 200 sedan, the newly-designed as the sedan and redesigned.
As a convertible, the 200 has as its predecessor Sebring much to offer, starting with the fact that the spacious and versatile and easily holds four people. Chrysler Sebring dumped standard el-cheapo vinyl roof (usually a price leader in rental fleet), but still offers buyers a choice of a traditional fabric top or a folding metal.We think it looks better with a real ragtop, which is well insulated and without compromise.
Wind down with top management and the air baffle in place in the rear is quite good, and it is easy to call a 75 km / h, although there are still enough air to run around behind you. The head of the operation is fully automatic and can be operated either from above from a distance of the station.
The 200 interior is a big jump from the cab of the Sebring, with simple but elegant lines, a beautifully designed center console, and a higher quality of the materials. The door trim panels are well padded and nicely stitched French, but the passenger door of our testers from a piece of vinyl that was bubbling, and the rubber lip on the A-pillar is wavy. Let us hope that this pre-production hiccups
All in all, the 200 is a commendable effort to a much needed car is firmly established. During the 200 sedan is facing many major competitors in the midsize sedan arena, which should be 200 convertible, although imperfect, it is easier to have it, because it does not combine as many cars in its class to deliver the features, space and price. Speaking of which, the touring car starts at $ 27,195, including destination, with about $ 1,400 drop from a comparably equipped Sebring poses and the Limited starts at $ 31,990. Touring model with a V-6 seems to go, and starts at $ 00000. [PRICE T / K] The cars go on sale this spring.
2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible
Base Price (Touring/Limited): $27,195/$31,990
Engines: 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4; 3.6-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6
Horsepower: 173 hp @ 6000 rpm; 283 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 166 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm; 260 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic