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Pontiac G8

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Pontiac G8
Pontiac
aka The Gator
Production 2008-2009
Class Mid-size Sedan
Body Style 4-Door Sedan
Length 196.101 in (4981 mm)
Width 74.801 in (1899.9 mm)
Height 57.701 in (1465.6 mm)
Wheelbase 114.801 in (2915.9 mm)
Weight 3995 lbs (1812.1 kg)
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Engine 6.0 Liter V-8
Power 362 hp (266.4 kW) @ 5700 rpm
391 lb-ft (530.2 NM) @ 4400 rpm
Similar BMW 5 Series
Designer Robert Lutz

The Pontiac G8 is a rear-wheel-drive, four-door sedan to be made by Pontiac as a 2008 year model vehicle and is also known as the Holden Commodore in Australia, the country of its origin. It is the sucessor to the Pontiac Grand Prix and Pontiac Bonneville. It was a shortlived model following GM's announcement to phase out the Pontiac brand by 2010.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Pontiac_G8 Review.

Recent Changes

Styles and Major Options

The Pontiac G8 is available in two trim levels, the entry level G8 and the V8-powered G8 GT.<ref>2008 Pontiac G8 Review</ref>

G8 (Base)

  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels (19-inch wheels available with sport package)
  • Seat-mounted thorax air bags and dual-stage frontal air bags for front passengers, with automatic passenger sensing system
  • Roof rail side-impact air bags for both seating rows
  • OnStar
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • 8-way manual front seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cloth seat-upholstery
  • Fog Lights
  • Power windows and locks
  • Seven-speaker audio system

The base Pontiac G8 is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 producing 256 hp @ 6,300 rpm and 248 lb-ft @ 2,100 rpm.

G8 GT

  • Dual-zone air conditioning
  • Leather-wrapped steering-wheel with controls
  • 11-speaker audio system

The G8 GT's engine is a 6.0 Liter V-8 that produces 361 hp / 270kW @ 5,300 rpm and 385 ft-lbs / 530 nm @ 4,400 rpm.<ref>Pontiac's new thunder from Down Under hits Chicago show</ref><ref>2008 Pontiac G8 Specs</ref>

Pricing

MODEL Trims

G8 Sedan

G8 GT Sedan

MSRP

$26,910

$29,310

Invoice

$25,564

$27,844

Gas Mileage

As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Trim

G8 Sedan

G8 GT Sedan

MPG

17 City / 25 Highway

15 City / 24 Highway

Reliability

Safety

Gallery


Colors

Main Competitors

Unique Attributes

  • Twenty-inch 'shadow chrome' wheels and performance tires
  • Ride height lowered approximately half-inch
  • High-performance brake rotors with painted brake calipers
  • Custom interior trim color, including a leather-wrapped dash
  • Exclusive exterior paint color: Phantom Grey
  • Concept of 'modernized' Pontiac badge, to gauge public opinion

Resale Values

Trim

Trim1

Trim2

Trim3

Trim4

MPG

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Criticisms

Many on the new forum [www.g8board.com] have criticized the cars tailights and wheels more than anything else. As with the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO, however, bumpers and lights can be swapped from the Austrailian version of the car, the Holden Commodore.

Current Generation: (2008–present)

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Worldwide

Design quirks and oddities

Awards

See also

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References

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