2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS US

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front located engine powering the front wheels. The 2 litre engine is a turbocharged, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that develops 260 bhp (264 PS/194 kW) of power at 5300 rpm, and maximum torque of 352 N·m (260 lb·ft/35.9 kgm) at 2000 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Chevrolet Cobalt SS weighs a claimed 1349 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS US information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4585 mm
How heavy?
1349 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1998 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
264 PS / 260 bhp / 194 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
352 Nm / 260 ft.lb / 35.9 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How economical?
22/30 US MPG city/highway

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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2629 mm 103.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1488 mm 58.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1476 mm 58.1 inches
Length 4585 mm 180.5 inches
Width 1725 mm 67.9 inches
Height 1415 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1349 kg 2974 lb
Weight distribution 60 % front
fuel tank capacity 49 litres 10.8 UK Gal 12.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1998 cc
(121.925 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 86 mm
3.39 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE)
264 PS (260 bhp) (194 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output
(SAE)
130.1 bhp/litre
2.13 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE)
352 Nm (260 ft·lb) (35.9 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE)
176.18 Nm/litre
2.13 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminum block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2213.9 kPa (321.1 psi)
Maximum RPM 6300 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.5 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor
Intercooler
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 195.41 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
143.72 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
192.74 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.96 kg/kW
11.62 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 22/30 US MPG city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km10.7/7.8 l/100km city/highway
km/litre9.4/12.8 km/l city/highway
UK MPG26.4/36.0 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG22.0/30.0 US MPG city/highway
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.ARB.
Rear suspension SI.TB.ARB.
Wheel size front 7.5 x 18
Wheel size rear 7.5 x 18
Tyres front P225/40 ZR 18
Tyres rear P225/40 ZR 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 315 mm
Rear brake diameter 292 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.82
general
Carfolio.com ID170005
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS added 2008-03-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.