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									For immediate release


New for 2009
     Fuel-efficient 2.4L four-cylinder/six-speed automatic powertrain combination offers 33 mpg
     Four new exterior colors: Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White, Gold Mist Metallic and Silver
      Green Metallic
     Sun and Sound Plus, two distinctive Sport Package equipment groups
     XM Satellite Radio now standard on base G6
     Remote vehicle starter standard on GT and GXP; available on G6
     OnStar 8.0

Model Lineup
                                   Engines                                        Transmissions
                   2.4L I-4   3.5L V-6 3.6L V-6     3.9L V-6     4T45 4-       4T65 4-     6T40 6-   6T70 6-
                                         VVT                     spd auto      spd auto   spd auto   spd auto
 G6 sedan             s          o         –            –           s             –           o         –
 G6 GT sedan          –          s         –            –           s             –             –       –
 GXP sedan            –          –           s          –            –            –             –       s
 GT coupe             –          s           –          –            s            –             –       –
 GXP coupe            –          –           s          –            –            –             –       s
 GT convertible       –          s           –          o            s            o             –       –
 Standard         s
 Optional         o
 Not available    –


The Pontiac G6 portfolio provides an exhilarating family of distinctive, midsize cars that
offers something for every driver looking for a powerful and responsive vehicle. The
lineup includes the base G6 sedan, with its zippy, fuel-efficient Ecotec 2.4L engine; the
GT sedan, coupe and convertible; and the performance-oriented GXP sedan and coupe,
with their aggressive design and sharp reflexes.

New for 2009, the 2.4L engine is offered with a six-speed automatic transmission that
delivers EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway. This
powertrain combination is offered with the Sport Package 1 on base sedans.

“The G6 continues to offer one of the widest, most diverse lineups in the segment,
including the high-performance GXP and unique hardtop convertible,” said Susan
Docherty, vice president of Buick-Pontiac-GMC. “The new four-cylinder/six-speed
automatic powertrain combination broadens the choices for customers, giving them a
well-equipped sedan that offers great fuel efficiency.”

In addition to the new powertrain combination, lineup changes for 2009 reflect alignment
with consumer popularity, providing customers easier ways to find a G6 equipped just
the way they want it. The changes include:
         XM Satellite Radio standard on all models (previously optional on base models)
         Remote vehicle starting system is standard on GT and GXP models; optional on
          base models
         Rear spoiler now standard on GT (previously optional)
         Sport Package 1 (see details below under “Equipment packages”)
         Sport Package 2 (see details below under “Equipment packages”)
         Sun and Sound Plus package (see details below under “Equipment packages”)

There are also four new exterior colors for ’09: Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White, Gold
Mist Metallic and Silver Green Metallic.

G6 lineup at a glance
The G6 is more than a stylish vehicle, offering additional standard features with
customizable comfort across the board, including highly bolstered body-hugging seats;
tilt/telescopic steering wheel; racing-style gauges with true-red LED instrument
backlighting; air conditioning; power windows; power door locks; power mirrors;
AM/FM/CD player with auxiliary audio jacks for iPod/MP3 players; variable intermittent
wipers; tachometer; and a theft-deterrent system.

Standard safety items include seat-mounted, side-impact thorax air bags for additional
driver and passenger safety, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with traction control and

All G6 models feature athletic, driver-focused interiors with easy-to-use controls and
instrument layouts. Interior materials were selected to convey a specific texture and
appearance, and the steering wheel is thick and comfortable, with a sporty three-spoke
Chassis and suspension
The chassis of all G6 models are tuned to complement their respective powertrains with
responsive handling, and are installed on the same strong chassis that includes a class-
leading 112.3-inch (2,852 mm) wheelbase. All models use a MacPherson strut front
suspension, with aluminum lower control arms and a direct-acting stabilizer bar.
Suspension components mount to a U-shaped hydroformed chassis cradle. Rubber
mounts isolate the body from the chassis cradle to minimize noise, vibration and

Designed to minimize cornering body roll, a four-link independent suspension uses twin-
tube shock absorbers and a direct-acting stabilizer bar to provide fine-tune handling.
Four-channel ABS and traction control are standard. Large, heavy-duty four-wheel disc
brakes provide excellent stopping power and fade resistance.

