Key facts

Chevrolet Malibu LS, 2013 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4864 mm
How heavy?
1539 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2457 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
200 PS / 197 bhp / 147 kW @ 6300 rpm
How much torque?
259 Nm / 191 ft.lb / 26.4 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How economical?
25/37 US MPG EPA city/highway

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS technical specifications

Introduction

The Chevrolet Malibu LS is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to the front wheels.
The 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2.5 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 197 bhp (200 PS/147 kW) at 6300 rpm and 259 Nm (191 lbft/26.4 kgm) at 4400 rpm respectively.
The engine drives the wheels via a 6 speed automatic gearbox.
Stated weight at the kerb is 1539 kg.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS data
Chevrolet Malibu LS, 2013 MY data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2738 107.8
Track/tread (front) 1580 62.2
Track/tread (rear) 1575 62
Length 4864 191.5
Width 1854 73
Height 1463 57.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1539 kg 3393 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.29
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.5 litre
2457 cc
(149.935 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88 × 101 mm
3.46 × 3.98 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.87
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 200 PS (197 bhp) (147 kW)
at 6300 rpm
Specific output 80.2 bhp/litre
1.31 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 259 Nm (191 ft·lb) (26.4 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque 105.41 Nm/litre
1.27 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast aluminum block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.3:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1324.7 kPa (192.1 psi)
Maximum RPM 7000 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 614.25 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 129.78 PS/g
95.45 kW/g
128.01 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.48 kg/kW
17.5 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 25/37 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km9.4/6.4 l/100km city/highway
km per litre10.6/15.7 km/l city/highway
UK MPG30.0/44.4 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG25.0/37.0 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 rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.680
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7½ x 16
Wheel size rear 7½ x 16
Tyres front P215/60 R 16
Tyres rear P215/60 R 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 297 mm
Rear brake diameter 292 mm
Gearbox 6 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.75
Final drive ratio 2.64
general
Carfolio.com ID293678
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS added 2012-11-16.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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