2015 Chevrolet SS Gets 6-Speed Manual, Magnetic Ride Control, OnStar 4G LTE, New Colors

At last, General Motors decided to equip the sleeper special SS performance sedan with a six-speed stick shift gearbox and Delphi-developed MagneRide trick suspension. Just check GM's 2015 Online Order / Reference Guide and you'll find even more sauce.
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On the 2015 Chevrolet SS (1EK69) page, there's a button that reads "New for 2015," and guess what: aside from the new manual transmission and Magnetic Selective Ride Control options, the new model year SS gets OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability, as well as five new exterior colors.

These colors are Regal Peacock Green (G5Q), Some Like It Hot Red (G6K; maybe it has something to do with the red background of the official poster of the 1959 movie starring Marilyn Monroe), Jungle Green Metallic (G6P), Perfect Blue (GNT) and Alchemy Purple (GWR). In terms of visual changes, there's only one that we can mention at the moment, represented by a different front license plate bracket.

It's not known what type of six-speed manual transmission will be offered as an optional extra on the 2015 Chevrolet SS, but we have a sneaking suspicion that it will be the same Tremec TR-6060 fitted to the Australian Holden Commodore. As for the Magnetic Selective Ride Control, this suspension system basically employs electromagnets that vary shock fluid viscosity. Expect to get a button that'll let you select between different drive modes, from lofty 'comfort' to bone-crushing 'track mode'.

Just like the outgoing model, the 2015 Chevrolet SS will retain the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 motor rated at 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. Even the 3,975 lbs (1,803-kg) curb weight for the base automatic variant without the MagneRide trick suspension is unchanged from the 2014 model year.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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