Chrysler Crossfire Review (2005)

Chrysler Crossfire
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Chrysler Crossfire Review

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The Chrysler Crossfire was officially unveiled on the 15th November 2003 and we were invited to drive both the automatic and manual variants at a Chrysler press day.

The Chrysler Crossfire was officially unveiled on the 15th November 2003 and we were invited to drive both the automatic and manual variants at a Chrysler press day.

We brought our initial findings to you in our first Chrysler Crossfire review and nearly a year on we bring you a more in-depth road test and review.

The Crossfire is built in Germany in collaboration with Karmann who also produced the Ghia Coupe & Cabriolet the most beautiful bodies ever to adorn a VW chassis. The Crossfire combines a stunning American design with proven German engineering (39 per cent of the new cars components are adapted from existing DaimlerChrysler technology) and the result is a larger than life coupe set to challenge the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Mazda RX-8, Nissan 350Z and Porsche Boxster.

The Crossfire is built around the outgoing Mercedes Benz SLK platform, and Chrysler have made a good job of shoehorning a Sports Coupe into a convertible platform, although it does compromise the interior layout. The advantage to Chrysler was that they could bring the car from concept stage to production car in less than two years, which is no mean feat.

We tested the Crossfire 3.2 V6 Coupe to find out if Chrysler's rear wheel drive, high performance Coupe can out perform Germany's finest.

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Chrysler Crossfire Road Test Data
Model ReviewedChrysler Crossfire 3.2 V6
  
Body TypeCoupe
ColourGraphite Metallic Clearcoat
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.5 Seconds
Top Speed 155 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed automatic with autostick and driver selectable summer/winter mode
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban19.8 mpg
Extra Urban36.7 mpg
Combined28 mpg
  
Insurance Group18
Euro NCAP RatingNo Data
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile mechanical warranty
Price (when tested on the 11/01/05)£ 26,240 OTR
Model tested £ 26,640 includes £400 metallic paint option

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