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According to Allpar sources, the next-generation Chrysler 200, which is being engineered by both Lancia and Chrysler and is based on the same basic platform and architecture as the Dodge Dart, will have a wider variety of engines than the current model. Originally believed to be sold with just the 3.2 liter V6 and nine-speed automatic, the 2014 or 2015 Chrysler 200 is reported to boast an increased-power Chrysler TigerShark 2.4 (around 200 hp) and either the 3.2 or 3.6 liter V6. The 1.4 liter Fiat engine has reportedly been axed, at least in the United States; it may be used in the Lancia version. The Chrysler 200 will have the nine-speed ZF automatic, and is reportedly going to achieve up to 38 mpg, possibly in a special “HFE” model. In Europe, it will be sold as the Lancia Flavia.  So far, there has been no word as to whether the..

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I'm really interested in driving the Pentastar/9-speed combo.. If it is anything like the Pentastar/8-speed in the Charger I had, I think they have a winner in the segment..
 

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If the 9 speed is like the 8 speed, I can't imagine it not being so, it'll be a very good sign. The 3.2L doesn't have to be that amazing, but the two together may be a very reliable and desirable combo, especially since they are working with ZF on it and also working on the 3.2L at the same time. I can imagine tuning and overall "refinements" will be great, and have a larger impact on buyers closer to sales starting than it did when they updated and then dropped the 8 speeds into the 300 and Charger.
 

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The 9-speed 'box is actually a little bit different as it uses interlocking dog clutches other than multi-disc shift elements used in other transmissions.
 

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Mopar392 said:
The 9-speed 'box is actually a little bit different as it uses interlocking dog clutches other than multi-disc shift elements used in other transmissions.
I think you're mixing up the 9-speed with the Cherokee PTO. The ZF9 is a conventional automatic.
 

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16% gains would put the current 3.6 200 @ 33.64mpg hwy...
 

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If this car will be launched in Europe (as a Lancia), it would definitely need the Pratola Serra 1.8 turbo engine, but it seems that engine is not mentioned? (And obviously, it would need diesels...)
 

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guyver[this word has been banned due to its use as a pointless flame tool said:
y]The next gen Chrysler 200 looks great. I would definitely like to try driving one when it is released.
Have you seen it? :huh:
 

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If this car will be launched in Europe (as a Lancia), it would definitely need the Pratola Serra 1.8 turbo engine, but it seems that engine is not mentioned? (And obviously, it would need diesels...)
It's funny how this thing is supposed to be less than 1 yr from launch, Allpar keeps saying that Lancia engineers are working on it and still, in Europe, we have near NO knowledge of the car, its engines, and of whether it'll make it to Europe or not. (and it was not in SM's latest Europe plan...!)

But, as we're throwing in comments, and as this thing, in case it IS launched in Europe, would be my next car, I would add:

1.8 petrol (or at least a tuned version of the 2.0 WGE) would be a requirement
2.0 (and possibly 3.0) diesels are a must
lack of an estate (wagon) version would be a major drawback
the convertible variant would sell nothing in Europe
 

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So, the new 200 will now compete with the Dart in fuel economy and offer more interior room.
 

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It's funny how this thing is supposed to be less than 1 yr from launch, Allpar keeps saying that Lancia engineers are working on it and still, in Europe, we have near NO knowledge of the car, its engines, and of whether it'll make it to Europe or not. (and it was not in SM's latest Europe plan...!)

But, as we're throwing in comments, and as this thing, in case it IS launched in Europe, would be my next car, I would add:

1.8 petrol (or at least a tuned version of the 2.0 WGE) would be a requirement
2.0 (and possibly 3.0) diesels are a must
lack of an estate (wagon) version would be a major drawback
the convertible variant would sell nothing in Europe
It wouldn't be the 1.8/1750 Pratola Serra (ssshhh, we can't use that name as it's supposed to be an engine exclusive to the AR brand), but I bet a bored out 2.0 using the same block and MA2 heads (instead of DVVT+DI) will be offered ;)

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So, the new 200 will now compete with the Dart in fuel economy and offer more interior room.
I imagine it will cost a lot more though.
 

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Erik Latranyi said:
So, the new 200 will now compete with the Dart in fuel economy and offer more interior room.
How do we know it will offer more interior room? The article says it will use the same platform and architecture as the Dart.
 

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Erik Latranyi said:
So, the new 200 will now compete with the Dart in fuel economy and offer more interior room.
At a much higher price point. These bargin basement prices are going away for the 200 once this current generation is done. Also your forgetting the fact that the Dart is getting the 9 speed as well which is going to bump up its fuel economy as well.
 
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