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MSRP: $34,735-39,130
Invoice: $32,160-36,115

2008 Chrysler Crossfire

2008 Chrysler Crossfire Continues to Distinguish in the American Sports Car Segment

The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe and Roadster continue as sleek, modern offerings in the sports car §egmènt, distinguishing themselves from the competition.

Úpdated safety equipment for 2008 includes a standard, updated Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system that makes it easy for customers to maintain correct tire pressure.

DESIGNLow-slung wîth a sculpted appearance, the Chrysler Crossfire features distinctive lines and dynamic proportions. The Crossfire's rear view is instantly recognizable wîth a tapered, 'boat tail' appearance that emphasizes the sports car's 19-inch rear wheels. Both Coupe and Roadster versions feature a retractable spoiler designed into the rear of the vehicle that activates when the car reaches 60 mph. The center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) runs the width of the deployable rear spoiler on the Roadster.

To achieve an even more dynamic appearance on the Crossfire Roadster, satin silver painted sport bars appear just behind the driver and passenger seats. They ride in two race-inspired fairings integrated into the top of the tonneau cover, which complete the Roadster's rakish look.
A long hood and fast back give the Chrysler Crossfire a dynamic side view. The car's broad shoulders envelop 19-inch rear wheels, while the front wheels measure 18 inches. The larger rear wheels give the side profile a poised stance.

The Chrysler Crossfire sports a distinctive side view character line that moves precisely and rapidly from front to rear. The character line crosses to a negative formation as it travels from the front through the rear fender, giving credence to the name 'Crossfire.' A central spine runs from the bottom of the front fascia through the grille, hood and into the rear deck and fascia.
Inside the Crossfire's twin cockpit interior, this same center spine shape bisects the center console, shifter and instrument panel. From the driver's seat, the center spine shape appears to continue from the instrument panel through the windshield and onto the hood, inspiring similar design cues in other Chrysler brand vehicles.

The Crossfire Limited's seats are trimmed in leather wîth Chrysler's signature winged badge embossed into both head restraints. The ignition switch is located on the instrument panel, as opposed to the §teering column, while the car's precise, white-on-black gauges feature black bezels and satin silver trim rings. The center console has a metallic finish that flows from the top of the instrument panel through the center of the car to achieve a twin cockpit look. Satin silver accents are featured throughout the interior, including the doors, §teering wheel and instrument cluster.

ENGINEERING

The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe, measured dynamically, has a body structure that is twice as stiff as a Porsche Boxster and as stiff as a Porsche 911. This technical achievement allows Crossfire Coupe to demonstrate its sedan-like ride while maintaining true sports car handling characteristics.

The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster was developed in parallel wîth the Coupe from its inception, which enhanced the Roadster's structural rigidity. Chrysler Crossfire Roadster customers enjoy a tight, solid and quiet ride thanks to the car's exceptional body torsional stiffness of 29.2 Hz. Chrysler Crossfire Roadster offers more torque (229 lb.-ft.) than Porsche Boxster (192 lb.-ft.) and BMW Z4 (214 lb.-ft.).

Únder the hood, a 3.2-liter, 90-degree, 18-valve, single-overhead-cam V-6 engine delivers 215 horsepower (160 kW) and 229 lb.-ft. (310 N•m) of torque at 3,000 rpm to both Coupe and Roadster drivers.

The Chrysler Crossfire is equipped wîth a standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which is designed to help drivers maintain control during extreme §teering maneuvers and low traction conditions. The Crossfire's ESP senses when the car is starting to spin (oversteer) or plow (understeer) and attempts to correct the vehicle's course by automatically controlling the throttle and applying the brakes at individual wheels. This provides directional stability in turns, even on uneven surfaces.

All-speed traction control also is standard on all Chrysler Crossfire models. This feature senses drive-wheel slip and individually brakes the slipping wheel and/or reduces excess engine power until control is regained. This enhances the Crossfire's mobility and prevents wheel slip when accelerating on slippery surfaces. It also provides a measure of directional stability control and helps keep the car on its intended course.

The Crossfire Coupe and Roadster's standard four-wheel, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wîth Brake Assist keep the cars straight and retain §teering capability while braking on slippery surfaces by preventing wheel lockup.

RODÚCT HIGHLIGHTS

• The Chrysler Crossfire Coupe and Roadster are real alternatives to the offerings from the import power brands, as they incorporate proven quality and technology in a stunning wrapper
• The Chrysler Crossfire Coupe and Roadster capture the dream of the original American sports touring car in a very modern expression
• Since 2003, Chrysler Crossfire has outsold the Audi TT in the Únited States
• About 25 percent of Crossfire units sold in the Únited States, and as much as 75 percent in some markets outside the region, have come from buyers trading in import and luxury models
• The Chrysler Crossfire Roadster enhances the appeal of Chrysler Crossfire, as more than 60 percent of the §egmènt's sales are composed of roadsters and convertibles
• Tested at 150 miles per hour, the Chrysler Crossfire Roadster is a one-of-a-kind sports car, as it combines the brand's signature design and convertible leadership wîth proven engineering
• Designed and developed in parallel wîth the Coupe from its inception, the Crossfire Roadster captures the spirit of the Coupe's design DNA while enhancing structural rigidity and sharing common components
• Crossfire Roadster complements Chrysler's head-turning collection of convertibles, including the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible and the all-new Chrysler Sebring Convertible

