The base engine for the 2001 Monte Carlo is a fuel-injected 3.4-liter V6 with a 3.6-inch bore and 3.3-inch stroke. It features a 9.5:1 compression ratio to provide 180 horsepower and 205 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Chevrolet placed the Monte Carlo on platform shared by the Chevrolet Lumina with a 110.5-inch wheelbase. The Monte Carlo is 197.9 inches long, 72.2 inches long and 55.1 inches tall. The cargo capacity is 15.8 cubic feet. It weighs 3,340 lbs.
Suspension and Brakes
An anti-lock braking system with four-wheel disc brakes provides the stopping power for the 2001 Monte Carlo. The car features electronic traction control and an immobilizer. The suspension at the four corners is independent struts with stabilizer bar and coil springs.
The Monte Carlo comes equipped with daytime running lamps, halogen headlamps, heat reflective and tinted glass, driver and front passenger airbags and three-point seatbelts.
Chevrolet produced the Monte Carlo coupe from 1970 to 1988 and from 1995 to 2007. Chevy originally conceived it as a luxury personal sport coupe to complement the Camaro and compete against the Ford Thunderbird.