Seventeen-inch custom five-spoke wheels are standard on base models, with a 17-inch
five-spoke painted aluminum wheel available on models with the Sport 2 package. GT
coupe and sedan models have 17-inch five-spoke painted aluminum wheels as
standard, with 17-inch ChromeTech wheels available; 18-inch five-spoke machine-face
aluminum wheels are available with the GT Street Edition. The GT convertible receives
standard 18-inch five-spoke, machine-face flangeless wheels with ChromeTech versions
available. GXP models come standard with 18-inch five-spoke flangeless ChromeTech
wheels, with a black chrome version optional.

Powertrain lineup
The starting point for the G6 engine ensemble begins with the fuel-efficient DOHC
Ecotec 2.4L with variable valve timing. This powerful four-cylinder engine produces 164
hp (122 kW) and 156 lb.-ft. (212 Nm) of torque and is paired with a Hydra-Matic 4T45
four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

Also matched with the 2.4L engine on models with Sport Package1 is the Hydra-Matic
6T40 six-speed transmission. It delivers greater fuel economy through the lower
operating speed of the 2.4L engine. This reduces fuel consumption and contributes to
quieter, more isolated operation. The feeling of performance is heightened with the four-
cylinder/six-speed automatic combination, too, as the engine can always operate close
to the optimum speed.

For a little more power, GT models feature a standard 3.5L V-6 rated at 219 horsepower
(163 kW) or 221 horsepower (165 kW); it is also available as an option on the base-
model sedan. The 3.5L engine is matched with a standard four-speed automatic with
driver shift control. The GT convertible has an optional 3.9L V-6 rated at 222 horsepower
(166 kW) and 238 lb.-ft. of torque (323 Nm) that is mated to a four-speed automatic
transmission with electronically controlled overdrive and driver shift control for individual
driving preferences.

The G6 GXP coupe and sedan are powered by GM Powertrain’s 3.6L V-6 with variable
valve timing, providing 252 horsepower (188 kW) at 6,300 rpm and 251 lb.-ft. of torque
(340 Nm) at 3,200 rpm. The engine is a state-of-the-art, DOHC powerplant that uses full
four-cam phasing to optimize power, economy and emissions performance.

Partnered with the 3.6L VVT engine is a Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed, electronically
controlled automatic transmission. Like the GT’s four-speed automatic, the 6T70
features driver shift control.

Safety features
The G6 features safety cage construction with reinforced rocker sections, front body
hinge pillar and roof pillars designed to improve impact protection. A magnesium cross-
car beam unites the lower sections of the A-pillars and helps protect passengers in side-
impact crashes and also serves as the foundation of the instrument panel.

All G6 seating positions have three-point safety belts. Front outboard retractors have
built-in load limiters to reduce peak chest loads by allowing a controlled amount of belt
give during “ride down” crash conditions.

The G6 family provides six standard air bags for supplemental protection in frontal and
side-impact crashes, including dual-stage frontal air bags; side-impact thorax (seat-
mounted) air bags and standard head curtain side-impact air bags (except on the G6
GM’s passenger sensing system is standard on all models. This system works with the
front passenger seat and differentiates between adults – 5th percentile females and
larger – and small children or child seats to adjust air bag deployment. This smart
system helps reduce the risk of air bag-induced injuries. Front safety belt pretensioners
deploy at the same time as the frontal air bags to take up slack in the safety belt
webbing. Pretensioners minimize occupant movement during a crash.

G6 interiors also are equipped with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) child safety seat attachment system. Two lower anchors and a top tether
anchor secure the child seat to the vehicle seat structure for proper installation of
compatible child safety seats.

Standard OnStar
New OnStar 8.0 is standard on all models. Its digital equipment features enhanced
hands-free voice recognition capabilities including more intuitive continuous digit dialing
and improved voice recognition accuracy. Using the GPS satellite network and wireless
technology, OnStar features core safety services and OnStar Hands-Free Calling that
allows drivers to make and receive voice-activated phone calls using an externally
mounted antenna for greater reception.

