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1998 Chrysler Sebring Coupe Specifications

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Introduced in the 1995 model year, the Sebring Coupe had generous interior room for both the front and rear occupants, with the largest trunk in its class and a folding rear seat. There was a long list of standard power equipment, an optional moonroof, automatic rearview mirror with compass, and eight-speaker Infinity sound system. Engine choices were a slightly modified version of the Neon 2.0 DOHC, sporting 140 hp, and a Mitsubishi 163 hp V-6. A manual transmission was only available on the 2.0 LX model; the LXi had the V-6 and automatic as standard.

USA statistics. The average age of Sebring Coupe owners was 38-44, with an average annual household income of about $60,000. 58% of buyers are female. For the 1996 model year, the Sebring Coupe captured 3.8% of the total US market with over 32,000 sales.

New features for 1998 included a vapor recovery system for lower emissions, the Chrysler seal, and a new interior and exterior color. 

Specifications in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted

2.0 liter engine

Displacement
121.8 cu. in. (1996 cc)
Bore x Stroke
3.44 x 3.27 (87.5 x 83.0 mm)
Valve System
DOHC, 16 valves/, stamped steel rocker arms w/ roller followers, hydraulic lash adjusters
Fuel Injection
Sequential multi-port, electronic
Construction
Cast iron block, Cast iron bed plate, aluminum alloy heads
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
Power (SAE net)
140 bhp (104 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Torque (SAE net)
130 lb-ft (177 N·m) @ 4800 rpm
BHP/Liter
70.1
Max. Engine Speed
7300 rpm manual transaxle, 6464 automatic transaxle, electronically limited
Fuel Requirement
Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity
4.0 qt (3.8 L) plus filter
Coolant Capacity
7.5 qt (7 L)
Emission Controls
3-way catalyst, heated oxygen sensors (2), engine modifications, EGR
EPA Fuel Economy (MPG City/Hwy)
22/31 w/AutoStick; 21/30 - automatic. (est)
Battery
525 CCA w/ ATX, 430 CCA w/ MTX, Group 86, maintenance-free

2.5 liter V6 engine

Displacement
152.3 cu. in. (2497 cc)
Bore x Stroke
3.29 x 2.99 (83.5 x 76)
Valve System
SOHC, 24 valves, rocker arms w/ roller followers, hydraulic lash adjusters
Fuel Injection
Sequential multi-port, electronic
Construction
Cast iron block, aluminum alloy heads, 6-throw crank-shaft, beam bearing cap
Compression Ratio
9.0:1 - TLEV; 9.4:1 - Tier 1
Power (SAE net)
163 bhp (122 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Torque (SAE net)
170 lb-ft (230 N·m) @ 4350 rpm
BHP/Liter
62.0
Max. Engine Speed
6500 rpm
Fuel Requirement
Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity
4.2 qt (4 L) plus filter
Coolant Capacity
7.5 qt (7 L)
Emission Controls
3-way catalyst (3), heated oxygen sensors (2), engine modifications, EGR (a)
EPA Fuel Economy (MPG City/Hwy)
20//27 (est)
Battery
525 CCA, Group 86, maintenance-free

(a). Meets TLEV (Transitional Low Emission Vehicle) requirements in states adopting
California emission regulations; meets Tier 1 requirements in all other states.

Sebring Coupe Transmissions

Manual Transmission

Description
Adaptive electronic control, overdrive lockout, electronically modulated converter clutch
Gear Ratios 3.54, 2.13, 1.36, 1.03, and .81
Effective Final Drive
3.94
Overall Top-Gear
3.19

Automatic Transmission

Adaptive electronic control, overdrive lockout, electronically modulated converter clutch
Gear Ratios
2.84, 1.57, 1.00, 0.69
Effective Final Drive
3.91
Overall Top-Gear
2.69

Dimensions/Capacities

  Sebring LX
Both
Sebring LXi
Wheelbase  
103.7 (2635)
 
Track Front  
59.5 (1510)
 
