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2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

2009 Chrysler Sebring convertible is for the people who appreciate vehicles that combine style, performance and spaciousness.

2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible America 's Favorite Convertible Offers Class-leading Innovations, Fuel-efficient Engine Options and Two Convertible Top Choices

 

 

 

Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 1, 2008  -  The Chrysler Sebring Convertible delivers 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 down.

The 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible offers two convertible top options: cloth and a body-color painted steel retractable hard top, both of which retract with the push of a button on the key fob. With a standard power hard tonneau cover on all models, top up or down, the Chrysler Sebring Convertible provides the benefits of a coupe and the true open-air freedom of a convertible at an affordable price.

Fuel economy is a high priority for many of today's car buyers, and the 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible's standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine with dual variable valve timing delivers fuel efficiency of 20 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Mated to a four-speed automatic transaxle, this engine provides 173 horsepower (129 kW) and 166 lb.-ft. (225 Nm) of torque.

The 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible provides innovative features that will please both the driver and passengers, including:

A trunk spacious enough to hold four golf bags when the convertible top is up and two golf bags when the top is down
Available remote convertible top-down operation with the push of a button on the key fob
Automatically latching convertible-top system
Standard power hard tonneau cover neatly conceals the two convertible tops when retracted
Seat belts integrated into front and rear seats enhance seat comfort and make it easier for passengers to get into the back seat
Available Remote Start allows drivers to warm up or cool down their convertible from a distance
Available windscreen reduces wind and road noise
Locking glove box secures important documents and small items, top up or down
Available heated/cooled cup holder helps keep warm beverages warm and cold beverages cool
Stain Repel Seat Fabric with three key benefits: repels stains, controls odor and reduces static electricity
uconnect phone with Bluetooth® technology, uconnect tunes, uconnect gps and uconnect studios with SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Rear cup holders positioned in rear quarter panels for easy access by rear-seat passengers
Passenger seatback with a map pocket for storage
Doors with map pocket inserts


2009 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE: WHAT'S NEW FOR 2009

EXTERIOR
18-inch chromed aluminum wheels (now standard on Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited)
Color: Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat replaces Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat

INTERIOR
Dark Slate Gray interior replaces Slate Gray/Light Slate Gray (all models)
Trunk mat with brand logo and deck lid closing assist handle (all models)
Floor mats and cabin air-filtration system (all models)
Dramatically improved acoustic package for reduced noise levels in the cabin (all models)

ELECTRICAL
uconnect phone featuring Bluetooth technology (now standard on Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited)
Heated front seats, windscreen, Remote Start, automatic headlamps, HomeLink universal home security system transceiver, automatic temperature control and heated/cooled cup holder (now standard on Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited)

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with All-speed Traction Control (now standard on Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring and Limited)

PACKAGES
Convenience Group now includes Remote Start with power top and windows down with the push of a button the on key fob (Chrysler Sebring Convertible LX)
Premium Audio Group includes uconnect gps, auto-dimming mirror and Boston Acoustics speakers (Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring)


DESIGN

The 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible shares many traits with its sedan sibling, including the distinctive face of Chrysler, the brand's signature eggcrate grille and a uniquely sculpted hood featuring the Chrysler brand's elegant lines.

The 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible takes a shape all of its own from the side. With an overall length that is three inches longer than the sedan, the side profile is lengthened and provides enough cargo room in the trunk to hold two golf bags when the roof is retracted.

From the rear, wide taillamps are mounted on the corners and deck lid for visibility and visual impact. Chrome-tipped dual exhaust outputs hint at the Chrysler Limited's performance capability with its standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transaxle.

The 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible's interior features a modern, clean design with soft surfaces on interior touch points, including the instrument panel cover and door armrests.

As many as four occupants may experience the Chrysler Sebring Convertible's comfortable, roomy interior. Rear-seat passengers have plenty of head and leg room, which provides year-round functionality.


ENGINEERING

Three engine options power the 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertibles sold in the United States: the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine, an available Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) 2.7-liter V-6 engine and an available 3.5-liter V-6 engine coupled with a new six-speed automatic transaxle featuring Auto Stick.

