2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Put Through its Paces on Track

GM is trying to sell its new Chevy Malibu Turbo as a sporty car, which will reward its driver with excellent steering feel, as well as predictable and progressive handling. They are also excited about the new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which will offer V6-levels of performance for 20% lower fuel bills - 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
The turbocharged unit puts out 259 hp and 353 Nm (260 lb-ft), which is good for 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) in just 6.3 seconds, before topping out at a more-than-respectable 250 km/h (155 mph). According to Mark Meyers, GM Global Vehicle Performance Manager, "the all-new turbocharged engine showcases just how capable the new Malibu is, and the turbocharged Malibu is perfect for customers who want a midsize sedan that is fun to drive under a wide range of real-world conditions [. . .] With its global pedigree and European tuning, the new Malibu has a robust body structure, premium steering and suspension, and substantial four-wheel disc brakes.”

The Malibu Turbo is set to arrive in US showrooms later in the fall, and its pricing is expected to start at around the $27,700 mark.
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