2015 Chrysler 200 Debuts At Detroit Auto Show

DSC_0159This is the new Chrysler 200. One of the first fruits of a unified Fiat-Chrysler and an undisputed looker, the new 200 introduces a level of Italian style, advanced drivleline technology, and interior refinement that seems totally at odds with most people’s understanding of the company that brought us the K-Car.

That’s one of the things that the Chrysler execs showing off the new car addressed, actually- along with the fact that the new Chrysler 200 required a billion-dollar round of upgrades to the Sterling Heights assembly plant which, in addition to delivering incredibly precise tolerances, improved the plant’s energy efficiency by more than 60% compared to the plant producing the outgoing Chrysler 200.

The big news for gear heads, though, is under the hood of the new Chrysler 200. The latest Multi-Air engine does away with an intake cam, and makes use of a infinitely variable pneumatic cams … last seen in Ferrari’s Formula 1 V8 race car last season.

We’ll cover the new Chrysler 200’s Multi-Air engine in its own post later on (yeah, it really is that good). Until then, enjoy some of these up-close and personal shots of Chrysler’s new sexy … and maybe let us know if you think it deserves to be the new Lancia Delta, after all, in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

Original content from Gas 2.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.