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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
#224 of 233 from car connection.com
Apr 14, 2003 (6:45 am)
"Automotive News reports that GM will build a new generation of pushrod V-6 engines at its engine plant in Tonawanda, N.Y. The industry weekly says the new range of engines will include a 3.9-liter and a 3.5-liter; both will be equipped with cylinder-deactivation technology, which will enable the engines to shut off cylinders when it can to save fuel - as much as 8 percent in savings."
8 percent, hmmmmmmm where is that 20 percent someone was talking about?
Apr 14, 2003 (2:37 pm)
Reg, if you do a search online, I'm sure you can find it... do your own research
Apr 14, 2003 (3:57 pm)
8% is what they say. no 40mpg anytime soon, dreamers.
Apr 14, 2003 (10:47 pm)
"While actual fuel economy gains depend on driving style, vehicle options and load-carrying conditions, the potential customer benefits are significant. For example, a full-size sport-utility vehicle with a current cruising range of more than 400 miles per tank of gasoline could gain as much as 100 miles per tank with Displacement on Demand, based on a 25 percent improvement in real-world testing done by GM Powertrain engineers."
THERE YOU GO and it was the FIRST link I tried.
#228 of 233 anyone know what changes to be made to the 04 base and LS?
Jul 06, 2003 (3:22 pm)
Aug 21, 2003 (12:12 pm)
Will the new '04 impala have an in dash 6-disc CD changer available as an option. Or a trunk mounted CD-changer.
#232 of 233 '04 SS suspension retrofittable to '00-'03 Imp's?
Aug 29, 2003 (7:13 pm)
I've heard that the '04 SS has numerous suspension improvements over all non-SS variants. Does anyone know whether the salient '04 SS suspension components can be bolted into '00-'03 (and non-SS '04) models?
Also, does anyone know how the improved SS suspension components compare to current GM as well as aftermarket suspension components which are claimed to improve handling for Impala's?
#233 of 233 To mapirc
Sep 10, 2003 (8:13 pm)
The answer to your question "Does anyone know how the improved SS suspension components compare to current GM" is, I believe they compare to what what Buick calls its "Grand Touring Suspension". That is, stronger struts, springs, and other parts that produce a smoother ride.