The Chevrolet SS is a rear-wheel drive performance sedan that some thought could be a possible contender against the much pricier BMW M5. While those expectations might have been a little misguided, the car has been praised by some reviewers for its all-around performance. Now, GM is beefing things up even more for the 2015 model.
There has been a growing movement among performance enthusiasts to save manual transmissions, which are quickly disappearing from cars in the market as automakers perceive that drivers don’t want to row through the gears anymore. GM has heard the cries of the masses and is now going to offer an optional manual transmission for the 2015 SS. To make the news even better, the new manual transmission has a 3.70:1 rear-axle ratio, which is shorter than what comes with the automatic transmission. That should help with even faster launches, and the automatic already rockets the car from 0 to 60 in just 4.5 seconds. This is good news for anyone who really wants to tear up those rear tires.
The next addition is the wondrous Magnetic Ride Control, which is an adaptive suspension system that has been praised for providing an excellent mixture of smooth riding and responsiveness, even on damaged roads. It will be a standard feature on all 2015 models.
Chevrolet is offering a much wider selection of paint colors to suit buyers’ fancies. For those who are constantly on the go, the new OnStar 4G LTE mobile WiFi hotspot will also be standard equipment, which allows up to seven devices to connect to the Internet at a time.