Making its first public appearance in New York, the 2013.5 Chrysler 200 S Special Edition puts an upscale spin on the automaker's mid-size sedan. Working in collaboration with noted Detroit apparel manufacturer Carhartt -- producer of the iconic "Imported from Detroit" clothing line --  Chrysler says it crafted the 200 S Special Edition to reflect the common values of hard work, ingenuity and perseverance shared by both firms along with their "never say die" attitude.

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An even more intense embodiment of the elements found in the extremely popular "S Package," the 2013.5 Chrysler 200 S Special Edition ratchets up its exterior attitude with custom touches that include a gloss-black mesh grille insert with a platinum-chrome surround and platinum-chrome fog light accent spears up front, body-color side sill cladding with platinum-chrome belt moldings and 18-inch semi-gloss black alloy wheels wrapped in 225/50 tires to pop its profile view. Out back, the 200 S Special Edition boasts a body-color decklid spoiler, platinum chrome light bar and a unique rear valance with integrated polished exhaust tips. While no changes were made to the car's 283-horsepower Pentastar V6 or 6-speed automatic transmission, Chrysler did enhance the vehicle dynamics by fitting a tauter sport suspension.

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Inside, the Chrysler 200 S Special Edition steps up the standard fare found in a Limited S model - including leather upholstery and a premium Boston Acoustics audio package with unique Carhartt touches. Heading the list are black water-resistant fabric seat inserts with Carhartt logos in the seatbacks set off with diesel-gray accent stitching and a black finish on the air vents, gear shift, cup holders and control buttons on the multifunction steering wheel.

Production on the 2013.5 Chrysler 200 S Special Edition will begin later this spring with sales to start shortly thereafter. Pricing starts at $29,865.


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