Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0 petrol description

Hatchback Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i has been produced from July, 2000 to January, 2005. It has four-cylinder petrol engine with displacement of 2.0 litres, which produces power of 140 horsepower on 5700 rpm and torque 188 Nm (Newton metres) on 4150 revolutions per minute.

This 4-cylinder 16-valve engine camshaft is driven by belt (What is an engine chain and belt? ). Engine has fuel injection system without turbocharger. The engine meets the Euro 3 emissions standard. Average engine life expectancy (mileage before serious repairs are needed) is from 240 000 to 400 000 kilometres. It is important to remember that engine life is highly dependent on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
More engine specs 
This Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.0 engine oil type is 5W-30 and oil capacity is 4.3 litres.

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i has front wheel drive (FWD) and manual gearbox with 5 gears.
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i accelerates to speed 100 kilometres per hour in 9.6 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 190 km/h.

The fuel consumption of this Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i in combined mode (combining urban and highway driving) is 8.7 litres per 100km (11.5 km/l), city fuel economy - 11.5 l/100km, fuel consumption on highway - 7 l/100km. Fuel tank capacity is 57 litres or 15.06 gallons, which gives a mileage up to 640 kilometers without refueling in urban cycle and even up to 800 kilometers on highway.
According to user reviews, this Chrysler real everyday fuel consumption is 9.5 litres per 100 km, which is 9% more than the manufacturer's stated. More - Real Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel consumption.

Chrysler PT Cruiser safety

During safety testing Chrysler PT Cruiser has obtained 3 stars from five, which means average safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Chrysler PT Cruiser is evaluated with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Chrysler PT Cruiser got one star.

With the same engine there is also Chrysler PT Cruiser version with automatic gearbox (Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i AT) available, which is more sluggish, reaching 100 km/h 2.9 seconds later (in 12.5 seconds), moreover, it is less economic with manufacturer's fuel consumption is higher by 1.1 litres per 100 km or 13 % - 9.8 litres per 100 km, whereas users reported real fuel consumption is higher by 0.9 litres per 100 km or 9 % - 10.4 litres per 100 km.
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i technical data

Model: Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.0i
Body style: Hatchback
Production period: 2000. July ... 2005. January 
Engine: 1996 cm3 Petrol, 4 cylinders CO2 emissions: 212 g/km
Power: 140 HP ON 5700 RPM Torque: 188 NM ON 4150 RPM
Gearbox: Manual gearbox (5 gears) Drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)
Maximum speed: 190 km/h Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.6 seconds
Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.7 (combined) 11.5 (urban) 7.0 (highway)
Real fuel consumption: 9.5 l/100km (24.8 MPG) by user reviews from various sources
Fuel tank capacity: 57 litres (15.1 gallons)
Car dimensions: 4.29m (length) 1.70m (width) 1.60m (height)
Turning diameter: 11.1 meters
Gross weight: 1000 kg

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i engine ECC

Engine reliability:

Overall, this engine can last around 240,000 to 400,000 km if properly maintained, using the correct quality oil and fuel, and carrying out regular checks and maintenance.
The engine has hydraulic valve tappets (lifters), which provide quieter operation and do not require periodic adjustment, but are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in the event of failure.
Engine displacement 1996 cm3
Number of cylinders 4
Bore (cylinder diameter) 87.5 mm
Stroke length (piston move) 83 mm
Compression ratio 9.6 : 1
Camshaft drive Timing belt

Timing belt engines are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain engines, but belt usually needs to be replaced more often and the risk of breakage is higher.

Fuel system Injection
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i oil type 5W-30
Oil capacity 4.3 litres (4.5 quarts)
Power 140 - 150 HP ON 5700 RPM
Torque 175 - 185 NM ON 4150 RPM
Start of production (year) 1994
Duration of production 11 years
Engine also used on Mitsubishi Eclipse Chrysler Sebring

Generally, the use of an engine in several models and its long production run is an indication of the quality of the engine and the success of its design.

All Chrysler PT Cruiser hatchback [2000 - 2006] modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2003 1.6i Jan 2003 — Jan 2006

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.6 Petrol 115 HP 7.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i Jul 2000 — Jan 2005 2.0 Petrol 140 HP 8.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i Jan 2000 — Jan 2005 2.0 Petrol 140 HP 9.8 l/100km Automatic (4)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2002 2.1 2.2 CRD Mar 2002 — Jan 2006 2.1 Diesel 121 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2005 2.4i Jan 2005 — Jan 2006 2.4 Petrol 143 HP 9.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2005 2.4i Jan 2005 — Jan 2006 2.4 Petrol 143 HP 10.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2004 2.4i GT Turbo Jan 2004 — Jan 2006

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds

2.4 Petrol 223 HP 10.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 reviews
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