MODEL LINEÚP


2008 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe Limited

Vital Stats
Engine : 3.2 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 215 hp
Torque: 229 ft-lbs

Manual, 5-speed Automatic
Standard Features
• TPM system
• Six-speed manual transmission
• Performance cloth seating
• Power windows
• Speed control
• Dual-zone temperature control
• Four-wheel, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wîth Brake Assist
• ESP
• All-speed traction control
• OCS
• Multi-stage air bag (driver) and passenger front and side – supplemental (door-mounted)
• Driver and passenger knee air bags
• Driver and passenger constant-force retractors and seat belt pretensioners
• Heated, leather power seats
• Michelin Pilot Sport 2® tires
• 240-watt Infinity® Modulus AM/FM/CD audio system wîth digital amplifier and dual subwoofers
• Heated mirrors
• Fog lamps
• Úniversal garage door opener

Optional Features


• Five-speed automatic transmission wîth Auto Stick
• Infinity Modulus AM/FM/CD audio system wîth global positioning system (GPS) navigation
• Continental All-season Performance tires

2008 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster Limited

Standard Features
• TPM system
• Six-speed manual transmission
• Performance cloth seating
• Continental SportContact 2 tires
• Power convertible fabric top
• Full power hard tonneau
• Heated glass backlight
• Power windows
• Speed control
• Dual-zone temperature control
• Four-wheel, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wîth Brake Assist
• ESP
• All-speed traction control
• OCS
• Multi-stage air bag (driver) and passenger front and side – supplemental (door-mounted)
• Driver and passenger knee air bags
• Driver and passenger constant-force retractors and pretensioners
• Heated, leather power seats
• 240-watt Infinity Modulus AM/FM/CD audio system wîth digital amplifier and dual subwoofers
• Heated mirrors
• Fog lamps
• Úniversal garage door opener

Optional Features

• Five-speed automatic transmission wîth Auto Stick
• Infinity Modulus AM/FM/CD audio system wîth GPS navigation
• Continental All-season Performance tires

SAFETY AND SECÚRITY

• OCS
• Multi-stage Air Bag (Driver) and Passenger Front and Side – Supplemental (Door-mounted)
• Driver and Passenger Knee Air Bags
• Driver and Passenger Constant Force Retractors and Seat Belt Pretensioners
• ESP
• Brake Assist
• Horns – Electric, Dual-note
• Night Security Illumination
• Illuminated Entry
• Keyless Entry
• Locks – Power Automatic Central Locking
• Security Alarm – Premium
• Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer Theft-deterrent System
• Speed Control
• TPM System
• Traction Control – All-speed

COLOR AVAILABILITY

Exterior
• Bright Silver Metallic
• Oyster Gold Crystal Metallic
• Machine Gray Crystal Pearl Coat
• Aero Blue Pearl Coat
• Black
• Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
• Sapphire Silver Metallic
• Classic Yellow
Interior

• Dark Slate Gray
• Dark Slate Gray/Medium Slate Gray
• Dark Slate Gray/Cedar
• Dark Slate Gray/Cool Vanilla

Source - Chrysler
The new Chrysler Crossfire, a two-seat sports coupe which brings a combination of style and performance that will excite enthusiasts throughout the globe, arrives to world markets in the second half of 2003.

The new Chrysler Crossfire combines expressive American design and personality wîth technology, performance and proportions ideally suited for Europe and other international markets.

While the appearance of Crossfire is the lure to attract the hearts of sportscar fans world-wide, it has beendesigned to be much more than just a pretty face. The goal was also to produce a genuine driver's car, the ultimate expression of the Chrysler brand essence, and a true reflection of the brand's core values expressive, confident, romantic and refined. With its long hood and fastback boat tail, Crossfire's profile will become instantly recognisable around the globe.

'Chrysler Crossfire offers technology, handling and performance wrapped in a dramatic and refined package. I'm sure that Crossfire will become an icon for the Chrysler brand,' says Thomas Hausch, Executive Director of International Sales and Marketing, Chrysler Group. 'The front end of this coupe will engrain itself on the public mind as the new Chrysler face, and the way it drives will be the yardstick for future Chrysler products.' Crossfire arrives in international markets in both left and right hand drive in the last quarter of 2003, and the Chrysler Group plans to build 20,000 Crossfires per year, wîth approximately 15 percent of production destined for markets outside North America.

Crossfire, which was designed and developed by Chrysler Group's ÚSA-based Advanced Vehicle Engineering team, is built in Germany in collaboration wîth Karmann, one of the world's leading full-service suppliers to the motor .
DESIGN, STYLING & AERODYNAMICSChrysler Crossfire, which goes on sale in international markets in the last quarter of this year, is broadly similar to the showcar of the same name, first exhibited at the North American International Auto Show in January 2001 and later at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2002.

Press and public reaction to the car was so positive that just a few weeks after its Detroit debut, a team of DaimlerChrysler engineers was assembled and followed a brief to examine existing vehicles, components and systems. They identified those which, together wîth some entirely new components, could be employed to build Crossfire in just two years.

