2016 Chevrolet Camaro Engine Specs Leaked?6
CNBC’s Squawk Box morning show leaked photos of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro this morning, and now a source has handed the apparent engine lineup and output specs over to Jalopnik ahead of its debut in Detroit on Saturday.
The base engine in the sixth-generation pony car will reportedly be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder, likely a variation of the LTG engine in the Cadillac ATS and CTS, producing 270 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque. Next up will be a 3.6-liter V6, which could be the LGX V6 from the new CT6, with 330 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Finally, an LT1 6.2-liter V8 will round out the bunch, delivering 440 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque in SS models.
Unlike the Ford Mustang, the turbocharged four-cylinder is the entry-level engine in the Camaro’s range, whereas the V6 is the base engine in the Mustang. We assume Chevrolet did this as it’s a little easier to explain to consumers that the four-cylinder engine is cheaper than the V6, and they aren’t making an aggressive push to market a sub-brand similar to EcoBoost like Ford is.
Stay tuned as more information on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro comes to light following its official debut on Saturday.
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I think everyone seen this coming.. Only thing I don’t quiet understand is what engine layout will you compare the mustang and camaro to. The base engine in the camaro and mustangs are two different engines. Would you compare the mustang 2.3 turbo 4 to camaro’s new 3.6 V6. But that doesn’t really matter to me just the SS and above for me :). 440hp is pretty good since they won’t outdo or even out the camaro and corvette’s output. With it being over 200lbs lighter and having more horsepower and torque than the mustang, I think it has a pretty good chance in beating it in every level.. They done so great with the 5th gen camaro, can’t wait to see what they will do with these.. 1LE package for the SS please. And looking forward to the ZL1 and Z-28’s successors..
I think they could have tweaked the turbo 4 to get it at least 310 ish …. I realized at this point it’s 200 lbs lighter but I just think it doesn’t hurt to tweak a little bit more
I really had hoped that the Turbo would be over 300 and the torque would be higher.
But to do that they would have to make it premium required. That would not be good for a base engine. Now a later model with premium required and more power as an option would be ok.
The Turbo is here as it will be a part of the future as it has to be with the regulations coming. The impact will be less starting off as a base model first.
Question is…. what will the ZL1 and Z/28 upgrades get? Will they stay the same and roll out new models next year?
GM generally do not roll out new models all in the same year anymore. I would expect a year or for each special limited model to come out later. GM likes to do one new model each year to spread out the marketing and also to spread out the development cost and engineering man power.
I would expect a ZR1 or a replacement in 2017 and a Z28 a year later with special trim models in between like the color and trim models they offered on Gen5.
Ford is doing the same thing on the Stang too.
Well they had the new 2.5 if they added a supercharger it would be a 350 HP cult favorite Camaro. And kill all six banger competition.