Pontiac G8 information:
The G8 vehicle is Pontiac's full-measure car and the first North American model focused around another stage that will likewise help the approaching Chevrolet Camaro. The G8 is accessible in base, G8 trim with a V-6, and also GT and GXP trims with V-8s. The G8 contends with full-estimate autos, for example, the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300c. A GXP superior rendition has been included for '09. Pontiac's last full-measure vehicle was the Grand Prix, which can in any case be found on merchant parcels as a 2008 model. The issue with the cordial Grand Prix isn't simply that its enormous and substantial, its that its energy — whether from the weak 200-drive V-6 or the 303-hp V-8 — goes to the front wheels. It's likewise out of date inside, where its flooded with crude plastic encompassing unattractive seats.
The G8 washes all that awful taste out of drivers' mouths. It's valued near the Grand Prix, yet for their cash drivers will get one of the best-taking cares of substantial vehicles out and about. Chrysler got credit for its compelling 300c and Dodge Charger vehicles; however those autos were strictly straight-point entertainers. The G8 cuts corners while additionally doing that straight-point thing really well. All things considered, this is the best-performing vehicle in the section.
Models and Features
The base G8 accompanies a 256-hp, 3.6-liter V-6, which I'm certain is an able motor, yet the one everybody is intrigued by is the 361-hp V-8 that thundered underneath the nostril led hood of the GT form I tried. The expense to climb to the V-8 is simply $2,400, moving the MSRP from $27,595 to $29,995 — a relative bargain. A completely stacked GT model with the V-8 motor and all accessible choices has a sticker cost of about $35,000, contrasted and $60,000-in addition to for a V-8 controlled BMW 550i vehicle. The 550i's V-8 has 360 strength, almost the same as that of the G8's base V-8. The GXP's V-8 takes the G8 a full score higher than the BMW. Shockingly, Pontiac dialed down the thunder of this influential motor; when you turn the ignition it kicks on like whatever other family vehicle. This conspicuous difference a conspicuous difference to the last Australian V-8 import, the Pontiac GTO, which shook so roughly out of gear you thought something must not be right with it.
Choices and Packages
The G8 has a moderately substantial, 17.5-cubic-foot trunk. That exceeds the 15.6 cubic feet in the Chrysler and 16.2 cubic feet in the Dodge, however doesn't match the wide 21.2 cubic feet in the Ford. Regardless you'd have the capacity to fit no less than two golf sacks with sizeable baggage, and the extensive opening would make stacking simple. An extensive focus pass-thru will handle skis, a golf pack or very much a couple of bits of wood.
The G8 accompanies a couple of distinctive alternatives, including a sunroof, bigger wheels, calfskin seats and an updated sound framework. Pontiac offers a cluster of bundles that permit access to these additional items at genuinely sensible costs. Our analyzer just had the Premium Package and all-season tires, costing an additional $1,400, yet stack one up with the sunroof and Sport Package and the value still doesn't best $33,000.
Under the Hood
An in addition to for the G8 is that its much roomier than a large portion of its rivals. GM additionally touted the G8's European styling, which was intended to give the auto the same sort of check request found in the European extravagance brands. Its wheels-to-the-corners outline was intended to amplify inner part space, while bringing about a noticeable improvement. Transmissions accessible are five- and six-pace automatics, and for lovers, that six-velocity manual in the GXP model. Standard wheels are 18 inches, yet 19-inch wheels are accessible (included on the GXP).
The G8's battery is in the storage compartment, which spares room in the motor compartment to help build lodge space, additionally takes the battery out of closeness to the hot motor and puts it where it will be much cooler. That aides expand the life of the battery, GM said. There are jolt associations under the hood; however, inside are gem like instruments, glossy silk and chrome trim and grained surfaces all through the lodge. Included in the instrument-board subtle element are white lighting for the essential instruments and Pontiac's signature red lighting for whatever is left of the gages, Pontiac said. The front basin seats incorporate supporting to help keep the tenants set up amid hard turns; however Pontiac said all seats are intended to be open to amid lengthy drives. The auto will seat up to five individuals.
Base and GT models accompany fabric upholstery, tilt-and-telescopic directing segment, front seat-mounted side air packs, front and back side-blind air sacks, guiding wheel sound controls, and GM's Onstar route and crisis interchanges framework.
The G8 is the better of the two Gxps, notwithstanding it’s tried for a distinctly differing social affair of individuals than Solstice. The standard G8 was offered with a 3.6-liter, 256-draw V-6 or a 6-liter, 361-h.p. V-8; GXP packs a 6.2-liter, 402-h.p. V-8 with a 6-rate customized. It does zero to 60 in around 4.7 seconds. Furthermore the "G" stays for g obliges, so be arranged to be snapped go into the compartment arrange on dispatch. The 13 m.p.g. city/20 m.p.g. roadway rating seats GXP G8 with a $1,700 gas-guzzler charge, however when the speedometer leaves the honest to goodness zone, you're not considering the expense of gas. Top speed: 108 mph. Due to the solid V-8 and unfaltering quality control with balance help, quick response power controlling, track-tuned suspension and 19-inch execution radials (summer tires and, yup, they don't run in snow), the G8 GXP is exceptionally smart and without question footed; that is the way by which you construct energy.
Safety Ratings and Technology
As of distribution, the G8 has yet to be crash tried by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It accompanies standard side-sway airbags, in addition to side drape airbags for both columns of seats. Dependability and footing control are additionally standard. A tire weight checking framework is standard, as is a framework that stays informed regarding the tires' tread wear.
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Pontiac G8 modifications:
|All Pontiac G8 years|
|modification||price||cylinder||wheels||doors||width x length x height||clearance|
GT 4dr Sedan (6.0L 8cyl 6A) (2008 - 2009)
|31,755$||8||rear wheel drive||4||74.8 x 196.1 x 57.7|
4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 5A) (2008 - 2009)
|28,250$||6||rear wheel drive||4||74.8 x 196.1 x 57.7|
GXP 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 6A) (2009)
|37,610$||8||rear wheel drive||4||74.8 x 196.1 x 57.7|