Chrysler Sebring

February 27th, 2013 | Comments Closed | Chrysler

The Chrysler Sebring was a line of mid-size cars that were sold from 1995 through 2010 by the Chrysler division of Chrysler. Three generations of convertibles, two generations of sedans, two generations coupes were produced. While the coupe shared the same name and some of the styling cues, the mechanically unrelated to other Sebring models. Chrysler Sebring line was introduced in 1995 with the Coupe Chrysler Sebring. It was the Coupe Chrysler LeBaron. In 1996 convertible launch, instead of LeBaron and counterpart. For 2001, both body styles then and now version of the sedan was offered. Sedan Chrysler Cirrus. The coupe was discontinued after 2005 with no planned replacement model. Chrysler Sebring Sedan was introduced in 2007, but the convertible version until 2008. This generation added a couple of new options including all-wheel drive on the sedan models and a hardtop for the convertible. All models Chrysler Sebring and 200 for the 2011 model year.

Chrysler Sebring First Generation (FJ / JX, 1995-2000)

The Chrysler Sebring was introduced as a coupe for 1995, and as a convertible in 1996. The both models instead of the Chrysler LeBaron. The convertible was built off the Chrysler JA platform and used Sedan Cirrus, while the coupe was based on the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Chrysler Sebring was named after Sebring, Florida, the site of the famous endurance race car called the 12 Hours Sebring. The name was first used by Chrysler Corporation’s Plymouth division trim line of the Satellite mid-size coupe of the 1970s.

The 1995 through 2000 Chrysler Sebring coupe was the successor to the Coupe Chrysler LeBaron. The first generation Chrysler Sebring coupe was introduced in April 1995, a few months after the related Dodge Avenger. Despite the similarity Avenger, the suspension of the Chrysler was tuned to a slightly softer side, compared to Dodge’s stiff suspension. Although the Sebring did not really offer true “off-the-line ‘muscular, handle well over long, Cuties roads, offering minimal body roll. LXi models further benefited from rear bars on, a tuned suspension slightly different fully independent, with 17 wheels inch wrapped with Goodyear Eagle tires to work. the writing Slalom speed proved to be impressed with the car in its class, and played for the Sebring’s 4-wheel double wishbone suspension and variable speed rack and its Opinion, both of which were key contributors to the car’s road manners.

The Chrysler Sebring underwent a minor facelift for 1997. Its grille was replaced with the slightly larger black grid. The facelift also made ​​the Sebring the first car to use the “wings” logo Chrysler’s from 1930 that continued until model year 2010. The restyle 1997 also saw the addition of ribbed lower body cladding new wheel styles. Features offered Chrysler Sebring Coupes included 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, automatic adaptive transmissions and fully independent suspension, and a host of factors beyond the mists. The Chrysler Sebring also offered features not usually found in its class. This included a variable speed rack and its Opinion, 17-inch aluminum wheels with Kumho Eagle tires, 4-wheel double wishbone suspension, power windows one-touch, one-touch moonroof, mirror electrochromic with compass, power accessory delay ignition, and the Homelink universal transmitter, among the other options.

Sebring Coupe received a 5-star safety rating, the highest average. The first generation bodystyle Coupes continued to be sold in the past year of 2000 models to choose to export models. The Chrysler Sebring Convertible was launched in 1996 alongside the Chrysler Sebring Coupe. When using the “Sebring” nameplate, the convertible did not share any Sheetmetal and coupe. The convertible founded Sedan Chrysler Cirrus, and the convertible LeBaron. In Mexico, a rare turbocharged 2.4 L DOHC I4 engine was optional. The coefficient of drag, 1996 JX is 0,36.

Chrysler Sebring Second Generation (ST-22 / JR, 2001-2006)

Now Sebring name was used on three different cars for 2001. The coupe was based on the Mitsubishi Eclipse, while sedan and convertible were Chrysler JR platform successors to the Chrysler Cirrus. The car got a facelift in 2004 with a new front fascia, and the Chrysler logo in the rear. The Sebring coupe was discontinued after the 2005 Sebring was sold as the Chrysler Cirrus in Mexico. Exclusive for Cirrus was the availability of the turbocharged 2.4 L DOHC engine Chrysler’s, models with this engine are described with “High Output” badge on the back of the car. Also unique to Cirrus a number of levels zemikhawulo sedan had just given two while convertible was offered one, but all were equipped with an automatic transmission.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the 2001-2006 Sebring an Acceptable overall rating in frontal crash tests. In side impact test, a Poor overall rating was given to models without side airbags. The IHS did not test the Sebring with side airbags since Chrysler declined another test. For 2001, Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Now took the sheet of metal with the sedan, although it is still very different from coupe. The front fascia and most of the interior were the factors that the vehicles are common. Elements inside were carried over from the first generation car, even though the body under the shell is very different. The Sebring received minor styling updates (especially the appearance of the nose) for the 2004 model year.

