For 2006, the Crossfire roadster offers an optional Special Edition package, which comes with SRT6-style cast-aluminum wheels, a black windshield surround, satin silver door handles, and side louvers. It comes with either an automatic or manual transmission and features available Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat paint and Dark Slate Gray cloth seats. Additionally, the Crossfire SRT6 receives a body-color windshield surround, and two new exterior color choices are offered: Oyster Gold Crystal Metallic and Machine Gray Pearl Coat.
The Chrysler Crossfire is available in three variations: Base, Limited, and SRT6, with a choice of coupe or roadster bodystyles. Under the hood, the Crossfire coupe and roadster feature a 3.2L V-6 delivering 215 hp to a standard six-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick.
The coupe and roadster feature an AM/FM/CD sound system with four speakers, power windows, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and electronic stability and traction control. Opting for the Limited adds heated leather power seats, Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires, a 240-watt Infinity Modulus AM/FM/CD audio system with digital amplifier and dual subwoofers, a tire pressure-monitoring system, heated mirrors, fog lamps, and a universal garage door opener. The performance-oriented SRT6 receives the supercharged engine, a tuned suspension, improved brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport ultra-high-performance tires, an electronic stability program tuned for spirited driving, and race-inspired leather seats with suede inserts and gray stitching. Crossfire options include all-season, high-performance tires and an Infinity sound system with DVD-based navigation system.
The Crossfire SRT6, the high-performance version, is motivated by a hand-built, supercharged 3.2L V-6 engine from the previous-generation Mercedes SLK. The engine provides 330 hp to an upgraded five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick. Safety features include driver and passenger front and side air bags, ABS with Brake Assist, traction and stability control, and a tire pressure-monitoring system.
The Chrysler Crossfire is part of the Compact Premium Sporty segment, an eclectic group of thirteen vehicles which includes a mix of front-wheel, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive coupes, convertibles, and roadsters.
The Nissan 350Z (27,278 sales in calendar year 2005) leads the group, followed by the Acura RSX (20,809 units in 2005), Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class (18,227), and Chrysler Crossfire (14,665), according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report.SM Rounding out the field are the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster, Honda S2000, Saab 9-2X, Audi TT, Volvo C50 and C70, and Porsche Cayman.
|Base||6 speed manual||$29,145||215-hp / 3.2L 6-cyl||17/25|
|Limited||6 speed manual||$34,195||215-hp / 3.2L 6-cyl||17/25|
|SRT6||5 speed automatic||$45,170||330-hp / 3.2L 6-cyl||17/24|