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Old 07-26-2011, 10:15 AM   #20
slick rick
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Did they resolve the weight problem with the Alpha platform?

the Alpha platform has skewed far from its original purpose as a lightweight RWD chassis that was only meant for four-cylinder engines to become something more of a multi-role platform capable of cradling four, six and even eight cylinder powerplants, all wheel drive, and the ability to stretch to a full-sized length. Such upgrades put on extra weight for the platform, as well as make it more expensive to develop. Speculation is that as much as 500 pounds have been added to the platform, and that upcoming Alpha-based products such as the ATS could tip the scales at a porcine 4,000 pounds. To compare, a BMW 328i weighs in at 3,362 pounds.
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