To be fair, the much more expensive Infiniti G37 behaves in much the same way, with an equal amount of thumping, but perhaps slightly quieter whirring sounds in the Infiniti. All dimensions are in inches millimeters unless otherwise noted. Though this is obviously the convertible variant and not the sedan, the interior comments would be the same for either. When comparing the 200 convertible and Camaro convertible using TrueDelta. The upper surface pops upward as the airbag is inflated.
Dealer implies no warranties or guarantees unless specified in writing. Owners could drop the top with a switch on the instrument panel, or with the press of the button on the key fob. We took to the streets and sweeping mountain roads around San Diego, California, to find out. In each of the crashes, the touchscreen continued to display at static map and was completely unresponsive to any user input whatsoever. All dimensions are measured at curb weight with standard wheels and tires unless otherwise noted. The retractable hardtop was in body color. Fuel economy from the new Pentastar V6 was quite respectable.
Pricing for the 200 S is yet to be announced. On both the soft-top and hardtop, the power top folds in three sections and automatically latches. Chrysler provided the vehicle , insurance and one tank of gas for this review. The car was lowered 12 mm in front and 6 mm in back for better steering response; in addition, the torsion bar and intermediate shaft isolator rates were increased for a more precise feel. Chrysler pairs the new V6 with a six-speed automatic that has AutoStick manual-shift capability.
There have been numerous quality problems with the Karmann tops on the first generation; whether these have been worked out, we do not know. The hardtop takes 30 seconds to do its disappearing act, three seconds longer than the soft-top version. Suspension dampers were retuned using advanced damper valving technology, providing more control without degrading comfort; redesigning the front suspension cradle isolators cut shake on uneven road surfaces; while revised front strut mounts brought better isolation and less impact noise on rough surfaces. But although Chrysler could have gone further to make the 200 more fun to drive, the comprehensiveness of the revamp makes the new car far more appealing than its miserable predecessor. I own the sedan version which has been a very pleasurable ride.
The gear ratios of the six-speed transmission allow the engine to work more efficiently at lower speeds, providing the foundation for a spirited driving experience. The car is not a handling champ, nor is it intended to be. Watching a retractable hardtop opening and closing used to be a source of fascination for me when I was younger. Today, Chrysler is much healthier today than it was at the time the Sebring was engineered, and — before reinforcements arrive with their Italian accent in the coming years. The robust points of interest database make it easy to find nearby restaurants, shopping, hospitals or other local destinations. The entire vehicle was revisited, retuned, and upgraded, from engine to seats.
I turned off the car briefly about 5 seconds , opened the door, and re-started the car, and it was still frozen. The 200 Limited continues to offer the choice of a fabric or steel roof. For its part, Chrysler avers that two golf bags will fit. The was developed by building on the four-speed automatic; it added two new primary gear ratios and a secondary ratio for passing at highway speeds. However, its use as a family vehicle is totally dependent on the size of the family, both in number and in physical dimensions.
And, considering the 200 sedan and convertible share the same mechanicals, the things that perturbed me with the former are just as present in the latter more on that later. Still waiting in the wings is the range-topping 200 S convertible that, like the Limited, will come standard with the Pentastar V-6 and unique chrome-clad 18-inch wheels, a black chrome grille, and a smattering of sporty-looking exterior bits. Navigation and radio functionality returned at that point. More Than Lipstick on a Pig Were the 200 merely a reskinned Sebring, we would dismiss it as lipstick on a two-ton pig, hardly worthy of a new moniker. Sounds like the 200 is still a Sebring at heart but improved enough to consider owning. . Would the droptop take a similar leap toward decency? Availability Standard on 200 S model Type and Material.
One drops the top with a switch on the centre console or via a button on the keyfob. Predictably, the four-banger has a hard time pulling two tons of 200 with any sort of urgency, and the standard six-speed automatic transmission constantly shifts in the search for grunt. The window was confused because I had the door open to greet my children as I arrived at home with the top down, and I closed the roof while the door was open. When the top is stowed, there is only 6. Sadly, the S model will bring no performance-enhancing bits.
Even the base model had 17 inch aluminum wheels and audio controls on the wheel. I totally forgot about the Eclipse Spyder. For 2011, the cloth soft top was available in Pebble Beige or Black. Uconnect® Voice Command was optional. But many people may be fooled nonetheless, since most everything else buyers see on the 200 replaces something that was uglier, cheaper, or both on the Sebring. Those of shorter stature will naturally have less of a concern.