HSV VS Grange 185i and 215i

HSV released the HSV Grange model in October 1996 (as part of VS II) as a sports variant of the Caprice. Manufactured at Elizabeth, South Australia, and finished by HSV at Clayton, Victoria, the Grange was available in 185i and 215i variants, powered by 5.0- and stroked 5.7-litre V8 engines, respectively.

The VS Grange was the first Grange produced by HSV, having previously produced Statesman and Caprice models under its own brand.

Standard features for the VS II Grange included 17-inch alloy wheels, a ten-speaker sound system with a ten-disc CD stacker, climate control air conditioning, a power adjustable driver’s seat (with memory settings), leather upholstery, cruise control, front fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote central locking, power windows and mirrors, telescopic steering wheel adjustment, a trip computer, power sunroof, woodgrain interior trim, an alarm and immobiliser.

The 215i variants were also fitted with a Hydratrak limited slip differential.

Quick Details
Years Produced 1995 – 1999
Number Produced Series 1
47 (185i)
35 (215i)
Series II
27 (185i)
19 (215i)
Engine 5.0L V8 / 5.7L V8
Power  185 kW / 400nm
215kw / 475nm
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HSV VS Grange 185i and 215i Specs

Grange 185i

Engine: 5.0 litre, V8
Power: 185 kW @ 4800 rpm
Torque: 400nm @ 3600 rpm

Performance as stated in various press reviews:
0-100 km/h (60 mph) 7.8 seconds
Standing 400m (1/4 mile) ?
Top Speed: ?

Grange 215i

Engine: 5.7 litre, V8
Power: 215 kW @ 4800 rpm
Torque: 475nm @ 3600 rpm

Performance as stated in various press reviews:
0-100 km/h (60 mph) 7.3 seconds
Standing 400m (1/4 mile) ?
Top Speed: ?

  • Available with 5.0 litre 185kW or 5.7 litre 215kW fuel injected V8 engine.
  • Automatic transmission.
  • Low restriction stainless steel exhaust system (with twin catalytic converters on 215i).
  • Boulevarde suspension tuning package (optional Touring suspension package).
  • Independent rear suspension.
  • Hydratrak speed sensitive fluid coupling limited slip differential (with 215i only).
  • HSV premium four wheel power disc brakes (optional with 185i).
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS).
  • Sports alloy wheels with premium 17 inch 225/55ZR17 tyres.
  • Large chrome tipped exhaust (dual chrome tipped exhaust with 215i).
  • Glencoe sports front seat design with standard leather trim or optional Keppel Fabric.
  • Power rack and pinion steering.
  • Four spoke leather covered steering wheel with telescopic adjust.
  • Electronic cruise control.
  • Trip computer.
  • 250 km/h speedometer.
  • Electronic climate control maintains cabin comfort.
  • Sound system and 10 stacker CD player.
  • Front and rear power windows.
  • Driver and passenger airbags.
  • Luggage restraint system.
  • Analogue clock.
  • Alarm system.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • Standard sunroof.
  • Dual horns.

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