2016 Camaro Launched At Belle Isle
Well the big news last weekend was that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is finally going to be available later this fall as a 2016 model
The new 2016 Camaro models will offer stiff competition to the to the latest 2015 Mustang line up. The new Camaro will be better in every way than the previous generation, with its new sleeker body, different platform, and new engine choices, as well as the new interior and exterior details which Chevrolet hope will put it a step over the Mustang.
So yes, the Camaro will be leaner, but it will still be plenty mean. The Camaro SS tops the range (for now) with the Corvette's 6.2-liter LT1 V8 pushing put 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. This LT1 has a cast aluminum block and cast aluminum cylinder heads, and it's fortified with direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation. About 20 percent of the engine's parts are said to be unique to the Camaro, including the exhaust manifolds which BBK will be removing and replacing with a new 2016 Camaro shorty tuned length and long tube exhaust header system design to make more power as soon as our 2016 Camaro arrives in the R&D department.
Like the 2015 Mustang, the new 2016 Camaro line up also gets a four-cylinder engine that promises to maintain performance and offer improved fuel economy. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is rated 275 hp and 295 lb-ft, with maximum torque available at 3,000 rpm. It also has direct injection, variable valve timing, and uses aluminum components.
Chevrolet says it will hit 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds and return more than 30 miles per gallon on the highway. It's expected to be the most fuel-efficient Camaro ever, and Chevy is billing this as the standard engine for the lineup. The naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6, which is rated at 335 hp and 284 lb-ft, has direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation. It is slotted in between the four-cylinder and the V8.I think we see a trend here!
All of the engines can be had with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The four-cylinder and the V6 use General Motors Hydra-Matic 8L45 (tuned for small engines), while the SS has the 8L90. The V8's manual (a different version of the Tremec unit than the one used by the smaller engines) also has active rev matching technology – like the Corvette – that blips the throttle during downshifts which is a great feature - no word wether or not this Camaro has a line lock!
The 2016 Camaro will be produced at GM's Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Mich. and will be available at dealerships this fall
Pricing should stay right around the current model, which starts at $23,555 for the V6 and $33,355 for the V8-powered SS