The OnStar service includes the GM Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN)
system, making crash data available to the participating 911 centers to help dispatch the
appropriate life-saving personnel and equipment to crash scenes faster. OnStar’s
uplevel Directions & Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation also is available on
G6 models. The new service allows OnStar customers to talk to a live advisor, who in
turn sends complete step-by-step directions to customers’ vehicles through their OnStar

Equipment packages
With a wide range of models and equipment, it is easy to build a G6 to one’s exact
preferences. Several option packages are available to tailor each model to a customer’s
      Sport Package 1 (G6 base) – Content includes six-speed automatic with
       electronically controlled overdrive; 2.89 axle ratio; rear spoiler; StabiliTrak;
       Dynamic Control System
      Sport Package 2 (G6 base) – Content includes 3.5L VVT V-6 engine; 17-inch
       painted cast aluminum wheels with P225/50R17 touring blackwall tires; 3.05 axle
       ratio; hydraulic power steering; front fog lamps and rear spoiler
      Sport Package 1 (GT convertible) – Content includes 3.9L V-6 with four-speed
       automatic; 3.69 axle ratio; dual exhaust outlets with chrome tips; automatic air
       conditioning; 18-inch ChromeTech wheels and six-way power driver seat
      Preferred Package (G6 base) – Content includes cruise control; extended-range
       remote keyless entry; remote vehicle starting system; leather-wrapped steering
       wheel, brake handle and shift knob; and steering wheel audio controls
      Premium Package (G6 base/GT) – Content includes heated leather-appointed
       front bucket seats and a six-way driver seat adjuster
      Sun and Sound Package – Content includes AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD
       changer, power sunroof, lighted visor mirrors and electrochromic inside rearview
       mirror with compass
      Sun and Sound Plus Package (GT / GXP sedan and coupe models) –
       Content includes AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD changer; power sunroof and
       either 17-inch ChromeTech cast aluminum wheels on GT models or 18-inch five-
       spoke, flangeless Black ChromeTech wheels on GXP models

Sunroofs and a hardtop convertible
The GT convertible and the GT and GXP coupes feature large doors that allow easy and
comfortable access to the rear seats. G6 sedan and coupe models offer a power sunroof
option. Drivers who really like open-air motoring can choose the G6 GT hardtop

In about 30 seconds, the hardtop convertible’s all-weather retractable steel top
disappears with the push of a button. When compared to most midsize convertibles, the
G6 offers cargo room at a premium, with 12.6 cubic feet (357 liters) of trunk space when
the retractable hardtop is up and 5.8 cubic feet (164 liters) of cargo space when the top
is stowed.
The G6 convertible undergoes stringent water tests at the factory to ensure a dry,
hardtop-quality interior, and a double-hinged trunk lid facilitates stowing. It opens like a
conventional trunk for cargo storage, but is reverse-hinged to accept the folding hardtop.
A hard tonneau cover automatically appears as part of the hardtop retraction process,
and there is no visible “stack” when the top is down – it simply disappears into the
storage compartment. A specially insulated headliner provides acoustic and thermal

GXP details
The GXP performance coupe and sedan represent the pinnacle of the G6 lineup’s
performance-oriented positioning. They are equipped with a 3.6L DOHC V-6 VVT engine
creating 252 horsepower (188 kW) at 6,300 rpm and 251 lb.-ft. of torque (341 Nm) at
3,200 rpm. A Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission complements the
performance-tuned suspension with standard four-channel ABS, 18-inch aluminum
ChromeTech, flangeless, five-spoke wheels and specific exterior and interior

The Hydra-Matic 6T70 electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission
features state-of-the-art clutch-to-clutch shift operation, designed for high-performance
front-wheel-drive applications. The six-speed automatic improves vehicle performance
up to 7 percent and increases fuel economy up to 4 percent compared to current front-
wheel-drive, four-speed automatics. Clutch-to-clutch operation allows for reduced
complexity and compact packaging.

The G6 GXP sedan and coupe deliver the responsive ride and handling expected from
Pontiac's performance series, and they are equipped with GM’s StabiliTrak electronic
stability control system for confident and sure-footed travel.

