Chrysler Crossfire | Auto Express

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Chrysler Crossfire


Recycling the best of the old SLK, the Chrysler#039;s German and deco style mean it is of UK success. It doesn#039;t have car dynamics and the cabin disappoints, but are no complaints about grip or Be warned, though – will feel cheated they drive the advanced new

It might have sold out in the UK, but stunning Crossfire Coupe done much to shatter the charts in the US. Now the firm is hoping a new model, coming later year, will make the art two-seater a bigger part of its revival.

The drop-top is, of course, based on the previous-generation Mercedes SLK parts underpin the Coupe. Slicing off the barely harms rigidity in fact, Chrysler pitches the car the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster in terms of strength. The conversion does not much from the Coupe’s looks, either, although lines around the Roadster’s end appear to indicate a lack of thought.

The convertible roof itself canvas rather than a hard-top – is power-operated. It away in 22 seconds, and has a glass window that won’t or steam up.

Putting the hood removes the chief complaint of the – the lack of headroom for over six feet tall. the roof, the Crossfire Roadster light and airy – without our test car’s vanilla interior. However, need to pack much lightly for weekends away, the laughable boot is barely enough for two soft bags.

The 215bhp V6 feels best to the five-speed auto, complete Chrysler’s version of Tiptronic, AutoStick. In semi-manual mode, you the lever left for downshifts, for upshifts. A six-speed manual box is available, and provides decent changes, but the soft-top seems at ease when you let it shift

Chrysler Crossfire

However, the car can be driven hard. 19-inch rear tyres with 18-inchers up front) and acceleration might not threaten the but they certainly put the Chrysler up the Z4 and Audi TT.

While the steering be more precise and the ride is not the in the class, the Crossfire is certainly enough for drivers who rate over dynamics.

This is no surprise, as the SLK’s chassis was class-leading even on the Merc’s launch. Safety equipment is up to though, with traction ABS and ESP as standard, along with and side airbags.

Most complaints regard the Despite a post-SLK revamp, still suffers from a lack of space. Many look as though they’ve been painted rather redesigned, and the manual climate-control seem very outdated.

the steering wheel does not and the rounded roll-over protection don’t quite fit the overall Finally, the windblocker panel on test models had a blinding – although Chrysler a fix will be ready before the car on sale.

However, these niggles are to worry UK buyers when the arrives in July. As with the it’s the looks which sell the Crossfire. With numbers ensuring exclusivity, is certain to be a drop-top to be seen in summer.

Chrysler Crossfire
Chrysler Crossfire
Chrysler Crossfire
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