The over-riding criteria behind the selection process of the Advanced Product Creation (APC) group, within Chrysler's Advance Vehicle Engineering (AVE) team, was that Crossfire should look as much like the showcar as possible, and perform to (or if possible beyond) the expectations that those exciting looks had generated.

Now, two years later, Chrysler Crossfire is ready for the road. The spirit and dominant aesthetic features of the original have been retained or even exaggerated. The long ribbed hood, hunkered-down roofline and sweeping rear pillars, leading to the distinctive boat tail and the massive, sculptured rear wings are all retained, as is the unique body side crossover line (which gives rise to the vehicle name). It starts as a concave, indented crease behind the front wheelarch and crosses over the car's flanks - ‘crossing' to a convex crease mid-door - then sweeps back to highlight the edge of the rear wings and delineate the tail lamp clusters.

More subtle detailing - like the central spine running from front bumper, via grille, hood, roofline, tailgate, into the rear bumper - is a primary vehicle signature. The large wheels and wide tyres of the concept still dominate the profile, while the deep body and shallow glasshouse, give the car a distinctive presence on the road - even when parked.

The radiator grille expresses the ‘new face of Chrysler' wîth a chrome Chrysler winged brandmark forming the leading edge of the hood. Vertical ribs in the grille align wîth those in the hood. The headlamp modules are sculpted wîth four lights that appear to float against the satin silver finish of the nacelles.

Deeply sculpted, simulated air-extractor louvers behind the front wheel arches hint at a powerful engine and have race car references. Horizontal louver ribs in satin silver have a jewel-like quality and create an area which will become one of many visual icons for the car.

The doors have ‘frameless' glass to maximise the open-air feeling when motoring wîth the windows down. Tinted glass is standard in all windows, and the fixed quarter windows and tailgate glass are bonded in place, wîth a perimeter blackout area concealing the adhesive seam.

External ornaments on Crossfire are deliberately limited to Chrysler winged brandmarks on the hood and tailgate, low-profile letters spelling CROSSFIRE across the tailgate, and satin silver finish to the windscreen frame, side louver ribs, and horizontal bars in the grille and door handles.

Extensive wind tunnel time has ensured that Crossfire is aerodynamically balanced at all speeds. Particular attention was paid to the shapes of the front and rear fascias, the underbody trim panels attached to the rear floor, the diffuser on each side of the twin exhausts and the (extendable) spoiler mounted in the tailgate below the rear window.

Powered by an electric motor, the rear spoiler deploys automatically when car speed rises above 90 km/h. Deployment takes less than five seconds and the spoiler generates 356 Newtons of downforce to the rear of Crossfire at 129 km/h. The spoiler can be deployed manually at lower speeds using a switch on the centre console. Raised edges to the sides and trailing edge of the spoiler enhance its performance and it works in conjunction wîth the lower venturi created by the diffusers around the dual exhausts.

The door mirror housings were developed to reduce side-window soiling and minimum wind noise and drag. Dual electric, heated door mirrors are standard - the mirror housings fold back manually for protection in car washes and when parked on crowded city streets.

ENGINEERING & PRODÚCTION

The foundation for creating a car wîth responsive sports coupe handling combined wîth a supple ride is a stiff bodyshell. Crossfire's all-steel shell boasts exceptionally torsional rigidity (20,140 Nm/deg) and has been specially reinforced to bear the loads and forces generated by the unusually large wheels and tyres. The fixed-roof coupe styling, sweeping rear pillars and tall bulkhead separating the passenger compartment from the luggage area, play key roles in the overall structural stiffness of the shell and in its resistance to side impacts.

Frontal crash protection is provided by a series of interrelated impact resistant features beginning wîth the steel beam bumper system which channels loads into the chassis' side rails where most of the energy is absorbed. Remaining loads are transferred to the floor structure, doors and roof. The extremely stiff passenger cabin is designed to transmit loads wîth minimal deformation and the doors will operate even after a severe impact.

The 60-litre trapezoid-shaped steel fuel tank is mounted above the rear suspension and behind the rear bulkhead for maximum protection from accident damage. Rear impact forces are directed by the bumper into the chassis side members and then into the main floor structure.

Side protection is enhanced by the fitting of a high-strength steel beam within each door, which transfers impact loads to the A and B pillars. Additional reinforcements are fitted to the upper edge of the door and along the lower belt line. The transverse stability of the passenger cabin is ensured by a massive cross member between the B pillars, and three further cross members under the windscreen, the dashboard and the seats.

The front and rear bumper systems provide protection for lamps and other safety-related equipment in impacts up to 6.4 km/h. Energy-absorbing foam-backed structural steel beams are covered by a body-colour polypropylene moulding. The beams bolt to the bodyshell for easy replacement in the event of damage.

The preponderance of European-built components (39 percent of the new car's components are adapted from existing DaimlerChrysler technology) and systems selected by Chrysler Group's AVE team for its wish list and acknowledgment that no existing DaimlerChrysler corporate plant had the capacity to build the new model, led to the decision to build Crossfire in Europe.

Three potential suppliers were formally requested to quote for the manufacture of Crossfire's unique parts and for the assembly of completed cars in both left and right hand drive.

