Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

  The Chevrolet Impala has been around for many years, with the first generation sprouting as a 1958 model. After taking a couple of breaks here and there, Chevrolet’s full-size car is in its ninth generation and it’s beginning to show its age. Nine generations breeds a variety of engine options, but the current Impala model is powered by a choice of two engines: a 3.5L V6 engine producing 211hp and 214 lb-ft of torque and a 3.9L V6 engine delivering 224hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The mid-level trim comes with Active Fuel Management which shuts off half of the engine’s cylinders in order to improve fuel efficiency. The Impala can now get 14-18mph city and 21-29mpg highway.

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Maybe Lutz is bluffing. Though it is theoretically scheduled to be a 2010 model, the future of the new Chevrolet Impala is still in doubt, according to industry newspaper Automotive News. According to the report, Bob Lutz, GM’s product boss, says the new model is still up in the air, with the ultimate outcome depending on the fuel economy standards adopted by the current session of Congress. GM and other automakers have vigorously opposed a plan pushed by liberal Democrats to impose a (...)
MTV’s Pimp My Ride will unveil a modified 1965 Chevrolet Impala, nicknamed the "Bio Rocket," that has been transformed into a biodiesel-powered alt-fuel wonder. The Bio Rocke is powered by a new PPE supercharged GM Duramax diesel engine that runs on B-100 biodiesel. The original engine had an output of 350 hp, but with the new engine it goes up to 800 hp and 1400 lbs-ft. The Bio Rocket sprints from zero to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds. "By installing a monster 800-horsepower diesel engine (...)
Source: Inside Line

The winds of change are blowing at gale force in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. The imminent debut of the Chevrolet Impala SS "Car of Tomorrow" and the impending introduction of GM Racing’s all-new R07 small-block V-8 racing engine are signposts that point the way to a new direction in technology in America’s most popular racing series.

Have you believed that for a car that has a great top speed you have to pay millions of dollars? Well no, you are wrong! You can buy a car with a very good top speed and pay between $25000 and $30000. Ties were settled first by quarter-mile time, then by which was quicker to the highest speed both cars achieved (usually 120 or 130 mph), in that order. Most cars at this price point offer basic luxury or at least decent amenities and looks in addition to speed, as buck-banger boy-racer (...)
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For the GM cars the SS badge comes from- super sport.It has traditionally signaled performance versions of the vehicles over the years since cars like the Camaro and Impala wear it , and the Cobalt sedan, most recently.

Source: DetNews
Chevrolet has announced that next Impala will share a rwd platform with the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro, which will be built late in 2008. Impala production will start several months later, a GM source said. Different from the 2007 model will also be its long wheelbase and short front and rear overhangs. The car will be similar in length and width to the front-drive 2007 Impala. The passenger compartment will be larger than that of the 2007 Impala, the source said. Also, at the Detroit (...)
Source: Autoweek
The 2007 Impala, which underwent a major redesign for 2006, is poised for another successful year with the addition of Active Fuel Management to the 3.9L V-6, a fuel-saving technology that shuts off half the engine’s cylinders when full power is not needed. Active Fuel Management improves fuel economy by up to 8 percent in certain driving situations. Standard and available safety features include ABS, traction control and side-curtain roof rail air bags on Impala. A family of (...)

Impala SS is powered by the all-new 5.3L small-block V-8 with Active Fuel Management technology, which regulates between eight-cylinder and four-cylinder operation and provides up to 8 percent improved fuel economy in certain light-load driving conditions. The 5.3L small-block V-8 is rated at 303 horsepower (226 kW) and 323 lb.-ft. (438 Nm) of torque.

The Chevy Impala is a stylish, sporty sedan that is many things to many people - from a strong, reliable, fuel-efficient family sedan to a sleek and powerful performance car. That may be why Impala was the best-selling domestic car in 2005.

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