2006 Chrysler Crossfire

One of Chrysler’s best-looking sports cars, the 2006 Chrysler Crossfire, is a two-seater.  The design of the Crossfire is a blend of American and German elements. Several Mercedes components can be found in the vehicle’s substructure, including the V6 engine, multilink suspension, and steering. A lot of the design cues come from Mercedes-SLK Benz’s model. Thanks to Chrysler’s design prowess, we’re in love with the Crossfire’s beautiful forms and sporty lines. The coupe is readily recognized because of its tall bonnet and fastback.


The 2006 Crossfire was offered in 2 trim levels:

  • Standard
  • Limited

Performance and Fuel Economy

Using a 217bhp 3.2-liter V6 engine, the 2006 Crossfire can reach 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and maintain a straight-line speed of 150 miles per hour. Autonomous Tiptronic or a six-speed manual is the only transmission option available to buyers. As a result of its poor performance, the manual is preferable to the automatic in this situation. Gear shifting might be tedious due to a sluggish clutch and lengthy shifter throw. Chrysler has done engine tweaking to give the SLK320 a more dramatic sound. While driving, you’ll hear the Crossfire’s exhaust crackle and boom as you take off and the wind roar and tire thrum.

There’s no need to spend time waiting for a turbocharger to spool up because of the supercharged power delivery. The suspension has been significantly beefed up to deal with the increased speeds, with spring rates increasing by around 50% upfront and 42% behind. Both the front and rear brake discs are larger and ventilated.


Chrysler did interior and exterior styles. Besides the wheelbase, track, engine, gearbox, chassis structure, and suspension components, the R170 platform is used for the rest of the car’s components. Taking the Crossfire as an example, the engine compartment is comparable to that of the Mercedes-Benz SLK320 based on the R170 architecture.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK320 seats may also be bolted onto the chassis of the Crossfire. Similar to the Mercedes-Benz SLK320’s dashboard layout, controls, and instrumentation. An optional 5-speed automatic gearbox is available, or similarly the 6-speed manual transmission. Chrysler rated the M112 3.2 L, 18-valve, SOHC V6 engine in the base (standard) and limited variants for the 2004 model year at 215 horsepower (160 kW) and 229 pound-force-feet (310 Nm) of torque.

AMG’s high-performance division, Mercedes-AMG, fitted the SRT-6 vehicles with a turbocharged version of the M112 engine. In line with AMGs of the same period, the SRT-6 vehicles were exclusively offered with a 5-speed automated gearbox. For the Chrysler Crossfire, Mercedes-sourced NSG-370 6-speed gearbox is utilized. 5G-Tronic, the 5-speed automatic gearbox in the Crossfire, is likewise Mercedes-sourced and a member of the 722.6 families.  As a result of the gear ratio difference, the automatic earns a superior EPA fuel economy rating than the 6MT model.


  • Height: 1315 mm
  • Length: 4058 mm
  • Width: 1766 mm
  • Curb weight: 1348 kg

Engine type: 3.2L V6 SOHC 18 valves

Fuel tank: 60 L

2006 Chrysler Crossfire

2006 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2006 Crossfire owner’s manual containing all the required information for future maintenance, vehicle operation, and features.

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2006 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.

Safety and Technology

In keeping with the high level of performance of the 2006 Crossfire, the power-assisted braking system includes large diameter vented front discs and solid rear discs and ABS and Brake Assist System, all of which are equipped with very advanced technological wizardry. A single-piston floating caliper is used for the front brakes, while the rear has 278 x 9 mm solid discs and opposed-piston fixed calipers. Crossfire comes equipped with four-wheel, four-channel ABS. To keep the wheels from locking up and the driver from losing control when braking hard on slick terrain, this feature pulses the brakes 30 times per second.

When the driver engages the brakes in an emergency, the Brake Assist System (BAS) automatically provides the greatest amount of braking force. There is no such thing as a human being who doesn’t know when to slam on the brakes. Even though a sports coupe like the Chrysler Crossfire prioritizes agility above safety, it includes a complete complement of active safety features that operate in concert with the controlled deformation of the body structure to maximize occupant protection in “real-world” accidents.

2006 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the 2006 Crossfire operates. However, the purchase price does not include the service manual.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing

The 2006 Chrysler Crossfire service manual is extensive. Consquently, it is suggested that the mechanic closely reference this book during repairs.


The 2006 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE is offered at the below-mentioned prices:

  • Standard: $29,145 or €26992
  • Limited: $34,195 or €31670

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Crossfire fast?

It has a top speed of 155 mph

How long will my Chrysler Crossfire last?

200,000 miles

How much will the Chrysler Crossfire cost for maintenance?

approx. $608 per year