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Chevrolet SS specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1800 kg (3968 lbs)
Dimensions 4.97 m (196 in) long, 1.90 m (75 in) wide, 1.49 m (59 in) high
Wheelbase 2.92 m (115 in)
Power / weight 234 ps (231 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 313 Nm (231 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2014
Origin country United States
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Submitted by Mental

Performance

0 - 60 mph 4.5 s
0 - 100 mph 10.5 s
0 - 150 mph 28.6 s
1/4 mile 12.9 s @ 111.2 mph

Powertrain

Engine type LS3 90┬║ V8, n/a, OHV, 16v
Displacement 6.2 l (378 ci)
Power 421 ps (415 bhp / 309 kw) @ 5900 rpm
Torque 563 Nm (415 lb-ft) @ 4600 rpm
Power / liter 68 ps (67 hp)
Transmission 6 speed automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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Modena  1y ago

Never been approached so much in my life as to what the hell is that!
I'll bet 99% of you commentors have never seen or driven this car.
Worth every penny of 45K, check charger resale values, as SS values...
not even close!


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Cookie Monster  6y ago

I know it is full-sized, but Motor Authortiy advertises it as a mid-size sports sedan.


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Cookie Monster  6y ago

This is a poor man's BMW 550i. Why buy a Dodge Charger SRT8 or a Hyundai Genesis R-Spec Sedan if this thing is light enough? Om, nom, nom!


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FourFiveEight  6y ago

Thank God it only comes with an automatic. A manual makes sense in most sports cars, but nowadays, in family sedans, nah, not really.


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FourFiveEight  6y ago

This is not a joke. A non-European car (e.g. an Aussie, American, Japanese, Korean one) that has an MSRP of US$44,470 compares with a European car that has an MSRP of US$60,870.54, so basically this one compares with an Audi A7, which has an MSRP of $60,100.


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hemisrt  6y ago

This SS car is pretty sweet. It's the 4 door version that competes with the Charger. The 2 door competes against the SRT Challenger. Neither are direct competition with the Mustang or Camaro IMO. (I own a 14' SRT Challenger). What people don't realize, is that the Challenger is a Muscle Car (think 60's GTX, Charger, GTO, Chevelle, Coronet, etc). The Mustang and Camaro are pony cars (derived from 60's Trans AM races limited to 302 ci motors). Pony cars are a subset of muscle...but muscle does not necessarily mean pony. I do realize that the original Challenger (that the new version was modeled after) was a pony car--but the new one isn't. As far as fast...it's a driver's race. If you put 275's or bigger tires on the SRT, it is slightly faster than the GT Mustang or SS Camaro. It does not have a speed limiter (good to 182 mph). I routinely hit 6.2 sec zero to 60. As for turning, Strut tower braces front and rear fix that problem. Anyway, the SRT Challenger is really a GT car...that is why I love it. Great for long drives...TON's of torque. As far as motors...they should put the biggest and strongest available in them...as they do not compete with Vipers and Vettes. That is a different buyer/market.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@Mental: Not bad at all.


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Mental  6y ago

Test data for Chevy SS by Car'n'Driver:

  • Top speed - restricted at 160 mph (being delimited, it can achieve 289 kph);
  • 0-60 mph - 4.5 sec;
  • 0-100 mph - 10.5 sec;
  • 0-150 mph - 28.6 sec;
  • 1/4 mile - 12.9 @ 111 .

Not bad!


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Jeff  6y ago

@Super8
Isn't there already a Camaro SS--or actually that compares with a BMW 3 / 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class coupes! The Impala SS would possibly compare with 6 and SL.


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Jeff  6y ago

My bad. If GM made a Cruze SS with over 400 horsepower, it would be AWD, as RWD wouldn't be easy to convert if the Cruze has a FWD platform. And 400 horsepower in a FWD car wouldn't happen.


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BR2+  6y ago

Ill pass on an LS7 in this, Or any Vette motor for that matter.

The LS engines, Or Corvette engines should STRICTLY be used on Corvettes...PERIOD. This should use a different motor, just like the rest of the line up, We all know Chevrolet makes World class engines, But to use the same motor in every car over and over and over again is stupid. I like to see this use a different Chevy motor, Maybe even similar, But not a Corvette motor.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Flabernat: I'd love to see an LS7 in this car. :)


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Flabernat  6y ago

@ Super8 Speaking of sharing engines... I'd love to see an Ls7 version of this, maybe throw a 6spd tremec in there as well... :D


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Super8  6y ago

@ BR2+ : Well, if you remember the old days, GM always give same engine to a lot of their cars. For example is L72 which given to Impala SS, Corvette Stingray, COPO Camaro, COPO Chevelle, Bel Air, Caprice, and Biscayne. So, it could be possibly happen. But possibly.


