Chevrolet Monte Carlo

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was offered from late 1969 until the fall of 1988 and again from the autumn of 1994 until mid-2007 Coupe of the upper middle class of belonging to General Motors American automaker Chevrolet.

The Monte Carlo based technically on the respective full-size sedan models of the brand; between 1989 and 1993, the term was not used, instead there was a corresponding Chevrolet Lumina Coupe. Parallel model of Monte Carlo with the other GM brands were the Pontiac Grand Prix, the Oldsmobile Cutlass and the Buick Regal coupe.

Monte Carlo (series 138/1A/1H, 1969-1977 )

Chevrolet Monte Carlo ( series 138, 1970-1971 )

The end of 1969 launched Chevrolet as inexpensive entry into the former category of Personal Luxury Cars the two-door coupe Monte Carlo. Technically, it was based on the simultaneous Chevrolet Chevelle, differed from the coupe version of the Chevelle in terms of style and rested on the longer wheelbase of the Chevelle sedan. In addition to the basic model a sporty foil made Super Sport ( SS ) variant was available. The engines ranged from a 5.7-liter V8 ( 253 SAE-PS/186 kW ) to the 7.5 -liter V8 (456 kW SAE-PS/335 ) in SS 454 in 1972 accounted for the SS 454, the strongest deliverable engine was now a 274 hp ( 201 kW) variant of the exact amount of 7.5 - liter.

In the summer of 1972, the Chevrolet middle class has been replaced with an unchanged wheelbase and identical technology; it also the Monte Carlo was affected, who received a new body. As a luxury version of the Monte Carlo Landau was introduced.

By 1977, there were the usual small annual facelifts with changes to grille and ornaments. In 1976, the Monte Carlo vertically stacked dual headlights. At the same time the base engine shrank in size to 5 liters ( 142 PS/104 kW) and the 7.5 -liter accounted for, largest machine was now a 6.6 -liter V8 (177 kW PS/130 ). The following year, this engine was deleted and replaced by a 5.7 - liter with four -barrel carburetor (172 PS/126 kW).


Monte Carlo / Monte Carlo SS (series 1A/1G, 1977-1988 )

Chevrolet Monte Carlo ( 1G series, 1985-1988)

In the fall of 1977 Chevrolet presented a shrunken middle class model, continue with rear wheel drive.

The Monte Carlo based on the new Chevrolet Malibu, measured in length instead of 542 only 509 cm ​​and was in the basic version with just under 1400 kg by a good 350 pounds lighter than before. Get remained as Monte Carlo typically perceived styling with flared fenders. Base engine was the first time a six-cylinder, a 3.3 -liter V6 ( 96 PS/71 kW), also ranked a 3.8 -liter V6 with 117 hp (86 kW) and a five-liter V8 147 hp ( 107 kW ) made ​​. 1979 added a 4.4-liter V8 ( 127 PS/93 kW), the engine program, In 1980, an externally supplied by Buick 3.8- liter turbocharged V6 added (172 PS/126 kW), while the little six-cylinder was omitted.

After it had previously given in the individual model years customary in U.S. industry small facelifts with changed grill and chrome trim, learned the Monte Carlo for model year 1981, a thorough facelift with the aim to make it more aerodynamic and fuel efficient. The front was flat, designed the rear higher and the rear side windows closed now flush with the body from; thus the drag coefficient decreased by ten percent. The five-liter V8 accounted for (except in California).

While the Malibu gradually replaced from 1982 by the Chevrolet Celebrity with front-wheel drive, was the previous Monte Carlo continued on offer. 1982, the turbo engine was no longer offered, however, were two new diesel engines, a V6 with 4.3 liters and 86 hp ( 63 kW ) and a 5.7 - liter V8 with 106 hp (78 kW). 1983, the five- liter gasoline engine came back into the program (152 PS/112 kW ), plus a sports version of the Monte Carlo SS with a high-performance version of this engine (177 kW PS/130 ). The SS had no chrome trim and a separate, slightly tapered front end. 1984 accounted for the V6 diesel and five-liter in SS strengthened to 183 hp ( 135 kW ); also new was a four-speed automatic. From 1985, a 4.3 -liter V6 ( 132 kW PS/97 ) served as a new base engine. Until the expiry of production in the summer of 1988, details were only changed.

1986 and 1987 Chevrolet offered to the regular primary and SS models, the Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe on; while there was a special version of the SS with vaulted, further to the rear solid rear window to improve aerodynamics. The Monte Carlo Chevrolet served as a base in NASCAR racing, where it depends heavily on good aerodynamics, and the Aero Coupe served as a homologation model for the flow- favorable disc.

From the Monte Carlo of the second generation in 11 years emerged 1,668,579 copies, of which 6262 Aero Coupe.

Monte Carlo ( Series 1W, 1994-2007 )

Chevrolet Monte Carlo (1994-1999)

With the introduction of the second generation of the Chevrolet Lumina in the fall of 1994, the former Lumina coupe was marketed under the revived name Monte Carlo.

Were offered an LS -called base model with 3.1 -liter V6 (157 kW PS/115 ) and the sports version with the name Z 34, powered by a [ [ OHC Ventilste acidification | DOHC ] ] V6, 3 4 liter capacity 213 hp ( 157 kW) scooped. Both engines were coupled as standard with a four-speed automatic.

In 1996, the performance of the 3.4 - liter, which was now to have an extra charge in the base Monte Carlo, increased to 218 hp (160 kW), the Z34 received four-wheel disc brakes. 1998 gave way to the 3.4-liter V6 with a larger OHC 3.8 liter engine (203 kW PS/149 ), the base V6 now made ​​152 hp (112 kW).

From the Monte Carlo with front wheel drive until the summer of 1999 about 350,000 units were built.


In autumn 1999, a new Monte Carlo based on the same time introduced the new Chevrolet Impala.

While the work was the precursor provided with a smooth-faced, unadorned bodywork, previous Monte Carlo generations were cited to the successor in the form of strongly pronounced beads on the fenders. Offered a Monte Carlo LS (3.1 liter V6, 183 PS/135 kW) and a SS were again ( called from 2005 LT, 3.8 liter, 203 kW PS/149 ), from 2004 to an SS Supercharged with 3, 8 liter large V6 engine of 243 hp ( 179 kW).


Mid-2005 was the Monte Carlo a comprehensive facelift, at the same time the model program has been rescheduled and now included LS ( 3.5-liter V6, 214 kW PS/157 ), LT and LTZ ( 3.5 liter or 3.9 liter, 243 PS/179 kW) and SS (5.3 -liter V8, 307 kW PS/226 ).

In June 2007, the production of Monte Carlo was terminated.