The Chrysler Sebring convertible, once the most popular and respected convertible in North America, will be staying in Chrysler’s lineup after the Sebring itself is renovated (and, if some rumors are correct, renamed). The Sebring will be getting a Pentastar V6 and six-speed automatic according to many reports, possibly with a retuned four-cylinder powerplant; the exterior and interior are both being substantially changed and the suspension is being retuned for a new driving experience.
While insiders have pegged the Sebring Sedan’s re-appearance at the end of the year, in November or December, the convertible is reportedly to arrive in calendar-year 2011, months after the other refreshed/re-engineered cars and trucks. (Thanks, JRS200x)
The Ram 1500 faced down the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 and new Chevrolet Silverado in Motor Trend’s half-ton truck shootout. The three contenders were put through a broad array of testing, including a 260-mile drive through California and Arizona. Measurements included: Testing without load: 0-60 mph and 1/4-mile acceleration, 60-0 mph braking, and maximum lateral grip (Ram was Limits-handling without load: closed-course cornering, braking, [...]
The 2015 Dodge Charger squad has been tested in police trim for the first time, but since it kept the five-speed automatic, it has turned in numbers similar to past years. While the eight-speed V6 Charger does 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, the five-speed was timed at 8.05 seconds by the Michigan State Police. The civilian 2015 Charger gained acceleration from the eight-speed, [...]
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]