There has been a lot lately going around the new 2015 Chrysler 200. Except for its simple elegance and exhilarating driving experience that it delivers, the brand has just announced that it also offers fuel economy of up to 36 miles per gallon.

The model is equipped with a standard nine-speed transmission and available all-wheel drive. It also offers customers a choice of two powertrains that contribute for en economic and exceptional ride quality.

Precisely, as a standard the 2015 Chrysler 200 comes driven by the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 I-4 engine. Namely, this power plant delivers an EPA estimated 23 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined fuel consumption.

The second powertrain is the available 295 horsepower (217 kW) Pentastar V-6, which is rated at 19 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. When the model is equipped with the aforementioned engine and the all-wheel-drive system, then the ratings are the following: 18 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

These exceptional numbers of fuel efficiency are due to the advanced technologies included in the new Chrysler 200. The firs to mention is the innovative optional all-wheel-drive system which features fully disconnecting rear axle that improves fuel economy by operating in front-wheel drive when all-wheel drive is not needed. This system also includes one-speed power transfer unit (PTU).

Next is the nine-speed automatic transmission, which dispenses power smoothly for elevated performance. This is possible because the ratio steps between its gears are smaller than those of other transmissions.

Moreover, the model also offers outstanding aerodynamics with a 0.27 Cd that also contributes towards improved fuel economy, on-road dynamics, and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

2015 Chrysler 200 has a starting price of just $21,700 USD.

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Source: Chrysler