Chrysler 200 "8 Mile Edition" On The Way

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

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Chrysler is launching a series of “buzz cars”, a fancy name for special edition package that will ostensibly maintain consumer interest in their cars as they progress over the model cycle.

Bloomberg reports that the first buzz car will harken back to the 8 Mile-themed commercial staring Detroit native Eminem

The next phase of Chrysler’s “Imported From Detroit” campaign, which debuted with Eminem in a two-minute Super Bowl commercial in 2011, includes an 8 Mile edition of the Chrysler 200 sedan to mark the movie’s 10-year anniversary, said Olivier Francois, the automaker’s chief marketing officer. It’s also introducing a 300 Motown sedan that will be tied to Broadway’s new show “Motown: The Musical” Francois said in an interview.

The “buzz packages” such as the Gucci edition Fiat 500 and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude, will help shore up consumer interest in between refreshes and re-designed. The 300 Glacier edition, which is “designed for all weather markets such as Denver” will feature will feature “…an active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system that allows the car to transition between rear-wheel drive and all- wheel drive without any action by the driver”. Sounds a little like conventional all-wheel drive systems doesn’t it? Perhaps someone caught a bit too much of a buzz…

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  • Mandalorian Mandalorian on Oct 11, 2012

    8-Mile. Because it can go eight miles before breaking down.

  • Mcs Mcs on Oct 11, 2012

    Will it be re-badged "13 Kilometer Edition" for Canada?

  • Oldyak Oldyak on Oct 12, 2012

    hey,let em do what they do! Their sales numbers are proof that they are doing something right! If its not your cup of tea don't bash. There are a lot of car buyers out there that don't fall into the 'best and brightest' category and actually I am thankful for that!!!!! Why don't you have a look at yourselves before you pass judgement on other peoples tastes!

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    • INeon INeon on Oct 12, 2012

      @mcs These aren't criticisms. They're baseless parroting of a puff piece(about a trim package, mind you) with a negative tone. Sixty comments making fun of a car people haven't seen yet are not valid criticism. Tell us, Derek-- What is the optioning on this 8-Mile Edition 200? What color schemes will be available? Which wheels will be offered? Upholstery? Exhaust? Engine? Gauge mask? Will the clock be redesigned to match? Counter argument: Toyota is selling a Camry SE Sport Special Edition. Yes-- this car is a Sport Edition Sport Special Edition-- a very elegant naming scheme itself.

  • Icemilkcoffee Icemilkcoffee on Oct 12, 2012

    Don't they understand that in the hip-hop world, something that came out 10 years ago might as well be Medievel history?