AOPA ePilot: Price comparison

From today’s AOPA ePilot:


It’s official. Cessna completed certification of its turbocharged Skylane, the T182T, last Friday. The 235-horsepower Textron Lycoming engine promises slightly better performance than its predecessor, the T182, produced until 1983. “We have listened to our customers and are pleased to provide them with an increase in power, rate of climb, and takeoff performance,” said Cessna spokeswoman Christina Taylor. A three-blade propeller comes standard, as does a Honeywell Bendix/King avionics stack, including a single nav/com and two-axis autopilot. Avionics options include the new Bendix/King KLN 94 GPS and KMD 550 multifunction display, and BF Goodrich WX-500 Stormscope. Cessna expects deliveries to begin by the end of this month. The base price is $281,600."