2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS, 2007 MY US

The Malibu Maxx SS is a front wheel drive hatchback road car with a front placed engine, from Chevrolet. Its 3.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that produces 240 bhp (243 PS/179 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 326 N·m (240 lb·ft/33.2 kgm) at 4600 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic gearbox. The stated weight at the kerb is 1642 kg.

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Key facts

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS, 2007 MY US information summary

What body style?
5 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4770 mm
How heavy?
1642 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3880 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
243 PS / 240 bhp / 179 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
326 Nm / 240 ft.lb / 33.2 kgm @ 4600 rpm

Chevrolet Malibu models

Chevrolet Malibu LS -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2384 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1549 kg
Chevrolet Malibu LT -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2384 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1550 kg
Chevrolet Malibu LTZ -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2384 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW
Chevrolet Malibu LTZ -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 3564 cm3 256 PS 252 bhp 188 kW 1655 kg
5 door hatchback FF 4A 3510 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 1577 kg
Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3501 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1569 kg

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2852 mm 112.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1529 mm 60.2 inches
Length 4770 mm 187.8 inches
Width 1773 mm 69.8 inches
Height 1476 mm 58.1 inches
Ground clearance 155 mm 6.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1642 kg 3620 lb
Weight distribution 60 % front
fuel tank capacity 61.8 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LZ4
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.9 litre
3880 cc
(236.772 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 99 × 84 mm
3.9 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 61.9 bhp/litre
1.01 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 326 Nm (240 ft·lb) (33.2 kgm)
at 4600 rpm
Specific torque 84.02 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminum head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.8:1
Fuel system SFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1055.8 kPa (153.1 psi)
Maximum RPM 6400 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 646.67 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 148.19 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
108.99 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
146.16 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.17 kg/kW
15.33 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
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 2.750
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.4Li.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P225/50 R 18
Tyres rear P225/50 R 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 296 mm
Rear brake diameter 270 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.69
general
Carfolio.com ID148423
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 36.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS added 2006-11-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.