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Chrysler will not build the Imperial

By Yoann Besnard on 19 July 2007 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

According to the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler will not produce the Imperial concept car that was presented at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. In January of last year, it was rumoured that the American carmaker would produce the luxury saloon, but the increasing cost of fuel and the expected introduction of more constraining fuel economy standards has led Chrysler to abandon the idea. The company's Brampton, Ontario plant will be updated to build the next generation 300 instead.

Chrysler planned to build the Imperial on the LX platform used by the current 300 sedan. It was thought that the saloon would be given at least the 5.7 litre 'HEMI' V-8 that produces 340/350bhp. A diesel version was even considered. Chrysler was expected to couple the engines to a six speed automatic gearbox derived from the 300's five speed automatic gearbox.


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