1988 Chrysler TC by Maserati

The Chrysler TC by Maserati is a front wheel drive vehicle, with its motor located in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet bodyshell. The 2.2 litre engine is a turbocharged, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 232 N·m (171 lb·ft/23.7 kgm). This power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic transmission. Claimed kerb weight is 1400 kg. Its maximum speed quoted is 209 km/h (130 mph).

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Key facts

1988 Chrysler TC by Maserati information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4465 mm
How heavy?
1400 kg
What size engine?
2.2 litre, 2213 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
232 Nm / 171 ft.lb / 23.7 kgm
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph

Chrysler TC models

Chrysler TC by Maserati -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 4A 2972 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1485 kg
Chrysler TC by Maserati -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 2213 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1400 kg

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1988 Chrysler TC by Maserati data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2360 mm 92.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Length 4465 mm 175.8 inches
Width 1740 mm 68.5 inches
Height 1320 mm 52 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.89
Kerb weight 1400 kg 3086 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 53 litres 11.7 UK Gal 14 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.2 litre
2213 cc
(135.046 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87.5 × 92 mm
3.44 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output 72.3 bhp/litre
1.18 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 232 Nm (171 ft·lb) (23.7 kgm)
Specific torque 104.84 Nm/litre
1.27 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.1:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1317.4 kPa (191.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 553.25 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor 1 Garrett T3 turbo
Intercooler Air/Air
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 115.87 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
85.22 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
114.29 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.73 kg/kW
19.6 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID4026
Production total 3377
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1988 Chrysler TC by Maserati added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.