CHEVROLET Malibu SS 2005-2008 Photos, engines & full specs

Segment: Medium
Production years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

CHEVROLET Malibu SS 2005-2008 5 Photos
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Chevrolet introduced the SS badge on the Impala '61, and ever since, it attached that "Super Sport" plate on many performance car versions, including on the fleet-oriented Malibu.

While the Chevrolet Malibu was more of a salesman or car-rental choice. The bow-tie brand tried to expand the range with an SS version, produced in both body versions: the Malibu and the Malibu Maxx (hatchback) built on the same platform as the Pontiac G6 and the European Vauxhall/Opel Vectra.

The design department installed a new front fascia for the SS version. The headlights were similar to those from the regular model, but the black mesh-grille featured a chromed surrounding and the bow-tie gold badge in the middle. On the lower side of the apron, the carmaker installed a broad grille and two side scoops for the fog lights. Moreover, the four-door sedan sported a small lip spoiler on the trunk's lid and dual chromed exhaust under the bumper.

Inside, everything was black. Its sport bucket seats with high bolstering gave a clue about the car's performance, and the three-spoke steering wheel just confirmed it. Inside the instrument cluster, the carmaker installed a wide speedometer in the middle between the tachometer and the fuel and temperature gauges. Chevrolet included the "Malibu" lettering on the right dial to remind the driver what car he or she was driving. The bolstered bucket seats provided some side support to prevent its occupants from sliding during high-speed cornering. The Malibu SS had the power to go way faster than a regular econobox found in most fleet vehicles.

Under the hood, GM installed a choice of two engines with a 3.9-liter displacement with variable valve timing, which produced 243 hp. In addition, the carmaker paired a four-speed automatic transmission as standard on the SS version.

CHEVROLET Malibu SS 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.9L V6 4AT (243 HP)

3.9L V6 4AT (243 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 3.9L V6 4AT (243 HP)
Displacement:3880 cm3
Power:179 KW @ 5800 RPM
243 HP @ 5800 RPM
240 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque:240 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
325 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System:Electronic Injection
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:4-Speed automatic
Front:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:225/50R18
Length:188.3 in (4783 mm)
Width:69.9 in (1775 mm)
Height:57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track:60/59.3 in (1,524/1,506 mm)
Wheelbase:106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.3 in (160 mm)
Cargo Volume:15.3 cuFT (433 L)
Unladen Weight:3415.5 lbs (1549 kg)
City:19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Highway:25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
Combined:21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
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