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Canadian Chrysler 200 to get six-speed

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Chrysler Canada issued a press release on the Chrysler 200 (speculative rendering above), saying the four-cylinder World Gas Engine would come with a six-speed automatic. This counters earlier rumors that it would have either a four speed or six speed, but it is possible that Chrysler Canada is configuring its cars differently (or it will have a four speed on base models and an optional six speed).

The actual text includes:

The all-new Chrysler 200 includes an advanced new powertrain lineup featuring the 2.4 – litre 16 valve variable valve timing I-4 World Gas Engine mated to an available six-speed automatic, or the all-new 3.6 litre 24-valve variable valve timing Pentastar V-6 engine which produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic for best-in-class power and performance, while delivering outstanding fuel economy.

Other features that distinguish the all-new Chrysler 200 are new ride and handling tuning including stiffened body mounts and softer ride rate, new suspension geometry with a raised roll centre, a new sway bar, and new 17-inch wheels and tires. The Chrysler 200 also receives and extensively upgraded treatment for the reduction of noise, vibration and harshness including acoustic laminated glass for the windshield and front door windows.

Johnson Clinches Countdown berth in Sonoma

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Allen Johnson has secured his place in the Pro Stock Countdown to the Championship, the six-event series the determines the World Championships of drag racing. Johnson joins Erica Enders-Stevens, who clinched her spot last weekend. Participation is limited to the top ten drivers in each pro class. There were three different top qualifiers in Pro Stock: Johnson had the No....

Steckly scores in National 250

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Three-time series champion Scott Steckly earned his first win of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season Saturday in the National 250 at the Autodrome St. Eustache in St. Eustache, Quebec. Starting from the No. 2 spot, Steckly dominated the race in the No. 22 Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge, leading for 202 of the 250 laps and beating Alex Guenette and the No....

Vipers victorious at the Brickyard

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Jonathan Bomarito and Kumo Wittmer participated in the traditional kissing of the bricks after winning the GT Le Mans class in Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is the first Viper win of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and it’s a major win for SRT Motorsports....

Friday racing results

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Austin Wayne Self, driving the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge, finished second in the Scott Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care that ran late Friday at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis. He crossed the finish line 5.378 seconds after Brandon Jones in the No....

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