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Gen Six Camaro News
Published 07/10/2015

Gen6 Camaro 2.0 Turbo To Go Head To Head With EcoBoost Mustang


One of the new generation six Camaro’s built on the new “Alpha” platform will offer a turbo charged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that will push out 275 horsepower.
This will be the standard engine, below the 335-hp V6 and the 455-hp V8 models.
The last time Chevrolet put a four cylinder in a Camaro was back in the 80’s when the car ran the infamous 2.5 liter “Iron Duke” that pushed out a measly 90hp , hey back then even the V8 only managed to put out around 200 horsepower - it was all about fuel economy not performance.
Now 30 plus years later, things have changed so much we can now achieve incredible performance and economy out of four cylinders thanks to new engineering and turbo technologies.
In a recent interview Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser called the new 2.0 Chevrolet four cylinder turbo a "rock star" and said that cars equipped with it feel lighter than V6 models. The new Camaro four banger will also put down 295 pound-feet of torque between 3,000-4,500 rpm and puts it down to the ground quicker than the V6 which is rated at 284 pound feet of torque at 5,300 rpm
Chevy expects the Camaro to hit 0-60 in under six seconds, according to press materials. The Mustang EcoBoost (310 hp, 320 lb-ft) clocks times in the low to mid five-second range so it looks like the aftermarket performance companies like BBK Performance will be able to make some great performance parts to really make the new Camaro perform like a “RockStar” against the 2015 Mustang Ecoboost. We can see the “Pony Wars” have already started!