The Chrysler 200 will look to increase its fuel economy some more come this fall.
The American automaker has revealed that it will add start-stop technology to the new Chrysler 200 this September that will help increase fuel economy and reduce emissions. Chrysler first implemented its start-stop technology in its lineup of Ram pickup trucks and the Chrysler 200 will be the second vehicle to benefit.
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Start-stop technology will shut off the Chrysler 200′s engine when the vehicle is idle and will automatically restart when the driver takes their foot off the brake pedal. The system utilizes a battery pack and a modified alternator, which generates a current while also working as a starter for the engine. It is not known if the start-stop technology will be standard or optional on the 2015 Chrysler 200, though the ones currently for sale does not offer it.
On the Ram pickups, start-stop technology helps increase fuel economy by 1 mpg, but it’s likely that it’ll be better on the Chrysler 200 thanks to its improved aerodynamics.
The current Chrysler 200 gets 23/36 MPG (city/highway) with the 4-cylinder and 19/32 MPG for the V6.
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