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2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/disc
Tires F-R:235/50 R18
Driveline:Front Wheel Drive
Displacement cu in (cc):325 (5328)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:303(226) / 5600
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:323(438) / 4400
Redline at RPM:6000
Length Width Height in:196.7 72.9 55.8
Weight lb (kg):3490 (1583)
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):18/28 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS - $27,670 (last update: 3/27/2007)

NASCAR Legacy: The Monte Carlo SS

The aggressively styled 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS heats up the sizzling mid-car segment with enhanced premium-quality features, racing-inspired styling, as well as thoughtful attention to detail. A new look for the front and rear fascias - including bold headlamps and taillamps - is complemented by revised suspension systems that deliver comfortable, quiet and more confident ride and handling characteristics. These new ingredients improve on an already popular recipe for driving satisfaction.

Chevy Monte Carlo SS draws on a rich NASCAR stock car racing legacy - the most successful nameplate in the sport's history - to offer one of the industry's only true midsize personal coupes. The vehicle has remained true to the roots of style and performance established at its introduction in 1970.

The muscular Monte Carlo SS has a new 5.3L small-block V-8 that's good for 303 horsepower and 323 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3L V-8 uses Displacement on Demand technology to regulate between eight-cylinder and four-cylinder operation, providing up to 8 percent improved fuel economy in certain driving conditions.

The engine is matched to the Hydra-Matic 4T65-E four-speed automatic transmission. This smooth shifting transmission is renowned for its durability and strength with high-torque engines.

Updated Exterior and Interior

Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS has a revised look, both inside and out. The exterior features large headlamps that have a premium, jeweled appearance with three independent lighting units. These details complement other high-quality attributes to provide an overall feeling of solidity. Also, new, flat-blade windshield wipers are used to provide consistent pressure on the glass, which helps eliminate streaking and wind noise. All models receive a sporty rear spoiler.

The Monte Carlo SS has a distinct front-end appearance, with a dual-split grille that has a black-diamond crosshatch pattern. The rear spoiler is unique, too, suggesting the purposefulness of NASCAR spoilers. Corvette-inspired bright exhaust outlets also are standard on the Monte Carlo SS.

Inside, the seats have a cleaner, simpler and more tailored appearance. Uplevel, available Nuance leather-covered seating features premium deck seams around their perimeter and French seams on the center cushions. The seats also have firmer cushions and increased lumbar support that provide more comfort, especially during long drives.

A revised cockpit-style instrument panel with a new instrument layout and control center stack is woven into '07 models, along with a sportier shifter with chrome accents. The Monte Carlo SS features premium materials throughout the interior and trunk area, including low-gloss trim and tight tolerances. Tight gaps and flush fitment throughout demonstrate quality and attention to detail.

Chassis and Suspension

A more robust front-end structure provides a firmer foundation to help reduce noise vibration and harshness (NVH). It also provides improved steering and handling performance. Fully boxed upper frame rail assemblies have a wider, deeper and structurally stronger upper front tie bar. Stronger ties between the upper and lower rails stiffen the front structure for improved ride and handling and a large, lower front-of-dash panel has been strengthened. It is constructed from Quiet Steel laminated steel, which consists of sound deadening material bonded between sheets of steel and reduces resonant sound from a "clanging" to a muted "thud."

At the front suspension, a MacPherson strut coil-over-spring independent front suspension with gas-charged four-valve struts and a stabilizer bar are used. Taller jounce bumpers in the front suspension help enhance stability and control. The rear suspension uses a trailing arm, tri-link setup with gas-charged, four-valve struts and coil springs. A rear stabilizer bar is standard on all models.

The Monte Carlo SS comes with the FE4 suspension, which is tuned to provide a sporty ride that complements the 5.3L small-block V-8's performance. It offers increased stiffness and ride control, with reduced body lean and greater high-speed stability. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels with 235/50 R18 Goodyear Eagle performance tires compliment the package.

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