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Pricing for the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP has leaked out and your budget E39 M5 fantasies can be fulfilled for the princely sum of $39,995. That price includes the $1,700 gas-guzzler charge and the $685 destination fee on the base automatic-equipped model. The six-speed manual will set you back an additional $695 (just do it) and the sunroof can be yours for another $900. As expected, fuel economy is far from stellar at 13 mpg city and 20 mpg on the highway, but judging by Jonathan's review, the additional fuel costs are well worth the pavement-punishing fun you'll have in the most powerful production Pontiac to date. Pontiac's brief press release is posted after the break.


Pontiac today confirmed pricing for the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP will start at $39,995, including $685 destination and freight charges and $1,700 in applicable federal gas guzzler taxes. With 415 horsepower and 0-60 times well under 5.0 seconds, the G8 GXPs is the most powerful production Pontiac ever created and comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission or an optional ($695) six-speed manual transmission. A $900 sunroof option is also available.

Final EPA fuel economy ratings for the G8 GXP are 13 miles per gallon in the city, 20 miles per gallon on the highway.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a really handsome vehicle. Not something I'd usually attribute to Pontiac, but in recent years, they've had quite the turn around.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Additional cost for a manual? Bwahahaha
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes, I agree, the Hyundai Genesis is "plain and simple".

      A little too much so.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this was supposed to be a reply to tanooki2003
        • 6 Years Ago
        What the....aw forget it! :(
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yup, I'd take that over the M5. $90,000 for a label is absurd. (An unreliable brand at that.) That $39,000 price tag sounds like a deal....and what an engine!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Too bad the M5 looks better than both this pontiac and the caddy, which may have the most overrated styling out there. They tried the whole F-117 thing and it was cool when it was brand new, then they decided to put some chrome and vents on it and thought it would stay cool? Am I the only one who thinks that the present-generation CTS doesn't look as good as the last one?

        And I love how BMW, Audi, and MB are still "unreliable" brands. I'd love to see some actual data back up those claims.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Randy

        If you havent figured it out yet, no car will buy you class
        • 6 Years Ago
        Too bad that $40K won't buy class...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the car, but for that price i could buy 2 used cadallac cts V's.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As the former owner of an 06 Charger SRT8, I must say, I'd buy the Dodge all over again instead of this G8 GXP.

      The GXP handles a bit better and is a by-comparison sleeper. That's it. The only test I saw was by C&D and it's no faster than the 300C they tested, not exactly more fuel efficient, has less features, etc etc.

      I priced out the 2009 Charger SRT8 and it comes out to roughly 44K, lacking only the rear DVD system. I'd have it instead.
      • 6 Years Ago
      G8 is bigger than 7 series. Not comparable with M5.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was in the market for a new car, this was one of my top choices, but the way the economy is now and the BIG 3 situations, I'm saving my money for a rainy/layoff day.
      • 6 Years Ago
      13/19 for the ls3 seems a little low, even for the size of the car. The SS Camaro with the ls3 is supposed to get 15/23, the vette gets 16/26, the 375 hp R/T Challenger gets 15/25, even the SRT8 gets 13/21.

      Bottom line: something about the mpg on this car is fishy. Even short gearing doesn't explain 13 mpg in the city.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Highway robbery. 40k and you have to pay extra for a manual.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My real question...

      Is GXP the only way to get a manual transmission on a G8?

      Because $10k for the "privilege" of shifting my own gears the way I want to, is over the line.

      Yeah, I know there is more to it. But even with more power, bigger brakes and what -not, it does not seem like a $10K upgrade.

      Certainly not in this economic climate, where value is king, to get people to part with what money they have.

      They may get cheap in the coming further economic troubles, but people are going to be more broke, then, too.

      Sorry, but manual in a $30k G8 GT, I would consider it. Manual having to be a $40k GXP, not a chance.

      Maybe on the used-car bounce, when depreciation has taken a complete bite out of GXP's backside...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Kill the caps.

        A Camaro is not a 4-door sedan, it is a different product. Buying a Camaro instead of a G8 doesn't help sell G8s at all.

        And if they can put a stick on the standard V8 Camaro, that is even more reason why it should be available in the G8 GT.
        • 6 Years Ago
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