A confident, fun driving experience is the result of major suspension upgrades

The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible features an improved driving experience across the board, with almost every system in the suspension being redesigned or retuned, including 22 of the 28 suspension bushings. The changes result in noticeable improvements in ride, routine handling and if needed, emergency maneuvers.

Ride handling was upgraded to world-class levels by improving body control, reducing vehicle shake and improving isolation. Improvements include:

Suspension dampers were retuned using advanced damper valving technology, providing more body control without degrading ride comfort
Redesigning the front suspension cradle isolators, reducing vehicle shake on uneven road surfaces and providing a more solid feeling to the vehicle
Redesigning the front suspension strut mounts, resulting in improved isolation and reduced impact noise on rough road surfaces

Handling characteristics of the new 200 Convertible were re-engineered, enabling drivers to have an exhilarating driving experience under normal driving conditions.

The steering feels more responsive and precise, there's more stability when changing lanes, less body roll and more steering sensitivity, giving the driver confidence and control
The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible was lowered 12 mm in the front and 6 mm in the rear, improving steering response
The steering gear was retuned, the torsion bar and intermediate shaft isolator rates were increased, resulting in a more precise steering feel
The geometry was modified to increasing rear roll-steer, improving lane change stability
Spring rates and the size of the front and rear stabilizer bar diameters were increased, reducing body roll and increasing steering sensitivity
Steering precision and durability were improved by retuning the rear suspension link bushings
Rear suspension bushings, including the toe, camber and spring links, incorporate larger bushings and ball joints for increased lateral stiffness
New design for the rear knuckles and larger diameter bushings increased the roll center height, camber gain and roll understeer resulting in improved steering and cornering response

Engineers also addressed handling during emergency maneuvers.

Better capability when cornering and more precise steering and stability
Revising springs and stabilizer bars, geometry changes and bushing changes improve the steering precision and stability during emergency handling maneuvers
New, premium tires provide increased grip and cornering capability, that result in improved stopping distance and emergency handling performance

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