Beautiful car. Powerful and fast. It can and should become popular, he is full of strength to fight with competitors. In our market it the only "official" rival can only be Audi TT, because prospects official appearance Nissan 350Z we have as yet uncertain.
Equipped with four airbags, air conditioning and audio system with 240 watts, a "hot" Chrysler is on releasing nearly 50 thousand euros. And God forbid that our streets become more beautiful cars. Such as this one.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The intersection of the highway with 66-m road
Rear-drive Chrysler Crossfire from the German word "donor" got the engine, transmission, and certain elements of the suspension. The big and heavy hood compartment is the engine capacity of 3.2 liter V6 with three valves per cylinder and one camshaft. His power - 215 horsepower and torque - 310 Nm, and it accounts for a maximum of 3000 rpm, but the engine is able to allocate 90% of the time in the range from 2600 to 5300 rpm. The choice offered 6-speed manual gearbox or 5-band "machine" with the function AutoStick. Calm, in principle, the nature of this unit in conjunction with a clearly aggressive in appearance - this is the main attractive point of the car. And even the sound of the engine does not extradite in Crossfire greedy "devourer of miles, it seems that he is ready to walk quietly through the city, basking in the admiring glances of others. The city feels himself in the spotlight, everyone is looking at Crossfire with interest and try to touch the car unseen hands. Indeed, even the streets of Moscow, this machine looks quite strange, but if we continue to cherish self-esteem, then you can click on the center console and rear will be a small spoiler. The effect on the surrounding surpasses all expectations.
Hand on heart, to ride in traffic jams on Crossfire difficult, a small interior area of glazing, and mirrors rather decorative rather than functional element.
German engine and automatic gearbox make it possible to move around the city in the same walking mode, however, stiff suspension sensitive to the countless bumps and creases. Having finally out of town, you can give to his feelings, which if laid up in a small cabin compartment. The dynamics of dispersal and the sound of the engine no relation to the notorious road of aggression do not have. The car accelerates confidently and smoothly, under the barely audible accompaniment motor box as smoothly and with almost theatrical pause, change gears. Bored? Far. None of the anxiety and anguish in the sound of the engine, from which very quickly get tired. There is a comfort and a sharp, tight steering, which allows to instantly change the direction of movement without any unnecessary manipulation and delay. At speeds over 100 km / h electric "produces" rear spoiler is without a driver, without his participation but also the reverse, as soon as the speedo needle would return to a mark of 60 km / h.
In the guise of "free American" lives "honest burgher." While a respectable "German" is sometimes a desire to frolic. "Barefoot" in the strict low-profile tires car at the entrance to turn begins to behave like a temperamental residents of the southern states. The rear axle is so persistently sought out that the driver starts to feel like a pilot site, the system stability for the time being remains neutral, as if assessing the qualifications of the driver and if in its opinion, it is sufficient, the electronics only their presence icon on the odometer. Despite such "beastly" habits, the car is easily stabilized, and the driver begins to feel mixed emotions. After a moment ago it seemed that the Crossfire - the next qualitative Gran Turismo. It appears not. US-German Role Coupe combines the two, although this has the merit of tires, "multigrade" which nominally. Disabling stabilization system, you can check the strength of his nervous system, because the car "dissolved" finally and now the driver gets the adrenaline rush that he needs.
Like any dynamic machine, Crossfire rely powerful brakes, coupled with electronic systems. Their "national identity" is hard to determine, Short-pedal, but soft, and in which the driver feels the dynamics of braking and can easily predict it. Electronics, as in the case of the stabilization system, in no hurry to intervene in the process.
The new machine - it's always emotional and always open. Chrysler Crossfire - the sea of positive emotions on the exterior of the car plus the reliability of the German units. The fact that such a symbiosis can exist, without doubt. I wonder on what side of the Atlantic synergetic effects generated by the car will have to court more?
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Synergetic effect - is coherence between the parts of the system. The fruit of such interaction between the parts of a large corporation can truly be called Chrysler Crossfire.
Across the Atlantic
New Concept 2-seater coupe from Chrysler was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in 2001, and already in 2003 with minimal modifications the car went into the series. Developed by Chrysler design center in Michigan and manufactured in Germany's car makers to immediately thrown into the crucible of competition from more than worthy rivals - Nissan 350Z and Audi TT. Given the current market conditions, the company offered to customers on both sides of the Atlantic car in which those and others will find "their native".
On the podium car looked bigger than when he appeared before us. Coupe Crossfire - a rare combination of American "gigantism" and popular in the 30 years of the last century, European-style art deco. The U.S. is, of course, prevails. Should look at the huge hood, large headlights with two "guns" and the imposing grille, as becomes clear on what a poet of the subconscious decided to play designers. Quite simply, because Americans revere their car culture as well as the flag of the country, their enormous coupe early 70's - the object of worship. Moreover, such a fine job with the emotions of the potential client can disguise the "donor" units Crossfire - Mercedes-Benz SLK 320. It is absolutely a win-win move! In the design of a new car emphasis on details and attributes, whether chrome windshield frame, or "gills" on the front fenders. In really huge wheel arches - shestispitsevye wheels, 18-inch front, 19-inch rear, shod "in season tires Continental. The roof line with a spectacular "backbone" in accordance with the ideology of the car smoothly falls to the rear bumper, making the Crossfire like classic Bugatti and Talbot Lago. Visitors from the past looks and door luggage, which is hidden inside the spoiler - it warms the hearts of romantics road, yet have forgotten what they were cars "golden age". Only dual exhaust pipe and modern "feed" lighting us back to the XXI century, where romance often sacrificed to pragmatism.