Body side rocker moldings and unique front and rear fascias with dual exhaust openings
make the G6 GXP easily recognizable. Other features include fog lamps and braided
polished stainless steel upper and outboard lower grille inserts with chrome surrounds
on the upper grille sections.
A special “Street Edition” package is available for those seeking a more striking
appearance, adding dual hood scoops and a unique rear spoiler.



Jim Hopson
Pontiac Communications
Phone: 313-667-4124

Anne Santori
Product Development Communications
Phone: 586-575-8943

Antonio Sanchez Jimenez
Gerente de Relaciones Públicas y Comunicación
General Motors de Mexico
Office: 011-5255-5901-3042


 Models:                          Pontiac G6 4-cyl. and 6-cyl. sedan; GT sedan, coupe and hardtop
                                  convertible; GXP sedan and coupe
 Body style / driveline:          5-passenger sedan, 4-passenger coupe and convertible, front-
                                  engine, front-drive
 Construction:                    unitized, 2-side galvanized steel body with high-strength steel in
 EPA vehicle class:               midsize sedan, coupe, convertible
 Manufacturing location:          Orion Township, Mich.
 Key competitors:                 Nissan Altima, Mitsubishi Galant, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Mazda
                                  6, Volkswagen Jetta

                    Ecotec 2.4L I-4      3.5L V-6 SFI         3.6L V-6 VVT         3.9L V-6 (LZ9)
                    (LE5)                (LZ4)                (LY7)
 Application:       std. base sedan      std. GT models       std. GXP models      opt. GT convertible
                                         opt. base model
 Type:              2.4L I-4             3.5L V-6             3.6L V-6             3.9L V-6
 Displacement       145 / 2384           214 / 3510           217 / 3564           237 / 3880
 (cu in / cc):
 Bore & stroke      3.46 x 3.85 / 88 x   3.90 x 3.00 / 99 x   3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x   3.90 x 3.31 / 99 x
 (in / mm):         98                   76                   85.6                 84
 Block material:    cast aluminum        cast iron            cast aluminum w/     cast iron
                                                              cast-in-place iron
 Cylinder head      cast aluminum        aluminum             aluminum             cast aluminum
 Valvetrain:        overhead             overhead valve,      dual overhead        overhead valve, 2
                  camshafts, 4        2 valves per         camshafts, 4 valves     valves per cylinder,
                  valves per          cylinder;            per cylinder,           continuously
                  cylinder;           continuously         continuously            variable valve
                  continuously        variable valve       variable valve          timing
                  variable valve      timing               timing
Ignition          electronic direct   Quick Sync 58X;      electronic individual   Quick Sync 58X;
system:                               direct               coil-on-plug;           platinum-tipped
                                      Iridium electrode    individual cylinder     spark plugs, low
                                      tip / iridium core   knock control and       resistance spark
                                      spark plugs, low     extended-life           plug wires
                                      resistance spark     platinum-tipped
                                      plug wires           spark plugs

Fuel delivery:    sequential fuel     sequential fuel      sequential fuel         sequential fuel
                  injection           injection            injection               injection
Compression       10.4:1              9.8:1                10.2:1                  9.8:1
Horsepower        164 / 122 @         2219 / 163 @         252 / 188 @ 6300        222 / 166 @ 5600
(hp / kW @        6400                5800 (Bin-4 and      rpm*                    rpm*
rpm):                                 PZEV emissions)
                                      221 / 165 @
                                      5800 (Bin-5
Torque (lb-ft /   156 / 212 @         220 / 298 @          251 / 341 @ 3200        238 / 323 @ 4000
Nm @ rpm):        5000                4000 (Bin-4 and      rpm*                    rpm*
                                      PZEV emissions)
                                      221 / 300 @
                                      4000 (Bin-5
Recommended       regular unleaded    regular unleaded     regular unleaded        regular unleaded
Maximum           6800                6400                 6900                    6400
engine speed
Emissions         close-coupled       close-coupled        evaporative             close-coupled
controls:         catalytic           catalytic            system, single          catalytic converter;
                  converter;          converter;           close-coupled           returnless fuel rail;
                  returnless fuel     returnless fuel      catalytic converter,    fast-response
                  rail; fast-         rail; fast-          equal-length            oxygen sensor
                  response oxygen     response oxygen      exhaust, single
                  sensor              sensor               underfloor catalytic
                                                           converter, positive
                                                           ventilation, intake
                                                           and exhaust cam
                                                           phasers, electronic
                                                           throttle control
EPA estimated     22 / 30 (G6         18 / 29 (G6          17 / 26 (G6 GXP)        15 / 22 (G6
fuel economy      sedan with 4-       sedan)                                       convertible)
(city / hwy):     spd. auto.)         17 / 26 (G6 GT
                  22 / 33 (G6         and G6
                  sedan with 6-       convertible)
                  spd. auto.)

