1998 Chrysler PT Cruiser Automatic US

The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a multi-purpose vehicle with 5 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power through the front wheels. The 2.4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 220 N·m (162 lb·ft/22.4 kgm) at 4000 rpm. A 4 speed automatic gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels. The stated kerb weight is 1446 kg.

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Key facts

1998 Chrysler PT Cruiser Automatic US information summary

What body style?
5 door multi-purpose vehicle with 4/5 seats
How long?
4288 mm
How heavy?
1446 kg
What size engine?
2.4 litre, 2429 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
220 Nm / 162 ft.lb / 22.4 kgm @ 4000 rpm

Chrysler PT models

4 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 2429 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1498 kg
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 4A 2429 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1533 kg
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 4A 2429 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1556 kg
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 5M 1598 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1870 kg
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 5M 2429 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 4A 2429 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 5M 2429 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 4A 2429 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
Chrysler PT Cruiser Turbo -
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 5M 2429 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1502 kg
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 4A 2429 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1505 kg
Chrysler PT Cruiser CRD -
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 5M 2148 cm3 121 PS 119 bhp 89 kW 185.0 CO2 1613 kg
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 5M 1995 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1383 kg
Chrysler PT Cruiser -
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 5M 2429 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1418 kg

Similar models

5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 5M 2295 cm3 145 PS 143 bhp 107 kW 240.0 CO2 1624 kg
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 4A 2295 cm3 145 PS 143 bhp 107 kW 260.0 CO2 1654 kg
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FF 5M 2198 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 225.0 CO2 1739 kg
Renault Scenic RX4 2.0i 16v -
5 door multi-purpose vehicle FA 5M 1998 cm3 139 PS 137 bhp 102 kW 1465 kg
1998 Chrysler PT Cruiser Automatic data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater multi-purpose vehicle
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2616 mm 103 inches
Track/tread (front) 1481 mm 58.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1478 mm 58.2 inches
Length 4288 mm 168.8 inches
Width 1705 mm 67.1 inches
Height 1601 mm 63 inches
Ground clearance 166 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1446 kg 3188 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 57 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.379
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.4 litre
2429 cc
(148.227 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87.5 × 101.4 mm
3.44 × 3.99 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.86
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
61.8 bhp/litre
1.01 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
220 Nm (162 ft·lb) (22.4 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
90.57 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.4:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1138.2 kPa (165.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 607.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
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
Power-to-weight ratio 105.18 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
77.35 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
103.73 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.93 kg/kW
21.59 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle 12.10 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension TBA.TA.WL.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1837 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.69
Final drive ratio 3.91
general
Carfolio.com ID81444
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Chrysler PT Cruiser Automatic added 2001-06-30.
Last modified 2013-02-28.