The car in sports is low, it is almost "lies" on the pavement, so even through a wide door to enter it not so easy, especially for a man is tall.
Beauty is small but designed in such a way that both passenger Crossfire receive a maximum of comfort, albeit in rather cramped conditions. The seats are indeed reminiscent of sport buckets, in fact are not, they have decorative lateral support and absolutely "civil" pillow. Driver's seat has eight elektroregulirovok, but the node control were located in a place that adjust the seat under him had to open the door, or hand simply not fit between the cushion and the door. This cozy, despite the fact that the texture of plastic is far from perfect, and leather upholstery, "American style" tough. Front panel divides into two zones: the center console, finished in the plastic under the metal on it - mersedesovsky control unit air conditioning, radio Infiniti and function keys.
Convenient, almost sports steering wheel made of soft plastic with a big button signal is governed only by the departure. Dials on the instrument panel of three: speedometer, obviously overloaded extra "graphics", tachometer and combined into a single "ring" standard sensors.
Strangely, the feeling of finality "plot" does not arise, many times we have seen the strange process of free exchange of interior details within a large corporation. Perhaps, in financial terms is justified, but in terms of emotional perception seems somehow sad.
On the other hand, the American car immediately "explains" the driver, why do you need and what kind of work closer to him, otherwise the trunk would have been bigger, and visibility back not be puzzled. "Environment" Crossfire - free direct route.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Displacement - 3.2 liters, one of the top camshaft (SOHC), V-6. The angle of the collapse of the cylinder blocks - 90 degrees. Three valves per cylinder, two cylinder head made of aluminum alloy. Located in the engine block counterbalancing shaft rotates in the opposite direction relative to the crankshaft. The engine develops power 215 hp and a torque of 310 Nm. 98-percent level of maximum power is achieved in the range from 3000 to 4500 rpm.
The combination of powerful engine, a balanced distribution of loads along the axes of the vehicle, sophisticated design of suspension and large wheels enables Crossfire to display outstanding dynamic performance while driving as the crow flies, and on a winding road. Acceleration time from zero to 100 km / h is 6,5 with. Speed Crossfire, limited by certain aspects of aerodynamics, reaches 241 km / h.
Monday, August 10, 2009
The highest priority in the design of maneuverable sport coupe (like Chrysler Crossfire) is an active safety (accident prevention). However, the Crossfire is equipped with all devices and passive safety, which could wish for. Acting in conjunction with the crumple zones of the body, they provide optimum protection for people in the cabin at real road accidents.
Chrysler Crossfire in the base version equipped with the latest active safety systems: anti-lock braking system (ABS), a system emergency braking assistance (BAS) and dynamic stabilization system (ESP ®). They increase the force of adhesion with the road surface and vehicle directional stability even under the most adverse weather conditions.
Unfortunately, still there are situations where it is impossible to avoid a collision. In this case the system of airbags (SRS) assesses the severity of impact and adequately respond to it. Chrysler Crossfire is equipped with a three-point seat belts mount, pretensioners and force limiters and belt tension. In addition, the number of passive safety devices Crossfire includes: front and side airbags (the latter are built into the door) for driver and front passenger, knee pads to protect the driver, as well as special deformable lining, covering all areas of the ceiling of the passenger compartment, which in an accident may injure the head of passengers.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Overall impression of the interior creates a combination of Chrysler Crossfire sports coupe features a concise with traditional elegance and refinement of Chrysler. In the Crossfire interior design reflects many of the stylistic traits that define and appearance of this model. Undoubtedly, design and workmanship of the interior Crossfire Chrysler raises the standards to a new level.
The original "backbone" - a business card body Crossfire - inside the car passes through the ceiling, the upper part of the control panel, center console and even the gear knob. The massive center console, painted in silver color, and the gearbox also visually divide a into two symmetrical zones. Bright silver finish accentuates the steering wheel spokes, door sill plates, door handles, grilles, speaker columns, and outline devices.
High ceiling, large cabin width at shoulder level and generous legroom ensure that people of different growth and the build will be able to enjoy the ride in the cabin Crossfire. Upholstered with leather steering wheel has a diameter of 380 mm, and the steering wheel can be adjusted within 46 mm. In combination with the height adjustable seat that will allow each driver to find the optimum position for driving.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Design Chrysler Crossfire was developed in avtoatele Karmann, which enjoys an impeccable reputation among the Italian design studios, other than a special grace. Forms Crossfire - a modern processing and a tribute to the sensual French design 30-ies of the last century.
Built Crossfire designed a real "car driver", which became the embodiment of the uncompromising nature of Chrysler brand and its core values. It's expressive, purposeful model, subtle and full of romance. With elongated hood and distinctive rear resembling the stern of the ship tip profile Crossfire correctly recognizable at any angle of view.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Chrysler Crossfire - the embodiment of spirit brands Chrysler. This two-seater sports coupe combines expressive design and a bright personality, the latest technology, great performance and perfect proportions.