2015 Chevrolet SS Now Available With Six-Speed Manual
November 27th, 2014 2:17 PM Share
Wanted a Chevrolet SS, but wanted to row your own? Your ship has arrived.
AutoGuide reports the 2015 SS can be had with either a six-speed auto or, new for this year, a six-speed manual. Either option won’t add onto the $46,740 base price, with the only costly options being the $900 sunroof and the $500 full-size spare. Leather seating and Chevrolet’s MyLink system are standard.
Out back, the manual comes with a 3.70 gear ratio, more aggressive than the 3.27 paired with the auto. Power to the back comes from a 6.2-liter V8 delivering the same figure for horsepower and torque: 415.
Annual production of the SS is limited to 2,500, a run that will likely cease when Holden closes its last Australian factory in 2017.
Published November 27th, 2014 7:00 AM
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This isn't a Chev for starters. This isn't a Buick, Pontiac, etc. It's a GMH product. Your cars a different, especially your locally manufactured vehicles. Many times you guys are having headaches with recalls and what not and we don't seem to have those issues a bad as you guys. This isn't built like a Chev either. This vehicle has a very well designed chassis for starters. They guys who designed this defected from BMW. The vehicle is within a poofteenth of what a 5 Series is in it's chassis and suspension. This is why this is a great platform.
47K may seem a bit steep but a dealer here in MA is advertising 2014s for 38.8 which seems just about right. I'm pretty sure total production is limited to 2500/yr. What's the manual rate for a car like this, 10%? Of those most will end up as press cars, GM executive cars, 20K marked-up dealer showpieces, and NASCAR race infield jungle-gyms. The rest will go for MSRP directly to the lucky and devoted. I'd be surprised is a manual ever makes it to the lots for me to drool over. Also, I see now you can black out the hideous fender vents for $200!
I like it, but who honestly pays around $50,000 out the door for a Chevy Impala? Something like a Audi A6 or BMW 5 series is twice the car, who cares if it's a few tenths of a second slower in the quarter mile.
This could well be the best Q-ship ever... But this one is even better: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2012-chevrolet-caprice-ppv-test-review