CHRYSLER Crossfire Roadster

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CHRYSLER Crossfire Roadster
CHRYSLER Crossfire Roadster   2007 2008
2007 2008

Daimler-Chrysler introduced a European version for the Crossfire in 2007, just before the world economic crisis struck the automotive industry and led to the little roadster dismissal.
It was all joy and fun between Daimler and Chrysler. Dr. Dieter Zetsche was already appointed as the company’s CEO and played a key role in advertising the advantages of the merger. Its line “After all, we invented the automobile” was well-known, and the new products confirmed the valuable alliance. The little roadster Crossfire was built on the same platform as the Mercedes-Benz SLK R170 and was a major step forward for the U.S. sport-compact market. Even though it wasn’t sold in big numbers, it managed to make it into a world dominated by big American engines. Some named it the hairdresser roadster, but nevertheless, it was an agile, affordable sports car.

The car’s look showed a unique front fascia with its headlights that resembled the ones installed on the Chrysler 300. Its bigger exterior and narrower interior lamps were specific for the little roadster. Its A-pillars were silver, regardless of the car’s color. As required by the safety rules, the car featured arched roll-bars behind the seats, which popped-up in a roll-over crash situation.

Inside, Chrysler designed a cabin with American inspiration but with Mercedes-Benz quality control. It was a major step forward for any U.S. roadster in terms of materials, trims, and finishes. Its high-bolstered seats provided great lateral support during high-speed cornering.

Under the hood, Mercedes-Benz installed a 3.2-liter naturally aspirated V-6 carried over from the C-Class and E-Class range. It was paired as standard to a 6-speed manual, while a 5-speed automatic gearbox was on the options list.

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CHRYSLER Crossfire Roadster
CHRYSLER Crossfire Roadster   2004 2007
2004 2007

The Crossfire released to the public in 2004 was a result of the union between Daimler and Chrysler.
The sports coupe was a nice blending between an American muscle car and the elegance of a Mercedes, and the concept car was released in 2001.

The production of the Crossfire started in 2003 and started selling with 2004. Its production lasted 4 years only, with the last car sold in 2007.

In comparison to the concept car, the front end was revised and refined by Andrew Dyson.

The Crossfire was mostly based on the Mercedes’ SLK roadster, having the same chassis, engine and automatic transmission.

The convertible version was actually the coupe with a soft-top.

The rear-wheel-drive coupe was equipped with a 3.2-liter V6 engine developing 215, an engine that was mated to either a 6-speed automatic transmission (the 5G Tronic of Mercedes) or a 6-speed manual one developed by Chrysler.

The exterior design of the Crossfire inspired aggressiveness due to the long low hood with the iconic large air crate underneath.

The Crossfire had an automatic rear spoiler controlled by the driver through a button.

The Chrysler convertible had a semi-powered folding soft top, and it was semi-powered because the driver would need to connect it in the front by twisting a level.

From the side, the unusual shape of the Crossfire attracted the viewers’ attention.

Inside the Crossfire we could see clean dial instrument clusters, as well as the Mercedes configuration for the cruise control switch, that was placed to the left side of the steering wheel, where the signal switch was usually placed.

The Crossfire had very comfortable and supportive heated seats, power assisted steering, power windows, power mirrors and an auto-dimming rear mirror.

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CHRYSLER Crossfire Roadster SRT6
CHRYSLER Crossfire Roadster SRT6  2004 2006
2004 2006

The first Crossfire released to the public in 2004 was a result of the union between Daimler and Chrysler.
The coupe was a nice blending of an American muscle car and the elegance of a Mercedes, and the concept car was released in 2001.

The production of the Crossfire started in 2003 and started selling with 2004. Its production lasted 4 years only, with the last car sold in 2007.

In comparison to the concept car, the front end was revised and refined by Andrew Dyson.

The Crossfire was mostly based on the Mercedes’ SLK roadster, having the same chassis, engine and automatic transmission.

The SRT6 came as a response to the public saying the coupe was not fast enough for the way it looked. The SRT came with a slightly different design, as well as a more powerful engine.

The alloy wheels were 18-inch in the front and 19-inch in the back. The automatic rear spoiler was replaced by a large fixed wing. The automatic transmission was upgraded and offered a higher torque.

And finally, the SRT6 had a 3.2-liter supercharged V6 engine that developed 330 hp. The SRT was with one second and a half faster in the sprint to 100 kph.

Inside the Crossfire we could see clean dial instrument clusters, as well as the Mercedes configuration for the cruise control switch, that was placed to the left side of the steering wheel, where the signal switch was usually placed.

The Crossfire had very comfortable and supportive heated seats, power assisted steering, power windows, power mirrors and an auto-dimming rear mirror. The SRT version came with specifically designed seats with the SRT logo.

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