Chevrolet Malibu, 2003 MY US

The Chevrolet Malibu is a front wheel drive motor car, with its motor placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. Its 3.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that has an output of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 257 N·m (190 lb·ft/26.2 kgm) at 4000 rpm. A 4 speed automatic 'box transfers the power to the wheels. It weighs a stated 1409 kg at the kerb.

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Chevrolet Malibu, 2003 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4836 mm
How heavy?
1409 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3153 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
257 Nm / 190 ft.lb / 26.2 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How economical?
20/29/24 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined

Chevrolet Malibu models

Chevrolet Malibu LS -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3135 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1396 kg
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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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 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) 1499 mm 59 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 4836 mm 190.4 inches
Width 1763 mm 69.4 inches
Height 1427 mm 56.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1409 kg 3106 lb
Weight distribution 63 % front
fuel tank capacity 53.4 litres 11.7 UK Gal 14.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LG8
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.2 litre
3153 cc
(192.408 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89.2 × 84.1 mm
3.51 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output 53.9 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 257 Nm (190 ft·lb) (26.2 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 81.51 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; cast aluminium head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.6:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1024.3 kPa (148.6 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 525.5 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 122.33 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
89.97 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
120.65 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.11 kg/kW
18.57 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 20/29/24 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km11.8/8.1/9.8 l/100km city/highway/combined
km/litre8.5/12.3/10.2 km/l city/highway/combined
UK MPG24.0/34.8/28.8 UK MPG city/highway/combined
US MPG20.0/29.0/24.0 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.900
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.3Li.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 x 15
Tyres front P215/60 R 15
Tyres rear P215/60 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 274 mm
Rear brake diameter 224 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.68
Final drive ratio 3.05
general
Carfolio.com ID225709
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Chevrolet Malibu added 2010-12-18.
Last modified 2013-02-28.