1997 Chrysler Dual Cowl Phaeton(United States)

Of the three Chrysler group brands, which also include Dodge and Jeep, Chrysler represents the most mainstream products. Though the company has tried for years to position Chrysler as a premium or luxury brand, it hasn't stuck. With the discontinuation of the PT Cruiser after the 2010 model year, Chrysler's lineup has dwindled to three models. The only domestic manufacturer that hasn't abandoned the traditional minivan market, Chrysler continues to hold its own with the Town & Country, perhaps the sole bright spot among underperforming models in a tough market made tougher by the taint of bankruptcy restructuring in 2009.The impressive 300 full-size sedan, which provided Chrysler a shot in the arm when it made its 2005 debut, lost its luster as tastes changed and gas mileage became more of a concern. A redesigned 300 is due to launch this year. The current Sebring midsize sedan and convertible have also fared poorly in the market on account of a 2007 redesign that was barely competitive even then.Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler's highest-profile investor is Italy's Fiat, whose CEO also runs Chrysler. Fiat owns 20 percent of the company and plans to increase its stake incrementally as it hits milestones agreed upon when the Obama administration brokered the domestic automaker's restructuring. The U.S. owns almost 10 percent and the Canadian government almost 2.5 percent. The balance belongs to a United Auto Workers health care and pension trust that the union accepted in lieu of earlier cash commitments. The UAW will sell its interest to fund the trust once the company goes public.

• BODY / EXTERIOR DESIGN / DIMENSIONS

Body Type:Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 4 seats
Weight:n/a
Length:5461 mm
Height:1397 mm
Wheelbase:3353 mm
Front Track:1600 mm
Rear Track:1562 mm
Ground Clearance:n/a
Fuel Capacity:n/a

• ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine location:front
Engine alignment:longitudinal
Drive Wheels:Rear wheel drive
Steering:n/a
Fuel Supply System:SMPFi
Max Power:152HP (111 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque:220Nm @ 4000 rpm
CO2 Emissions:n/a
Engine Coolant:water
Displacement:5400 cc
Bore:n/a
Stroke:n/a
Cam Design:n/a
Cylinders:12 IN V
Valves per cylinder:4
Total Valves:16
Compression Ratio:9.4:1
Aspiration:Normal

• CHASSIS / BRAKES / SUSPENSIONS

Front Brakes:Di
Rear Brakes:Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels:8 x 22 / 8 x 22
Standard Tyres:P245/55 R 22 / P245/55 R 22
Suspension Front:I.DW.
Suspension Rear:I.

• TRANSMISSION

Transmission:automatic
Number of gears:4

• PERFORMANCE

Acceleration 0-100 Km/h:
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h:
Top Speed:n/a

• FUEL CONSUMPTION

City:10.8 l/100km
Road:6.6 l/100km
Mixt:8.1 l/100km

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