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Chevrolet Malibu LS

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3501 cm3 / 213.6 cu in / 213.6 cu in, 149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from2003
ModelMalibu LSIssued until
SerieMalibuNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4730 l / 167.04 cu ft / 167.04 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4783 mm / 188.3 in / 188.3 inTotal (curb) weight1495 kg / 3296 lb / 3296 lb
Width1775 mm / 69.9 in / 69.9 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)62.0 % / 62.0 % / 62.0 %
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeLX9Total number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; cast aluminium headBore94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement3501 cm3 / 213.6 cu in / 213.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity583.50 cm3/cylinder / 35.607 cu in/cylinder / 35.607 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.6 kW / 80.0 hp / 80.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.6 kW/l / 0.936 bhp/cu in / 0.936 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque85.1 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.68
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.05

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio133.8 kW/ton / 101.4 bhp/ton / 101.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.1Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,4 Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6.5 x 15Wheels rear6.5 x 15
Tyres frontP205/60 R 15Tyres rearP205/60 R 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front276 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 inBrake diameter rear230 mm / 9.1 in / 9.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Malibu LS

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