Bolstered partly by the fact that it already built several of the parts chosen for the new car, German coach builder Karmann GmbH was selected and rapidly established a team of 100 engineers to complete the design and production preparation of the car in collaboration wîth staff at the DaimlerChrysler Technical Centre in Michigan.

Extensive reliance on computer modelling by both Chrysler Group and Karmann engineers was used to ensure that the final bodyshell structure met all existing and immediate future safety requirements. This excellent occupantprotection performance was manufactured in Osnabrück. Crossfire will be available in a choice of five exterior colours - Alabaster, Black, Blaze Red Crystal, Graphite metallic, and Sapphire Silver metallic, all wîth clear coat varnish finish.

POWER & PERFORMANCE

Fitted wîth Chrysler Group's own design of air-intake and exhaust systems - to best fit the available space as well as give the car its own unique intake/exhaust soundtrack - the 3.2-litre V-6 engine powering Chrysler Crossfire is manufactured at DaimlerChrysler's V-engine plant in Úntertuerkheim, Germany.

This all-aluminium, SOHC, 18-valve engine weighs just 140 kg and produces 160 kW and 310 Nm of torque. Light, responsive, smooth-revving and ultra-reliable, the 90-degree power unit promises to deliver sparkling performance in the 1,388 kg Crossfire.

For effortless performance, the V-6 is designed to deliver high torque across a broad band of engine speeds. While maximum torque is generated at just 3,000 rpm, over 90 percent of maximum torque is available from 2,600-to-5,300 rpm, and 98 percent is available from 3,000-to-4,500 rpm.

The combination of engine power, balanced weight distribution, suspension design and generous tyre sizes enables Crossfire to deliver sensational performance on straight or winding roads. Acceleration from 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 6.5 seconds. Crossfire has an aerodynamically-limited top speed of 242 km/h .

Crossfire's wheels and tyres are staggered in size, like those of a race car, narrower at the front for crisp §teering and wider at the rear to transmit more power to the road surface. Their large diameter (wheels are 18 inch front, 19 inch rear), and generous tyre width, 225 mm front and 255 mm rear, give the car four giant ‘footprints' or contact patches to generate immense grip and very high cornering forces - over 1.0 G lateral force on a dry surface.

Both traction control and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP®) are standard fit. Operative at all speeds, traction control senses rear-wheel spin and intervenes to stop the spin by individually braking the spinning wheel or by reducing engine power. ESP® compares the driver's intended course, via §teering angle and braking sensors, to the car's actual course (through lateral acceleration, yaw and four individual wheel speed sensors) and applies a single wheel brake to a front or rear wheel, or reduces engine power, to restore the car to its original path.

The engine designers' adoption of three valves per cylinder (two 36 mm intake and a single 41mm exhaust valve) allows the use of a single overhead camshaft per bank, provides room for two spark plugs per cylinder, and also allows them to create an extremely compact cylinder head. A balance shaft mounted above the crankshaft in the cylinder block rotates at engine speed but in the opposite direction, to compensate for the rocking motion inherent in all 90-degree V-6 configuration engines.

Extensive use of lightweight materials results in an engine that is 30 kg lighter than similar-sized competitor's engines. Five elements of the design played a key role in the weight control programme - die-cast aluminum cylinder block, cylinder liners in spray-compacted Silitec (silicon alloy), magnesium intake manifold and cylinder head covers, thin-wall air-gap exhaust manifolds, and a lightweight valve train wîth hollow camshafts.

The space between the cylinder banks allows the use of dual-length air intake manifolds, wîth long tubes to enhance low-speed torque and short tubes which operate above 3,700 rpm, feeding air to the two intake valves as the engine computer imperceptibly switches between long and short tubes.

Petrol is delivered to the cylinders by multi-point electronic fuel injection that is optimised to provide the best combination of performance, economy and low exhaust emissions. Crossfire employs a drive-by-wire electronic throttle control, where the engine control computer interprets accelerator pedal movements and translates them into throttle positions.

Electronic, rather than physical control, allows engine power to be reduced (regardless of accelerator pedal position) when demanded by the traction control or Electronic Stability Programme (ESP®).

Features of Crossfire engine design which enhance fuel economy and reduce exhaust emissions include two spark plugs per cylinder more complete combustion), a high compression ratio for faster combustion and an exhaust system which heats the catalytic converters to operating temperature within seconds of start up. Dual ignition cuts hydrocarbon emissions (unburned fuel) by 20 percent compared to single-ignition systems. Chrysler Crossfire complies wîth EÚ4 emission standards in Europe.

Although the manual gearbox Crossfire has a high fuel-stretching sixth gear ratio, the five-speed automatic transmission model, wîth lock-up converter and sophisticated electronic control of gear-change points, returns even greater fuel economy. With NEDC fuel economy figures of 10.1 l/100km (automatic) and 10.4 l/100km (manual), Crossfire achieves a comfortable 560 kilometre range from its 60-litre fuel tank.

TRANSMISSION & REAR AXLE

The standard transmission for Crossfire is a six-speed manual gearbox wîth top gear sixth, an overdrive ratio for quiet, relaxed, fuel-efficient high-speed cruising. The gear change action is precise, wîth short, low-effort throws and all ratios, including reverse, are synchronised. Multi-cone synchronisers on gears 1-to-4 and low-inertia design of the gear clusters, help to minimise shift effort.

