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2003. - 2008.
S - Sports car
cabriolet, 2 door
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
2004. - 2007.
S - Sports car
cabriolet, 2 door

Dimensons & Outlines

4058 mm
1766 mm
1315 mm
104 liters
190 liters
60 liters
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4820 mm
1855 mm
1373 mm
300 liters
350 liters
70 liters
2003 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster
2004 BMW 6 Series Cabrio


Mercedes Benz
3.2 V6 M112 C32 AMG
6 - Inline, 3 valves per cylinder
3199 cc
335 hp
420 Nm
6 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2996 cc
258 hp
300 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1685 kg
6.9 s
250 km/h
13.6 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
9.6 l/100km
229 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1490 kg
5.3 s
255 km/h
15.9 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
11.0 l/100km
264 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1695 kg
7.2 s
250 km/h
14.2 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
9.9 l/100km
238 g/km


6200 EUR
Price from
6000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 2-door cabriolet body style within the same 'Sports car' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (front for the Chrysler and rear in the case of the BMW). The first one has a Mercedes Benz-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 18-valves 335hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 258hp engine designed by BMW.


Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the sports car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a considerable difference of 13% more metal.


Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that BMW does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Chrysler with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the BMW badge with 4.2 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the American car rank it on average as 3.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Chrysler is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 255 kilometers per hour, 5km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the German car, averaging around 9.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (29 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 15% difference compared to the American car.


BMW appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. From there things take a different direction, with Chrysler being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the BMW. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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