Chevrolet Reveals 2016 Camaro; Now More Powerful with 455hp V8 engine
Chevrolet has revealed the sixth-generation Camaro which boasts high level of refinement, performance and technology. The speedy saloon is offered with option of six all-new powertrains, including 2.0-litre Turbo, 3.6-litre V6 and the most powerful of them, the 6.2-litre V8 engine which gives an output of 455 hp with 617Nm of peak torque. Each powertrain is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
The all new Camaro features segment-first LED ambient lighting system which is integrated in the dash, door panels and center console, offering 24 different color options. On the technology front, 2016 Camaro gets all-new Drive Mode Selector with four different mode including Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and Track setting for SS model. Inside the cabin, the car also gets high-definition, configurable 8-inch-diagonal color screen.
In addition, the Magnetic Ride Control is available on the Camaro SS for the first time. Previously limited to the Camaro ZL1, the active suspension reads road and driving conditions 1,000 times per second, and automatically adjusts the damper settings to optimize ride comfort and control.
Depending on the model, Camaro’s mass has been reduced by 200 pounds and approximately 70 percent of the architectural components are unique to Camaro. Through extensive computer-aided engineering, structural rigidity was increased by 28 percent, while the body-in-white mass was reduced by 133 pounds (60.5 kg).
“Redesigning the Camaro is thrilling and challenging all at once, but the secret is to offer something more,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Product Development. “For Camaro enthusiasts, it retains iconic design cues and offers even more performance. For a new generation of buyers, the 2016 Camaro incorporates our most innovative engineering ideas with finely honed performance and leading design.”
The 2016 Camaro will be manufactured at GM’s Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Mich.