Chrysler 200 S Mopar
Mopar is Chrysler’s parts, service, and customer service organization, but it’s also the go-to department for performance. Since Mopar offers performance accessories, it also puts together concept vehicles from time to time, and today at SEMA, Mopar has shown us that it’s at it again – this time with a Chrysler 200 S.
The 200 S by Mopar isn’t outrageous by any means, but it does showcase a number of accessories – some of which are currently available from Mopar. Unlike some of the concepts we’ve seen this year from other manufacturers, the 200 S Mopar actually has an equal balance between exterior modifications, interior modifications, and engine modifications.
Even if you’re not a fan of Chrysler’s products, you’ll still be able to find something to like about this modified, midsize sedan from Mopar. Let’s take a look.
Continue reading to learn more about the Chrysler 200 S Mopar.
First off, the 200 S is painted in Ceramic Grey Metallic, which actually gives the otherwise mild body lines a deeper, 3D appearance. The car is fitted with a body kit that includes a new front chin splitter, rear valance, and side skirts. Again, the pieces aren’t super aggressive, but they do give the 200 S the confident look it really needs. The car rides on 19-inch Mopar wheels with a Satin Black finish that gives the car a more “shadowed” appearance. To go along with the exterior upgrades, the car has a dual-vented hood available from Mopar performance, as well as dual-outlet concept exhaust tips.
The car is also equipped with an available performance suspension kit that drops the ride by about an inch, improving handling and drivability. Along with better handling, the suspension kit gives the 200 S a sporty, aggressive stance that makes it more of a sports sedan than a family mobile.
The interior also received a number of upgrades. For starters, Mopar installed concept Katzkin leather seats. The perforated inserts on the seats are outlined in Mopar Blue piping. Adding to the blue interior accents, Mopar also added blue coloring to the instrument cluster and parts of the door panel. Other available accessories include Mopar premium floor mats and a Mopar premium pedal kit that replaces the standard rubber pedal fittings. These are all relatively mild modifications, but, in this case, less is more. The blue accents on the instrument cluster and seats really have a nice effect with the Ceramic Grey Metallic paint on the exterior. The blue accenting also makes the somewhat boring interior come to life with minimal effort.
The Mopar 200 S was equipped with an optional 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that puts out 295 HP and 262 LB-FT
This is where things really get exciting – well, on a mild level, anyway. The Mopar 200 S was equipped with an optional 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that puts out 295 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. In stock form, it hits a 0-to-60 mph run in just 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of 121 mph. The engine isn’t completely stock, though, as Mopar equipped it with a couple performance upgrades. First off, they replaced the basic air intake with a new Mopar cold-air intake system. Mopar also took the liberty of equipping it with a cat-back exhaust system.
Currently, Mopar has yet to release official performance numbers for the car, but I would suspect that the new exhaust and cold-air intake would add on at least a few ponies. I would guess the car sits somewhere in the area of 300 to 305 horsepower, and upward of 275 pound-feet of torque. I doubt the 0-to-60 time drops below six seconds, but it should get to within a few 10ths of a second. Of course, these are just minor, bolt-on upgrades, but with some computer tuning, this 200 S could put out closer to 350 horses.
I’m not much of a fan when it comes to Chrysler products these days. Between the recalls and the poor design quality of cars like the mid-2000s Chrysler 300, I just can’t fancy myself getting behind the wheel of one. Regardless, I like the 200 S by Mopar. I think the body kit, the Grey Metallic paint, the Satin black wheels, and the blue accents in the interior make it a good looking car. I can’t stand a lot of space between the tires and the wheel wells, so the performance suspension kit really works wonders for the look as well. I think the thing I like best about this specific concept, however, is that most of the items used to modify it are available right now from Mopar performance. In this case, there’s no drooling and hoping most of what you see makes it to production.