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Who knew sedans could be so much fun?
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu already offers two impressive new powertrains, a 2.5-liter Ecotec I4 and a proven 2.4-liter unit mated with eAssist technology. However Chevy released news that the 2013 Chevy Malibu is now introducing a third powertrain in the form of a turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 able to produce a whopping 259 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Expect the new 2013 Malibu Turbo to be released in the near future with a starting MSRP of $27,710.
The new 2013 Malibu Turbo is based on the mid-range Malibu LT and it includes great standard features such as new, bigger 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Inside the 2013 Malibu Turbo the cabin has been upgraded. The interior now offers ice-blue ambient lighting and is now equipped with a dual-zone automatic climate-control system, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat , an enhanced tilt/telescoping steering wheel with integrated audio/cruise controls, remote start, and Chevy’s MyLink media setup.
Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system USB Connectivity, Bluetooth technology and a seven-inch color touchscreen.
If the above features aren’t enough, Chevrolet allows 2013 Malibu Turbo drivers to pair the Turbo’s power with a more premium package in the form of the LTZ trim, which adds on a set of LED taillamps and leather-appointed seats with a heated front row. The LTZ trim of the 2013 Chevy Malibu Turbo will go for about $30,925.
Now it’s time to talk about the good stuff, the stuff you want to read, the TURBO!
The 2013 Malibu Turbo comes mated standard to a six-speed automatic transmission, and it delivers masterful performance not just on the road, but on the gas pump as well!
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo can power up from 0-60MPH in just 6.3 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 155 mph.
To top it off the 2013 Malibu Turbo is able to achieve EPA marks of 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway, thanks to different powertrain technologies like an air-to-air intercooler, direct injection, twin-scroll turbocharger, an aluminum cylinder head and aluminum pistons and more.
When asked about the new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo, Mark Meyers, GM’s global vehicle performance manager said: “The all-new turbocharged engine showcases just how capable the new Malibu is, and the turbocharged Malibu is perfect for customers who want a midsize sedan that is fun to drive under a wide range of real-world conditions.”
Well folks, in my opinion, Mr. Meyers hit the nail right on the head. The new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo is going to completely change the way we look at the Malibu. No longer will the Malibu be looked at as boring, it is now a sedan for those that want to enjoy a classy sedan, loads of features and, last but not least, the road.
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