A Chrysler Sebring coupe was introduced for the 2001 model year, based on the third generation of Mitsubishi Eclipse. Like previous generation, the coupe shared very little in common sedan or convertible, without name a few styling cues to help market all three cars together in a single model. The Chrysler Sebring Coupe received a facelift for 2003 and was discontinued after the 2005 2008 Chrysler Sebring hardtop convertible is a de facto change.

hrysler and manufactured export versions of the 2001-2006 Sebring sedan and convertible for the continental European market. Front and rear lights are European standards, apart from the USA & Canada that turn-signal indicators are orange, and additional side-turn repeaters on the front fenders. Bumper rear has a larger recess for the longer European-size license plates, and two rear fog lamps were tied, one each side of the license plate. The headlamps LHD incorporate Euro-type H4 bulbs, and three way up and down the beam-level preparation through the dash-mounted button to the left of the steering wheel. Emissions controls are standard EURO 3, later versions were made with distances Engine EURO 4. offered were 2.0 L DOHC 16V inline 4-cylinder (later 2.4L unit in some countries), and the 2.7 L DOHC 24V 6 unit -cylinder.

The 2.0 and 2.4L engines are available with 5-speed manual or four-speed 41TE auto transmission (depending on country), six-cylinder engine only appear. As the 2001-2006 Chrysler Sebring sedan and convertible were left in the car, they were not sold in the UK and Ireland. Chrysler UK did not, however, taking convertibles with a 2.7L engine 50 in 2001/2002, and these were purchased or selected dealers. To be non-standard in the UK is a list of Chrysler’s time, however, no longer were. Zemikhawulo levels offered in Europe were LE (equivalent to the North American market LX) and LX (the equivalent of the North American market LXi). Since 2004, Touring and Limited editions began to replace the LE and LX are called, respectively.

The lack of a diesel engine and right drive availability prevented the Sebring being a model of true pan-European unlike other Chryslers such as the PT Cruiser and Voyager. In addition, the model was dropped from the Chrysler’s other countries, especially France, before production ended in 2006 in France, three of the domestic car-makers PSA Peugeot, Citroen and Renault dominate the new car market, which meant lower sales of the Sebring. As a result, the sedan was in some countries Chrysler France in 2001 and 2002. In 2003 face-lifted 2004-2006 models a year it was. Convertible was sold until 2004. The models 2005 and 2006 and not countries.

Chrysler Sebring Third Generation (JS, 2007-2010)

The Chrysler Sebring was replaced with a new model based on the platform JS model for the year 2007. For no convertible 2007 offered on the 2006 Sebring convertible was left to fill the void, remaining in showrooms and on the website of the company until the release of 2008’s model. The Chrysler Sebring borrows many styling cues from the 2003 Chrysler Airflite sense. It also has several Chrysler-signature styling cues, a number of which come from the Chrysler Crossfire. In addition, the new Chrysler Sebring is the first Chrysler model to offer Chrysler’s MyGIG Infotainment System. Sedan Sebring and convertible are also on sale right drive with the UK and Ireland’s Chrysler dealer network.

The Chrysler Sebring is assembled in Sterling Heights, Michigan and contains more than 82% of parts sourced in North America. This version of the convertible was introduced in 2007 as a 2008 model, and for the first time featured an optional power hardtop in addition to the available cloth and vinyl tops. 2008 is the year of the first that the Sebring is available with the optional MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System which allows you to store 20 GB of music, DVDs, and photographs.

Chrysler offers three engines for the 2007 Sebring, the 2,360 cc (2.36 L, 144 cu in) Gema I4, the 2,736 cc (2.736 L, cu 167.0 in) Ameer V6, and 3,518 cc (3.518 L, cu 214.7 in) EGF V6. The V6 3.5 L Chrysler is to move in the first six-speed automatic, which employs Autostick technology, and the V6 2.7 L is capable of running on cleaner-burning E85. Export vehicles will be offered with a 2.0 L turbocharged common-rail diesel made ​​by Volkswagen and 2.0 L Gema engine. The 3.5 L V6 sedan is available with all-wheel drive as an extra-cost option 2008 only.

For model year 2009, LX and Touring trims were dropped leaving only the Limited. In addition, the Limited got the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and priced the same level as the 2008 Touring model. Also for 2009, Sebring got rear badge to put a slightly modified. The IHS gave the 2010 Models a good G in the crash test, side impact test, and roof strength test, giving the 2010 Sebring a Safety Pick.

Chrysler Sebring 2010

Chrysler Sebring 2010

For 2008, the convertible Sebring with styling cues such as Straka’s hood lines recalling the Chrysler Crossfire. The Chrysler Sebring is offered as both a hardtop retractable and softtop, the Sebring’s roofs manufactured by Karmann. The Chrysler Sebring convertible debuted at the 2007 Los Angeles International Auto Show as an early 2008 model. Changes include a dash with new 2.4 I4 and 3.5 V6 engines, and a re-tuned 2.7 V6 from the previous generation falling between the two models. Unlike Sedan Sebring, the convertible is not offered in all-wheel drive. Top convertible now yielding boot with a power tonneau cover and protector of the burden on. The top can be retracted with remote keyless entry, that is, the top can be stored without being in the car or start the engine.

Chrysler Sebring Chinese

Production of the Chrysler Sebring sedan for the market in China began in 2007 at the Beijing-Benz Daimler Chrysler Automotive Co. (BBDC) in Beijing. BBDC is a joint venture between Beijing Automotive Industry Holding and Chrysler. Production of the Sebring leverages assembly capacity for the new BBDC plant which forms the Chrysler 300C, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Mitsubishi OUTLANDER. -Cylinder Four World Engines for the Sebring will be built at the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (Gema) plant in Dundee, Michigan for export to China. Gema began as a joint venture of Chrysler, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai. Since 2009, Gema is wholly owned by Chrysler.