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2004 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster 3.2

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The new 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster is low-slung with a sculpted appearance.

Under the bonnet is a 3.2-litre Mercedes-derived 160 kW 90-degree V6 18-valve SOHC engine available with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission.

To remove the top, simply release and pull down the centre-mounted handle located on the windscreen surround, turn the handle which releases the convertible fabric top and lowers the side glass, and lift the front of the top approximately 20 cm.

Press the button on the centre console and the hard tonneau opens up, the soft fabric top folds in, and the hard tonneau closes again.

The Crossfire Roadster's rear view has a tapered, "boat tail" appearance that emphasises the car's mammoth rear wheels.

A retractable spoiler is designed into the rear of the vehicle and activates when the car reaches 100 km/h.

The centre high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) runs the width of the deployable rear spoiler. Seam lines on the cloth top flow with and complement Roadster's rear "boat tail" lines.

To achieve even more of a dynamic appearance, satin silver painted rollover bars appear just behind the driver and passenger seats. There are two race-inspired fairings integrated into the top of the tonneau cover. The interior is the same as that of the coupe


  • Crossfire Roadster 3.2 V6 (Manual) - R455 000
  • Crossfire Roadster 3.2 V6 (Auto) - R465 000

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