Chrysler has decided to preemptively reveal two new models, the 200 S and the 200 S Convertible.
The ‘S’ treatment is a cosmetics-only package, so don’t expect to find any bolt-on superchargers and aftermarket exhausts in this article, just chrome, leather and paint. Suspension elements are unchanged from the standard car, which is unfortunate.
Distinctive exterior design elements exclusive to the S model include a unique front grille with an S model-only Chrysler winged badge with a black background, body color mirrors and door handles, black background headlamps for a little extra attitude, distinctive 18-in. aluminum wheels with dark painted pockets and “S” badging.
Inside, exclusive design features for the S models include a perforated leather steering wheel; leather, heated front seats with Digital suede inserts and an embroidered “S” on the front head rests and a high-end Boston Acoustic sound system with a 276-watt CD/DVD/MP3/30 gigabyte hard drive media center. In addition, the sedan model gets suede door trim bolsters and a black headliner.
The 2011 Chrysler 200 S sedan and 200 S convertible are powered by the same drivetrain as the rest of the 2011 Chrysler 200 lineup, specifically with the new 3.6L Pentastar V6 pumping 283 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission with the Autostick feature.
Expect similar S models in this vein to follow in the Chrysler lineup, as the company is planning to debut a 300 S as well.