First shown as part of a Mopar-massaged concept in 2011, then debuting in the 2012 model year to enhance the look of Pentastar-powered cars, the “S” appearance package will expand its reach even further in the 2013 Chrysler 200 lineup. That’s because the brand will offer it on three separate trim levels, instead of as a standalone V6 model:
First off, the S enhancements are available with the 2013 Chrysler 200 Touring edition, which is the midway point in the sedan’s portfolio, and deliver a sinister blackout-style treatment with a black-finished grille and fog-lamp bezels, black-treatment headlamps, black-inlay exterior Chrysler badging, projector fog lamps, an exclusive “S” badge, and 18-inch polished and painted aluminum wheels wrapped in all-season touring tires.
(Note: This setup accounts for two of the three S versions, since it is available with both the 200’s standard I4 engine—rated at 173 hp, 166 lb.-ft. of torque and 20 mpg city/31 mpg highway—or the powerful Pentastar V6, offering 283 hp, 260 lb.-ft. of torque and 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway.)
And while the Touring models do provide a solid slate of standard content, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, a six-speaker sound system, halogen headlights and acoustic laminated glass, drivers who want to up the ante further can add the S package to the 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited. Here, the sole powertrain choice involves the award-winning Pentastar V6, and along with all the S features on the Touring 200, Chrysler adds leather-trimmed buck seats, a steering wheel wrapped in perforated leather, body-color door handles, and body-color exterior mirror caps.
Like all Limited models, this configuration also provides standard premium cues such as heated front seats, remote start and new premium speakers from Boston Acoustics.
Still starting at $18,995 and still built in the U.S. at the Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant, the 2013 Chrysler 200 will arrive at dealerships in the very near future.