GM Prices New Commodore-Based 2014 Chevrolet SS V8 from $44,470

Do you miss the Pontiac G8 and can’t find a decent used example? GM has you covered as it has re-introduced the revised version of the Holden Commodore-based sports sedan in the States in the guise of the new 2014 Chevrolet SS, pricing of which was announced today before it goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Available exclusively in the United States (sorry Canada) with a 6.2-liter V8 paired to a 6-speed automatic (sorry manual gearbox fans), the SS carries an MSRP of $44,470, including a $995 destination charge, which makes it cheaper than a similarly powered BMW 5-Series model, but on the same level as the smaller and less powerful 300hp 335i sedan ($44,075 with destination).

And if you’re wondering, the rear-wheel drive and soon to be replaced by a newer and sexier looking model 2013 CTS with the 318hp 3.6L V6 starts at $44,235.

The rear-wheel drive-only Chevrolet SS easily beats both these models in power with its LS3 6.2-liter V8 that’s rated at 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque (563 Nm) for a 0 to 60 mph (96km/h) time of about five seconds – despite the difference in power, the smaller 335i completes the sprint in 5.4 sec. with a manual gearbox and in 5.1 sec. with an auto transmission.

Chevrolet will only offer a single trim level for the SS, with the only options available being a power-operated sunroof ($900) and full-size spare tire ($500).

Among other standard features included in the package are Automatic Parking Assist, Chevrolet MyLink with a color touch screen and navigation, color head-up display, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats with memory, Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning, Brembo front brakes and 19-inch wheels in 245/40 tires up front and 275/35ZR at the back.

The new SS will be available only in five exterior colors namely, Mystic Green, Silver Ice Metallic, Red Hot 2, Phantom Black Metallic and Heron White, with all interiors in Jet Black.



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