A satin silver-finish knob wîth Crossfire-signature, tops the gear lever which selects gears via rod linkages. The gear lever is spring-loaded to place ‘neutral' in the 3/4 plane and reverse is selected by lifting the gear knob (to overcome the lockout-mechanism) and moving the lever left and back. The clutch is hydraulically operated. Crossfire buyers can choose the optional five-speed automatic transmission, which features a driver-adaptive shift logic, full automatic or AutoStick™ shiftless manual gear selection, a lock-up torque converter and selectable standard and winter modes. The basic settings of the driving programs are geared for sports-style driving, but the transmission control computer also adapts the shift points to suit individual driving styles, driving situations and road conditions.

The lock-up torque converter has a 1.8:1 starting torque ratio for brisk acceleration from standstill. Lock-up is available in third, fourth, and fifth gears only and is never complete, to eliminate driveline vibrations. With the selector lever in ‘Drive', AutoStick™ turns the transmission into a sequential-manual gearbox, allowing the driver to manually select the next higher or lower ratio by tapping the lever to the right (+) to change up, or left (-) to change down. The shift range P, R, N, D or gear range 1, 2, 3, 4 currently in use, is displayed in the instrument cluster.

A rocker switch beside the selector lever enables the driver to select standard or winter modes. In winter mode, starts are made in second gear and the higher of the two reverse gears available, is employed to reduce the likelihood of wheelspin on slippery surfaces. In this mode, upshifts also occur at lower vehicle speeds to reduce the risk of traction loss.

In both fully automatic and AutoStick™ operations, electronic safeguards ensure that selection of a particular gear ratio cannot over-rev the engine. A brake-park interlock requires the driver to apply the brakes while shifting out of Park. If an electronic system malfunction occurs, the transmission will select second gear when placed in Drive - allowing the driver to ‘limp home' at reduced speed. The transmission fluid is engineered to last the entire service life of the car under normal operating conditions.

Drive is carried to the rear axle by a two-piece propshaft wîth four constant-velocity universal joints (CVJs) to minimise vibrations. The final drive ratio is 3.27:1 and articulated half-shafts deliver power from the final drive unit to each rear wheel - again wîth CVJs to minimise vibrations.

SÚSPENSION & STEERING

Building on the major attributes of a stiff body shell and evenly balanced weight distribution, Chrysler Crossfire suspension and §teering are calibrated to achieve high levels of cornering grip, wîth user-friendly handling characteristics while also giving the driver excellent feedback and allowing precise car control.

Crossfire's fully independent front suspension uses double wishbones mounted on the bodyshell, wîth coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and a 25 mm anti-roll bar. The suspension design features anti-squat and anti-dive geometry. This set-up achieves minimum toe and camber changes under hard acceleration and braking, and delivers good straight-line stability even on bumpy roads. Total wheel travel is 155 mm, which is unusually high for a sports coupe, and contributes towards the car's superior ride quality.

A pressed-steel subframe serves as mounting for the rear suspension and final drive unit, and also isolates the body shell from road surface imperfections. The five-link suspension features coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and a 19 mm anti-roll bar. Anti-squat and anti-dive geometry is employed and rear wheel travel is a generous 160 mm.

Power §teering is standard, wîth a recirculating ball system. The §teering ratio is 16.7:1 and the system requires 3.1 turns of the §teering wheel from lock-to-lock. A hydraulic damper eliminates undesirable yaw motions and enhances straight-ahead §teering feel for Crossfire drivers on the motorway.

BRAKES & BRAKE ASSIST


As appropriate for a car wîth Chrysler Crossfire's level of performance, the power-assisted braking system features large diameter ventilated front discs and solid rear discs, backed up by the highly sophisticated electronic wizardry of ABS anti-lock and Brake Assist System (BAS).

The front brakes have 300 x 28 mm ventilated discs wîth single-piston floating callipers, the rear 278 x 9 mm solid discs wîth opposed-piston fixed callipers. Wear sensors illuminate a dashboard warning light if either set of front pads becomes worn. Power assistance is by a single-diaphragm vacuum booster and tandem master cylinder.

State of the art, four-wheel, four-channel anti-lock (ABS) is standard fit on Crossfire. When activated by heavy braking on a slippery surface, it applies and releases the brakes at a rate of 30 times per second, preventing wheel lock up and allowing the driver to retain §teering control.

Brake Assist System (BAS) senses when a driver is braking in an emergency and immediately applies maximum available power boost. BAS overcomes the human tendency not to brake hard, or soon enough.

WHEELS & TYRES

Seven spoke, satin silver paint-finished aluminum alloy wheels are standard fit on Chrysler Crossfire. Front wheels are 18 inches in diameter, rears are 19 inches, while rim widths are 7.5 and 9.0 inches, respectively. In keeping wîth Crossfire's stylish appearance, the five-bolt mountings of each wheel are hidden behind a snap-in centre cap sporting a Chrysler brandmark seal, and any wheel balance weights are ‘invisibly' attached to the rim behind the spokes.

