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Old 02-27-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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Insider information on 6th Gen Camaro?

This is all only possible but still very interesting. Chevrolet is purportedly going to introduce two new Camaro models for the next gen Camaro in 2016 the Camaro Z-SPEC & Z/28 models. The Z/28 will be the second most powerful Camaro right under the ZL1 of course. The Z-SPEC will be one step above the base Camaro model. Heres the bad news though the base coupes will no longer have a V8 or V6 engine BUT a 2.0L turbocharged 4 cylinder making between 260-325 horsepower but will get 34MPG in the city & 47MPG on the highway. This could be devastating news for muscle car fans now. And it goes on to say the SS & Z/28 will be powered by the new Gen 5 V8 which is estimated to produce between 440-490hp and of course the ZL1 will be the top dog still with extreme horsepower numbers. Its going to be hard to get people into a base 4-cylinder Camaro.

http://www.lsxtv.com/news/insider-in...camaro-lineup/
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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If the V8 models are still available I'm not really sure what the big deal is with a 4-cylinder turbo model. Just buy the bigger engine.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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it won't be hard to get people into a 4-cyl camaro.... they're called 20-somethings... they want something that looks fast but also doesn't break the bank... There are a ton of sub 200HP coupes out there that young people buy for that exact reason. I personally wouldn't buy a 4cyl Camaro, but I can afford the gas.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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You're right - all that's gonna happen -- just as soon as John, Cheryl, Al and I do a break-dance on Jefferson Avenue in front of the RenCen.......



Believe nothing that you read in the media about any next-gen Camaro......

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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Thanks Scott for clearing that up.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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Hmmmm...........no 5th gen. Z/28....
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #8
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If any of these claims are true for the 6th Gen Camaro, as long as Chevy cuts out some weight I don't see anything wrong with having a turbocharged 4-cyl that puts out between 260-325 hp.

However, I will be shooting for the 6th Gen SS or Z28.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:49 AM   #9
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Well I was close, I did question whether the V8 would still be used. Im willing to bet the 7th gen would be a model that goes totally away from the v8 all together? Im curious about this 6th gen Z-28 though in style and looks. 440-490 HP sounds great
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #10
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Sorry but you just got your , but its ok.. you were trying to help so please do not go. But if you spread this non-sense this guywill



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Old 02-27-2012, 09:53 AM   #11
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NASCAR just got fuel injection......which has only been around for, oh, 20+ years. The V8 (regardless of generation) will not be going anywhere.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:54 AM   #12
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You're right - all that's gonna happen -- just as soon as John, Cheryl, Al and I do a break-dance on Jefferson Avenue in front of the RenCen.......
I have to admit - that'd be highly amusing to see. I'd buy tickets to see that.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:55 AM   #13
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I say take this with a grain of salt.

But I will say that I hope GM doesn't lose the V6 in the Camaro. Why not develop it just like the ATS which should be the same platform the next Camaro rides on. It already has a Turbo 4 and a V6, so why not offer that in the Camaro? V6 riding on that lighter platform with a modern transmission should easily be capable of low to mid 30s mpg on the highway. Not to mention also capable of mid to low 5 second 0 - 60 and mid to high 13s out of the box. Throw some simple bolt ons on there and you have a V6 that is nearing the capability of a modern SS L99

That leads me to my 2nd thought. 35mpg city and 45 highway on a turbo 4?????? No way will I believe it until I see it. There is no such thing as a turbo 4 with 300+ HP that can get close 40 combined mpg. If GM really can pull this off (and I don't think anyone can pull it off right now) well then props to them and I see why they'd offer a turbo 4 with those kinds of numbers. Holy geez...



...anyways GM if you are listening. Give us options. Let us pick a strung out 4, a strong 6, or the new 5.x liter DI V8.
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...anyways GM if you are listening. Give us options. Let us pick a strung out 4, a strong 6, or the new 5.x liter DI V8.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:10 AM   #15
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I think the engine changes (if any) are unfortunately due to the new 35.5mpg for 2016
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/regu.../420f10014.htm

I also read that in 2025 that its changing to 45mpg or 54mpg.

This is to avoid the gas guzzler tax I think.

Get your V8's now....
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #16
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You're right - all that's gonna happen -- just as soon as John, Cheryl, Al and I do a break-dance on Jefferson Avenue in front of the RenCen.......

Believe nothing that you read in the media about any next-gen Camaro......

(.......Hmmmmm......I think I've said THAT at least 17,000,232 times in the past.....---and I was right 17,000,231 times....)

The Fbodfather has spoken... all other comments that follow are irrelevant.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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I remember that initially GM was going to offer a turbo 4cyl on the current 5th gen but it never was produced. Either way I am safe because I already have one with the V8 and don't have this as my gas saver.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #18
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:18 AM   #19
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I think all of that info is what was expected, EPA restrictions get worse every year, good to hear about the Z28. And I would assume the next generation V8 to have hp gains in that area that the article stated
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If I had a nickel for every rumor of future cars which turned out to be true, I'd be broke.

I seriously LOL'd at the 47 MPG claim of a turbo 4 that pumps out 300 hp. Seriously LOL'd
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #22
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great MPG with 260-325 HP? a 4 cylinder Camaro?? this should be interesting.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #23
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You mean we can't believe everything, we read on the internets????


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Old 02-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #24
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Here's a relevant comment. When's GM true insiders going to give us any clue to facelift changes to the Gen5 or next Z/28?
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cant wait to get a zl1 on that new alpha plat form that thing will be a best!!!!!!!!!!
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