LA Auto Show Preview: Chrysler Drops The Top On The 2008 Sebring Convertible...In The UK

Well, I guess there's no accounting for the International Dateline when setting press release embargo times, eh? Or so it would seem after the 'merican (UK) side of the German-American hybrid's gone a little bit early with some of their information on the new Chrysler Sebring Convertible — or as they'll call it across the pond — the cabrio. Full press release from DaimlerChrysler UK after the jump and the one pic above — also from DaimlerChrysler UK. If you'd like to see more on the Chrysler Group's new convertible "hotness" check back here sometime after midnight EST tonight when we'll have it in all of it's "glory."

CHRYSLER REVEALS STUNNING SEBRING CABRIO AT LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Chrysler Group has today revealed the new Chrysler Sebring Cabrio that will be launched in the UK at the end of 2007.

All UK models will feature a retractable hard roof that folds into three sections and stows in less than 30 seconds. Standard roof system features include remote control operation from the key fob, standard powered tonneau cover and automatic latching.

Right hand drive models will be available with a 2.7-litre V6 petrol engine with six-speed automatic gearbox offering 189 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. A 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine with six-speed manual will also be available with140 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque.

Peter Lambert, Managing Director of Chrysler Group, said: "Over the last decade the Sebring has been America's favourite convertible and this latest model is ideal for European markets with a folding hard roof and choice of petrol and diesel engines.

"The new Sebring is a stunning four seat two-door Cabrio that will offer outstanding value for money compared to competitors like the Saab 9-3 and Audi A4 in the UK. The Cabrio offers more than enough room for four adults plus exceptional cargo space. It is three inches longer than the Sebring saloon and there is luggage space for four golf bags with the roof up and two golf bags when the roof is retracted."

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