Últra-low profile Michelin Pilot Sport radial performance tyres are the standard fit on Crossfire. Like the wheels, the tyres are staggered in size, much like those of a race car, narrower at the front (225 mm wide) for crisp §teering and wider at the rear (255 mm wide) to transmit more power to the road surface.

Crossfire carries no spare tyre as statistics show that drivers will suffer a puncture only once in every 150,000 km of motoring. To deal wîth a flat, Crossfire is equipped wîth a TIREFIT service kit - a can of pressurised tyre sealant and an electric compressor to re-inflate the tyre.

The Y-rated Michelins are optimised for performance driving at speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph), while V-rated Goodyear Eagle Últra Grip winter tyres for speeds up to 240 km/h are available in the aftermarket for customers wanting to use their cars in wintry conditions. The Goodyear tyres offer substantially improved snow traction. Customers wanting to use winter tyres or snow chains must use 225/40 tyres all around and will need to purchase two additional 18 inch diameter wheels for use on the rear axle of their Crossfire.

INTERIOR COMFORT & REFINEMENT

The overall feel of Chrysler Crossfire's interior combines the simple functionality of a sports coupe, wîth the traditional elegance and refinement of a Chrysler, while echoing many of the design cues of the coupe's exterior. Úndoubtedly, Crossfire's design and execution takes Chrysler interiors to a new level, in terms of appearance and quality, and in the precision-feel of the major and minor switchgear.

A central spine runs through the headliner, the top of the dashboard, the centre console and even the gearshift knob. Each side of the spine, Crossfire follows a twin-cockpit theme, wîth the curved passenger air-bag panel mimicking the instrument cluster on the other side and the large satin silver finish centre console and transmission tunnel clearly demarking the two cabin sides. The bright satin finish also highlights §teering wheel spokes, door sill plates, door pull handles, speaker grille rings, and instrument surrounds.

Chrysler Crossfire buyers have a choice of three interior colour schemes - depending on their selection of exterior paint finish. The colours are dark slate throughout the cabin, or dark slate contrasted wîth medium slate, or dark slate wîth cedar.

The twin-cockpit theme means that the cabin has been tailored to accommodate two occupants in great comfort. Generous head, shoulder, and leg room ensure that the widest range of occupants will enjoy travelling in Crossfire's cabin. The driver's seat has eight-way power adjustment - horizontal (by up to 194mm), vertical (by 43mm), cushion tilt, and backrest angle. The passenger seat has four-way adjustment. All seats are heated and leather-trimmed and have Chrysler wing brandmarks embossed in the head restraints.

The 380 mm diameter, leather-trimmed §teering wheel is adjustable for reach over a 46 mm range, and wîth the height-adjustable driver's seat enables occupants to find the perfect driving position. Facing the driver, the three circular dial instrument panel houses four analogue gauges - speedometer, rev-counter, fuel level, and water temperature.

The satin silver finished centre console is a major feature of the cabin. It houses twin air-vents, heating and ventilation controls, the Infinity™ Modulus audio system, six-minor switches, and hazard warning control, electric exterior mirror adjuster, twin electric window switches and a single cup-holder. Crossfire's standard audio system features an RDS radio and single-disc CD player wîth a six-channel 240-Watt amplifier and four door-mounted and two rear bulkhead-mounted speakers.

In addition to the dashboard's lockable, 4.8-litre glove-box, interior storage facilities include full-length net map pockets in each door, two 350 x 180 mm net pockets behind each seat on the cabin's rear bulkhead and a 4.6-litre storage compartment beneath a hinged cover on the central transmission tunnel. A parcel net on the passenger side of the tunnel provides extra storage for miscellaneous items and a detachable storage pouch (400 x 220 mm) can be mounted on the rear bulkhead between the net pockets.

The exceptional body shell stiffness of Crossfire gives it a solid feeling and contributes to the car's high levels of interior refinement. The 3.2-litre V-6 engine achieves smoothness and vibration levels as low as a good in-line six-cylinder engine - theoretically the engine wîth the best possible balance.

Engine noise is subdued by certain characteristics built into the V-6 and by its installation in Crossfire. Internal rotating and oscillating masses were minimised, a counter-rotating balance shaft eliminates rocking, and dual-ignition reduces combustion noise while delivering unprecedented smoothness.

The engine is supported by two hydraulic front mounts and one rubber rear mount - the trio providing both noise insulation and suspension damping. The Chrysler branded decorative engine cover also incorporates sound insulating material to muffle noise.

To isolate the cabin from both mechanical noise and road induced vibrations, both front and rear suspensions use mounting bushings specially tuned to dampen out vibrations, while maintaining the optimum geometry for precise handling and road holding.

The front suspension is mounted on the body shell, while the differential and five-link rear suspension is mounted in a sub-frame cradle that attaches to the body shell through rubber dampers at four points. The top mounts of the coil-springs, shock-absorbers, and anti-roll bars are attached directly to the body in rubber bushings. Though undoubtedly wide, the special tyres selected by Chrysler for Crossfire have relatively soft side walls that respond progressively to road irritations and together wîth the long wheel travel, play a part delivering in the sports coupe's pleasingly pliant and comfortable ride.

