Key facts

2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS, 2013 MY information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4039 mm
How heavy?
1275 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1364 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 4900 rpm
How much torque?
200 Nm / 148 ft.lb / 20.4 kgm @ 2500 rpm

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS technical specifications

Introduction

The Chevrolet Sonic RS is a front wheel drive road car, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 5 door hatchback bodyshell.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft turbocharged powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.4 litres. For this model it produces power and torque figures of 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) at 4900 rpm and 200 Nm (148 lbft/20.4 kgm) at 2500 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels by means of a 6 speed manual transmission.
Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1275 kg.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS data
2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS, 2013 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2525 99.4
Track/tread (front) 1509 59.4
Track/tread (rear) 1509 59.4
Length 4039 159
Width 1735 68.3
Height 1506 59.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 1275 kg 2811 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 46.2 litres 10.2 UK Gal 12.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.4 litre
1364 cc
(83.236 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 72.5 × 82.6 mm
2.85 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.88
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 4900 rpm
Specific output 101.2 bhp/litre
1.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 200 Nm (148 ft·lb) (20.4 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque 146.63 Nm/litre
1.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminum head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system SMPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1842.6 kPa (267.2 psi)
Maximum RPM 6500 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 341 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 109.74 PS/g
80.71 kW/g
108.24 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.39 kg/kW
20.7 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.700
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P205/50 R 17
Tyres rear P205/50 R 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 274 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.74
Final drive ratio 4.18
general
Carfolio.com ID292501
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS added 2012-11-15.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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