Chrysler had high hopes for the Chrysler Concorde. Basing the design on the Lamborghini Portofino concept car, Chrysler believed the Concorde would be a popular brand in their fleet. Although care was taken in the design and building of the Concorde, like any vehicle they can still break down. In such cases, having a Chrysler Concorde service manual can help you get your Concorde back on the road in no time.
Chryslerís Concorde made its first appearance in 1992, at the North American International Auto Show. The model year on display was the 1993, which featured Chrysler's signature waterfall grille and a 3.3 L V6 engine that produced 153 hp (114 kW;155 PS) with 177 lb∙ft of torque. It had standard non-touring suspension and a rear fascia that was accentuated by a full-width and height lightbar between the taillights, which gave the taillights the appearance of being stretched across the width of the trunk.
In 1994 touring the suspension became standard for the Concorde. Moreover, the base modelsí enginesí horsepower was increased to 161 hp (120 kW;163 PS), with an MPG of 18/21/26.
Improvements were made to the transaxle in 1995; sheet metal was used on the front fenders replacing the composite fenders on the previous models to improve structural integrity.
By 1996, the Concorde gained two distinguished trim levels: lower range LX and higher range LXi. Chrysler added extra insulation, which made road noise less problematic. New sheet metal front fenders were also added as part of the structural upgrade.
Introduced in 1996, but not produced until 1998, Chryslerís second generation design was a complete reworking of first generation design. The second generation Concorde's front end was underscored by a striking full-width grille, which complemented the curves and front end.
Despite increasing the overall length by 7.5 inches (190 mm), Chryslerís extensive use of aluminum for the hood, rear suspension, as well as both of the engines, dropped the overall weight of the second generation Concorde by well-nigh a hundred pounds. In addition to the 214 hp (160 kW;217 PS) 3.5 L V6 engine, there was also a 200 hp (149 kW;203 PS) 2.7 L V6, and a 3.2 L V6 producing 225 hp (168 kW;228 PS). The Limited's 3.5 L had its output upgraded to 253 hp (189 kW;237 PS).
In 1999, the Concorde's suspension system was softened to enhance ride comfort and further reduce road noise. Chrysler's Sentry Key theft-deterrent system disabled the ignition unless the proper key was used to start the engine.
The 2000 model year Concorde had additional suspension changes to even further provide a quieter, smoother ride. The LXi edition gained standard speed-sensitive and variable-assist steering. The only improvement to the 2001 model year was optional front side airbags.
In 2002, Chrysler added a new trim level to the Concorde line called the Limited. It featured a high output 250 hp (186 kW;253 PS) 3.5 L V6 engine. Limited models got a Pro-Am Edition, in mid-2002, that featured unique interior trim, matching chrome-rimmed spare tire, a set of tailor-made golf clubs (irons only), and special Chrysler golf bag.
After an eleven-year run, the Concorde was discontinued in 2004 and was replaced by the 2005 Chrysler 300. However, donít forget if you ever need help repairing your Concorde, having a Chrysler Concorde repair manual can make any repair job go easier.