Chrysler Crossfire: Not Your Ordinary Car

Chrysler Crossfire is available in both roadster and coupe body forms. It is a 2-door rear-wheel drive sports car, and its concept version was unveiled for the first time at 2001 North American International Auto Show.

The car is based on R170 platform and its components are shared with Benz SLK320. The exterior design was great, but the unimpressive driving dynamics and aged platform were major drawbacks. The car was outsmarted by other similar models in the range in terms of brand cachet, performance, and luxury amenities.

Crossfire was released for the first time in the year 2004 and the initial model had got a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The Limited and Base models sold in the year 2004 were powered by a 3.2-liter 18-valve V6 engine that could deliver 215 horses, and decent torsion of around 229 pound-feet.

SRT-6 models come equipped with a supercharged engine developed by AMG. These models are updated with five-speed auto transmission. The 5-speed auto transmission in Crossfire is also sourced from Mercedes. The automatic version can achieve better fuel mileage, just because of the difference in gear ratios.

In the 2004 model, leather upholstery was offered in Limited and Base trims, but the latest version has that as a part of standard offerings.

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Technical Characteristics of Chrysler Crossfire

Technical Characteristics of 2004 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster Automatic produced by Chrysler (US).

Body Type Drop-head coupe (cabriolet; convertible) 2 doors / 2 seats
Weight 1440 Kg
Length 4059 mm
Height 1315 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front Track 1493 mm
Rear Track 1502 mm
Ground Clearance 124 mm
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering recirculating ball PAS
Fuel Supply System SMPFi
Max Power 218HP (160 kW) @ 5700 rpm
Max Torque 310Nm @ 3000 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 3199 cc
Bore 89 mm
Stroke 84 mm
Cam Design SOHC - Single Overhead Camshaft
Cylinders 6 IN V
Valves per cylinder 3
Total Valves 18
Compression Ratio 10:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 7.5 x 18 / 9 x 19
Standard Tyres Continental SportContact 2 225/40 ZR 18 / Continental SportContact 2 255/35 ZR 19
Suspension Front I.DW.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.5Li.CS.ARB.
Transmission automatic
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 10.8 l/100km
Road 6.6 l/100km
Mixt 8.1 l/100km