                  4T45 4-speed        4T65 4-speed         6T40 6-speed            6T70 6-speed
                  electronic          electronic           electronic              electronic
                  automatic           automatic            automatic               automatic
Application:      std. with 2.4L      opt. with 3.9L       opt. with 2.4L          std. with 3.6 L VVT
                  and 3.5L
Gear ratios
    First:         2.96                 2.92                   4.48                  4.48
    Second:        1.62                 1.57                   2.87                  2.87
    Third:         1.00                 1.00                   1.88                  1.88
    Fourth:        0.68                 0.71                   1.47                  1.47
    Fifth:         –                    –                      1.00                  1.00
    Sixth:         –                    –                      .074                  .074
    Reverse:       2.14                 2.39                   2.88                  2.88
 Final drive       G6: 3.91:1           3.69:1                 2.89                  2.77
 ratio:            G6 6-cyl: 3.05:1
                   G6 GT: 3.29

                             G6 4-cyl. & 6-cyl.                G6 GT                      G6 GXP
 Front:                   MacPherson strut with       MacPherson strut           MacPherson strut with
                          aluminum L-shaped           with aluminum L-           aluminum L-shaped
                          control arms; 21-mm         shaped control arms;       control arms; 22-mm
                          hollow direct-acting        22-mm hollow direct-       hollow direct-acting
                          stabilizer bar              acting stabilizer bar      stabilizer bar
 Rear:                    four-link independent       four-link independent      four-link independent
                          with twin-tube gas          with twin-tube gas         with twin-tube gas
                          shocks; dual-rate mini-     shocks; dual-rate          shocks; dual-rate mini-
                          block coil springs; 19-     mini-block coil            block coil springs; 20-
                          mm solid direct-acting      springs; 20-mm solid       mm solid direct-acting
                          stabilizer bar              direct-acting stabilizer   stabilizer bar,
                                                      bar                        convertible equipped
                                                                                 with montoube rear
 Steering type:           variable assist electric    hydraulic power            hydraulic power
                          power steering on 4-        steering                   steering (GXP coupe,
                          cyl.; hydraulic power                                  sedan and GT
                          steering on 6-cyl.                                     convertible)
 Steering ratio:          16.2:1                      16.2:1                     16.2
 Steering wheel turns,    2.90                        2.78                       2.8
 Turning circle, curb-    36 / 11.6                   39.3 / 12                  40 / 12.3
 to-curb (ft / m):

                             G6 (4-cyl. & 6-cyl.)              G6 GT                      G6 GXP
 Type:                    power-assisted disc;        power-assisted disc;       power-assisted disc;
                          vented front discs, solid   vented front discs,        vented front, solid rear
                          rear discs; ABS is          solid rear discs; ABS      discs; ABS, TCS &
                          standard with TCS           & TCS standard             StabiliTrak standard
 Rotor diameter (in /     front: 10.87 / 276          front: 11.65 / 296         front: 11.65 / 296
 mm):                     rear: 10.63 / 270           rear: 10.63 / 270          rear: 10.63 / 270