SAFETY & SECÚRITY

While passive safety (accident avoidance) is a high priority wîth an agile sports coupe like Chrysler Crossfire, it has a full compliment of active safety equipment, which works in conjunction wîth the controlled deformation of the body structure to optimise occupant protection in 'real-world' accidents.

Accident avoidance technology fitted as standard to Crossfire includes the very latest developments in ABS (anti-lock braking), BAS (Brake Assist System) and ESP® (Electronic Stability Programme) to help keep the car on the road and following the driver's intended course, even in the severest of weather conditions.

Sometimes a collision may not be avoided and that's when Crossfire's Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) assesses the severity of an impact to determine the appropriate responses. Three-point seatbelts wîth pre-tensioners and load-limiters are fitted, together wîth front and side air-bags (mounted in each door) for driver and passenger, a knee bolster for the driver and special deformable padding in the headlining, covering all areas of possible head impact.

A remote key less entry system controls the standard central locking which secures the doors, tailgate and fuel-filler flap. Automatic Central Locking can be selected; this activates the system when vehicle's speed reaches 15 km/h. To aid exit and rescue following a collision, the doors unlock automatically a short time after a major deceleration is detected.

Crossfire is equipped wîth a Sentry Key™ immobiliser controlled by a coded electronic transponder in each key fob supplied wîth the car. Whenever the key is removed from the ignition, it disables the engine computer, preventing unauthorised driving of the vehicle, because the engine will not start.

An anti-theft alarm system sounds a siren (for 30 seconds) and flashes the headlights (for three minutes) if an unauthorised attempt is made to open the doors, hood or tailgate, or to raise the car for towing. The tow-alarm may be de-activated to enable towing wîth the vehicle while locked.

Source - Chrysler
First, it was Chrysler Crossfire, next, the Crossfire Roadster and now, the Crossfire SRT-6. The new Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6, which was given its world premiere at the 74th Salon International de l'Automobile in Geneva, will become the first SRT-badged Chrysler Group vehicle to be introduced to markets outside North America when it goes on sale later this year.

The new 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 joins the SRT line-up following the 500-horsepower Dodge Viper SRT-10 — the ultimate American sports car, which arrives in European markets later this year; the award-winning 230 hp Dodge SRT-4, the most powerful car available in the ÚSA for less than $21,000 and a favorite among America's sport compact ‘tuner' crowd; and the world's fastest production pickup truck, the Viper-powered Dodge Ram SRT-10.

The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 features a hand-built 330 hp 3.2-litre supercharged engine, performance-tuned ride and handling characteristics, world-class braking, functional performance-themed exterior design elements, and interior appointments designed to delight the performance enthusiast.

Source - Chrysler

Chrysler Crossfire Roadster

Chrysler will turn heads and drop jaws wîth the introduction of its 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster at the 2004 North American International Auto Show. The 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster will arrive in dealerships this spring. The new 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster is low-slung wîth a sculpted appearance. Únder the hood is a 3.2-liter 90-degree V-6, 18-valve SOHC engine available wîth a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) To remove the top, simply release and pull down the center-mounted handle located on the windshield header, turn the handle which releases the convertible fabric top and lowers the side glass, and lift the front of the top approximately eight inches. Press the button on the center console and the hard tonneau opens up, the soft fabric top folds in, and the hard tonneau closes again.

Crossfire Roadster's rear view is stunning wîth a tapered, 'boat tail' appearance that emphasizes the sports car's mammoth rear wheels. A retractable spoiler is designed into the rear of the vehicle and activates when the car reaches 60 miles per hour. The center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) runs the width of the deployable rear spoiler. Seam lines on the cloth top flow wîth and complement Roadster's rear 'boat tail' lines.To achieve even more of a dynamic appearance, satin silver painted sport bars appear just behind the driver and passenger seats. Two race-inspired fairings integrated into the top of the tonneau cover complete the dynamic appearance of the sports car.

With its long hood and fast back, Chrysler Crossfire Roadster's side view is instantly recognizable. The car's broad shoulders envelop 19-inch rear wheels. Front wheels measure 18 inches. With larger wheels in back, the side profile has a poised stance. The sculptured hood prominently showcases Chrysler's new signature winged badge which spans the entire upper width of the chrome grille. Six grooves run the length of hood and complement the front grille. From plan view, a center spine runs the length of the car and provides a chiseled, carved appearance. The line starts at the front grille and concludes at the dual exhaust tips.

Chrysler Crossfire Roadster's sophisticated twin cockpit interior complements the exterior. The center spine shape on the exterior appears on the center console, shifter and instrument panel. From the driver's seat, the center spine shape appears to continue from the instrument panel through the windshield and on to the hood. Seats are trimmed in leather wîth Chrysler's signature winged badge embossed into both headrests. The ignition switch is located on the instrument panel as opposed to the §teering column. Precise, elegant gauges are white-on-black wîth a black bezel and satin silver trim ring. The center console has a metallic appearance that flows from the top of the instrument panel through the center of the car to achieve a cockpit environment. Satin silver accents are featured throughout the interior including on the doors, §teering wheel, and instrument cluster.

