The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was unveiled earlier this year by General Motors, although, reservations are yet to begin. General Motors has made quite a few modifications to the vehicle, including sleeker body panels, additional details to both the exterior and the interior and new engine options.
With reports of the unveiling in place, an ordering guide revealing the technical specifications of the vehicle has been doing the rounds on the internet. According to the ordering guide, General Motors will offer two trim levels on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro – the LT and SS.
The primary difference between the two packages will be the engine layout, as we already reported. However, the guide is difficult to decipher for the layman. Hence, we have summarized the basic features of the upcoming Camaro.
First of all, both the SS and LT trims are available in two variants, namely 1 and 2. While package one is the base variant, package two is the top end model. General Motors has kept their 2.0-liter turbo engine block, which is capable of displacing 275 BHP along with 295 ft-lb of torque. This peppy powerhouse is rumored to return close to 30 MPG on the freeway.
A new 3.6-liter V6 engine block displacing 335 BHP and 284 ft-lb of torque is also on the cards, although, this variant showcases greater performance as compared to its predecessor. The LT1 features a small-block V8 engine, displacing 455 BHP along with 455 ft-lb of torque, making the next-gen Camaro SS the fastest production Camaro yet! The current generation Corvette block is also available on the vehicle.
All engine options are hooked on to General Motors’ six-speed manual or eight-speed transmission systems, ensuring smooth performance across the entire RPM range. While most car makers choose cosmetic upgrades over mechanical improvements while working on next-gen vehicles, General Motors has focused extensively on performance.
However, a few minor cosmetic upgrades have been incorporated too! However, unlike the Ford Mustang, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has taken design cues from its successful heritage, which ensures that the people like what they see. General Motors plan to stick to their roots, unlike Ford, who have been experimenting with their vintage look for quite a while now!
The sixth-generation Camaro SS looks aggressive, thanks to its stealthy design cues. The interior is lined with 5technologically advanced gadgetry along with a host of customizable features, including an 8-inch LCD touch screen, steering-wheel mounted controls, MyLink Infotainment and Bose 9-speaker audio device.
A host of trim upgrades are also in line, including aluminum door knobs, heated exterior mirrors, parking assistance, blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, dynamic lane change assist, wireless device charging port, heater steering wheel, driver seat memory package, heads up display, bright aluminum trim, ambient lighting and matching upholstery & dashboard.
Chevrolet is offering their Convenient and Lighting Package only on their range-topping Camaro 2LT, which includes a host of add-on features! The best part about the deal is that, despite the range of additional features, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro weighs 200 pounds lesser than its predecessor!
This in turn ensures seamless performance, including accurate handling and quick acceleration. Major improvements have been made to the Magnetic Ride Control active suspension too, which in turn ensure minimal body roll.
The Camaro is quick off the line and handles more like a Tuner. General Motors is trying to tame the beast on this one too, much like the Corvette ZR1 and they have been fairly successful so far, at least on paper.