2007 Chrysler Crossfire | new car review

Posted on Jun 24, 2009 by

has a reputation for developing daring concept cars and putting them on the road. The 2007 Crossfire is broadly similar to the show car 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. The Crossfire is as a combination of Mercedes-Benz’s German technical expertise and Chrysler’s American design.

NOTE: Chrysler has stopped selling the  Crossfire in Middle East from 2008 onwardsAvailable in both and a soft-top variant, the physical appearance of the Crossfire has attracted car fans worldwide, for being more than just a pretty face. The goal was to produce a genuine driver’s car, the ultimate expression of the Chrysler brand essence, and a true reflection of the brand’s expressive, confident and romantic core values. With its long hood and fastback boat tail, Crossfire’s profile is sure to become instantly recognizable around the globe.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’ with a chrome Chrysler winged brand mark forming the leading edge of the hood.

The overall feel of Crossfire’s interior combines the simple functionality of a sports coupe, with the traditional elegance and refinement of a Chrysler, while echoing many of the design cues of the coupe’s exterior. Undoubtedly, 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.

The Crossfire is powered by an all-aluminium, SOHC 18-valve 3.2-litre V6, engine developing 218bhp and 310 Nm of torque. The combination of engine power, balanced weight distribution, suspension design and generous tyre sizes enables the Crossfire to deliver sensational performance on straight or winding roads. Acceleration from 0-to-100 km/h takes just 6.5 seconds before reaching a limited top speed of 242 km/h. The standard transmission is a six-speed manual gearbox with overdrive for quiet, relaxed, fuel-efficient high-speed cruising. Crossfire buyers can choose the optional five-speed automatic transmission, which features driver-adaptive shift logic, full automatic or AutoStick manual gear selection.

Technical Specifications 
Engine Size3.2 liter V6
Power218bhp
Maximum Torque310Nm
Transmission6-speed manual/ 5-speed automatic
Body typeCoupe /

 

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