Chrysler Crossfire

February 27th, 2013 | Comments Closed | Chrysler

The Chrysler Crossfire is a rear-wheel drive, two-door sports car marketed by Chrysler as both Coupe and Roadster and was built for Chrysler by Karmann of Germany 2004-2008 model years. Developed at the time of the union of Daimler and Chrysler, the Two-Seater based on the R170 platform and shares 80% of its parts and the Mercedes-Benz SLK320. Since the beginning came in 2001 as a concept car styled by Eric Stoddard, the Chrysler was further filtered Andrew Dyson before production began in 2003.

Chrysler Crossfire Design

The name “Crossfire” refers to the two lines of character run from front to rear along the sides of the body – they cross each other in the center of the panel to the door. Conceived at Chrysler’s ownership by Daimler-Benz, the name refers to the collaboration of the two companies. Fastback roof The Crossfire and wider fenders rear makes the rear end design that prompted automotive journalists and writers to compare the new car to American Motors’ 1965-1967 Marlin. The “distinctive boat-tail rear end reminds more than one observer of the old Rambler Marlin.” For example, the Rob Rothwell wrote “when I first espied the rear lines Chrysler Crossfire I was instantly transported back to 1965 and my favorite car of that year, Rambler Marlin.” Motor Trend also compared the “provocative boattail theme” of Sheet-metal the 2004 Crossfire’s that of the AMC Marlin.

Chrysler Crossfire Features

Chrysler was killed in an interior and exterior styling. All other components of the vehicle such as wheelbase, track, engine, transmission, the chassis structure, suspension parts, are joined with an R170 platform. An example of this is engine bay of the Crossfire, which is almost identical to the Mercedes-Benz SLK320 platform R170. Chairs from the Mercedes-Benz SLK320 would bolt directly to the chassis Crossfire. The dashboard layout, controls and instruments are also similar to those on the Mercedes-Benz SLK320.

Standard transmission is a 6-speed manual with optional 5-speed automatic. (Standard) and Limited models, originally sold starting with the 2004 model year, equipped with a Mercedes-Benz 3.2 ​​L, 18-valve, SOHC V6 engine, which produces 215 hp (160 kW) and 229 pound force feet (310 N · m ) of torque. SRT-6 models are equipped with a special version of the supercharged engine built by AMG. SRT-6 models only the transfer of the 5-speed automatic, with AMG vehicles in the same period. 6-speed transmission used by Chrysler Crossfire is a variant of the Mercedes sourced Tono-370. 5-speed automatic transmission in the Crossfire (known as 5g-Tronic) and Mercedes-sourced family and the like 722.6. The automatic achieves the best EPA fuel efficiency rating over the 6MT, especially because of the difference in the ratios gear.

Unlike most cars at the time of this, the Crossfire does not use a rack and Opinion its system, rather, it uses a recirculating ball system as employed on the donor platform R170. Suspension Front unequal length (SLA) double wishbone suspension with 5 point multi-link in the rear. All models Crossfire Created 2 different wheel sizes, front wheels are 18-in. x 7.5-in. with tires 225-40 / 18 and the rear wheels are 19-in. x 9-in. with a 255-35 / 19 tires. The production of the first Chrysler Crossfire was driven off the assembly line on 3 February 2003, by Chrysler Group COO Wolfgang Bernhard’s Germany.

Chrysler Crossfire Sales and Production

The sales of the Crossfire slow, and the average 230 day supply of the vehicles during November 2005. In December, the cars were to to clear inventory. Very few Crossfires were in the United States and Mexico for 2006 (and almost all of these were roadsters). Chrysler discontinued the Crossfire after model year 2008, as part of its plans. The last Crossfire rolled off the assembly line on December 17, 2007. The production numbers in terms of the model year by Chrysler Crossfire and International Car Club Incorporated.

Chrysler Crossfire Black 2014

Chrysler Crossfire Black 2014

Unlike most cars of that era, the Chrysler Crossfire is not a rack and pinion steering, instead uses a recirculating ball system as in the donor platform R170. The front suspension is unequal length double wishbone with 5 points multi-link rear axle. All models were built with Crossfire 2 different wheel sizes, the front wheels are 18 inches. x 7.5 in.. 225-40/18 tires and the rear wheels are 19 inches. x 9 inches. 255-35/19 tires. Crossfire The first production was driven off the assembly line on 3 February, 2003 by Wolfgang Bernhard, Chrysler Group COO in Germany.