2004 ALERO OFFERS QUALITY AND VALUE
Oldsmobile, the longest-standing automotive brand in North America, continues to wind down production with a strong lineup that includes its best-selling Alero sedan. (concept carz) For 2004, Alero provides mid-size vehicle buyers with sporty styling, precise handling, a smooth ride and spirited performance at a good value.
The 2004 Alero offers all of the quality and value customers have come to expect from Oldsmobile. For 2004, Oldsmobile backs its commitment to quality by giving Alero a five-year/60,000-mile warranty, the most extensive in the GM lineup. Satellite radio technology
The Alero will offer XM Satellite Radio (continental Ú.S. only) as an option for the 2004 model year. XM Satellite Radio (continental Ú.S. only) provides 100 coast-to-coast, digital-quality channels of original music, news, sports and talk. Consumers can subscribe to the basic service for $9.99 a month - less than the cost of a single CD. In addition, GM customers with GMAC financing can choose to include the XM subscription in their car payments. Powerful, efficient engine
For 2004, Alero will offer the all-aluminum, Ecotec 2.2L dual-overhead-cam engine. This inline four-cylinder engine, designed by an international team of engineers from GM Powertrain, Opel and Saab, achieves 140 hp (104 kw) at 5600 rpm, 150 lb.-ft. (203 Nm) of torque at 4000 rpm, and is standard on GX and GL1 models.
The engine delivers performance, efficiency, low maintenance and smooth operation. Twin balance shafts help provide smooth, quiet performance. These shafts, located in the cylinder block, help cancel out the shaking forces inherent in an inline four-cylinder engine, resulting in smooth performance from idle to maximum engine speed. The alternator, air-conditioning compressor, and power steering pump are directly mounted to the engine for vibration suppression. Cast iron cylinder liners enhance durability.
Alero offers good fuel economy, achieving 25 mpg for city driving and 33 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission, and 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway with the automatic.
Customers who want additional power can order Alero with a 3400 3.4L V-6 engine producing 170 hp (126 kw) at 4800 rpm and 200 lb.-ft. (271 Nm) of torque at 4000 rpm. The 3.4L V-6 engine comes standard on GLS and GL2 Alero models, and is available as an option on the GL1 Alero. It is coupled to a Hydra-Matic 4T45-E automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Fuel economy estimates for the 3.4L V-6 are 20 mpg for city driving and 29 mpg on the highway. Five-speed manual transmission
Alero began offering a five-speed manual transmission in 2001, and is the only Oldsmobile to do so. For the 2004 model year, the five-speed transmission continues to be an option on GX and GL1 models equipped with the Ecotec engine.Source - GM Corporation