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2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Pricing Announced..but it's Still Ugly.

Chrysler has announced the pricing for its all new 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. The car will start at $26,145 and is priced $645 below the outgoing model. They describe the car as a convertible that delivers open-air freedon with elegant coupe styling and functionality of a year-round car.

"America’s favorite convertible is now better than ever," said George
Murphy, Senior Vice President-Global Marketing, Chrysler Group.

The base model will come with a 2.4L 4-cylinder producing 173 hp and 166 lb.ft of torque coupled with a 4-speed auto. The touring model starts at $28,745 and comes with the new FFV 2.7L V6 that produces 189 hp. The top of the line Limited model starts at $32,345 and comes with a 235 hp 3.5L V6.

It is cool that they managed to build this car with a retractable hardtop, but the overall styling is still ugly.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 30 /PRNewswire/ — Chrysler is raising the
roof on the convertible segment, introducing the all-new 2008 Chrysler
Sebring Convertible. With a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail
Price of $26,145 (including $675 destination), the Chrysler Sebring
Convertible is priced $645 below the comparable outgoing model with $2,965
more content, including standard side seat-mounted air bags for head and
thorax protection, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, tire-pressure
monitoring system, automatic latching convertible top, standard hard
tonneau cover, AM/FM stereo with six- disc CD player, six-way power driver
and passenger seats and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel.

This completely redesigned Sebring Convertible is built on the
company’s new D-segment platform and offers what no other convertible on
the road can: Chrysler’s sleek and elegant design, exhilarating performance
with excellent fuel efficiency, a spacious interior that comfortably seats
four adults and enough room in the trunk to hold two golf bags, even when
the top is dropped.

“America’s favorite convertible is now better than ever,” said George
Murphy, Senior Vice President-Global Marketing, Chrysler Group. “The
all-new Chrysler Sebring Convertible offers the unprecedented combination
of unmistakable road presence, agile performance, innovative technologies,
as well as plenty of room for people and gear. In fact, the all-new Sebring
Convertible is the only retractable hard top in the segment that can pass
the two-golf-bag test. The sky’s the limit on what this vehicle can
accomplish in the marketplace.”

The all-new 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible is the only
four-passenger convertible to offer three automatically latching
convertible top options: vinyl, cloth and a first for this new 2008 Sebring
Convertible, a body-color painted steel retractable hard top, all of which
can be retracted with a push of a button on the key fob. Top that with a
standard power hard tonneau cover on all models, and top up or down,
Sebring Convertible provides the benefits of a coupe and the true open-air
freedom of a convertible, all at a surprisingly affordable price.

The Chrysler Sebring Convertible has long held the honor of America’s
favorite convertible, solidly leading the segment for the past decade. In
fact, Sebring Convertible has earned the title of best-selling convertible
in the United States for seven of the past 11 years. The 2008 Chrysler
Sebring Convertible is poised to reign supreme when it becomes available in
U.S. dealerships in the second quarter of 2007 and in global volume markets
in the second half of 2007.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible Model Lineup
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible is available in the United States
in three models: Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Touring and Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited.

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
With a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of
$26,145 (including $675 destination), the Chrysler Sebring Convertible
model features a standard 2.4-liter World Engine that produces 173
horsepower (129 kW) and 166 lb.-ft. (225 N*m) of torque coupled with a
four-speed automatic transmission. Other standard equipment includes side
seat-mounted head and thorax air bags, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes
(ABS), Tire Pressure Monitoring system, automatic latching vinyl
convertible top, hard tonneau, remote keyless entry, tilt/telescoping
steering column, power windows with express down feature, power locks and
mirrors, AM/FM radio with six-disc CD player and DVD/MP3 connectivity and
play capability and six speakers, six-way power driver seat with driver
adjustable lumbar, six-way power adjustable passenger seat, visor mirrors,
floor mats, passenger seat back map pocket, an electroluminescent cluster
with outside temperature display, Chrysler signature analog clock in the
instrument panel, rear window defroster, speed control, locking glove box,
sliding front center armrest, an upper and lower bin in the center console
and a second power outlet.

On the exterior, the Chrysler Sebring Convertible model features
standard heated power mirrors, quad headlamps with off-time delay, bright
beltline molding and 16-inch tires with wheel covers.

Available options on the Sebring Convertible model include remote start
with auto down windows, automatic retracting top that retracts with the
press of a button on the key fob, automatic window down on the key fob,
remote start, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, UConnect Hands-free Communication
System with automatic-dimming rearview mirror, daytime running lamps,
Smoker’s Group, engine block heater, cast-aluminum wheels and a Travel
Convenience Group (which includes YES Essentials(R) premium seat fabric,
cabin air filtration system and theft alarm).

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring has a starting U.S. MSRP
of $28,745 (including $675 destination). In addition to the standard
features on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible model, the 2008 Chrysler
Sebring Convertible Touring model includes a standard 2.7-liter V-6
Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) engine that produces 189 horsepower (141 kW)
and 191 lb.-ft. (259 N*m) of torque, paired with a four-speed automatic
transaxle. Additional standard equipment includes YES Essentials
stain-resistant seat fabric, Electronic Vehicle Information Center, Tire
Pressure Monitoring display, travel computer, Satin Silver accents and
chrome interior door handles.

Standard exterior equipment on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring
includes a Touring badge, heated body-color exterior mirrors, automatic
headlamps and 17-inch tires with aluminum wheels.

Available options on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring model,
beyond the options available on the Sebring Convertible model, include a
cloth or retractable hard top convertible top, a MyGIG(TM)
navigation/entertainment/infotainment system, an Electronic Convenience
Group (which includes heated/cooled cupholder, remote start, single-zone
automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, cabin air filtration
system, universal garage door opener, automatic-dimming rear-view mirror
and security alarm) and a Special Touring Group (which includes 18-inch
tires and aluminum wheels, cloth convertible top, windscreen,
leather/chrome shift knob, leather- wrapped steering wheel,
steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, leather trimmed and heated seats and
fog lamps).

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited model has a starting U.S.
MSRP of $32,345 (including $675 destination). In addition to the standard
features on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible and Sebring Convertible
Touring models, the Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited features a
standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 235 horsepower (175 kW) and 232
lb.-ft. (232 N*m) of torque coupled with a new six-speed automatic
transaxle that comes standard with Auto Stick.

Additional standard features include a cloth convertible top, leather-
trimmed seats, leather shifter knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel with
audio controls, tortoise shell accents on the steering wheel, instrument
panel and doors, chrome exterior door handles, Satin Silver door handles
and PRNDL bezel, premium Boston Acoustics sound system, cabin air
filtration system, bright sill scuff pad, automatic-dimming rearview mirror
and theft alarm.

Standard exterior equipment on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited
model includes a Limited badge, fog lamps and 18-inch tires with aluminum
wheels.

Options, beyond those available on the Sebring Convertible and Sebring
Convertible Touring models, include a Luxury Group (which includes 18-inch
tires and chrome-clad wheels, heated front seats and a windscreen) and an
Electronic Convenience Group (which includes automatic headlamps, remote
start, single-zone automatic temperature control, universal garage door
opener and heated/cooled cupholder).

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Production
Production of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible began in the first
quarter of 2007 at the newly refurbished Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly
Plant. Sebring Convertible’s new 173 horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder
World Engine is built in the state-of-the art Global Engine Manufacturing
Alliance (GEMA) plant in Dundee, Mich. The 2.7-liter V-6 engine and the
3.5-liter V-6 engine are built at the Kenosha (Wis.) Engine Plant.

SOURCE Chrysler Group