Fuel economy is a high priority for many of today's car buyers, and the 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible's standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine with dual variable-valve timing delivers fuel efficiency of 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Mated to a four-speed automatic transaxle, this engine provides 173 horsepower (129 kW) and 166 lb.-ft. (225 Nm) of torque.

The available 2.7-liter V-6 Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) engine produces 186 horsepower (139 kW) and 191 lb.-ft. 260 (Nm) of torque. This 2.7-liter V-6 engine achieves 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. It also operates effectively on any blend of gasoline and fuel-grade ethanol up to E85.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited models sold in the United States feature a standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 235 horsepower (175 kW) and 232 lb.-ft. (232 Nm) of torque coupled with a six-speed automatic transaxle that comes standard with Auto Stick. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transaxle deliver excellent performance and fuel efficiency, as well as smooth quiet operation. The Sebring Convertible's 3.5-liter V-6 engine achieves 16 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

The Chrysler Sebring Convertible has a rigid body structure to provide a quiet, comfortable ride and help eliminate cowl shake, even when the top is down. The front-wheel-drive architecture and the three-box vehicle design contribute to a body that is 2.5 times stiffer in twist and 1.5 times stiffer in bending than the previous-generation Chrysler Sebring Convertible. These refinements make the Chrysler Sebring Convertible structure stiffer than other convertibles on the market that cost thousands of dollars more.



PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

America's favorite convertible offers class-leading innovations and premium amenities at an affordable price
Two convertible top options: cloth and retractable hard top
Standard hard tonneau cover with automatic latching top
Available convertible roof top and windows that retract with the push of a button on the key fob
Available factory-installed windscreen
Available Remote Start

Sleek, elegant hard-top design offers coupe styling with the fun and open-air freedom of a drop top for comfortable driving 365 days a year

Spacious interior with exceptional cargo room
Best-in-class trunk space of 12.1 cubic feet with the top up and 6.6 cubic feet with the top down
Trunk fits two golf bags when the top is retracted; four golf bags when the top is up
Comfortable room for four adults Sebring Convertible's rear seat provides a competitive 33.5 inches of leg room
Front seat belts integrated into front seats for easy rear-seat entry

Fun-to-drive 3.5-liter engine provides excellent performance
Available 3.5-liter engine with a six-speed automatic delivers 235 horsepower and 232 lb.-ft. of torque and achieves estimated fuel economy of 16/27 mpg (city/highway)
Available 2.7-liter V-6 engine provides flex-fuel capability and delivers 18/26 mpg (city/highway)
Standard 2.4-liter World Engine is fuel efficient and fun to drive, achieving an estimated 20/29 (city/highway)

Class-leading safety features
Standard multi-stage front driver and passenger air bags
Standard front-seat-mounted side air bags for head and thorax protection
Low-risk deployment air bags
Standard four-wheel-disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Available ESP


MODEL LINEUP

2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible LX
Standard Features
Front-wheel drive
2.4-liter World Engine 173 horsepower (129 kW) and 166 lb.-ft. (225 Nm) of torque
Four-speed automatic transaxle
AM/FM radio with six-disc CD player and DVD/MP3 connectivity and play capability
Automatic-latching cloth convertible top
Bright beltline molding
Cabin air-filtration system
Chrysler signature analog clock in the instrument panel
Electroluminescent instrument cluster with outside temperature display
Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Hard tonneau cover
Locking glove box
Passenger seatback map pocket
Power windows with express-down feature
Power locks and mirrors
Luxury floor mats
Quad headlamps with off-time delay
Rear window defroster
Remote keyless entry
Second power outlet
Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer
Side seat-mounted air bags for head and thorax protection
16-inch steel wheel covers with P215/65R16 tires
Six speakers
Six-way power driver seat with driver-adjustable lumbar
Six-way power adjustable passenger seat
Sliding front center armrest
Speed control
Tilt- and telescoping-steering column
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
Trunk mat
Upper and lower bin in the center console
uconnect studios with SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Visor mirrors

Optional Features
Smoker's Group
Engine block heater
17-inch cast-aluminum wheels and P215/60R17 BSW all-season tires
Convenience Group including Stain Repel Seat Fabric, Remote Start (packaged with automatic retracting top and windows down with the touch of a button on the key fob) and theft alarm

