Chevrolet Malibu LS, 1998 MY US

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine driving through the front wheels. Its 3.1 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder unit that produces 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 244 N·m (180 lb·ft/24.9 kgm) at 3200 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic gearbox. It weighs a claimed 1396 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Malibu LS, 1998 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4836 mm
How heavy?
1396 kg
What size engine?
3.1 litre, 3135 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
244 Nm / 180 ft.lb / 24.9 kgm @ 3200 rpm
How economical?
20/29 US MPG EPA city/highway

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2392 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1384 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3135 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1406 kg

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2718 mm 107 inches
Track/tread (front) 1501 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 4836 mm 190.4 inches
Width 1763 mm 69.4 inches
Height 1433 mm 56.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1396 kg 3078 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 56.8 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code L82
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.1 litre
3135 cc
(191.309 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 84 mm
3.5 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output 47.8 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 244 Nm (180 ft·lb) (24.9 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque 77.83 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminum head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.6:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 978.1 kPa (141.9 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 522.5 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 108.94 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
80.13 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
107.45 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.48 kg/kW
20.85 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 20/29 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km11.8/8.1 l/100km city/highway
km/litre8.5/12.3 km/l city/highway
UK MPG24.0/34.8 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG20.0/29.0 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.950
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.3Li.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6.0 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.0 x 15
Tyres front Firestone Affinity P215/60 R 15
Tyres rear Firestone Affinity P215/60 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 274 mm
Rear brake diameter 224 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.68
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com ID225456
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS added 2010-12-18.
Last modified 2013-02-28.