2003 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan, 2004 MY US

The Chevrolet Malibu Sedan is a front wheel drive road car, with its engine positioned in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. Its 2.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that produces 145 bhp (147 PS/108 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 210 N·m (155 lb·ft/21.4 kgm) at 4000 rpm. A 4 speed automatic gearbox supplies the power to the wheels. The stated kerb weight is 1440 kg.

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Key facts

2003 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan, 2004 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4783 mm
How heavy?
1440 kg
What size engine?
2.2 litre, 2198 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
147 PS / 145 bhp / 108 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
210 Nm / 155 ft.lb / 21.4 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How economical?
24/31/29 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined

Chevrolet Malibu models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2198 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1440 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3510 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 1495 kg
Chevrolet Malibu SS -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3880 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1549 kg
Chevrolet Malibu LS -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3501 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1495 kg
Chevrolet Malibu LT -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3501 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1504 kg

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 mm 106.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 4783 mm 188.3 inches
Width 1775 mm 69.9 inches
Height 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1440 kg 3175 lb
Weight distribution 62 % front
fuel tank capacity 62 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code L61
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.2 litre
2198 cc
(134.13 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 94.6 mm
3.39 × 3.72 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 147 PS (145 bhp) (108 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 66 bhp/litre
1.08 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 210 Nm (155 ft·lb) (21.4 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 95.54 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast aluminium block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1200.6 kPa (174.1 psi)
Maximum RPM 6500 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 549.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 102.09 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
75.09 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
100.69 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.32 kg/kW
22.25 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 24/31/29 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km9.8/7.6/8.1 l/100km city/highway/combined
km/litre10.2/13.2/12.3 km/l city/highway/combined
UK MPG28.8/37.2/34.8 UK MPG city/highway/combined
US MPG24.0/31.0/29.0 US MPG city/highway/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.100
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.4Li.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6½ x 15
Wheel size rear 6½ x 15
Tyres front P205/60 R 15
Tyres rear P205/60 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 276 mm
Rear brake diameter 230 mm
Braked area 2016 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.68
Final drive ratio 3.63
general
Carfolio.com ID113927
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan added 2003-10-01.
Last modified 2013-02-28.