                             G6 4-cyl. & 6-cyl.               G6 GT                        G6 XP
 Wheel size and type:     17-in. steel wheel with     17-in. painted cast        18-in. flangeless 5-
                          bolt-on cover std (base     alum. wheel std.           spoke ChromeTech
                          1SV); 17-in. custom 5-      (coupe / sedan); 17-       wheel (std); black
                          spoke, high-vent std.       in. ChromeTech cast        chrome (opt)
                          (sedan), 17-in. painted     aluminum, opt.
                          case aluminum opt.          (coupe / sedan); 18-
                                                      inch 5-spoke,
                                                      flangeless machine-
                                                      face wheels std.
                                                      (convertible) opt.
                                                      (coupe / sedan); 18-in
                                                      5-spoke, flangeless
                                                     ultra-bright alloy opt.
 Tires:                   P215/55R17 touring         P225/50R17 touring        P225/50R18 touring
                          blackwall (base 1SV),      blackwall (std sedan /    blackwall
                          P225/50R17 touring         coupe); P225/50R18
                          balckwall (sedan)          touring blackwall std
                                                     (std convertible, opt
                                                     sedan / coupe)

                          Sedan                      Coupe                     Convertible
 Wheelbase (in / mm):     112.3 / 2852               112.3 / 2852              112.3 / 2852
 Overall length (in /     189 / 4801                 189.1 / 4803              189.1 / 4803
 Overall width (in /      70.6 / 1793                70.4 / 1788               70.6 / 1793
 Overall height (in /     57 / 1450                  56.4 / 1433               56.7 / 1440
 Track (in / mm):         front: 59.6 / 1514         front: 59.8 / 1519        front: 59.8 / 1519
                          rear: 60 / 1524            rear: 60.4 / 1534         rear: 60.4 / 1534
 Curb weight (lb / kg):   3305 / 1499 (base)         3415 / 1549 (GT)          3855 / 1749 (GT)
                          3457 / 1568 (GT)           3487 / 1582 (GXP)
                          3545 / 1608 (GXP)

                          Sedan                      Coupe                     Convertible
 Seating capacity         2/3                        2+2                       2+2
 (front / rear):
 Headroom (in / mm):      front: 39 / 991            front: 38.9 / 988         front: 38.4 / 975
                          rear: 36.5 / 927           rear: 36.3 / 922          rear: 36.1 / 917
 Legroom (in / mm):       front: 42.2 / 1072         front: 42.2 / 1072        front: 42.2 / 1072
                          rear: 37.6 / 955           rear: 35.8 / 909          rear: 34.2 / 869
 Shoulder room (in /      front: 55.4 / 1407         front: 54.2 / 1377        front: 54.0 / 1372
 mm):                     rear: 55.4 / 1407          rear: 51.1 / 1298         rear: 44.8 / 1138
 Hip room (in / mm):      front: 52.7 / 1339         front: 52.6 / 1336        front: 52.6 / 1336
                          rear: 51.9 / 1318          rear: 49.9 / 1267         rear: 45.8 /1163

                          Sedan                      Coupe                     Convertible
 EPA passenger            110.1 / 3117               110.1 / 3117              89.3 / 2529 (top up)
 volume (cu ft / L):                                                           85.3 / 2415 (top down)
 EPA interior volume      96.1 / 2721                90.1 / 2551               83.5 / 2364
 (cu ft / L):
 Cargo volume             14 / 396                   12 / 340                  12.6 / 357 (top up)
 (cu ft / L):                                                                  5.8 / 164 (top down)
 Trailer towing           1000 / 454 (4-cyl. and     1000 / 454                not recommended
 maximum (lb / kg):       6-cyl.)
 Fuel tank (gal / L):     16.4 / 64                  16.4 / 64                 16.4 / 64
 Engine oil (qt / L):     2.4L: TBD                  3.5L: 4.5 / 4.3           3.5L: 4.5 / 4.3
                          3.5L: 4.5 / 4.3            3.6L: 5.0 / 4.7           3.6L: 5.0 / 4.7
                          3.6L: 5.0 / 4.7
 Cooling system           2.4L: TBD                  3.5L: 11.7 / 11.1         3.5L: 11.7 / 11.1
 (qt / L):                3.5L: 11.7 / 11.1          3.6L: 11.6 / 11           3.6L: 11.6 / 11
                          3.6L: 11.6 / 11

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