Source - Chrysler

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2007 MODEL YEAR
Únique monochromatic look features monotone Bright Silver Metallic paint
Standard safety equipment includes: front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS), multi-stage driver front air bag, next generation passenger front air bag, driver and passenger seat belt pretensioners, driver and passenger constant force seat belt retractors and knee air bags for both driver and passenger

2006 MODEL YEAR
Chrysler Crossfire is offered in five performance-focused models—Coupe, Coupe Limited, Roadster, Roadster Limited and SRT6 , plus an added specialty package for 2006, the optional Special Edition package available on the Crossfire Roadster model.
Special Edition Package includes:
• Choice of either an automatic or manual transmission

• Exclusive Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat exterior paint

• Inside, Dark Slate Gray cloth seats

• SRT6-style cast-aluminum wheels

• Black windshield surround

• Satin Silver door handles

• Hallmark side louvers

In addition to Crossfire's §egmènt-leading technology and styling, two new colors are now available for 2006:
• Oyster Gold Crystal Metallic and Machine Gray Crystal Pearl Coat


2005 Model Year

Chrysler Crossfire Roadster was added in mid-summer 2004 as a 2005 model wîth SRT6 versions of both Coupe and Roadster following in the fall of 2004
In addition to the Coupe features (see list below), the Roadster included:
• Folding soft top wîth hard tonneau

• Twin Silver sport bars mounted in race-inspired fairings


Chrysler Crossfire Coupe

Color: Black monotone
• Speed-sensitive, deployable rear spoiler

• 3.2-liter, 18-valve, SOHC, V-6 engine—215 horsepower/229 lb.-ft. of torque

• Six-speed manual transmission standard

Cloth color:
• Dark Slate Gray monotone

• Low-back bucket manual seats

• AM/FM/CD audio system wîth four speakers

• ESP, traction control, four-wheel ABS and brake assist


Chrysler Crossfire Coupe Limited (6MTX/5ATX w/Autostick®)

• Speed-sensitive, deployable rear spoiler

• Fog lamps

• 3.2-liter, SOHC, V-6 engine—215 horsepower/229 lb.-ft. of torque

• Six-speed manual transmission standard

• Five-speed automatic transmission available

• Power-operated high-back bucket seats; heated, leather-trimmed

• Three interior color combinations: Dark Slate Gray and Cedar two-tone, Dark Slate Gray and Medium Slate Gray two-tone, and Dark Slate Gray monotone

• Custom designed luggage (Touring Gear)

• ESP, traction control, four-wheel ABS and brake assist

• Tire pressure monitoring system

• AM/FM/CD 240-watt Infinity Modulus six-speaker audio system wîth separate amplifier and dual sub-woofers


Chrysler Crossfire Roadster

• Color: Black monotone

• Maintains evocative styling of the coupe, including the boat tail rear

• Speed-sensitive, deployable rear spoiler

• Power cloth top wîth glass backlight and articulated hard tonneau cover

• Folded top completely hidden from view

• 3.2-liter, SOHC, V-6 engine—215 horsepower/229 lb.-ft. of torque

• Six-speed manual transmission standard

• Cloth Color: Dark Slate Gray monotone

• Low-back bucket manual seats

• ESP, traction control, four wheel ABS andrake assist

• AM/FM/CD audio system wîth four speakers


Chrysler Crossfire Roadster Limited (6MTX/5ATX w/Autostick)

• Power cloth top wîth glass backlight and articulated hard tonneau cover

• Folded top completely hidden from view

• Speed-sensitive, deployable rear spoiler

• Fog lamps

• 3.2-liter, SOHC, V-6 engine—215 horsepower/229 lb.-ft. of torque

• Six-speed manual transmission standard

• Five-speed automatic transmission available

• Power-operated high-back bucket seats; heated, leather-trimmed

• Four interior color combinations: Dark Slate Gray and Cool Vanilla two-tone (exclusive to the Roadster Limited), Dark Slate Gray and Cedar two-tone, Dark Slate Gray and Medium Slate Gray two-tone, and Dark Slate Gray monotone

• Custom designed luggage (Touring Gear)

• ESP, traction control, four-wheel ABS and brake assist

• Tire pressure monitoring system

• AM/FM/CD 240-watt Infinity Modulus six-speaker audio system wîth separate amplifier and dual sub-woofers


Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 Coupe and Roadster


SRT versions of both the Crossfire Coupe and Roadster were added in 2005 model year (see Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 description)

2004 Model Year
Chrysler Crossfire was introduced in mid-summer 2003 as a 2004 model
Features included:
• 3.2-liter, 18-valve, SOHC V-6 engine wîth 215 horsepower/229 lb.-ft. of torque

• Six-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic wîth AutoStick

• Rear-wheel drive

• Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wîth brake assist

• Electronic stability program

• All-speed traction control

• Independent double-wishbone front suspension

• Independent five-link rear suspension

• Speed-sensitive, deployable rear spoiler

• Manually telescoping §teering column

• Six-speaker sound system wîth dual sub-woofers

• Front 18-inch P225/40ZR tires

• Rear 19-inch P255/35ZR tires

• Aluminum alloy wheels

• Tire fit system

• Dual-zone semi-automatic air conditioning

• Remote keyless entry wîth central locking

• Security alarm system

• Tow away protection

Source - Chrysler

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