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Nick
01-05-2005, 12:25 AM
Base engine: 3.5-liter V-6<br>Horsepower: 210<br>Height:55.8 inches<br>Width:72.9 inches<br>Length:196.7 inches<br>Curb weight: not determined<br>What the automaker says:"The '06 Impala and Monte Carlo wear a new look, both inside and out, that conveys sophistication and exudes big-car roominess."<br>What you should know: Chevy woos fans of big power with an optional 303-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 in it's mid-sized cars.<br>Production possibility: Production starts next summer<p><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/la_show/montecarlo/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/la_show/montecarlo/images/X06CH_MC002.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/la_show/montecarlo/images/X06CH_MC003.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/la_show/montecarlo/images/X06CH_MC010.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>well...atleast the front end looks much nicer, and hopefully the interior will be also...but I cant believe they kept that ugly-ass rear end...oh well...still looks worlds better than the current gen...

cowboysnkisses
01-05-2005, 04:53 AM
I'm sorry, but this is really lame. Why didn't they change ANyTHING in the rear? AS IF it were a beauty... NOT. I'm speechless.

Reppu
01-05-2005, 06:11 AM
Arrggghhh!!! Is this a joke or something?

bm88
01-05-2005, 06:12 AM
How old is this car?<p>Looks like it could have been made a good 10 years ago.

Dodger
01-05-2005, 06:20 AM
One of the cars biggest flaws was its back end, and in typical GM fassion they did nothing about it. I will say the front looks better but I'm not sure if the front styling goes with the rear styling. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

Monkey
01-05-2005, 06:21 AM
Goodie....they brought back the Lumina!

Naga Royal Guard
01-05-2005, 07:41 AM
first debut of the day, thanks Nick!

Roadster44
01-05-2005, 11:03 AM
I think the rear aerodynamically works really well in NASCAR perhaps that was the reason they didn't change it. Its still an ugly car though. Unlike the Impala, which was well designed, but needed work on front and rear end.

Monkey
01-05-2005, 12:05 PM
I just noticed that the headlights are identical to the Impala's. It really is the return of the Lumina. I was just joking about that before, but now it is even more appropriate...

Santeno
01-05-2005, 12:57 PM
That Lumina Joke is actually accurate. If I recall correctly, this montecarlo was indeed lumina based.

syclone
01-05-2005, 01:10 PM
For GM, a return of the Lumina might not be a bad thing. It sold well, because it was competent enough at its price and plenty of people want a boring car.<p>Anybody know the source of this 5.3L V8?

JBlair
01-05-2005, 01:13 PM
The V8 is most likely based on the new LS2 (just like the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP), but with more power squeezed from it.

Charger
01-05-2005, 01:38 PM
noooooooooo, GM sucks. The rear end was the problem in the first place, before the front and back end went together(in a bad way) but now the car doesnt even match in the front and rear. This is bad

Santeno
01-05-2005, 01:49 PM
Interior Pics:<p><IMG SRC="http://gm.wieck.com/PV__022295__.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://gm.wieck.com/PV__022294__.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: Wieck Media Services

Player4
01-05-2005, 01:52 PM
<I>NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon broadcasts live from the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Gordon is enthusiastic about the new 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (left) and the 2006 Chevolet Impala that will be introduced at the show later today. (General Motors/Joe Polimeni)</I><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010551387_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010551387_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010551348_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010551348_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><br><B>3900 V6 2006 3.9L V-6 (LZ9)<br></B><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010536810_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010536810_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><br><B>3900 V6 2006 3.9L V-6 (LZ9)<br></B><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010536791_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010536791_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><br><B>3500 V6 2006 3.5L V-6 (LZE/LZ4) for Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo.</B><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010536770_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010536770_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><br><B>3500 V6 2006 3.5L V-6 (LZE/LZ4) for Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo. <br></B><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010536829_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010536829_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><br><B>2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS</B><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537418_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537418_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537397_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537397_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537375_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537375_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537355_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537355_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537333_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010537333_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.AutoDeadLine.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.AutoDeadLine.com</A>

MrMan
01-05-2005, 01:53 PM
303bhp out of a 5L V8 (60bhp/L)? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Even Nissan can make 300bhp out of a 3.5L V6 (85bhp/L)

Santeno
01-05-2005, 01:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MrMan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">303bhp out of a 5L V8 (60bhp/L)? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Even Nissan can make 300bhp out of a 3.5L V6 (85bhp/L)</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It's not necessarily about how much HP you can tweak out of an engine. I wouldn't be suprised if the bigger engine would give you higher torque at lower revs, or be much smoother for highway cruising (which is what this car is).

Flagship
01-05-2005, 01:57 PM
It looks like GM took the front of the new Scion TC and put it on the Monte Carlo.Look <A HREF="http://www.bochscion.com/tc_pics.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bochscion.com/tc_pics.asp</A><p>In the interior pic why didnt GM put any letters or numbers on the shifter <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Flagship GT at 1:03 PM 1/5/2005</i>

Rugbyplaya91
01-05-2005, 02:16 PM
yack... i don't like it they are just making this into a 2 door impala!!! where is the fun in that?!

