Key facts

2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS Automatic, 2013 MY information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4039 mm
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 / 20.4 kgm @ 1850 rpm


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2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS Automatic technical specifications


The Sonic RS is an automobile from Chevrolet, with front wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 5 door hatchback body style.
The Chevrolet Sonic RS's engine is a turbocharged petrol, 1.4 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. It develops 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) of power at 4900 rpm, and maximum torque of 200 N·m (148 lb·ft/20.4 kgm) at 1850 rpm.
A 6 speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the driven wheels.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS Automatic data
2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS Automatic, 2013 MY data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
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
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 46.2 litres 10.2 UK Gal 12.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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 1850 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
Catalytic converter Y
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
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
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 automatic
Top gear ratio 0.75
Final drive ratio 3.53
general ID292512
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS Automatic added 2012-11-15.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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