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.