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Under the 200

by David Zatz on

Some may wonder how the new Chrysler 200 manages to be so much more aerodynamic than the outgoing model, which spent no mean amount of time in the wind tunnels itself. One answer is the sloping roof, also used (with varying shapes) by Audis, Fords, and other cars. Another is the reasonably sized grille, definitely not used by Fords.

A large factor, though, in drag is the underbody; air does not all go over the car. The 2015 Chrysler 200, like upper models of the Dodge Dart, has underbody covers which slash the amount of drag. Interestingly, the covers on the 200 seem to only be placed up front, while those on Dart cover most of the car; this allowed photographer Marc Rozman to get a view of the rear suspension as well, for the true car geeks.

Finally, just for those who want a splash of color, we are providing a new view of the 200S’ dashboard, showing the optional 8.4” UConnect stereo and 7” configurable display.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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