2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible LX model, the 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring model features:
2.7-liter V-6 Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) engine 186 horsepower (139 kW) and 191 lb.-ft. (260 Nm) of torque
Automatic top and windows down with the touch of a button on the key fob
Chrome interior door handles
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
ESP with All-speed Traction Control
Heated body-color exterior mirrors
Satin Silver accents
17-inch aluminum wheels with P215/60R17 BSW all-season tires
Soft front console armrest
Stain Repel Seat Fabric
Touring badge
Touring suspension
Travel computer

Optional Features
Available options on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring model, beyond the options available on the Sebring Convertible LX model, include:
Retractable hard convertible top
uconnect tunes with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio featuring touch-screen operation
Navigation and Sound Group I including uconnect gps with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio, uconnect phone with Bluetooth technology, Boston Acoustics speaker system and navigation featuring touch screen and voice recognition
Special Touring Group including 18-inch aluminum wheels and P215/55R18 BSW tires, windscreen, leather/chrome shift knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, leather-trimmed and heated seats, and fog lamps
Electronic Convenience Group including uconnect phone featuring Bluetooth technology, heated/cooled cup holder, Remote Start, single-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, HomeLink universal home security system transceiver, automatic-dimming rearview mirror and theft alarm

2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible LX and Sebring Convertible Touring models, the Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited features:
3.5-liter V-6 engine 235 horsepower (175 kW) and 232 lb.-ft. (232 Nm) of torque
Six-speed automatic transaxle
Auto Stick
Automatic-dimming rearview mirror
Automatic headlamps
Bright sill scuff pad
Chrome exterior door handles
18-inch chromed aluminum wheels with P215/55R18 BSW tires
Fog lamps
Heated/cooled cup holder
Leather shift knob
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
Limited badge
Premium leather-trimmed, heated seats
Remote Start
Satin Silver door handles and PRNDL bezel
Single-zone automatic temperature control
Theft alarm
Trunk lid liner
Tortoiseshell accents on the steering wheel, instrument panel and doors
uconnect phone featuring Bluetooth technology
HomeLink universal home security system transceiver
Windscreen


SAFETY AND SECURITY

The 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible offers more than 25 safety and security features. Please refer to the Safety and Security Glossary in the Safety and Technology section for descriptions of the following available features:

Standard Advanced Multi-stage Driver and Passenger Front Air Bags
Standard Front-seat-mounted Side Air Bags for Head and Thorax Protection
Low-risk Deployment Air Bags
Standard Four-wheel Disc Anti-lock Brakes (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Brake Assist (included with ESP)
All-speed Traction Control (included with ESP)
Side Guard Door Beams
Available Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror
BeltAlert
Brake/Park Interlock
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Constant Force Retractors (CFR)
Crumple Zones
Energy-absorbing Steering Column
Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
Available HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver
Inside Emergency Trunk Release
Interior Head-impact Protection
Knee Bolsters
Remote Keyless Entry
Seat-belt Pretensioners
Available Security Alarm
Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
uconnect phone featuring Bluetooth technology



COLOR AVAILABILITY

Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
Clearwater Blue Pearl Coat (new)
Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat (new)
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat
Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat (new)
Stone White Clear Coat


MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

2009 model year production start: July 2008
Production location: Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich.
2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine: Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA) plant in Dundee, Mich.
2.7-liter V-6 engine and 3.5-liter V-6 engine: Kenosha Engine Plant in Kenosha, Wis.
Four-speed automatic transaxle: Kokomo Transmission Plant, Kokomo, Ind.
Six-speed automatic transaxle: Kokomo Transmission Plant, Kokomo, Ind.


MARKET POSITION

America's favorite convertible is better than ever. Elegantly designed and expertly engineered to provide beautiful styling, spirited performance and useful technology in a roomy, comfortable convertible to be enjoyed with family and friends year round.


