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Highlights of the G6 coupe and convertible models include:
rear end styling with bold taillamp design
door window glass on coupe and convertible models
seating configuration, with rear-seat console with cup holders in
wheels standard on G6 GT and GTP coupe
wheels standard on G6 GT and GTP convertible; available on GTP coupe
Sport-tuned suspensions that provide a crisp, responsive ride
Four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS
enhanced traction system and available Vehicle Dynamic Control
Reflective-optic headlamps and projector-beam fog lamps
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and highly-bolstered sports seats
Available leather and heated seating
audio system with in-dash six-CD changer
Dual-stage frontal air bags
Available side and head curtain air bags (coupe only)
Available remote start
Available sunroof (coupe only)
Satellite Radio available
available (coupe only)
hardtop convertible is built on the same platform as the coupe, but
was strengthened in key areas to bolster vehicle rigidity. As a
result, the G6 hardtop convertible has the same solid ride and
precise panel fit as the G6 coupe.
two-piece clamshell-style retractable hardtop was engineered with
input from renowned German coachbuilder Karmann. It is the world’s
largest retractable hardtop. A long top was necessary to enclose the
spacious interior. The top’s backlight is glass with a standard
double-hinged trunk lid facilitates stowing the top. 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. It operates with the touch of a single button,
and the entire process takes less than 30 seconds. When the top is
stowed, the trunk still provides 1.8 cubic feet (61 liters) of cargo
space. With the top up, trunk capacity increases to 5.8 cubic feet
glass for the coupe and convertible automatically indexes (up and
down) about 0.25-inch (6 mm) when the doors of the vehicle are
opened and closed. This precision feature is more commonly found on
upscale European cars, and is an example of the G6’s attention to
detail. Additionally, a specially insulated headliner further quiets
the raised top. It provides both acoustic and thermal protection. G6
convertibles are subjected to a stringent water test at the assembly
Coupe and hardtop convertible models with true 2+2
seating have joined the G6 sedan to create an entire family of
expressive, new Pontiac performers. Pontiac introduced the G6 coupe
and G6 convertible at the 2005 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show.
Pontiac G6 hardtop convertible offers customers open-air driving, as
well as the security and refinement of a coupe. Its Karmann-designed
retractable hardtop operates with the touch of single button and
takes less than 30 seconds to transform from coupe-like styling to
coupe and convertible deliver 2+2 seating suitable for four adults.
This was enabled by the G6’s class-leading 112.3-inch (2852 mm)
wheelbase, which stretches the wheels to the vehicle corners and
allows for increased rear-seat legroom.
G6 coupe and G6 convertible will be available in GT and GTP models.
The GTPs will feature a 240 horsepwer 3.9L OHV V6 coupled to a
4-speed automatic with manual shift mode or a 6-speed manual in the
coupe and sedan models – a package that targets driving enthusiasts.
coupe and convertible models share the inherent attributes and
strengths of the G6 sedan, including four-wheel independent
suspension, a driver-oriented interior and a host of refined
rigid, European-designed structure and class-leading 112.3-inch
wheelbase is the foundation for the coupe and convertible models. It
provides optimum interior space along with excellent ride and
handling characteristics. It also enables the G6 lineup’s striking
design, including styling for the coupe and convertible models that
affords true 2+2 seating for four adults.
coupe and convertible have easy access doors. They’re 6 inches
(152.4 mm) longer than the G6 sedan’s front doors and are about 2 or
3 inches longer than doors on most competitors’ coupes. Those extra
inches help take the squeeze out of rear seat ingress/egress, and
the doors feature special counterweights that provide a lighter feel
when opening or closing. Also aiding rear seat access is the front
passenger seat, which slides forward when the seatback is released.
The driver seat also features a release button that is easily
accessible by rear seat occupants.
the rear seat, passengers will find room to stretch. Both the coupe
and convertible offer approximately 35 inches (889 mm) of rear
legroom. For comparison, the Grand Prix sedan offers 36.5 inches of
rear legroom. Headroom, too, is comparable to the G6 sedan, with the
rear seat design providing an extra measure of space to accommodate
the rake of the roofline.
with the G6 sedan, the coupe and convertible models have all-new
body panels rearward of the A-pillars. Large, wraparound tail lamps
on both models create a distinct look compared to the G6 sedan.
LED-lit Center High Mounted Stop Lamps (CHMSLs) on the coupe and
convertible differ from the traditional incandescent bulbs of the
sedan’s CHMSL. The coupe’s CHMSL is located at the base of the rear
window, while the convertible’s is a wider lamp incorporated into
the decklid, creating a distinct design element. And although the
roof does not fold up on coupe models, a sunroof is available.
models are powered by the 3.5L V-6, which produces 200 horsepower
(149 kw) at 4800 rpm with 220 lb.-ft. of torque (302 Nm) at 4400
rpm. The 3500 engine is backed by the Hydra-Matic 4T45-E
electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission with
manual shift mode.
exhilarating GTP models are powered by an all-new 3.9L HO V-6, which
is rated at 240 horsepower (179 kw) at 5900 rpm with 245 lb.-ft. of
torque (339 Nm) at 2800 rpm. It is paired in the standard package
with the Hydra-Matic 4T65-E with manual shift mode. It also is
available with a six-speed manual transmission in the G6 coupe.