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Chevrolet Malibu SS

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3880 cm3 / 236.8 cu in / 236.8 cu in, 179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 326.0 N·m / 240.4 lb·ft / 240.4 lb·ft @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 11.2 l/100km / 25.2 mpg-UK / 21.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from2006
ModelMalibu SSIssued 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)436 l / 15.40 cu ft / 15.40 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2860 l / 101.00 cu ft / 101.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4783 mm / 188.3 in / 188.3 inTotal (curb) weight1549 kg / 3415 lb / 3415 lb
Width1775 mm / 69.9 in / 69.9 inDry weight
Height1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity45 kg / 99 lb / 99 lb (est.)
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight1504 kg / 3316 lb / 3316 lb
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight454 kg / 1001 lb / 1001 lb
Track rear1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)62.0 % / 62.0 % / 62.0 %
Ground clearance155 mm / 6.1 in / 6.1 inFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.3 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 CodeLZ4Total number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; aluminum headBore99.0 mm / 3.90 in / 3.90 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supplySFiEngine displacement3880 cm3 / 236.8 cu in / 236.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity646.67 cm3/cylinder / 39.462 cu in/cylinder / 39.462 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque326.0 N·m / 240.4 lb·ft / 240.4 lb·ft at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.1 kW/l / 1.014 bhp/cu in / 1.014 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque84.0 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.69

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio154.9 kW/ton / 117.4 bhp/ton / 117.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.1 l/100km / 31.0 mpg-UK / 25.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.2 l/100km / 25.2 mpg-UK / 21.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions262 g/km / 422 g/mi / 422 g/mi (est.)
  Range552 km / 343 mi / 343 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.75Turning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
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 frontWheels rear
Tyres frontP225/50 R 18Tyres rearP225/50 R 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front296 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 inBrake diameter rear270 mm / 10.6 in / 10.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Malibu SS

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