Chrysler is offering a special edition 200S that will be available this spring.

Just a week after the world found out that Chrysler was dropping the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200, Chrysler announced the “Alloy Edition” of the soon-to-be-discontinued 200 sedan. It’s slated to debut next to the 300S Alloy Edition at the Chicago Auto Show this month, showcasing some unique accenting that includes a dark bronze and titanium finish inside and out.

In the press release announcing the 200S Allow Edition, Tim Kuniskis – the Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA – said, “Chrysler brand embodies Detroit style, and our new 200S and 300S Alloy Editions are a perfect meld of our engineering innovation and craftsmanship, forged with cutting-edge colors and materials inspired by the Motor City’s ingenuity and creativity.”

Of course, one has to remember that the death warrant for the 200S has already been written, so even though Chrysler feels the 200S is an “athletically striking sedan with coupe-like proportions and a timeless look,” it’s not going to be around for long. So, will this new Special Edition be enough to increase sales and save the model from going down as a total flop? Well, probably not, but let’s take a look at what makes it special.

Updated 02/16/2016: We added a series of new images taken during the car’s official debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Check the "Pictures" tab to see them.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition.

What makes the Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition special

On the outside, the 200S can be had in one of five exterior colors – Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, Redline Tri-coat Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, and Bright White Clear Coat, plus the Gloss Black Clear Coat finish you see in the images here. Offsetting the primary finish is a mild placement of bronze accenting on the trim insert that separates the grille from the headlamps, and the trim insert that runs above the air dam and below the fog lights. The grille and air dam are also painted in gloss black, further setting off the bronze accenting. To the sides, the main change is the bronze colored, 19-inch aluminum wheels. Around back, the Chrysler and 200S emblems also take on the bronze accenting pattern.

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The bronze accenting carries over to the interior as well. Inside, the 200S Alloy Edition is available with black cloth and leather trim, or black leather seating with caramel accent stitching on the seats, console armrest, and door trim. Furthermore, there’s a large “S” embroidered on the seat backs with caramel-colored stitching as well. Adding to the interior appearance of the 200S Alloy Edition are titanium-finished accents on the center console, air vents and door trim panels that offset the black interior.

If you’re interested in adding a few unique touches to the exterior, an exterior package that includes a chin spoiler, side sills, rear side sill extensions, and a rear valance is available at a premium. In addition to the exterior package, the 200S also comes in an all-wheel-drive variant that works on demand to shift powered between the front and rear axles as needed. When all-wheel drive isn’t needed, the 200S returns to two-wheel drive mode for better fuel economy.

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So you probably think that all of the extra accenting that comes with the Alloy Edition comes at a huge premium, right? To be honest, I did too, until I took a look at the pricing. The Alloy Edition commands a ticket price of $26,685, which – surprisingly – is just $1,515 more than the starting price of the standard 200S. When you think about what you get for the extra premium, it’s really not that bad of a deal. Now, if only Chrysler took the time to fix the problem with headroom in the rear, maybe it wouldn’t have had to write the car’s death warrant.

Chrysler 200S

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The Chrysler 200 came to be as a replacement for the Chrysler Sebring. which was discontinued after the 2010 model year. The 200 was an improvement over the Sebring, but still didn’t have styling cues that were really worth writing home about. It immediately found itself as a fleet car with its home in rental car parking lots all over the country. It was often boasted as a luxury sedan. For the 2015 model year, the 200 was redesigned with much better looks, but it still suffered a headroom problem in the rear – probably one of the reasons the car didn’t perform so well sales-wise. Chrysler has decided to drop the model from its lineup after this generation, so by 2020, the 200 will be no more.

Read our full review on the Chrysler 200S here.

Press Release

Adding to the 2016 Chrysler 200S and 300S models’ athletic styling, segment-exclusive technologies and driver-focused appointments, the new 200S and 300S Alloy Editions further the Chrysler brand’s color and material leadership and Detroit-born style with trendsetting finishes that include Dark Bronze and Titanium.

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“Chrysler brand embodies Detroit style, and our new 200S and 300S Alloy Editions are a perfect meld of our engineering innovation and craftsmanship, forged with cutting-edge colors and materials inspired by the Motor City’s ingenuity and creativity,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America.

Debuting at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and arriving at Chrysler dealerships nationwide this spring, the new 200S and 300S equipped with the Alloy Edition package have a starting U.S. MSRP of $26,685 and $35,965, respectively (each excluding $995 destination).

Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition

With blacked-out details accenting clean lines and expressive surfaces, the 2016 Chrysler 200S is an athletically striking mid-size sedan with coupe-like proportions and windswept details that give it a timeless look. Taking this Chrysler brand styling further is the new 200S Alloy Edition with a blend of industrial inspired colors and materials.

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The 200’s “face of Chrysler,” a unified look that integrates the grille and headlamps with a Mobius strip-inspired design enhanced by a dynamic grille texture for a unique 3-D effect, is amplified with Dark Bronze paint on the Mobius strip upper and lower grille surrounds. For a more athletic look, the 200S Alloy Edition pairs its Gloss Black accents and daylight opening (DLO) moldings with larger 19-inch Dark Bronze aluminum wheels for an industrial look, while highlighting its sport-tuned suspension. A Dark Bronze “200S” badge on the rear decklid is unique to the Alloy Edition model, while the Titanium touches on the Chrysler wing badge and dual exhaust tips further differentiate the 200S Alloy Edition.

The 2016 Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition will be available in five exterior body colors that amplify the Dark Bronze, Titanium and Black Gloss finishes. Available colors include Gloss Black Clear Coat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, Redline Tri-coat Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat and Bright White Clear Coat.

Chrysler interior designers added just the right touches to carry the trendsetting color and material theme to the interior. The Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition offers the choice of a Black cloth with leather trim, or Black leather seating, each with unique Caramel accent stitching on the seats, center arm rest and door trim panels. A Black and Caramel stitching “S” embroidered on the front sport-contoured seats provides added detail. For an upscale appearance, Piano Black is contrasted with Titanium-finished accents on the door trim panels, center console, outboard air vents and Chrysler wing badge steering wheel.

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More athletic styling with Mopar exterior package
For even more stand-out style, the new 2016 Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition can be optioned with the factory-installed Mopar exterior package that includes an aggressively sculpted front chin spoiler, taller side sills with rear side sill extensions and rear valance.

Innovative all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems
For customers who want the best of style and performance and even more all-weather traction, the new 2016 Chrysler 200S AWD Alloy Edition and 300S AWD Alloy Edition models each include an advanced AWD system that delivers traction to all four wheels when necessary, or thanks to its segment-exclusive technology, can electronically adjust back to two-wheel drive for maximum fuel efficiency.

Chrysler 200S AWD Alloy Edition upgrades the powertrain to a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 295 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, and leads with the mid-size segment’s first AWD system with automatic fully disconnecting rear axle.

The Chrysler 300S AWD Alloy Edition pairs the 300-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with the state-of-the-art TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission and the segment’s most innovative AWD system for up to 27 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway.

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