Posted: Mar 03, 2020
Chrysler Crossfire Battery
Chrysler only produced the Crossfire for a few years, but it ended up with a solid group of dedicated enthusiasts. One of them is Travis Hearn and we got to take a look at his Chrysler Crossfire up close, when he drove it to our battery installation center at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Like a lot of Daimler/Chrysler vehicles, it runs a European (DIN) battery known as the Group 48 or H6 battery. OPTIMA now happens to offer a direct-fit replacement battery for this vehicle, our OPTIMA YELLOWTOP Group 48/H6 battery.
If you have a newer Chrysler or Mercedes-Benz vehicle, there's a good chance an OPTIMA H6 will fit in it. However, some of those vehicles use larger batteries, like the H7 or H8. While OPTIMA is getting ready to release an H7 battery later in 2020, our friends at Weistec Engineering have come up with an elegant solution to make fitment possible with our Group 48/H6 battery in those applications that call for an H7 or H8. Weistec makes a bracket for an H6 OPTIMA battery to work in an H7 tray and another bracket for an H6 OPTIMA battery to work in an H8 tray.
The OPTIMA Group 48/H6 battery is no lightweight, weighing in at about 54 pounds, but it will offer plenty of cranking amps and reserve power for nearly every H6, H7 or H8 application out there. Even after OPTIMA releases an H7 battery later in 2020, we expect many enthusiasts will still opt for the H6, because of the weight savings it will offer over the heavier H7 or even heavier H8. We also want to remind you that if you purchase your OPTIMA battery directly from us and purchase an OPTIMA Digital 1200 Charger at the same time, we'll add a year of warranty coverage to your battery purchase.