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Information

Engines:

3.8L ECOTEC EFI V6
3.8L Supercharged V6
5L EFI V8
5L EFI V8 (195kW HSV Option)
5.7L GenIII LS1 V8 (Series II)

Transmissions:

5 Speed Getrag Manual (V6 and 5L V8)
6 Speed Manual (Series II)
4 Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic

Power (Maximum): 3.8L V6 - 147kW @ 5200 RPM
3.8L V6 Supercharged - 171kW @ 5200 RPM
5.0L V8 - 179kW @ 4800 RPM
5.0L V8 - 195kW @ 5200 RPM (HSV Option, Series I)
5.7L Gen III LS1 V8 - 220kW @ 5000 RPM (Series II)

Models:

Commodore Executive Sedan
Commodore Executive Station Wagon
Commodore 50th Anniversary Sedan (Limited Edition)
Commodore 50th Anniversary Wagon Sedan (Limited Edition)
Commodore Equiqe Sedan (Limited Edition)
Commodore Equipe Wagon (Limited Edition)
Commodore S Sedan
Commodore SS Sedan
Commodore Acclaim Sedan
Commodore Acclaim Wagon
Commodore Berlina Sedan
Commodore Berlina Wagon
Calais Sedan
50th Anniversary Calais (Limited Edition)
VS Utility (Includes Series II & III)
VS S Utility (Includes Series II & III)
Statesman
Caprice

Performance: 0 - 100kph - 9.1 seconds (V6)
Quarter Mile - 16.3 seconds (V6)

Prices When New:

$29,760 (Commodore Executive Six Cylinder ECOTEC Manual Sedan) - $51,260 (Calais V8 Automatic Sedan)

Dimensions (Sedan):

Length = 4882 mm
Wheelbase = 2788 mm
Width = 1842 mm

Identification

This is the third generation Commodore, it is longer, wider and stronger
Built on the 1995 Opel Omega shape and was completely modified to suit
Traction control was introduced as a first for the top Australian car manufacturer, as was side impact bags
Series II, dropped the Australian 5L V8 for the Chevy 5.7L V8

Total Number Built:

280,000
Production Date: Series I - September 1997 - June 1999
Series II - June 1999 - September 2000


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