Santeno
01-05-2005, 02:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Flagship GT</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In the interior pic why didnt GM put any letters or numbers on the shifter</TD></TR></TABLE><br>No clue but it seems like they did it in the Impala as well. The shifter positions do show up, however, in the little screen at the bottom of the speedometer (you can see it in the impala pic where it's turned on).

Speedstick
01-05-2005, 03:07 PM
"The 2006 Impala sedan and Monte Carlo coupe unveiled today feature revised styling inside and out, but the big news is what's under the hood: Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS receive the new LS4 5.3 litre V-8 with Displacement On Demand (DOD) technology to regulate between eight-cylinder and four-cylinder operation - providing up to 12 percent improved fuel economy in certain light-load driving conditions. The 5.3 litre V-8 produces 303 horsepower and 323 lb.-ft. of torque. <p>A new family of high-tech V-6 engines, which features cam phasing to optimize performance and economy, is standard in both vehicles, with the base models receiving a new 3.5 litre V-6 that produces 210 horsepower and 220 lb.-ft. of torque. Uplevel models are available with a 240-horsepower 3.9 litre V-6 built on the same architecture as the 3.5 litre engine. <p>"The '06 Impala and Monte Carlo deliver more of what customers want from a large sedan or coupe - uncompromising roominess, but with the performance and styling of a sports car," said Brent Dewar, Chevrolet general manager. "Mid-car represents the largest segment of the industry, and the '06 Impala and Monte Carlo will continue Chevy's leadership there." <p>The Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS models receive distinct front-end appearances separate from other models, including dual-split grilles that have a black-diamond crosshatch pattern. Monte Carlo models feature a rear decklid spoiler, with the Monte Carlo SS featuring a separate design suggestive of NASCAR-style spoilers. Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS models feature Corvette-inspired bright exhaust outlets. Impala LTZ and SS have a standard rear spoiler. A spoiler is available on the LT. <p>The Impala features a unique flip-and-fold rear seat. The forward-flip rear seat cushions create a covered storage area beneath the seat with cushions down and offers convenient grocery bag hooks when the cushions are flipped forward. The seat back also folds down to create a generous pass-through from the trunk when seat backs are folded flat - an exclusive feature in its segment. <p>The Impala also offers standard side-curtain air bags, which provide optimum head protection for outboard passengers. The side curtain air bags are mounted in the side roof rails and deploy down to the lower edge of the windows from the A-pillar to the C-pillar. The Monte Carlo offers new optional side seat-mounted air bags, which help optimize head and torso protection for the driver and front passenger. "<p><A HREF="http://www.canadiandriver.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.canadiandriver.com</A>

bucket
01-05-2005, 03:51 PM
in those pictures it looks way too high off the ground. why wouldn't they fix the side of the car? IMO, the groove in the body panels does nothing but detract from the already uninspiring side profile of the car. with the camaro gone, it was smart of chevy to offer the V8, but the idea of all the torque-steer is a bit scary. also, something that nose-heavy should have sharp handling akin to a piece of farm equipment. i guess it should be enough to keep it going until the RWD replacement comes along in '07-'08.

LEXUS FAN!
01-05-2005, 04:35 PM
there are hardly any changes<br>

toasteroven
01-05-2005, 05:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>No clue but it seems like they did it in the Impala as well. The shifter positions do show up, however, in the little screen at the bottom of the speedometer (you can see it in the impala pic where it's turned on).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good call - I didn't even notice that. I guess it is safer - people looking at the dash and around the car while shifting instead of peering down at little numbers.<p>The Lumina comments are right on target - this new Monte has the front end of the new Impala - bland and brandless. The only way you'll tell this is a Chevy is when you see the bowtie.

gkracer98
01-05-2005, 05:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>toasteroven</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Good call - I didn't even notice that. I guess it is safer - people looking at the dash and around the car while shifting instead of peering down at little numbers.<p>The Lumina comments are right on target - this new Monte has the front end of the new Impala - bland and brandless. The only way you'll tell this is a Chevy is when you see the bowtie.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>this seems to be the newest thing over at GM. i was driving my friends Trailblazer and noticed, that too has no listed gears by the shifter itself. it may be safer, but its also easier to shift into the wrong gear as well..and that could cause more problems

nstreet16
01-05-2005, 06:42 PM
what a let down.... i love the front (cuz it looks better than b4) but when u reach the rear its like WTF.... why didnt u finish the whole damn car!

Nick
01-06-2005, 01:15 AM
oh well...I believe these are merely refreshes anyways more than anything...the new impala and monte i believe are scheduled to appear in 2008 (correct me if I'm wrong)

mzoltarp
01-26-2005, 06:46 AM
Keeping the Monte's ugly "C" pillar is unforgiveable. The nose is better than before but so what? No one--except rental fleet buyers--will be attracted to this truly off putting coupe. Then again anyone looking at the equally ugly Toyota Solara should shop Chevy and save.

KaRaceR
01-26-2005, 09:30 AM
i still like the back end of the impala(classic)<br>the front looks boring though,<br>and i think it looks slightly like the old hyndai accent