Rear  
59.3 (1505)
 
Overall Length  
190.9 (4850)
 
Overall Width  
69.7 (1770)
 
Overall Heigh (a)
53.0 (1345)
 
53.3 (1355)
Ground Clearance (a)  
5.4 (137)
 
Curb Weight - est
2959 lb (1342 kg)
 
3197 lb (1450 kg)
Weight Distribution, F/R
61/39
 
63/37
Frontal Area  
N/A
 
Drag Coefficient  
0.36
 
Fuel Tank Capacity  
16.9 gal (64 L)
 
Accommodations
Seating Capacity, F/R  
2/3
 
Front      
 Head Room  
39.1 (994)
 
 Leg Room  
43.3 (1099)
 
 Shoulder Room  
53.1 (1350)
 
 Hip Room  
55.1 (1400)
 
 Seat Travel  
9.45 (240), man; 9.06 (230), power
 
 Recliner Range  
48°
 
 EPA Volume  
52.0 cu. ft
 
Rear      
 Head Room  
36.5 (928)
 
 Leg Room  
35.0 (889)
 
 Shoulder Room  
55.1 (1400)
 
 Hip Room  
49.6 (1260)
 
 EPA Volume  
38.7 cu. ft.
 
EPA Cargo Volume  
13.1 cu. ft. (371 L)
 
Seat Adjustments
Driver
Manual: 6-way cushion, recliner w/memory, head restraint - std;
Power: 6-way cushion - opt.
Passenger
Manual: track w/easy entry feature, recliner, head restraint

Instrumentation
  Sebring LX   Sebring LXi
Instruments  
Analog speedometer, odometer, trip odometer, tachometer, fuel, coolant temperature, - std. all; oil pressure, included w/V-6 engine
 
Warning Lamps  
Battery, oil pressure, driver's seat belt, door/decklid ajar, brake fluid, high beam headlights, low fuel, low washer fluid, anti-lock brakes, turn signals, brake system, air bag and check engine
 
Body
Layout  
Transverse front engine, front wheel drive
 
Construction  
Steel Unibody w/isolated front & rear crossmembers
 
Suspension
Front  
Modified double-wishbone, w/coil springs, direct-acting shock absorbers, 0.63 (16) link-type stabilizer bar
 
Rear Double-wishbones, coil springs, direct-acting shock absorbers
0.6” (15 mm) link-type
stabilizer bar
Steering
Type  
Engine speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack & pinion
 
Overall Ratio  
14.6:1
 
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb)
39.4 ft (12.0 m)
 
40.7 ft (12.4 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock
2.4
 
2.35

Wheels
  Sebring LX   Sebring LXi
Standard      
Type & Material
Steel disc
 
Cast aluminum
Size
15x 5.5 J
 
17 x 6 .5 J
Optional      
Type & Material
Steel disc (included w/V-6 Engine)
 
-
Size
16 x 6 J
 
-
Type & Material
Cast Aluminum
 
-
 
16 x 6 J
   
Tires
Standard
P195/70HR14 BSW A/SP
 
P215/50HR17 BSW A/SP
Revs Per Mile (Km)
742 (461)
 
739 (459)
Optional
P205/55HR16 BSW AST
   
Revs Per Mile (Km)
754 (469)
 
-
Brakes
Front Size & Type
10. x 0.9 4(256 x 24) vented disc, single-piston sliding caliper
 
10. x 0.9 4(256 x 24)vented disc, single-piston sliding caliper & ABS
 Swept Area   184.8 sq. in. (1192 sq. cm.)  
Rear Size and Type
9 x 1.6 (228.6 x 40) drum
 
10.4 x 0.4 (262 x 10) disc w/single-piston sliding caliper & ABS
 Swept Area
89.1 sq. in. (575 sq. cm.)
 
182.5 sq. in. (1177 sq. cm.)
 Power Assist Type
single-diaphragm vacuum
 
Tandem diaphragm vacuum
Optional brakes Same as LXi   None

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