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Jeff D  6y ago

And hey, don't forget the new Chevrolet Cruze SS A.S.P "Ace_Topspeed" mentioned. It'll have the same powertrain as the Chevrolet SS. It will not be front-wheel-drive or carrying a 4-cylinder engine as usual. ;D


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BR2+  6y ago

...Why would you put an LT1, Or any Vette motor in an Impala?

I really hate that, Every performance car Chevrolet makes should have there own engine, Camaro shouldn't have a Vette motor, nor should an SS or Impala, or any other car for that matter, Chevy can make a good engine for the Impala, but don't bother unless its a REAL performance car.


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Super8  6y ago

@ Mental: Yeah! It will be great if they put the LT1 to this new Impala SS especially the coupe. And if they want to do it more, just upgrade it to 500 hp and make it like a cheap version of high speed Caddy. That's all I can think.


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Mental  6y ago

Oh yeah! The new Impala SS Saloon/Coupe would be excellent!

The current Impala is one of few GM mainstream products I like, in terms of looks and platform. It's got a lot of potential. Impala just needs a serious power aggregate to be competitive - LT1 straight from the Vette, and go!


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A.S.P "Ace_Topspeed"  6y ago

GM is also making the all-new Chevrolet Cruze SS. 415 horsepower and RWD.

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Apathy  6y ago

If they make an impala ss, it will be awd.

The platform that the current impala has a transverse engine layout. A rwd setup wouldnt he easy or sensible.


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BR2+  6y ago

Its great if they decide to put some power and performance it them, but I just don't see them given it that much power or performance, The Impala should have always been a nicely powerd Muscle car, now its just a family car, The last SS wasn't bad, 305Bhp and high 13s in the 1/4, overall goo looks. But not what id call a Performance car. I wish Chevrolet would do more then look at the Corvette and Camaro when it comes to performance.



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BR2+  6y ago

500Bhp, I don't think so, I don't see Chevrolet putting C6 ZO6 power in a Impala, Impalas haven't had anywhere near that Hp figure since what, 1969? 425Bhp? The last Generations produced around 300Bhp, so I don't see them making such a big jump in Power, specially what the car has turned into. Maybe if they dropped it off at the Z division it may come, but I Highly doubt it.


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Super8  6y ago

@ Shaggy and BR2+ : Rumor said the new Impala SS will have power around 500+ hp.


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Ferrari driver  6y ago

Nice car, Super8! I'll be right back. I just have to go get my girlfriend from work.


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BR2+  6y ago

The car looks great, but only the front half of the car, once you get to the 2nd doors, it becomes shite, that Volkswagen rear end and side part just ruin it for me, a damned shame.

It should be a Coupe, the proportions would be better and would be lighter, Love the front part, and the Impala interior got a MAJOR improvement, know they need to make performance editions like back in the day, bring a REAL SS version, then a Z version.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Super8: Wow, that car actually looks good! I usually can't say that about modern Impalas.


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Super8  6y ago

Another pic for 2015 Impala SS but this time it's coupe.


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Super8  6y ago

Chevy will bring back the Impala SS again in 2015 and this time they will make it just like 1960's. Big V8 and rear wheel drive. It will produce more power than SS

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Mental  7y ago

If SS costs $44k, then it's on the same level as Charger SRT8. That seems OK. BUT, it means Corvette Stingray is just 7k pricier than this SS saloon. Just 7 thousand of greens! That's insanely amazing! Paying just a bit more you can purchase a legendary supercar coupe, full of modern stuff, over the underpowered saloon. Corvette is simply incomparable to the SS, it is a huuuuuge step over that saloon, but in terms of pricing they're so close. SS just seems as a cheap old Opel next to the Vette! But as a result that 'cheap old Opel' is not that cheap. It cannot cost that money!

And if SS was a true performance saloon... But it is neither fish, nor fowl - neither real performance car, nor super-luxury. It doesn't attract in any way. Chevrolet could have equipped it with LSA, like Australians already did, then that would at least a monster. Chevrolet SS GTS could be a tempting offer.