STYLISH BRAVADA PROVIDES PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT
With its car-like performance and handling, maximum comfort and impressive utility in a stylish, distinctive package, Oldsmobile will proudly build the 2004 Bravada as the division continues to wind down production.
Recognizing that 90 percent of mid-size SÚVs are driven exclusively 'on-road,' Oldsmobile crafted Bravada primarily as a quality luxury touring vehicle, although it does offer full off-road capability. Designed to be a luxurious mid-size SÚV, Bravada was created for the evolving desires of customers seeking added luxury, performance and driving refinement in a sport utility vehicle. For 2004, Bravada continues to offer all of the quality and value customers have come to expect from Oldsmobile. This year Oldsmobile backs its commitment to quality by giving Bravada a five-year/60,000-mile warranty, the most extensive in the GM lineup. New satellite radio technology
New for 2004, Bravada is available with the optional XM Satellite Radio system (continental Ú.S. only). XM Satellite Radio 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. Inline Vortec power
For 2004, Bravada offers the Vortec 4200 4.2L, dual-overhead-camshaft, inline six-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder. The all-aluminum I-6 engine, which delivers 275 horsepower (201 kw) and 275 lb.-ft. (372 Nm) of torque, provides quick, smooth acceleration.
The Vortec 4200 4.2L engine's variable valve timing (VVT) enables it to produce full torque across a wider band - between 1600 and 5600 rpm - as well as yield higher output and reduce exhaust emissions. Even with its 10.1:1 compression ratio there is no fuel economy penalty and regular unleaded fuel is still recommended. The engine's advanced 'lost-foam' cast-aluminum design contributes to weight savings, less machining and substantial benefits in overall quality.
Fuel economy estimates are 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway for the all-wheel-drive model and 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway for the two-wheel-drive model. Suspension offers luxurious driving comfort
Bravada's chassis features rack-and-pinion steering for decreased turning radius, a short-/long-arm front suspension and an exclusive air bladder rear suspension that offers superior driving comfort and distinguishes it from the competition. Two different suspensions are available on the all-wheel-drive Bravada - the standard coil suspension or the air suspension found on two-wheel-drive Bravadas. With the air suspension system, road inputs are constantly monitored, and two highly durable air bladders automatically inflate or deflate independently for improved ride and handling, giving Bravada the character of a sport sedan. (concept carz)
A 24-mm solid rear stabilizer bar contributes to improved handling. And on-demand SmartTrak helps all-wheel-drive Bravadas maintain good traction throughout a variety of road conditions. Hydroformed side rails, coupled with eight structural cross-members, increase torsional rigidity by 260 percent. A five-link rear suspension eliminates the heavy rear leaf springs normally used in truck chassis design. DVD-based entertainment system
As customers would expect of a mid-size Oldsmobile SÚV, Bravada is available with a DVD player, elevating in-vehicle entertainment to a new level. The DVD system includes a ceiling-integrated, fold-down 7-inch (178 mm) monitor with high-fidelity audio for miles of highway enjoyment. The system allows rear-seat passengers to watch movies, play video games or listen to audio CDs. Headphones are included so that rear seat passengers can enjoy DVD entertainment while those in front listen to the CD player or radio.Source - GM Corporation