TARGET DEMOGRAPHICS

Gender: 45 percent male/55 percent female
Age/Household: 40-60 year-old Baby Boomers, 70 percent of whom are married
Median Annual Household Income: $90,000
Education: 60 percent college graduate


MARKET ADVANTAGES

From the Sebring Convertible model equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine and cloth top to the Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited model with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine and retractable hard top, Sebring Convertible offers great styling, better handling and more useful features at a better price than leading competitors in the segment

The Chrysler Sebring Convertible offers two automatically latching tops, including a retractable hard top, that drops with the touch of a button on the key fob

The Chrysler Sebring Convertible's spacious interior provides seating for up to four adults

The Chrysler Sebring Convertible also offers a unique combination of features including:
o A trunk spacious enough to hold four golf bags when the convertible top is up and two golf bags when the top is down
o Available remote convertible top-down operation with the touch of a button on the key fob
o Automatically latching convertible-top system
o Standard power hard tonneau cover neatly conceals any of the three convertible tops when retracted
o Seat belts integrated into front and rear seats enhance seat comfort and make it easier for passengers to get into the back seat
o Available Remote Start allows drivers to warm up or cool down their convertible from a distance
o Available windscreen reduces wind and road noise
o Locking glove box secures important documents and small items, top up or down
o Available heated/cooled cup holder helps keep warm beverages warm and cold beverages cool
o Stain Repel Seat Fabric with three key benefits: repels stains, controls odor and reduces static electricity
o Rear cup holders positioned in rear quarter panels for easy access by rear-seat passengers
o Passenger seatback with a map pocket for storage
o Doors with map pocket inserts


PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2008 MODEL YEAR
Production of the all-new 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible began in March 2007 at the Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant. Features included:

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible LX
Standard Features
Front-wheel drive
2.4-liter World Engine (173 horsepower [129 kW] and 166 lb.-ft. [225 Nm] of torque)
Four-speed automatic transaxle
Side seat-mounted air bags for head and thorax protection
Four-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
Automatic-latching vinyl convertible top
Hard tonneau cover
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
Six speakers
Six-way power driver seat with driver-adjustable lumbar
Six-way power adjustable passenger seat
Visor mirrors
Passenger seatback map pocket
Electroluminescent instrument 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
Second power outlet
Quad headlamps with off-time delay
Bright beltline molding
16-inch tires with wheel covers
SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Optional Features
Remote Start (packaged with automatic retracting top that operates with the touch of a button on the key fob)
UConnect® Hands-free Communication System (included automatic-dimming rearview mirror)
Daytime running lamps
Premium floor mats
Smoker's Group
Engine block heater
Cast-aluminum wheels
Travel Convenience Group (included YES® Essentials Seat Fabric, cabin air-filtration system and theft alarm)

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible LX model, the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring model featured:
Standard 2.7-liter V-6 Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) engine 186 horsepower (139 kW) and 192 lb.-ft. (260 Nm) of torque
Automatic top and windows down with the touch of a button on the key fob
YES® Essentials Seat Fabric
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) System
Travel computer
Satin Silver accents
Chrome interior door handles
Touring badge
Heated body-color exterior mirrors
Automatic headlamps
Premium floor mats
17-inch tires with aluminum wheels

Optional Features
Available options on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring model, beyond the options available on the Sebring Convertible LX model, included:
Special Touring Group (included 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)
Retractable hard top convertible top
Boston Acoustics speaker system
ESP with traction control
MyGIG® Entertainment System with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio featuring touch-screen operation
MyGIG® Multimedia Infotainment System with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, UConnect® Hands-free Communication System with Bluetooth technology and navigation featuring touch screen and voice recognition
Electronic Convenience Group (which included heated/cooled cup holders, Remote Start, single-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, cabin air-filtration system, HomeLink universal garage door opener, automatic-dimming rearview mirror and theft alarm)

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Chrysler Sebring Convertible LX and Sebring Convertible Touring models, the Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited featured:
3.5-liter V-6 engine (235 horsepower [175 kW] and 232 lb.-ft. [232 Nm] of torque
Six-speed automatic transaxle
Auto Stick
Cloth convertible top
Premium leather-trimmed seats
Leather shift knob
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
Tortoiseshell accents on the steering wheel, instrument panel and doors
Soft front console armrest
Chrome exterior door handles
Satin Silver door handles and PRNDL bezel
Premium Boston Acoustics sound system
Cabin air-filtration system
Bright sill scuff pad
Trunk lid liner
Automatic-dimming rearview mirror
Theft alarm
Limited badge
Fog lamps
18-inch tires with aluminum wheels

2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

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