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.
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 (...) More
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.
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 (...) More
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 (...) More
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.