Chevrolet Impala to get 302hp in 2012

When the 2012Chevrolet Impala hits the market later this year, it will be powered by the 3.6L V6 originally found in the Chevrolet Camaro – packing 302 horsepower and 252lb-ft of torque.

GM Inside News reports that the 2012 Chevrolet order guide explains that the new Impala will offer the 3.6L VVT V6 mated to a six speed automatic transmission. This engine is currently offered in the 2011 Buick LaCrosse but in the Buick, it is making just 280hp so an output of 302hp is a nice improvement over the current incarnation of that engine in other GM sedans. Also, 302hp is a massive step up from both the 3.5L and 3.9L V6 available in the 2011 Chevrolet Impala – making the Impala a more formidable opponent in the full sized sedan segment and a better police vehicle for those groups who don’t opt for the new Caprice PPV.

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