DETROIT -- Fuel economy considerations guided Chrysler's thinking when the automaker planned the engines for the redesigned 2007 Sebring sedan.
Chrysler's 2.4-liter four-cylinder "world" engine will be standard in all three trim levels of the Sebring, which goes on sale about Nov. 1.
"This is probably the first time we have had a standard four-cylinder across all three trim levels," Joe Eberhardt, Chrysler group executive vice president of global sales, marketing and service, said at a press event here today. "Fuel economy will be a central part of marketing the Sebring."
The 2.4-liter engine will be standard on the $18,995 base Sebring, the $20,195 Touring and the $23,995 Limited. All prices include shipping.
Chrysler officials believe the Touring model will account for the largest share of the volume. Chrysler offers optional V-6 engines with displacements of 2.7 and 3.5 liters.
Dealers have just begun taking orders for the Sebring, which went into production this month at Chrysler's Sterling Heights, Mich., factory.