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Chrysler to Offer First Mid-Size Sedan Diesel with 2007 Sebring; Only Outside of North America

The 2007 Sebring

Chrysler is introducing its all-new 2007 Sebring with a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine for key diesel markets outside North America. This is Chrysler’s first mid-size sedan diesel offering.

Models of the 2007 Sebring sold in North America have a choice of three gasoline engines: the new 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine, a 2.7-liter V-6 engine and an available 3.5-liter V-6 engine coupled with a new six-speed automatic transaxle with Auto Stick.

The diesel engine will deliver an estimated 140 horsepower (103 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque.

Coupled to a four-speed automatic transaxle, the standard 2.4-liter World Engine provides a 15% increase in horsepower (172 hp (128 kW) vs. 150 hp (112 kW)) and 4% improvement in fuel economy compared with the 2.4-liter engine it replaces. The engine develops 165 lb-ft (222 Nm) of torque, and offer estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway.

The available 2.7-liter V-6 engine produces 190 hp (142 kW) and 190 lb-ft (258 Nm) of torque, providing more low-end torque (at an rpm 850 lower) compared with the 2.7-liter engine it replaces. Fuel economy is an estimated 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway.

Chrysler Sebring sedans sold in the United States are also available with 3.5-liter V-6 engines that produce 235 hp (175 kW) and 232 lb-ft (315 Nm) of torque coupled with a new six-speed automatic transaxle that comes standard with Auto Stick. Fuel economy is an estimated 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway.

The 2007 Chrysler Sebring is one of the first Chrysler Group vehicles to offer the new six-speed automatic transaxle.

The 2007 Chrysler Sebring will be available in US dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2006 and in global volume markets in the first half of 2007.

2007 Chrysler Sebring
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Diesel
Power hp (kw) 172 (128) 190 (142) 235 (175) 140 (103)
Torque lb-ft (Nm) 165 (222) 190 (258) 232 (315) 236 (320)
Fuel economy
(city/highway mpg US)
23/31 22/29 19/28 n.a.


Stan Peterson

I think this is one of the few posts that had a couple guys lay blame where it is most due, on government bureaucrats and know-nothing greenies for the vehicles we get.

Yes CARB & EPA regulations insure that there are no diesels in America.

As for Blutec and Adblu urea injection in to the exhaust, even with the addition of these kludges diesels STILL cannot meet the impossible CARB EPA regs. They merely meet somewhat more lax and merely unreasonable Euro specs.

CARBocrats held out for EVs until the auto companies wasted billions and built some before backing off its impossible wishes. But I haven't heard any willingness to relax or defer the tight regulations on diesels at all.

Once again, the "best" is the enemy of the merely "better".

Is it a conspiracy? I think its much more of one than any attributable to suppressed magic 100mpg carburetors et cetera. CARBocrats and Greenies can be the smuggest hardheaded idiots you ever met. And it is no skin off their noses; they get paid anyway. They don't have to make a profit. The country never gets what might have been, so they still get their attributed smug self-applied sainthood.


Is there someone who has the detailed information about the NOx reduction technology,such as SCR system.Or nowadays the development of such technology in the worldwide and its developing trend. THKs!


Can someone answer how the VW Jetta can be sold with a turbo diesel in the US yet they can't use one in the Sebring Sedan for US sale ??

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