The previous generation of the Camaro was a success managing to outsell the Mustang each and every year since it was released. However, despite that, Chevy was a bit down on certain features and it was left behind by the new generation of the Mustang. The sixth generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has been rumored for quite some time and not too long ago some spy shots of a prototype surfaced. However, besides that there really wasn’t that much information about it. Well, on 16th of May 2015 the new model has been released and the end result is a lot better than many expected.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Platform, Design
First of all, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is in fact based on an entirely new platform, GM’s own Alpha, which has been around on the CTS and on the ATS, two cars which have been praised for their driving dynamics highly superior to the usual muscle car and very close to the German super saloons. The Camaro Six is looking to take the same road, but in fact the platform has been modified a lot in order to make it fit for a muscle car. This is also the first time when an adaptive suspension system is available on the higher end versions of the model. In terms of braking, all variants come with Brembo 11,4-inch rotors at the front and 11,3-inch rotors at the back. These can be further upgraded to 13,4-inch rotors in the front and 13,3-inch rotors at the back with standard 18-inch wheels, which should make the Camaro quite a capable car in terms of stopping.
The exterior of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro can be considered more of an evolution than a full redesign which is fine considering there was nothing wrong with the previous model. However, the sedan shrunk by quite a lot when compared with the previous model, allowing Chevrolet to make it look a bit more agile. In the front there is a revised front bumper, while both the front and back lights are using LEDs as standard. Just as we said, 18-inch wheels are standard and the SS model should come with a set of 19-inch rims and high performance tires as well as the upgraded Brembo brake package. The interior has been redesigned and it features a flat-bottom steering wheel, an 8-inch screen as standard, and an optional one in the instrument cluster. Better materials have been used, but we will have to wait until the Chevy Camaro 2016 is going to be released in order to see an actual production model.
Engines, Specs, 0-60 MPH, Transmission
Engine wise, this is the second time in the car’s life when a 4-cylinder engine is available. However, unlike in the Ford Mustang, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro comes as standard with a 2-liter turbocharged I-4 able to generate 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, which should be more than enough to get it to 60 miles per hour in under 6 seconds. Higher up the trim ladder, there is a naturally aspirated 3.6L V-6, similar to that in the previous model. However, this engine is good for 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque which is quite a lot from an aspirated V-6.
The top of the range will still remain a V-8, but this time this is identical to that in the Corvette, a powerful, naturally aspirated 6.2L model, which can provide as much as 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. That is more than 10% over the previous SS model. This should allow it to compete with the Ford Mustang on the same level and even beat it on the track thanks to its highly improved chassis. In terms of transmission we don’t know that much just yet, but some sources claim that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro should be available with a 6-speed manual as standard and an 8-speed automatic as an option.
#CamaroSix Release Date, Price
General Motors revealed the prices of all 2016 Chevrolet Camaro models. It was already released on the market. The base 1LT model starts at $25,700 and can reach the price of $27,195, depending on the engine and transmission choice. The 2LT model’s price ranges between $29,800 and $31,295. The 1SS variant with a manual gearbox starts at $36,300 and model with an automatic is available for $37,795. The most expensive is the 2SS, which sells for $41,300 and $42,795.
You might also be interested in the convertible variant.